Pick up included
Enjoy Ostia Antica and also drive a Vespa departing from Rome
Saddle up and start your journey to explore the ruins of Ostia Antica, the marvelous port of Rome, amazingly preserved and symbol of the magnificence of the Roman Empire. Start this unique tour from Rome aboard a Vespa and head to Ostia, where you can discover a fascinating part of ancient history!
Explore Ostia Antica and drive a Vespa with a private half-day tour highlights:
- Discover a piece of history with this exclusive 2 wheels tour from Rome
- Drive the Vespa Scooter yourself on a private half-day tour: relive the glory of the Roman Empire on board a Vespa
- Explore the ancient port of Ostia Antica, perfectly preserved and holding fascinating Roman architecture
- A unique and fun short trip, departing from Rome, on an authentic Vespa Scooter, a true icon made in Italy
- Escape from the hectic pace of the urban life and have a fascinating eXPerience among the Roman landscape
Explore Ostia Antica and drive a Vespa with a private half-day tour
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Strap on your helmet and start the engine of your Vespa Scooter! What better opportunity to learn about Ancient Ostia (“Ostia Antica” in Italian) and its treasures than from the seat of a Vespa, away from the hectic pace of the city?
Ride the amazing Vespa and start discovering Rome and surroundings
This Private half-day unique Vespa tour from Rome will take you to the ancient port of Ostia. Here, you will discover the amazing architecture of ancient Rome, reliving part of the epic history. This eXPerience on biard a Vespa is the best opportunity to discover the treasures of the Ancient Ostia, aboard a true Italian icon, made even more famous by the film "Roman Holiday".
Did you know that ... the ancient Roman city of Ostia was in antiquity situated at the mouth of the river Tiber, some 30 kilometres to the west of Rome? Therefore Ostia is today still lying next to the Tiber, but at a distance of about three kilometers from the beach. Ostia is Latin for "mouth", the mouth of the Tiber. The river was used as harbour, called Portus, Latin for "harbour".
Discover Ancient Ostia and its treasures
Hop aboard your Vespa and see Rome in a different way! Ostia was the first Roman colony: ancient traditions date its foundation to 620 BC by the hand of the fourth king of Rome, Anco Marzio, for reasons linked to the exploitation of the salt marshes placed at the mouth of the Tiber (hence the name Ostia, from ostium = mouth).
According to history, Ostia lived its golden age during the Imperial period, since it was the commercial center and port of the interior Roman Empire. Also, it was strongly linked to the goddesses Annona, the divine personification of the grain supply for the capital. Here, you will discover the famous sights of Ostia, beautifully preserved buildings and monuments.
Drive an authentic Italian Vespa with this private tour
Come and discover the majestic ruins of Ostia Antica aboard a Vespa, a true Italian icon. This unique tour, departing from Rome, will take you on a journey full of history, pastoral landscapes and relaxation, just a few kilometers from the city. Walking through perfectly preserved ruins of Ostia Antica, makes you feel like to be in a mysterious and timeless place
Ancient Roman colony named Ostia is one of the largest archaeological site dating back to ancient Rome, looking at the remains that can be found close to modern Ostia. Join a trip into Roman Empire’s olden times and we set out to discover more of the magnificent attractions close to Rome.
More eXPeriences in Rome and surroundings!
We also suggest you the Full Day Private Tour of Rome by Vespa, the Private Half Day Tour from Rome to the Castelli Romani and the Private Tour of the Renaissance Rome by Vespa.
- Departure from Rome city centre
- Via dei Fori Imperiali and Piazza Venezia
- Colosseum & Arch of Constantine
- Circus Maximus and Palatine Hill
- Porta San Paolo & Pyramid of Cestius
- Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
- Colosseo Quadrato (Eur)
- Ostia Antica
- Return to Rome
- Pick-up and drop-off at centrally located hotel in Rome
- Vespa LX 125 or similar
- Helmet and disposable face mask
- Insurance for the passenger
- Audioguide for the entire duration of the tour (earphones connected with the driver/guide)
- Driver with own Vespa
- 15/20 minutes of orientation by Vespa*
*In case the participants may not be able to drive the vehicle, they will get on board as passengers.
- Entrance fees to archaeological sites and places visited (to be defined during the booking process)
- Any tips (optional)
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
ON REQUEST it is possible to organize the pick-up and drop-off at the hotel (if located in the center of Rome). During the booking, on the "Additional Information" page, write the name and address of your hotel.
The tour includes 15/20 minutes of orientation by Vespa. In case the participants may not be able to drive the vehicle, they will get on board as passengers.
A valid driving license is required and you must be at least 18 years old to drive a Vespa, or 13 years as a passenger. Previous experience is not required, although strongly recommended; we reserve the right to judge the actual driving ability of the participants.
This tour is a self-drive. If you want to participate only as a passenger (without driving a Vespa), you can request the driver at a different cost. Contact us for a personalized quotation!
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.
Reviewed by Rebecca W. from Australia
One of the biggest highlights of our trip!
My husband, my friend and I booked this based on the glowing reviews on tripadvisor. We did the vespa panoramic tour with drivers. It was an incredible experience and so much fun zipping through the small streets!! We had already seen most of the big attractions so it was a great way to wrap up our days in Rome. The vespa tours are a must for any visit to Rome!!!
Reviewed by janeelliott56 from United Kingdom
Excellent, would definitely recommend
Had a fantastic time on this tour would recommend to anyone visiting. Great value for money and a great way to spend your time in Rome.
Reviewed by dallasm0m from United States
Highlight of our trip!
My daughter and I loved the Vespa tour with drivers -Massimiliano and friend! We saw Rome by night and captured fabulous pictures and made wonderful memories!! Highly recommend!!
Reviewed by Alistair W from United Kingdom
Well what can I say? AWESOME!!!!! This made our trip to Rome. OK there are a bit of nerves to start with, but the guys are so reassuring, and talk to you all the time, pointing out the sites and telling you where they are going or doing. They had a planned route, but were happy to make alterations if we wanted,and linger for as long as we want. These guys need to be on everyone's itinerary who wants to see Rome properly. At the end of the tour they dropped us at their recommended restaurant. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!!!!!!