Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
Better than expected. Very good tour guide that new detail. Both of them.Reviewed by: George W, April 2013
The tour of Orvieto and Assisi was wonderful! Our talented, knowledgeable and charming tour guide Stefano made the landscape come alive! The history, folklore and details of the countryside and villages we visited made our experience one to remember. With our group being between the ages of 12-79, we were all satisfied and thrilled with our countryside adventure. We enjoyed a local farmers market in Orvieto, purchasing nuts, fruit and candy. Assisi was a mountain top treasure with so much to see and hear about. The lunch provided with the tour was also very good. Id recommend to all my friends.Reviewed by: Jennifer D, USA, April 2013
This was a lovely day trip, away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. The views were spectacular. The time spent in Assisi was a little rushed in the sense that there was very little time to do your own thing, except 1O minutes to shop and time for a restroom stop. The opposite occurred in Orvietto. The guide was knowledgeable but didn't really chat with passengers except when giving hints about a tip!Reviewed by: Miss Mac, Australia, April 2013
The guides were knowledgeable and polite. The driver was very skilled managing narrow streets and roads uphill and downhill. The food was good but we had to pay for our drinks. I guess we were expecting the same as the Tuscany in One Day which was excellent.Reviewed by: tessaviado1210, April 2013
I honestly wish I could give this zero stars. Let me count the reasons why:
(1) Approximate duration. I now see it's 12 hours and 30 minutes. Too bad it was listed as 10 hours when we registered for this tour. Truth is, it was 13 hours. I hope you don't plan to follow this up with anything else in the evening.
(2) Travel time versus seeing the sights time. It was basically "hurry up and get there" mode from minute one. 1:15 minutes at Orvieto - and we were split from the tour lead for 45 minutes and ONLY THEN found out we needed to pay for tickets. St. Clare's tomb in Assisi? The group did not have the opportunity to go down to the crypt because there was no time. (My wife and I decided otherwise.) I felt bad for the half dozen who decided to take a taxi - "it would be a 20 minute walk" - down to the lower part of St. Francis Basilica. We caught up with them 30 minutes later and the group was another 20 minutes away.
(3) I can understand how we were supposed to be done by 5:30 PM local time, and then 6:30 PM (by their standards of "if we have no issues in travel back"). But seriously - one hour of construction delays in a barely air-conditioned bus doesn't account for us being back to our hotel by 10 PM. Nor does it feel right that the tour guide left the bus a full hour before we did.
Poorly timed. Way too rushed. Hours in a barely air-conditioned bus, NO FACILITIES ON THE BUS, with much less time seeing the sights. (Take out the 1.5 hours at a great lunch at a vineyard and you really have 2 hours for the real sights.)
All of the above does not overcome the expertise of the tour guide or the bus driver.Reviewed by: dfderie, April 2013