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Rome: Half-Day Tour by Vespa with Driver

1. Rome: Half-Day Tour by Vespa with Driver

Rome is the perfect city to explore on 2 wheels, and there are no 2 wheels more iconic than a Vespa scooter. The quintessential Roman mode of transport will see you turn heads for your sense of style as much as you will be turning yours to admire the historic and hidden sights of the Eternal City. Accompanied by an expert driver, visit the most important monuments of Ancient Rome, such as the Circus Maximus, Roman Forum, Colosseum, and Pantheon. Discover why romantics (and the Romantic poets) love the city at enchanting churches and decorative monuments, such as the Baroque Trevi Fountain - throw a coin in to make sure you return to Rome one day - and the Spanish Steps. Go to some of the city’s lesser known attractions, such as the carved face of the Bocca della Verità in the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, recognizable to film fans from the Audrey Hepburn movie “Roman Holiday.” Keep your eye out for the Pope as you cruise past the Vatican City, and more.

Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

2. Rome: City Center Highlights Tour by Electric-Assist Bicycle

Rome is a city filled with ancient monuments, bustling city streets, fascinating alleyways, and small, hidden squares. It is a sprawling city with many hills, and by foot it can be completely overwhelming. Today, you'll hop on an E-bike and experience the joys of Rome - from its elegant shopping streets to its ancient monuments - on a fun and healthy day of bike riding! You'll stop off many of the main attractions of Rome, and also have a chance to visit many charming smaller squares and buildings that are lesser-known. Your guide will take you from the Imperial Forum all the way through to the Pantheon and will share all about the history and curiosities that have made Rome's story - from its foundation to the present day. Morning Tour Highlights: Colosseum Imperial Forums Piazza Venezia and Vittoriano monument Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo Park of Villa Borghese and scenic view of Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theatre of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum Afternoon Tour Highlights: Colosseum Circus Maximus and view of the Palatine Aventine Hill and Orange Garden with a romantic view of Rome, including Saint Peter’s dome Trastevere Santa Maria in Trastevere basilica Piazza Farnese Hidden charming alleys: the soul of real Rome Piazza Navona (former Stadium of Domitian) Pantheon Jewish ghetto and Portico di Ottavia Theater of Marcellus Panoramic view of the Roman Forum

Rome By Night: Small Group E-Bike Tour

3. Rome By Night: Small Group E-Bike Tour

Check out Rome's most famous sights in one go without the crushing heat and crowds of people. Your e-bike experience begins at sunset so you can marvel at the Eternal City bathed in golden light. Rely on the expertise of a knowledgeable guide who will lead you down the quickest, most scenic routes and share interesting facts about the city and its sights.  Be prepared to see the best of Rome with stops at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and Saint Peter's Basilica. With a maximum of eight participants, this tour ensures that you'll have an individual experience, tailored to your needs and interests. Hop on an e-bike during the hot summer months to enjoy a cool breeze and a unique view on Rome's important historical and cultural landmarks. 

Rome: Colosseum and Vatican City Full-Day Guided Tour

4. Rome: Colosseum and Vatican City Full-Day Guided Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Rome in the morning, and then journey by minivan with an English-speaking driver/guide to the main monuments of the Eternal City. Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and get more time to follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors and fearless gladiators. Continue to the Roman Forum to explore the heart of public life in Ancient Rome. Get amazing views from Capitoline Hill and see Trajan's Column on Piazza Venezia. Discover the temple to all gods at the Pantheon, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and see the house where Keats lived at the Spanish Steps. Admire Bernini's fountain in Piazza Navona before getting some time for lunch. Spend the afternoon in the vast galleries of the Vatican Museum and enter Michelangelo's miraculous Sistine Chapel. Continue to St. Peter's Basilica, where highlights of the cathedral include Bernini's beautiful baldacchino, Michelangelo's Pietà and the tombs of 91 popes.

Rome In A Day Full-Day Tour by Electric-Assist Bike

5. Rome In A Day Full-Day Tour by Electric-Assist Bike

Explore the beauty of the “Eternal City” on a full-day bike tour, either on a quality trekking bike or an electrically assisted bicycle - that makes climbing Roman hills effortless. Meet your guide close to the Colosseum for an impressive view of the mighty arena of the Roman Republic. Then, continue to the Imperial Forum to see the temples dedicated to the gods of Ancient Rome. Cycle down small alleys, admiring Renaissance and Baroque palaces and churches along the way. Your local guide will lead you to some of Rome’s hidden and most famous squares and fountains, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Piazza del Popolo. Learn some of Rome’s 2,000-year history as you pedal, pausing at sites such as the Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Venezia, and Villa Borghese. Take a break for a typical Italian lunch in an authentic trattoria, along with short breaks for a historical explanation, and possibilities to take pictures. After a ride in the quaint Trastevere, pedal up Capitoline Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Roman Forum and to experience one of the legendary Seven Hills of Rome. Admire Michelangelo’s urban planning on the main square of the Capitoline, and bike to the Vatican City for a view of St. Peter’s Basilica and Bernini’s graceful colonnades.

Rome by Night Vespa Tour With Driver/Private Guide

6. Rome by Night Vespa Tour With Driver/Private Guide

Explore Rome under the romance of its evening illuminations on a 3-hour tour from the saddle of an iconic vintage Vespa moped. Meet your guide at your hotel, and set off to listen to the lullabies of the fountains and the whispers of the Roman statues. It’s when the sun begins to set that Rome puts on its finest costumes. Ride down enchanting streets, experiencing “La Dolce Vita,” and see sights such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Vatican City, and River Tiber. Each tour can be tailored to your precise specifications, so there’s no need to worry about lingering for too long at sites that don’t interest you. Your guide will narrate a fascinating history as you make several stops, including one to sip on a cup of strong Italian coffee, or sample a delicious gelato.

Rome: 3-hour E-Bike Rental with Optional Attraction Combo

7. Rome: 3-hour E-Bike Rental with Optional Attraction Combo

Spend 3 hours exploring Rome on your own by bike. Upgrade your cycling adventure with a virtual reality experience at the Circus Maximus or with entrance to the Baths of Caracalla, Castel Sant'Angelo, the Catacombs, or the Trevi Underground. Find fun for all ages with optional infant seats and child-sized bikes. Circus Maximum Virtual Reality Experience Combo Add a ticket to your bike rental and relive the ancient splendors of the Circus Maximus. Put on your VR headset and go on a 40-minute, time-traveling journey back to the imperial period of Rome through augmented and virtual reality. See one of the most important monuments in Roman history, the Circus Maximus, in all its historic phases. Experience this groundbreaking project, which uses interactive display technologies that have never before been used in such an extended outdoor area.  see how images of the past are overlapped onto the present day. See the virtual reconstruction of the Arch of Titus in its full, former height. Baths of Caracalla Entrance Ticket Combo Opt to combine your bicycle rental with an entrance ticket to one of the largest and best-preserved ancient spa complexes. Learn about how the spa was constructed in 216 A.D., its many baths and rooms, and its several reconstructions before its closure in 537 A.D. Put yourself in the shoes of a Roman and imagine yourself relaxing and studying in the spa. Walk under enormous archways and, thanks to the rare, well-preserved condition of the ruins, imagine mosaic floors, marble columns, and corridors lined with statues Castel Sant'Angelo Entrance Ticket with Audioguide Combo  Combine your 3-hour E-bike rental with the Castel Sant'Angelo visit with an audioguide. Discover the history of this ancient fortress, and admire the paintings and statues. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the city from the terrace.  Catacombs Guided Tour Combo Combine your 3-hour E-bike rental with a tour of the Catacombs. Explore the Appian way to reach the venue. From your guide, hear about the fascinating history and secrets surrounding the extensive tunnels with tombs.  Trevi Underground Guided Tour Combo Combine your E-bike rental with an exclusive guided tour of the Trevi Underground. Admire the ruins dating all the way back to Ancient Rome. Discover all the secrets from your professional archeologist guide.

From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Rome Cruise Shore Excursion

8. From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Rome Cruise Shore Excursion

Enjoy a full-day tour of Rome, including lunch and round-trip transfers from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia. Transfer to Rome city center by coach, stopping at the Vatican’s St Peter’s Square on arrival. Admire the dome of St Peter's Basilica and the colonnades by Bernini on St. Peter’s Square. Then, follow your guide along the cobbled streets of Italy’s ancient capital. Climb the Spanish Steps, linking Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Trinità dei Monti. Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the baroque staircase, before going to another baroque icon of Rome at the Trevi Fountain. Throw a coin into the fountain to ensure you one day return to Rome! Next, admire the domed temple of the Pantheon. See its well-preserved Corinthian columns. Break for lunch, before going to Piazza Venezia and Palatine Hill. Marvel at one of the largest archaeological sites in the world, before exploring the Roman Forum, site of the Roman Republic’s political, administrative, and religious life. Learn the history of the Roman Empire and the ruins that surround you. End at the mighty Colosseum, and see the remains the world's largest amphitheater. Imagine the battle scenes between the gladiators and fearsome beasts, put on for the public and emperors. Walk around the still-imposing exterior, before boarding the coach for the return transfer to Civitavecchia.

Rome: Half-Day Guided Electric Bike Tour

9. Rome: Half-Day Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore the streets of Rome with a guided electric bike tour. Electric bikes allow you to experience more of the city than walking tours, they let you explore streets unreachable by cars, and because they're battery powered, you hardly even have to pedal. Ride through Piazza Venezia, the central square of Rome. Then coast by the Colosseum, the famous arena where gladiators spilled blood in front of audiences of thousands. After stopping to take photos, visit a pleasant and quiet park which hides the ruins of the emperor Trajan's baths. Cruise through back streets, hidden piazzas, and secret passages, as you learn about must-see sights such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Ride through the gorgeous Villa Borghese, as well as the lovely scenic neighborhoods of Trastevere. Cross the river and see the famous Tiber Island, one of the oldest parts of Rome and also features Rome's oldest bridge dating back to ancient history. After traversing the river, take a journey through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter, a still vibrant Jewish community.

From Civitavecchia: Rome's Fountains and Squares with a Meal

10. From Civitavecchia: Rome's Fountains and Squares with a Meal

Start your tour from Civitavecchia harbor. Make the drive to Rome and arrive at the meeting point, with your guide waiting for you in Piazza del Popolo. First, head to the Spanish Steps, dominated by the church of Trinità dei Monti, and move on to the Rococo splendor of the Trevi Fountain. Admire the fantastical creatures designed to embody movement. Learn how, according to tradition, if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain you will eventually return to Rome. Toss in a penny and cross your fingers! Continue to the Pantheon, originally built to honor the 7 deities of Ancient Rome. Featuring the largest brick dome in the history of architecture, the Pantheon is considered a forerunner of all modern places of worship, the most copied of all classical buildings. Head to Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the Domitian Circus, now adorned by Bernini's Fountain of the 4 Rivers. Finally, visit Campo de Fiori for a real Italian lunch near the square, and finish with 30 minutes of free time before you head back to Civitavecchia.

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What people are saying about Spanish Steps

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 97 reviews

Great day out, guide was fantastic and van was comfortable with air con. Don’t do this tour if you are expecting to wander around each place for an hour as you only get a maximum of about 30 mins at each attraction. You do however get to see all of the major sights of Rome in one day in a small group which is far better than waiting for 50 people getting on/off a coach

This was a wonderful way to see many of the major sites of the city. Our guide Alassadro chose a route through the city that had almost no car traffic, and he provided Roman history and interesting info interspersed through the day. He also provided a great lunch recommendation for after our tour!

Best way to see Rome! Mario and Fabio were amazing and so friendly. I would recommend to anyone visiting, especially if it’s your first time there! Thank you for such an incredible experience!!

Best guide Caterina! Excellent, interesting and very enjoyable way to learn about ancient Rome while bicycling through modern Rome!

Great day, great bikes and our guide Andrea was super sweet and patient