Afternoon Vespa Sidecar Tour with Gourmet Gelato stop

Highlights of Rome Vespa Sidecar Tour in the Afternoon with Gourmet Gelato stop

Roma, Italy
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the highlights of Rome by Vespa Sidecar during this small-group, half-day tour. Cruise by the Eternal City’s most iconic locations, from the Spanish Steps and Colosseum to Trastevere and St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy get-down photo stops along the way. Listen to live narration from your guide, with free audio headsets so you can hear clearly.
  • A 3-hour small-group tour of Rome’s top sights by Vespa Sidecar
  • Enjoy a safe and scenic mode of transport—more stable than a two-wheeler Vespa
  • No driving involved: each two-seater sidecar has its own designated motorcyclist
  • Enjoy a personalized outing in a group capped at just 12 participants

What's Included

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Homologated CE Helmets with sterilized disposable head covers
  • Live and interactive commentary on board
  • Gelato Gourmet stop in Historic Alley
  • Experienced and Licensed Guide will narrate the History and Beauty of Rome.
  • Professional Drivers - you won't drive, all you have to do sit on board and relax
  • Seat belts for sidecar's passengers safety
  • All that is not described in "Inclusions"

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • della Repubblica, 41 della Repubblica, 41, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    2.30 pm

Start time

02:30 pm

End point

  • Colosseum
    Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

What To Expect

Piazza della Repubblica

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza Venezia

Admission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Trevi Fountain

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Spanish Steps

Admission Ticket Free

Piazza del Popolo

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Peter's Square

Admission Ticket Free

Terrazza del Gianicolo

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


Admission Ticket Free

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Admission Ticket Free


Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children must be minimum 5 yrs old. They can seat behind the driver only if they are taller than 150cm , otherwise they will have to seat in the sidecar with the seatbelt on.
  • Maximun weight for riding on the back of the saddle is 118 kg / 260 pounds.
  • Sidecar can hold up to 110 kg / 242 pounds ,and maximum height is 1,90 m
  • Customers who have booked 1 seat only, will share the vehicle with another guest because each Vespa can accommodate 2 persons, one in the sidecar and the other one behind the driver (with the possibility of swapping seats during stops so that everyone can sit in the sidecar)
  • For reservations with an odd number of participants, the passenger accepts to alternate the seat in the sidecar with that behind the driver at any stop.
  • OUR SAFETY MEASURES ANTI COVID-19 At the beginning of each tour starting from the meeting point, touch less devices will screen guests’ and operators’ temperature. In the event of one or more components with a body temperature above 37.5 celsius (after repeating the measurement for a second time) it will not be possible for them to take part in the tour. The reservation will be refunded in full at customer / agency within 24 hours. It will not be possible for those accompanying the person with altered temperature to take part of the tour. The refund will also apply to these accompanying persons. The drivers will wear face masks during the entire tour. If guests do not have their own, it will be provided at the beginning of the tour (typ.N.95) The new helmets both operators and customers will be supplied with have a full plexiglas protective visor - which once lowered, completely covers the whole face. Each vehicle will have an automatic disinfectant gel dispenser for the exclusive use of the occupants of that vehicle. All the equipment made available to customers is mostly disposable - such as headphones, hygienic protections for the helmets, face masks etc. Transmitting radios to listen to the guide’s live explanation will be sanitized with UV technology. At the end and at the beginning of every tour each sidecar is completely sanitized. To avoid the use of chemicals that could cause allergies to some of our guests, as also polluting the environment, we decided to use 100 celsius degrees steam dispenser certified by its manufacturer to eliminate 99.9% of germs, bacteria and viruses. Helmets are sterilized (externally and internally) through the steam sterilizer technique at the beginning and at the end of the tour. During the guided visits of the monuments to be carried out of the vehicle during the stops, customers will be invited to maintain the safety distance of 150 cm. This prescription will not be requested for relatives. In order not to give up the pleasure of having a souvenir photo taken during the tour, our guides upon request will be available to take photos with their own phone - to limit any contact and transmission - and then share them with you. Photos will be strictly canceled from their phone at the end of the tour. Unfortunately, and despite ourselves, both our guides and drivers will no longer be able to shake hands with our guests - as we all would love to do. However, we believe this can also be an opportunity to appreciate the intensity and spontaneity of a smile..(smiling eyes!). We are proud to offer probably one of the safest tours of the current tourist offer where we will be able to sterilize quite everything except for your emotions & expectations! In Rome May 30, 2020 The MD Di Trapano Luca
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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322 reviews
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Great way to see Rome
Andrew_G, Aug 2023
Great way to see all of Rome in just a few hours. Fun adventure for the whole family. Barabra and all of the drivers were great.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Ciao Andrew, thank you for your great feedback on the tour! I am so glad that your three kids loved their afternoon with Barbara!
Must do!
Katherine_B, Aug 2023
Best way to see Rome! How often do you get to ride a Vespa with a sidecar? We saw so much of Rome including several stops at monuments, ate mind blowing gelato, and learned a lot from our warm and wonderful guide. This is a must do!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Katherine, thank you so much for your kind words, it's great to know that you loved our tour! Until next time,
Fun and informative
jayne_b, July 2023
This tour covered the whole city with entrance to the amazing pantheon. It was a great way to see Rome especially when it was so hot. Loved it.
Response from Host, July 2023
Cara Jayne, thank you for your kind review, I am glad to know that you and your kids loved our afternoon together!
Wonderful Ride On The SideCar
Stephanie_M, July 2023
Wonderful! Highly recommend this tour when visiting Rome. They take on a Vespa Side car for 3 hours. It was so much fun and we covered a lot of Rome. They will also take you to the very best Gelato store. Try the lemon basil. It was delicious! Enjoy!!!
Response from Host, July 2023
ciao Stephanie! thank you so very much for your kinds words, we are really happy to know that you loved our time together (and the gelato!)
If you have time, take this tour! If you don't have time, take this tour.
JAIME_V, June 2023
Fascinating experience! Driving through the streets of Rome is nothing like walking it. Matteo was a superb tour guide. All the drivers are very polite and Matteo does an amazing job explaining everything. They plan stops to take the most gorgeous pictures of the most iconic sites in the city. It compliments perfectly any activities you’ve planned. Special thanks to Manuel (el cubano), he made our tour even better. Some people might not be confortable in being behind the driver, however in our party, even the people that were reticent to do it went through with going in the back. The prefered seat is the side-car. All the tourists and romans smile and wave as these colorful Vespas go through the streets. Totally worth it!
Response from Host, June 2023
Ciao Jaime, grazie mille for your great feedback on our tour, I am going to share it with the whole team. Matteo and Manuel send you their regards and we all hope to see you again soon!
Best thing to do in Italy!
Katherine_N, June 2023
I could not recommend this experience enough. It was my favorite part of my trip to Italy! Our trip consisted of us, another couple, and two guides, Luca (or Luka, I’m not sure of the spelling) and Giancarlo, who were phenomenal and kept us safe, comfortable, and laughing throughout the whole experience! I have absolutely nothing but wonderful things to say about this tour!
Response from Host, June 2023
Cara Katherine, it's been such a pleasure having the chance to be your guide in Rome! We had a lot of fun, I agree!
Super fun tour
Liz_F, June 2023
This was the best tour we have ever done. The Vespa is so fun and was a great way to see the Rome. Alessio was a great guide and was very funny. Manuel was our driver and he was great. We loved it
Response from Host, June 2023
Buongiorno Liz, thank you for this great feedback! Alessio and Manuel send you their regards and we hope to have the chance to meet you again!
Above & Beyond - this company cares!
Melanie_H, June 2023
Wow! The folks are amazing! They went way above & beyond for us. Our plane was delayed arriving, so we were about an hour behind. They sent a driver to pick us up at our hotel, then we met up with the group. So grateful we were still able to join in!! This was a great way to see as much as possible without walking everywhere. Our guide was the owner, and we had headsets so we could listen even while our driver was driving. Very cool! We got out of the scooters at the Trevi fountain, the Parthenon (went inside!), the the Spanish steps (you don’t walk them FYI), an overlook of the city, and of course the gelato stop. They then dropped us off at the Vatican so we could make our next tour. Easy communication & a real pleasure to deal with. Thank you all!!!
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear Melanie, thank you so much for your great review, this makes us so proud. YEs you are right, we actually do care a lot and we always try our best to offer an unforgettable experience to all our guests. I am glad that we had the chance to help you and it was a real pleasure meeting you in person!
Mateo was a fantastic...
Vicki_M, June 2023
Mateo was a fantastic guide -knowledgeable and so much fun! Would recommend this tour to family and friends!
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear Vicki, thank you for your positive feedback! Matteo says Ciao and we can't wait to meet your friends and family ;)
An absolute must do trip! Book it now!
kerry_f, May 2023
This is the best way to see Rome. It’s an absolute must book! The guys take you on a 3 1/5 hour tour of every site and more. You get to see Rome from a different view and parts that you would never go to. Matteus gave us a very informative running commentary throughout, his knowledge was first class. Both guys were very attentive ensuring that we were happy and comfortable at all times. We felt totally safe with their driving skills. We had a tasty gelato stop on route too. Don’t be put off by the price as it’s worth every euro for such a fab time.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Kerry, thanks so much for your kind words! We do our best to offer the best experience to all our guests and it's so nice to see that this is clear!
Great way to see Rome
Jami_S, May 2023
This was a phenomenal way to see the city! We only had one day to see Rome, and this fit the bill. We felt safe the entire time, and the gelato stop at the end was the icing on the cake! All the drivers were great, especially Matthew our guide. Loved that we had headphones so we could hear everything very clearly!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Jami, thanks a lot for your great feedback, we really appreciate it and we hope to have you back on your next vacation in Rome!
Perfect Way To See Rome!!!!
Jack_S, May 2023
We only had one day in Rome. The six of us had a wonderful time touring around in the Vespas. Our guide was so knowledgeable and interesting. We were able to truly see the best sites in Rome in four hours. We absolutely loved this tour!!!!!! Other tourists were envious of us in the Vespas!!!!
Response from Host, May 2023
Ciao Jack, thanks so much for your feedback! I'm really glad that you and your friends loved our tour. I hope to have the chance to meet you again soon!
Fabulous Fun informative.
Jo_R, May 2023
I got completely lost. I arrived at the destination at 2.20 pm but was in a bit of a fuzz and didn’t see the Vespas. I ended up walking completely the wrong way. I rang your office but got an answer machine. 5 minutes later I received a phone call saying they were waiting for me and not to worry. Alessio was incredibly understanding and polite and lovely.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Joanne, we are all so happy that you could make it to the tour, and we hope that you enjoyed our time together. Alessio, Manuel, Manuel and Giuliano send you their regards and we hope to see you again soon!
Excellent tour with great guide
Sharon_S, May 2023
Brilliant tour of Rome to parts we would never have thought of visiting. Our guide, Francesca, was so friendly and very knowledgeable. Professional company. The trip was was well worth the money.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Sharon, grazie mille for your lovely feedback. We are really happy that you enjoyed your tour with Francesca!
Vespa Sidecar Tour
Kristina_F, May 2023
We loved this tour! Even though it poured for half of it the drivers were very kind and attentive. The view of the city from the hills was amazing and the gelato stop was perfect and delicious. It was really a cool way to see the city of Rome and the Vespas were beautiful.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Kristina, thank you for your kind words. It's such a shame that you could not experience our tour on a sunny day, but I am glad that you managed to love the tour with Matteo despite the rain! We hope to see you again soon, we'll bring sunglasses and SPF :)
Fun and Fabulous
Leigh_C, Apr 2023
So fun!! Extremely informative! We literally went all over Rome with great stops…including an informative, inside tour of the Pantheon.. Our guide, Mateo, could not have been better! The drivers, Gianfranco, Andrea, and Fulvio were courteous, safe, and lots of fun. I am 74 and it was fabulous!!!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Leigh, thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review! It's been a real pleasure having you with us and we hope to have the chance to meet again!
The Best Way to do the Almalfi Coast
Lila_H, Apr 2023
Bypassing all of the cars that were lined up for miles and avoiding parking complications. This is, in my opinion, the bast way to do the Almalfi Coast! We had so much fun as a family. I do wish we would have had more time to look and shop in Positano but my guess is, they would accommodate that if you ask. Our guide was great and recommended some great food spots along the way! But don’t buy fruit on the side of the road! they let us taste spectacular fruit but bagged up fruit that was molding and we got sick from it!
Best and fun way to see Rome!
Jeffrey_C, Apr 2023
The Vespa sidecar tour is the best way to see Rome. Matteo and his crew were fantastic as they took us to all the major sites in Rome and down alley’s were other tours are not able to travel. One of the highlights was Matteo taking us on a tour of the Pantheon and his broad knowledge made this a special day for our family. This was definitely the highlight of our stay in Rome. Bravo Matteo!!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Ciao Jeffrey, I am really happy that you had fun with Matteo, I am going to share your kind words with him, it'll make his day for sure!
A Must Do!
Laurie_E, Apr 2023
This was the first thing we did upon arriving in Rome. It was a great way to acquaint ourselves to the city. Our taxi dropped us off right at the meeting spot and we were immediately greeted, given an earpiece for the tour as well as helmets. We were very quickly put at ease. We rode with Matteo. He was very sweet (they all were). He was also the tour guide. Riding around on a Vespa and seeing the sights of Rome was a very special experience. Definitely the highlight of our stay. Everywhere we went the sight of the Vespas put a smile on people’s faces. It was nice to see the different areas of Rome and also get tips on where to eat and shop. Loved this experience so much!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Laurie, thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot to us knowing that you loved the tour!
Great tour!
Danielle_T, Apr 2023
This was an awesome experience for someone traveling to Rome who wants the best highlights of the city. Our tour operators were professional and friendly. Great experience!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Danielle, many thanks for your great review. I really appreciate it and I am glad that you loved our time with us!

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