Private wine tasting tour from Rome to Orvieto and winery visit in Umbria
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starting time:8:30 AM
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.
Minimum 2 Persons from Rome Hotel: 540 EUROS
For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel: 560 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel: 600 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel: 650 EUROS
* Prices do NOT include Winery Fees (approximately 40 Euros Per Person)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Payment for this 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 upon request. (See Cancellation policy below)
We kindly ask that cancellations be made via E-mail at least 7 days prior to Date of Service.
Cancellations are accepted only via E-mail so your cancellation is on record. We do not accept cancellations by phone, text message, or 3rd parties.
** Cancelations for PREPAID SERVICES will be refunded the Reduced Net Rate we receive from your prepayment. Reduced 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.
** This tour is offered AS IS without modifications to the existing itinerary, towns, or winery. If you wish to make changes to the existing wine tour please send us an email and we can assist with a customized tour to suit your preferences.
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: approximately 40 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 Fees are subject to change without notice.
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.
Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking footwear is recommended. Participants must be of legal drinking age (18 years) to partake in wine tasting.
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.
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.
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.
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