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City Sightseeing Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour 24Hrs or 48Hrs with Colosseum Guided Tour

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from US$ 88.25 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a fun and flexible Rome hop-on, hop-off bus tour and explore Rome at your own pace
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops for 24 hours, 48 hours(as per option chosen) to visit attractions of your choice
  • See attractions like the Colosseum, Circo Massimo, Roman Forum, the Pantheon and more
  • The hop-on, hop-off bus departs from 2 terminals and includes 10 stops covering all of the city’s major attractions
  • Informative audio commentary in 8 languages means you won't miss a thing
  • Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill
  • Discover ancient Rome on a 3-hour tour and enjoy the enriching commentary of your knowledgeable guide
  • Smartphone Vouchers Accepted – No need to print!
  • Overview

    Explore Rome on a 24 hour, 48-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour and enjoy skip-the-line access and a guided tour of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill!

    Discover Rome’s timeless beauty, fascinating history and vibrant culture on this 24 hour, 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. It’s the ideal way to explore the beautiful city at your own pace and see the most important sights in a short time. Enjoy the views from the comfort of a coach and listen to entertaining audio-commentary. Jump on and off the bus to view the monuments, have a meal or go shopping, just as the mood takes you. See attractions like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Barberini, Pantheon and Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio!

    The hop-on, hop-off ticket includes skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill as well as a 3-hour guided tour of these iconic Roman attractions! Avoid waiting in long lines and spend more time unearthing fascinating stories about ancient Rome with an experienced guide in tow.

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  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Rome hop-on, hop-off tour: Daily
    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour: 3 hours. Please inform the guide on what day you would like to visit the palace.


    Full Loop: 1.5 hrs approx.
    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour: 3 hours

    Start time

    Rome hop-on, hop-off tour:
    First departure: 9:00am
    Last Departure:
    June to September: 7:00pm
    October to May: 5:00pm
    Frequency: Every 15 to 20 minutes
    Full Loop: 1 hour 40 minutes.
    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm.

    Click here for the winter timetable for Colosseum guided tour

    Meeting Point

    Rome hop-on, hop-off tour: Exchange your voucher on the bus or at any City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Centers.
    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour: Newspaper stand outside Colosseum metro station.

    Ending Point

    Rome hop-on, hop-off tour:You can hop off the bus at any of the stops.
    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour: Same as the start point.


    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

    Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start your Rome hop-on, hop-off tour.

    You can jump on and off the bus at will to explore sights, go shopping and grab a bite. Rome is not only one of the world’s oldest cities, with a history dating back thousands of years, it’s also a chic modern capital with stylish shops, restaurants, cafes and entertainment sports venues.

    Alternatively, stay on board and listen to entertaining informative audio commentary (provided in eight languages). A tour escort is on board to answer any queries you may have.

    Your ticket grants you unlimited use for 24 hours, 48 hours (as per option chosen) meaning you can hop on and off the bus as many times as you like, at any of the designated stops!

    You can enjoy free WiFi on board the City Sightseeing Italy buses and upload your vacation pictures instantaneously on social media. The Rome hop-on, hop-off tour takes care of much of your travel concerns: no more fretting about parking, easy access to popular Rome attractions, convenience of travel and sightseeing on a budget!

    You can hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour.

    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour:

    Reach the meeting point at the scheduled time for the start of the tour. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the 3 iconic Roman attractions: The Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of these attractions in the company of an experienced and knowledgeable guide.

    Explore the ruins of the Ancient Forum and marvel at the majesty of the imposing Colosseum, a monument which has become the defining landmark of Rome. Explore the Colosseum, an imposing arena that brings to life the days of Ancient Rome. Steeped in bloody Roman history, the Colosseum was the site of many gladiator battles and executions.

    After a stop at the Arch of Constantine, you will reach the Palatine Hill, from where you can admire sweeping views over the Roman Forum and the Circus Massimo, once a site for chariot rides.

    Finally, you'll follow the Via Sacra, the main street leading to the Roman Forum, where celebrations and processions were hosted. The tour will end with a visit of the Temple of Caesar, where the famous Emperor was cremated.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24 hour/48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket(as per option chosen).
    • Skip the line entrance for the Colosseum and Palatine Hill Guide


    • Hotel transfers
    • Gratuities
  • Please note

    Voucher information: If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity. Just hop on the bus at any of the stops and simply scan the QR code on your phone.

    Your Colosseum tickets can be used either on the date chosen at the time of booking or the following day. When you exchange your voucher please inform the guide/hostess what day you would like to visit the Colosseum. Stop 7 Fontana Di Trevi has been replaced by Stop 7B Ludovisi.

    Rome is a functioning capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends. We would suggest you to check the operational hours for all the attractions included with the bus ticket according to the official website of the attraction as they keep changing according to the season or as per attraction authorities.

    On the days of Christmas and New Year, buses will be running as usual. Attractions may be closed or timings might differ (Vatican, Colosseum, Sistine Chapel).

    We recommend to please check the official attraction website or contact our local operator.

    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.
  • Customer Reviews
    • A great tour but the hop on, hop off bus does not have many stops. I ended up walking must places....

      Mary Halpert, Canada, 23/May/2018