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Want to see the Italian capital at your own pace? Take a Rome hop-on hop-off tour by open-top bus, and spend time city sightseeing as you travel past attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican City. Relax aboard the double-decker Rome tour bus, listen to the audio commentary and hop on and off at any of the stops. Select a sightseeing ticket that’s valid for 24 or 48 hours, or pick an upgrade option to include entry to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and more.

Highlights

  • Hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour of Rome
  • Create a personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Rome at leisure
  • See attractions such as Vatican City, the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain
  • Hop on and off as many times as you wish at any of the eight stops
  • Listen to interesting onboard audio commentary as you travel
  • Upgrade a 48-hour ticket to include entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, or entrance to all four

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What You Can Expect

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Admire the sights of Piazza Venezia on your hop-on hop-off tour of Rome

Rome has a bounty of things to see and the mix of its architecture is testament to its past; Roman ruins, baroque squares and Renaissance gardens combine to give the city its enticing edge. See it all on a Rome hop-on hop-off bus tour, and learn about the Italian capital as you go.

Show your ticket as you board your Rome tour bus, and then hop on and off at any of the eight stops around town. Gawp at the Colosseum where gory gladiatorial battles once took place, and have your camera ready for Piazza Venezia, home to the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain for luck, or stretch your legs on an amble through Vatican City.

The full loops lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours, and audio commentary is provided about each sight you pass. Make use on the free onboard Wi-Fi to share pictures, tweet or blog about your travels as you go.

48-Hour Pass with Skip-the-Line Tickets to Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum and Colosseum:
Upgrade to include fast-track admission to three of Rome’s top attractions. The Colosseum ticket includes access to the ancient arena’s first and second tiers. The Roman Forum, with its timeworn temples and ruins, and Palatine Hill are both within walking distance of the Colosseum.

48-Hour Pass with Entry to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums:
Book this option to include entry to these world-famous Vatican City sights. Explore the vast museum complex, with its unrivalled hoard of artwork, at your leisure. Then step inside the sacred Sistine Chapel to see the frescoes of Michelangelo.

48-Hour Pass with Entry to the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and Colosseum:
Maximize your time sightseeing Rome and upgrade to include entry to all these top Rome attractions.

Please note: Click on the ‘View Additional Info’ button to see a map of the stops on this Rome bus tour.

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Itinerary

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:
  • Via Marsala (Termini station)
  • Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore)
  • Colosseo (Colosseum and Ancient Rome)
  • Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus)
  • Piazza Venezia (Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II)
  • Vaticano (Vatican City)
  • Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain)
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Piazza Barberini (historic center and Villa Borghese)

Please note: For a map of stops on the Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, click 'View Additional Info'.

Customer Reviews

Susan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great way to see Rome. Wear sneakers as you will still need to walk along way!

Donald C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Hop on bus was extremely helpful in Rome. Passes nearby everything there is to see. Never had a problem getting on.

Sujan V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great option. This tour hit all of the major tourist sites and included the tickets as well. I highly recommend this tour.

Sujan V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great option. This tour hit all of the major tourist sites and included the tickets as well. I highly recommend this tour.

Julie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A great way to see Rome.We stayed on the bus first time round then got off where we wanted to after that.

Armando S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour. Very informative. Tour guide very knowledgeable.

Portland B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Buses run every 10 mins, stops easy to find. Suggest that you stay on bus for first journey to get your bearings.

Bruce N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We booked for a 48 hour period, in effect covering three days. We did a recce trip round the circuit to check out what we wanted to see and then round again to hop off view the Colosseum and Forum and then on to the Vatican Museum. The following day we timed our journey to attend the Audience with the Pope at the Vatican and to see the Travi monument. The buses were regular, the staff incredibly helpful and bilingual, and a good view from the top of the bus. Driving in Rome is something different but our bus drivers drove carefully and with consideration for the passengers. A 5 rating well earned!

Patrick R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Good Value substantially enhanced by the bus stop staff carefully loading the vehicles on a first come - first served basis. Those who tried to push in were moved to the back of the queue. Very enjoyable 48 hr tour. Well Done

rosie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fun and sightseeing. Comfortable bus and easy stops at main sightseeing spots in this beautiful and dynamic city

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