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

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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 with the hop-on, hop-off ticke
  • 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 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.


    Your Rome hop-on, hop-off ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops!

    City Sightseeing Rome allows you to plan your sightseeing as per your convenience. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops for sightseeing, shopping and dining then hop back on again when you wish. While on board you will learn about Rome’s history with the help of audio commentary available in more than 5 languages. You can enjoy free WIFI on board the City Sightseeing Italy buses, encouraging passengers to blog, tweet and upload photos along the way.

    Major attractions covered:

    Colosseum (Stop 3)

    Piazza Venezia (Stop 5)

    Vatican (Stop 6)

    Trevi Fountain (Stop 8)

    Piazza Barberini (Stop 8)

    Santa Maria Maggiore (Stop 2)

    Circus Maximus (Stop 4)

    For more information on routes, download the tour route schedule


    Explore St Peter’s Basilica at your own pace, while listening to 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.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Daily
    St Peter’s Basilica: Daily except Sundays, Vatican Religious Holidays and Celebration as per Basilica programme


    24 hours and 48 hours (take your pick)

    Start time

    Buses depart between 9am and 7pm from June to September, and 9am to 5pm from October to May.
    Frequency: every 15 to 20 minutes
    Full Loop: 1 hour 40 minutes

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

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: You may board the bus at any of the designated stops. 
    St Peter’s Basilica: 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

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

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 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


    • Entrances, unless specified
  • Please note

    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!)

    Hop on the bus at any of the stops and simply scan the QR code on your phone to jumpstart your hop-on, hop-off tour.

    We ensure that the tour runs on time, however at times the itinerary might be revised due to political events, celebrations, weather, traffic conditions, etc. Stops affected frequently include Colosseum, Circus Maximus and Trevi.

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

    Due to the popularity of the Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour it may not be possible to board the first bus that comes to the stop. To help you plan your day be aware that buses tend to be at their busiest between 9am and 11:30am.

    Our local partner offers a FREE app, Sightseeing Experience, that you can download from Google Play or App Store during your hop-on, hop-off tour. Keep the app handy as it will help you reach the nearest stop and provide you with real-time updates about buses and schedule.

    Effective since 1 Jul 19, Visitor Center Repubblica will be closed.

    St. Peter's Basilica

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

    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. 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.
  • 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