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Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

1. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! You'll stop off many of the main attractions of Rome, and also have a chance to visit many charming smaller squares and buildings that are lesser-known. Your guide will take you from the Imperial Forum all the way through to the Pantheon and will share all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's story - from its foundation to the present day. Morning Tour Highlights: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum Afternoon Tour Highlights: Colosseum Circus Maximus and view of the Palatine Aventine Hill and Orange Garden with a romantic view of Rome, including Saint Peter’s dome Trastevere Santa Maria in Trastevere basilica Piazza Farnese Hidden charming alleys: the soul of real Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theater of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

2. Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

Head to Rome on a full-day guided panoramic tour of the Eternal City. You’ll be welcomed by your tour leader at the Civitavecchia port, where you’ll board a comfortable air-conditioned coach that will take you to one of the world’s most beautiful, artistic, and charming cities. The first stop is just a stone’s throw away from the Palazzaccio (Palace of Justice) in Piazza dei Tribunali. From here you can admire the most powerful and imposing castle ever built in Rome, Castel Sant’Angelo. Nearby you’ll marvel at magnificent St. Peter's Basilica from the top of Via della Conciliazione. Feast your eyes on the semi-circular colonnades that frame St. Peter's Square, designed and built by Bernini in the 17th century. Choose an optional tour of St. Peter's Basilica, with its Baroque and Renaissance facade that dominates the square and the skyline with its perfectly designed dome. Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. You'll be driven on the bus for a panoramic ride along the streets near the Tiber, cross it near the Tiberine Island, see the Pyramid of Cestius, and the second largest Roman baths called the Baths of Caracalla. At the end of this amazing panoramic ride, you will stop in Via Petroselli, near the Theatre of Marcellus. When you reach the Capitoline Hill you'll see the beautiful Cordonata that leads to Piazza del Campidoglio. When you reach the Althar of the Fatherland, you will see the famous Via dei Fori Imperiali leading to the Coliseum. Then you'll be able to observe the Traian’s Forum, and continue to the Trevi Fountain where you can toss a coin into the water to ensure that you’ll return to Rome one day! Next on the itinerary is a break for a quick lunch or just an ice cream (gelato), if you prefer. Admire the incredibly well-preserved Pantheon, built as a temple with a massive dome. You may enter to see the tombs of Victor Emanuell II and Raphael. You’ll see Piazza Navona with the 4 Rivers Fountain by Bernini, before ending your visit to Rome and heading back to the Civitavecchia port.

Rome: 3-hour E-Bike Rental with Optional Attraction Combo

3. Rome: 3-hour E-Bike Rental with Optional Attraction Combo

Spend 3 hours exploring Rome on your own by bike. Upgrade your cycling adventure with a virtual reality experience at the Circus Maximus or with entrance to the Baths of Caracalla, Castel Sant'Angelo, the Catacombs, or the Trevi Underground. Find fun for all ages with optional infant seats and child-sized bikes. Circus Maximum Virtual Reality Experience Combo Add a ticket to your bike rental and relive the ancient splendors of the Circus Maximus. Put on your VR headset and go on a 40-minute, time-traveling journey back to the imperial period of Rome through augmented and virtual reality. See one of the most important monuments in Roman history, the Circus Maximus, in all its historic phases. Experience this groundbreaking project, which uses interactive display technologies that have never before been used in such an extended outdoor area.  see how images of the past are overlapped onto the present day. See the virtual reconstruction of the Arch of Titus in its full, former height. Baths of Caracalla Entrance Ticket Combo Opt to combine your bicycle rental with an entrance ticket to one of the largest and best-preserved ancient spa complexes. Learn about how the spa was constructed in 216 A.D., its many baths and rooms, and its several reconstructions before its closure in 537 A.D. Put yourself in the shoes of a Roman and imagine yourself relaxing and studying in the spa. Walk under enormous archways and, thanks to the rare, well-preserved condition of the ruins, imagine mosaic floors, marble columns, and corridors lined with statues Castel Sant'Angelo Entrance Ticket with Audioguide Combo  Combine your 3-hour E-bike rental with the Castel Sant'Angelo visit with an audioguide. Discover the history of this ancient fortress, and admire the paintings and statues. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the city from the terrace.  Catacombs Guided Tour Combo Combine your 3-hour E-bike rental with a tour of the Catacombs. Explore the Appian way to reach the venue. From your guide, hear about the fascinating history and secrets surrounding the extensive tunnels with tombs.  Trevi Underground Guided Tour Combo Combine your E-bike rental with an exclusive guided tour of the Trevi Underground. Admire the ruins dating all the way back to Ancient Rome. Discover all the secrets from your professional archeologist guide.

Best of Rome by E-Bike

4. Best of Rome by E-Bike

On this 3-hour private e-bike tour enjoy an evening ride to the Forum Boarium, which is the oldest standing building in Rome. Ride to the Aventine Hill for a panoramic view from the Orange Garden. Ride to the Colosseum, which is the city’s most-recognizable monument. Head up the Capitoline Hill, for a sweeping view of the Roman Forum. Stop at Piazza Venezia, home to the iconic Trevi Fountain. Explore the high-end shopping district and stop at the Spanish Steps. Head for the Pantheon – the magnificent Roman temple. See Piazza Navona, featuring the Fountain of the 4 Rivers. Stop at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, and then head back, passing the lively area of Campo de' Fiori.

From Civitavecchia: Private Cruise Shore Excursion to Rome

5. From Civitavecchia: Private Cruise Shore Excursion to Rome

See the highlights of Rome on a private full-day shore excursion from Civitavecchia Port, with round-trip transfers directly from and to your cruise ship. With the option of skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and Colosseum, discover the legends of Rome and the Vatican City. Your driver will pick you up at 08:00 for the 80-minute drive to the Eternal City, stopping at the Colosseum; site of legendary gladiatorial contests. Once able to seat up to 50,000 Roman citizens, to skip the long lines, your guide can reserve tickets in advance. Drive to the Circus Maximus and Palatine Hill. With views across the Roman Forum, continue to Capitoline Hill, once the citadel of Ancient Rome. Next, go to Piazza Venezia to see the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II. Other highlights include the Pantheon, temple to all the gods of Rome. Go inside the best preserved monument of the Imperial City and see the honeycomb rotunda and dome. Stop at the Trevi Fountain and drive by the Spanish Steps. After lunch, explore the sights of the Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel and masterpieces of art in St. Peter's Basilica. You can hire a guide in advance for an extra special tour.

Rome Shore Excursion: Full-Day from Civitavecchia

6. Rome Shore Excursion: Full-Day from Civitavecchia

Your driver/guide will meet you at the pier in Civitavecchia Port and take you on a comfortable drive through the Etruscan countryside to Rome. The drive takes around 80 minutes in a luxury Mercedes minivan. Your first stop will be the Circus Maximus, followed by the Colosseum. At the Colosseum you’ll avoid spending time waiting in line as priority entrance tickets will be bought for you in advance! Continue to the Trevi Fountain, where you can toss in a coin and make a wish to return to Rome one day! After visiting the Fountain, head to the Spanish Steps and then stop for a light lunch at a typical Roman Trattoria that serves pizza, pasta, gelato and much more. After lunch head to the Vatican City, where you’ll see the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Should you wish to venture inside to explore the works of art in the Vatican Museums, a private tour can be arranged for you at an additional cost.

From Civitavecchia: Rome Shore Excursion

7. From Civitavecchia: Rome Shore Excursion

During your highway journey, you will take in views of the Roman countryside and the Tyrrhenian Sea. What you will see aspects of Ancient Rome, monumental Rome, and Christian Rome on this tour. For a taste of Ancient Rome, see the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Capitol Hill, and an overview of the Roman Forum, Trajan’s Column, and Circus Maximus. Monumental Rome consists of Venice Square and the "Wedding Cake," the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a typical Roman restaurant. After lunch, discover Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a 2-hour guided tour and skip-the-line tickets included.

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What people are saying about Circus Maximus

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 551 reviews

I had a wonderfully experience with the new E-bike I didn’t get tired and was able to go around in Rome completely alone and safe. The service is excellent and loved attention. I had a bit of a problem to turn on the bike but they gave me all the help I needed and arrived safely to the rent location.

This was a wonderful way to see many of the major sites of the city. Our guide Alassadro chose a route through the city that had almost no car traffic, and he provided Roman history and interesting info interspersed through the day. He also provided a great lunch recommendation for after our tour!

We had a great tour along all kinds of highlights in Rome. Catharina explained it all well and in a pleasant way. Was also very relaxed in a group of 6. Was all in English, although we would get a Dutch guide, easy to follow

Great experience. Had only one day to visit Rome. This tour was perfect. Quick access to most highlights. Alessandro was our tour guide. Very friendly, humble and knowledgeable.

Best guide Caterina! Excellent, interesting and very enjoyable way to learn about ancient Rome while bicycling through modern Rome!