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Enjoy Orvieto on your own, as a short day trip from Rome! Characterized and known for being one of the most striking, memorable and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy, it has all of the charm of Tuscany without the massive crowds.

Highlights

  • Explore the magnificent hilltop city of Orvieto on your own with the Orvieto Pass
  • Escape the chaos of Rome and embrace the quintessential charm of Umbria
  • Enjoy the famous sites such as the Duomo, St. Patrick’s well, Pozzo della Cava & Entry to Adrian’s Labyrinth

Description

Board your train in Rome, departing from Termini Station to begin your journey to Orvieto. Enjoy the lovely scenery as you cross over from the Lazio region into the Umbrian countryside.

Upon arrival, you’ll find your way to the funicular station which will lead you up to the Medieval walled city of Orvieto. Take in the stunning panoramic views below to start your day off right!

Throughout the day you will have full flexibility over which monuments and museums you visit and when. Utilizing the Orvieto Pass you’ll have access to, you can choose to visit between the various sites such as the famous Duomo, Orvieto Underground, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Hadrian’s Labyrinth, just to name a few.

No tour to Orvieto would be complete without visiting the famous well of St.Patrick, also known as “The Perfect Well”, with its intricate staircase that leads down close to the source to take in this architectural masterpiece. You always won’t want to miss The Pozzo della Cava and other underground sites full of medieval and Etruscan artifacts on your day trip to Orvieto. 

At this time of day, you can choose to (at an additional cost) visit a local family-owned winery and tour the grounds of a 13th-century cellar still used to age wine today, followed by a little relaxation while tasting 3 of the wines produced on the grounds.

Once your day is coming to an end, we highly recommend leaving some time to wander the streets and shops of Orvieto before heading back to get the funicular back down before taking the train back to Rome. 

Inclusion

  • Round trip rail tickets from Rome to Orvieto
  • Orvieto Card: single ticket including the Duomo, St. Patrick’s Well and much more!
  • A suggested itinerary to guide you
  • Time to explore and visit Orvieto independently

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Funicular ticket from station to Orvieto (purchase on-site for €2.60 round trip)
  • Meals

Know before you book

  • Due to the route covered and/or the means of transportation used, it is not possible to participate in this tour using a wheelchair, scooter, or other aid. Please contact us to inquire about customized tour options for guests with mobility challenges
  • Travel time from Rome to Orvieto is 1.5 hr
  • This tour is designed for independent travelers who are comfortable with moving about Orvieto independently with free time to explore
  • We will provide you with a suggested itinerary to guide you
  • Some of the included sites require reservations
  • Orvieto is to be explored by foot, moderate walking is required

Know before you go

  • Rail tickets will be provided 24 hours prior to departure
  • Tour departs rain or shine
  • Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies

Cancellation Policy

  • Tours depart rain or shine unless otherwise specified.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing. Tours and passes will be refunded if cancelled more than 24 hours before the tour start time, however the following penalties apply:
  • For tours entering the Vatican Museums and/or the Colosseum (venues where tickets are non-refundable) a penalty of $30 per person will be retained for each venue.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice or failure to arrive at the meeting point on time (no-show).

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