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Rome: 3.5-Hour Segway Tour of Trastevere

1. Rome: 3.5-Hour Segway Tour of Trastevere

Experience Roman history first-hand in one of Rome’s most historic neigborhoods on a 3.5-hour Segway tour of the Trastevere. Following a short briefing, cruise from the historic heart of Rome to see almost every church and piazza in Trastevere, gliding down almost every street of the ancient neighborhood to soak up the charming atmosphere in a leisurely fashion. Along the way you will discover the Tempietto del Bramante, one of Rome’s most extraordinary yet unexplored pieces of architecture. See the golden mosaic of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the oldest churches in Rome. Then, go to the Fountain of Janiculum Hill for one of the most breathtaking views of the Eternal City.

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Views of Rome Half-Day Private Self-Guided Tour

2. Views of Rome Half-Day Private Self-Guided Tour

Marvel at the sights of Rome from some of the famous “7 Hills” on a private tour self-guided, with personal driver for 3 hours. Following a pick-up from your accommodation, drive to the Villa Borghese on Pincian Hill northeast of the city center. Once home to some of the most important families of the Roman Republic, the hill offers breathtaking views of the Piazza del Popolo and St. Peter's Basilica. Continue to the Janiculum, one of the best locations in the city for views of the numerous domes and bell towers that pierce the Roman skyline. Enjoy views from 2 sides of the hill, and panoramic vistas of the city from the monumental Il Fontanone (Big Fountain), a favored spot for film shoots. Finally, go to Aventine Hill, and stroll through the picturesque Garden of Oranges. Pick an orange from the tree, if any are available, and peek through the famous keyhole of the Villa of the Priory of Malta, where an enchanting surprise awaits!

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Rome Highlights Tour by Electric Bike

3. Rome Highlights Tour by Electric Bike

Navigate the "7 Hills of Rome" by electric bike and marvel at iconic monuments, such as the Trevi Fountain. Cycle to Piazza Barberini on Quirinal Hill, and discover the site of the Baths of Diocletian at the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Go to the basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli before getting a look at the Colosseum from the outside. Enjoy panoramic views from the Giardino degli Aranci on Aventine Hill. Encounter relics of the Roman Empire, such as Trajan's Column and the Theatre of Marcellus. Explore the old Jewish Ghetto, historic Trastevere and medieval market at Campo dei Fiori. Get an amazing view from the Fontana dell'Acqua Paola and much more.

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Rome: Private Car Tour

4. Rome: Private Car Tour

Visit Rome in a fun and exciting way without sacrificing comfort on this private car tour that is uniquely tailored to your interests. Begin by being picked up at your hotel by your expert guide, and soon discover Rome's historic center, its panoramic point, millenary monuments, and incredible architecture. See the Gianicolo Fountain, a monumental fountain located on Janiculan Hill in Rome. Continue on to St. Peter's Square, which is in front of St. Peter's Basilica, and visit the romantic stairway of the Trinity of the Mountains with the Barcaccia Fountain. Finally, check out the Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona and the majestic monuments of the Pantheon and the Colosseum.

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Rome: La Grande Bellezza Movie Locations Private Tour

5. Rome: La Grande Bellezza Movie Locations Private Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the Oscar-winning film, “La Grande Belleza” ("The Great Beauty"), and explore Rome on a half-day private tour by car, as seen through the eyes of director, Paolo Sorrentino. Following a pick-up from your hotel, learn the legends of Janiculum Hill, and marvel at the courtyard of the Church of San Pietro in Montorio, considered a masterpiece of High Renaissance architecture. Be enchanted by the impressive Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, called "Er Fontanone" by the Romans. Next, walk along the River Tiber to Piazza Navona. Built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, the oval-shaped “square” is a feast of Baroque and Renaissance art, including Bernini’s famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of 4 Rivers). Nearby, lies the Palazzo Altemps and Palazzo Braschi. Continue to the Trevi Fountain, featured in the Federico Fellini film “La Dolce Vita.” Throw a coin in the fountain, before driving on to the Colosseum and Circo Massimo. From there, it’s a short journey to the Villa del Priorato di Malta on Aventine Hill, where you can admire St. Peter's Basilica through the keyhole of the Villa Malta. A tour guide is not included, a suggestion may be to bring a guidebook. Remember to check on the website the opening times of the location you want to visit and the price of entrance ticket.  Entrance fees are not included.

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What people are saying about Fontana dell'Acqua Paola

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 30 reviews

The best way to see & experience Rome in the shortest possible time.

Our guide had an enormous knowledge of Rome and it's history. He made our tour enjoyable and exciting. Driving around town and stopping periodically for historical perspective was the best. At times we would park and enjoy the beautiful vistas that ROME offers. We would not have been able to experience Trastevere as we did, without seeing it from a Segway.

Best way to see Trastevere

Great fun touring Trastevere with Julia from Rex tours. She's awesome and extremely knowledgeable of the area. There is so much to see and do in Trastevere. We covered a lot of ground on the segway in very short order. Trastevere is much less touristy and a hidden gem just outside Rome proper. You don't want to miss it.

So much fun and great tour guides

Segways are the best fun and a great way to see the area. The two brothers that run this tour are so helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend booking this tour to get away from the city centre and see different things.

Fantastic guide! Great way to see Roma, without getting tired walking

We had a great experience, our guide Quentin was fantastic, a nice guy with a great wealth of knowledge! Romes cobbled streets can be quite challenging to walk so the Segway made things a whole lot easier.

Great gift!

Purchased this as a birthday gift for my son and his girlfriend to enjoy on their trip to Rome. They loved it!