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Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

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Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

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Trade the crowds of the Eternal City for the countryside of Umbria on this day trip from Rome to Assisi and Orvieto. With a guide, you travel by coach first to Orvieto, a hilltop town known for its Gothic masterpiece, Orvieto Cathedral. Have lunch near Lake Trasimeno, and then visit the town of Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the home of St Francis of Assisi. Finish with a stop in Santa Maria degli Angeli, where you see the 9th-century basilica where St Francis once worshipped.
  • Day trip from Rome to Assisi and Orvieto
  • See the breathtakingly beautiful Orvieto Cathedral
  • Spend your afternoon in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Assisi in Umbria
  • Stop in the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli to see a 9th-century basilica where St Francis of Assisi worshipped
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Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Local guide
Lunch
Gratuities
drinks (available to purchase)
Pick up and Drop off
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32 , Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

the meeting point is in Via Giovanni Amendola 32 Green Line tour office --15 minutes before departure. situated near the Railaway Station Termini

7:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your day trip from Rome to Orvieto and Assisi starts as you leave the city by coach, heading north along the River Tiber toward the region of Umbria, a picturesque piece of central Italy that neighbors Tuscany. After an approximate 1.5-hour drive, arrive in Orvieto, a hill town that seems to rise dramatically out of the volcanic rock it’s perched on and is known for its long history dating back to the Etruscans.

Explore town on foot, enjoying the Italian charm and passing by many churches, particularly Orvieto Cathedral, a Gothic structure that dates back to the late 1200s and is noted for its stained glass, sculptures and mosaics.

Back on your coach, continue across the rolling landscapes toward Lake Trasimeno, where you’ll stop for lunch. Then head to Assisi, a World Heritage–listed town famed for being the birthplace of St Francis of Assisi, a patron saint of Italy and one of the most legendary figures in religious history.

Take a walking tour of town to see sites related to St Francis’ life, including the stall where he is thought to have been born, his former home and the place where he vowed to dedicate his life to the church. You’ll also learn about Assisi’s other hometown saint, St Clare, one of St Francis’ followers. Visit both the Convent of Santa Chiara, named for her, and the Basilica di San Francesco, dedicated to St Francis, plus see other Assisi sights like Piazza del Comune, Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, the town hall and the Roman Temple of Minerva.

Return to your coach to start the drive from Assisi to Rome, stopping on the way in Santa Maria degli Angeli to visit its 9th-century basilica where St Francis is said to have worshipped. Your day trip ends when you arrive back in Rome.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Green Line Tours - Day Tours
We wait for the rest of the group after picking up at the meeting point, to leave for Umbria.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Centro Storico Orvieto
Leave Rome and travel north by air-conditioned coach, following the River Tiber toward Tuscany. After roughly 1.5 hours on the road, you’ll arrive in the gorgeous town of Orvieto. Seemingly sprouting out of the volcanic rock on which it stands, the hilltop town boasts a history that dates back to Etruscan times. Stretch your legs and walk around the town, seeing highlights like the 14th-century Orvieto Cathedral – a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with a glistening façade of stained glass, mosaics and sculptures. Soak up Orvieto’s charms and admire the countless churches that are scattered around its center.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Castiglione del Lago
- Stop for a typical lunch
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lake Trasimeno
Return to your coach and travel through the rolling hills toward Umbria – Tuscany’s lesser known but just as captivating neighbor. Stop for lunch on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, and then continue to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Assisi.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Chiara
The Basilica of Saint Clare (Basilica di Santa Chiara in Italian) is a church in Assisi, central Italy. It is dedicated to and contains the remains of Saint Clare of Assisi, a follower of Saint Francis of Assisi and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies, known today as the Order of Saint Clare.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi
Visit of The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, which is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Conventual in Assisi, a town in the Umbria region in central Italy, where Saint Francis was born and died. The basilica, which was begun in 1228, is built into the side of a hill and comprises two churches (known as the Upper Church and the Lower Church) and a crypt, where the remains of the saint are interred.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: This is a Multilingual Tour
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worships and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will risk refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements.
  • Minimum numbers apply(we require a min. of 6 pax from 1st nov until 31 st march). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Greenline Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "This is a long 13 hour excursion from Rome - but well worth it." See review
  • "The lunch on this tour is not very good at all and a waste of about an hour or so in time." See review

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star-3
Great guides but sorry equipment
Louis_L
, Jul 2022
The tour guides were excellent and we had quite a bit of fun getting to know the other members of our tour. But the bus was having major mechanical issues and vibrating violently the whole trip. There were a couple of times the driver almost stopped completely. Never felt like we were in danger but very uncomfortable
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your kind review , and helpful in checking with our driver what happened to the bus. thank you Kind regards Pina
star-5
Great relaxing tour saw a...
John_J
, Jun 2022
Great relaxing tour saw a lot and did a lot, town was beautiful and plenty of time to do what you needed to do
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good morning Mr John Thank you ! for your kind feedback,your satisfaction is our goal! Pina
star-5
Must visit
CONSOLACION_L
, Jun 2022
Recommended for all. The tour guides were very informative and speaks fluently in both English and Spanish. Tour started on time and the bus was very comfortable.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear kind customer Thank you very much for your enthusiastic feedback, we are happy of it! Kind regards Pina Glt
star-5
Nice day trip
John_V
, May 2022
It was great to see the city. We started at one end and went to the other. The guides were knowledgable and friendly
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Mr. John Thank you for your kind feedback , we appreciate it. Our Best regards Pina
star-5
Fabulous day trip from Rome!
Gary_M
, Dec 2020
This was a lovely day trip. Picked up at our hotel, comfortable touring bus. Orvieto is a quaint village on top of a plateau. Shopping and sightseeing. Lunch along the route to Assisi was good in comfortable setting. Assisi tour was fabulous, guided by a local resident. Stunning! We definitely recommend this day trip when in Rome.
star-5
Highly recommended
Jack_M
, Mar 2020
We had so much fun in this tour. Eli our tour guide was very knowledgeable abs pleasant . We had 2 very good drivers too. Will recommend this tour to my friends
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Breathtaking Towns
Yolanda_L
, Feb 2020
The best day trip excursion by far! The town's are absolutely beautiful. The guide was patient with my Mom, as she is older and it took her longer to walk (she did keep up). The towns were quaint, the history rich and people in every town welcomed visitors. The local lunch was so delicious and we met some really great folks talking the tour with us as well. Orvieto had wonderful local artisan shops. Assisi was a very rich history and spiritual experience for me personally. The countryside is breathtaking. The tour is highly recommended, my Mother and Sisters totally enjoyed this experience.
star-5
Assisi and lunch.
larrydshumard
, Feb 2020
Our guide was excellent. She was involved and fun and very knowledgeable. She smiled all the time. Thank you
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Must-see Assisi & Orvieto with lovely guides
Vina_M
, Dec 2019
Love that the tour was early enough for us to experience a not-so crowded Orvieto. I was just bummed that the tower was closed until 10:30 AM which was the time we had to leave for lunch (it was good for the most part, but the pasta was a tad too salty). Assisi was fantastic. It's such a magnificent place with so much history and significance. Eleonora was funny and informative.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Our visit to Asisi,the highlight of our trip
Frederick_K
, Dec 2019
Asisi and Orvieto is our last tour before we leave beautiful Italy. It culminated the best of our trip.
star-5
would doit again!
Gilbert_R
, Nov 2019
Our tour guide was wonderful, very informative, knowledgeable and good sense of humor. She was very good and I recommend her for anything she is part of. I am sorry that I forgot her name. It started with S and she had reddish hair and glasses. (Sorry, we really liked you too!) OUr tour was on All Saints day, Nov. 1,2019. It was very crowded but she kept us all together and in stride. It was beautiful everywhere and so much fun! Thank you!
star-5
Highly Recommended Day Trip
Rafael_L
, Nov 2019
Assisi and Orvieto are awesome and beautiful historic places that will live in your memory forever. The included lunch was very good, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and detailed. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hi dear Guest, Thank you for your rating! We hope to see you back soon.
star-1
One of the Worst day trips ever
Paul K
, Nov 2019
The trips to Orvieto and Assisi themselves were adequate and enjoyable. The trip back to our hotel was a nightmare. First, the van we were in was old had no shock absorbers or suspension .leading to several times where the van was bouncing around so much our driver had to slow down to maintain control. Second, our driver and guide seemed to be lost when trying to find hotels, and after about an hour of searching decided to force us off the van at about 9:00 p.m. no where near to our hotel. They sent us up a side street in total darkness that dead ended into a park. We went back to where they dropped us off, and eventually with the help of several kind people were able to find our hotel. We found this quite unnerving given that we are unfamiliar with Rome, it was night time, and are in our late 70s. Fortunately, we are physically fit and were able to walk for 25 to 30 minutes to our hotel. The next day we went out to find where we had been dropped off. This location was approximately a mile and one half from our hotel. The staff at our hotel couldn't believe that this had happened. We travel extensively and this by far was our worst day trip experience.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hello Paul K, I'm sorry that you were disappointed with your experience. If you could let us know how we could improve, we would appreciate the opportunity to make it right. Thank you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful Day!
sbaumert
, Nov 2019
Christa was our guide, she was very knowledgeable and informative. The church in Orvieto took my breath away, and the day just got better when we went to Assisi. Lunch was good, it would have been helpful to know what we were eating, It was a great trip, I would go again!
star-5
Incredible
kricketcw
, Nov 2019
1st of all the tour guides were incredibly knowledgeable, which was very impressive, not just to these two particular areas but all of Italy. Also they tried to be accommodating, which was nice. They were Very friendly. Not a whole lot of time for shopping but then that could be a blessing on the pocketbook.
star-4
Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip
Paul B
, Oct 2019
We loved both cities and enjoyed our day visiting them. We did experience several problems/concerns with the tour company. First, you need to contact them at least 24 hours before the tour for a hotel pick up. I called a week in advance to schedule and was told to call back the day before since they don’t put the schedule together until then. When I called the day before, I was told that I wouldn’t be able to get picked up since my call was less than 24 hours. After arguing with the person on the phone, we did receive the hotel pick up. Second, the tour was advertised as a 12-13 hour tour. We got back after 14 hours. Third, it was advertised that we would go to a church after Assisi and we didn’t have time to stop and see it. Last, our guide, Stefano, didn’t seem very interested in our group and making sure we got the most out of the trip. I would do a day trip to these cities again but with a different company.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful experience
Jim_V
, Oct 2019
Orvieto was breathtaking the most spectacular Cathedral I have ever seen. Assisi was also amazing. Our party of five was picked up from our hotel in central Rome but unfortunately we were dropped off at a different point about a 15 minute walk in the dark after a 12 hour tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent Tour
JOCELYN_B
, Oct 2019
This is definitely worth it! Orvieto is beautiful! Assisi is a must. I wish had more time in Orvieto but then it cuts your time in Assisi. Most definitely worth it! Guides and driver were all Great! Had an absolutely exhilarating experience!
star-4
Assissi trip
Theresa G
, Sep 2019
Assissi was beautiful! Long day but worth it. Not sure if there is a different way to get there from Rome that is more economical. The lunch on this tour is not very good at all and a waste of about an hour or so in time. Would recommend you pick up a sandwich or something to snack on before you leave Orvieto. None of the lunches that come with tours have been overly good which is somewhat expected - but this was the least. Orvieto is a cool little town but you dont get much time there. Tour guides are good (we have found that to be true on almost all of our tours here in Italy). And just fyi - it's about a 3 hour ride back (we were told 2 but it was a little more than 3) and there is no bathroom on the bus so you need to plan accordingly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good, but needs changes
r0bert0gr
, Jul 2019
My mom and I went in May. It was a good tour, but they need to make changes to it in my opinion. Too much time was wasted waiting on people. They also do not have a bathroom break scheduled in between destinations like other tours. It took us about 3 hours to get back to Rome and no bathroom break. The lunch is not that great, and I think they should either get rid of it, or make it better. The tour guide was nice, but not too informative.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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