I am a 17-year-old girl who did this tour with my 16-year-old brother, 20-year-old sister, and parents (tour company: italysegwaytours.com). We all definitely enjoyed riding the segways! Even though my brother and I had already seen the main sights (the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus), it was nice to visit new places like the rose garden and the viewpoint for the "Knights of Malta".
I didn't find the tour itself very informatively invigorating, probably for two reasons: I had already done a course in Classical Civilizations (ancient Roman and Greek history), and our tour guide was a little too campy for me. She was very accommodating, however, and showed us great animations of the buildings on her iPad so that we could see what they looked like back in the day. The coolest part was going up past the rose garden to view through a tiny hole that allowed you to see three countries at once! Italy, Malta, and all the way to Vatican City. It's hard to explain as I don't remember the name of the sight.
The tour was about 3 hours in length. We went from 4:30 to 7:30pm and that was the perfect time of day: not too hot, and the sunset set up nice photos. The segways are easy to operate and maneuver.
The bad things?
1) You look ridiculously touristy cruising around Rome on these futuristic vehicles wearing helmets and following a tour guide in a bright red shirt.
2) Limited access to washrooms -- an unfortunate case when my brother became sick to his stomach from something he ate that day, or probably the heat.
3) Despite our tour guide being a born and raised Roman, she seemed less like a down-to-earth local and more "touristy" (but she was really nice and friendly, and could answer any questions you had about the city!).
4) You have to be in a good mood or else the above cons may really annoy you.
Oh, and this tour does not include access INSIDE the sights. You just stop AT them and your tour guide tells you the most important points about them.
Bottom line, I recommend this tour if you would like to see Rome's main buildings and sights without having to walk all around the town. Also, if you really like cruising on segways (the fun part!). :)
Remember, it's 90 euros per person. To me, that's a bit steep because you don't get the full local experience and access inside the sights (which is the important part to me, if I wanted to just SEE the buildings I would look at pictures of them). I think it mostly covers the length of the tour, the tour guide, and the liability of the segways -- very technologically advanced machines.
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