With this extensive Rome tour, you will travel in an open-topped double decker bus. The 2-hour hop-on, hop-off tour covers all the highlights of the city, be it the pomp and splendor of the Vatican museums or the mysticism of the grand Colosseum. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 24 hours.
While on the bus you can learn about the city’s rich culture and history with audio commentary offered in 7 languages (English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian).
Your ticket is valid for 24 hours. Hard Rock lunch is available from 12.30pm upto 3.00pm.Start time
Buses run every 20-30 minutes from 9:00am until approximately 6:30pm.
Duration: Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.
The entire loop without getting off the bus would takes 2 hours
The Hard Rock lunch is available from 12.30pm up to 3.00pm
The Hop-on, Hop-Off route starts from bus terminal at Piazza dei Cinquecento. However your may board the bus at any of the stops.
Hard Rock Café: Via Vittorio Veneto 62 a/b, Rome 00187, Italy.
For the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour you may end the tour at any of the stops. For Hard Rock Café, get off the bus at the last stop, Piazza Barberini
The Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with Hard Rock Café Lunch allows you to plan your sightseeing as per your convenience. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops, sightsee and shop or eat and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.
The bus has 9 stops covering all the major attractions of this historical city. The route* that your Hop On, Hop Off bus takes is:
Bus Terminus at Piazza dei Cinquecento – Santa Maria Maggiore – Colloseo - Bocca Della Vertita/ Circo Massimo – Piazza Venezia/Campidoglio – Piazza Navona/ Pantheon/ Castel Sant’Angelo – San Pietro/ Musei Vaticani – Fontana Di Trevi/ Piazza Di Spagna/ Piazza Del Popola – Piazza Barberini.
This Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off tour also includes lunch at Hard Rock Café. The menu for the same is as follows:
HRC Cheese burger
Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken and Ham Sandwich
Chicken Caesar Salad
1 Soft Drink
Some of the attraction covered are as follows:
Roman Forum: It is the central area around which ancient Rome developed. Filled with beautiful statues and buildings, it is a hub of stunning architecture and was a platform for public speeches in AD 203. One of the major highlights of this area is the Forum of Julius Caesar built in 46 BC by Julius Caesar.
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.
The Colosseum: Inarguably the most majestic structure of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum (originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) is inhabited by myriad tales of bravery, public life and royalty in ancient Rome. Despite the pillage of natural disasters, fires, pollution and wars, it is a living proof of the stunning architecture and strong masonry of ancient world, and has served as a model for stadiums around the world.
Circo Massimo: Constructed in 6th century BC, it was a chariot race track and was also used for other public events like gladiator fights and Roman games. It was believed to have accommodated a quarter of Roman population and currently it is a large grassland while the original structure served as building material for medieval and Renaissance constructions.
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.
Musei Vaticani: Gazing at Michelangelo’s pristine artworks adorning the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel to the splendid architecture and interiors of the museum is a surreal encounter with history and art.
Trevi Fountain: The largest and most ambitious of the Baroque fountains of Rome. Legend says that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome.
The Pantheon: Originally built as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome. The best preserved of all Roman buildings, it has been in continuous use throughout its history. Since the 7th century it has been a Catholic church.
*Note: The bus takes a different route on weekends.
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 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 hours from that time.
The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.
Due to the nature of the ancient streets of Rome it is not always possible for the stops to drop you at the attraction, however they are planned to be as close as possible.
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.
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 Colosseum, Circus Maximus 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.
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.
Please conclude your Hop-On, Hop-Off tour before the lunch at Hard Rock Café
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.
...Andreia Moraes, Brazil, 10/Mar/2017
We enjoyed the Hop on Hop Off tour in Rome. It was a good value for the money. We were a bit pressed for time, so this tour helped us see a lot of the best sites in a short...David Foreman, United States, 09/Oct/2016
...Joseline Cabrera Nunez, Puerto Rico, 16/Aug/2016
A fantastic day all round.