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City Sightseeing Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus + St. Peter’s Basilica Ticket

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Key Highlights

  • Book yourself an exceptional combo - a Rome introductory tour and a St. Peter’s Basilica visit
  • Enjoy 24 hours or 48 hours of epic sightseeing in Rome
  • Hop on and off the bus as many times at one of the strategically located stops
  • See attractions such as Vatican City, the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain
  • Explore St Peter’s Basilica, the iconic Church of Rome and an absolute must-visit!
  • Admire Renaissance art like Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture, as well St Peter’s famous dome
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted
  • Overview

    Discover the historic city of Rome at your own pace on board the hop-on, hop-off bus and top it up with a visit to St Peter’s Basilica, one of the most hallowed Catholic sites in the world.

    ROME HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR

    With your City Sightseeing Rome hop-on, hop-off ticket, you can hop-on and hop-off as you wish at over 25 stops to get up close with your favourite attractions - from the Vatican to Trevi Fountain. Enjoy FREE WIFI on board the double-decker buses and an informative audio commentary, provided in multiple languages.You may choose from 24 or 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket. 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.

    MAJOR ATTRACTIONS COVERED

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

    Click here for the FULL ROUTE MAP  // Click here for the TIMETABLE

    ST. PETER’S BASILICA TICKET

    Explore St Peter’s Basilica at your own pace, while listening to a riveting audio-commentary. The spectacular church is said to have been built upon the site where St Peter the Apostle was crucified. Admire Renaissance art like Michelangelo’s La Pietà sculpture, as well as his cupolone—St Peter’s famous dome at the Basilica, visit the tomb of Pope John Paul II and stare in wonder at Bernini’s Baldacchino, the elaborate canopy alter that sits above St Peter’s tomb.

    Tour Restrictions: The tour has limited access for travellers with mobility issues, as well as restrictions on luggage and pets on board. Click here for Mobility Details and Baggage & Pets Details.

    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 & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Daily

    St Peter’s Basilica: Daily except Sundays, Vatican Religious Holidays and Celebration as per Basilica programme

    Duration

    24 hours and 48 hours (take your pick)

    Start time

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: 9am and 7pm, every 15-20 minutes
    Full Loop: 1 hour 40 minutes

    St Peter’s Basilica:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30am - 3pm
    Wednesday: 1pm - 3pm

    Meeting Point

    Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: Just hop on to the bus from any of the stops
    No need to redeem your vouchers - just show it to your driver while boarding and begin the tour

    St Peter’s Basilica: Make your way to Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City 

    Please redeem your voucher at one of the City Sightseeing Rome offices before you visit the Basilica. Please check Additional Information for the full list.

    Ending Point

    You can hop off the bus at any of the designated stops

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 24-hour/48-hour Rome hop-on, hop-off pass
    • Audio guide on board in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian
    • Entry to St Peter’s Basilica with audio-guide in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Polnish

    Exclusions

    • Entrances, unless specified
  • Please note

    Voucher information: Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Your hop-on, hop-off voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Disruptions: Rome is a busy city due to its popularity, especially during weekends, events & holidays. Traffic congestion and road closures may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. However, our activity partner endeavours to provide a smooth and frequent service.

    The tour requires a moderate level of fitness (there’s a whole lot of exploration to do!)

    Effective since July 2019, Visitor Center Repubblica will be closed.

    The Entry to St. Peter's Basilica is NOT a skip the line one.

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

    Additional info

    The access to the bus is permitted for little and medium domestic animals under the discretion of the driver.

    For safety reasons it is strictly forbidden to bring luggage, awkward bags, big backpacks or bulky baggage on board the City Sightseeing buses.

    If you have some queries around the hop-on, hop-off service, on Rome or anything about getting around in the city, you can head to any of the City Sightseeing® Roma Visitor Centres before you begin the tour. Click here for the list of City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Centres

  • Customer Reviews
    • The entry to Basilica is free. You charged 8€ just for the Audio devise. This was not mentioned in the details. That was not worth it. Rest was all great....

      sandeep gupta, India, 01/Dec/2017
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      Rowie Sioson, Canada, 21/Aug/2017
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      Vandana Sahu, United Kingdom, 24/May/2017
    • Everything was ok and understandable

      Liga Kreslina, Latvia, 31/Jan/2019