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City Sightseeing Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour 24Hrs or 48Hrs with St Peter’s Basilica Ticket

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy 24 hours or 48 hours of epic sightseeing in Rome with this hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Hop on and off the bus as many times as you wish to visit attractions of your interest
  • Create a personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Rome at leisure
  • See attractions such as Vatican City, the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain
  • Explore St Peter’s Basilica, the iconic Church of Rome and an absolute must-visit!
  • Admire Renaissance art like Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture, as well St Peter’s famous dome
  • Smartphone Vouchers Accepted – No need to print!
  • Overview

    Discover the historic city of Rome at your own pace on board the hop-on, hop-off bus. Admire great monuments of ancient Rome like the Imperial Forums, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. Enjoy a stroll among the coffee shops of the Dolce Vita in Via Veneto, see Piazza Venezia, the Trevi Fountain and the Piazza della Republica among a host of other significant sites.

    A Rome tour just isn’t complete without a visit to St Peter’s Basilica, one of the most hallowed Catholic sites in the world. Explore the exquisite interiors of the iconic church and admire Renaissance art like Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture, as well as his cupolone—St Peter’s famous dome at the Basilica!

    Click here to download the Route Map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Daily
    St Peter’s Basilica: Daily except Sundays, Vatican Religious Holidays and Celebration as per Basilica programme

    Download the tour route map


    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 24 hours, 48 hours (as per option chosen)

    Start time

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour timings:
    9:00am to 5:00pm: Buses run at a frequency of 20 minutes
    5:00pm to 7:30pm: Buses run at a frequency of 10 minutes
    St Peter’s Basilica timings:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30am to 3pm
    Wednesday: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: You may board the bus at any of the designated stops and You can redeem your voucher on board the bus or at the City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Center; where you can ask for more information on the service, bus location and get a tour map.
    St Peter’s Basilica: If you wish to visit the attraction first, please redeem your voucher at our City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Center.

    Click here for the list of City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Centres

    Ending Point

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:
    You can hop off the bus at any of the designated stops St Peter’s Basilica:
    Same as the start point


    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

    Hop on the bus at any of the designated stops. Explore the renowned capital of Italy at your own pace and visit attractions of your preference with this hop-on, hop-off pass. Customize your sightseeing itinerary and learn about each attraction you pass as you listen to enlivening audio-commentary. Each loop is 1.5 to 2 hours long.

    Discover the historic city from aboard an open-top bus and drive past Roman ruins, baroque squares and Renaissance gardens. Some of the attractions covered by the routes among many others are:

    The Colosseum
    Piazza Venezia
    The Trevi Fountain
    Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
    Historic Center and Villa Borghese
    Piazza della Repubblica
    Piazza del Popolo
    Piazza Barberini

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

    St Peter’s Basilica:

    Explore St Peter’s Basilica at your own pace, while listening to audio-commentary. The spectacular church is said to have been built upon the site where St Peter the Apostle was crucified. Hailed as one of the most holy Catholic sites, St Peter’s Basilica is a must-visit when in Rome.

    Admire Renaissance art like Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture, as well as his cupolone—St Peter’s famous dome at the Basilica. Admire mosaic works, see the statue of St Peter, visit the tomb of Pope John Paul II and stare in wonder at Bernini’s baldacchino, the elaborate canopy alter that sits above St Peter’s tomb.

    After the visit, you can continue sightseeing on your own.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24-hour/48-hour Rome hop-on, hop-off pass
    • Audio guide on board in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian
    • Entry to St Peter’s Basilica with audio-guide in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Polnish


    • Food
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    Hop on the bus at any of the stops and simply scan the QR code on your phone to jumpstart your hop-on, hop-off tour.

    Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered.

    The attraction ticket 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 what day you would like to visit the attraction.

    Please carry your ID card with you for the St Peter’s Basilica visit.

    No restrictions for wheelchair clients for this tour. 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.

    Vatican Museum will operate at below timings on the mentioned dates-

    St. Peters Basilica is closed after 1pm on 12 Dec.

    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).

    Entry to St. Peter's Basilica is NOT skip the line.

    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.The access to the bus is permitted for little and medium domestic animals under the discretion of the driver. Using muzzle and leash is mandatory and the holder must assure that the pet carrier is not in a poor state or that it does not contain food. The owner or the holder of the animal is liable for any damage caused by the animal.For safety reasons it is strictly forbidden to bring luggage, awkward bags, big backpacks or bulky baggage on board the City Sightseeing buses.

  • Customer Reviews
    • The entry to Basilica is free. You charged 8€ just for the Audio devise. This was not mentioned in the details. That was not worth it. Rest was all great....

      sandeep gupta, India, 01/Dec/2017
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      Rowie Sioson, Canada, 21/Aug/2017
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      Vandana Sahu, United Kingdom, 24/May/2017
    • Everything was ok and understandable

      Liga Kreslina, Latvia, 31/Jan/2019