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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Roma, Italy

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icon1 hour 40 minutes  (Approx.)
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Take a Rome hop-on hop-off tour by open-top bus, and spend time city sightseeing as you travel past attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican City. Relax aboard the double-decker Rome tour bus, listen to the audio commentary and hop on and off at any of the stops. Select a sightseeing ticket that’s valid for 24 or 48 hours, or pick an upgrade option to include entry to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and more.
  • Create a personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Rome at leisure
  • Hop on and off as many times as you wish at any of the eight stops
  • Listen to interesting onboard audio commentary as you travel
  • Upgrade a 48-hour ticket to include entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, or entrance to all four

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Upgrade the 48-hour pass to include skip-the-line entry to 4 major attractions.
Rome has a bounty of things to see and the mix of its architecture is testament to its past; Roman ruins, baroque squares and Renaissance gardens combine to give the city its enticing edge. See it all on a Rome hop-on hop-off bus tour, and learn about the Italian capital as you go.

Show your ticket as you board your Rome tour bus, and then hop on and off at any of the eight stops around town. See the Colosseum where gory gladiatorial battles once took place, and have your camera ready for Piazza Venezia, home to the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain for luck, or stretch your legs on a walk through Vatican City.

The full loops lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours, and audio commentary is provided for each sight you pass. Make use on the free onboard Wi-Fi to share pictures, tweet or blog about your travels as you go.

48-Hour Pass with Skip-the-Line Tickets to Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum and Colosseum:

Upgrade to include fast-track admission to three of Rome’s top attractions. The Colosseum ticket includes access to the ancient arena’s first and second tiers. The Roman Forum, with its timeworn temples and ruins, and Palatine Hill are both within walking distance of the Colosseum.

48-Hour Pass with Entry to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums:

Book this option to include entry to these world-famous Vatican City sights. Explore the vast museum complex, with its unrivaled hoard of artwork, at your leisure. Then step inside the sacred Sistine Chapel to see the frescoes of Michelangelo.

48-Hour Pass with Entry to the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and Colosseum:

Maximize your time sightseeing Rome and upgrade to include entry to all these top Rome attractions.
  100 Minutes
Operating Schedule:
  From 9 am till 6 pm every 15 minutes
Via Marsala, 7
Terminal A
Via dell'Esquilino, 8
Stop n.2 Santa Maria Maggiore
Via di San Gregorio
Stop n.3 Colosseo
Piazzale Ugo la Malfa
Stop n. 4 Circo Massimo
Via del Teatro di Marcello, 12
Stop n.5 Piazza Venezia
Lungotevere Tor di Nona, 7
Stop n. 6 Vaticano
Via Ludovisi
Stop n.7 Piazza di Spagna
Via Barberini, 2
Stop n. 8 Piazza Barberini
Points of interest passed by on this route
Trevi Fountain
Circus Maximus
Piazza Venezia
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza Barberini
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
City Sightseeing Rome
Vatican City

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Reviews by Viator travelers
Hop on hop off Rome
, Feb 2020
On schedule and commentary was easy to follow with no problems with the earphones. Bus was comfortable and the top deck gave a good vista.
, Feb 2020
Perfect experience, very comfortable trip. Very easy to find buses, because of the informational signs. Trip goes very fast, so I managed to see all the route in 1 hour. Definitely recommend this buses for travellers!
Aweful experience with VIATOR
, Feb 2020
This review is specifically about Viator in general. I booked a reserve now pay later tour and by the time I got charged for it the dates were incorrect. By the time I realized that the dates somehow got messed up the date of the tour had already passes. No services were rendered nor were the "skip-the-line" tickets ever picked up or used. When I called Viator to so what could be done about this mishap I was told nothing can be done about this since the date has already passed but, "I can book another tour for you at full price"... Are you kidding me Viator, you screwed me on my first tour I ever booked with you and you think Im going to spend more of my money with you... This doesn't even begin to cover all the tricky fine print details that come alone with most of their tours. Things like buying skip-the-line tickets that can only be used on certain days even if booked for multiples days....
Great travel option in Rome
, Feb 2020
This was a great way to get around Rome and see the sights since I can’t drive in another country. Way too scary for me to try. Plus it is very reasonable.
, Feb 2020
Overall a little disorganised. You have to go to several offices in several different places to pick up various tickets despite booking online. Not very efficient.
a little info
, Feb 2020
Also to add, follow the instructions on the paperwork given to you/printed, the details about where to pick up your tickets for the tours/events is a little confusing and after we picked up our receipts, you have to go to another place to pick up the tickets, before even getting to the location. And make sure your tickets are in the correct currency, I mistakenly somehow got onto Pounds instead of USD and when the charge came through it threw me off.
Bus was fine, no real issues, just a little confusion at first.
, Feb 2020
Once we figured out exactly where we were supposed to go and which bus we were supposed to take, it was fine, but just watch the time. At the end of the day (5-6 I think) the day bus changes and one more bus rotates around all the stops. You can wait a long time for the last bus to come pick you up and then it only brings you back to the remaining stops or to the main home base location.
Rome tour bus
, Feb 2020
We were on the buses for over an hour with the same music playing over and over in between info spots. There surely must be something else to be said about Rome that could fill the gaps. What was said appeared very basic and didn't exactly over inform. I thought quite childish really.
Worth every penny
, Jan 2020
Excellent tour. Well worth the money and staff were 1st class . Myself and my wife really enjoyed all the stops and they were all situated in great areas
Please Try Harder
, Jan 2020
Meh, between the real good ones (Berlin and Edinburgh) and the OK ones (Liverpool) the poor ones (Brussels) and the actively hostile ones (New York City, “leave a tip! DeBlasio is ruining the city! Get back in line even if you don’t want your picture taken for $52”) Rome would probably fall into the poor category. From the confusing purchase options on line to being yelled at by the vendor as to where to go to catch the bus, being told by the grumpy ticket lady that I could not go to the Coliseum that day to being left totally on my own at the Vatican, what did I pay an exorbitant amount of money for? Does it get you around? Yeah. Do you see most of the main sites? Yeah. Try the Big Bus instead. Hop on Hop off is like the fat champion not caring if it throws a knockout punch. It already has your money.

Product code: 6980ROME

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