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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Combine history with adventure on a 3-hour tour of the hills of Rome by classic Vespa scooter! As your private guide drives, enjoy the wind in your hair and take in the highlights of Rome's historic seven hills. See the impressive Baths of Caracalla on Caelian Hill and cruise along ancient Appian Way. Take a break on Palatine Hill and soak up views of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome. If there ever was an ancient city to see on the back of a Vespa, it's Rome!

Highlights

  • 3-hour private Vespa tour around the historic Seven Hills of Rome
  • Sit on the back of an iconic Italian scooter as your expert guide drives
  • Enjoy views of top Rome attractions like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • See ancient sites like the Baths of Caracalla, Appian Way, the Aurelian Walls and the Pyramid of Cestius
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Rome Vespa Tour: Highlights of the Seven Hills of Rome

Rome's Pyramid of Cestius

Populated with Rome's gorgeous parks, buildings and monuments, the historic Seven Hills of Rome appeal to history buffs and scenic sightseers alike. Nowadays, only Capitoline Hill is considered a real hill, while the other six are simply higher mounds of land defined by ancient volcanic ridges. There’s no better form of transport to truly experience these hills than by Vespa, admired the world over ever since Audrey Hepburn rode one in the classic film Roman Holiday.

Your tour starts when your private guide meets you at your central Rome hotel and gives you a comprehensive safety briefing before you hop on the back of your Vespa. Choosing the best route to avoid any traffic, your guide will take you on a scenic drive, stopping at highlights to explain each hill's history.

Head to Caelian Hill, where you’ll visualize its former splendor at the vast ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. Then cruise down the nearby Appian Way, one of the first paved roads in history. Pass the tranquil Orange Garden on Aventine Hill, and stop to admire an unforgettable keyhole view of St Peter's Basilica at the Piazza of the Knights of Malta. Ride to Capitoline Hill, sandwiched between the Roman Forum and Piazza Venezia, before passing the majestic Qurinal Palace on Quirnal Hill.

After a stop on Palatine Hill for views of Rome's Colosseum, head over to the Aurelian Walls to see the incredible defensive structure that once circled the Seven Hills. The land by these ancient city walls is home to one of Rome's lesser-known treasures, the unique Pyramid of Cestius -- perfect for a photo stop!

Cross the Tiber River to visit Rome's other notable hills, passing the boat-shaped Tiber Island as you go! Stop with your guide to enjoy panoramic views of Rome's churches, piazzas and monuments from Janiculum Hill, and ride to the must-see St Peter's Square on Vatican Hill.

After seeing more of Rome's ancient sights than you could ever expect to see on a coach or walking tour, your friendly guide will drop you off at your chosen central Rome location or your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guides, Alexander and Jack were superb. This tour was the highlight of our 3 day trip to Rome. Both guides were knowledgable, customised the tour to what we were interested in and took us to sights we would never have considered. Zooming around on the back of Vespas in Rome traffic was at the same time frightening and exhilarating. Another benefit: Rome was very hot 30 degrees, and scootering around was a lot cooler than being on a walking tour. And with personal guides, a lot more efficient and fun. I highly recommend you book this tour first, and ask for Alexander and Jack and remember to ask them to take you to Rome's best cappuccino!. - Tamzin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Perfetto! We loved this tour of Rome's hills and highlights. Our guides Daniel and Luigi were friendly and knowledgable. Un
pomeriggio perfetto a Roma!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

It was brilliant. Paolo was the tourguide. And since i had seen lots of rome he took me to other places. Seriously, when in Rome; rent a scooter and book this tour. It's a must!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Alexander was a wonderful guide. I left Rome feeling like I understood so much more because of his observations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This is a GREAT way to see a lot of Rome in a short time, and have fun doing it. With great guides (Carlos, Luigi, Daniel, one a guide, one an architect, one just a nice guy) whizzing you around the city, it was as much fun to ride as it was interesting to see. Our 13 year old was shooting video from his phone, jumping off the bike at each stop, and it turned what is an admittedly challenging day for a teenager into a rush of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This is by far the best way to see Rome! Giorgio and Leonardo were excellent guides and we had a wonderful morning exploring Rome with them. Definitely one of the top highlights of our trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was so much fun! Skip the big tour groups and see Rome by Vespa with your own guide. I felt like I had a friend in Rome showing me around for the day in an informative but informal way. Would highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to Rome. I recommend this to everyone to try at least once. Our guide showed us the entire city. We made stops all over the city to see the sights and take pictures. We even stopped along the way for coffee. Alexander, Luigi and Leonardo (our guides) meet us at the hotel and made sure that we were safe and had lots of fun. This tour was money well spent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This tour was so much fun! I would do it again! I was very lucky to have a wonderful tour guide in Jacopo, who was knowledgeable, personable and professional. I was able to see so much of Rome, and so much that hasn’t been included on any other tour that I have done in Rome. The experience was enriched by the knowledge that Jacopo shared. I loved the experience and highly recommend the tour :)

Ann McKain
New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Alessandra and Simone were our guides and they were amazing! Even though we had already seen quite a bit of Rome, it was still awesome to see it again from the back of a scooter. They also took us to lots of places on our wish list that we hadn't seen yet. One of us had never been on a scooter before and was a little apprehensive, but she felt very safe in their hands and was smiling the whole time. In my opinion it was the best part of our weeklong stay in Rome.

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