RomebySegway – Visit Rome on a Segway: it’s less tiring and eco-friendly. Visit ancient wonders, marvelous churches, and Baroque palaces with audio/video guides. Bike tours also available, with guide or self-guided with map, programmed SatNav, audio-guide, and helmet-mounted camera. Tel 0677591822. romebysegway.com
Savelli Tour Operator - A range of guided, skip-the-line tours in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese. Choose between Tour A, which explores the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica (departing every hour) or Tour B of St. Peter’s only (departing every thirty minutes). Meeting point Piazza Pio XII, 1/2. Tel 0668806383.
Open Bus Tours
Big Bus Rome – View Rome from a double-decker bus with this hop-on/hop-off tour. Catch your ride at any Big Bus location throughout the city and listen to audio-commentary as you ride past must-see monuments. When you stop at main sites, you can stay in your seat, join one of the free walking tours, or wander at your own pace—buses will arrive periodically to continue the tour. Classic Ticket: €26.70, €17.80 red. Tel 064882625. bigbustours.com
City Sightseeing Rome – This hop-on/hop-off tour takes you to Rome’s most iconic sites via double-decker bus, with audio-commentary explaining the sights along the way. Explore each stop at your leisure or rest up on the bus. City Sightseeing Roma also offers packages including guided tours, public transportation passes, and skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums, Colosseum, and more. Bonus: children four and under ride free for most packages. Standard 24 hour pass: €14. Tel 055901938. city-sightseeing.it
I Love Rome Panoramic Tour – Visit Rome’s top sites on this hop-on/hop-off bus tour. With maps, WiFi, and multi-lingual audio-guides included, you can see the sights of the Eternal City from the comfort of the bus, or get off at any of the nine stops to wander on your own. Credit cards accepted. Book ahead. Single ride: €14. Tel 06474250. grayline.com/rome
Roma Cristiana – This open bus tour transports you to Rome’s most significant basilicas and other religious sites, starting with St. Peter’s in the Vatican, and allows you to hop on and off as you like. Equipped with air conditioning, free WiFi, and audio-guides, the ride is designed to keep you comfortable as you enjoy panoramic views of the city from one of the bus’s two levels. Round trip ticket: €12. Tel 06698961. operaromanapellegrinaggi.org