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From Naples: Private Capri Boat Excursion

1. From Naples: Private Capri Boat Excursion

The port where private boats embark in Naples is called Mergellina. The port where the cruise ships come in is called Beverello. If you are arriving by cruise ship, a driver can be arranged to meet your below your cruise ship. They will then take you to Mergellina, where your private boat will be waiting.  The captain will pick you up at the pier and head along the coastline towards the Island of Capri. You will see the Sorrento Coast on one side and the island of Capri in front of you, with Naples and Mt. Vesuvius to your right as you cross the Bay of Naples. The views are spectacular.  You will cross the Bay of Naples to Capri, stopping to swim in various caves/ lagoons, checking out the rock formations and learning a bit about the island.  One of the best parts about chartering a boat is that the captain is a local of the area.  Ask him about the coastline and he will be more than happy to give you some information about what you are seeing as well as insider tips regarding the best things to do and see. This will allow you to experience the Amalfi Coast through the eyes of a local rather than a tourist. The service is also luxurious so relax on the sundeck, enjoy the views, stop to swim in the various bays and enjoy local snacks and beverages that are provided onboard. It is recommended to stop for a seaside lunch, as this is a culinary paradise of Italy, serving fresh seafood and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Your captain can provide you with some good restaurant suggestions where the boat can pull up directly. Itinerary highlights: - The Blue, Green and White Grotto - Casa Malaparte: a beautiful, architecturally historic building on the eastern end of the island sitting 32 feet above the sea on a cliff - Punta Carena: the famous lighthouse on Capri, construction began in 1862 - Marina Piccola: a famous docking spot for yachts of the rich and famous - I Faraglioni: the symbol of Capri and the backdrop to many designer ads, most notably D&G Light Blue perfume

From Rome: Naples & Pompeii Guided Day Trip with Lunch

2. From Rome: Naples & Pompeii Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day tour of Naples and Pompeii follwing the "Highway of the Sun," through the fertile Roman countryside of the "Castelli Romani." Approximately halfway along the highway, you will see the Abbey of Montecassino, which was destroyed in a famous battle during the Second World War. Descend towards the port of Mergellina, and follow the coastal road to the ancient fishing quarter of Santa Lucia. Enjoy the views of Naples' impressive Castel dell’Ovo. Continue to Naples' historic city center, where your city tour will include all the major highlights, such as the Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, San Carlo Opera House, Gallery of Umberto I, and the imposing Maschio Angioino. Depart Naples and cross the valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Ercolano, Torre del Greco, and Torre Annunziata before arriving at Pompeii, where you will break for lunch. Continue after lunch with a guided visit to the extraordinary excavations. A local guide will explain Pompeii's tragic story from an archaeological perspective and uncover what has lain beneath the ashes since the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your Pompeii tour lasts about 2 hours, covering all the highlights of the scientific discoveries made 1,700 years after the devastating volcanic eruption. At the end of your Pompeii tour, return by coach to Rome. Along the way, you will stop to visit a coral and cameo factory, where you can admire and purchase items of the ancient craft that dates back to Greek times.

From Naples: Private Boat Tour to Capri and Positano

3. From Naples: Private Boat Tour to Capri and Positano

Embark on a day all about you and explore the highlights of Capri and Positano from the comfort of a private boat with a local captain. You will begin in the morning (time can possibly be customized for your convenience) from Mergellina Port and cruise across the bay of Naples towards Capri. Get your camera ready because you will have unrivaled views of the active volcano Mount Vesuvius behind you, the thermal Island of Ischia to your right, the Sorrento coastline to your left and the island of Capri directly in front of you.  Once you arrive in Capri the captain will show you all of the not-to-be-missed sites such as the Blue Grotto, the White Grotto, the Green Grotto, the Coral Grotto, Faraglioni Rock Formations, Marina Piccola, the natural arc, and much, much more. Enjoy a cool swim off the boat if you would like, or simply take in the views from the comfort of the cushioned sundeck or shaded seating on board. Whatever you choose you will not be disappointed with Capri's natural wonders. After touring the highlights of Capri from the sea, the captain will cruise toward the fishing village of Nerano in the Gulf of Salerno. Nerano is home to the original pasta and zucchini dish and this is a great place to stop around lunchtime to experience the local cuisine. Continue over to Li Galli private islands (which some have dubbed "Dolphin Island", due to it's unique aerial dolphin shape.) This is one of the most important sites dating back to when Ulysses heard a song of the sirens as he sailed through. Li Galli islands also have an underwater nature preserve and is favorite place to stop for a swim.  Your last stop is Positano where you can enjoy some free time to explore this jet-set village. Browse the boutiques, ice-cream shops and local artisan studios. There is so much to see in this wonderful little village that has become famous throughout the world. At the end of the day you will be dropped back off in Naples unless you choose to end your Tour in Positano. This is a day that is not to be missed.

From Rome: Pompeii & Naples Private Full-Day Tour

4. From Rome: Pompeii & Naples Private Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a private day trip from Rome to the ruins of Pompeii and the modern day city of Naples, traveling by comfortable Mercedes. Your tour includes 2 hours with a guide in Pompeii, a lunch stop on the slopes of Vesuvius, and free sightseeing time in Naples. Following your hotel pick-up, your driver will drive directly to the entrance of Pompeii, situated on a volcanic plateau on the southern slope of Mt. Vesuvius. Learn the tragic story behind the everyday Roman town as you wander the streets between former houses and shops. Relive the last moments before they were buried by the eruption of Vesuvius. Marvel at the Marina Gate, and Basilica (Court House). See where the citizens gathered at the Stabian Baths and Theatres. You will even visit the old brothel (Lupanar), and a former bakery. Admire mosaic tiles at sites such as the House of Faun and House of the Tragic Poet, as well as plaster casts that depict Pompeii's residents caught in the poses at the moment they died. After a meal in a typical restaurant on the slopes of the Mt. Vesuvius, continue with a scenic drive of Naples, where your driver will tell you about the highlights of the city so that you can make the most of your sightseeing time alone. Pass through busy Piazza Garibaldi, and watch the bustle of pedestrians on Corso Umberto Primo. Look at the cruise liners in the Port of Naples, and travel down the breathtaking promenade of the Riviera di Chiaia. Go to the harbor of Mergellina to look at the luxury yachts, and travel uphill to Posillipo for views across the sea to Capri.

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What people are saying about Mergellina

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Very good experience, excellent guides very attentive and concerned about details, also a delicious lunch and comfortable bus, expectations were met, Cristina very cordial and friendly

Roberta (our guide) and Gianni (our driver) were excellent. They both were so knowledgeable about Naples and Pompeii. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Very well the objective is fulfilled... short visit in Naples enough to know that it can be the next destination and wonderful Pompeii

Excellent, it exceeded expectations mainly because of the guides, very solicitous and with the effective concern to pass on knowledge.

Excellent. Big day! Lunch was great and Pompeii was wonderful.