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Our 3-in-1 Saver Ticket: Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off, Vatican Museums & Colosseum tour lets you explore ‘The Eternal City’ at your own pace in a comfortable open-top bus. Top it up with visits to two Rome top attractions – Colosseum and the Vatican Museum. You may use the hassle-free hop-on, hop-off services to reach the attractions.
ROME HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR - 48 HOURS
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! Enjoy free WIFI on board the hop-on, hop-off buses and blog, tweet and upload photos along the way.
The stops in the hop-on, hop-off route are close to all the major Rome attractions. You can 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. You can jump on and off the bus at will to explore sights further, go shopping or grab a bite to eat. Alternatively, stay on board and listen to an informative audio commentary, provided in multiple languages. A tour escort is on board to answer any queries you may have.
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)
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. Despite the pillage of natural disasters, fires, pollution and wars, it is a living proof of the stunning architecture and strong masonry of ancient world, and has served as a model for stadiums around the world.
In the Colosseum, you can go up Michelangelo’s staircase to reach the Campidoglio – the beautiful piazza outside the Capitoline Museums. Or, you can visit the arena floor where you will be amazed to see the magnitude of the Flavian Amphitheatre.
Access to the Colosseum on the first Sunday of any month is not included in this package. If you intend to take only the hop-on, hop-off tour, we suggest you an alternative Click here for more details>>
Note: Your Colosseum ticket can only be used on the first day of your hop-on, hop-off tour.
You will be overwhelmed as you enter the Vatican Museum and visit the majestic Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope. Every corner of the chapel is decorated with mosaics on the floor and intricate frescoes on the wall painted by the early Renaissance artists. Feast your eyes by looking at the luminous paintings on the ceiling and behind the altar painted by Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists of all time. Contrary to the optimism and elegance of the ceiling, Michelangelo’s Last Judgement, which he painted on the back wall a decade later, is darker and pessimistic.
You are free to take in the beauty of the chapel as well as the other artworks on your own.
Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour and the Colosseum: Daily (Colosseum is free on first Sunday of every month)
Vatican Museums: Daily except Sunday
Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: Buses depart between 9am and 7pm, every 15 to 20 minutes. (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: Your Colosseum ticket is valid for entry after 2pm. You need to choose the entrance time at the City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Center situated in Via IV Novembre 147. To avoid last minute rush, reach the Visitor Center before 1pm.
Vatican Museum: Between 9am and 3pm.
Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: You may board the bus at any of the designated stops.
Colosseum: Redeem your voucher at the City Sightseeing Italy Colosseum Visitor Centre located at Via IV Novembre, 147 (near the Colosseum).
Vatican Museum: If you wish to visit the Vatican Museum first, please redeem your voucher at the City Sightseeing Italy Vatican Visitor Centre.
Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: You may get off at any of the designated stops.
Colosseum and Vatican Museum: Same as the start point
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 voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.
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.
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.
Vatican and Colosseum are high security venues where large handbags, suitcases and haversacks are not allowed.
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.
Your Colosseum ticket can only be used on the first day of your hop-on, hop-off tour.
The Colosseum is FREE on first Sunday of every month.
Your Colosseum ticket is valid for entry after 2pm. Before entering inside Colosseum you need to choose the entrance time at the City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Center situated in Via IV Novembre 147(slot entrance time available after 2pm). To avoid last minute rush, reach the Visitor Center before 1pm.
Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Ticket is valid for entry only from Monday to Saturday.
Since you will visit a place of worship, wearing shirts with sleeves and avoiding shorts, vest tops and open toe sandals would be best.
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.
They advertise no lines and that is not an exaggeration. The hop off hop on bus was a good overview of Rome. We have done that in other cities, but I think I have heard better...Claudette Jaramillo, United States, 05/Jun/2018
The busses were nice and the stops were good. Would have liked to have a little more instruction on how to get to the main sites at each stop. The map was good but somewhat hard...Michaela Robbins, United States, 07/Feb/2018
Easy to use, Skip the line tickets ensured quick entry into Vatican and Colosseum, will use again....Michael wilson, United Kingdom, 07/Feb/2018
Booked on line just showed the pass and we were away
The skip the line tickets for the Colosseum and Vatican were great deals if you value your time. The hop on hop off for the 48 hours was a bonus
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