4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Cruise through the gardens of beautiful Villa Borghese in Rome by Segway! Near the popular Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese is known as the green heart of Rome -- a tranquil park sheltered from Rome's bustling city streets. Your expert guide will lead you along beautiful tree-line pathways and past spectacular fountains, the park's Lake Gardens and Piazza di Siena, an ornate square within the grounds.

Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group Segway tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your friendly guide.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Segway tour of Villa Borghese in Rome
  • Glide along Villa Borghese's beautiful tree-line pathways and see the peaceful Lake Gardens
  • Cruise past the Piazza di Siena and see the Temple of Diana, two of Villa Borghese's major landmarks
  • Suitable for all fitness levels
  • Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Rome Segway Tour: Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese fountains

After receiving a comprehensive overview of your Segway from your expert guide, you’ll be ready to conquer Rome's Villa Borghese park in style! As you glide the short distance from your meeting point to the park, pass the must-see Spanish Steps -- the famous 138-step staircase leading up from Piazza di Spagna.

Villa Borghese, opened in 1903, is the largest public park in Rome. The 148-acre (80-hectare) park features wide, shady lanes lined by temples, beautiful fountains, statues and museums -- perfect for cruising along on a Segway. Zoom down picturesque paths, away from car traffic, and weave between the lush trees and dazzling fountains.

Pass the Canonica Museum, named after Pietro Canonica, the Italian painter, opera composer, professor and sculptor. Your guide will tell you about his famous books, drawings and sculptures. Continue to the Temple of Diana and admire the goddess statue with one of her hunting dogs.

Continue further into the park to see the magnificent Piazza di Siena -- one of the park’s architectural and environmental jewels. From here, your guide will navigate you through the Lake Gardens, which was added by the English designer Jacob Moore after a major expansion and restoration project in the park.

Explore the newly renovated tree-lined walkways complete with new lawns and flowerbeds, a landscape of trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders. Admire the mirror of the lake’s water before reaching the Valadier House. Continue to the stunning Water Watch Fountain and make your way finally to Canonica Avenue, where your tour will end.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The tour was great fun and very informative. Uberto is very knowledgeable and is a great guide. He put us at ease immediately and although we felt nervous at first we quickly gained confidence. The gardens are beautiful and this is a great way to see them. It poured with rain (in July?!!) but despite this we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Well worth doing - even in the rain!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Best view of Rome.

What an absolutely brilliant trip. We visited the Colosseum at night, we toured the Vatican Museums, the Pantheon and walked all around Rome but the Segway through Villa Borghese gardens easily ranks as good as, if not better, than them.

This was a real highlight of our trip and Uberto, our tour guide, was great at telling us about the history not just of the gardens but also Rome itself.

Do yourself a favour and skip the main 'historical Rome' Segway trips - you will see all that anyway, and the history is right there front and centre, in the guidebooks, on placards/posters and descriptions against all the various monuments (or even just search online when you get there).

Villa Borghese is somewhere that most people coming to Rome will miss or barely glance at but it too is steeped in history, and whizzing around on the Segway not only gives your legs a bit of a rest from walking but it makes for a great way to see so much.

Halfway round, you stop for a cooling drink and a nice chat with the guide.

What's more, Uberto tops the whole tour off with the grande finale, what must be simply the best panoramic view of the entire city of Rome and Vatican City... climb the dome of St Peter's Basilica, or get to the top of the Palantine Hill and you end up missing part of the picture - go to Villa Borghese's stunning viewpoint and you get to take it ALL in.

Aside from the ice-cream, this is the best experience going in Rome. A brilliant way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the centre and at half the price of the other Segway routes, an absolute bargain if all you want is to try to ride a Segway (which is A LOT easier than learning to ride a bike... I'm not even sure it's physically possible to fall off!)

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