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Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Product ID: 66064
See the sights of Rome at your own pace on board an open-top hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. Access 2 loops in the historic city center to visit sites such as the Spanish Steps, the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum.
About this activity
Valid 1 - 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at the monuments of the 'Eternal City' from an open-top bus
  • Enjoy 4 different free guided walking tours
  • Learn more about the history of Rome using the recorded commentary in 9 languages
  • Hop-on and hop-off at any of the 8 different stops
  • Experience a whole new perspective of the city on a panoramic night tour with the Deluxe 3-day ticket
Full description
Get the keys to the 'Eternal City' and see all that Rome has to offer on board an open-top sightseeing bus. Hop-off and on at the attractions that interest you most, and discover some of the city’s most enchanting neighborhoods. Learn more about the history of Rome and its famous monuments with the on-board recorded commentary (available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese).

Choose between a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket. Discover the most famous landmarks of the 'Eternal City'. Buses run every day from 9 AM to 7 PM from March to October and 9 AM to 6 PM from November to April, with the first and last buses departing from Termini Railway Station. Hop-off at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, or go to Castel Sant’Angelo to stroll down to Saint Peter's Basilica. Throw a coin in the Trevi fountain and marvel at the monuments of Piazza Venezia. You will also get access to 4 guided walking tours with every ticket.

Walking Tour 1: The Vatican and St. Peter’s Square: passing Castel Sant’Angelo you'll have the chance to see the main surroundings of Vatican City and to reach St. Peter’s Square

Walking Tour 2: The Pantheon and Piazza Navona: starting in front of Castel Sant’Angelo, discover the amazing Piazza Navona and Pantheon. The tour ends at Piazza Venezia

Walking Tour 3: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum: starting from Piazza Venezia and passing by the majestic Altare della Patria, the tour will pass through the Roman Forum street and will end in front of the Colosseum

Walking Tour 4: Barberini Square and the Spanish Steps: the tour will start in Barberini Square and will lead you to the famous Piazza di Spagna. Get the chance to sit on the beautiful Spanish Steps

The Classic ticket includes 1 day of access to the hop-on hop-off bus in the city center and 4 walking guided tours to discover Rome by foot. Choose the Premium ticket and get 2 days of access to the hop-on hop-off bus on all lines, plus the walking guided tours. With the Deluxe ticket option, you will have the opportunity to discover Rome with 3 days worth of hop-on hop-off bus on all the lines, the free guided walking tours and the enjoyment of a panoramic night tour.

City Center Line:
1. Termini Railway Station 
2. Piazza Indipendenza
3. Santa Maria Maggiore
4. Colosseum
5. Circo Massimo
6. Piazza Venezia
7. Vatican
8. Ludovisi/Spanish steps
9. Piazza Barberini

Purple Line/Catacombs Line:
1. Termini Railway Station
2. Santa Maria Maggiore
3. Colosseum
4. Porta San Sebastiano/Museo della Mura
5. Catacombs and Church of San Sebastiano
6. Caffarella Park
7. Domine Quo Vadis Church
8. Baths of Caracalla
9. Circus Maximus
10. Piazza Venezia
  • 1, 2, or 3-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Panoramic night tour (if option selected)
  • Colosseum fast track tickets (if option selected)
  • 4 free guided walking tours (in English)
  • Multilingual audio commentary
  • Map of Rome
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • App with live bus tracking
  • Poncho (in case of rain)

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Tickets are valid for 1, 2, or 3 days, depending on option selected
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From £29.13 £23.30 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1655 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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If you are visiting Rome for only a couple of days, this is a must. You get to see all the famous attractions. I would recommend getting the 9am bus from the termini and doing the whole circle. Stay on the bus and get off at the Vatican for the 12noon walking tours. We managed to do 3 of the 4 walking tours which were all excellent

March 12, 2020

This helped reduce the amount of walking we had to do which was great since we had a 9-year-old and our legs were already tired. Friendly staff and the walking tours were a nice option even though we never took advantage of them. The "night tour" they tout features the same "audio" guide that they run during the day -- it's just essentially one final lap with no hopping on or off. If they went a different route and/or had different audio, it'd be great. Since the Colosseum is the only "attraction" of note along the route, the only real benefit of the night tour is being able to go by it with the lights on. Finally, we bought the 3-day pass. We were in a hurry to get to the Pantheon for Sunday church service. In our rush, my wife forgot her ticket and our daughter's ticket. Our ticket was only good for a few more hours and if we had to go back to get it, we would have been late. They graciously let us on when I provided mine and explained what happened.

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February 23, 2020

It was convenient to get around to the major sites of Rome. The bus was clean and the people were helpful. I was disappointed that we did not have a live guided tour, it was all pre-recorded. Also noticed that some buses rotated more frequently between bus stations. Overall it was a good way to get around the city.

February 12, 2020

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Big Bus Tours Rome

Product ID: 66064