• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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’ll 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’ll see the 9th-century basilica where St Francis once worshipped.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Rome to Assisi and Orvieto
  • See the breathtakingly beautiful Orvieto Cathedral
  • Enjoy lunch at a restaurant on the shores of Lake Trasimeno
  • Spend your afternoon in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Assisi in Umbria
  • Explore Basilica di San Francesco and the Convent of Santa Chiara
  • 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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What You Can Expect

Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome

See the majestic Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi

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.

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Customer Reviews

Jeanette L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Well worth the money. Pleasant trip out to Orvieto and Assisi. Knowledgeable guide.

eatonspaghetti

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Picked up from our hotel exactly on-time. Transferred to a very comfortable bus where we enjoyed looking at the Tuscan countryside. Cappuccino in Orvieto after admiring the cathedral then to an awesome lunch I can't remember the name, but it was a B and B with superb Italian food. Our tour guide was very nice and informative, especially in Assisi, since I'm sure I could not have found my way around town without her. A great day.

emerson h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Best way to combine Orvieto and Assisi into one day
could never have done both by ourselves
lunch was ok ANYthing is better than that jade factory outside Beijing
guide was helpful and bus ride was easy
nice people from all over world to talk to
yes rushed feeling BUT
next time two full days in each town would barely be enough
Kinda like European Vacation scene with 30 minutes to see the Louvre
There's just always something you feel like you have to go back to Italy to see!
Sienna next trip!

Karen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was such a pleasure to drive thru the beautiful countryside. Kathleen was an excellent guide. Orvieto was charming with the Duomo and charming streets. Assisi is important because of relation to St Francis and churches. However the town itself was very beautiful. Highly recommended

Otto A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Incredible experience! Highly recommend. It fulfilled our expectations. Both towns are amazing.

Maria M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was too rushed need to start earlier at have more free time to soak in the experience at both locations otherwise the tour guides where great per my young adult Sons.

ryanmmoy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I LOVED this tour. I wasn't sure what to expect in a day tour. I was traveling solo. They left promptly at 7:30am and got us to Orvieto to see the cathedral and to walk around the town. I wish I had 30 more minutes to walk around but we had to get on our way to have lunch at a Tuscan agriturismo. The food was excellent. The absolute highlight, though, was Assisi. The local guide was so knowledgeable about every building. And the 3 main churches we saw will stay with me forever. The green line tour guide Cristiana was great. She was helpful and friendly. The only downside was that the tour was bilingual English and Spanish so I think we maybe didn't get as much info b/c everything she shared with us had to be translated. Loved it overall!

lawtk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This is was an excellent trip but also a long day. Orvieto is a marvel and could be a trip all its own. The church is beautiful and there is a cafe across the square to have a cup of coffee and snack before getting back on the bus for Assisi. The transportation to Assisi alone is worth the money. This was an easy way to see Assisi without having to make the long drive ourselves or losing a day staying overnight.
The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and spoke perfect English. Assisi was crowded and be sure to ask the guide to take you to the church within the church St Francis' original church which is at a different location than where St Francis is buried.

suziijoan52

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great day out of Rome.
Beautiful scenery, Churches and villages.
FORGET THE LUNCH.......................
Wonderful bus driver and guide.
Thanks for a great day.

Daniel D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had a wonderful uneventful ride! The drivers were hospitable and our tour guide was informative, friendly, and patient with those of us who were less mobile than others. I would give them all 5 stars. Our tour guide was Sylvia.

We stopped for a nice, hot meal around noon time. Then we headed up to Assisi. While we found Assisi a beautiful, interesting place, the walking tour guide we had walked us through way too fast and spoke mostly Italian or Spanish, which was difficult for those of us who were English speaking only. We had a tough time keeping up with her. Otherwise, we enjoyed our tour, our drivers and our tour guide.

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