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Hop On Hop Off Rome Sightseeing Bus Tour

Get Audio Guide Sightseeing Bus Tour at the major highlights of Rome

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Daily, 48 hrs, 72 hrs
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With a 24-hour, 48-hour, or even 72-hour pass to the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour, you can explore Rome at your own speed. You can see all of the Eternal City’s major landmarks and hop off as frequently as you wish to explore further.

Tour Itinerary

Tour Availability:

Daily

Tour Duration:

Daily ticket, 24 Hours, 48 Hours, 72 Hours

Note: The journey typically lasts 09.00-18.30 (Jan-Dec). Because this is an outdoor activity, the timetables may be subject to change. To be safe, double-check the bus frequency and operating hours on the day of your excursion.

Meeting Place:

The trip departs from a number of sites across Rome, and you can board the bus at any of the stops.

Main Tour Activity

This hop-on, hop-off open bus tour is a combination of more than eight stops at this ancient city center. Here you will get an unlimited tour option which lasts for 24 Hours, 48 Hours, or even 72 hours. You can attend as many or as few of these incredible attractions as you like. A professional audio tour guide will lead you through Rome’s most influential landmarks in 7 different languages (English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Japanese). The bus stops are centered around eight different locations, including the Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum. Tours run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you can begin or end your trip at any point around the circle, or ride the entire loop for a complete tour.

Stop 1: Terminal Open Bus

Route: Piazza della Repubblica – St. Mary of the Angels – Rome’s Opera House – Via Nazionale – Baths of Diocletian – National Roman Museum – Palazzo delle Esposizioni

What to see: While taking this route allow you to visit the distinctive and intriguing historical landmarks of Rome. St. Mary of the Angels houses the intriguing story of the 20th century, which is situated within the ancient Baths of Diocletian. This bath is the largest thermal bath in Rome from between 298 and 306 AD. Not to forget Rome National Museum. Here you can find some of the oldest and most outstanding works in the form of sculptures, artistic paintings and objects. It consists of four different museums, Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Baths of Diocletian. So visiting here you are going to see all four of them.

Stop 2: S. Maria Maggiore

Route: Santa Maria Maggiore – Piazza Vittorio – St. John Lateran – Saint Peter in Chains – Via Cavour – Opium Hill

What to see: Visiting here you can experience the ancient neighbourhood as it is the key location of Rome’s famous seven hills. The Oppio Hill is the place where most common people in ancient Rome had their homes while the elite, notably the Domus Aurea, resided above.This hill along with Caspio are two high places in the Esquiline, where S. Maria Maggiore Basil stands. The location was buried after Emperor Nero died and Tito and Trajan baths were erected thereupon. See the liberty architecture, the vast squares, large piazzas, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.

Stop 3: Colosseum

Route: Colosseum – Imperial Forum – Palatine – Arch of Constantine – Arch of Titus

What to see: The Colosseum is a marvel of human ingenuity as well as a symbol of the Roman Empire’s majesty. You will deep dive into the history and architecture of this iconic Rome monument while strolling on the uneven cobblestone. With over 4.5 million visitors each year, the Forum, which was once the hub of public and political life in Historic Rome, is now the most frequented ancient monument in the Eternal City. You will be taken back to the period of triumphal processions, gladiatorial contests, trials, and public speeches when you visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Almost all public and holy structures of the Republican Rome in the Forum area including ancient Roman temples like the Saturn and basilicas.

Stop 4: Circus Maximus

Route: Circus Maximus – The Mouth of Truth – Temple of Vesta – Santa Maria in Trastevere – Trastevere – Municipal Rose Garden – Synagogue

What to see: The Circus Maximus, situated between the Aventino and Palatine Hills, an extensive area has the capacity to hold 300,000 spectators. While taking this stop explore the first official place of Christian worship, Basilica of Santa Maria, undoubtedly the first to be devoted to the Virgin Mary.

Stop 5: Piazza Venezia

Route: Piazza Venezia – Altar of the Fatherland – Campidoglio – Theatre of Marcellus – Trajan’s Column – Mercati di Traiano – Largo Argentina – Campo de’ Fiori – Pantheon

What to see: A central hub of Rome, Palazzo Venezia served as the embassy of the Republic of Venice in Rome. Theatre of Marcellus is an ancient open-air theatre in Rome, Italy, constructed in the Roman Republic’s last years. The Pantheon, which was built in AD 125, is one of Rome’s most important structures, with a history that dates back to the city’s beginnings. While exploring these places at your own pace and with your audio guide bringing the building’s fascinating history to life.

Stop 6: St. Peter’s

Route: St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican Museum (Sistine Chapel) – Castel Sant’Angelo – Piazza Navona – Corso Vittorio Emanuele

What to see: While walking to St. Peter Square, take in the sights of the Vatican City as you pass past Castel Sant’Angelo. The magnificent structures represent this place’s immense rich history and importance.

Stop 7: Villa Borghese

Route: Villa Borghese – Via Veneto – Borghese Gallery – Bioparco – Piazza di Spagna – Trinità dei Monti

What to see: With its immense lush gardens, Palazzo Barberini represents the emergence of a papal dynasty. The major focus is on the building of a splendid residence close to the Quirinal hill. Explore the little jewel of the eternal city, Trinità dei Monti. The entire area around the Trinità dei Monti had long been under French influence, from the 16th century.

Stop 8: Piazza Barberini

Route: Piazza Barberini – Trevi Fountain – Via Sistina – Via Veneto – Borghese Gallery – Villa Borghese – Barberini Palace – Quirinale Palace

What to see: While touring the Barberini Square and Spanish Steps, take in Rome’s timeless beauty, intriguing history, and vibrant culture. Begin in Bernini Square, where you can see the magnificent Spanish Steps and the Barcaccia fountain. Visiting the Palazzo Barberini overlooking the National Gallery of Ancient Art, famous for its countless artworks.

Tour Overview

Rome has a lot to offer! There are Roman ruins, baroque squares, and Renaissance gardens, all of which give the city a captivating edge. Rome’s timeless beauty and intriguing history, along with its vibrant culture, can be seen on this hop-on hop-off bus trip. Upon boarding the Rome sightseeing bus, show your ticket and choose from eight different stops across the city.



Based on your feasibility you can explore the city as per your desire. The sights aren’t meant to be seen in a hurry! This remarkable collection of attractions is as any order. This tour features a professional tour guide who will lead you to the road of history and the context of the infinite monuments of eternal Rome. Within this hop hop-on/hop-off Rome package, travel in a way that best suits you, letting you take charge of your trip.

You will be provided an audio headset. Upon which you lead the tour in any selected language of your choice, allowing you to explore the “Eternal City” at your own pace.

Tour Highlights

  • With this Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour, you’ll see the rich culture and historic wonders of the city.

  • Rome’s most iconic sights can be seen on a hop-on, hop-off trip.

  • The complete tour itinerary has been meticulously arranged as per your comfort.

  • Open double-decker buses provide a panoramic view of Rome.

  • Sit back and take in all of Rome’s most famous attractions at once.

  • Itineraries include major points of interest in Rome.

  • Prepare your camera to capture your wonderful experience on this tour.

  • Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain.

  • Discover interesting facts, tales, and mysteries about old Rome history.

  • Explore the vibrant culture of the city with the tour guide amusing commentary.

What is included

  • Exclusive sightseeing by hop-on-hop-off bus

  • Unlimited trips and personalized stops

  • Free Wi-Fi support on the bus

  • Audio commentary is available in several languages (English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Japanese)

What is not included

  • Entrance fees to attractions and landmarks

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks

  • Personal shopping

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Harper Allen

10/02/2020

Great bus tour services!! Amazing!!

I think all the tours of Rome tour tickets are amazing. But this hop on hop off tour was really a good way to get an overview of the city and hear about its history. Good straightforward service from this agency to see the best bits of the city. Highly recommended and the most important part was we were so happy at the end of the day. It was badly needed in our Rome tour. Thanks.

kendra34

09/28/2020

Memorable day outing in Rome

I went to Rome as a family of five. When I go to a new city I always prefer to take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. This time I also chose an exclusive hop-on, hop-off bus audio-guided tour. It was a grand way to observe the major points of a place without getting too footsore. The bus drove around all the major stops in Rome. Buses are every 20 minutes and the bus wasn't too busy. Some buses are open top and we enjoy looking around cities on these tour buses. Headphones are free of cost, plugged in the seat, and select language for recorded commentary. The sites and route are good and you can get on and off any of the stops. Recommending this company to book your tour from.

brayankell

09/22/2020

This company served us well. Really enjoyed a lot!

This was a great and very convenient way of learning about the major tourist spots in Rome. My wife and I really enjoyed the way to get around Rome and see the sights. All the stops are in great areas so we jumped on and off in those amazing locations. We took our time to take pictures of all those mesmerizing sights. I highly recommend it. Do it guys if you ever visit Rome!!

brecken11

09/15/2020

Praise-worthy service indeed!

We took the hop on hop off bus which was very useful. It gave us the chance to travel to the most prominent sites on the route. Both very educational and had good English language translations on the free headsets. All the stops were well placed. We got excited when we toured to the Colosseum where cruel gladiatorial fights. We enjoyed this tour as the way we got to know the city layout and see beautiful sights was absolutely mind-blowing.

Stefan

09/10/2020

Recommended and must-do thing!!

It was a pleasant surprise to discover Rome in this way. The walking tour part was also amazing. The audio guide commentary was very effective & informational. We were so relaxed and passed a comfortable time on the bus. The excellent way to get around Rome city easily. Highly recommended!!!

Willie Myers

09/09/2020

Unforgettable indeed!

Without participating in this tour it’s quite impossible to believe how much fun this hop on hop off tour can bring to your life! I booked a 1-day service that included more than 8 stops, I assume. All the stoppages are near popular attractions which gave us the privilege to see everything from a close view. I urge you to book this tour and indulge in enormous fun in the city of Rome. I won't forget this experience!

Wilder

09/06/2020

You just can't miss doing it in Rome!

Taking the hop-on and hop-off bus tour was a really great idea. The bus hopped on more than eight stops. We enjoyed this tour to the fullest. The audio guide was available with 9 languages, so we chose our preferable language and engaged with excellent commentary. My wife was so excited. She used the free onboard Wi-Fi and shared pictures on her Facebook where we were going. We took a full day ancient wonders with this sightseeing in Rome. Even if you do other tours in Rome but this one is a must because it’s totally unique and full of excitement.

Maisie

09/01/2020

Unlimited fun on a double-decker bus!

I was with my boyfriend and it was my first-ever tour outside of my country. We visited many places in Rome but this tour was the most exciting one. Once you book this tour you’ll get instant confirmation and you can hop-on from any nearest stoppage. The day was sunny and we covered almost all the stops and we’ve seen a lot from the top of the bus. Unlimited selfies, good pictures of landmarks, Vatican city, the colosseum, St. Peter's Square, and many more places made our day wonderful. I was really surprised. By the way, the map will also help you to understand where you are now and what you are going to witness in the next moment. Recommended tour to book.

elisecarder

08/21/2020

Great way to explore Rome!

The hop-on, hop-off tour was an exceptional way to see the city in a short-term space of time. The bus picked us up near the Vatican and took us around other stops such as Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum. Tour included good commentary via earphones and also helpful bus drivers. We stayed on the full day trip. We were following the Map given out. The bus route covered much of what we wanted to see. This bus took us to places we didn't see ever and that definitely matched with our exception. A great way to spend a few hours seeing all these sights in one tour. Rome tour tickets is the right company for this service.

Anders Walsh

08/16/2020

It was my first bus tour and I enjoyed it!

Hop-on, Hop-off tour was easy to get off and travel and then get back on to the next location of interest. The quality of the buses was really good. The bus took us to important landmarks and sights and provided us a way to see everything we desired and more.
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Rome is a must-visit location for every tour lover. There are many interesting sights to explore and intriguing truth to unveil. Every corner here hides a story. And with the skip-the-line tickets and audio-guided tour, you will get an excellent mixture of Rome tours that will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Rome, the "Eternal City," is filled with ancient history, from the Colosseum to the harbor of Ostia Antica to the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel. Why? Because it has a rich cultural heritage - including art, music, architecture, and natural beauty. Over 900 churches and 280 fountains are found in the modern city of Rome. And that is hard to miss.

Yes. Although Rome Municipality Authority may impose new laws and guidelines, or restrict access to all hop-on hop-off tours in Rome without any notice. It could affect the number of stops and/or the length of your tour. You will get precious confirmation and the exact schedule on the day of your tour.

Your confirmation voucher will include all the contact details of the local authority operator. Kindly communicate to get to know all the logistic information about this tour. Call them at least 24 hours before the tour to reconfirm the booked activity.

The ticket price is free for children ages under 6 years. A discount is applicable for young tourists ages between 6 and 18 years. The students must bring a valid student ID to avail of the discount.


For EU citizens there are some special discounted prices available. Mainly they can avail two types of tickets. Reduced ticket price applicable for EU citizens who are ages between 18 to 25. And EU complimentary tickets applicable for EU citizens ages between 6 to 18. Please note that charges can vary depending on the place. Kindly check the booking requirements before confirming an order.

Yes, hotel pick-up option is available but it is optional and comes with extra fees. Please select the Hotel transportation option at the time of tour booking. We will arrange it for you.

This tour is non-refundable and cannot be canceled. However, you can make changes to the tour time and date if you informed us 24 hours before the travel date. The adjustment will be made based on availability. Only one change is applicable for the tour time and date.

At Rome Tour Tickets, we are acutely aware of the current circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are solely responsible for keeping you up to date with the most correct information.


Corona vaccine certificates need to be brought with each tourist on the tour. Travelers need to get tested negative for coronavirus no more than three days (72 hours) before the tour. And they must need to bring the test report alongside the Vaccine certificate. You are not permitted to visit any attractions in Italy without this. Visit Covid-19 Travel Notice for the most up-to-date travel information during this epidemic.

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