Depart from Rome and go north through the scenic Tiber Valley. Stop at Orvieto, populated since Etruscan times and annexed by Rome in the 3rd Century BC. The town features incredible gothic architecture, and you'll get a chance to see its iconic cathedral, built in the 14th century. Continue from Orvieto through the rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany. Tour the region that produces some of the most famous D.O.C., or quality controlled, wines in Italy. Enjoy a local lunch and eat the traditional foods of the region. Your Rome port tour takes you along the banks of Lake Trasimeno to the town of Assisi. Once there, your tour guide will talk you through the historic streets of this beautiful and picturesque town, including St. Francis of Assisi's birthplace, the Church of St. Claire, and St. Francis's childhood home. Your tour of Assisi lands you at Townhall Square, where you can see the Roman Temple to the goddess Minerva, the People's Palace, and the Town Hall. You'll have a chance to see the magnificent frescoes and paintings of the Basilica of St. Francis before heading out to the next stop. Move on to Santa Maria degli Angeli, a lovely town in which St. Francis of Assisi died.
Step away from the hustle and bustle of Rome and spend the day experiencing the history and beauty of Umbria and Tuscany. Tour the country and relax as you ride through incredible scenery, learn about the wines of the region, and walk through historic villages.
Please Note: Tour pickup times begin approximately one hour PRIOR to the tour departure time listed. Pickups are only from hotels within the vicinity of Rome's city centre, within the Aurelian Walls. This includes hotels situated near the main railway, Termini Station, Via Veneto, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Vatican area. If your hotel is outside the Aurelian Walls, please enter "Tour Office" as your pick up location. This tour does not provide custom hotel drop-off. Full details will be outlined in your electronic ticket. This tour takes place in Rome. Guests on ships docking in Civitavecchia will need to make their own way to Rome from Civitavecchia (approximately 50 miles away) at their own expense. There is train service from nearby train stations, and the average trip takes approximately 90 minutes each way. Your cruise ship may offer a shuttle to a nearby station.