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City Sightseeing Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus with Vatican Ticket / Tour And/Or Colosseum Ticket

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Key Highlights

  • Discover the best of Rome with this saver combo and priority access
  • Hop on and off as you wish to visit major attractions like Circo Massimo, Trevi Fountain and more
  • Get up close with iconic sights in the city with our strategic stops
  • Get regaled with multilingual audio commentary onboard
  • Forget long queues with skip-the-line tickets to either Vatican Museum and Colosseum or both
  • Lose yourself to the Colosseum’s bewitching history and marvel at the incredible Sistine Chapel
  • Explore one of the greatest art collections with access to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill too
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted
  • Overview

    Dig into this super saver combo of sightseeing in Rome along with a chance to experience two of the most iconic and revered attractions in the world, to truly discover the magnificence of The Eternal City. Choose from a 24 or 48 hours City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour and combine it with visits to either the Colosseum or Vatican or both. The tour offers an option to add either a Skip-The-Line ticket for the Colosseum or a Skip-The-Line ticket or a guided tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. You can even enjoy our comprehensive 3-in-1 ticket which gives you a 48 hour bus ticket as well as Skip-The-Line tickets to both the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums! It’s really a journey you cannot miss out on!


    Your City Sightseeing Rome hop-on, hop-off ticket allows you unlimited hop-on and hop-off at the designated stops! Enjoy FREE WIFI on board the double-decker buses and an informative audio commentary, provided in multiple languages.

    The tour includes 8 stops covering 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 jump start your hop-on, hop-off tour. Explore sights, go shopping or grab a bite to eat. Assistance onboard is offered for any queries you may have.


    • 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

    THE COLOSSEUM - Skip-The-Line Ticket

    In-arguably 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 Michelangelo’s staircase to reach the Campidoglio – the beautiful piazza outside the Capitoline Museums or visit the arena floor and be amazed by the magnitude of the Amphitheatre.

    Note: Your Colosseum ticket can only be used on the first day of your hop-on, hop-off tour.

    VATICAN MUSEUM - Skip-The-Line Ticket or Guided Tour

    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.

    Your skip-the-line Vatican Museum ticket is valid for entry anytime between 9am and 3pm.  

    If you choose the Vatican Museum guided tour, you can save a lot of time (around 45 mins) as you skip the long queues to the Sistine Chapel and your guide takes you directly to the chapel from the Vatican Museums.

    Click here for More Details on Visiting Times for Colosseum & The Vatican Museum

    Note: Your ticket includes reserved entrance for the Vatican Museum & the Colosseum. There will be special priority line for you to enter the attraction however, you may still have to queue. But hey, no worries, the queue certainly won’t be as long as the general entrance!

    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 Bus: Valid for 24 or 48 hours - depending on your choice
    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Vatican Museu

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: Buses depart from 9am to 7pm, every 10-15 minutes. 

    Colosseum:  Your Colosseum ticket is valid for entry after 2pm.
    Redeem your voucher  by 1pm at the visitor centre and choose the entrance time.

    Vatican Museum:  Standard hours are 9am to 3pm.
    Times are subject to change, please refer to the official website prior to your visit.

    Vatican Guided Tour: 
    English Tour: 11am // 12:30pm // 2pm 
    Spanish, Italian, French: 11am 
    On Wednesdays, French and Spanish will start at 10:30am

    Meeting Point

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour: You can hop on to the bus from any of the stops!

    Colosseum: Make your way to Colosseo Square - 00184 Rome (or Hop off at Stop#3)

    Vatican Museum: Make your way to or Hop off at Stop#6
    Choose the language and departure time at the time of redemption. You must arrive 45 minutes prior the departure time for briefing.

    Redeem your voucher HERE:
    City Sightseeing Italy Visitor Centre

    Via IV Novembre, 147 (near the Colosseum)

    Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24 or 48 hours - City Sightseeing Hop-Off, Hop-Off Bus
    • Skip the line entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (after 2pm) - if option chosen
    • Skip the line entrance to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - if option chosen
    • Guided Tour of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel - if option chosen
    • Audio commentary in 8 languages on the bus (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Portuguese)
    • Free WiFi onboard


    • Entrance to attractions, 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!)

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Should your chosen attraction be closed on the day of visit, you may choose an alternative date at the visitor centre and continue with your bus tour.

    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.

    Attraction Update:

    Colosseum: Entrance is free on the first Sunday of every month.
    Your ticket is valid for use only on the day you start your Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, with an entry after 2pm only.  
    Tip: Reach the visitor centre before 1pm to avoid rush and reserve your time slot!

    Vatican: Museum is closed every Sunday and special events; check the official website prior visit.

    Dress Code: Please dress according to the requirements for the Vatican and the Colosseum. Everyone (all genders) must have their knees and shoulders covered - shorts and sleeveless tops are strictly prohibited.

    Large bags, backpacks and suitcases are not allowed in the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Additionally, there is no cloakroom so we recommend you pack as lightly as possible.

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

    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.

  • Customer Reviews
    • 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
    • A weekend in rome

      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

      Ray Mickley, United Kingdom, 11/Sep/2018
    • 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

      Jason D'Errico, United States, 05/Sep/2018
    • Correu como previsto! A repetir

      Carla Ribeiro de S?, Portugal, 04/Sep/2018