Insight Vacations Optional Excursion: Capri Small Boat Island Tour

Insight Vacations Optional Excursion: Capri Small Boat Island Tour

Insight Vacations Optional Excursion: Capri Small Boat Island Tour

Insight Vacations Optional Excursion: Capri Small Boat Island Tour

If your travels bring you all the way to the Isle of Capri, it makes sense to take advantage of the opportunity to cruise at a relaxing pace around the island. That’s just what we did with this optional tour offering on our Insight Vacations Italian Escapade tour. (The tour itinerary has the group going by ferry from Sorrento over to Capri for several hours.)

Insight Vacations Optional Excursion: Capri Small Boat Island Tour

Insight Vacations Optional Excursion: Capri Small Boat Island Tour

Evoking classic picture postcard shots, the turquoise-colored water and breathtaking sheer cliffs were ours to behold on this one-hour cruise. Our guide, Willy, provided narration for the group of 22 on our private boat. The sunny weather on the 9:25 AM departure was a bonus and the breeze made for a bit of a chop in this heavenly slice of the Tyrrhenian Sea (part of the Mediterranean Sea).

Capri Boat Ride Optional Excursion Guide, Willy

Capri Boat Ride Optional Excursion Guide, Willy

Our cruise did not circumnavigate the entire island, but our hour bobbing along this dramatic coastline left us with a memorable impression. We saw several grottos and the famous Faraglioni Rocks, three immense limestone stacks that rise above the sea.

Capri Grotto

Capri Grotto

It is easy to see why this island was a favorite holiday destination for the Roman emperors – its beauty is intoxicating. Absorbing the view from our cruise certainly added to our own appreciation of this resort island.

Turquoise water around Capri

Turquoise water around Capri

Cruising around the Isle of Capri

Cruising around the Isle of Capri

We returned to the Marina Grande, rode the funicular to the actual town of Capri and were treated to the island specialty of a lemon granita by our Tour Director, Mark. We then had about an hour and a half to stroll at our leisure before travelling by taxi back down to the dock for our approximate 40-minute return ferry ride to Sorrento.

Capri Faraglioni Rock Formations

Capri Faraglioni Rock Formations

Optional Excursion: Amalfi Coast Drive & Positano

Next… Pompeii – Coming soon!

Previous: Insight Vacations Italian Escapade Tour –  Tour Overview | Meet and Greet in Rome! | Rome with Local Historian | Skip the Lines – Vatican Museums | Siena | Florence & Michelangelo’s David | Florence to Pisa | Exploring Baveno and Stresa on Lake Maggiore | Prosecco at Fratelli Berlucchi Vineyard | Visiting the Medieval City of Verona | Venice and Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal | Murano Glass and Venice Gondola Ride | Classe and Assisi | Assisi to Sorrento | Sorrento Farm Dinner | Visiting Capri |

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Note: WAVEJourney were guests of Insight Vacations for their April 30 – May 12, 2013 Italian Escapade tour. Read our full disclosure statement to see that this has no effect on our reviews.

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