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Rome: City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Audioguide

1. Rome: City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Audioguide

Explore the Eternal City from a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with your 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket. Travel past the city's icons, leave the bus at any of the eight stops, and hop back on the next bus when you want to continue. Stay flexible while seeing all the amazing sights in Rome. Legend tells of Romulus and Remus and the 7 hills of Rome. Today the city is home to one of the world's largest churches, the Basilica di San Pietro of the Vatican, approached through a marvelous elliptical piazza. Among its other famous sights are the magnificent Colosseum, cinematic Trevi Fountain, and romantic Spanish Steps. With its vibrant café culture and quaint trattorias, Rome never fails to inspire. The full loop takes 100 minutes and you can jump off at any of the following points along the way: STOPS Stop 1: Terminal A Largo di Villa Peretti or Terminal B Largo di Villa Peretti Stop 2: Santa Maria Maggiore Stop 3: Colosseo Stop 4: Circo Massimo Stop 5: Piazza Venezia Stop 6: Vaticano  Stop 7: Fontana Di Trevi  Stop 8: Piazza Barberini

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus 24/48/72-Hour Tickets

2. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus 24/48/72-Hour Tickets

Discover Rome at your own pace on an open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. See the imperial monuments of Ancient Rome as well as the Baroque and Renaissance buildings of the historic center as you learn about the city's glorious past and present. An onboard audio guide will provide you with a city commentary as you tour, and you can jump on and off as many times as you like during the 24-hour, 48-hour or 72-hour period from when you first validate your ticket. Buses run approximately every 25 minutes: Terminal (Piazza dei Cinquecento corner Via Cavour) Santa Maria Maggiore (Piazza Dell'Esquilino,12) Colosseum (Via di San Gregorio close to the entrance of Palatine) Circus Maximus (via del Circo Massimo Belvedere Romolo e Remo) Piazza Venezia (Via del Teatro Marcello in front of civic numbers 32 -34) Vatican City (Lungotevere Tor di Nona 7) Villa Borghese (Via Ludovisi 48) Barberini Square (Via Barberini,14)

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” on foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Some of the locations you can see on the tour route include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

4. Rome: City Highlights, Vatican Pass and Free Transport

Make your stay in Rome an unforgettable and unique experience with the 3-day OMNIA Vatican Card and Roma Pass. It’s actually 2 passes rolled into one. Roma Pass grants you free entry to 2 out of 5 top attractions plus discounts at a further 30 top sights and a travel card. The OMNIA Vatican Card allows entry to all top sights in Vatican City plus a 3-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. You will also receive a free guidebook and map to help you plan your itinerary as well as dedicated itineraries that allow you to explore the city at your own pace. The OMNIA Card includes: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Entrance to the Basilica of St. John in the Lateran and cloister with multimedia audio-guide • Entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica including multilingual audio-guide app - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Carcer Tullianum / Mamertine Prison (St Peter's Prison) - advanced reservations required (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Vox City Guide app • Open Bus Vatican and Rome / Roma Cristiana The Roma Pass includes free admission to 2 of the following attractions (adult tickets only): • Capitoline Museums • Castel Sant'Angelo • The Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) • Borghese Gallery - advanced reservation needed (instructions on the confirmation voucher) It also includes price reductions to many museums and attractions, including the following: Museums: • Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme • National Roman Museum – Palazzo Altemps • National Roman Museum – Crypta Balbi • National Roman Museum – Baths of Diocletian • National Gallery in Palazzo Barberini • Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia • Musei Capitolini • Centrale Montemartini • National Museum of Oriental Art • MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma • MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts • Planetarium and astronomical museum Attractions: • Trajan's Market • Palazzo Valentini – Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane • Ara Pacis Roma Cristiana Open Bus Tour. This panoramic hop-on hop-off bus tour stops at: 1. Saint Peter's Basilica 2. Piazza Navona 3. Santa Maria ad Martyres Pantheon 4. Santa Maria in Aracoeli 5. Termini Central Station 6. Santa Maria Maggiore 7. San Giovanni - Holy Stairs 8. Colosseum - Roman Forum 9. Circus Maximus 10. Tiber Island 11. Palazzo Farnese

Rome: Daily Hop-on/Hop-off Ticket

5. Rome: Daily Hop-on/Hop-off Ticket

Discover Rome’s art, architecture and history. With this hop-on/hop-off Rome package, you can explore the city in a manner that best suits your desires, giving you control of your holiday. You will wear headphones which will guide you in your selected language, allowing you to go out and enjoy the charms and atmosphere of the "Eternal City" at your leisure. The itinerary for your open-bus tour is as follows: · Terminal (Piazza dei Cinquecento corner Via Cavour)· Santa Maria Maggiore (Piazza dell'Esquilino, 12)· Colosseum (Via di San Gregorio- close to the entrance of Palatine)· Circus Maximus (Via del Circo Massimo- Belvedere Romolo e Remo)· Piazza Venezia (Via del Teatro Marcello in front of civic numbers 32 -34· Vatican City (Lungotevere Tor di Nona 7)· Villa Borghese (Via Ludovisi, 48)· Barberini Square (Via Barberini, 14)

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

6. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Organize your sightseeing tour and admire all of Rome's major attractions, including the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Spanish Steps. Enjoy stunning views on board of a comfortable double-decker bus and learn about the city's history as you listen to detailed audio commentaries. Also known as The Eternal City, Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Make the most of your vacation by exploring the city's historic monuments and exciting atmosphere with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Admire the architectural sumptuousness of Rome from the deck of the bus, or hop-off at any of the world-famous attractions, such as the Colosseum, Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Pick from 13 languages and learn about Rome's timeless beauty through the complimentary set of headphones. The pink buses are on the move all day long and will take you to the city’s most important monuments and cultural venues while you are comfortably seated. Hop-on and off at your convenience and reward yourself with marvelous views of Rome you will never forget from one of the single or double-decker buses. A Panoramic ticket includes: Stazione Termini Santa Maria Maggiore Colosseum Archaeological Area Circo Massimo - The Mouth of Truth Piazza Venezia - Shopping Area Vatican City, Sistine Chapel & Castel Sant'Angelo Spanish Steps Piazza Barberini and Trevi Fountain

Rome Golf Cart Exclusive Private Tour

7. Rome Golf Cart Exclusive Private Tour

They say that a lifetime is not enough to see Rome, but you sure can cover a lot of it with a 3-hour private golf cart tour. Rome is full of small and narrow streets and limited driving zones. With a golf cart, the city becomes more manageable, and you will learn about the monuments and neighborhoods from your private guide.  The tour will begin at your hotel and from there take you on a 3-hour adventure throughout the city. See the marvelous fountain at Piazza della Repubblica, then it's off to the Santa Maria Maggiore church, before a ride down Via Cavour and on to the grand Via dei Fori Imperiali, towards the Colosseum. Pass the Palatine hill and the Circus Maximus. A tour on a golf cart allows you to zigzag around the city and truly get off the beaten path, and see one of the secrets of Rome: the keyhole! Circle down to the Piramide Cestius, through Testaccio, and arrive at the Mouth of Truth. Watch as visitors slip their hand into the famous mouth and learn the story behind this Roman legend. Remember, you can always stop for a coffee or a gelato and learn the trick to ordering these Italian delights. You will pass by Largo Argentine, where Julius Caesar was murdered, and visit the thriving market at Campo di Fiori. See the locals bargain over vegetables, fruits and flowers. Just around the corner you'll find Piazza Navona, a Baroque gem and the location of Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain. And of course, your tour would not be complete without seeing the historic highlights of the Pantheon, the delightful Trevi Fountain, and the towering Spanish Steps. After three intense hours, your driver will head back to your hotel. Take some time to contemplate all the amazing sights and amusing stories your private guide has shared with you throughout the tour.

Rome: Hop On Hop Off Open-Bus Tour Ticket

8. Rome: Hop On Hop Off Open-Bus Tour Ticket

Visit iconic and historic landmarks of Rome with a  hop-on hop-off bus tour. See the iconic places like Republic Square, Santa Maria Degli Angeli Cathedral, Viminale Palace, and more.  You can get off at any of the stops along the route and explore your favorite spots at your own pace. Ride through the famous attractions including the Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Eliseo Theatre, Trajan’s column, Imperial Forums, Colosseum, Constantine’s Arch, and many more.  You will learn about each attraction and its history through the audioguide. Travel around and through the city center of this historic city on an open-top double-decker bus. 

Rome: Open-Top Hop On Hop Off Bus City Tour

9. Rome: Open-Top Hop On Hop Off Bus City Tour

Explore the city of Rome aboard open-top buses. Hop-on and hop-off at any of the stops whenever you want for the entire validity of your ticket. Visit monuments from Imperial Rome to Baroque Rome along the route. Stay on the bus to admire many landmarks from the Colosseum and Circus Maximus to the Mouth of Truth, Marcello’s theatre, and more. Listen to the history of Rome with the audio guide available on your phone in 8 languages. Use the app to visit Rome on foot thanks to the special tours created especially for you.  These are the bus stops: • Terminal via Marsala (Termini station)• Largo Di Villa Peretti • Saint Mary Major Church • The Colosseum • Circus Maximus • Venice Square • The Vatican • Spanish Steps • Barberini/Trevi Fountain

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket & Eataly Roma Stop

10. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket & Eataly Roma Stop

Tour Rome at your own pace on a classic open-top double-decker sightseeing bus with this 24-, 48-, or 72-hour pass. See the imperial monuments of Ancient Rome as well as the Baroque and Renaissance buildings of the historic city center. Put your souvenirs in your free Eataly tote bag. Start at the city’s bustling main railway station, Termini Station, before heading to the Santa Maria Maggiore church. Next, cruise to the iconic Colosseum and the Pyramid of Caius Cestius. Learn about the sites you pass by with an headphone audio guide on board the bus. Stop at Eataly Roma for a quick bite, not included in the ticket price, before hopping back on and continuing to the Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Vatican City, and Piazza Barberini. Enjoy the benefits of hopping on and off whenever you want.  Stops include 1 . Termini Station (Viale Enrico De Nicola in front of the entrance of Diocleziano’s Thermal Bath)2. Santa Maria Maggiore (Piazza dell'Esquilino 12)3. Colosseum (Via di San Gregorio close to the entrance of Palatine)4 . Pyramid/Testaccio Quarter (Viale della Piramide Cestia)5 . Terminal Destination Eataly (Piazzale XII Ottobre 1492 close to Rome Ostiense Station)6. Circus Maximus (Via del Circo Massimo/Belvedere Romolo e Remo)7. Piazza Venezia (Via del Teatro di Marcello in front of civic number 32-34)8. Vatican City (Lungotevere Tor di Nona 7)9. Piazza Barberini (Via Barberini 14)

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What people are saying about Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

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4.0 / 5

based on 14,221 reviews

In no time I booked and we were able to get around the city comfortably as my eight-year-old son didn't want to walk in the sun. We got off only once and we took it back exactly at the indicated time without any delays at the established time. I advise.

The Colosseum stop is a bit off the beaten path so not easy to find, but the rest of the tour was smooth and informative

Nove and kind and friendly staff Excelent view with audio guide. You see all atractions exept around VATICAN

Great intro to Rome and useful way of getting around whilst learning about all the historical sights

Great way to see Rome. Was also very good that it included the BigBus company as well.