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Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Private Shore Excursion

A private excursion to Orvieto will provide a full-immersion of Medieval Italy, where you can bear witness to the dramatic "dying town" of Civita di Bagnoregio, and the art and architecture of the Hills of Lazio and Umbria.

 

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Groups
Reserve 1 minivan for a group of 1 to 8 people and pay a booking deposit - view full price details >>
Private Excursion with Professional Driver (priced per group not per person)
Passengers Total Group Price Booking Deposit Balance due to driver (in cash at travel time)
1 to 6           (1 van) € 420  €70 €350 or €330  November-March travel
7 to 8           (1 van) € 470 €70 €400 or €380  November-March travel
9 to 12         (2 vans) € 760 €110 €650 (2 vans) or €630  November-March travel
13 to 16       (2 vans) € 860  €110 €750 (2 vans) or €730  November-March travel
Cash needs note: often drivers or guides do not have a POS for credit card charges. You can use your credit card(s) at easily found ATM machines to withdraw cash. Your driver or guide can show you where to find one. 
€70,00
Reserve 2 minivans for a group of 9 to 16 people and pay a booking deposit - view full price details >>
€110,00

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booking private exursions constitutes acceptance of the following Conditions >>

Private Shore Excursions Inclusions, Exclusions and Rules

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    All private excursions are provided by a licensed professional driver in an air-conditioned vehicle. Types of vehicles include:
    • car (up to 3 people). Can access all restricted areas.
    • van (up to 8 people). Can access all restricted areas. Industry standard Mercedes Vito or similar (see pictures). Vans have 2 seats in the front row next to the driver, 3 in the middle row, and 3 in the back row. The 2 seats on the front might be a little uncomfortable for tall people. If you have additional space requirements you may want to book a van for no more than 6 or 7 people.
    • minibus (up to 19 people) or  bus (up to 50+ people). May have restricted access to sites.
  • Private Excursion can be customized to meet the traveler's specific needs and interests according to feasibility constraints (time and distance).
  • Semi-Private (shared) excursions follow a fixed itinerary.
  • Travelers are met at their indicated meeting point and returned there at the end of the excursion. Driver will hold a sign with the name of the person making the booking.
 
GROUP TRAVEL: We can handle groups of any size. For larger groups or custom itineraries please send your request here.
 

Inclusions

- Professional licensed driver. 
- Prices include all taxes and fees, no hidden costs.

Exclusions

- Entrance tickets to Museums or Archeological sites are not included.
- Official Licensed Guide service. We can provide the service of an official Licensed guide upon request (additional cost).
- Lunch, drinks and gratuities.

Professional Driver Role

A driver is not an official guide. Local regulations require that only official licensed guides are allowed to provide information about sites and escort people through monuments, churches and museums. The widespread use of the term “driver-guide” is misleading. See this article describing the problem in the New York Times.

Changes and Cancellations

In order to receive a refund (or adjustment of price in case of changes), we need to receive your changes or cancelation  7 calendar days before the scheduled departure. For changes or cancelation received within 7 calendar days of the tour date you will be charged a 100% cancelation fee (no refund, nor downward price adjustments).

Group Guidelines and Conditions:

The group leader (person making the booking) shall be deemed to have accepted the following conditions on behalf of the persons traveling with him/her. He/She is also responsible for passing any relevant information received from SmartCruiseTours travel assistants as well as all issued travel vouchers to each group participants.
  • Whenever a participant departs from the group during the tour, establish a meeting point location and time.
  • If a participant gets temporarily lost, they must remain still and contact SmartCruiseTours emergency number (shown below). Making a phone call in Italy is easy as any Italian will provide assistance with that if asked.
  • Balance due at travel time is per group and not per person. All participants must respect their commitment to the group and need to provide their share if they cannot participate at the last minute or must be responsible for finding people to replace their slots (not applicable for tours that are prepaid).
  • If less people than the number indicated at booking time arrive at travel time, the group must provide advance payment to the driver (not applicable for tours that are prepaid).

SmartCruiseTours Emergency Number: your travel vouchers include our Emergency Number and other important local contact. SmartCruiseTours.com  (owned and operated by ABLE worldwide Inc) will not be held responsible for any problem that may arise if you do not follow the instructions on your Vouchers, or if you do not call the appointed Emergency Number in case of difficulties at travel time. Calling us is very simple as you can ask your driver to call us directly so that we can help right away.

 

for larger groups or custom itineraries please send your request here.

Product Details

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INCLUSIONS:
  • Travel in air-conditioned  8 or 7 seat vans, ideal for reaching historical sites and minimizing walking.
  • Licensed professional driver who will assist you with basic information and suggestions. 
  • Prices include all taxes and fees, no hidden costs.
 
EXCLUSIONS:
  • Entrance tickets to Museums or sites of interest are not included.
  • Official Licensed Guide service. However, we can provide the service of an official licensed guide.
  • Lunch, drinks, and gratuities.
 
DURATION: approx. 9 hours from pick up to drop off time - additional time €30/h paid to the driver(s)
 
TIME:  You may indicate the desired pick up time (8:00 or 8:30 am recommended) 
 

ACTIVITY LEVEL: alt DIFFICULT (see legend)

Activity Level Legend

 LIGHT: May require walking over relatively level terrain. Can involve few steps, some uneven surfaces, and moderate periods of standing.

 MODERATE: May require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces. Can involve several steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and longer periods of standing.

 DIFFICULT: May require extensive walking over uneven surfaces. Can involve flights of stairs, steep terrain and extended periods of standing. NOT suggested for people with walking disabilities.

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Available Discounts

  • Use coupon code MULTIPRIVATE at check out time and get €10 for each additional private excursion you book after the first one. 
  • REFER your friends here and get €10 gift for each private excursion they book!
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Tour Description

Proposed Itinerary (may be reversed or rearranged as needed)

NOTE that the itinerary can be customized and coordinated directly with the driver according to your specific needs and/or preferences.
  • Depart from pier and drive to Orvieto - 1.5 hours (depending on traffic)
  • Visit Orvieto Independently - 3.5 hours 
  • Proceed on to Civita di Bagnoregio - 30 minutes
  • Visit Civita di Bagnoregio independently - 1.5 hours
  • Return to pier in Civitavecchia - 70 minutes (depending on traffic)
 
Itinerary details are indicative and may need to be changed by the driver in case of heavy traffic or any other unforeseen situation. 
 

Orvieto

Built on a massive limestone outcropping, Orvieto boasts over four thousand years of history and a magnificent setting. The city is a medieval gem, most famous for its spectacular Cathedral of Romanesque-Gothic architecture (€3 per person entrance fee), which lies in the heart of the city. Spend time exploring the interior chapels, with frescoes by Fra Angelico and Signorelli's masterpiece, Last Judgment.
You can also admire its Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, the Fortezza dell'Albornoz (originally known as the Rocca di San Martino), the famous 203 foot deep St. Patrick’s well (up to 15 ppl: €5 per person entrance fee/ 15+: €3 per person entrance fee) with its double spiraled staircases descending to the water below past an Etruscan tomb and various vistas from openings in the shaft. 
 
As the town offers so many different options, one can wander through the city's picturesque lanes and alleys, shop for Orvieto's famed ceramics and Pinocchio dolls, or perhaps just sit at an outdoor cafe and enjoy the splendid medieval atmosphere and the local Orvieto Classico wine. Orvieto is also well known for its crisp, white wines, produced from grapes grown at the foot of the cliffs on eroded volcanic rock.
 

Civita di Bagnoregio

This charming little town was also founded by the Etruscans around 2500 years ago on top of a hill, formed by "tufa" stone. Natural erosion and earthquakes have changed the town a lot over the years, while also giving it a unique charm. In 1794, one of these earthquakes destroyed the sort of natural bridge that linked Civita to the bigger nearby town of Bagnoregio. The natural erosion hasn't stopped and the sides of the hill continue to crumble, giving Civita it's nickname of "the dying city".

Itinerary details are indicative and may need to be changed by the driver in case of heavy traffic or any other unforeseen situation. If a particular condition, needing a change in itinerary, should arise, your driver would explain the situation and provide you with alternative suggestions.
 

Price Structure 

Private Excursion with Professional Driver (priced per group not per person)
Passengers Total Group Price Booking Deposit Balance due to driver (in cash at travel time)
1 to 6           (1 van) € 420  €70 €350 or €330  November-March travel
7 to 8           (1 van) € 470 €70 €400 or €380  November-March travel
9 to 12         (2 vans) € 760 €110 €650 (2 vans) or €630  November-March travel
13 to 16       (2 vans) € 860  €110 €750 (2 vans) or €730  November-March travel
Cash needs note: often drivers or guides do not have a POS for credit card charges. You can use your credit card(s) at easily found ATM machines to withdraw cash. Your driver or guide can show you where to find one.