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From Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tour with Lunch

1. From Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tour with Lunch

Travel by airconditioned bus from Rome to the Tivoli to enjoy a guided tour of the Hadrian's Villa complex and the 16th-century Villa d’Este. Savor local flavors with a local lunch that includes wine and coffee. Depart Rome and travel by bus to the lovely town of Tivoli, best known for the Renaissance Villa d'Este and the large Roman archaeological complex of Hadrian's Villa. Learn the rich history of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites from an expert guide. Step back in time as you explore the ancient Roman settlement of Tibur, where Hadrian's Villa once served as a retreat for the Roman Emperor and where he governed the Roman Empire during his last years or reign. Discover the secrets of the complex as you uncover the ruins of opulent pools, public baths, and fountains. Marvel at classical Greek architecture and the remains of stunning artwork. Have lunch at a typical Italian restaurant before moving on to Villa d’Este, which is best known for its beautiful terraces. Head to the Apartments of the Cardinal and gaze out at the spectacular view of the gardens and courtyards. Stroll among the many decorative fountains, such as the Oval Fountain and Fountain of the Dragons in the lavish grounds. Return to your meeting point by bus at the end of your tour.

From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

2. From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

Hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus and start your journey down to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii. Upon arrival at Pompeii, breeze past the long lines with your Skip-the-Line ticket. Enter a time capsule of the ancient Roman world. Let your local expert guide give you a tour of these marvelously-preserved ruins. Go to Positano, where the houses tumble down the hillside and stroll among the boutique stores. Purchase some of the local limoncello liqueur, visit the Church of Santa Maria Assunta or people watch from a restaurant terrace. After some free time and lunch (own expense) in Pompeii, continue further south along the picturesque seaside roads of the Amalfi Coast. Marvel at the spectacular coastline as the mountains cascade into the sea and romantic villages climb up the mountains.

Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

3. Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

Depart Rome and transfer to Tivoli to tour 2 of Italy’s most impressive villas on this full-day tour of the Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa, with time to explore both magnificent country estates. Drive to Hadrian's Villa, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian, and once greater than the center of Imperial Rome. The largest and most luxurious residence ever built in Italy, it features an impressive array of imperial palaces, temples, theaters, thermal baths, and pools. After lunch, explore the grounds of the Villa D'Este and learn about the history and development of the villa, an enchanting site of the late Italian Renaissance. Once the home of Lucrezia Borgia's son, it is renowned for its spectacular gardens and trees, as well as its waterfalls and fountains. Highlights include the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum, the pool and artificial grotto, named after an Egyptian city and temple dedicated to the god Serapis, and the Maritime Theatre, where a small Roman house was thought to have provided a retreat from the demands of court life.

Roma by Night: E-Bike Tour

4. Roma by Night: E-Bike Tour

See Rome's most important monuments on an E-Bike. Visit the must-see symbols of the city: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, and romantic Trevi Fountain. Continue on to some famous squares: Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Venezia, and Piazza Navona.   Admire the beauty of Rome at sunset: famous monuments, majestic fountains, churches, and ancient buildings accented with warm colors, in a game of lights and reflections on the marbles and the ancient structures of the Empire.   Learn about the interesting history of Rome, admire the sunset from the best views, and take some wonderful photos.    

From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

5. From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

Take an amazing journey back in time on this full-day tour to the archaeological ruins of Pompeii: a unique document of Greco-Roman life. Travel through the famous Roman countryside and enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean, Mount Vesuvius, and countless historic sites. The first stop will be in Naples. This Mediterranean city is famous for its rich history, art, culture and gastronomy. You’ll drive up the Vomero hill for a view over the town which overlooks the bay of Naples and extends from the Sorrento peninsula to volcanic area of Phlegrean fields. The skyline is dominated by the majestic and still active volcano Vesuvius. This is the perfect spot to take photos of this stunning landmark. Driving down towards the port of Mergellina, travel south towards Mount Vesuvius and the town of Pompeii. Stop for a traditional lunch of Neapolitan pizza with a drink before reaching the archaeological site. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Pompeii and enter with skip-the-line tickets. Spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. Wander through the ancient streets and learn about the history of this place from your guide. After your tour of Pompeii, enjoy the leisurely return trip to Rome.

Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome with Boat Excursion

6. Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome with Boat Excursion

Escape the heat of central Rome, and discover the crystal clear waters, breathtaking views, and relaxing ambiance of Ponza, a tiny Mediterranean island paradise just a few hours from the city. After checking in at the meeting point, board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for a quick transfer to the departure port. Here, catch the fast ferry direct to Ponza Island (ferry cost not included and must be paid on the day). Upon arrival, board the boat you'll call home for the day. You'll be greeted aboard by the captain. Then, set off on an itinerary defined by the day’s wind and sea conditions. Whatever the route, you’ll enjoy stops at some of the island's most beautiful grottoes and swimming spots. Famous for its crystal clear waters and stunning cliffs, Ponza is also full of legends that your captain will tell you about as you sail. Visit the grotto of Circe, the sorceress of Homer's “The Odyssey,” who turned Odysseus' men into animals.  Learn the heartbreaking true story of Lucia Rosa, whose name now lives on in one of Ponza's most beautiful swimming areas. When it's time for lunch, the crew will serve a simple but tasty "mariner's style" pasta lunch, prepared in the boat's kitchen. Lunch will be served on deck, with wine and beverages.  After, grab your beach towel and laze on deck as you enjoy the sea breeze. There is plenty to do on board and in the water. Your tour leader will be on hand to cater to your needs. At the end of the day, trade in your sea legs, and enjoy some time to shop on Ponza Island. Explore the typical alleys around the port area, or grab a glass of wine before your ferry departure back to the mainland at 17:00 (not included). Here, a vehicle will be waiting to whisk you back to Rome.

From Rome: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch and Wine Tasting

7. From Rome: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch and Wine Tasting

A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up in Rome. As you drive towards rolling hills, your expert tour guide will explain Tuscany’s rich culture and answer any questions you might have about the day ahead.  First, enjoy a walking tour in the hill town of Montepulciano. Take in an ancient but still-functioning wine cellar and ruins that pre-date Rome. Next visit San Biagio, a 16th-century Renaissance church with a travertine facade welcoming in the sunlight and exquisite decorations inside. Just a short drive away awaits a delicious Tuscan lunch. Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine pairings in the wine cellar of an authentic vineyard farmhouse, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino and varieties from the vineyard itself.  Buy your souvenir Tuscan wine here or wait for the final stop: Pienza. Your tour leader will offer insights, but your time is yours: shopping for pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, wines, and other local specialties, finding the right photo opportunity, or simply wandering the streets like a local. Next, return to Rome in air-conditioned comfort — fulfilled, relaxed, and ready for the next day.

From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

8. From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

Discover the most spectacular destinations in the Amalfi Coast region of Amalfi and Positano on a high-speed train tour. Admire the elegance and natural beauty of these two gems of the coastline. Meet with your tour leader at the Roma Termini railway station. Depart for Salerno by high-speed train to reach the Amalfi Coast in the most time-efficient way possible. Once you reach Salerno, board the ferry to Amalfi and enjoy the fantastic views from the boat. Explore the town of Amalfi nestled in a ravine surrounded by stunning cliffs, the medieval public also knew it as the Duchy of Amalfi. Here you will have free time to explore the town, its public squares, shops and the Cathedral on your own. After visiting Amalfi, take the ferry back to Positano to discover all its charm and elegance: its coloured buildings, shops, and sandy beaches. Visit Marina Grande beach, or stroll around Fornillo or Arienzo beaches. Spend about two and a half hours in Positano before taking your ferry back to Salerno and heading for the railway station to take your high-speed train back to Rome, which will take you back to the Eternal City in the evening.

Rome: E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

9. Rome: E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

Begin your adventure close to St. Maria Maggiore, one of the most beautiful basilicas of Rome. Pedal up to the top of the Aventino hill and admire one of the most striking sunset panoramas of the eternal city. Enjoy the views over the Fori Imperiali, Campidoglio, and Circo Massimo by dusk. Then, head for the Trevi Fountain, and make a wish as you throw a coin in. See popular landmarks such as the Colosseo and San Pietro, illuminated by the moonlight biking through little-known streets far away from the city traffic. End the adventure with the cold cuts accompanied by a glass of wine.

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

10. From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and nature of this peaceful lake, located just a short distance from Rome, on a kayak tour with plenty of interesting stops and technical kayaking tips. After a quick paddling, navigation and communication lesson, you will begin your tour of the lake. Stops will include the village of the millstones, the Roman port of the Villa of Domitian, the Trampoline of the Pope, and a beautiful beach reachable only by kayak, where you can swim if the weather is right. Along the way you will see the summer residence of the Popes, atop the mountain of Castel Gandolfo and surrounded by untouched nature. You can Listen to the sound of local wildlife and the water lapping, a unique and unforgettable experience so close to Rome. Your guide will provide technical assistance throughout the tour, and offer stories and anecdotes about the lake. After arriving back at the starting point, you will have the opportunity to take a shower before heading back to the capital.

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What can I say except my Vespa tour was honestly one of the best experiences of my life! Simone made the entire tour so magical by taking me to the most beautiful places in Rome. I was very apprehensive about what to expect at first, as I was travelling the city alone. But he made me feel safe the entire way around and was such a brilliant guide for the evening. Made me laugh a lot and it felt like I was travelling with a friend! He was so knowledgeable about Rome and I learnt a lot. Nothing felt rushed and he made sure I did everything I wanted to do and MORE! I will never forget this experience and I would recommend this tour to absolutely everyone.

Just a wonderful tour spent driving around Rome. Plenty of the usual sites, but our guide Marta took us to many of her personal favorites that were unique. Can't express what a wonderful experience this was. Definitely going to be a highlight of our trip to Rome. You know, I'm not easily impressed, but there was something about an interactive way to connect with the city that really made it special. Highly recommend these guys!

David and Emily were very friendly and knowledgeable and showed us parts of Rome we had not seen in other trips. They avoided the touristy stuff and gave us a lot of information. We would highly recommend a Vespa tour and would do it again!

Despite being a long trip, the experience was wonderful! Marta is a SENSATIONAL guide and together with the driver Andreas, they make an unbeatable duo!

Best way to explore Rome and get a little adventure in the process. Saw so much in one day with the efficiency of the scooters. Thanks.