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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Let the sights of Rome unfold before you on an open-top, double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus. Climb aboard to admire top Rome attractions including the Vatican City, Colosseum and Trevi Fountain on this comprehensive tour. Enjoy 360-degree views from the open deck and hop on and off as you wish at any of the eight stops. Choose 1 Day 24, 48 or 72 hours of sightseeing, and if you opt for a 48-hour ticket, upgrade to include entrance to Rome’s showpieces such as Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

Download now Sightseeing Experience APP: an easy and practical way to orient yourself, move, visit and discover the city.

Inside the APP you find a free walking tour of the center available in 5 languages and an interactive map that shows you the position of the buses in real time, the waiting time at each stop and your position so you can easily reach the nearest stop.
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour saves valuable time by combining Rome's top sights 
  • Choice of 24- or 48-hour ticket is flexible and accommodates different budgets
  • Recorded narration on board gives in-depth history of Rome
  • Choose to upgrade with skip-the-line admission tickets to top attractions 
What to Expect
With your prepaid ticket in hand, make your way to one of the eight stops on the bus route. Choose between a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket when booking, according to your interests, schedule, and budget. You can also choose to add admission tickets to the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum to your hop-on hop-off ticket, which saves time spent waiting in ticketing lines. Step on board the bus and choose a seat in the covered portion of the bus or the open deck up top. Listen to the audio commentary with historical and cultural information about each sight as you pass. If you stay on board the entire time, the loop takes between 1.5 and 2 hours; otherwise, you can choose to get off at any of the stops and explore further on your own. 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your tour route starts at Via Marsala, however you may board the bus and exchange your voucher at any of the stops
Departure Time
First departure- 9am (from October to March)
- 9am (from April to September)
Last departure- 5pm (from October to March) - 7pm (from April to September)
(times are subject to change)
2 days
  • Hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour
  • Official St. Peter's Basilica audio-guide lasting 1hour and 15 minutes ( if option selected)
  • Onboard audio guide in eight different languages
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard bus
  • Mobile free App “Sightseeing Experience
  • Entrance fees to sights (unless specified)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Admission to the Colosseum is valid only on the date shown on the voucher. The Skip the line ticket can only be used on the first day, not the 2nd day.Voucher must be redeemed at the City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Center located in Via IV Novembre 147 by 1 pm.
  • St. Peter's Basilica opening: every day from 9:30 am to 3 pm ( except Wednesday ) - Wednesday from 1 pm to 3 pm. Before getting to Basilica, please go City Sightseeing® Roma – Vatican Museums VisitorCenter - Via Veniero 74, in front of Vatican Museums Timetable: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Mon –Sat
  • St. Peter's Basilica audio-guide in: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, French, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Avoid wearing too short trousers and low-cut tops, cover legs and shoulders.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don’t bother pre-booking this as you can buy your tickets at the bus stop for a lot less money. I don’t know the ins & outs of other companies but for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour most of the commentary points didn’t work and the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HelstJj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These buses are very popular and the ticketing system is slow so we had to wait while several full buses passed before catching one and then it took a long time for our tickets to be checked despite having bought them from an official agent....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The bus was as advertised. It would have been more helpful to us if it ran earlier in the morning and later at night.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank H3266HBlisas
Reviewed 6 days ago

We thought this would be a good idea to stay on the bus for the full round trip - so we got a good idea of where all the big sights in Rome were before we hopped on and off. We hopped on at the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank JohnV1415AM
Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased tickets for the bus from a street seller on the day we arrived in Rome. As in other cities we've visited, the Hop On Hop Off bus was a good way to get a feel for the city, a view of places of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LinleyJO
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18 September 2019|
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Response from John M |
Was ok dosen't go near many sites and probably not good in nov.
4 September 2019|
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Response from itsaviennathing | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it on the bus directly, which is not really more expensive than on the streets.
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Response from arlenejustice | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the bus take credit card payment or at least I've never seen it in Rome but in Sorrento, the Citysightseeing hop on hop off bus stop located outside the train station takes credit card. If you buy a ticket in... More
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  • Duration: 2 days
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