The ship acutally docks at Naples. BUT, don't waste time seeing Naples. Make your way to either Isle of Capri, Pompeii, Amalfi Coast or Mount Vesuvius. In our case, we went immediately to Capri.
(Vincenzo (the Rome taxi guy) can get your his brother or nephew to be the taxi driver if you want to see Pompeii or Mount Vesuvius, so if you don't want to do Capri, then inform Vincenzo to arrange this for Naples too)
Our Guide was Salvatore Cioffi: +39-330-337334 & +39-81-8584340 (son: Michele: +39-338-2824366)
Whatever you do, contact Salvatore- he's a lovely man - before your trip and get him to set up the CAPRI tour for you'll. In addition to the cost of the ferry from Naples to Capri & back which you have to pay for, Salvatore will set up the activites on Capri and including that cost plus lunch and transport into one fixed price per person (you wont need to pay anything more for the activities) -- which I think worked out to Euro 30 per person or something very very reasonable.
All you need to do is walk off the ship, walk 50 yards away to the left and you'll come to the Ferry terminal to Capri. If you call Salvatore in advance he can meet you at the ship and guide you himself. We took teh 5:10pm ferry back to Naples, which got us back well in time for the ship's departure
Also, for the Capri visit, when you set up with Salvatore, inform him the day you are planning the Capri trip so that he can advise if the Blue Grotto will be accessible. It's not always accessible due to the tide so if you don't get to see the Blue Grotto, you are missing something terrific! He will know if the Grotto can be accessed or not
- Tips for 8 hours in Capri-
o Get off the ship in Naples by 8am and walk over to the Capri Ferry. Don't get swayed by the taxi drivers who approach you- politely refuse and go to the ticket office. Remember to buy return journey from before so that you don't get stuck with the crowd returning back to Naples. Buy the return for about 1'ÃÂ½ hours before you are scheduled to be back on board the Ship.
o Contact Salvatore (guide) before arrival to Naples so that he can set up the Capri tour for you.
o He took us in a bus, with some other clients, on the following itinerary- First stop Blue Grotto*; then Ana Capri for the Chair lift to Monte Solaro (spend 10 minutes there); have a quick lunch at Ana Capri; then take the bus to the main Piazza there and walk over to the Augustus Gardens & Villa Tiberius for the views of the Bay of ___________(?) and Faraglioni Rocks; then take the Furnicular rail down to Capri town where you can do some shopping OR better yet, head to the beach (left side of the pier). The beach is very pebbly so take along light swimming shoes or Crocs.
o * Blue Grotto- before heading to Capri or even making the Capri plan, see if you can check if the Blue Grotto will be open on the day you are planning the Capri visit. Blue Grotto is not open daily due to the high tides and water/wind conditions- so best to try to check before hand (which maybe Salvatore can help you out for).
Try to get a swim at the beach before boarding the ferry back to Naples if you can.
ANOTHER AMAZING DAY!
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