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starting time:8:30 AM
Our Orvieto Wine Tasting shore Excursion from Civitavecchia is the ideal cruise tour for wine lovers who wish to explore the beguiling region of Umbria.
You will visit an esteemed certified organic wine estate in the Umbrian hills where you will enjoy the opportunity to sample elegant locally crafted wines and relish a visit to Orvieto with free time on your own to sightsee, have lunch, shop, or enjoy more wine tasting at various wine shops in town.
You will be met by your personal English-speaking Stefano Rome Tours driver on the pier next to your cruise ship at 8:30 AM for your exciting wine-tasting shore excursion from Civitavecchia to Orvieto in Umbria.
Minimum 2 Adults from Rome Hotel: 590 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel: 650 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel: 690 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel: 750 EUROS
* Additional Winery Fees are approximately 40 Euros Per Person.
Wineries must be booked in advance pending availability.
* DATES on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectable, are NOT AVAILABLE.
Your morning will begin with a leisurely drive from the cruise port into the heart of Umbria, the verdant region of central Italy praised for its exquisite wines and rustic beauty. This unique terroir largely comprised of sandy clay soil, limestone, and marine fossils from the prehistoric Pliocene lends Umbrian wines their vibrant taste, complexity, and structure.
Viticulture is a well-documented ancient tradition from the early Etruscans, a highly advanced pre-Roman civilization that thrived in this region once known as Etruria, who introduced winemaking and grape cultivation. They carved out primitive “wine cellars” into the tuffaceous rock for their wine production which grew into a flourishing trade that continued to advance with the Romans and throughout history into the modern day.
You will journey along scenic country roads that wind around steep fertile hills and deep valleys until you reach your first destination: an esteemed wine estate situated on the crest of a hill surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, iconic cypress trees, and enchanting Umbrian and Tuscan landscapes - a welcoming oasis far from city life and immersed in nature.
You will enjoy approximately 1.5 hours visiting the wine estate and learning the traditional process of winemaking from the grapes that grow in the winery’s vast vineyards where natural and sustainable agricultural practices are implemented. The winemakers will guide you through wine tasting where you will savor elegant wines accompanied by a small plate of local delicacies.
With each sip of wine, you can taste the history that culminates in the flavors of the winery’s bounty. Raise your glass and toast your unforgettable excursion to this winery magnificently located in the sublime heart of Umbria.
After your winery visit, you will join your private driver for a 30-minute drive to Orvieto for a tasty lunch and sightseeing.
Dramatically situated on a large butte of volcanic tuff since ancient times when it was once an Etruscan citadel, Orvieto enjoys a commanding view of the surrounding Umbrian countryside comprised of a verdant patchwork of vineyards, olive orchards, and dense forests. Fortified since the middle ages, Orvieto has still retained its Medieval charm and character.
Appreciate free time on your own for a delicious lunch of local Umbrian specialties at a local restaurant of your choice and sightseeing in town. Stroll along inviting pedestrian-friendly streets lined with enticing gastronomic boutiques and lovely shops that sell Orvieto's renowned hand-crafted and hand-painted ceramics with beautiful designs. Discover wine shops (enoteche) that offer a wider variety of local wines for additional wine tasting and purchases.
Behold the resplendent late 13th century Gothic Cathedral of Orvieto, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin. It took the cathedral 30 years to plan and 300 years for the cathedral to reach its current grandeur. The cathedral’s elaborate seven-story facade is richly adorned with dark green and white marble, embellished with niches that frame life-size sculpted figures, and bejeweled with mosaics that glimmer in the golden afternoon sunlight.
Following lunch and sightseeing in Orvieto, you will once again join your driver at 3:30 PM for your journey back to your cruise ship aiming to arrive at Civitavecchia by approximately 5:15 PM. Relax in your comfortable private deluxe vehicle committing to memory the wonderful sights and flavors you enjoyed on your unforgettable wine-tasting shore excursion to Orvieto, Umbria.
Thank you for booking our Orvieto Wine Tasting Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia, and choosing Stefano Rome Tours for your Italy shore excursions. We look forward to showing you our beautiful Italy!
Payment can be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey directly to your driver, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you Confirm your Tour.
We kindly ask that cancellations be made at least 7 days in advance in writing via E-Mail. Cancellations by phone, text, or 3rd party who is not the person who booked the service are NOT accepted.
** PREPAID SERVICES can only be Refunded the Net Rate we receive from your prepayment. Net Rate is the actual service price minus the fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card that are not reimbursed to us in case of refunds. We can only refund the portion we receive from the PayPal/CC company.
** This Wine Tour is offered AS IS without modifications to the existing itinerary, towns, or winery. If you wish to make any changes to this wine tour please send us an email and we will gladly assist you with a customized tour to suit your preferences.
This tour provides an English-speaking Driver who is NOT a Licensed Tour Guide or sommelier. Your driver will be happy to provide general touristic information while at the vehicle, but will not be able to accompany you to sightsee away from the vehicle.
* Italy has strict laws and regulations aimed at protecting official licensed guides that make it unlawful for Drivers to act as tour guides or accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. In order for us to comply with Italy’s laws, Drivers are required to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on their own away from the vehicle.
* On this Orvieto Wine Tasting Tour by car you will SELF TOUR (unaccompanied by your driver) when away from the vehicle.
For Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia, your driver will meet you on the Pier next to your Ship at your tour's scheduled pick-up time holding a sign with the NAME in your reservation.
Do NOT leave the ship area, and do NOT take a shuttle bus outside the port.
Look for your driver in the same area on the Pier as ALL private drivers will be waiting for their clients. After you meet your driver you will be accompanied to your vehicle and your Rome private shore excursion will begin with a leisurely drive from Civitavecchia to Rome.
Winery wine-tasting fees are approximately 40 Euros Per Person payable directly to the winery. (* winery fees can change without notice as it's at the discretion of the wine estate).
Winery fees are NOT included in our tour fee in order to be able to accommodate guests who cannot partake in wine tasting.
Your winery tour includes approximately 1.5 hours of moderate walking and standing. You might find uneven natural terrain and inclines to negotiate.
Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended on this tour. Participants must be of legal drinking age (18 years) to participate in wine tasting.
Wineries must be booked in advance pending availability. If this winery is booked on your tour date, we can suggest substituting it with another wine estate of the same rank. Winery visit times and prices will vary at different wineries.
We wish for all our esteemed guests to enjoy our Orvieto wine tour from Rome. Only guests who are of legal drinking age in Italy can participate in wine tastings. Guests who are not of legal drinking age or do not wish to participate in wine tastings can enjoy a leisurely visit to the winery.
* Please taste wine responsibly, and never on an empty stomach. Excessive consumption of wine may interfere with the enjoyment of your tour. In case excessive consumption of wine and/or alcohol results in your desire to return to your ship early, please be advised that you will not be reimbursed for the remaining portion of the tour, and will be charged the full fare of the tour as originally booked.
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