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 each stop. After an introduction and practice session to get familiar with your 2-wheeled electric Segway, take off along Rome’s historical streets for your exploration that takes in the city’s ancient and baroque landmarks.
Begin with Ancient Rome. Following your leader, cruise to Capitoline Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, and then pass by the Roman Forum, admiring its ruins while you hear about its history from your audio narration. Glide past Palatine Hill and Circus Maximus on your way to the Colosseum, where you’ll pause for a photo op of the vast amphitheater.
See Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta for a keyhole view of St Peter’s Basilica, and take a break in the Rose Garden before heading to lunch at a local restaurant. Fill up on Italian dishes such as pizza and bruschetta, accompanied by a glass of wine, espresso and mineral water (see the Itinerary for a sample menu).
After lunch, continue your tour with the Eternal City’s baroque masterpieces. As you cruise through the historical center, pass by the Spanish Steps, Church of Sant’Ignazio, Campo de’Fiori and Piazza Navona, home to Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Visit a viewpoint to look out at St Peter’s, and stop by the Trevi Fountain, where legend says that if you throw a coin in the water, you’ll return to Rome. Your tour ends when you arrive back at the starting point.
Note: The order of sights suggested in the tour description is subject to change on the day of your tour.Sample lunch menu:
• Tomato bruschettaMain course (choice of one):
• Typical Roman pasta dish such as pasta with amatriciana (spicy tomato and bacon), carbonara (bacon, eggs and cheese) or cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) sauce
• Margherita pizza
• Seasonal green salad