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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:Flexible

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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, 48 or 72 hours, or pick an upgrade option to include entry to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and more.


  • 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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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Extremely Useful, and a must for people without own transport. All tickets booked in advanced saves time and hassle.

Virgil O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was a very nice trip

Eleanor R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Fantastic have recommended to my friends

Patricia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

I was hesitant to book a hop on hop off bus in Rome after reading the reviews. The City sightseeing Roma boss was wonderful. English-speaking attendants and clean buses with working audio. Buses were on time and stops were convenient. I did notice some of the other bus company hop on hop off buses were practically empty. I only use the Big Red Busses buses when I travel in Europe. I haven't had any problems.

Danielle D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very highly recommended saves time for queues as skip the line comes in handy.

sennen t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

très bon choix surtourt quand on est en famille. cela permet d'avoir un aperçu de tout et puis surtout on a la possiblité de descendre et de remonter à chaque arrêt.

Donald Macrae G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent. Buses were clean and appeared relatively new. Windows were double glazed which we appreciated! Commentary was well done and audio was clear. Would definitely use again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

So worth it - get the 48hour one or longer - it's a lot to cover in one day -

Amanda D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent way to travel around Rome and very helpful staff! We saw areas that we didn't know existed.

Dixie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

There was never a long wait, always plenty of seating room and we were taken to all the sites we wanted to see.

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