Rome

Best of Rome Vespa Tour with Francesco (see driving requirements)

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Vespa Tour The best of Rome 3 hours 10 00 am

From $99.43

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

This tour, which allows you to explore Rome on an Italian Vespa scooter, makes the journey just as fun as the destination. Traveling by scooter means that you’ll be able to wind in and out of traffic, and won’t have to worry about parking a bulky vehicle on Rome’s winding streets. Plus, a short duration time makes this tour the ideal choice for time-pressed travelers.
  • Whiz round Rome on a Vespa scooter on this unique tour
  • A great introduction for first-time visitors
  • Stop regularly for photos without worrying about parking
  • A brief experience that's ideal for time-pressed travelers

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
  • Use of helmet
  • Small group
  • A lot of fun
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via della Madonna dei Monti, 41
    Via della Madonna dei Monti, 41, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    Our meeting point is centrally located in Rome, and is also very well connected to public transportation. The subway Linea B stops right at our meeting point at CAVOUR, which is conveniently located next to the iconic Colosseum, you can easily reach our meeting point without any hassle.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Rione Monti

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Colosseum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Trevi Fountain

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Column of Marcus Aurelius

3 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Spanish Steps

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Villa Borghese

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Piazza del Popolo

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza Navona

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazzale Garibaldi

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Fontana dell'Acqua Paola

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Trastevere

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • VESPA WITH DRIVER OPTION: Admission cost to be paid at of 50 € per passenger at arrival in cash (Only for booking made after 7 June 2023)
  • IMPORTANT
  • Not available for: children 8 and younger, pregnant women.
  • Near public transportation
  • Driver must have:
  • Previous motor scooter driving experience
  • European national driving licence enabling to drive the category A or B. (valid also for UK, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Israel citizens)
  • International driving permit: Unless your national driving licence was issued by an EU/EFTA-member state, it must be accompanied either by an international driving permit, to be obtained prior to departure
  • US citizens must have International Driving Permit from American Automobile Association to be obtain before departure
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 500 € deposit on credit card: Our systems release the security deposit right after the end of the rental agreement. However, it may happen that the blocked amount doesn't come immediately available to the customer. Usually the interbank circuits and the companies managing credit cards require technical times, which can keep the amount blocked for a few days, and in some cases even for a few weeks.
  • Unless your national driving licence was issued by an EU/EFTA-member state, it must be accompanied either by an international driving permit, to be obtained prior to departure
  • US citizens must have International Driving Permit issued by American Automobile Association before the departure
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Reviews

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115 reviews
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A must do when in Rome !
margaret_m, Feb 2024
What a great experience on the back of a Vespa with Francesco - the singing driver ! Thankyou so much - would highly recommend to anyone visiting Rome to take part in this , loads of areas visited and Francesco was so knowledgable and engaging.. we had a great time thankyou !
Couldn’t get passed the demeaning attitude
Tracy_D, Oct 2023
Decided to not even go. My husband voiced some concerns about the roads being so crowded in Rome with so many tourists and driving in and out of them. Tour guy made some rude gestures to his friend about my husband that I wasn't supposed to see. I did not get good vibes from him and I had some difficulty understanding his English, so we opted not to even go-even though they offered drivers. While we were standing there, a car came driving by and knocked over and damaged 2 vespas. Wasn’t for us for sure. We’ve had 15 excellent experiences on Viator—but this was by far the worst.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Tracy Thank you for your review The guide didn’t do any rude gestures about your husband. Before you arrived at the meeting point we kindly asked you if you were able to drive a scooter and you replied that your husband drives frequently motorbike. Your husband told to the guide that he didn’t drive a 2 wheels by long time (15 years). The guide, myself, communicated this information to his colleague in Italian. Your husband didn’t know how to use the accelerator and the guide didn’t provide him the vespa. No one was against you, we always try to avoid dangerous situations for everyone. Hoping we solved your misunderstanding, see you next time Francesco
Excellent
Tim_S, Oct 2023
Great way to get a good taste of Rome if you only have a couple days. Great tour guide makes it even better.
Well worth it !!
Alistair_W, Sep 2023
Very friendly and easy going drivers, nothing was to much trouble . Seemed to enjoy the interaction with everyone one . Was a great way to see the sights . Thanks to our drivers for a great experience!!
Vespa Fun
Leonor_P, Sep 2023
The experience was awesome! I road with Claudio and he made the experience super easy and fun. He was knowledgeable and shared breath taking views. I highly recommend it, just do it and have fun!
Yes yes yes!!
Chris_L, Sep 2023
We had a blast renting a scooter!! Our guide was super fun and very experienced with the area. We own scooters so we knew how to drive one already, which made it easier. We would highly recommend renting with this guy and making this a part of your experience!!!
Discover the obvious and hidden gems of Rome
Roseline_N, Sep 2023
My Vespa trip with Massilimano was the excellent. His knowledgeable of the history of Rome was exceptional. He showed me the obvious historical sites but also hidden gems. I felt safe on the Vespa. I highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic experience!!!
Matthew_O, Sep 2023
Absolutely the best tour to do in Rome!! Be a passenger on a Vespa and ride through the narrow streets of Rome. The guides are amazing with their knowledge and ride very safely so you are free not to worry and emerge yourself in the experience. It’s well worth the money and is better than any bus tour.
Great tour with...
Rob_G, Sep 2023
Great tour with Francesco. Great delivery, informative but to the point. Highly recommend. Was a great way to see the sights of Rome
Vespa tour a no go
Deborah_H, Aug 2023
Didn’t take the Vespa tour as our tour guide felt we were not experienced enough to take tour. Our travel agent stated to us twice that the tour was recommended for beginning Vespa drivers. I believe we should have been refunded our money because of the tour guide’s attitude about our participation.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
I’m Francesco from Rome by Vespa It is very well explained that to drive a vespa you must be an experienced rider and not a beginner, because Rome traffic is unfriendly for beginners. Instead to ask us a refund you should contact your travel agent that provide you wrong informations, because we paid the guide and reserved Vespas Regardless Francesco
Fun, Amazing, BOOK IT!
Annabel_L, Aug 2023
This was the highlight of our trip to Rome! Francessco was super friendly, professional and organised! Not to mention he was quite the comedian too which made the trip so enjoyable for everyone on the tour! We had to ask for a driver each last minute and Francessco was helpful in organising an extra driver without any issue! He was a fantastic tour guide, singing the whole way around the city, while informing us about the history of different locations and allowing us to stop off at most locations too! A must-do! Don't even think about it - book it!
We LOVED it! 100 Percent made our trip!
Alex_B, Aug 2023
We absolutely loved our tour with Francessco. He was amazing, detailed, funny and very knowledgeable. An experience to remember. He made us feel very safe and knows Rome like the back of his hand. It was a present to my boyfriend for his 30th and what a perfect surprise it was. I have already recommended this to two of my friends and they will be booking with Francessco soon! Thank you so much! Alex & Mike
Rome By Vespa .. Awesome
Ric_M, Jul 2023
Best of Rome with Francesco was an awesome experience and a fantastic way to see the best parts of Rome..He had great Vespas and great knowledge of all the sites and his great sense of humor had us in smiles and laughter during our tour... If you want to see Rome in the best way possible my wife and I highly recommend this ...
Vespa fun in Rome
Kinna_P, Jul 2023
The tour itself is fun and thrilling. Unfortunately Francesco was unable to secure us the red vespas we had requested at the time of booking. However, the drivers we had were exceptional- Claudio, Michael and Andrea (sorry if I've got the names wrong) and they looked after us from beginning to thr end and went out of their way to ensure we had a good time and got back safely. We really appreciated the help they gave us. If you can, definitely try and do a Vespa tour.
Blast in Rome
Sabrina_K, Jul 2023
We had an absolute blast with Francesco! He lead us as we drove our Vespas on a wild, exciting, fun and informative tour of Rome! So super cool to see sights not on the typical path and do it on Vespa. From narrow cobblestone streets to full on speedy highways this tour is not for the faint of heart - we loved every exciting minute! Thanks Francesco!!
Don’t do it.
Tania_M, Jul 2023
It was terrible. He arrived late after going to a concert the night before and he took a look at us and decided that we couldn’t do the tour bc we had our son with us. He started making very rude and loud comments about us in front of everyone. There was no 10 minute driving safety as advertised.he just told us no we couldn’t do it as soon as he saw us.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
You booked 2 Vespas for 3 people. The guide arrived at meeting point at 9:10 am and the tour was scheduled for 9:30 am The guide asked you when you last rode a scooter and how many times you rode a scooter. You answered him over 5 years ago and that you have driven once/twice. Despite we don’t accept beginners the guide made you take the driving test but you didn't even know where the accelerator was. Then you asked if it was possible to have instructions but the guide rightly pointed out that good driving experience is required. He also made you understand that driving a vespa without any experience is dangerous for you and for others. Although it was not due we also refunded the tour
Fantastico!
Arlette_M, Jul 2023
Francesco is a great vespa tour guide! Fun, energetic and great communicating the amazing landmarks of Italy
Most fun in Italy
Lori_K, Jun 2023
We booked this tour on our first night in Italy. It was the most fun we had while there. We loved riding on the back of the vespa's while being shown around the city. It was great to go to some lesser known areas and zip around the alley's. We ended in a lovely square where our guide recommended a place for dinner that turned out to be the best meal we had in Rome. I would do this again in a heartbeat.
Soooo Much Fun!
Carla_C, May 2023
This tour is terrifying, exciting and so much fun!. If you are able to drive your own Vespa, I highly recommend it to get the full Rome experience...just to be able to drive like the Romans. We drove all over the city and stopped to see some amazing sights and views of the city. Our guide was informative and made sure that I was safe while driving. I would do this tour again!
Horrible customer service
krista_c, May 2023
Scam. Never had a tour, and he told Viator that I cancelled do to weather! Also they charge more on Viator than they do on the website.
Response from Host, May 2023
The traveler booked a self drive vespa tour. She was unable to join the self-drive Vespa tour due to a lack of scooter driving skills and experience. Unfortunately, since the cancellation was made less than 24 hours before the scheduled tour, we were unable to provide a refund as we had already reserved the guide and 3 Vespas for the tour. We did offer an alternative option to upgrade the tour to include a Vespa with a driver for an additional fee of 50 € per person(as we had to pay them) but the she declined this option. All driving requirements are very well explained on product page and in the ticket in the "before to go" section, so she was aware that to drive a Vespa is required previous scooter driving experience (it should be fairly obvious that you need scooter driving experience to ride a vespa) It is sad when a costumer write a review without reporting real facts

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