City Sightseeing Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Roma, Italy
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From $28.76

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Create a personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Rome at leisure
  • 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Upgrade the 48-hour pass to include skip-the-line entry to 4 major attractions.

What's Included

  • Onboard audio guide in eight different languages
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard bus
  • Free Waliking Tour included downloading our Mobile App “Sightseeing Experience
  • Skip the Line entrance at Colosseum or at Vatican or at St. Peter's Basilica ( if selected )
  • Guided tour at Colosseum or at Vatican Musems ( if selected )
  • This ticket is valid for City Sightseeing Rome, Big Bus and Vatican & Rome Open Bus
  • Entrance fees to sights (unless specified)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

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.
City Sightseeing Rome

9 Stops

7 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: Every day - From 9.00 am till 5.45 pm (last departure )

Via Marsala, 7

Largo di Villa Peretti

Via dell'Esquilino, 11

Via di San Gregorio

Piazzale Ugo la Malfa

Via del Teatro di Marcello, 12

Lungotevere Tor di Nona, 7

Via Ludovisi, 47

Via Barberini, 2

Points of interest passed by on this route

Trevi Fountain

Circus Maximus

Piazza Venezia

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Piazza Barberini

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

Vatican City

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Admission to the Colosseum is valid only on the date shown on the voucher.
  • Rome Municipality Authority may impose new regulations and restricted access for all hop-on hop-off tours in the city of Rome without warning. It could impact the number of stops available and/or your journey on this tour; the exact itinerary will be advised on the day of travel
  • On Sundays and selected public holidays (Easter) traffic might be restricted in certain areas of Rome. Stops affected frequently include Colosseo or Circo Massimo
  • Wheelchair accessible (lower level only); electric wheelchairs cannot be accommodated for technical reasons. The most accessible boarding point is Via Marsala (Termini Station)
  • Please note that Vatican Museum is close on Sundays and selected public holidays
  • Avoid wearing too short trousers and low-cut tops, cover legs and shoulders.
  • Colosseum, Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica vouchers can to be exchanged at any open bus stops directly on board of the bus. at least 2 hours before entrance time. You will be given tickets for Open Bus and instructions for the attractions.
  • Make sure you are at the meeting point communicated by our onboard at least 15 minutes before the selected time slot.
  • This ticket is valid for City Sightseeing Rome , Big Bus and Vatican&Rome Open Bus
  • Night Tour only leaves from Terminal B
  • Night tour duration: 60 minutes
  • For Colosseum Tickets are non refundable
  • If you book Colosseum Tickets or Guided Tour, please let us know all customer names
  • Please be advised that due on Saturday 25th November our service will be subject to route detours and the following stops may be closed: From 9.00 am to 1.00 pm Stop N. 5 – Piazza Venezia From 2.30 pm till end of service Stop N. 3 Yellow Line – San Giovanni Stop N. 3- Colosseo Stop N. 4 Circo Massimo Stop N. 5 – Piazza Venezia
  • Please be advised that due on Monday 27th November our service will be subject to route detours and the following stops may be closed: From 5.00 pm till end of service Stop N. 2 – Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore Stop N. 3 Yellow Line – San Giovanni
  • Please be advised that due on Tuesday 28th November our service will be subject to route detours and the following stops may be closed: From 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm Stop N. 5 – Piazza Venezia

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Don't use this if you schedule an appointment for a tour.
Go on the first day of your tour and not before because the vouchers will start as soon as you get onto the bus .
The buses are frequent so not long to wait until one comes along.


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Great way to get around Rome and see the sites first
Amos_L, Nov 2023
A great way to see all the sights and map out a plan of attack as to what you want to do 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. Also a great way to get around to see the sites and then hop back on for the next sites you want to see. Of course, once you hop off at a stop, you will find lots of things to do and you will have a short walk from the bus stop to your sites. But not a big problem at all. We did the 72 hour ticket but I'm not sure we needed that much time and would probably go for either a 24 or 48 hour ticket next time. The busses were all clean and we had no problems with the audio guides or headphones.
Michael_O, Nov 2023
It is what it is. A convenient way to see the city and get around, especially of you only have one day. It's easy to find but have your tickets printed (not the pdf voucher) ahead of time. Avoid the street vendors in red smocks selling tickets and go to one of their staffs in red polos to assist you in printing your tickets.
Lack of customer service!
Gudrun_G, Nov 2023
The unprofessional service of whoever was on the phone. The individual was not knowledgeable enough to handle the issue. Said he would query and haven’t heard a thing!
Not as good as other European bus tours
Amanda_B, Oct 2023
Worst European bus tour. Sound not that good on the bus, not very enthusiastic talk, didn’t visit many areas and not very informative
Great family fun
DAVID_P, Oct 2023
Great way to spend an hour or two, seeing the wonderful city of Rome. The buses were frequent clean and the information very clear and understandable.
Low price value
Alejandro_E, Oct 2023
Too expensive for just one hour. Originally it was mentioned that the trip was longer.. Low price value, considering the price of a whole day compared to this one.
Would not repeat
BARBARA_S, Oct 2023
The directions said to go to Stop 1 to check in, but that was a long way from our hotel. We purchased Metro tickets to get to the spot closest to Stop 1, but actually got on at Stop 2. The operator was rather rude and, when giving us a long receipt, said to BE SURE NOT TO LOSE THESE. The upper level of the bus was full, so we sat in the lower. Could see nothing through the windows that had lots of black dots on them (why? to keep down sun or what?). The air buds worked, but the announcement was spoken so fast and clipped we really could not understand. We got off after one stop. We walked to the INFO center, where the man was very helpful. We said we needed a map. He offered the same one given on the bus. We wanted a better map. Fortunately, he had them. The map and Metro were all we used the rest of the trip.
Easy to use
Frances_G, Oct 2023
The first bus stop we used was very crowded, but the workers kept order and kept things moving. Easy to use once we learned what signs to look for. Drivers and workers were pleasant and helpful. An easy way to get around when we were tired of waking.
Late bus
Mary_F, Oct 2023
Terrible, I am asking for a full refund. We waited at the designated stop to pickup the bus for over 45 min. The bus never came. We knew at that time we would not have enough time to utilize the tickets I had. If the bus was on schedule we would have had plenty of time. The delay ruined our trip. We didn’t get to see any of the sites we wanted to. I am asking for a full refund.
Not so easy to hop on and off
jaclynmwatts, Oct 2023
We never were able to get our bus ticket validated. Everyone said the next bus would do it. It was fine for what we paid for.
Great way to view the city
Randy_M, Oct 2023
It was a great way to view & enjoy the city Earphones provided to view the city Very helpful plus you can jump on & off the bus.
Lovely night tour
Patsy_B, Oct 2023
It was a lovely night and an enjoyable tour Headsets let you adjust volume to your needs. All upper deck seats. Great
John_H, Oct 2023
Busses very crowded, and it was not clear about the route and how to get tickets. There are several lines owned by the same company. Fortunately the guy let us on another bus than the tickets we were supposed to get.
Great way to see the city, very crowded.
Allen_C, Oct 2023
A great way to see the city. The only issue is how many people are trying to use it. Some stops can take 30 minutes to get back on the bus. You have to be careful but I would still recommend.
Long wait for first bus
Susanna_L, Oct 2023
1 hour wait for first bus then when finally got on had to stand until the next stop so couldn't hear the audio.
Wonderful private tour experience!
Lauren, Oct 2023
We did the tour of the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and Colosseum with our ticket. We ended up being the only ones to book that tour, so we had a private guide! Genevra was absolutely fantastic. Knew about every little thing about every ruin and artifact. She really made our experience in Rome wonderful! As for the bus itself, there were LONG lines. We only hopped on once and got off at Trevi. It’s good that there are three different buses, though. That helps.
We went through the...
Judy_P, Oct 2023
We went through the excursion two times. You could update the music so that you variety of selections are played for at least a half an hour. We heard the same songs over and over and over again. It was a beautiful day, and we received good information.
Worth the fare
Shirley_B, Oct 2023
The bus gave a great overview of Rome's sights. We were able to get some good photos from the upstairs. No pressure to get off at any point. Recorded tour on audio was very helpful.
Kimberly_G, Oct 2023
Purchased tickets online prior to trip but was unable to utilize the tickets because all the busses were full and the lines to get on an off where very long.
Great way to see the city.
Leah_K, Oct 2023
Enjoyed the experience. Great way to see the city. Took it in Barcelona and Rome on our trip in October 2023.would do this again in every city!

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