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City Sightseeing Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus + Colosseum Guided Tour

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    • Adults (18+)
    • Children (6-17)
    • Infants (0-5)
from US$ 97.16 per person pp
    • Surrender yourself to the pages of a history book with this sightseeing trail
    • Explore Rome at your own pace, even if you’re short on time, with strategic stops close to attractions
    • See attractions like the Colosseum, Circo Massimo, Roman Forum, the Pantheon and more
    • Savour an immersive experience with informative audio commentary
    • Avoid queues with skip-the-line admissions to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill
    • Lose yourself to the Colosseum’s bewitching history with the guided tour
    • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • 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 three of Rome’s top attractions - Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill! It’s the ideal way to explore the beautiful city at your own pace and see the most important sights in a short time.


    Your City Sightseeing Rome hop-on, hop-off ticket allows you unlimited hop-on and hop-off at the designated stops! Enjoy FREE WIFI on board the double-decker buses and an informative audio commentary, provided in multiple languages.

    The tour includes 8 stops covering all the major Rome attractions. You can hop on the bus at any of the stops and simply scan the QR code on your phone to jump start your hop-on, hop-off tour. Explore sights, go shopping or grab a bite to eat. Assistance onboard is offered for any queries you may have.


    • Colosseum
    • Piazza Venezia 
    • Vatican
    • Trevi Fountain 
    • Piazza Barberini 
    • Santa Maria Maggiore 
    • Circus Maximus 

    Click here for the FULL ROUTE MAP  // Click here for the TIMETABLE


    Reach the meeting point at the scheduled time for the start of the tour. 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 to the Temple of Caesar, where the famous Emperor was cremated.

    Tour Restrictions: The tour has limited access for travellers with mobility issues, as well as restrictions on luggage and pets on board. Click here for Mobility Details and Baggage & Pets Details.

    About the Supplier: In operation since 2003, City Sightseeing is one of the premier hop-on, hop-off operators in Italy - known for their easily-recognisable open-top red buses.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary


    When does it run?



    Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: 24 hours or 48 hours (take your pick)

    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour: 2.5 hours

    Start Time

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Depart from 9am to 7pm, every 10-15 minutes
    Full Loop: 1 hour 40 minutes 

    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour: 10:30am // 11:30am // 12:30pm // 1:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: You can hop on to the bus from any of the stops

    Colosseum Tour: Make your way to the Newspaper stand outside Colosseum metro station.

    Ending Point

    You can hop off the bus at any of the stops.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • 24 hour/48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket(as per option chosen).
    • Skip the line entrance for the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
    • Guided tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
    • Entrances, unless specified
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Disruptions: Rome is a busy city due to its popularity, especially during weekends, events & holidays. Traffic congestion and road closures may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. However, our activity partner endeavours to provide a smooth and frequent service.

    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.

    Effective since 1 Jul 19, Visitor Center Repubblica will be closed.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    If you have some queries around the hop-on, hop-off service, on Rome or anything about getting around in the city, you can head to any of the City Sightseeing® Roma Visitor Centres before you begin the tour. Click here for the list of City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Centres

  • 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
    • Fantastic walking tour with Luka our guide who was professional and very knowledgeable. The use of headset radios was a great idea to hear Luka tell the group about the history of the a...

      Kirsteen Scowcroft, 21/Sep/2019
    • Tour was good, its a busy place but the guide made it smooth and informative. The bus ride is not good In busy traffic times..... the information seemed to get out of sync over the ear ...

      Tony Powell, United Kingdom, 10/Jun/2019
    • Tour was good, its a busy place but the guide made it smooth and informative. The bus ride is not good In busy traffic times..... the information seemed to get out of sync over the ear ...

      Tony Powell, Denmark, 10/Jun/2019
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