Private Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour in Rome
This 5 hour walking tour covers all the sights in the city center including those from Ancient Rome as well as the Baroque and Renaissance buildings in the city center. Many disabled tourists choose to pair this private handicapped accessible walking tour in Rome with one of the Vatican accessible tours that we offer.
Your tour starts with visits to the most famous ruins of Roman antiquity: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. The private handicapped accessible walking tour in Rome then proceeds to the towering Victor Emanuel Monument located next to Piazza Campidoglio. Two famous fountains are next: the Trevi Fountain and the Fountain of Four Rivers in Piazza Navona. The oldest dome in the world is next on the list as you visit the Pantheon. Several other sights will pointed out as you wind your way through central Rome.
– Roman Forum
– Forum of Julius Caesar
– Victor Emanuel Monument
– Piazza Campidoglio
– Trevi Fountain
– Fountain of Four Rivers
– Temple of Hadrian
– Palace of Napoleon Bonaparte
– Church of Twelve Apostles
The step-free route for this private handicapped accessible walking tour in Rome is wheelchair accessible, but due to the nature of the ancient streets and cobblestones of Rome, wheelchair users who are less mobile may need occasional assistance from a companion. An assistant to push a manual wheelchair user can be provided for an additional fee.
You’ll start off your tour at your accessible Rome hotel lobby or at the entrance to the Colosseum. The Colosseum and the Roman Forum both have step-free entrances followed by elevators. The Colosseum elevator takes you to the upper level, and the Roman Forum elevator takes you down to the ruins below. Wheelchair access at the Roman forum is only possible on about 20% of the surface area, so your tour guide will explain everything from the accessible areas in the Roman Forum or the overlook from the street above. The sidewalk between the Colosseum and the Roman Forum is flat and smooth.
To reach Piazza Campidoglio at the top of the Capitoline Hill, you will need to go up a winding street off of Via dei Fori Imperiali. Your tour guide on this private handicapped accessible walking tour in Rome can assist manual wheelchair users to get up this street. From Piazza Campidoglio, you will see the Roman Forum in one direction and the Via del Corso in the other direction.
The large Victor Emanuel Monument can be viewed from the Piazza Venezia in front of it. The piazza has cobblestone streets and smooth sidewalks. The Trevi Fountain can be crowded, but disabled participants on this private handicapped accessible walking tour in Rome can usually see it easily from the left or right side. The Pantheon has cobblestones leading to it and a wheelchair ramp at the front-left. The Fountain of Four Rivers is in the middle of the Piazza Navona and can be viewed without having to go up the single curb that runs around the piazza. The remains of the Temple of Hadrian will be viewed from the street.
* Important note: Wheelchair accessible transportation is not included on this tour. Private wheelchair accessible van pick-up at your hotel can be reserved in advance for €110 each way.
Tour duration: 5 hours
Cost: €475 for 1-2 people. €525 for 3-4 people. €600 for 5-6 people. €700 for 7-8 people.
* €20 off if booked as part of an accessible Rome travel package (Note: if your package includes more than 3 tours total, discounts will be applied to maximum 3 of the tours).
Days of the week the tour is offered: Every day of the week
Meeting time: 8:30 am
Meeting place: The lobby of one of the accessible hotels in Rome
Dress code: None
Number of people on tour: Up to 9
Entrance tickets: Not included. Some entrance tickets are free for disabled visitors if they have an ID card from their home country stating the percent of their disability. Otherwise €7 per person must be paid to the guide before the tour begins.
Not included: Snacks/meals, entrance tickets, gratuities, and transportation.
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