Gardens of Augustus Tours

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Perched atop the dramatic cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples and just a short stroll from Capri’s central Piazzetta square, the lush Gardens of Augustus are a quiet oasis offering mesmerizing views of the tiny cove of Marina Piccola and the soaring Faraglioni sea stacks just off shore.
 
The Basics
Laid out by Friedrich August Krupp in the early 20th century, these exquisite botanical gardens are a tribute to Capri’s native flora, with flower-lined footpaths, lawns, and monumental fountains; and terraced gardens bursting with vibrant geraniums and dahlias. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the park is its striking location directly above Via Krupp, a paved switchback footpath that snakes down the cliff side to the water’s edge below. The path has been closed due to rock slides, but the view of its zigzagging path from above is unforgettable.
 
The Gardens of Augustus is one of the most beloved attractions on the island of Capri, and a highlight of any tour, day trip, or shore excursion to the island from Rome, Naples, or Sorrento. Most boat tours or day cruises to the island include free time on land to explore sights like the gardens and the Charterhouse of San Giacomo, along with a sail around Capri’s coast and a stop to visit the Blue Grotto.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most of the towns of Capri and Anacapri are pedestrian only, so must be explored on foot. The lanes are often steep and paved with cobblestones, so wear comfortable shoes and, in summer, sunscreen and a hat. 
  • The gardens are not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers due to stairs at the entrance.
  • There are sweeping views from the panoramic overlooks in the gardens, so bring your camera.
  • No food or drink is allowed inside the gardens.
  • Visitors must stay on the footpaths, so young children who may be tempted to strike out across the lawns should be carefully supervised.
 
How to Get There
The Gardens of Augustus are adjacent the Charterhouse of San Giacomo in the center of Capri town. From the main Piazzetta square, follow Via Vittorio Emanuele to Via Federico Serena, and then take Via Matteotti to the garden entrance.
 
When to Get There
The gardens are lovely when there are few visitors, so time your visit either in the early morning or late afternoon.
 
The Marvelous Via Krupp
The Gardens of Augustus overlook one of the most remarkable feats of engineering on the island of Capri: the paved pedestrian footpath that follows a series of switchbacks steeply down the mountainside from the gardens to sea level below. Commissioned by the German steel magnate Friedrich Alfred Krupp at the beginning of the 20th century to provide a route to reach his private yacht moored below, this magnificently scenic route clinging to the cliffside has been closed for the past few years due to falling rocks.
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Address: Via Matteotti, Capri 80073, Italy
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Small-Group Capri Day Cruise from Sorrento

Hop on a traditional wooden boat in Sorrento and set sail in the Gulf of Naples to the island of Capri. Explore the famed Blue Grotto and the Gardens of Augustus (at own expense), and learn about the history of the place on the boat ride over from your skipper. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 participants, ensuring you'll have plenty attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$80.55 USD
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Capri and Blue Grotto Private Full Day from Rome

Nestled in the pretty Bay of Naples, Capri Island boasts some of Italy’s most beautiful natural treasures—but its remote location makes access from Rome a challenge. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Rome hotel and reach Capri Island with ease by rapid hydrofoil. With all your transportation covered and entry fees included, take in top sites of interest including the Gardens of Augustus and the Blue Grotto.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Capri and Anacapri Day Tour from Naples

The island communes of Capri and Anacapri lie tantalizingly close to Naples—just a short cruise across the Gulf of Naples—offering the perfect escape from city life. This tour includes round-trip travel from your hotel in Naples and a traditional Italian 3-course lunch, so you can relax and soak up the island scenery. Discover top attractions including the Augustus Gardens, stroll the picturesque streets of Capri, and enjoy sweeping views over the Bay of Naples.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$92.06 USD
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Semi-Private: Discover Sorrento and Capri - from Positano

Voyage to the enchanting island of Capri on a boat tour from Positano. Depart the Amalfi Coast with a small group and experienced captain, stopping along the way to admire legendary landmarks like the Blue Grotto and cool off with a swim in the sea. Disembark to explore the main town of Capri at your leisure, and drop anchor in lovely Sorrento on the way back for a sweet limoncello tasting.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$148.45 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Semi-Guided Capri Island Tour Including Lunch

Get the best of both worlds with this half-day visit to Capri, including guided tours of the island’s major attractions plus free time to wander at your own pace. Head out on Capri’s dramatic coastal roads with your knowledgeable guide up to the hilltop town of Anacapri to see the Villa San Michele and its gardens (own expense). Afterward, the island of Capri is yours to explore on your own - from the famous Blue Grotto to the heights of Mt Solaro to the chic shops that line the pedestrian-friendly streets. Your day ends with a guided walking tour of the town of Capri, followed by an optional visit to the Gardens of Augustus.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Full-Day Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Rome

This full-day tour from Rome takes all the hassle out of visiting the scenic island of Capri. After a 1-hour train journey from Rome, meet your guide in Naples and skim over the water in a jetfoil to Capri. See the island’s key highlights in a single day, from the Blue Grotto and Mount Solaro to the towns of Capri and Anacapri, as well as the Gardens of Augustus.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Semi-Private: Discover Sorrento and Capri - from Amalfi

Visit one of Italy’s most coveted island destinations—and leave the logistics to someone else—on this full-day, small-group tour of Capri. Set off in the morning from Amalfi, and head to the port at Sorrento. There, you’ll board your vessel and will journey to Capri, admiring the picturesque highlights of the Sorrento coast as you go. Upon arrival, make numerous stops for swimming and snorkeling; visit the Blue Grotto (own expense) and other coastal highlights; enjoy time to explore on foot; and relax with on-board refreshments.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Discover Capri Island by boat - from Rome

Trade the bustling city for a day exploring one of Italy’s most beautiful island destinations on this small-group tour of Capri. In the morning, transfer from Rome to Naples via high-speed train, after which you’ll head to the port and climb aboard your boat. Upon arrival in Capri, you can explore its hidden caves and grottoes, take swimming and snorkeling breaks, and enjoy several hours to discover its highlights on foot. Wind down the tour with a celebratory limoncello tasting.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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Private Capri Day Trip From Rome with Hotel Pickup

Blue skies, azure waters, panoramic views, and picturesque cafes capture the essence of the Island of Capri. Enjoy a hassle-free full-day tour away from the tourist crowds of Rome, including seamless transportation and a private guide. Your professional, English speaking guide is by your side to help you explore Capri like a local, from historic landmarks to stunning views to the best shopping and tastiest foods.
  • Duration: 12 to 13 hours
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$322.22 USD
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  • Duration: 12 to 13 hours
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Capri and Blue Grotto from Naples Cruise Port Private Shore Excursion

Maximize time in Naples with a private shore excursion to the island of Capri and its famous Blue Grotto. Explore Capri with a local guide including the historic center of Anacapri and views of the Faraglioni Rocks. Board a small boat for a cruise around the Blue Grotto, a scenic sea cave, and enjoy free time for shopping and lunch overlooking the sea.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Capri Highlights Tour from Naples

Gain an insider’s perspective of Capri, hailed as one of Italy’s most beautiful islands, on this comprehensive 7-hour tour from Naples. Travel with ease in an air-conditioned vehicle and tick off Capri highlights such as the Gardens of Augustus, Anacapri, and the Villa San Michele. Please your palate with lunch in an Italian restaurant and enjoy free time to explore Capri’s center, replete with exclusive boutiques and traditional cafes. Lunch is included. Ferry fare and entrance fees are payable at your own expense.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$126.59 USD
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Capri Day and Night Tour from Sorrento

Experience the magic of Capri by day and by night on this unique boat excursion from Sorrento. Arrive in the afternoon as the island is bathed in golden light, and take a guided walking tour of the heart of Capri Town. Enjoy several hours of leisure time to shop, explore and dine as the sun goes down, the daytime crowds disperse and the island’s evening enchantment begins. Admire Capri’s glittering lights on the private, chartered journey back to Sorrento in the late evening.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Luxury Day trip to Capri from Rome

Live ‘la dolce vita’ on Italy’s most glamorous island with a small-group day trip from Rome to Capri. All the details are arranged, including hotel transfers to the port of Naples and a boat ride to the island, so you can relax and enjoy the idyllic retreat of emperors and movie stars. Explore highlights like the ancient Augustus Gardens, ritzy Piazetta, and the yacht-filled Marina Grande on a tour of Anacapri village, traveling with a guide and a small group for a more intimate escape.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$207.14 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Luxury Day trip to Capri from Naples

Discover the charms of Capri on this day trip from Naples. After convenient hotel pick-up, head to the Naples port and travel to the lovely island of Capri. Visit Anacapri, the Piazetta, and the Gardens of Augustus. Travel along Via Camerelle and Via Tregare to the charming village center. Enjoy a local lunch and admire the striking views of the Faraglioni before your return to Naples.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$184.13 USD
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