Best Segway Tours in Rome

If you want your next visit to Rome to be different, why not do it on board a Segway? In "the Eternal City" you will find different attractions and rental services to enjoy with these two-wheeled companions.

Laura Gómez

Laura Gómez

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Best Segway Tours in Rome

Segway Tour of Rome | ©Segway Rome Tours

With over 2500 years of history, the Italian capital is one of the most visited and most desired cities. One of those places that you will often hear: you have to visit at least once in your life. Rome has so many things to see and do, and it's a real challenge to get to know them all.

But don't worry! If you have a tight schedule, or you just want to get to know it in a different way, how about a ride on a Segway? These vehicles are a very original and fun way to visit the must-see sites of this wonderful city.

1. Villa Borghese natural environment and the city centre

Through the city centre by Segway| ©David Brice
Through the city centre by Segway| ©David Brice

If what you are looking for is a more relaxed experience connected to nature, with trees, water areas and people having picnics, this tour will fascinate you!

Starting with Villa Borghese, this 80-hectare lung of the city also has museums, galleries and other spaces for cultural and recreational activities immersed in a green and harmonious environment.

Among the park's attractions is the Terrazza del Pincio, one of Rome's most popular viewpoints and home to a well-known and ingenious feature: the Water Clock.

Other small stops along the way include the Temple of Diana, adorned with the animals that the goddess of the hunt is said to represent, and the Borghese Gallery, which contains one of the largest private art collections in the world.

Next is the Temple of Aesculapius, which is a popular romantic lakeside postcard, and lastly, Piazza di Siena, the venue for Italy's most important equestrian events since the 1920s.

Then, the panorama will change towards the city centre and Via del Corso is an option to continue. Here you will find the Basilica Parrocchiale San Lorenzo in Lucina, one of the oldest Christian churches in Rome (from the 4th century!).

A few minutes later, you will find the Pantheon, an imperial work that survived a fire almost 2,000 years ago and with a lot of history to tell. I suggest you take a guided tour of the Pantheon on the side to learn more about its past. A few metres further on, the huge columns in honour of Emperor Hadrian loom over Piazza di Pietra. The busy Piazza di Spagna and its long Staircase of the Trinità del Monte are also usually part of the tour.

Details of interest in the tour

  • Total duration of the tour: 2 hours.
  • Starting point: Piazza del Popolo, Rome RM, Italy. The return is to the same starting point.
  • Price: From €46.
  • Other things to know: The tour includes a guide accompanying the group. The number of participants is not specified, but these tours normally run with small groups. All stops on the tour are 3 to 5 minutes, but are enjoyable from start to finish. Check the details of the tour (stops, times, language, equipment, etc.) in advance when making your booking. As above, be well prepared and make the most of this express tour.

Book a tour of Villa Borghese and Rome city centre by segway

2. Rome by night

View towards the bridge and the Castel Sant'Angelo| ©Jose Mateo Jurado
View towards the bridge and the Castel Sant'Angelo| ©Jose Mateo Jurado

As the name suggests, this tour takes place under the light of the night sky. It's another great way to get to know a very active city at night, and it also saves you from having to wear sunscreen!

The first stop on the tour is usually Castel Sant'Angelo. This intimidating structure was originally erected to serve as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian around the year 130.

Over time, it gained its role as the city's fortress, to the point where popes would move in during times of unrest. It was also used as a prison and today is a very important museum of the city.

Afterwards, the tour usually continues through the illuminated streets to Piazza Navona.

Another attraction usually included is the Ponte Sisto, a bridge over the Tiber from where you will be able to see the most representative symbol of Rome: the Colosseum. And before you say goodbye to this magical night, which by the way will be with a flourish, how about the Trevi Fountain?

Details of interest in the tour

  • Total duration of the tour: 3 hours.
  • Starting point: Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00186 Roma RM, Italy. The return is to the same starting point.
  • Price: From €72.
  • Other things to know: The tour includes a guide accompanying the group. Space is limited to 8 participants. As this is an evening tour, it has a fixed departure time of 7 p.m.

Book anight tour of Rome by Segway

3. A ride through ancient Rome? This is the option

Segway through Rome| ©Sean MacEntee
Segway through Rome| ©Sean MacEntee

To say "Ancient Rome" may sound a bit strange. If you visit this city, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you should know that you are in for a huge architectural legacy that began millennia ago, marked by military and political power, mythological beliefs and the desire to express the greatness of the Roman Empire, one of the most important and successful in history.

On the tour explained here, ancient history is the protagonist.

One place that is usually included in this tour is the Roman Forum. The complex, considered one of the greatest examples of the splendour of the Roman Empire, was the nucleus of the religious and public life of the time, and of which the remains of columns, arches and temples survive today, visited by millions of people every year.

Ancient history is usually rounded off with a stop at the Largo di Torre Argentina, a series of temple ruins and government spaces where (in case you didn't know) Julius Caesar was assassinated, marking the end of an era in Roman history.

The tour can also include some more "recent" sites that, from the city's historical perspective, may well be over 500 years old, right? Well, one of them is the Rome Ghetto instituted in the mid 1500's and considered to be the second oldest in the world.

Details of interest in the tour

  • Total duration of the tour: 3 hours - Starting point: Piazza Capo di Ferro, 20, 00186 Roma RM, Italy. Arrival is also at the same place.
  • Price: From 69 €.
  • Other things to know: This tour allows a maximum of 6 participants

4. A tour of the must-see sights of the Eternal City

Taking a photo inside the Colosseum| ©Jametlene Reskp
Taking a photo inside the Colosseum| ©Jametlene Reskp

This tour usually includes three of Rome' s must-see monuments.

You will especially enjoy great and attractive views of "the Eternal City" such as those from the Aventine Hill, a panoramic view of historic buildings on Via dei Fori Imperiali and other great millenary works such as the Roman Forum or the Circus Maximus.

The Roman Colosseum is usually part of this tour, although of course it is a monument not to be missed in any case. If you wish, here is some information about tickets to the Colosseum.

Continuing with the competitions and shows, the tour usually makes a stop at the Circus Maximus, a huge horse racing track and grandstands with space for about 300 thousand people!

The Via dei Fori Imperiali is usually part of the tour, a long street in the historic centre of Rome that connects on one side the Roman Colosseum and on the other, Piazza Venezia and its Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II. The latter, to pay homage to the first king of Italy after unification: Victor Emmanuel II.

And to see the city from the top, the Aventine Hill. If you climb this hill, you will better understand a famous myth: that of Romulus and Remus.

Details of interest on the tour

  • Total duration of the tour: 3 hours.
  • Starting point: Via dei Delfini, 35, 00186 Roma RM, Italy. The return is to the same place of departure.
  • Price: From 55 €.
  • Other things to know: This tour is limited to 8 people

All tours at a glance

  • Rome natural environment

  • Terrazza del Pincio, the Water Clock, Temple of Diana, Borghese Gallery, Bioparco di Roma, Temple of Aesculapius, Piazza di Siena, Via del Corso, Basilica Parrocchiale, Campo Marzio, Pantheon, Piazza di Pietra, Piazza di Spagna, Staircase of the Trinity Mount, Via Margutta of the historic centre and Piazza del Popolo (*Itinerary subject to change).

  • From 46 €.

  • Rome by night

  • Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Navona, Ponte Sisto and Trevi Fountain (*Itinerary subject to change).

  • From 72 €.

  • Ancient Rome

  • Roman Forum, Largo di Torre Argentina, Capitoline Hill, Campidoglio Square, Teatro di Marcello and Rome Ghetto (*Itinerary subject to change).

  • From 69 €.

  • Rome great views

  • Circus Maximus, Roman Colosseum, Roman Forum, Via dei Fori Imperiali, Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Piazza Venezia, Monte Aventino, Teatro di Marcello and Piazza della Bocca della Verità (*Itinerary subject to change).

  • From €55.

Some tips to make this the best experience

Using a Segway| ©Harriet Wood
Using a Segway| ©Harriet Wood

Here are some final tips that will be very useful for you to enjoy your tour from start to finish. However, I recommend you to check in detail the different specifications for your tour.

  • On each tour you will receive a session to learn how to safely drive these vehicles, so it is expected that each participant has the optimal physical conditions (age, maximum weight, not pregnant and other additional conditions that you can specify) to do the tour.
  • Some tours are offered in English as the standard language. If you are looking for Spanish, check with the provider in advance to see what other options they have for you.
  • You can carry (and it is recommended) a small bag on your back with drinks, sunscreen and other personal items. That light bag that always accompanies you on any tour will suffice.