A bumper Rome and Vatican package that not only allows you travel around the cities at your own pace, it also offers skip-the-line entries to two of the top Rome attractions – the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum.
Experience the best of Rome with this combination of a Rome hop-on, hop-off tour and the Colosseum. Travel conveniently on open-top, pink buses with audio commentary and hop on and off as often as you like at your favourite destinations.
Use this saver combo to good advantage and be dropped at the iconic Colosseum by your hop-on, hop-off bus, saving you commuting hassles.
Head to the Vatican Museums and see the Sistine Chapel along with the massive art collection that the museum holds.
Rome hop-on, hop-off tour and the Colosseum: Daily
Vatican Museum Ticket: Daily except Sunday
Rome hop-on, hop-off Tour:
01 November to 31 March: Buses run between 8:30am and 4:55pm, every 25 minutes
01 April to 31 October: Buses run between 8:30am and 6:40pm
Vatican Museum: 11:30am
02 Jan-15 Feb: 8:30am to 4:30pm
16 Feb-15 Mar: 8:30am to 5pm
16 Mar-31 Mar: 8:30am to 5:30pm
01 Apr-31 Aug: 8:30am to 7:15pm
01 Sep-30 Sep: 8:30am to 7pm
01 Oct-28 Oct: 8:30am to 6:30pm
29 Oct-30 Dec: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Rome hop-on, hop-off Tour: You may board the bus at any of the designated stops
Vatican Museum: Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma RM, Italy.
Colosseum: Reservation Ticket counter at Colosseum-Roma
Rome hop-on, hop-off Tour: You may get off at any of the designated stops
Vatican Museums: Same as the start point
Colosseum: Piazza del Colosseo - Roma
ROME HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR (Duration:
Depends on option chosen)
On this Rome hop-on, hop-off tour, you have the freedom to choose a convenient duration and explore Rome at your own pace. Your I Love Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket comes with the following validity options:
The pink and blue hop-on, hop-off buses cover all the major Rome attractions including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Circo Massimo, Piazza Venezia and Trevi Fountain. You may hop on and off the bus at any of the well-located stops or choose to stay on board for the entire run and enjoy a panoramic tour of the Eternal City.
Informative audio guides are available in the bus, illustrating the unique history behind Rome’s famous monuments and attractions.click here
SKIP-THE-LINE VATICAN MUSEUM TICKET (Duration: 4-5 hours)
Save time with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and admire the artistic and historical treasures by some of the world's greatest artists. Study one of the greatest art collections in the world at the Vatican Museums. Admire the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian and Caravaggio.
Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork and history and explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms. Vatican Museums has 54 galleries, housing one of the largest art collections in the world. Visit the Raphael Rooms, ancient sculpture galleries and the stunning Hellenistic ‘Laocoon’.
Step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo’. Every corner of the Sistine Chapel is decorated with mosaics on the floor and intricate frescoes on the wall painted by the early Renaissance artists. Feast your eyes by looking at the luminous paintings on the ceiling and behind the altar painted by Michelangelo.
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The most majestic structure of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum (originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) embodies the myriad tales of bravery, public life and royalty in ancient Rome. It is known for its complex, stunning and advanced architecture, most of which is still intact considering the site being used as a pit for building materials at various points in history.
Visiting the Colosseum today is to be reminded of just how “modern” people were in Ancient Rome. It is a living proof of the stunning architecture and strong masonry of the ancient world, and has served as a model for stadiums around the world.
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I Love Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket:
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.
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.During the Jubilee of Mercy for security reasons the Vatican Area and the path along Via della Conciliazione leading to St. Peter's Square will be closed to traffic to keep tourists and pilgrims safe.
Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums:
A special dress code is required to enter the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will be refused entry if you fail to comply with dress code requirements. Before entering the exhibition spaces, visitors are required to leave in the cloakroom all luggage, suitcases, rucksacks, packages and containers not considered suitable by staff on account of their size or nature.
Visitors who continue their tour in the Vatican Basilica are reminded not to leave their baggage in the Vatican Museums.
The cloakroom service is free of charge. The use of mobile phones is forbidden in the Sistine Chapel. In the Sistine Chapel it is forbidden to take photographs or films with any type of electronic equipment.
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.
Skip-the-Line Colosseum Ticket:
Soon after booking you will be emailed a receipt for your purchase, this document is a booking confirmation. We will follow this up with your E-ticket within 24 hours of your booking. You are advised to carry this voucher at the redemption desk of Colosseum. This E-ticket can be shown on mobile but we strongly recommend you to carry the print out to the counter where they will exchange the same for your Colosseum ticket with the Entrance time.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Your booking does not provide you with a specific entrance time. It can be used on the selected date at the time you prefer according to the availability of the Colosseum (max 3.000 visitors at once inside the site). You can verify the available time when you exchange your voucher at the Roman Forum/ Colosseum ticket office. Skip the Line tickets allow you to skip long waiting lines at the ticket office, but does not exempt you from security controls.
The ticket which allows to enter and visit the Colosseum also includes the entrance to the Roman Forum and to the Palatine Hill. The ticket lasts 2 days from the entrance time written on your voucher. The booked entrance time is for the Colosseum entrance and must be followed. After visiting the Colosseum, visitors can enter the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill with same tickets in the following 2 days.
It’s mandatory to carry a valid Passport or ID proof along with the tickets at the redemption point, without which your entrance to the Colosseum can be denied.
Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Ticket is valid for entry only from Monday to Saturday. The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays and all Religious Holidays. Entry to Colosseum is FREE on every first Sunday of every month.If you book on these days, only Hop-On Hop-Off ticket will be valid for use. No refund will be provided for the Museum ,Sistine Chapel and Colosseum ticket.
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 that you may have.
How to get to the Vatican Museum:
Metro: Line A, stations Ottaviano - S.Pietro-Musei Vaticani or Cipro (from either station it's a 10-minute walk.
Tram: 19, Piazza del Risorgimento (5-minute walk).
Bus: Line 49 stops in front of the Museums Entrance. 32, 81 or 982, Piazza del Risorgimento, end of the line (5-minute walk). 492 or 990, Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni (5-minute walk).
Car: Paid parking on Viale Vaticano.
Skip the line really works! There was a long wait but we were able to go straight in. Once inside we opted for a guided tour (at additional cost). The guide was super...Sudarshan Dharmapuri, India, 23/May/2018
Once you passed the security line where everyone needs to line up for, you just go to the Ticket office, present your voucher, exchange for the tickets and you are in !! ...Eddie Li, Canada, 26/May/2018