En intressant resa, trots att vi inte kunna besöka Blå grottan och det mesta var stängt. Guiderna var trevliga och tydliga, men de kunna gärna ha berättat mera om vad vi såg både under buss- och båtresan. Det hade också varit bra om guidningen bara var på ett språk. Hade gärna också haft ett stopp där bussen vände på Anacapri. Promenaderna på Capri var fina.
The Capri Day Trip was probably the highlight of our Italian vacation. We loved every minute of it - even the bus ride! Our tour leader Christina was EXCELLENT - she is brilliant, a multi-lingual expert of the Gulf of Naples and Italy in general. She is very sweet and knowledgable - she can speak English, French, Italian, Spanish, and probably more languages. She made us feel very safe and taken care of. Do not pass up the opportunity to go to Capri - it is truly amazing and breathtaking.
We didn't opt for the tour of the Blue Grotto - instead, we went up to Anacapri and took the Cable Car up to the top - what a view! We had a drink and took in the sights in this amazing hidden gem.
Lunch was good, it wasn't your typical gourmet Italian cuisine, but for an included lunch it was certainly great.
We took a boat ride around the island of Capri which was so amazing to do, and what a way to see the other parts of the Island and bask in the hot Italian sun! We had great company on this boat ride, it was a wonderful add-on to take part in.
Not to worry about comfort stops - we took one break on the way to Naples and then another stop on the way back to Rome. We could grab a quick lunch or coffee, use the restroom, etc. It was perfect!
The day was truly the highlight of our trip and we will never forget how happy, and thankful we were for visiting such a beautiful place.
Please, if you have the chance, book this tour!! I can guarantee that if you take the cable car and the boat ride on the island, you will have a wonderful time and bring home so many happy memories.
PS. Buy wine at the lunch place and bring it on board the boat for the boat ride - such a great idea that a few of us travellers did!
So I will start with the positives. Capri was stunning and I'm so happy I got to see it in the short time I was in Italy. Transportation was made simple and I didn't feel at all stressed getting to and from.
For the negatives, being such a long day and having such a short time on Capri, I didn't understand the rest stop that we made. I was jetlagged and planned this trip knowing I could catch up on some sleep on the bus ride, but as soon as I fell asleep I was told I had to get off the bus for the 30 minutes we were at the rest stop. I'd rather spend that 30 minutes on the island!!
We had a very large group and I felt like there was a lot of wasted time trying to gather everyone up throughout the day. Again, you're on the island for such a short time, so I was frustrated by this.
For a steep price, I expected more. We were told at the beginning of the tour that we'd get a panoramic view of the island. Come to find out once the time came, we had to pay 11 Euro to take a chairlift to see the panoramic view. I felt like for the price I paid, this should have been included or at least told in the tour details that this was excluded.
Lunch was the most forgettable I had in Italy not bad but not what I would have chosen. I would have rather they didn't include lunch, gave us an hour back for free time to get lunch of our choice, and instead include the chairlift or the blue grotto in the price of the tour.
I think this would be a great day trip for someone who wants to squeeze Capri in and doesn't want the stress of planning how to get there, where to get lunch, etc... For me, I wish I had saved the money, taken the high speed train to Naples and taken the ferry on my own and I would have gotten much more time on the island for a cheaper price.