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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.


  • 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. See 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 a walk through Vatican City.

The full loops lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours, and audio commentary is provided for 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 unrivaled 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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Customer Reviews

Sharmila M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had booked the 48 hour option and it was the best decision ever. We managed to get to all the various tourist spots well in time. We had sensibly upgraded our tickets to include the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. That helped immensely. The buses were on time, the commentary was great and despite the heat the tour was very enjoyable. the staff were very efficient and managed the waiting lines remarkably well. This is a great choice to get about the city and for sightseeing.

David N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great way to visit Rome

Maribel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very good


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It's worth every penny ! Best way to see the all locations in the city , and very convenient too .


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very good got to see quite a bit but not enough stops


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very convenient to hop on and off at good locations for site seeing on your own. You may experience a wait to board but it was not too long of a wait before the next bus arrived. The staff managed the waiting line well so there was no cutting in line by people just walking up as the bus arrived. The competitor bus Big Red staff were rude to people waiting for this bus so I would not recommend that one at all.

jeanette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great way to begin exploring Rome. Georgia was knowledgable, fun, helpful, an excellent guide. Loved the food experiences.
Agree with those calling this a must do..

Jacqui-D United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We used this a lot to get around. We had the 48 hour, skip the line for Colosseum and Vatican City. Well worth it. Although I would warn those wanting to view the Vatican museum / Sistene Chapel that on a Saturday the last entrance is at 4pm. If buying via Viator you must first exchange your voucher with the City Sightseeing bus people on a bus, and then exchange your ticket from them with the City Sightseeing information office at the Vatican, otherwise your ticket is invalid and you will not be allowed entry.
The same with the Colosseum and Forum, you must exchange the tickets at the Forum office, there you will be allowed entry to the Forum and given a time for entry to the Colosseum.

Fiona H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour, lots to see, stops well located, good speaker system and helpful staff.

carolyn w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Brilliant!!!... we booked 4 of these and used them as much for the tour as to get around say from our hotel to the Ponte Sant'Angelo, which we crossed to get to the Vatican... WE had such fun... we even sat on the top deck in the rain..armed with ponchos bought from the street sellers and marveled at the 180 degree view we got from the front seats where nobody wanted to sit in the rain as there was a 4 gap where the roof didn't quite meet the front of the bus... Its a marvelous way to see the sights of Rome and to acquaint yourself a bit with the layout... So cheap when you consider you have it for 24 hours from the moment you step on... drivers and team aboard the bus were lovely... very polite and helpful

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