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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a Rome hop-on, hop-off tour with skip-the-line admissions to the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums with this saver combo!
  • Explore Rome on a fun and flexible City Roma hop-on, hop-off bus tour, valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours
  • Hop on and off at any of the 10 stops on 2 routes and explore the city at your own leisurely pace
  • Enjoy audio commentary in multiple languages and the services of a friendly guide on board the bus
  • Enjoy fast-track access to the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums!
  • Explore the Colosseum, the most iconic monument of Rome and a major tourist attraction
  • Admire the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian and Caravaggio
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam ceiling fresco
  • Overview

    With this fantastic Rome hop-on, hop-off tour, you can enjoy services of both red City Sightseeing and the City Roma buses. Just show your voucher to the driver and you are good to hop.

    Embark on a lively Rome hop-on, hop-off tour and enjoy priority access to the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums with this fabulous combo! You can choose from the following combinations:

    • 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket and Skip-the-Line Colosseum Ticket
    • 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket and Skip-the-Line Vatican Museum Ticket
    • 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket with Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Vatican Museum Tickets
    • 48-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket with Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Vatican Museum Tickets
    • 72-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket with Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Vatican Museum Tickets
    • 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket and Colosseum Guided Tour
    • 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket with Vatican Museum Guided Tour
       

    ROME HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR

    Explore Rome the affordable and convenient way on a fun and flexible Rome hop-on, hop-off tour, valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours! Hop on and off at any of the 10 stops and visit attractions of your choice. Enjoy audio commentary in 13 languages.

    Some of the major Rome attractions covered by the tour are:

    • The Colosseum
    • Circus Maximus
    • Roman Forum
    • The Pantheon
    • Trevi Fountain

    For more information on routes, download the tour route schedule

    THE COLOSSEUM

    Save time with priority access to the iconic 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.

    Explore the Colosseum’s first and second tiers and step back in time to a gory era of gladiator battles and executions. As you stroll through the amphitheater, try to imagine the ancient blood-thirsty crowd of up to 50,000 spectators cheering as gladiators’ fought to survive in the arena.

    VATICAN MUSEUMS

    Admire one of the world’s greatest art collections at the Vatican Museums and explore 7 kms of halls and corridors full of invaluable art. Spend time studying the Egyptian mummies, the Etruscan bronzes, ancient busts, classics by old masters as well as modern paintings. Highlights include the spectacular collection of classical statuary in the Museo Pio-Clementino, a suite of rooms frescoed by Raphael, and the Michelangelo-painted Sistine Chapel.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily
    Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays.

    Duration

    Varies

    Start time

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

    From 11 June to 30 September: 8:30am to 10:30pm (approximately), every 20-25 minutes

    From 1 October to 1 March: 8:30am to 6:40pm (approximately), every 20-25 minutes

    From 2 March to 10 June: 8:30am to 8:30pm (approximately), every 20-25 minutes

    1 loop takes 1 hour and 35 minutes (approx.)

    Since this is an outdoor activity, the schedules might just change sometimes. Check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.

    Colosseum: Open from 8:30am to 7pm. Opening times depends on the season. Please check the timings on the official website before your visit. 

    Vatican Museums:

    Monday – Saturday: 9am – 6pm (Ticket office closes at 4pm). 

    The museum is open on the last Sunday of each month: 9am – 2pm. (Ticket office closes at midday, 12:30pm).

    Meeting Point

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start the tour.
    Colosseum: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy.
    Vatican Museums: Via Paola, 35, Savelli Shop – Piazza Pio VII, 1 / 2, Via Giolitti 34 (Termini Station)

    Ending Point

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour.
    Colosseum: Same as the start point
    Vatican Museums: Same as the start point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Rome hop-on, hop-off tour (24, 48 or 72 hours)
    • Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum
    • Skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums

    Exclusions

    • Hotel transfers
    • Food
  • Please note

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this).  At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    If you book your hop-on, hop-off tour on days when the Colosseum or the Vatican Museum is closed, you can choose an alternative date to visit these attractions.

    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 suggest you to check the official website for the operational hours of all the attractions before your visit as it keeps changing according to the season or as per attraction authorities.

    Rome  hop-on, hop-off tour:

    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.

    We ensure that the tour runs on time, however at times the itinerary might be revised due to weather, traffic conditions, etc.. 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. 

    With this voucher, you can board the red City Sightseeing as well as the CityRoma buses.

    Colosseum:

    The Colosseum is FREE on first Sunday of every month.

    Skip-the-line access is not available on the last Sunday of every month as the Colosseum is open between 9am and 2pm (final entry at 12:30pm).

    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.

    You need to exchange your voucher on the buses before entering the Colosseum.

    Vatican Museums:

    Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Ticket is valid for entry only from Monday to Saturday.

    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.

    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.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Good Value for money even with the waiting time for tickets

      John Mitchell, United Kingdom, 08/Sep/2018