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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
Hotel pick-up (only for certain hotels located in central Rome - to be reconfirmed by the supplier after booking)
drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

Via Giovanni Amendola, Roma RM, Italy
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.
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:  
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 Not Included
Stop At:  
Chiesa di Santa Chiara
Three years after his death and one year after the canonization of St. Clare, it began in 1257 with the construction of the church and adjoining convent of the Poor Clares, who had lived in San Damiano since 1212.Famosa come la città natale del santo patrono d'Italia, San Francesco d'Assisi, la piccola città addormentata documenta tutti gli alti e bassi della sua vita. Durante un tour a piedi, vedi la stalla in cui è stato detto di essere nato, la sua casa d'infanzia e il luogo in cui ha promesso la sua vita alla sua vocazione. Ascolta l'altro santo, meno noto della città, Santa Chiara, che divenne uno dei primi veri seguaci di San Francesco. Visita il Convento di Santa Chiara, che le è dedicato, prima di dirigersi verso la Basilica di San Francesco di Assisi per un tour. The site was that of the Church of S. Giorgio, where St. Francis was buried, before being moved to the basilica in 1230. The building is characterized by the execution of the whole body with pink and white bands and by the majestic flying buttresses supporting the two sides of the church.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo
On the way to visit the basilicas of Santa Chiara and Santa Maria degli Angeli we pass through the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo.
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola
Before your tour ends, enjoy a final stop in the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli to see its beautiful basilica – a 9th-century church where St Francis reportedly worshiped. Head back to Rome and finish your tour at the start point in the early evening.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Duomo di Orvieto
A symbol of the city itself, the Duomo is one of the most beautiful in Italy. The intent was to create one large cathedral for the city, to replace two decaying churches that existed there before. It should also be noted that the delightful story of the event of the Miracle of Bolsena encouraged the construction of the Duomo.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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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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What is the maximum group size during Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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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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Fabulous day trip from Rome!
, 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.
Highly recommended
, 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
Breathtaking Towns
, 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.
Assisi and lunch.
, Feb 2020
Our guide was excellent. She was involved and fun and very knowledgeable. She smiled all the time. Thank you
Must-see Assisi & Orvieto with lovely guides
, 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.
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Our visit to Asisi,the highlight of our trip
, Dec 2019
Asisi and Orvieto is our last tour before we leave beautiful Italy. It culminated the best of our trip.
would doit again!
, 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!
Highly Recommended Day Trip
, 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!
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Hi dear Guest, Thank you for your rating! We hope to see you back soon.
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.
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Wonderful Day!
, 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!

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