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City Sightseeing Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour with Domitilla Catacombs Guided Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy 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 the Vatican City, the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain
  • Explore the famous Domitilla Catacombs, Rome’s oldest subterranean burial complex
  • Tour the catacombs with an experienced guide and hear fascinating tales about early European Christians.
  • Return transfers by a comfortable bus available for the Catacombs tour
  • Smartphone Vouchers Accepted – No need to print!
  • Overview

    Enjoy 48 hours of unlimited Rome sightseeing with your hop-on, hop-off ticket. A city packed with tourist attractions, historic monuments and architectural gems, the ideal way to discover Rome is on a bus tour which covers all the popular attractions of this beautiful city. 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 Repubblica among a host of other significant sites.

    Explore the Domitilla Catacombs, Rome’s oldest subterranean burial complex and a famous archaeological site. See the Christian wall paintings and the haunting underground 4th-century church dedicated to two martyred Roman soldiers. Tour the catacombs with a well-informed guide and enjoy a dose of history on your Rome sightseeing tour!

    Click here to download the Route Map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Daily
    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Catacombs Tour: Daily except Tuesdays


    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 48 hours
    Domitilla Catacombs: Approx. 1 hour

    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
    Catacombs bus timings: Departure from Via Einaudi: 9:15am, 10:40am and 3:00pm Departure from Colosseum: 9:30am, 10:55am and 3:15pm Departure from Circus Maximus: 09:40 am, 11:05am and 3:25pm

    Meeting Point

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off 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.
    Catacomb Tour: 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
    Catacombs Tour: 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 according to your preferences and visit the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and more. Discover the historic city from aboard an open-top bus and drive past Roman ruins, baroque squares and Renaissance gardens.

    Enjoy a stroll among the coffee shops of the Dolce Vita in Via Veneto and drive along the river Tevere and admire Trastevere, one of the old quarters of the City, with its typical restaurants and bars, where you can sample delicious Roman specialities.

    Show your ticket as you board your Rome tour bus, and then hop on and off at any of the designated stops around town. 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

    Learn about each attraction you pass as you listen to enlivening audio-commentary. Each loop is 1.5 to 2- hour long.

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

    Domitilla Catacombs Tour:

    You can board the bus from any of the stops. You will be driven to the catacombs in an environmentally friendly natural gas shuttle bus. Explore the Domitilla Catacombs, the largest catacombs in Rome with about 17 Km of tunnels, more than 150,000 burials and the underground church.

    Rome’s oldest subterranean burial complex, the Domitilla Catacombs is a famous archaeological site which will give you an insight into the early Christians’ life, their belief in resurrection, eternal life and their strong relationship with God.

    You will be guided by a well-informed, qualified guide (audio guide also available) and you can spend time studying the numerous wall paintings and inscriptions. The tour takes approximately an hour. You will be exploring the semi-submerged 4th century church, descend into the galleries and the adjoining passageways and hear fascinating tales about early European Christians.

    After the tour, you will be driven back to the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 48 hour hop-on, hop-off bus pass
    • Audio-guide on board in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian
    • Catacombs entrance ticket and guided tour available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish
    • Audio-guide for Catacombs tour in Russian, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Croatian and more languages
    • Return shuttle bus ticket from Catacombs


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

    Voucher information: If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity. Just hop on the bus at any of the stops and simply scan the QR code on your phone.

    For the Domitilla Catacombs tour: Be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the bus departure.

    This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

    An audio guide service is also available in in many languages for catacombs

    The tour is not suitable for people with mobility problems. Visitors with other kind of 100% disabilities are entitled to get a free ticket, please refer directly to the Domitilla Catacombs ticket office.

    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.

    Please note your preferred language for the guided tour at the catacombs in the field "Special request" while booking. Stop 7 Fontana Di Trevi has been replaced by Stop 7B Ludovisi. Effective since 1 Jul 19, Visitor Center Repubblica will be closed.

    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).

    We recommend to please check the official attraction website or contact our local operator.

    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.

    In case you intend to visit Vatican Museum then, click here to check the opening and closing days of Vatican Museum

  • Customer Reviews
    • Efficient way to navigate the city.

      everyone was knowledgeable and very eager to help you out and they spoke excellent English! Should consider adding a few more buses during peak hours. Would definitely do it...

      PRISCILLA ALLEN, United States, 14/Jul/2017