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Shore Excursions

From the Port of Civitavecchia
Code : CV06
Type : Private Tours

Duration : 9 Hours

Price tag Starting From:
*81.25 €
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Adults (15 - 64)
Kids (4 - 14)
Senior > 64
Infant (0 - 3)


Our private shore excursion to Orvieto & Bagnoregio from Civitavecchia is the perfect tour for those interested in the wonders of ancient history and the delights of modern culinary tradition. These hilltop villages will take you on a fascinating trip into the Etruscan and Medieval past of Lazio, sure to be an astounding experience for all your senses.

Features of this day trip:

  •               Pick-up at the cruise terminal
  •               90-min drive to Orvieto in an air-conditioned vehicle
  •               Orvieto's splendid cathedral with its shimmering mosaics on the facade
  •               The fascinating underground city of Orvieto
  •               The Medieval engineering marvel of St. Patrick’s Well
  •               Amazing lookout points
  •               The Medieval hamlet of Civita di Bagnoregio, "The Dying City"
  •               Panoramic view of Lake Bolsena from Montefiascone
  •               Church of San Flaviano
  •               Drop-off at the ship


After leaving the port of Civitavecchia we’ll drive along country roads through lush landscapes to Orvieto.


Orvieto is perched on a plateau of volcanic rock that was once an island in the sea that covered the Paglia valley below.  Here you will have time to explore the Duomo, one of the finest cathedrals in Italy, a gem of Gothic architecture with shimmering mosaics on the facade. 

Now prepare for some time travel!  You’ll cover 3000 years of history in an hour-long tour of the underground city.  In its ancient passageways, winding tunnels, hidden rooms and Etruscan artifacts the fascinating story unfolds.

Another important stop is St. Patrick's Well.  The well, over 200 feet deep, was commissioned by Pope Clement VII, who sought refuge here during the Sack of Rome in 1527.  The most interesting feature of the well is the ingenious double set of spiraling staircases, one for those going down and one for those going up, which enabled citizens and their mules to fetch their water without encountering oncoming “traffic”.

Of course, being on top of a rock, Orvieto has many lookout points where you’ll get amazing views of the countryside.


How fun does it sound to visit a place nicknamed the dying city?  Well, that’s the second part of our tour!

Established 2500 years ago by the Etruscans, Civita di Bagnoregio once occupied a strategic position for trade.  Over time, erosion, landslides, earthquakes and floods had reduced the place to pretty much a ghost town.  But recently, thanks to the beauty of the hamlet and the novelty of being reachable only by a long, narrow footbridge, Bagnoregio has become a tourist phenomenon that has pulled it back from the brink of death. 

Stroll the narrow streets lined with immaculate stone houses, enjoy a glass of wine and a snack and marvel at the existence of a place where time stopped hundreds of years ago.

On the way back to Civitavecchia catch the spectacular panorama of Lake Bolsena from Montefiasacone and visit the church of S. Flaviano where the founder of the winery Est Est Est! is buried.  


  • Private vehicle
  • English speaking driver-guide at your service for 9 hours 
  • Pick-up and drop off right at your ship.
  • Personalized itinerary customizable with your driver whenever possible 
  • Live commentaries and explanations on board
  • Gas, toll, and parking fees 


  • Tickets and guides, if not specified to be part of the tour package, are an extra cost to be arranged with the office.
  • Lunch 
  • Gratuities


  • Civita di Bagnoregio is accessible only by the foot bridge. The last section is quite steep. Figure about 15 minutes to walk from where we are able to park, perhaps more.
  • We can substitute Orvieto with Tuscania or Tarquinia if you wish.
  • A local fee might be requested to access the city of Civita di Bagnoregio
  • The order of the sights visited may vary according to local conditions and opening hours.
  • Additional walking will be involved since buses have limited access to the city.

Meeting Point

  • Your driver will be ready to wait for you in front of your ship holding a sign with your name before the appointed time. As soon as you get off the ship, please look for your driver and if you are not able to find him, please don’t leave but call the office ASAP. If you think you will be late for any reason, we kindly ask you to contact the office ASAP.


1. Is this tour private?

The tour is private, just for your party, however if you prefer to share your tour with other passengers to alleviate costs, you may find your travel companions to create your small group and divide the costs.

2. Is the driver also a guide?

Our English-speaking drivers are NOT licensed guides. In order to provide you with the best-in-class service, our English speaking driving guides have been trained to offer our clients a nice overview with information regarding the major highlights avoiding the expensive charges of hiring a private guide. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our driving guides can comment and explain the sights only from inside the vehicle but are not allowed to do so once they are outside the vehicle. They are regularly licensed instead to chauffeur the public. We highly recommend that you never book with any touring company that does not make this clear.

3. Does the driver go with us inside the monuments?

No, only a licensed guide is authorized to accompany you during the visit of sights. Our driver will drop you off close to the sights but will stay with the vehicle for the duration of your visit.

4. Does this tour include lunch and admission fees to sites?

Lunch and admission fees are not included in the rate. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.

5. Does it include a guide?

A guide is not included either. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.

6. What is the duration of the tour?

The duration of the tour is 9 hours, including pickup and drop off at the ship.

7. Is the itinerary flexible?

Our itineraries are completely flexible, and we will be happy to operate any changes to the original itinerary (within reason). Please contact our office with all the requests you may have so that we can better organize your day.

8. Do you guarantee the return to the ship on time?

In almost 30 years of business, we have never missed the ship that is why we have organized all itineraries to guarantee your return on time.

9. Is gratuity included in the price?

Tips are never included in our quotes. We think that a tip shouldn’t be included in the rate otherwise it would be a tax!!! Once in Italy do not feel as though you have to tip everyone because someone told you to. Tip only if you really liked the service. Tips are generally: 10% not bad 15 % great 20 % best tour in my life. Please report any abuse.

Cancellation Policy

There will be a full charge for booking cancelled with less than 72-hour notice for any service required. In this case, full charge will be made on your credit card. If you miss your flight or if your airline decides to cancel the flight due to bad weather or if your flight is directed to another airport on arrival, please advise us on time (as soon as you know) or a full charge will be made.

Please give us enough time so we can accept other reservations and allocate them to our chauffeurs. If the ship does not make it to the pier for bad weather, you will not be considered responsible so NO CHARGE will be made to your credit card. Full charge will be made for no show-up.

Only pre-purchased skip the line tickets (if requested) are not refundable any under circumstance and will be charged to your card.

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