Rome by Vespa Small Group Driving Tour

Join an intimate Vespa convoy and scoot past the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona

Travel Flexibly · 0.00h · Rome, Italy

Close your eyes and imagine whizzing through Rome’s legendary landmarks on a Vespa—does it feel like you’re starring in a classic movie? Turn that into a reality and hop aboard this Rome by Vespa tour and uncover the Eternal City’s most captivating sights, including the Colosseum, Janiculum Hill, the Roman Forum, and so much more. Led by an expert guide and crafted to ensure photo time at each destination, this journey is sure to be the highlight of your trip to Rome.

  • Vespa Tour in Rome
  • Meet Your Group​
  • Get familiar with your Vespa​
  • Ride Across the Streets of Rome!​
  • St. Angel Castle​
  • Janiculum Hill​
  • Altar of the Fatherland​
  • Trastevere​
  • Colosseum​
  • Vatican​

Secure your helmet, rev up your engine, and embark on your thrilling Rome by Vespa tour near the Vatican. Soon, you’ll be zipping your way through the streets of Rome alongside a guide in a scooter convoy and traveling through time from the ancient Roman Forum to the modern hustle of Piazza del Popolo. Throughout the ride, you'll also climb Janiculum Hill for panoramic city views, navigate through the picturesque Trastevere neighborhood, and stop for photos at iconic landmarks like the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. The ease of traveling by Vespa allows you to cover more ground than on foot, ensuring a well-rounded view of the city in just 3.5 hours.

Rome by Vespa Tour Description

Your 3.5-hour tour includes:

  • Licensed, English-speaking guide

  • Vespa for the duration of the tour

  • Helmet

  • Photo stops outside the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Square, and more

  • Max group size of 10 guests

Please note that prior experience in driving a two-wheeled vehicle is required to take part in the tour.

Explore St. Angel Castle and Janiculum Hill by Vespa

Your Vespa tour begins near the Vatican in the morning or early afternoon, depending on your chosen start time. Here, you'll meet your guide and fellow group members and take a short driving test before hitting the road. As you begin cruising toward the St. Angel Castle, you'll undoubtedly feel like you've landed yourself in a classic Romantic Comedy.

Your first stop is at St. Angel Castle for a quick photo op and walk-about. Take in the castle’s grandeur and architectural splendor, then hop back on your Vespa and continue up Janiculum Hill for a superb view of the sprawling city below.

Speed Your Way to the Colosseum and Roman Forum

Your Vespa journey takes you next to the heart of ancient Rome, where the mighty Colosseum stands as a testament to the magnificence of the Roman Empire. Approaching by Vespa only adds to the memorable experience, and soon, you'll be standing outside its nearly 2,000-year-old walls.

Yet, there's plenty more Rome to see, so after a photo op, you'll continue by Vespa to the Roman Forum. Stop to take in the storied ruins, and listen as your guide brings to life the tales of emperors and commoners who once roamed the temples and visited markets located here.

Explore Trastevere and The Magic Keyhole

Next, you’ll effortlessly glide through the cobblestone streets of Trastevere, a neighborhood that exudes a uniquely Roman identity and vitality. This area, with its bohemian vibe and bustling cafes, is a delightful contrast to the grandeur of Rome's more famous landmarks, and exploring by Vespa adds to its already vibrant charm.

After stopping by St. Mary in Trastevere for a photo op and potentially entering if time allows, you'll make your way to The Magic Keyhole. This hidden gem offers a magical view of St. Peter's Basilica and promises to be a surprising highlight.

Round off your Vespa tour with stops at the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona

The final leg of your Vespa journey immerses you in the splendor of Rome’s Baroque period. Glide to the Spanish Steps, an architectural marvel and a popular gathering spot, embodying the romantic spirit of the city. Just a short ride away is the iconic Trevi Fountain, where legend has it that a coin toss promises your return to Rome.

You'll also stop by Piazza Navona to admire its magnificent fountains and vibrant street life before wrapping up the tour back near the Vatican. How incredible is it that you just experienced Rome's highlights and hidden gems in just over three hours?

What you get with this tour
Explore Rome by Vespa
Colosseum
Spanish Steps
The Pantheon
The Trevi Fountain
St. Peter’s Square
St. Mary in Trastevere
Expert Guide
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Where to meet?

You will meet your group at Vicolo d'Orfeo, close to the Vatican.

What to bring?

Sensible shoes, a valid driving license and your sense of adventure! A valid credit card will be needed as guarantee against damages, but no funds will be blocked unless necessary.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Rome by Vespa tour rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and we cannot proceed with the tour, we'll let you know as soon as possible.

Are the stops of this tour ever subject to change?

Yes, the order of stops described above is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Rome.

Is there any chance this tour will be canceled?

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, due to unforeseen circumstances or the minimum number of participants not being met, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. Vespas are easy to operate but do require the driver to make swift movements and are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.Sensible shoes, a valid driving license and your sense of adventure! A valid credit card will be needed as guarantee against damages, but no funds will be blocked unless necessary.

How comprehensive is the Vespa tour portion of this tour?

In the spirit of seeing as much of Rome in one morning as possible, we will not be stopping at every site in the city. You'll still get to admire the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps, and plenty more, from the outside, during your tour.

Do I need experience on a Vespa to join this tour?

Yes, to join this tour, we require participants to have experience driving a Vespa or other two-wheeled vehicle with an engine. Please note, electric bikes and kick scooters do not fall into this category, and no refunds will be given if you fail the brief driving test.

Is breakfast or lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, food is not included in the price of this tour. However, your guide will be happy to recommend one of their favorite lunch or dinner spots for after your tour.

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

No, but our guides are happy to recommend a good spot to grab a drink after the tour. Please note that drivers are not allowed to consume alcohol before or during the tour.

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Children are welcome on this Rome by Vespa tour as long as their feet reach the footrests. For this to happen, their approximate leg measurement should be 22 inches (55 cm) or longer. All passengers will pay the same fare.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

No, hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You'll meet your guide at Vicolo D’Orfeo 8, near the Vatican.

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