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Tickets to the Blue Grotto in Capri

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Mobile Ticket
8 hr.
  • The Blue Grotto ticket lets you witness sunlight illuminating the cavern with a surreal glow, reflecting off the white sand sea bottom.
  • This ticket is valid only for access to the cave. A boat service is available on-site at a cost of €11.
  • Float under the meter-high cave lying on your back on the boat, and float through 60 meters of this ethereal wonder.
  • Hop aboard an exhilarating rowboat ride and experience the acoustic wonder of the Grotto as Neapolitan songs echo off the stone walls.
  • The Blue Grotto ticket lets you witness sunlight illuminating the cavern with a surreal glow, reflecting off the white sand sea bottom.
  • This ticket is valid only for access to the cave. A boat service is available on-site at a cost of €11.
  • Float under the meter-high cave lying on your back on the boat, and float through 60 meters of this ethereal wonder.
  • Hop aboard an exhilarating rowboat ride and experience the acoustic wonder of the Grotto as Neapolitan songs echo off the stone walls.

Inclusions

  • Access to the Blue Grotto

Exclusions

  • Boat service (available on-site at €11)
  • Tip: The waters around the grotto are full of sea life. Keep your eyes peeled for fish and maybe even an octopus!
  • A payment of €11 must be made in cash directly at the venue to supplement the boat service.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.
  • It's not allowed to swim in the Grotto or drop anything into the sea. Smoking, using open flames, and introducing dogs and other animals are strictly prohibited.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Blue Grotto in Capri + Villa Jovis with Audio Guide Tickets

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Mobile Ticket
Audio Guide
  • With this cost-saving combo, explore the majestic Blue Grotto and wander through the ruins of Villa Jovis dating back to the 1st century with an audio guide.
  • Listen closely to the eerie echoes of Neapolitan songs bouncing off the cave walls.
  • At Villa Jovis, take a peek into the kitchen of ancient Rome where all meals were prepared and enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples.
  • Benefit from the audio guide available in 5 languages to learn about Emperor Tiberius's method of punishing disobedience by pushing people over the cliff.
  • With this cost-saving combo, explore the majestic Blue Grotto and wander through the ruins of Villa Jovis dating back to the 1st century with an audio guide.
  • Listen closely to the eerie echoes of Neapolitan songs bouncing off the cave walls.
  • At Villa Jovis, take a peek into the kitchen of ancient Rome where all meals were prepared and enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples.
  • Benefit from the audio guide available in 5 languages to learn about Emperor Tiberius's method of punishing disobedience by pushing people over the cliff.

Inclusions

Blue Grotto

  • Access to the Blue Grotto

Villa Jovis

  • Entry to Villa Jovis
  • Audio guide in Italian, English, French, German & Spanish

Blue Grotto

  • Tip: Take some time to explore other attractions on the island of Capri, such as the Faraglioni rock formations or the picturesque town of Anacapri.
  • Swimming in the Grotto is restricted.
  • Keep in mind Alcohol, Smoking, and Flames are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • It’s recommended to wear non-slip, lace-up, or flat shoes.

Villa Jovis

  • Tip: Keep your eye peeled for Villa Jovis' ancient rainwater cisterns, showcasing Roman ingenuity hundreds of years ago!
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a fair amount of walking.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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From Naples/Pompeii: All-Inclusive Tour of Capri

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€112.50
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Mobile Ticket
10 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Enjoy the comfortable, convenient, and hassle-free ferry ride to the island of Capri while passing by the beautiful town of Sorrento.
  • Stroll through the island once you reach it, and enjoy its streets and the famous deep crystalline sea beaches.
  • Visit the famous fashion house, the typical local craft shops, or attractions like Faraglioni, Marina Piccola, and the magnificent caves.
  • Want to dive into the stories hidden in the azure waves of Capri and Anacapri islands? Upgrade to enjoy the company of expert guides and small groups.
  • Enjoy the comfortable, convenient, and hassle-free ferry ride to the island of Capri while passing by the beautiful town of Sorrento.
  • Stroll through the island once you reach it, and enjoy its streets and the famous deep crystalline sea beaches.
  • Visit the famous fashion house, the typical local craft shops, or attractions like Faraglioni, Marina Piccola, and the magnificent caves.
  • Want to dive into the stories hidden in the azure waves of Capri and Anacapri islands? Upgrade to enjoy the company of expert guides and small groups.

Inclusions

  • Round trip boat transfers to Capri
  • Priority boarding
  • Detailed map of the area
  • Island tour by boat
  • Visit to the White and Green grottos and the Faraglioni rocks (optional)
  • Round-trip minibus transfers from Naples (optional)
  • English-speaking guide (optional)

Exclusions

  • Food and beverages
  • Entrance ticket to the Blue Grotto (available at an extra cost)
  • Tip: Into caves? Look out for the fascinating White Grotto, Green Grotto, Coral Grotto, and above all the famous Blue Grotto.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Sorrento: Guided Tour of Capri, Anacapri & Blue Grotto with Round-Trip Boat Transfers

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Mobile Ticket
7 hr. - 8 hr.
  • Admire the beauty of Capri on a guided tour, visit the many gems offered by the coast of the Mediterranean, and enjoy a meal at a traditional restaurant in Anacapri.
  • Take a ferry ride from Sorrento and sail along the panoramic coast of the Mediterranean Sea to reach the poetic island of Capri.
  • Visit the Villa San Michele, which houses historical relics and artwork from classical antiquity and the ancient Egyptian era.
  • Explore the rich flora of Capri at the terraces of the Garden of Augustus that overlook the sea and enjoy the picturesque view.
  • Reach the summit of Monte Solaro by a chairlift and get a glimpse of the mesmerizing beauty of Capri from the peak, standing among the clouds.
  • Admire the beauty of Capri on a guided tour, visit the many gems offered by the coast of the Mediterranean, and enjoy a meal at a traditional restaurant in Anacapri.
  • Take a ferry ride from Sorrento and sail along the panoramic coast of the Mediterranean Sea to reach the poetic island of Capri.
  • Visit the Villa San Michele, which houses historical relics and artwork from classical antiquity and the ancient Egyptian era.
  • Explore the rich flora of Capri at the terraces of the Garden of Augustus that overlook the sea and enjoy the picturesque view.
  • Reach the summit of Monte Solaro by a chairlift and get a glimpse of the mesmerizing beauty of Capri from the peak, standing among the clouds.

Inclusions

  • Ferry to Capri
  • Skipper guide
  • Swim stops
  • Blue Grotto (if weather permits)
  • Beverages

Exclusions

  • Entry tickets
  • Chairlift tickets
  • Pick-up service (additional cost)
  • Landing tax & local port tax (10€ per person)
  • This tour is available in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  • Note that during peak season, visiting the Blue Grotto in Capri may involve long lines and limited capacity. If access is not possible, due to waiting lines or weather conditions, the guides will suggest alternative attractions like Faraglioni Rocks.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Naples: Guided Tour of Capri, Anacapri & Blue Grotto with Round-Trip Boat Transfers

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8 hr.
  • Embark on a guided tour of the beautiful island of Capri and visit highlights such as Blue Grotto and Mamma Mia Road.
  • Begin your tour with an exciting hydrofoil ride to the island while you enjoy breathtaking views of the coast.
  • Weather permitting, visit Blue Grotto and witness the shimmering blue turquoise waters up close.
  • Follow on to the mesmerizing Mamma Mia Road to reach Anacapri, the second-largest center on the island.
  • Walk through the beautiful Augustus botanical gardens and enjoy the views of the legendary Faraglioni limestone rocks before returning to Marina Grande.
  • Embark on a guided tour of the beautiful island of Capri and visit highlights such as Blue Grotto and Mamma Mia Road.
  • Begin your tour with an exciting hydrofoil ride to the island while you enjoy breathtaking views of the coast.
  • Weather permitting, visit Blue Grotto and witness the shimmering blue turquoise waters up close.
  • Follow on to the mesmerizing Mamma Mia Road to reach Anacapri, the second-largest center on the island.
  • Walk through the beautiful Augustus botanical gardens and enjoy the views of the legendary Faraglioni limestone rocks before returning to Marina Grande.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip ferry to Capri from Naples
  • Multilingual guided tour
  • Transportation in Capri
  • Blue Grotto (weather permitting)

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Beverages
  • Chairlift tickets
  • During peak season, visiting the Blue Grotto in Capri may involve long lines and limited capacity. If access is not possible, or the weather conditions do not allow it, you will be directed to alternative attractions (e.g. Faraglioni rocks) for a satisfying and memorable tour.
  • The tour is available in English, French, Spanish, and German.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Top things to do in Capri

Capri Blue Grotto -Italy's beautiful & mysterious sea cave

Nestled on the captivating Italian island of Capri lies a natural wonder that has left travelers awestruck for generations—the Blue Grotto, or Grotta Azzurra. This mesmerizing sea cave, with its radiant azure waters, is a testament to the unparalleled beauty of nature. Embark on a virtual journey to the enchanting Blue Grotto and discover the incredible experiences that await you on one of Capri's most sought-after tours.

Why go on Capri Blue Grotto tours?

Tourists on boat inside Blue Grotto
  • Natural phenomenon: Witness a natural phenomenon as sunlight bathes the cave in surreal blue and turquoise hues, creating a unique spectacle in crystal-clear waters.
  • Unique adventure: Experience the thrill of entering the Blue Grotto on small rowboats, guided by local experts skilled at navigating the narrow cave entrance.
  • Acoustic wonders: Be enchanted by the incredible acoustics of the cave, as local boatmen often serenade visitors with traditional songs, creating a unique and magical atmosphere.
  • Local history: Learn about the Blue Grotto's rich history, including its use as a private swimming hole for Roman emperors and its role as a source of inspiration for artists and writers over the centuries.
  • Photographic paradise: Capture breathtaking photographs of the cave's radiant waters, illuminated by the play of light, making it a photography enthusiast's dream.

Highlights of Capri Blue Grotto tour

Tourist boat entering Blue Grotto - Tide-dependent mystery

Tide-dependent mystery

The cave's accessibility is a thrilling mystery in itself. It can only be entered during low tide due to the narrow entrance. This adds an element of anticipation, as visitors must time their visit just right to experience the cave's magic.

The Blue Grotto - Cultural significance

Cultural significance

The Blue Grotto has a long history dating back to the Roman era when it was used as a nymphaeum (a shrine dedicated to water nymphs). Learn about its place in local folklore and how it has inspired artists, writers and poets throughout history, shaping the cultural tapestry of Capri.

Inside Blue Grotto - Island escape

Island escape

Escape the bustling mainland and bask in the tranquility of Capri. The Blue Grotto offers a serene retreat from the noise and crowds, allowing visitors to connect with nature and find moments of serenity.

Blue Grotto - Acoustic delights

Acoustic delights

Experience acoustic delights as Neapolitan songs serenade within the cave's enchanting confines. The Grotto's unique acoustics create a captivating auditory wonder, echoing off the ancient stone walls, adding a magical dimension to your visit.

Boat adventure - Blue Grotto

Boat adventure

Enjoy the thrill of navigating the low entrance to the cave in a small rowboat. The entrance is just a meter high, so you'll need to lie on your back as you enter, adding an element of adventure to the tour.

Boats inside blue grotto - Geological miracle

Geological miracle

Explore the geological marvel of the Blue Grotto's intricate underwater tunnels and chambers, remnants of ancient sea-level changes. Marvel at captivating rock formations inside the cave, a testament to nature's artistry and the passage of time.

Plan your Capri Blue Grotto tour

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Visitor tips
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Daily: 9 AM - 2 PM
Closed: During high wind season, rough weather, 25th December & 1st January

Best time to visit

The best time to take a Capri Blue Grotto tour is typically during the morning hours, preferably before noon. This is when the sunlight enters the cave, creating the mesmerizing blue glow that the Grotto is famous for. Additionally, it's advisable to visit during the summer months when the sea conditions are generally calmer, allowing for safe access to the cave.
Keep in mind that the accessibility of the Blue Grotto is tide-dependent, and the cave is often closed during adverse weather conditions or high tide

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Address: 80071 Anacapri, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
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Getting there

  • By bus - Take the bus to the town of Anacapri on Capri Island, which is the starting point for accessing the Blue Grotto. 
  • By cable car - For visitors on the island of Anacapri, take a scenic cable car ride from Anacapri to the top of Mount Solaro and then follow a footpath down to the Blue Grotto.
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  • Time Zone: Capri, Italy, is in the Central European Time (CET) zone, which is UTC+1 during Standard Time and Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is UTC+2 during Daylight Saving Time.
  • Currency: The official currency used in Capri, Italy, is the Euro (EUR).
  • Country Code: The country code for Italy, including Capri, is +39.

Emergency Numbers

  • General Emergency: 112
  • Medical Emergency: 118
  • Fire Brigade: 115
  • Police: 113
  • Coast Guard: 1530
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  • Comfortable footwear: Capri's terrain often involves walking along steep, uneven paths and stairs. Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes or sandals with a good grip to explore the island comfortably.
  • Sun protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat are essential, especially during the sun-drenched summer months, to shield yourself from the strong Mediterranean sun.
  • Light clothing: Pack lightweight, breathable clothing, such as shorts, dresses and short-sleeve shirts. Capri enjoys warm weather, so dressing comfortably is key.
  • Swimwear: Don't forget your swimsuit! You'll have the opportunity to take a dip in the stunning Mediterranean waters, whether at a beach or a rocky cove.
  • A daypack: A small daypack or backpack is handy for carrying essentials like water, sunscreen, a map and your camera while exploring the island.
  • Cash and credit cards: Make sure to have some cash (Euros) on hand for small purchases and places that may not accept credit cards.
Visitor Tips
  • Check the weather forecast and tide conditions beforehand. The Blue Grotto is best experienced on a sunny day with calm seas, as rough waters can make the entrance unsafe or even inaccessible.
  • To avoid long lines and crowds, plan to arrive early in the morning. Blue Grotto tours tend to get busier as the day progresses, especially during peak tourist season.
  • During busy times, there may be a wait to enter the cave, as only a limited number of boats are allowed inside at once. Bring patience and be prepared for some waiting time.
  • While some tours accept credit cards, it's a good idea to have cash on hand for your visit. This can be helpful for paying for the boat ride or for purchasing any souvenirs.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for a boat ride and potentially wet conditions. You might need to step into the rowboat from the water, so wear attire that you don't mind getting slightly wet.
  • While inside the Blue Grotto, be mindful of the rules and regulations. Avoid touching the cave walls, as oils from your skin can harm the natural formations. Also, follow any instructions provided by your tour guide for a safe and enjoyable visit.
Mediterranean Food
  • Blue Lizard Restaurant: It offers a delightful mix of Mediterranean flavours with picturesque sea views, making it a perfect spot for a relaxed dining experience.
  • Giulius Food & Bar: This is a charming eatery known for its delectable seafood dishes and welcoming atmosphere, making it an ideal place to savour local cuisine.
  • La Zagara: La Zagara is a hidden gem where you can enjoy authentic Italian dishes in a peaceful garden setting, providing a tranquil escape after exploring the Blue Grotto.
  • Ristorante Il Boccone: Ristorante Il Boccone boasts a menu filled with fresh ingredients, offering a taste of Italian culinary excellence in a cosy, family-friendly ambience.
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Frequently asked questions about Capri Blue Grotto tour

How can I book a Capri Blue Grotto tour?

It is advisable to book your tour tickets online, as it saves time and helps you plan your trip well. You can book a Capri Blue Grotto tour via authorized booking platforms where you can compare the details of the ticket, gather essential visitor information and enjoy flexibility of preferred date and time.

What should I expect during a Capri Blue Grotto tour?

During a Blue Grotto tour, you can expect to be transferred onto small rowboats, navigate through the cave's narrow entrance, witness the mesmerizing blue lighting effect and learn about the cave's history and geology from your guide.

What is the Blue Grotto in Capri?

The Blue Grotto is a famous sea cave on Capri Island, Italy, known for its striking blue and turquoise waters, created by the reflection of sunlight on the cave walls.

What is the best time to take a Capri Blue Grotto tour for the vibrant blue lighting effect?

The vibrant blue lighting effect inside the Blue Grotto is most pronounced on sunny days, usually from late morning to early afternoon when sunlight enters the cave. Checking weather conditions before your tour is recommended.

Where is the Blue Grotto located on Capri Island?

The Blue Grotto is situated on the northern coast of Capri, near the area of Anacapri.

Can I book Capri Blue Grotto tickets on the same day, or should I book in advance?

It's generally a good idea to book Blue Grotto tickets in advance, especially if you have a specific date and time in mind for your visit. The Blue Grotto is a popular tourist attraction, and during peak tourist seasons, it can get quite crowded. Booking in advance can help secure your spot and save you from potential long wait times.

What is the duration of a Blue Grotto tour?

The duration of a Blue Grotto tour typically ranges from 20 to 30 minutes inside the cave, but the overall tour duration can vary depending on the operator and starting point.

What should I wear or bring for a Blue Grotto tour?

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for a boat ride. Don't forget to bring sun protection items like sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as well as a camera to capture the beauty.

What happens if my Blue Grotto tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

In case of bad weather or rough seas, Blue Grotto tours may be cancelled for safety reasons. In such cases, you will get a refund or reschedule your tour.

How do I get to the Blue Grotto from the main ports on Capri?

You can reach the Blue Grotto by taking a boat tour from the Marina Grande or other ports on Capri. There are also bus and taxi options to reach the nearby area.

Are there any specific rules or guidelines I should follow during the tour?

Yes, you should follow the instructions of your tour guide, avoid touching the cave walls, and be respectful of the environment to preserve the beauty of the Blue Grotto.

What are the safety measures in place during a Blue Grotto tour?

Safety measures include life jackets on boats and experienced boatmen who are skilled in navigating the cave's narrow entrance.

Can I find dining options or refreshments nearby before or after the tour?

Yes, there are restaurants and cafes near the Blue Grotto where you can enjoy a meal or refreshments before or after your visit. Blue Lizard Restaurant, Giulius Food & Bar, La Zagara and Ristorante Il Boccone are some restaurants you can try.