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Get a comprehensive view of Rome's highlights and landmarks during this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Disembark at any of the eight stops to see iconic landmarks such as the Vatican City, Circus Maximus, the Pantheon, or the Colosseum. While on board the bus, listen to recorded commentary in nine languages that details the history, architecture, culture, and traditions of the Eternal City. Choose from a Classic, Premium, or Deluxe ticket, with four guided walking tours included with each option, and a catacomb route exclusive to the Deluxe ticket.
  • Rome hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Complete circuit takes 1.5 hours without getting off at any stops
  • Recorded audio commentary in nine languages, headphones included
  • Eight stops at landmarks such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican City, and the Trevi Fountain
  • Tickets available for 24- or 48-hour time periods
  • Four guided walking tours included with all ticket options
  • Upgrade to the Deluxe ticket to include a route past the Catacombs of San Sebastiano and more

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Board the bus for your hop-on, hop-off tour at any of the stops along the route. Exchange your voucher for a ticket that is valid for 24 or 48 hours, depending on your schedule and preferences. Buses run between 9am and 5pm and arrive every 10 to 20 minutes. The full bus route, without hopping off at any stops, takes about 1.5 hours. 

Disembark at any point to explore areas that interest you. Spend as much time as you like at any one stop, or skip those that don't interest you. Climb down to explore Vatican City and learn about the history of the Catholic Church or throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, which legend has it ensures you return to Rome. Sit on the Spanish Steps and sample a local gelato or explore the Pantheon. Disembark to learn about the times of Roman gladiators in the Colosseum or stroll through the ancient Roman Forum. 

While on the bus, listen to recorded audio commentary in nine languages through the provided headphones. The recorded narrative gives a comprehensive history of Rome and details its current role as a thriving Italian metropolis. 

Each ticket option includes four guided walking tours, and the Deluxe ticket includes a route past the Catacombs of San Sebastiano, Baths of Caracalla, the Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, and more. Please see Itinerary section for a full list of stops.


Red Line (Week days):
Every 15-20 minutes starting from 8.30am
  • Termini Station
  • Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Colosseum
  • Circo Massimo
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Vatican (in front of Castel Sant’Angelo during the 2016 Jubilee)
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Barberini
Blue Line (Week ends):
Every 15-20 minutes starting from 9.00am
  • Termini Station
  • Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Colosseum
  • Circo Massimo
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Vatican/Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Ludovisi/Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Barberini
Purple Line (Catacombs Line operates Daily) - Premium and Deluxe TIcket Only
Every Hour from 9.00 to 17.00
  • Termini Station
  • Santa Maria Maggiore (Sat After-Sundays)
  • Colosseum
  • Porta San Sebastiano/Museo delle Mura
  • Catacombe San Sebastiano/Ancient Appia
  • Caffarella Park
  • Domine Quo Vadis Church
  • Terme di Caracalla
  • Circo Massimo
  • Piazza Venezia

Walking Tours (included with All ticket Options):

1. Piazza Barberini & Spanish Steps:
With this walking tour you will discover and learn about the amazing Spanish steps and the “Barcaccia” fountain, walking through some of the most beautiful streets, or “vicoli”, of Rome. The tour lasts 1 h, starting from Barberini Square (Stop #8) at 5pm and ending in the beautiful and rich Via Veneto at the Hard Rock Café Rome, where our clients will get a free soda.
Start time and Stop are subject to change; please refer to printed brochure on the buses.

2. Pantheon & Piazza Navona:
Starting in front of Castel Sant’Angelo (Vatican Stop #6), discover the amazing Piazza Navona and Pantheon. The tour ends at Piazza Venezia.
Tour begins at Stop #6 and operates daily at 2pm. The tour takes 1 hour.
Start time and Stop are subject to change; please refer to printed brochure on the buses.

3. Roman Forum & Colosseum:
Starting from Piazza Venezia (Stop #5) and passing by the majestic Altare della Patria, you will then walk through via dei Fori Imperiali, facing the Roman Forum on the right and Trajan’s markets on the left, and finishing up at the grand Colosseum.
Tour begins at Stop #5 and operates daily at 3:30pm. The tour takes 1 hour.
Start time and Stop are subject to change; please refer to printed brochure on the buses.

4. Vatican:
Passing by Castel Sant’Angelo you will have the chance to see the main surroundings of Vatican City and to reach St. Peter’s Square.
Tour begins at Stop #6 and operates daily at 12pm. The tour takes 1 hour.
Start time and Stop are subject to change; please refer to printed brochure on the buses.

Night Tour (Included only with the Deluxe Ticket Option):
There's nothing quite like Rome at night. Enjoy a relaxing panoramic tour of the city by an open-top bus, and discover the magic of Rome’s most famous monuments lit up under a darkened sky. You'll be delighted as the sights of The Eternal City that amazed you by day simply astonish you by night! The route will follow the red and blue lines depending on the day of the week and you will have the chance to see how Rome is changing from day to night. During this approximate 1 hour panoramic our, you can listen the interesting commentary and Roman history. You’ll see Piazza Venezia, the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Castel Sant’Angelo.

Night Tour Highlights:
Colosseum – Piazza Venezia– Castel Sant’Angelo
1 Hour panoramic tour starting at Big Bus Termini Stop


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Nov 2018

The bus takes you near the major sights of Rome. We did a 3 day pass on the bus because there is so much to see. It's great you can get off and explore on your own and then get back on to continue your tour.

, Oct 2018

Weather was pretty hot. No A/C on the bus. Seats are crowded. Overall, good to see the sights but traffic in the city pretty bad!!

, Oct 2018

a must for any first time visitor to Rome. And be sure to buy the 2 day pass It is a great value Best way to get an overall view of Rome and go back to each area when you want to explore

, Oct 2018

Though this was good transportation, the stops were not well announced or marked. We had to make several trips around at times to get off at the correct stop.

, Oct 2018

was very good...narrator was excellent..only bad thing, is you could not get pics of some actually had to get off at the stops, and walk to the places for some excellent pictures..Remember these are cobblestone streets..Wear good walking shoes..I suggest to do this, you get a 48 hour pass, cause we could not see everything in a day..

, Aug 2018

I bought these tickets as a wedding gift for a couples honeymoon, two days before they text me asking to change the date. Viator promptly responded to me, and changed the day, with no hassle or issues. 10/10 recommend booking all your attractions and tours with Viator!

, Aug 2018

We LOVE Hop on Hop off Tours.....whatever new city we are in we try and go on one !
They are very informative (they give you headsets) you pick your language you want to hear it in and you can see and learn a lot about the city! If we have time we like to go around the loop to see all the different attractions and then will get off on the ones that really interest us ! We like going on top to ride (usually open air or they will put cover on if too much sunshine or rain) you really get a feel for the city ! You can buy a ticket for 1, 2 or 3 days depending on the amount of time you have.

, Jul 2018

Our family decided to try this as an alternative to walking to see the sights. We were able to cover more ground and hear some history as we drove past different areas. We were able to see all of the places we were interested in and if the stop wasn’t right in front of where we wanted to see it was close enough so we could walk. We would take a picture of the bus stop sign so we could get back to where we needed to be to get back on. Great way to see the sights.

, Jul 2018

After spending 2.5 days of tours, it was nice to ride around town and see the sights from a bus with narration I could hear and understand. We went on a walking tour that took us to the Pantheon where we left the tour to see the inside of the Pantheon. The buses were comfortable and on time and there was always someone there to show us where the stops were. I even caught a short nap! We did it as our last thing to fill in the gaps of what we hadn't seen yet.

, Jul 2018

The Big Bus Rome was easy to access and staff were friendly. The recording of the sites was easy to understand and informative.

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