• Tour code: 6700APPIAN
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Cruise down the Appian Way, an ancient road that leads out of Rome, on a Segway tour, the ideal way to explore with its ability to cover more ground than a walking tour while still being outside. With a tour leader, pass by the Colosseum on your way out of the city center, and see other ancient sights like Porta San Sebastiano and Capo di Bove. Limited to eight people, this tour provides a small-group experience. Lunch with wine is included at a local restaurant. 

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour Segway tour of Appian Way from Rome
  • Glide down Appian Way, one of the first paved roads in history, on your personal, two-wheeled electric Segway
  • See the Colosseum and Caelian Hill en route to the historical road just outside the city’s walls
  • Pause by sights such as Porta San Sebastiano, the Church of Domine Quo Vadis and Capo di Bove
  • Learn about each stop from audio-visual presentations on a supplied, personal iPod
  • Enjoy a traditional, 2-course lunch at a local restaurant
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people provides an intimate experience

What You Can Expect

Segway tour of Appian Way in Rome

Explore Appian Way by Segway on this tour

Your Segway adventure starts by meeting your tour leader in central Rome, where you’ll receive an iPod with audio-visual summaries that provide information about the sights you’ll see along the Appian Way (Via Appia Antica). After an orientation and practice session to get familiar with your electric 2-wheeled Segway, take off through Rome’s historical center.

Following your tour leader, pass by the Colosseum and glide up Caelian Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, to see the Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla), which date back to 212 AD. Arriving at the Appian Way, pause to check out Porta San Sebastiano, a gate that marks the start of the ancient road. While you cruise along the cobblestones, try to imagine the 2,000 years of history that surround this fascinating place.

As you listen to your historical audio commentary, learn about Spartacus, who was crucified here with his army, and about the old Roman catacombs. Stop for a photo op at the Church of Domine Quo Vadis, supposedly located on the site where St Peter had a vision of Jesus Christ, and continue along the road to Capo di Bove, an archaeological site from the 2nd century.

From here, head back toward central Rome, stopping at a local restaurant for a 2-course lunch of Italian dishes such as lasagna or cannelloni (see the Itinerary for a sample menu). A glass of wine, beer, water or soft drink is included. Your tour then ends upon your return to the starting point.

Note: This tour operates on Sundays, as that’s the only day the Appian Way is closed to traffic. The order of sights suggested in the description may be subject to change on the day of your tour.

Itinerary

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