Wheelchair Guided Driving and Walking Tours to Rome

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ome accessible tours are available for all the major sights including the Vatican, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Wheelchair users and other disabled visitors to Rome have a variety of options to choose from including group walking tours, private walking tours, and driving tours.

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Wheelchair Guided Driving and Walking Tours to Rome

  1. 1. Accessible Guided Tours in Rome www.sagetraveling.com/rome-accessible-guided-tours
  2. 2. www.sagetraveling.com Rome accessible tours are available for all the major sights including the Vatican, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Wheelchair users and other disabled visitors to Rome have a variety of options to choose from including group walking tours, private walking tours, and driving tours. Rome accessible tours run at various times of day and private tours can start from the lobby of your accessible hotel in Rome.
  3. 3. www.sagetraveling.com Group Walking Tours The Vatican is not just the center of the Catholic Church, it also houses some of the greatest cultural treasures ever created by man. On this group tour, you will spend 3 hours visiting the highlights. Your tour will start with a visit of the Vatican Museums and Raphael Rooms including Raphael’s famous School of Athens fresco. Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Tour
  4. 4. www.sagetraveling.com An elevator and a wheelchair lift will lead you to your next stop where you will gaze in awe at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. After taking the accessible route by backtracking to the Vatican Museums entrance and around the Vatican City Walls, you’ll meet back up with the rest of your group at the accessible entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica to finish your tour. Wheelchair Accessible Vatican Tour (Cont.)
  5. 5. www.sagetraveling.com Ancient Rome Accessible Tour This Rome accessible tour visits the ancient ruins in and around the Roman Forum and Colosseum. Wheelchair access at the Colosseum is quite good, and users will have no problems entering the Colosseum and using the elevator to reach the upper level.
  6. 6. www.sagetraveling.com Ancient Rome Accessible Tour (Cont.) Disabled access at the Roman Forum presents more challenges for disabled visitors and only about 15-20% of it is accessible to wheelchairs. The rest of it has such uneven terrain that wheelchairs are unable to roll. During this group tour, wheelchair users will have to separate from the rest of the group for a short time while they walk around the Roman Forum. During the private tours listed below you will remain with the tour guide the whole time.
  7. 7. www.sagetraveling.com Accessible Guided Tour in Rome City Center Rome was a playground for the sculptors and architects during the Renaissance. What they left behind are fascinating sights that can be viewed al fresco rather than in a crowded museum. In this tour you’ll visit many of the most magnificent Renaissance and Baroque attractions.
  8. 8. www.sagetraveling.com Accessible Guided Tour in Rome City Center The towering Victor Emanuel Monument on Piazza Venezia starts off your two and a half hour Rome accessible tour. Along the way you’ll visit the Trevi Fountain, the Piazza Navona, and the Fountain of the Four Rivers. You’ll also get a peek at ancient Rome with visits to the Forum of Julius Caesar as well as the oldest dome in the world at the Pantheon. This tour operates in an area with some of the most uneven cobblestones in Rome. Getting around Rome with a disability can be challenging, and wheelchair users may prefer the private Rome city center tour that can be adapted to a route with less cobblestones or the Rome driving tour that visits many of the same sights.
  9. 9. www.sagetraveling.com Private Walking Tours You might expect the largest church in the world to also be one of the most inclusive for people with all types of disabilities, but disabled access at the Vatican may surprise you. The Vatican staff do not offer Vatican wheelchair accessible tours, but you can experience all the grandness that it has to offer with a 3rd party tour guide. Vatican Wheelchair Accessible Guided Tour – 5 Hours
  10. 10. www.sagetraveling.com Your guide will help you through the maze that wheelchair users need to navigate to reach the Sistine Chapel, point out the highlights of the Vatican Museums, and explain the history and religious significance of St. Peter’s Basilica. A picture of the wheelchair lift leading to the Sistine Chapel is shown on the left. For all of our Vatican accessible tours you will be able to skip the line. Vatican Wheelchair Accessible Guided Tour – 5 Hours
  11. 11. www.sagetraveling.com Vatican Wheelchair Accessible Guided Tour – 3 Hours Like all of our Vatican accessible guided tours, this tour visits the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Basilica. This tour moves at a quicker pace than the one mentioned above. During this tour you’ll visit the Roman and Greek Statues Gallery, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps. The entire route is step-free. Because the Vatican Museums are so long and St. Peter’s Basilica has a separate entrance, the tour route covers about 1.5 km (1 mile).
  12. 12. www.sagetraveling.com Roman Forum and Colosseum Accessible Tour This 3 hour private guided tour covers the greatest sights that Ancient Rome has to offer. The two big ones are the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, but along the way you’ll also hear about the Arch of Constantine, the assassination of Julius Caesar, gladiator fights, the Arch of Titus, the Arch of Septimus, and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins. Your visit to the Colosseum will be along a step-free route and you’ll be able to visit about 20% of the Roman Forum in a wheelchair. The rest of the Roman Forum has very uneven ground that is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  13. 13. www.sagetraveling.com Accessible Guided Walking Tour in Rome – 5 Hours All of the major sights in Ancient Rome, Renaissance Rome, and Baroque Rome are covered by this tour. You will be able to visit as much of the Roman Forum as your abilities allow, and your tour guide can explain the rest of the history of the Roman Forum from the Via dei Imperiali street above. After visiting the Ancient Rome sights, your guide will escort you into the flat but cobbled Field of Mars area to visit the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and other attractions. During your time in Rome city center, your guide will use the most accessible routes possible.
  14. 14. www.sagetraveling.com Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour – Rome in a Day This wheelchair accessible walking tour covers all of the major Rome tourist sights in a single day. The tour route covers about 5 km over a 7 hour period. You’ll start your day off visiting the gladiator’s battleground, the Colosseum, then follow the footsteps of Julius Caesar and Cicero in the Roman Forum. After a quick taxi ride over to Vatican city, you’ll have lunch at an accessible restaurant then visit the treasures of the Vatican including the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica. You’ll spend the rest of our afternoon using wheelchair accessible routes to visit the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain.
  15. 15. www.sagetraveling.com Accessible Borghese Gallery Tour The Borghese Gallery contains some of the top Baroque painting and sculpture. On this tour your guide will provide commentary on the various works of art in the collection. The ground floor is accessible to wheelchair users. The upper floor can be reached by an elevator that is too small for wheelchairs. Wheelchair users will need to transfer into a normal chair in the elevator while someone carries their wheelchair up the flight of stairs.
  16. 16. www.sagetraveling.com Disabled Tour of the Capitoline Museums The Capitoline Museums provide visitors with a taste of everything that has occurred in Rome. Artifacts from pre-Rome times, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance are housed in two magnificent palaces. The museum was founded in 1471 and is the oldest in the world. Your tour guide will use a combination of elevators, wheelchair lifts, and ramps (shown in the image on the left) to get you around the museums.
  17. 17. www.sagetraveling.com Accessible Wine Tasting Tour in Rome What’s better than great wine? Great wine in a great setting! During these 3 hours you’ll visit accessible wine bars located on the most romantic side-streets of Rome city centre. Your guide will introduce you to the pleasures of selecting, tasting, and enjoying fine wines while visiting extraordinary works of art along the way. Your wine will also be accompanied by delicious cheeses and meats. It will be truly an evening to remember!
  18. 18. www.sagetraveling.com Custom Accessible Walking Tours Looking for a special itinerary? Let us know what you want to see and we’ll make it happen!
  19. 19. www.sagetraveling.com Driving Tours The cobblestones in Rome city centre present challenges for wheelchair users, and the distances between sights challenge people who can not walk far. These 3 hour golf cart tours help visitors overcome both of these challenges. Great for Slow Walkers Disabled Rome Golf Cart Tour
  20. 20. www.sagetraveling.com Great for Slow Walkers Disabled Rome Golf Cart Tour (Cont.) There are two different itineraries that are offered. The first visits the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Campo dei Fiori, and Piazza Farnese. The second visits Piazza Venezia, Capitoline Hill with a Roman Forum view, Circus Maximus, the Mouth of Truth, Aventine Hill, and Marcello Theatre. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters will need to be left at the hotel during this tour.
  21. 21. www.sagetraveling.com Wheelchair Accessible Rome Bus Tour The Rome accessible tour offers a cheap way to see the major tourist attractions and get an overall sense of the layout of the city. The tour buses have wheelchair lifts and allow you to hop-on and hop-off at the main tourist attractions. It has some recorded commentary available in several languages. Many of our accessible hotels in Rome are located near the bus tour stops including those near the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican, the Colosseum, and Rome’s Termini Train Station.
  22. 22. www.sagetraveling.com Rome Wheelchair Accessible Van Tour – Full Day Most Popular Full Day Tour Of all the Rome accessible tours, this one allows you to see the most sights in a single day. A wheelchair accessible van and tour guide will meet you at your hotel to start your day. Over the course of your day, you’ll visit all the main Ancient Rome sights including the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, Aventine Hill, and the Pantheon.
  23. 23. www.sagetraveling.com Rome Wheelchair Accessible Van Tour – Full Day (Cont.) Most Popular Full Day Tour You’ll see multiple churches including St. Peter’s Basilica, San Giovanni in Laterno, the Holy Steps Church, and Santa Maria in Trastevere church. Among the Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces that you will visit include the Sistine Chapel, the Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona. You will be able to decide which sites you want to get out of the van to see and which sites you want to see from the van.
  24. 24. www.sagetraveling.com Rome Handicapped Driving Tour – 5 Hours Unlike the driving tour mentioned above, this Rome accessible tour does not use a van with a wheelchair lift. Wheelchair users will need to transfer out of their wheelchair into the vehicle. The tour will begin when your guide picks you up at your hotel. You’ll start the tour at the Capitoline Hill viewing the Roman Forum below and hear the story of Ancient Rome. Afterwards you’ll visit the Colosseum and the Victor Emmanuel Monument.
  25. 25. www.sagetraveling.com Rome Handicapped Driving Tour – 5 Hours (Cont.) The Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the two great piazzas – Piazza Navona and Campo dei Fiori – are the next stops on your tour. You’ll next visit St. Peter’s Square and view Rome from the Janiculan Hill located to the rear of the Vatican. The tour finishes by visiting the Aventine Hill, the Santa Maria in Trastevere church, and the Saint Sabina church.
  26. 26. www.sagetraveling.com Rome at Night Handicapped Driving Tour Great For Visitors Short on Time With so many museums and churches to visit in Rome, visitors looking to maximize their sightseeing time will take their Rome accessible guided tour at night. A few of the sights that you will see are the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, the Spanish Steps, Augustus’Mausoleum, Castel’ Sant’Angelo, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza della Repubblica, and the Ancient Appian Way. The vehicle does not have a wheelchair lift, so wheelchair users will need to transfer from their wheelchair into the vehicle.
  27. 27. ” “ www.sagetraveling.com The guided tours were awesome. The knowledge of both guides was impressive and they both went out of their way to accommodate us. Thomas took us around the Forum and Colisseum – he was helpful, pleasant and funny! The Accessible Group Walking Tour with Julia had to be rebooked because it was pouring rain, and a wheel had broken on my wheelchair. She was very gracious about it and suggested rebooking – we were able to work it in later mid-week. Again, she was very knowledgeable and funny and we had a wonderful time. -Valerie, Sage Traveling client Read more client testimonials
  28. 28. Call Us: 1-888-645-7920 We look forward to making your accessible dream vacation a reality! Contact us at info@sagetraveling.com www.sagetraveling.com/rome-accessible-guided-tours

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