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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Overview

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.
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Onboard audio guide in eight different languages
Free Wi-Fi onboard bus
Mobile free App “Sightseeing Experience
Skip the Line entrance at Colosseum ( if selected )
Skip the Line entrance at Vatican ( if selected )
Skip the Line entrance at St. Peter's Basilica with official audio-guide ( if option selected)
Guided tour at Colosseum ( if selected )
Guided tour at Vatican Museum ( if selected )
Entrance fees to sights (unless specified)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

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

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
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.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 30 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Every day - From 9.00 am till 6.00 pm ( last departure )
Via Marsala, 7
Terminal A
Largo di Villa Perpetti
Terminal B
Via dell'Esquilino, 11
Stop n.2 Santa Maria Maggiore
Via di San Gregorio
Stop n.3 Colosseo
Piazzale Ugo la Malfa
Stop n. 4 Circo Massimo
Via del Teatro di Marcello, 12
Stop n.5 Piazza Venezia
Lungotevere Tor di Nona, 7
Stop n. 6 Vaticano
Via Ludovisi, 47
Stop n.7 Piazza di Spagna
Via Barberini, 2
Stop n. 8 Piazza Barberini
Points of interest passed by on this route
Trevi Fountain
 
Circus Maximus
 
Piazza Venezia
 
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
 
Colosseum
 
Piazza Barberini
 
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
 
Vatican City
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Open Bus and Tours booking 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Sightseeing Experience
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour.

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Traveler Tips


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

Reviews

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4,885 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 4,885 reviews
star-1
Bad Customer service
Jay_W
, May 2022
The bus was not on time I had to wait an hour. But they stressed me to be there 10 minutes before my scheduled time and it was not a pleasant experience. One of the person‘s checking tickets on the bus was so rude and disrespectful because I could not find my ticket, I showed her my reservation and my code to rescan and she kept screaming that I need to show her the ticket they issued on the first bus. I asked to rescan or look in the system to check my reservation for 24h bus usage. She kept making me feel as I don’t understand and screaming. Than I found my ticket. Bad customer service!
star-5
Great experince, safe way to travel around the city.
Susan_E
, May 2022
We got to see everything and went back for more. The running commentary was easy to follow, made the whole experience more memorable.
star-1
Bus over full. Can't get on.
Bobbie_H
, May 2022
We left the tour. The buses were always so full that you couldn't get on. Don't do this tour. They need more buses.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Disappointed
Tomasz_S
, May 2022
Get 48h ticket and during that time I waiting for bus twice more like hour, once bus didynt stop Really there is more bus companies in Rome to choice Big bus pass my tree time I’m not recommending
star-2
Poor service
Mary_M
, May 2022
We waited an hour at Stop 8 for the bus. At stop 3 when we tried to re-board, the stop attendant told us to stop while he lead a group on first. He called us liars after we stated we had waited another 1/2 hour, saying a bus just left 3 minutes ago. With delays we missed Colosseum tour. Travel to stop 1 we were given new tickets but not of the same value. Staff is worried about selling and not providing assistance after sale is complete.
star-4
Maps sometimes not as good as they could be.
Muriel_S
, May 2022
Our only criticism is that the maps are not always correct! Enjoyed seeing the 'sites' and choosing the next day, which ones we wanted to visit.
star-4
Definitely worth doing
Robin_H
, May 2022
Great way to see the main sights of the city. Sometimes you have a long time for space on the bus, particularly on the weekends.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
OK
Marlon_E
, May 2022
Can't really rate. Family rode the bus once for only 3 stops although I paid for 2 days. I did have a problem with pulling up the tickets so it's best to print off before arriving.
star-3
Do not buy ticket online.
Marie_S
, May 2022
We were told not to buy the ticket thru Viator but to purchase at the bus stop location for less and can have access to 2 different buses.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
The Red bus arrived at...
Ron_Z
, May 2022
The Red bus arrived at its first stop 1 1/2 hr after the 9am opening time. Numerous other buses were at stop #7 a few minutes after 9:00 and continued to arrive well before the first red bus came. Now good staging of busses for the RED hop on hop off
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great!
Ursa_B
, May 2022
Great experience! Nice to travel, exelent sightseing tour. :-) On bus station we did not have to weit long. On friday there is much more trafic so you have to take that into consideration.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Long waits at each stop....
Lydia_S
, May 2022
Long waits at each stop. Staff not engaged. Very few buses. Choose another company, perhaps I love Rome
star-4
Just as hoped for
jeff_W
, Apr 2022
The tour and recorded narration were very helpful. Two tips: it can be challenging to find your bus among the ten different bus tours picking up at the same place, and the explanation about where to plug in your complimentary earbuds is easy to miss. There is a panel in the wall by your seat where you plug in and select your language.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Choose a different company
Kathy_E
, Apr 2022
We were disappointed that the busses were so few and far apart. More than once we waited at least 30 minutes
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
there were many hop...
SofiaHyde
, Apr 2022
there were many hop on/off buses around, this particular one was not frequent at all, had to wait for 50 mins on the bus stop, while other company buses arrived at 15 mins interval.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Too slow
Sloane_K
, Apr 2022
Too slow. All the other companies and busses come all the time. It was exhausting waiting for each bus.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Not much Value Added
Tpledgie
, Apr 2022
Would not recommend this option.if you do, DON’T buy more then 1 trip/day, and get on at the Terminni Station stop. Neither the WiFi or recorded tour systems worked. Seats were uncomfortably small. Try some else….don’t waste your money on this lost cause.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Not worth it
Fliss_L
, Apr 2022
The bus took ages to come- we waited and gave up a few times before actually catching the bus. The bus stopped SO long as each stop when it picked up new people, sorted out admin. It was so dull. We couldn’t use the guide through ear phones on the bus as we get kept getting electric shocks in our ears. Totally rubbish, our worst experience in Rome. Would not recommend or both again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour
Michelle_N
, Apr 2022
An excellent tour bus, full of information while aboard, stops are near attractions, bus is clean and tidy. Great value for money.
star-3
the tour was okay nbut not easy to connect to
Suzie_H
, Mar 2022
It was very difficult to assess where we could pick up the tour from the booking process. We actually walked all over to find a "pick up " point and thought more information needed to be given
1 traveler found this review helpful

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