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I Love Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus + Vatican Museum or Colosseum Ticket

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from US$ 64.60 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a comprehensive yet pocket-friendly hop-on hop-off tour of Rome, the Eternal City
  • Relish 24 hours of epic sightseeing with our strategically placed stops
  • Discover all the major attractions in the city, from Circus Maximus to St. Peter’s Basilica and more
  • Upgrade your tour to include either a guided tour of the Colosseum or an exclusive access to the Vatican
  • Lose yourself to the bewitching history of the Colosseum and visit both Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, too
  • Relish a VIP ‘No Wait’ partner entrance for the Vatican if you choose the option
  • Head into the Vatican to feast your eyes on some of the biggest masterpieces in the world
  • Sink into an unforgettable journey with our immersive audio commentary and free WiFi
  • Overview

    Board the pink I Love Rome buses and see the Eternal City on your own terms. The I Love Rome Hop-On Hop-Off tour allows for a flexible experience of the city while making sure you don’t miss any of the sights.

    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 Rome. Informative audio guides are available in the bus, illustrating the unique history behind Rome’s famous monuments and attractions.

    To make your Rome hop-on, hop-off experience even better, upgrade any one of the following tours to your ticket:

    • 3-hour guided tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with skip-the-line access

    • Special skip-the-line morning (11am) access to Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

    You may use the hassle-free hop-on, hop-off services to either reach the Colosseum or the Vatican Museums. The other major attractions covered by the hop-on, hop-off route are:

    • Palazzo Massimo

    • Santa Maria Maggiore

    • Circus Maximus

    • Piazza Venezia

    • Capitoline Hill

    • The Pantheon

    • St. Peter's Basilica

    • Campo de' Fiori

    • Spanish Steps

    • Borghese Gallery

    • Piazza Barberini

    • Triton Fountain

    For more information on routes, download the tour route schedule

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    24 hours

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Buses run between 8:30am and 5:40pm from November to March, and till 6:40pm from April to October.

    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 Guided Tour: 9:30am and 2:30pm

    Vatican Museums: 11am

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: You may board the bus at any of the designated stops

    Colosseum Guided Tour: At the attraction entrance

    Vatican Museum Tour: Make your own way to Piazza del Risorgimento. So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

    Ending Point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
    • Multilingual audio headset in in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, Hindi, Arabic and Dutch
    • FREE Wi-Fi in buses
    • Guided walking tour of Colosseum and the archaeological area (if option chosen)
    • Entrance Tickets to Vatican Museums with exclusive "No Wait" Partner's entrance (if option chosen)


    • Entrance to attractions, unless specified
  • 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.

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

    Colosseum Guided Tour

    Due to shorter daylight, afternoon tour October 28 the visit to the Palatine Hill will be replaced with an external explanation from the Capitoline Hill.

    Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

    This tour ends in the Colosseum vicinity.

    Vatican Museum Tour

    This is a self-guided combo tour: audioguides may be rented inside the Vatican Museums.

    The Vatican tour ends at the Vatican Museums: our services end upon ticket's delivery in the Museum's lobby.

    Since we would visit a place of worship, wearing shirts with sleeves and avoiding shorts, vest tops and open toe sandals would be best.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.