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starting time:8:30 AM
Escape the crowds and chaos of big cities with a shore excursion to Umbria, the “green heart of Italy” with an abundance of verdant hills and valleys, pastoral lands, olive orchards, vineyards, and picturesque hilltop towns such as Orvieto.
Delight in our wine-tasting shore excursion from Civitavecchia to visit a serene organic winery tucked away in the serene Umbrian hills where delicious wines are produced from the winery’s organic vineyards that are nurtured without the use of artificial chemical treatments or fertilizers for healthier and tastier wines.
Following your winery visit and wine tasting, you will visit Orvieto, a resplendent hilltop town that still retains its Medieval character making it a perfect destination for a visit and relishing a tasty Umbrian lunch at a local restaurant or trattoria.
Minimum 2 participants from Civitavecchia: 590 Euros
For 3- 4 participants from Civitavecchia: 650 Euros
For 5-6 participants from Civitavecchia: 690 Euros
For 7-8 participants from Civitavecchia: 750 Euros
* ADDITIONAL: Wine Tasting Fees not included in our prices
Your Orvieto and Winery Wine-Tasing shore excursion begins with your pick-up on the pier next to your cruise ship in Civitavecchia at 8:30 AM.
From Civitavecchia, your English-speaking private chauffeur will take you on a relaxing drive through the gentle landscapes of the Roman countryside into Umbria. On your way to the wine estate, you will travel along scenic country roads driving past olive groves and vineyards cultivated on picturesque hillsides caressed by gentle breezes.
Umbria’s mild Mediterranean microclimate combined with volcanic calcareous and sandy soil ensures optimal ripening of the grapes and lends unique characteristics to its wines. The main grape varieties that grow in Umbria are Sangiovese, Grechetto, Sagrantino, Trebbiano, Chardonnay, and Merlot.
Umbria’s extensive winemaking history can be traced more than 2,500 years ago to the ancient Etruscans (the pre-Roman civilization that once occupied the region of central Italy). Umbria beckons wine enthusiasts with an appreciation for harmonious white and red wines.
Discover Orvieto’s crisp, dry white wines from the Grechetto grapes that are vinified in different sweet grades: secco, abboccato, amabile, and dolce. The noble red wines are crafted from the Sangratino grape variety that produces a deep-colored, full-bodied powerful wine with high tannin levels.
Enjoy a 1.5-hour visit at a tranquil organic winery, idyllically situated high up in the Umbrian hills amidst olive groves and vineyards that cover gentle slopes. Guided by members of the winemaking family, you will savor a selection of red and white wines produced by the family-owned winery paired with a small plate of locally sourced charcuterie and organic extra virgin olive oil.
Visit the winery and its underground cellar where vintages are aged to perfection, gain an understanding of traditional winemaking methods following organic principles of farming, and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this serene wine estate.
From the winery, your Orvieto and Winery Wine-Tasting Shore Excursion continues with a leisurely 30-minute drive to Orvieto, dramatically situated on the plateau of an enormous cliff with medieval houses built of the same tuffaceous rock that gives the town the impression of rising out of the cliff itself.
While in Orvieto, you will appreciate time on your own for a relaxing lunch of tasty Umbrian cuisines and to explore the charming pedestrian-friendly streets lined with historical buildings, inviting shops, boutiques, cafes, and wine shops.
Orvieto one of Italy’s most ancient cities was previously an Etruscan acropolis settled by the highly advanced pre-Roman civilization that once ruled central Italy. Its ancient Latin name “Urbs Vetus” evolved into “Orvieto”.
During the Middle Ages, Orvieto grew into a significant cultural center achieving architectural heights such as its famous 14th-century Gothic Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin. The glittering golden mosaics and intricate marble embellishments that adorn the cathedral’s facade render it one of the most beautiful churches in Italy.
Along Orvieto’s spacious and practically traffic-free streets and alleys, you will discover enticing cafes and restaurants, enoteche (wine shops), and inviting shops that sell local gastronomic delights, leather goods, and more. Orvieto has a long-standing tradition of producing gorgeous and elegant hand-crafted painted ceramics that enhance homes worldwide with a taste of Italy.
During your free time in Orvieto, you will enjoy independent exploration and lunch on tasty Umbrian cuisines at a local ristorante or trattoria in town.
Wine lovers can also enjoy Orvieto’s exquisite white wines that are available for tasting and purchasing at various wine shops in town.
Your visit in orvieto concludes at approximately 3:00 PM when you will meet your chauffeur to travel back to your cruise ship in Civitavecchia, bringing with you cherished memories (and souvenirs) from your fun-filled Orvieto wine-tasting shore excursion.
We are grateful for your interest in our Orvieto and Winery Wine-Tasting Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia and for choosing Rome Chauffeur for your private shore excursions in Italy. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The listed price of the tour is per vehicle, not per person. Rome Chauffeur accepts online prepayment via PayPal or Credit Card at the time you confirm your tour, or you may pay on the Date of Service in Euro funds at the end of the tour made directly to your Chauffeur. If at any time you need extra funds on the day of your tour, your chauffeur will be happy to help you locate an ATM machine.
Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to your Date of Service. Prepaid services canceled last minute less than 7 days or are No Show on the Date of Service are NOT Refundable.
Cancellations must be made in writing via E-Mail followed by an official cancellation confirmation E-Mail from our office in order for your cancellation to be valid. Cancellations are NOT accepted by Phone, Text, Or through 3rd Party individuals such as hotel clerks, friends, or concierge services.
* CANCELLATION FOR PREPAID SERVICES: Only NET RATE will be issued on prepaid services. Net Rate is what we receive from your prepayment after PayPal / CC takes out their fees which they don't reimburse us in case of refunds. Therefore, we are only able to refund what we receive from you after PayPal/ CC takes out their fees.
In order to provide flexibility and to accommodate guests who cannot participate in wine tasting, Winery Fees are NOT included in our Tour Fee.
The winery visit will take place between 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon (in accordance with the winery's schedule).
Winery Fee for wine tasting and visit to the winery is currently 40 Euros Per Person with payment made directly to the winery. Wine-tasting fees can change without notice at the winery's discretion.
The minimum age for alcohol/wine consumption in Italy is 18 years of age.
Your winery visit will include moderate standing, walking, and descending/ascending a flight of stairs to visit the underground wine cellar. Comfortable walking footwear is strongly recommended.
Winery visits must be booked in advance pending availability. Should the winery in this tour not be available on your tour date, we will suggest another winery of similar rank. Visiting times vary with different wineries as each winery operates on its own schedule.
Your professional English-speaking Tour Chauffeur will meet you on the Civitavecchia pier next to your ship holding a sign with your name at 8:30 AM and will return you to the ship by approximately 5:00 PM.
On this tour, you are provided with an English-speaking Chauffeur who is not a licensed Tour Guide or sommelier. Only locally licensed tour guides can guide and accompany guests to sightsee. In order to be in compliance with Italian laws, Chauffeurs are required to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee.
Local wine shops have experts about local wines who can provide in-depth information about regional wines.