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Golf Cart Driving Tour: Rome Highlights 2.5 hours

  • ⦿ small group electric golf cart tour – 7 seats per cart
  • ⦿ English speaking local guide and driver
  • ⦿ Headsets
  • ⦿‘ Snacks, bottled water
  • ⦿ Duration: 2.5 hours, itinerary:  Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and other highlights of Rome
  • ⦿Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (158 reviews)

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A golf cart tour of Rome is one of the best ways to explore the city, particularly for first timers or for those who want to cover as many landmarks as possible within the shortest possible time.

These golf cart tours are as comfortable as can be. By joining such a ride, you only need 3 to 7 hours to visit a wide array of the best things to see in Rome such as  Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona combined with the “tour of the ruins” which covers Colosseum (outside), the Spanish Steps, Castel Sant Angelo, St Peters Square, the ”trendy” Trastevere, Tiber Island, Pyramid of Cestius, Baths of Caracalla, Circus Maximus, Theatre of Marcellus, Aventine hill and the famous “key-hole”, the famous Appian Way (where the 6000 Gladiators where crucified in 71 BC, you will all remember Spartacus!)

Rome is a huge city packed with iconic landmarks, ruins, museums and more to explore. Instead of walking endless miles, consider seeing the sights from the comfort of your own private golf cart tour.

Companies offering golf cart rentals and tours are popping up across Rome to meet growing demand. These open-air vehicles provide easy transportation between top sites along with fun commentary from knowledgeable guides.

As there are many such tours available, in different lengths, different itineraries, and at different times of the day, you may become subject to information overload.

This article takes a closer look into the best golf cart tours in Rome, in order for you to make an informed choice.

Why Visit Rome on a Golf Cart Tour

Compared to crowded bus tours or exhausting walking tours, golf cart tours provide a more personalized experience to take in Rome’s beauty.

Benefits include:

– Breeze between sites in comfortable, open-air carts
– Access quieter streets and areas tour buses can’t reach
– Stop spontaneously for photos and questions
– Personable guide rides with you providing context
– Flexible itineraries catered to your interests

Types of Golf Cart Tours

Rome golf cart tour companies offer a range of tour types to meet diverse needs. Considerations when choosing your ideal tour include budget, group size and sights you most wish to see.

Click here to see the details of a 7 seater golf cart tour of Rome that starts in Piazza del Colosseo and ends in Piazza Venezia.

The highlight of the above mentioned Rome tour is the Gianicolo Hill stop.

Check out my article about Gianicolo Hill and what makes this place one of the best panoramic spots in Rome.

Express Tours

Best for first-time visitors with limited time. Hit all the marquee ancient Roman sites in 4 hours with a guide.

Highlights: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain

Cost: €60 – €100 per cart (seats up to 3 guests)

Leisure Tours

For travelers who want a more comprehensive experience at an easier pace over 6-8 hours. Mix major and lesser-known gems.

Highlights: Major sites plus hidden piazzas, neighborhood districts, the Borghese Gardens

Cost: around €100 per 2-3 hours tour

Private Custom Tours

Ideal for small groups and families wanting to fully customize their itinerary based on specific interests over a full or multi-day schedule.

Highlights: Anything you want to see! Food tours, arts tours and kid-friendly options too.

Cost: Starting from €200 for 4 hour tour

Expert Recommendations

“We recommend our leisure tour for first-timers and travelers with up to a week in the city,” says Marco Rossi of Rolling Rome Tours.

“You’ll have a knowledgeable guide help you experience both top sights and some local flavor at a comfortable pace.”

For return visitors or those with special interests, custom private tours allow you to fully tailor and get expert insight on what matters most to you.

Pyramid of Cestius in Rome

Golf cart freedom with the context of an expert guide lets you unlock Rome like never before from this fun new perspective!

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