Reviewed by: Warren H, October 2016
This trip is fabulous and our guide Christina went out of her way to make the tour a memorable one. The tour includes the Santa Maria Degli Angeli Basilica situated on the plain below Assisi which was really interesting as the small 13th Century church within the vast basilica is where Saint Clare and Saint Francis prayed together.a church within a church. St Francis also died in the Chapel of the Transito in the bassilica. The only disappointment in all three of the churches visited in Assisi is that photography is totally banned inside the churches. This is a ridiculous rule as we visited countless churches in Italy with the only restriction being no flash photography. It would also have been nice to have been be able to visit the picturesque early 14th Century Rocca Maggiore Castle perched on the hilltop above Assisi as tour option for those who were not that religious or on a pilgrimage to see the Saint Clare and Saint Francis Churches in Assisi.
Orvieto was also an interesting, pretty, medieval hilltop town with a magnificent Gothic church where photography is allowed inside the church. This day trip is a full 13 hour trip as you only arrive back in Rome at about 9pm but it's really worth it.
Reviewed by: Mark P, October 2016
Superb day out. Great lunch. Our tour guide Sylvia and driver Luigi were fab!
Reviewed by: MICHAEL C, September 2016
This was a fantastic trip, lunch was excellent, the only hiccup was not enough time allowed to visit the sites
Reviewed by: Tom A, September 2016
Excellent guide in Assisi and a nice lunch
Reviewed by: sunshinesmile767, September 2016
Our tour guide was a disappointment, she couldn't speak or understand much English and didn't seem interested in the group. The trip to Orvieto was a beautiful ride on the comfortable bus. Orvieto is awesome!!! We only got 1 hour free time to look around, I wish we could have skipped lunch as a group later in the day and do lunch on our own so we could have had more time in each place. Lunch was only average anyway. We had some ladies that were late getting back to the bus so they held the bus and made us late to Assisi so we only got 10 minutes free time there. Again, they should have made lunch shorter, it was about 2 wasted hours and way out of our way. The tour itself I would give 2 stars, do it with a different company it was Eco tours or do it on your own, the 2 towns I give 5 stars. I felt cheated we didn't get much free time to see either place.
Reviewed by: fannyann2012, September 2016
A great day out of Rome.
Reviewed by: Gabriel P, United States of America, September 2016
As always Viator come through, we booked three tickets to go to Orvieto and Assisi this was going to be our second time in both cities, but we took our granddaughter on this trip. The the local tour operator that Viator choose as always were excellent. We were pick up at the hotel on time, left from the travel agency on time the tour guide was very good. In Orvieto he gave us a good explanation of the sites and gave us plenty of free time, on our way to Assisi we stopped for a great lunch included with the tour in the Umbria region. When we got to Assisi we picked up another tour guide from the area which he gave us an excellent walking tour of the city. It was long tiring tour that lasted for 12 hours but worth every minute. Excellent tour.