Duration: 9 hours
The private Shore Excursion to Orvieto and Bagnoregio leaves from the dock of your ship at 8:00am where you meet one of our English speaking driver-guide waiting for you holding a sign with your name on. You will drive about 75 minutes east of Civitavecchia getting to the Umbria region for your first stop. Orvieto is perched on a upland of tufa rock (soft volcanic rock) that was once an island in the sea that covered the Paglia valley below. Here you will have time to explore one of the finest Duomo in Italy, a gem of Gothic architecture, and take a 45 minutes guided tour of the underground city with its winding tunnels and Etruscan relics allowing you to explore 3000 years of history by following the ancient passageways, stairs and hidden rooms. Another important site is St. Patrick’s well built on the orders of Pope Clement VII who sought refuge here during the sacking of Rome: this 203 feet deep well boasts double spiralled staircases for easier access to the water. Next you will experience a delightful lunch with local products and delicious local wine.
After exploring this charming town with amazing views you will head to Civita Bagnoregio, an almost deserted town accessible only by a foot bridge. With only 25-50 inhabitants it reminds you of a ghost town. Here you can stroll the narrow streets and marvel at the existence of a place where time stopped several hundreds of years ago. You will also be able to enjoy a visit to an ancient olive oil press, originally built by the Etruscans from this area. This tour will take you back in time and allow you to explore the unique history of this fascinating area, and at the end you will drive back to your ship with a comfortable 90 minutes ride.
- please, dress respectfully to visit the holy buildings: cover your knees and shoulders;
- if possible wear or take with you comfortable shoes even if walking is limited;
- watch out for your wallet and bags; it is recommended not to wear valuable jewelry.
- Entrance to the Duomo 3 Euro per person;
- Entrance to Orvieto Underground 6 Euro per person;
- Entrance to St. Patrick well 5 Euro per person.
Price includes private vehicle with driver-guide.
Payment DOES NOT include meals, entrance fees and gratuity.
For more passengers we use additional vehicles due to the strict Italian laws and regulations about public transportation carrying more than 8 people, in any case don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote.
Note that the driver-guide will not enter sites although giving explanations from the vehicle of what you are seeing. Only Official Licensed Guides are allowed to escort you inside places and, on your request, we can provide such service at an extra cost. The vehicle will accompany you for the entire tour.
To book our services you have the choice to pay with Euro cash money at the end of service or to pre-pay the total fee by credit card with an additional 15%. We don’t accept credit cards as a form of payment on the day of service, we only accept cash in Euro and/or US$; if US$ we will give you the exchange rate of the day before the service increased by 5 cents.