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Rome Hop On - Hop Off Tour219 Reviews

  • Key facts:
  • Where: Rome, Italy
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  • Duration: Your ticket is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
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Why book this tour
  • Explore Rome your way with this fun, flexible tour
  • The perfect introduction to one of the world′s most seductive cities
  • Informative audio commentary in 8 languages means you don′t miss a thing
  • The Hop-On, Hop-Off bus departs from 2 terminals and includes 10 stops covering all the major attractions
  • Some of the major highlights include the Colloseum, Circo Massimo, Forum Romanum, the Pantheon amongst others
  • Onboard tour escort to help you
  • Tour information
  • Activity schedule
  • Itinerary

Discover Rome’s timeless beauty and endless fascination on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. It’s the ideal way to get your bearings and see the most important sights in a short time.

Rome is not only one of the world’s oldest cities, with a history reaching back thousands of years, it’s also a vibrant modern capital with stylish shops, restaurants, and cafes and exciting sports venues.

This tour makes sightseeing easy. Enjoy the views while listening to an entertaining audio-commentary. Jump on and off to view the monuments, have a meal or go shopping, just as the mood takes you.

Visit the Colosseum to discover its bloodthirsty history. Alight at the Vatican to visit St Peter’s Basilica and see the Swiss Guards. Pause at Fontana di Trevi to photograph the world’s most famous fountain. Hop off at Piazza Barberini to take the walkway to Spanish Steps or at Piazza Venezia to visit the Pantheon and Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio.

Exploring the ‘Eternal City’ is a lot of fun with this flexible tour!

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  • Tour information
  • Activity schedule
  • Itinerary

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Your ticket is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours.

Start time

Buses will run between 9:00am and 7:00pm
Frequency: every 10 minutes
Full Loop: 1 hour 40 minutes

Meeting point

You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

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Ending point

You may leave the bus at any stop

  • Tour information
  • Activity schedule
  • Itinerary

Our Rome Hop On - Hop Off Tour lets you explore ‘The Eternal City’ at your own pace in a comfortable open-top bus. You can jump on and off at will to go shopping or sightseeing or stay on board and listen to an informative audio commentary (provided in eight languages). A tour escort is on board to answer any queries you may have.

Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops!

You can enjoy free WIFI on board the City Sightseeing Italy buses, encouraging passengers to blog, tweet and upload photos along the way.

The hop-on-hop-off tour has two terminals. Terminal A: Termini Marsala and Terminal B: Largo Di Villa Peretti both are close to Termini - Rome's main station.

The stops included in the tour are:

Stop 2 - Santa Maria Maggiore: Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, this basilica is often used by the Pope. The church contains many ancient mosaics and some beautiful frescoes. The medieval bell tower is the highest in Rome, at 75 meters.

Stop 3 – Colosseo: An architectural and engineering wonder of the ancient world, the Colosseum bears witness to both the glory and brutality of the Roman Empire. (This stop is closed on Sundays and public holidays.)

Stop 4 - Circo Massimo: With a seating capacity of 250,000 people, Circo Massimo was once the largest stadium of ancient Rome, used for gladiator fights, processions or chariot races. This stop is closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Stop 5 - Piazza Venezia: Situated in the heart of Rome, this square is walking distance from some of the most famous monuments such as the Forum Romanum, the Pantheon and Campidoglio.

Stop 6 – Vaticano: Your stop for Vatican City and the wealth of fabulous artworks in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Also the stop for St Peter's Square and Basilica.

Stop 7 - Fontana di Trevi: Beautiful Baroque Trevi – one of the world’s most famous fountains - depicts the sea god, Oceanus, riding a shell-shaped chariot drawn by two horses.

Stop 7b - Piazza Di Spagna: Only on Sundays and Bank Holidays : This stop is at the bottom of the Spanish Steps close to the Column of the Immaculate Conception.

Stop 8 - Piazza Barberini: A large piazza named after the nearby Palazzo Barberini. The Palazzo has a famous helicoidal staircase, magnificent frescoes and one of the most important art collections in Italy. This stop also gives easy access to the pedestrian walkway to the Spanish Steps.

You can leave the tour at whichever stop you wish.

Alert:
The itinerary for the Tour may change on Sundays and Public Holidays (Easter). Stops affected frequently include Colosseo, Circo Massimo and Trevi. All attractions continue to open, however traffic will be restricted. It is very easy to walk to any attractions from our alternative routes. All changes will be identified on the day of travel. Please check with the tour escort onboard for more details.

Rome Municipality Authority will impose new regulations and restricted access for all hop-on hop-off tours in the city of Rome. It will impact the number of stops available. These changes are beyond our control and imposed without notice by the local Rome Municipality Authority. The exact itinerary will be advised on the day of travel by the staff on board.

Customer reviews
Oreste R Rondinella

Very good experience using the bus to get around Rome. Especially loved the fact that we could use it the next day to get dropped off near the Vatican first thing in the morning as we paid for the 24 hour access pass.

s j snowden

We always enjoy these tours as it gives a good plan of the city to let you plan where you want to go. I've done Rome New York and Washington DC and found them.all to be wonderful and the staff to be kind and courteous. I will always buy a tour where ever I visit as they're the best

A Greeff

The Hop on - Hop Off bus tours are the best way to explore Rome in limited time. The staff are friendly and very helpful.

MRS JAN M MCCORKINDALE

I took 3 friends to Rome who haven't been before and I booked the 3 day ticket as I knew it would take us round all the sights and stops that I was familiar with. Good value, worked well for us. When you get tired walking just get on and have another tour round. Buses seemed regular even though we were out of peak season.

Miss Marilyn Graham

The route that the buses take allows you to visit many of the important sites in Rome in quite a short time. The buses run fairly frequently (even when we made our trip to Rome at the end of February). We found the price for a 72 hour ticket very good value and we certainly made use of it in our short stay in Rome. Certainly a worthwhile service!

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Inclusions
  • Transportation in an open-top double-decker bus
  • Onboard tour escort
  • Pre-recorded audio commentary in 8 languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese & Japanese)
  • Free WIFI on board
Exclusions
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees
What happens after I book

  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance

Please note

  • Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket at any one of stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours from that time.
  • The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.
  • This ticket is valid for the Red, City Sightseeing Italy Buses.
  • The itinerary for the tour may change on Sundays and Public Holidays (especially Easter). These changes are beyond our control and imposed without notice by the local Rome Municipality Authority. Stops affected frequently include Colosseo, Circo Massimo and Trevi. All attractions continue to open, however traffic will be restricted. It is very easy to walk to any attractions from alternative routes. All changes will be identified on the day of travel. Please check with the host/hostess onboard for more details.
  • Rome Municipality Authority can impose new regulations and restricted access for all hop-on hop-off tours in the city of Rome at any times. These changes can have an effect on the number of stops and frequency of buses. These changes are beyond our control and imposed without notice by the local Rome Municipality Authority. The exact itinerary will be advised on the day of travel by the staff on board.
  • Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
  • Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking
  • Partial wheelchair access available. Buses are not fully equipped but wheelchairs can be collapsed down and stored on the bus.
  • Electric wheelchairs cannot be accommodated for technical reasons.

Additional Info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Wheelchair access is available on this tour.
  • Large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum.

Do's & Don’ts

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking. Don’t forget the camera

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