Experience the thrill of a Segway ride through Ancient Rome when your cruise shop docks at Civitavecchia Port. On a self-balancing electric scooter, follow a guide around Rome's 2,000-year-old ruins while hearing about their history from an audio guide. Stop for photos by iconic monuments like the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verità) - Rome's very own ancient lie detector!
This small-group shore excursion is limited to eight people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from a guide.
When your cruise ship docks at Civitavecchia Port, make your own way to central Rome and meet your friendly guide. Start with an orientation session to get familiar with your two-wheeled, electric, self-balancing Segway; once you feel comfortable, you'll follow your guide into the downtown streets of Rome.
Glide toward the area known as Capitoline Hill, and as you approach it you'll be met with the jaw-dropping sights of Ancient Rome. Once the home of richly elaborate temples, shops, markets and government buildings, the area is now a fascinating archeological site peppered with 2,000-year-old world-famous ruins.
Head right up to it and weave around the outskirts of the Roman Forum, seeing grandiose monuments like the Arch of Constantine and Trajan's Column. Hear the history of the site in its heyday from your audio commentary, learning about its status as the administrative center of Rome.
Pass Palentine Hill and stop for a look at Circus Maximus, the vast stretch of flat land where chariot races were once held to entertain up to 250,000 locals. Continue to the Colosseum, Rome's iconic monument on the east side of Ancient Rome, and stop for photos while listening to commentary about the gory, yet glorified, gladiator battles that once took place inside.
After weaving through the crowds outside the ruins, take back to the streets and head to the Church of Santa Maria to see the Mouth of Truth - an intriguing marble slab. Featured in the hit 1950s movie Roman Holiday, the ancient manhole cover is said to be a lie detector. Test the legend by putting your hand in its 'mouth'; if you tell a lie, you won't get it back!
As you wind your way back toward the center of Rome, stop at a scenic vantage point to enjoy picture-perfect views over the city. Your tour then finishes back at the start point in central Rome.
This excursion is located within 46 miles (75km) to the port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Civitavecchia. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.