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Welcome to the golf cart tours page!

Is there a better way to see Rome? We don't think so! Touring around Rome by golf cart you get to see a lot more than if you toured around on foot or in a car. Golf carts are small and fit anywhere, we値l drive you through the quaint characteristic areas of old Rome where cars can't drive and show you the out of the way places which are only known to the connoisseurs, as well as the major highlights which all the tourists want to see. If you have trouble walking, you don't have to worry because our electric and ecological golf carts are allowed to drive almost anywhere and we can take you right to the doorstep of the sites you want to see.
The golf cart tour is also the best way to take kids sightseeing around Rome and get them some education and fun at the same time. Touring Rome by golf cart is fun for everyone, all of those who toured Rome this way loved it and I'm sure you'll love it too!

The best private, ecological, car tour of Rome. You'll drive through the streets of old Rome comfortably seated in an electric car with no impact on the environment.

You'll have a tour with a commentary in English and enjoy the quietness of the shady, narrow back streets making no sounds and you'll be amazed by the stories they can tell.

We will take you to the fundamental highlights of Rome but we'll take you there a different way from the other tourists. You'll not just tour Rome, you'll merge into the city as if you were a native. You'll see how the people here live their lives. You'll breath Rome, smell it, touch it, here it and feel it. Touring Rome with us in an fully open electric car is certainly a better way to explore the Eternal City than seeing everything from a car's windshield or walking the streets in the heat of the sun. Tour of Rome by private electric car with a driver guide who will assist you and presents the city as a friend who takes you where the Romans go This is the best tour of Rome one can get!

We design our tours according to the customer's taste, desires and time availability and the itineraries listed below are meant to just give the visitor an idea of what can be covered in a half-day or a full-day, we have no preset tour or itinerary we have to follow. 

The itineraries below list the major highlights that we will show you, other attractions, curiosities and photo ops are not listed because they're never the same for all the tourist since the tourists are never the same! Another reason why we don't list them is that we are tired of being plagiarized by every other person in the tour business.

 

 
 
The golf carts at the Colosseum
 
 

The best time to tour Rome is the week-end.

The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are the only places you can't visit on a Sunday. St. Peter's is ok in the afternoon, but very crowded.

They're at the Vatican and that's not Rome, it's a different country!

In case of bad weather conditions you'll not miss your tour, we will still tour you around Rome, but in a car or a minivan.
 
 
Hal-day tours of Rome, the major highlights of Rome and Rome off the beaten path
 

The major attractions of Rome.

The sites you shouldn't miss!

The stretched golf cart for 7 passengers and driver

In Rome, it's the Baroque style that rules.

Discover the out of the way Baroque masterpieces

Tour of ancient Rome.

Tour the ruins of the Empire without walking.

Jewish Heritage tour.

Tour the Jewish memories in Rome.

Discover areas of Rome away from the usual tours.

Get to know it like a native in just a few hours !

Retrace Robert Langdon's steps in a golf cart!

 

The Trevi Fountain

 

The fountain in Campidoglio Square  

 
   

Basic Rome tour - the fundamental highlights of the city

The Trevi Fountain   

We'll take you to the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps in 4 hours.

All the main attractions of Rome, except for the Vatican, in four hours. 

Obviously not a thorough visit of each one of the places, you'll won't have the time to go inside the Colosseum, but we'll you all of them and you'll familiarize with Rome's layout and history. If you want to visit the the Colosseum inside or tour the Vatican, we can drop you off there at the end of the tour.

Mostly we'll be driving through the streets of old Rome instead of driving the main streets with all the traffic and thus we'll have the opportunity to show you some interesting out-of-the-way curiosities which tourists usually miss tourists miss!

The drive through the streets of old Rome itself will be the highlight of the tour and will convince you that you made the right choice deciding to tour Rome with us by golf cart!

We apologize for not listing any of the out-of-the-way sites we'll show you, please excuse us but we want our tours to be exclusive and pleasantly surprise you!

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are included in this tour, we can drop you off there at the end of our tour and get you a guide to tour the place if you like.

Piazza Navona    

 

Piazza Navona

 
   

Baroque Rome tour - a bit out of the way

The Angel with the crown of thorns by Bernini   

No doubt, Rome is a Baroque city. Baroque style rules in Rome like the Renaissance style rules in Florence. The competition between Bernini and Borromini brought art and architecture in Rome to highest standards in the 17th century. They created incredible masterpieces in architecture and sculpture and all the other artists who lived and worked in Rome in that time period tried to keep up with them and consequently and filled Rome with incredible masterpieces, the majority of which go unnoticed in Rome while the least important of them would be considered a main attraction if located in some other town! The statue of St. Therese by Bernini, the architecture of the chapel of St. Ives by Borromini or the facade of St. Mary of Peace by Pietro da Cortona normally are not visited by the tourists but trust us, you'll be impressed when you'll see them.  A lot of incredible masterpieces are like hidden to the eye of the common tourist who has trouble finding his way from one of the main attractions to the other.

Though this tour is centered on the Baroque we will not ignore all the other sites styled differently or Roman ruins which we will encounter on our path, we will point out and comment all the sites we pass by and in some cases take the time to visit them. If we take you to the church of St. Maria della Pace we will not pretend the adjacent cloister because it's  Renaissance styled!

The ceiling of Sant'Ignazio  

 

The ceiling of Sant'Ignazio

   

In case of bad weather conditions you'll not miss your tour, we will still tour you around Rome, but in a car or a minivan.

 
   

Ancient Rome - an orientation tour

The Roman Forum seen from the Capitol Hill    

The whole city of Rome is ancient, but usually the term "Ancient Rome" refers to the area of the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum. They will not let us drive a golf cart through the area and a wheel chair will not do too well, maybe an electric scooter will do better, but the visit of the area is to be done on foot, better with a guide.

The tour of Ancient Rome by golf cart will take you all around the area which used to be the center of Rome at the time of the Empire. You'll see the panorama of the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum from the outside and plus we'll take you to see the Theatre of Marcellus and finally we'll drive on the Old Appian Way and see the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla.

We drive through the geographical center of Rome, Piazza Venezia, with the Monument to Victor Emmanuel II (better known as the "Wedding Cake") and climb the Capitoline Hill to get a bird-eye view of the Roman Forum and the Capitoline square designed by Michelangelo. We proceed to the Aventine Hill from there we'll be able to see the view of the Circus Maximus and the ruins of the Imperial Palaces on the Palatine Hill. The tour will also include the temples of Hercules and Portumnus, the "Mouth of Truth", the Arch of Janus, the Tiber Island and the ruins of Largo Argentina, the Portico of Octavia... and anything else we'll be able to fit in depending on how much time you want to spend at each place and traffic conditions.

You may as well want to take the time to ride an elevator to the top of the Monument to Victor Emmanuel II and get the most spectacular 360ー view of the Eternal City.

The Roman Forum seen from the Capitol Hill

The Colosseum   
 
The Colosseum
   
At the end of the tour you can be dropped off anywhere in the city or at the Vatican to continue touring on your own.
   
 

Tour of the Jewish Ghetto of Rome

An old home in the Ghetto of Rome  

By driving through the streets of old Rome we finally arrive at the Jewish Ghetto.

It is really a pleasant experience to venture through the streets of Rome's Jewish Ghetto by golf cart, even for those who are not Jewish. Though the real Ghetto, was demolished 1888 because considered insalubrious, the original medieval buildings were replaced by the ones you see today  in the early 1900's, but driving the area adjacent to the Ghetto will give you a pretty good idea of what the original Ghetto looked like.

On the way to the Ghetto, we'll drive the quaint and evocative streets the Jews walked on their way home at the end a day's work, when they were confined in the Ghetto.

The Jews have been a constant presence in Rome since the 2nd century B.C. without really blending in with the rest of the population. The carried on their traditions and you'll find that to be obvious, you'll surely notice the Kosher shops and restaurants.

Today not many Jews live in the Ghetto, but they still frequent the place and the Temple, they go there to shop for Kosher food, meet with their friends and the kids go to school there everyday !

The Ghetto is a lively, pleasant place where to spend some time maybe enjoying the typical food. The Jews have their own version of the Roman cuisine. Everyone enjoys the famous "Carciofi alla Giudia" deep fried artichokes "the Jewish way" or a Felafel.

We will also cross the river to drive onto the Tiber Island and Trastevere which is where the Jews lived at the time of the Roman Empire we'll climb the Aventine Hill where the Jewish Cemetery of Rome used to be. From the Aventine Hill we'll also get a beautiful view of the Palatine Hill and the Circus Maximus and the famous key hole.

The Synagogue cannot be visited independently from the guided tours scheduled by the institution itself. The golf cart tour can be arranged to permit the visit of the Synagogue and we will plan it so to get there in time for the scheduled tours, but we will need to be advised before we start the golf cart tour. If you like, we can drop you off at the Synagogue in time for the tour or meet you there at the end of the tour if you reach the place by your own means or return to your hotel by your own means at the end.

The Synagogue cannot be visited during the Sabbath and other religious holydays.

An old home in the Ghetto of Rome
The Main Jewish Temple (squared dome in foreground)    
   
The Main Jewish Temple in Rome
   
In case of bad weather conditions you'll not miss your tour, we will still tour you around Rome, but in a car or a minivan.
   
 

Rome off the beaten path

Arch of Claudius, supporting three Roman aqueducts    

The basic half-day golf cart tour of Rome itself includes a lot of sites of the beaten track  that other most of the tourists don't get to see, and if you should have seen already the sites we list on the basic half day tour and decide to go on this tour to the unusual sites, you'll really have a lot of fun and see some really unexpected places!

One could spend his whole life in Rome without seeing everything there is to see, there's a lot more to see and enjoy than the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum and we壇 like to show you!

We値l take you for a walk in the market place at Campo de' Fiori, we値l drive the back streets and you値l see the real Rome: the artisans working in their shops: the upholsterer restoring a couch, the blacksmith working on the lock of an old door, the carpenter restoring an antique piece of furniture and well dressed executives discussing business while sipping 田appuccino in a sidewalk caf!

You'll see Rome as a city, not as a place for tourists like Disneyland. You'll see the locals living their lives while the only Italians most tourists meet are the  hotel concierge, their guide and the ticket clerk at the Colosseum. You'll get to know Rome as a city where people live their lives just like you do at home but in different, Roman, way!

But this is not all you'll see, we'll take you to see some really impressive sites that most tourists don't even know the existence of! For example, a lot of people walk right by the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, which is one of the most impressive buildings in Rome, but don't even think of walking inside! They don稚 know that they can freely walk in and see works of Michelangelo, Bernini etc..

Let us show you a bell tower that sways when the bells toll, a street that's always windy because with a legend that explains why, a church built out of the ruins of Roman Baths, the walls of a church with a painting of naked women, the street that痴 so narrow that two people can稚 walk side by side, speaking statues and more!

We池e sure you'll be pleasantly surprised by all the sites and their legends, so come tour with us!

Arch of Claudius, supporting three Roman aqueducts
A Roman aqueduct    
   
Roman aqueduct
   
At the end of the tour you can be dropped off anywhere in the city or at the Vatican to continue touring on your own.
   
 

Angels & Demons

The colonnade of the Pantheon    

The places you read about in the book or see in the movie are: the Pantheon, Piazza del Popolo and Santa Maria del Popolo; Santa Maria della Vittoria, St. Peter's Square, Tiber River near Tiber Island, Piazza Navona, the "Passetto" and Castel Sant'Angelo. I hope I didn稚 leave out, did I? Oh yes I did! The Tomb of Peter,  Sistine Chapel and Pope's Private Residence. Well, we値l not be allowed us to bring visitors to His residence and the Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel - St. Peter's need to be visited separately, it takes at least three hours to see these places.

We start from Piazza del Popolo and visiting Santa Maria del Popolo church, where the Chigi Chapel, the one with the "pyramids", is housed.

From there we drive to Castel Sant'Angelo, but we'll just look at it from the outside unless we want to make this a full day tour. We'll also see the "Passetto", the suspended walkway connecting the castle with the Pope痴 Residence. We drive then to St. Peter's Square and check out the "west- ponente" marble mark on the ground. We'll follow the Tiber River all the way to the Tiber Island, stop and take a look or walk on it. We値l cross the river again and go to Piazza Navona and then to the Pantheon.

Finally we'll visit Santa Maria della Vittoria to see the "Ecstasy of St. Therese" by Bernini.
The sites will not necessarily be visited in this order, we'll start or end from the one that will be the closest to your hotel. Should you be staying at the Hotel De Russie for example, right across from Santa Maria del Popolo, it would make more sense to start the tour from this church, or visit it at the end, after all we're out for a tour of Rome, and not re-enacting the movie.

Driving from one of these sites to the next, we'll be passing a lot of other interesting places and they  will be pointed out to you and, time permitting, we'll stop for a better look and a picture.

Last but not least, everybody loves Italian ice cream and we promise to find the time for you to have a fantastic one!

The colonnade of the Pantheon
Castel Sant'Angelo    
Castle Sant'Angelo

 

 
Full day tour of Rome, all the major highlights in one day
 
 
   

Fundamental Rome, all the major highlights in one day

Capitol Hill Square by Michelangelo  

In a day痴 time you can see all the major highlights of Rome, we値l show you all the sites you致e always heard about except for the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peter痴 which require a half day and we always recommend to visit separately from the city tour of Rome. Willingly St. Peter痴 Basilica could be included in the tour but it would be better  not to because you would have to eliminate other sites, like the Catacombs for example.

Those who are here for the first time surely will want to visit the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, the Capitol Hill, the Circus Maximus, the Theatre of Marcellus, the Aventine hill, the famous "key-hole", the Baths of Caracalla, Old Appian Way and the Catacombs and naturally we値l take them to these places, plus we値l  stop a nice dish of "pasta" in an authentic restaurant the tourists wouldn稚 know about.

Besides the main attractions listed above, we'll drive by many other attractive locations, they'll all be pointed out to you and time permitting, we'll stop to take a picture and a closer look. Sites that are less known but still very interesting. So, even if the tour is centered on the fundamental sites, by avoiding the main streets, you see a lot of things off the beaten track because we drive off the beaten track!

Those who are already familiar with Rome, can combine two of the half days listed below and make them into a full-day. You see more than you would in two separate half-days since we'll not need to spend part of the tour's time to drive back to your hotel and the time saved can be used to see more sites.

Capitol Hill Square by Michelangelo
Arch of Constantine and Colosseum    
 
Arch of Constantine and Colosseum
   
In case of bad weather conditions you'll not miss your tour, we will still tour you around Rome, but in a car or a minivan.
 
Rome by night
 
   

Rome by night

The Turtles' Fountain at night    
   

Frankie used to sing "L.A. Is My Lady" well, Rome痴 a lady too and you should see how she dresses up for the evening!

After the shops close at 8:00 pm and the final wave of people leave the city, Rome痴 center becomes quiet, or at least a lot quieter than it is during the day.

Lights come up at the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter痴 and all the other sites that you may have seen in the bright sun light during the day appear very different at night. Like a lady that dresses up for the evening, the monuments of Rome seem to put make up on that covers all the wrinkles and makes them look better and intriguing. There痴 no place that痴 more romantic than the city of Rome at night, after all the term 途omantic comes from the words 迭oma Antica, did you know that?

Surely if you池e staying in a hotel downtown you can walk to at least a couple of the sites, but if you let us take you on a Roma by night tour you値l see them all, also the ones that are far from the center like the Colosseum, St. Peter痴 and the view of the city from the Janicolum or Pincio hills.

We'll drive all the narrow streets and little squares full of restaurants where the people will be sitting for their dinner or drinks, eventually watch the shows that the street artists put up while enjoying some gelato (ice cream). Are you ready for a great evening?

The Turtles' Fountain at night
St. Peter's square by night    
 
St. Peter's square by night
   
 
At the end of the tour you can be dropped off anywhere in the city or at the Vatican to continue touring on your own.
 
 
Rome for cruisers
 
   

Tour or Rome from the seaport of Civitavecchia

San Pietro train station near the Vatican    

This is probably the most fun and the least expensive tour of Rome a cruiser can get!

We can take you on a 6-hour tour and show all the major highlights of the city or on a 4-hour tour that will leave you about 2 hours to go shopping or visit the Vatican on your own or with one of our guides.

Obviously we can't drive the golf buggy to the port to meet you, but you can take the train from the port to the city for a moderate price (presently 9 Euros) and meet us in town or let us arrange your round trip transfer by private car or minivan. Please click on the links below for instructions and details from Civitavecchia to Rome by train or private car.

Transfer to Rome by train.

Transfer to Rome by private car or minivan.

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The port of Civitavecchia    
 
The port of Civitavecchia
   
 

How to get from the port of Civitavecchia to Rome by train.

 

The train station is quite far from the piers where the cruise ships dock but there is a free shuttle service, provided by the Port Authority, that takes you from your ship right to the port's gate. From where the shuttle drops you off to the train station is a 10-minute walk.

The shuttle bus picks you up from the pier where your ship docks and drops you off by the fortress designed by Michelangelo located within the boundaries of the port, next to a "tourist information" kiosk, just a few steps away from the port's gate .

You don't need to go anywhere to catch the shuttle bus, you just need to wait by your ship's gangplank and it'll come by and stop to pick up the passengers.

The shuttle bus constantly runs between the cruise ships and and Michelangelo's fortress.

Should it not be there when you disembark your ship, you'll just need to wait a few minutes.

When you get off the shuttle walk towards the information kiosk and,  once you reach it, walk to your right to face the port's exit.

Walk across the gate to exit the port and you'll se a "Mc Donald's" restaurant on your left. At this point you should be facing the seaside boulevard.

Walk on the seaside boulevard keeping the beach to your right.

It doesn't really matter which side of the boulevard you walk on but maybe walking on the left hand side would be better, since the train station is on the left hand side of the boulevard.

Walking on the left hand side of the boulevard you'll pass by a church, shops, restaurants and hotels, till you'll arrive to a point, just near the "Hotel De la Ville", where the street sort of splits in two to continue in the same direction but on two different levels. Continuing to walk on the upper level of the street you'll arrive directly to the train station and it'll appear to you as shown in the picture on the right.

Walking on the right hand side of the boulevard you'll pass some shops, a merry-go-round and some sort of a tourist market which really isn't always there.

If you walk on the right side of the boulevard or on the lower level of the street, you'll see a sign pointing to the train station. The sign, black letters in white field, says "stazione ff. ss." (in Italian this means State Railroads Station) and it's placed right at the bottom of the short stairway which you'll have to climb to get to the train station.

Please note that if you'll have walked this far on the right hand side of the boulevard, the sign will be on the other side of the street and you'll  have to walk across the street to climb steps and get to the train station.

Once at the train station you can buy your B.I.R.G. ticket (acronym for  Biglietto Integrato Regionale Giornaliero = Daily Integrated Regional Ticket), such ticket, presently (2011) sold for 9 Euros, not only is valid for the round trip from Civitavecchia, but also to ride the buses and the subway in Rome for the day. Its validity is 24 hours.

Do not forget to validate your ticket at the stamping machine in the lounge before you board the train.

You can buy your ticket from the vending machines if you are familiar with such devices or from the ticket office simply asking for "B.I.R.G. Roma".

You can also check the train schedule and buy your ticket on line clicking on this link: www.trenitalia.com.

You can get off the train at St. Peter's station which is near the Vatican if that where you want to start your tour from or at the main train station called "Termini"  if you want to start touring the city from its center. St. Peter's station is very small and it's a lot easier to meet there rather than the huge and dispersive Termini.

The trains from Civitavecchia stop also at other stations in the city, but San Pietro or Termini are the preferable ones for sightseers.

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See maps below:

City map of Civitavecchia

Map of the Vatican and the neighborhood of the Stazione San Pietro

The shuttle bus  picks you up from  your ship's gangplank
The shuttle bus  picks you up from  your ship's gangplank and takes you to Michelangelo's Fortress right by the port's gate
the shuttle bus drops you off by Michelangelo's fortress
The shuttle bus drops you off by Michelangelo's fortress, in the grounds of  the port of Civitavecchia, near to the gate out

This side of Mc Donald's faces the seaside boulevard

This side of Mc Donald's faces the seaside boulevard. Walk straight along the seafront until you get to the station

The train station in Civitavecchia

The train station in Civitavecchia

This sign points to the train station

train station

This machine stamps your ticket and validates it for 24 hours. Not validating it is the same as not having it

This is the sign you will see arriving at San Pietro station in Rome, at a walking distance from the Vatican

      San Pietro station in Rome

This is the sign you will see arriving at Rome's main railway station, Termini, right in the center of the city 

      Termini train station
 

 

City map of Civitavecchia   ( clicking on the image will take you to Google Maps )

 
 
Map of Civitavecchia
 
 

 

Map of the Vatican and the neighborhood of the Stazione San Pietro    ( clicking on the image will take you to Google Maps )

 
Map of the Vatican and surroundings
 
 
 
 

Transfer to Rome by private car or minivan

 

If you you shouldn't feel like having the experience of riding a train in Italy or you just want to be more comfortable and transfer to Rome and back in a nice air-conditioned minivan or car we can offer the round trip transfer service at the following price:

up to 4 people by sedan car, 300 Euros

up to 7 people by minivan, 350 Euros

up to 8 people by minivan, 400 Euros

Once your ship docks in Civitavecchia you'll find the car or minivan, right on the pier where the ship docks, parked as close as possible to the footbridge (gangplank), with your name posted on its windshield.

If parking close to the footbridge (gangplank) shouldn't be possible, the driver will be standing near it posting your name.

Transfer to Rome by train.

Transfer to Rome by private car or minivan.

Prices for golf cart tours

Minivans waiting by a cruise ship
Minivans waiting by a cruise ship
 

Prices for golf cart tours

 

Prices are not per person they are per cart. From 1 to 3 people or from 4 to 7 people the price does not change.

 

the half-day, 4 hours, tour of Rome

6-hour tour of Rome

the full-day, 7 hours, tour of Rome

up to 3 people in 1 cart, 270 Euros

up to 7 people in the limo, 390 Euros

each additional standard car, 60 Euros

each additional driver, 60 Euros

up to 3 people in 1 cart, 390 Euros

up to 7 people in the limo, 470 Euros

each additional standard car, 80 Euros

each additional driver, 80 Euros

up to 3 people in 1 cart, 450 Euros

up to 7 people in the limo, 550 Euros

each additional standard car, 100 Euros

each additional driver, 100 Euros

2-hour tour of Rome by night

Headsets and microphone:

round trip transfer from the port:

up to 3 people in 1 cart, 175 Euros

up to 7 people in the limo, 300 Euros

each additional standard  car, 40 Euros

each additional driver, 40 Euros

4-hour tour, 2 Euros per person

6-hour tour, 3 Euros per person

8-hour tour, 3 Euros per person

tour by night, 2 Euros per person

 

up to 4 people by sedan, 300 Euros

up to 8 people by minivan, 350 Euros

 

 

Please consider that if you bring a wheel chair with you, it may use up the space of one or even two passengers, depending on its size, and therefore you'll have to use an additional cart even for a group of only 2/3 people or reserve the "deluxe" buggy with the special space for the wheel chair.

 
Explore Rome thoroughly as if you walked it but without any stress. The golf cart tour will take you anywhere in the city of Rome.
 
 
 
 

 

Walking is a problem? Let us take care of you!

The golf cart tour is the ideal sightseeing tour for seniors and handicapped, they'll be able to go everywhere and see everything as if they were walking without even putting their feet on the ground.  The best tour of Rome for people with walking disabilities or temporary mobility problems. The golf cart tour finally makes Rome accessible to disabled persons, those who cannot walk at all or can't walk long distances.
We cannot take you inside buildings, but we'll take you right to the doorstep of the site you want to visit and even in the worst case, will be able to bring you much closer to the sites than any other kind of transportation you may use!

Our special golf cart is ideal for the disabled, has four seats facing forward and a cargo box that can house your wheel chair if you need to carry one, but it can be closed and you can keep your stuff in it while you go touring the sites.
The only satisfactory way to tour Rome for you if you can't walk at all, or if you can only walk short distances.. The most ecological, comfortable, instructive, disabled friendly tour of Rome you can possibly get!
The tour by golf cart is ideal for people with mobility problems.
Rome is like an open air museum with innumerable things to see and places to visit. Back in the old days tourists used to take their time to walk everywhere and visit the most famous attractions thoroughly and to discover the out-of-the-way curiosities. Today not many have the time and/or the interest and/or the money for a long stay but everybody wants to see everything and we can help with that! We take you around by golf cart and therefore we can avoid driving the main streets with all the traffic and get from one of the famous attractions to the next via the narrow streets of the old city where the out-of-the-way curiosities are. So doing we combine the tour for the first timer with the tour for the connoisseur and even if you just do a half-day tour with us at the end of it you'll feel like you know Rome inside out!
We can tour Rome with the same people for several consecutive days without repetitions.
This is absolutely the best way to tour for everybody but especially for seniors, disabled and kids! Tour Rome by golf cart and keep your kids interested!

 
 
The "deluxe" golf cart
 
 
 
 

The best time to tour Rome is the week-end.

The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are the only places you can't visit on a Sunday. St. Peter's is ok in the afternoon, but very crowded.

They're at the Vatican and that's not Rome, it's a different country!

 
 
 
 

Walking the Vatican

Tour of the Vatican for the disabled
Sistine Chapel

The Vatican tour - 3 hours

The Vatican tour can take place before or after a 4-hour tour of Rome by golf cart

You will meet your guide at the entrance of the Vatican Museums and tour the following itinerary: Pigna Courtyard, Lapidaria Gallery , Belvedere Courtyard, Octagonal Courtyard, Pius-Clementine Museum, Candelabra Gallery, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, Raphael's Rooms and, at the end, the Sistine Chapel.

From the Sistine, you'll walk directly into St. Peter's Basilica, saving time and a long walk back to the entrance through more museums and the walk around the outside of the Vatican City to get to St. Peter's Square where you would have to line up to go through the metal detectors to enter St. Peter's.

You'll spend about two hours between the Vatican Museums Sistine before you'll get to St. Peter's. Touring St. Peter's Basilica will require another hour and you'll see the famous Piet by Michelangelo, the funeral monuments to the Popes who are buried in the Basilica, made by the most famous artists, the mosaics, the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, Bernini's Canopy,  St. Peter's Statue, the Peter's Throne and many other fantastic works of art.

The best time to visit the Vatican, because it's less crowded, is in the afternoon and the best days normally are Tuesday, and Thursday.

Vatican Museum, Laocoon

 

The tour of the Vatican for the disabled

The Vatican and the disabled   wheel chair lift at the Vatican

Entrance fees

Free admission at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

People with permanent disabilities and one person who accompanies them, do not have to pay the admission fee to enter the Vatican Museums.

If the disability isn't obvious though, then it must be proved by a certificate.

Wheel chair

If you have have problems walking and standing for a long time, you can use a wheel chair. Wheel chairs are available free of any charge at the Vatican Museums.

You cannot reserve for a wheel chair and consequently if a wheel chair isn't available at the time you enter the Vatican Museums you'll just have to wait for someone to bring one back.

These wheel chairs though, can only be used in the Museums and the Sistine Chapel, you cannot take the wheel chair with you to St. Peter's Basilica, therefore you'll either have to skip St. Peter's Basilica or walk it. Or rent a wheel chair to take to the Vatican with you.

Permanent disabilities

We are sure that those who serious problems walking they'll be prepared and will have their own wheel chair, otherwise we'll be happy to help them rent one!

Rent a wheel chair

If your disability is such that you cannot walk through St. Peter's you'll have to rent a wheel chair for this tour. If you don't know where to rent a wheel chair from, we can help you. We can get you a wheel chair to use for the whole tour of the Vatican.

The cost of renting the wheel chair is 25 Euros.

We can get you an electric scooter as well, but it's more  complicated to get around the Vatican in a scooter. The wheel chair works a lot better.

 
 
 
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