Orvieto Wine Tasting Tour from Rome

Private wine tasting tour from Rome to Orvieto and winery visit in Umbria

duration:9 Hours

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:8:30 AM

highlights

  • Journey from Rome to Umbria comfortably in your private deluxe vehicle
  • Discover the remarkable flavors of local Umbrian wines and cuisines
  • Delight in a 1.5-hour visit to an esteemed winery situated in the Umbrian hills
  • Winery visit takes place between approximately 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sample a selection of wines and learn about winemaking techniques
  • Visit Orvieto with free time for lunch, sightseeing, shopping, or additional wine tasting
  • Savor a delicious lunch of Umbrian specialties at a local restaurant of your choice in Orvieto
  • Additional wine tasting opportunities are possible at various local Wine Shops in Orvieto
  • Our Wine Tasting tours from Rome are private just for you and your party for optimal tour enjoyment, comfort, and privacy
  • Appreciate a higher level of personal attention and flexibility on our private luxury tours by car
  • ** This tour has a 7-Day CANCELLATION policy (See more info below)

itinerary

  • Winery visit in Umbra
  • Lunch and sightseeing in Orvieto

included

  • Private deluxe vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • All VAT and Italy taxes
  • Highway Tolls
  • Parking fees

not included

  • Lunch
  • Admission Tickets if you visit sites that require them
  • Winery Fees (* Standard Winery Tour and Wine Tasting is 35 Euros Per Person)
  • Gratuities (* if pleased with the service received from your driver)

description


On our Orvieto with Wine Tasting tour from Rome, you will visit an esteemed certified organic wine estate in the Umbrian hills where you will have the opportunity to savor elegant locally produced wines, then venture to Orvieto and enjoy free time on your own for lunch and sightseeing.

 

ORVIETO WITH WINE TASTING TOUR Price List:

Minimum 2 Persons from Rome Hotel:    550 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel:     600 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel:     650 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel:     750 EUROS

 
* Prices do NOT include Winery Fees (approximately 35 Euros Per Person)

** You may also do a QUICK PRICE CHECK using the Price Check & Booking Form on the Right Side of this page.  Once you receive the PRICE QUOTE based on the information you input, you may proceed to SUBMIT your Tour Request.

*** Dates on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectableare NOT AVAILABLE.


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Your personal English-speaking RomeCabs Driver will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Rome at 8:30 AM for your fun-filled Orvieto wine tasting tour from Rome.

Your morning will begin with a scenic drive traversing the beautiful countryside into the heart of Umbria towards the Orvieto region which is well regarded for its fine wines. This unique terroir is defined by its sandy clay soil, limestone, and marine fossils from the prehistoric Pliocene era millions of years ago when this land was once covered by the sea lending the wines their vibrant taste, complexity, and structure.

 

Umbria Winery visit with Wine Tasting

To discover wine you must also understand its roots, its ecosystem, and the people. The history of wine is closely tied to the ancient Etruscans: the highly advanced pre-Roman civilization that thrived in this region from the 8th century BCE to the 3rd-2nd centuries BCE. These enigmatic Etruscans introduced winemaking and grape cultivation, carving out primitive “wine cellars” into the tuffaceous rock for their wine production which grew into a flourishing trade. This ancient tradition is witnessed on the estate by ancient caves and vine graftings, both part of the Etruscan viticulture history.

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Scenic country roads that weave through undulating hills whose slopes boast rows of vineyards and olive orchards take you to a tranquil winery estate.  Situated up high on the crest of a hill surrounded by picturesque Umbrian and Tuscan landscapes, this winery estate is an ideal sanctuary for the soul far away from civilization and very close to nature.

During your visit to this winery, you will delight in a 1.5-hour journey through the history of this certified organic winery as you learn from the family of winemakers the traditional process of winemaking and savor a selection of three locally produced wines accompanied by bruschetta, locally sourced charcuterie, cheese, and organic extra virgin olive oil.

 

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With every sip of wine, you can taste the history that culminates in the flavors of the authentic local wines celebrated today.  Raise a glass to your unforgettable sojourn to this winery perfectly set in the idyllic Umbrian hills. 

Don’t miss the occasion to shop the winery’s offerings for your preferred bottle of wine or purchase locally produced olive oil that will be sure to enhance your Mediterranean dishes back home.


At the conclusion of your winery visit, you will join your driver for a 30-minute drive along scenic windy country roads to Orvieto for a tasty lunch and sightseeing.

  • Winery fees are NOT included in our Tour Fee in order to offer flexibility for members of your party who are not able to partake in wine tasting. Standard Wine Tasting and Winery Tour Fee is 35 EUROS Per Person.  You may also upgrade your visit to the winery to include other activities such as lunch, a more in-depth winery tour, or specialty tastings. We will be happy to provide you with more information on the various experiences offered by this winery.

 

Explore the ancient city of ORVIETO


Dramatically settled on the summit of a large volcanic tufa rock, Orvieto overlooks the beguiling Umbrian countryside comprised of vineyards, olive orchards, cypress trees, and dense forests. Orvieto is also an ancient town of Etruscan origins, delighting visitors with its charming and well-preserved medieval setting. 


Orvieto Wine Tasting Tour from Rome

 

While in Orvieto, relish a glorious lunch savoring specialties of the Umbrian region at a local restaurant of your choice.  After lunch, appreciate time on your own for a stroll along wide pedestrian-friendly streets lined with inviting shops brimming with stunning hand-crafted and hand-painted ceramics, various gastronomic boutiques and cafes.  Throughout Orvieto, you will also find wine shops (enoteche ) that offer additional wine tasting opportunities and sell a variety of local wines.

Not to be missed in Orvieto is the late 13th century Gothic Cathedral of Orvieto, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin.  It took 30 years to plan the cathedral and 300 years to reach its current splendor. The cathedral’s splendent seven-story facade is bejeweled with mosaics that shimmer in the afternoon sunlight, decorated with dark green and white marble stripes and carvings, and adorned with niches that frame life-size sculpted figures.


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Dramatic frescoes have transformed the cathedral into a museum that boasts a treasure trove of masterpieces by famous artists of that time such as Luca Signorelli and Fra Angelico

  •  Tickets are required if you wish to visit the beautiful chapels inside the Cathedral.


After lunch and sightseeing in Orvieto, at approximately 4:00 PM, you will depart back to your accommodation in Rome aiming to arrive by approximately 5:45 PM.  You will enjoy a relaxing drive reminiscing the exquisite sights and flavors you experienced on your exceptional wine tasting tour in Umbria.

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Important Information


PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW AND ACCEPT THE   TERMS OF SERVICE  AND PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE BOOKING.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS for this Orvieto and Wine Tasting Tour

Payment for this Orvieto wine tour can be made in EUROS directly to your driver on the Date of Tour, or prepaid in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you confirm your Tour.

Winery/wine tasting fees are paid directly to the winery and are NOT included in our Tour Fee.

If you wish to PREPAY for our tour fee you may do so online when CONFIRMING your BOOKING by SELECTING your preferred option of payment.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY of this Orvieto Wine Tasting Tour

All Cancellations must be made in writing to us via E-Mail and confirmed by our office at least 7 days in advanceCancellations are not accepted by phone, text message, or 3rd party.

** Cancelations for PREPAID SERVICES will be the Net Rate we receive from your prepayment.  Net Rate: actual service price minus PayPal/Credit Card fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card as they do not reimburse us the fees they retain from your payment.

 

WINE TASTING IN UMBRIA: Prices, information:


This winery visit includes approximately 1.5 hours of moderate walking/standing. You will find uneven natural surfaces on this estate.

The winery visit is booked in accordance with the winery’s fixed visit schedule which is between 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Standard winery visit and wine tasting fees: 35 Euros Per Person payable directly to the winery. 

Winery fees are NOT included in our tour fee in order to offer flexibility and accommodate guests who cannot partake in wine tasting. 

Winery visits must be booked in advance and are subject to availability. In the event that this winery is not available on your tour date, you have the option to substitute this winery with a different winery of a similar rank.

For guests who are physically able to walk a certain distance downhill on a dirt road, it might be possible to also visit the ancient cave that is still used for the production of wine. The walk to the ancient cave is not recommended for guests with mobility concerns or on very hot summer days.  Please evaluate your personal physical ability and stamina for this activity. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking footwear is recommended. Participants must be of legal drinking age (18 years)  to partake in wine tasting.

Meeting Point at Rome ROME HOTEL / ACCOMMODATION:


Your driver will meet you inside the lobby of your hotel or in areas permitted by hotels.

For Apartments or B&Bs without a lobby, your driver will meet you outside the main entrance of your Pick Up Address.

* If your hotel or accommodation is on a street or in an area restricted to vehicle traffic, your driver will park as close as lawfully possible and meet you on foot at your Address, and accompany you to your parked vehicle.

YOUR PRIVATE TOUR DRIVER


This Wine Tasting Tour to Umbria provides an English-speaking Driver who is NOT a licensed tour guide or a sommelier.

Italian laws permit only licensed tour guides to accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle.

In order to comply with Italian laws, drivers are obliged by law to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on foot.  Drivers are happy to offer basic touristic information while at the vehicle, however you will SELF TOUR on your own when away from the vehicle.

Information about wines and wine productions can be provided by the winemakers at the winery, and at wine shops you may wish to visit in Orvieto.


How to Taste Wine / 5 Wine Tasting Tips:

  • SEE - See the color, depth, and intensity of the wine in your glass.  The color also indicates the types of grapes used or if the wine was aged in wood.
  • SWIRL:  Swirling aerates the wine and allows oxygen to “open it up” revealing its complexities
  • SNIFF/ SMELL - It’s essential to sniff the wine before tasting it as a wine’s quality can be judged by its aroma.
  • SIP - Take a larger than normal sip and hold it in your mouth for 3-5 seconds to taste the characteristics of the wine’s flavor: sweetness, bitterness, fruitiness, alcohol...
  • SAVOR - The taste doesn’t just end once you swallow the wine. The finish is the duration of time the essence of the wine lingers and stays with you. A long finish is ideal, especially when the overall taste of the wine leaves you craving another sip.


PLEASE WINE TASTE RESPONSIBLY


We wish for all our guests to enjoy our Orvieto wine tours, however, only participants of the legal drinking age in Italy (18 years old) can participate in wine tastings. Guests who are not of legal drinking age or do not wish to participate in wine tastings can enjoy sightseeing and a leisurely visit to the winery.

For your enjoyment of this tour,  we urge you to please wine taste responsibly and never on an empty stomach. Please evaluate your personal tolerance of wine consumption and refrain from overindulging as it will interfere with your enjoyment of this tour.

RomeCabs does not accept responsibility for guests’ personal wine tasting decisions should they be excessive and interfere with their tour enjoyment. Guests who overindulge and wish to return back to their hotel sooner will not be reimbursed for shortening their tour.