Looking for one of the best Rome day trips? Travel to Capri, an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, on this day trip with an experienced guide. You’ll journey by coach to Naples, where you’ll cross the deep blue sea by boat to reach the isle of Capri. Enjoy lunch in Anacapri, a hilltop village with wonderful views, and then explore the main town of Capri independently. You can also take a boat tour to Capri’s famous Blue Grotto, if you wish.
Capri day trip from Rome with an expert local guide
Travel from Rome to Naples, admiring the picturesque Castelli Romani landscape
Cross to the island of Capri by boat and then visit the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) if you wish
Visit the charming village of Anacapri for lunch and enjoy views of the Bay of Naples
See top Naples attractions like Castel Nuovo as you return to Rome
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Capri is well worth the trip from Rome! Escape the hectic city for blissful views, quaint shops and the ethereally beautiful Blue Grotto.
After pickup from your hotel or meeting point, your Rome to Capri day trip starts with the approximate 3-hour drive south to Naples, capital of Italy’s Campania region. Along the way, admire the landscape of Castelli Romani (Roman Castles) and sights like the Abbey of Montecassino, a hilltop Benedictine monastery. When you arrive at the port of Naples, board a hydrofoil boat or catamaran for the 45-minute ride across the Tyrrhenian Sea to Capri, a fashionable island that sits just off Italy’s famed Amalfi Coast. You’ll pull into Marina Grand, where you can transfer over to a rowboat for a guided journey along the shoreline to see the fascinating Blue Grotto, Capri’s most famous natural sight (entry at your own expense). The grotto’s enchanting blue color comes from rays that enter from under the water and a small beam of light from the cave’s only entrance. Back on the island, head up to the small village of Anacapri by coach to enjoy hilltop views of the Bay of Naples with free time for lunch at a local trattoria. Then go back down the hill to the town of Capri, the island’s main settlement, where you can walk around on your own. Go shopping for souvenirs or check out sights like Piazza Umberto before it's time to catch the boat back to Naples, where you’ll re-board the coach for the return drive to Rome. As you leave Naples, catch sight of landmarks like Castel Nuovo, Certona di San Martino and Palazzo Reale. Then relax on the journey back to Rome, where your day trip ends at a drop-off point near Termini Station or one of the following locations, if you prefer: Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia or Piazza della Repubblica (just let your guide know). Please note: In rare cases of very bad weather, boats to Capri are cancelled; if this happens, you’ll spend the day exploring Naples and the ancient ruins of Pompeii, a World Heritage Site, with your guide. No refund will be due.
The tour company picked us up at our hotel, which made it easy to get to the bus that was taking us to Naples and then Capri. The tour quide on the bus was extremely knowledgeable and kept us informed on where we were on out trip and the history or sites we were passing. We stopped going and coming for a break on this 2-1/2 bus ride. When we got to Naples we were escorted to the docks to catch a boat to Capri. Getting to Capri we split up depending on what we wanted to do and met later for lunch at the top of a hill with a view of the island. Lunch was incredible with excellent service and great choice of food. I took a sky ride up to the top of the mountain which was spectacular. After a free hour after lunch to shop we went back down to the docks, boarded a boat to Naples and then a bus back to Rome. It was a long day but we were entertained the entire trip. The bus crew was nice enough to ride around central Rome and dropped most of us at or close to our hotel which saved up a cab ride back. Great tour, well organized and great guides.
Guides were pleasant and helpful.
Although the time was very limited and rushed on the island, we did see a lot.
The bus ride to the Annacapri was a thrill for sure! Take the time to go to the top of the mountain via the chairlift. Breathtaking views!!
We also did the boat tour around the island. The captain was excellent at navigating into some close attractions! Beautiful to see the island from this perspective too.
The lunch included was okay but not as good as we expected.
The tour, the tour guide, The toward self and the lunch were all very good. The thing that almost ruin this for me was that the return bus driver dropped me off 30 minutes away by walking from my hotel. It was late at night dark and I was traveling as a solo and he claimed he could not get any closer to the Spanish steps other than 30 minutes away. That was really unacceptable and maybe still very unsafe!
So glad I chose this day trip to Capri!A bit of a long drive, but the bus was comfortable and the guides were great. Capri was beautiful!Make sure to take the lift to the top. I think it was 8 euros. We could not do the blue grotto because the tide was too high, so instead did the boat tour around the island, which was fantastic! Lunch was provided and it was good. My only criticism is there is a lot squeezed in to the day and you can sometimes feel rushed, but in the end, you feel that you got your money's worth.
Our 7;10AM pick-up at our hotel was right on time, and the ride to Naples, although long, was comfortable. It included a rest stop for food and restrooms. There wasn't a lot of narration along the way, but enough to get a sense for the countryside. Capri provided some great views, especially from the top of the gondola ride, and also some nifty and exciting driving from the local bus drivers. Lunch was good although kind of hectic The Blue Grotto was closed which disappointed some, but the single chair gondola ride did provide for some excitement.The ride back was long with, in my opinion, a needless stop which got us back to the hotel at 9:30PM.
Amazing sight only if one takes the boat ride along the island. Highly recommendable. The Blue Grotto tour Optional 2.5 hrs.waiting time for 5 minutes of pleasure. Up to each individual to comment. The Anacapri tour and lunch is OK. Mostly meant for tourist to spend at the shops.