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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Palatine Hill

Rome Half-Day Private Segway Tour of Historic Sites

Product ID: 61199
Explore the glory of Rome and hear about its fascinating history on a 4-hour Segway tour. Visit landmarks from the Eternal City’s past, such as Castel Sant’Angelo, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, and more as you glide through 2,000 years of history.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the sights of ancient Rome on a self-balancing Segway
  • Hear stories about the history of the Roman Empire and the Eternal City
  • Stop to toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain
  • See the temple to all gods at the Pantheon
  • Discover Rome's oldest obelisk at Piazza del Popolo
  • Go to the altar of the goddess of peace at the Ara Pacis
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Rome from Capitoline Hill
  • Stop to take photos of the old chariot race stadium at the Circus Maximus
Full description
Enjoy a comprehensive half-day tour by Segway and see the top historic landmarks and monuments in Rome. Start with a short training session at Piazza Mattei near the Fontane delle Tartarughe (Turtles Fountain), built at the end of the Italian Renaissance.

As this is a private tour, your guide can tailor the route according to your interests, skipping what you have already seen and adding other sites.

From Piazza Mattei, you’ll ride your Segway to several archaeological sites, including the Largo di Torre Argentina and the remains of Pompey's Theater. See the temple to the gods at the Pantheon. Stop at the Baroque square of Piazza Navona to admire Bernini's Fountain of the 4 Rivers and its depictions of the Nile, Danube, Ganges, and Rio de la Plata.

Next, you’ll ride to Hadrian’s Mausoleum at the Castel Sant’Angelo. Zip over to the Ara Pacis altar to the Roman goddess of peace. Continue through beautiful Piazza del Popolo to Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps.

Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain before heading to Piazza Venezia to see Trajan’s Column and the Altare della Patria monument to Victor Emmanuel II.

Continue on to the Capitoline Hill for another breathtaking view of the Eternal City, and then glide to the Circus Maximus where the chariot races of the Roman Empire were held.

Stop to take photos of the city from the Palatine Hill, before riding to the Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verità), carved from Pavonazzo marble.

You’ll return to the starting point via the old Jewish Quarter, one of the oldest Jewish settlements in Europe.
Includes
  • Segway and helmet
  • Orientation session
  • Tour leader
  • Audio guides in different languages
  • Bottled water and coffee
  • Ponchos in case of rain
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Piazza Mattei 11. From Piazza Venezia, head towards the Marcellus Theater (the building that looks like the Coliseum), passing the Vittoriano (huge white building) on your left. When you reach the Marcellus Theater, turn right. Go straight ahead, following the street to Piazza Mattei, where you will find the Turtles Fountain in the center of the square. The tour operator's office is on the corner.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for pregnant women
• Participants weighing over 115 kg, and guests under the influence of drugs or alcohol, are not permitted on this tour
• No refunds will be granted for participants who do not meet the above requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Visite sympathique de ROME avec un autre point de vue

Accueil et formation efficaces au segway qui finit par être un mode de déplacement très naturel! Alliant mobilité et hauteur, grâce à notre guide Mattia, nous avons parcouru la majorité des sites historiques de ROME en quelques heures seulement . En plus en segway on peut s'arrêter pour voir des sites où des points d'intérêt non visibles de l'extérieur comme les Caravagio dans l'église française. Des points de vue particulier de ROME deviennent également accessibles. Nous avons donc été conquis et recommandons cette approche personnalisée et en français de ROME

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October 23, 2016

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Ein perfekter Start für unseren Rom-Urlaub!

Wir wurden sehr freundlich empfangen. Der Treffpunkt am Schildkrötenbrunnen ist eine super Ausgangslage zum Erkunden der Stadt. Nach einer Einweisung und hilfreichen Tipps hat uns Mattias sicher und kompetent durch die Stadt geleitet. Wir konnten unsere Wünsche für die Tourgestaltung einbringen und Mattias hat viele Erklärungen und uns genügend Zeit gegeben, die einzelen Sehenswürdigkeiten anzuschauen, sodass die Tour für uns ganz relax abgelaufen ist. Auch eine Pause in einem netten Straßencafé hat die Tour abgerundet. Ein grosses Dankeschön an Turtle Tour Rome. Wir können die Tour und Turtle Tour Rome nur weiterempfehlen.

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October 9, 2016

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Wunderschöne Tour mit tollem Führer

Da auf dieser Tour nur kleine Gruppen/ wir waren nur zu zweit geführt werden kommt man voll auf seine Kosten. Jeder Wunsch wird erfüllt und der Guide kennt sich super aus. Die segways sind super. Danke nochmal, gerne wieder.

May 29, 2017

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Product ID: 61199