If you’re a little bit zany, a little bit kooky, and love to have a laugh then a Italy Segway Tour is easily the best way to see all the wonders of Rome.
If you’re ‘too cool’ for a tour like this my suggestion to you is, get off your high horse and adopt the ‘when in Rome‘ mentality.
Sure, the owner of Segway Jimi Heselden died in a freak accident while riding one of his vehicles, but tons of people have died bungee jumping… it only makes you feel the danger that much more.
This is one of the only tours that is as fun as it’s informative. The guides are often archaeologists who are working in the archeology ‘off season’, so rest assured they know what they are talking about when guiding you through the ruins of Rome. Who knew there was an off season right?
If your not completely sold by now here are the clinchers:
- You don’t have to walk – seriously if you saw this much by foot you would die.
- You feel like a rockstar – by rockstar I mean idiot, however it’s hilarious & super touristy = even funnier.
- People gawk at you as you look down on them from your moving perch – if you’re a shorty like me then this is what dreams are made of; that and dunking over Micheal Jordan.
- Your photos have you on a Segway – in front of famous monuments such as the Colosseum; and
- In your photos you’re wearing helmets!! – I can’t stress this point enough, looking back over my photos it’s hard not to giggle when you see yourself wearing those ridiculous helmets on a 2-wheel portable mobility contraption in front of ancient Roman monuments.
No question this tour will be memorable. It might be the whole it’s so wrong it’s right thing, but if you’re like me – it may become one of those guilty pleasures that you secretly adore (in my case not so secret anymore).
Do NOT miss out on this if in Rome.
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Highlights: Circus Maximus – Arch of Constantine – Roman Forum – Colosseum – Trajan’s Column – Palatine Hill – Orange and Rose Gardens – Santa Maria’s Church and its Bocca della Verita wall sculpture – Breathtaking panoramic views over Rome.
Price: 75 euros per person
Meeting Point: Via di Santa Eufemia # 15, Rome. It’s located about 100 meters from Venezia square and 700 meters from the Colosseum.