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City Sightseeing Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus + Vatican Museum

  • When does it run?

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus: Daily

    Vatican Museum: Daily except Sunday

  • Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus: Buses depart from 9am to 7pm, every 10-15 minutes. 

    Vatican Museum: Open between 9am to 3pm.

    Times are subject to change, please refer to the official website prior to your visit.

    Vatican Guided Tour:
    English: 11am // 12:30pm // 2pm
    Spanish, Italian, French: 11am (on Wed: French and Spanish will start at 10:30am)

  • Duration

    24 or 48 hours (take your pick)

    Vatican Museums Tour: 2.5 hours

    Vatican Museums Ticket: 1 calendar day

Inclusions
  • 24 or 48 hours - City Sightseeing Hop-Off, Hop-Off Bus
  • Skip-the-line entry tickets to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel (if option chosen)
  • Guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica (if option chosen)
  • Audio commentary in 8 languages on the bus (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese)
  • Free WiFi onboard
Guests
  • Adult (18+)
  • Child (6-17)
  • Infant (0-5)

Key Highlights

  • Dig into a combo bringing in one of the most iconic attractions with a sightseeing trail
  • Cover the best attractions in the city including the Colosseum, the Pantheon and many more!
  • Sink into the experience with riveting audio commentary and free WiFi on the buses
  • Experience the breathtaking Vatican Museum the way you want, with either a ticket or a guided tour
  • Feast your eyes the magnificent Sistine Chapel and its intricate frescoes, mosaics and paintings
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

Explore Rome at your own pace in a comfortable open-top bus, and combine a skip-the-line ticket or guided tour (as per option chosen) to the Vatican that can be used anytime between 9am to 3pm. A hassle-free travel experience and a visit to one of the most iconic attractions in the world - this is an experience you don’t wanna miss!

ROME HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR - 24 or 48 HOURS

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.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS COVERED

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


VATICAN MUSEUM

Be overwhelmed as you enter the Vatican Museum and visit the majestic Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope. Every corner of the 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, one of the greatest artists of all time.

Your skip-the-line Vatican Museum ticket is valid for entry anytime between 9am and 3pm. If you choose the Vatican Museum guided tour, you can save a lot of time (around 45 mins) as you skip the long queues to the Sistine Chapel and your guide takes you directly to the chapel from the Vatican Museums. 

Note: Your Vatican Museum 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 Vatican.

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

  • When does it run?

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus: Daily

    Vatican Museum: Daily except Sunday

  • Duration

    24 or 48 hours (take your pick)

    Vatican Museums Tour: 2.5 hours

    Vatican Museums Ticket: 1 calendar day

  • Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus: Buses depart from 9am to 7pm, every 10-15 minutes. 

    Vatican Museum: Open between 9am to 3pm.

    Times are subject to change, please refer to the official website prior to your visit.

    Vatican Guided Tour:
    English: 11am // 12:30pm // 2pm
    Spanish, Italian, French: 11am (on Wed: French and Spanish will start at 10:30am)

  • Meeting Point

    • Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: You can hop on to the bus from any of the stops
    • Vatican Museum Ticket / Tour: Redeem your voucher at the City Sightseeing Visitor Centre located at Via IV Novembre, 147 (near the Colosseum). For the guided tour, you need to choose the language and departure time at the time of redemption. You must arrive 45 minutes prior the departure time for briefing.

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 24 or 48 hours - City Sightseeing Hop-Off, Hop-Off Bus
  • Skip-the-line entry tickets to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel (if option chosen)
  • Guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica (if option chosen)
  • Audio commentary in 8 languages on the bus (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese)
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Entrance to attractions, unless specified

Please note

Voucher Type: Mobile (if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

ROME HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR 

Validity: 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Rome is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

VATICAN MUSEUM

Luggage Restrictions: Large bags, backpacks, suitcases not allowed

Dress Code: Shoulders and knees must be covered.

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

Vatican Museum is closed every Sunday and special events.

Additional info

Tour Restrictions: The tour has limited access for travellers with mobility issues, as well as restrictions on luggage and pets on board. 

Customer Reviews

  • Great tour no hastle!
    Carla Ocay, Norway 01/26/2018
  • Very Good experience!
    Carlos Arrata, Ecuador 01/15/2018
  • Excellent Value 48 hour Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus and Vatican Museums Guided Tour
    Vinay Rangnekar, United States 01/08/2018

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