City Sightseeing Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Roma, Italy

From USD 20.72

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 Travellers Choose This Tour

Upgrade the 48-hour pass to include skip-the-line entry to 4 major attractions.

What's Included

  • Onboard audio guide in eight different languages
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard bus
  • Free Waliking Tour included downloading our Mobile App “Sightseeing Experience
  • Skip the Line entrance at Colosseum or at Vatican or at St. Peter's Basilica ( if selected )
  • Guided tour at Colosseum or at Vatican Musems ( if selected )
  • This ticket is valid for City Sightseeing Rome, Big Bus and Vatican & Rome Open Bus
  • Entrance fees to sights (unless specified)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

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.
City Sightseeing Rome

9 Stops

8 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: Every day - From 9.00 am till 7.00 pm (last departure )

Via Marsala, 7

Largo di Villa Peretti

Via dell'Esquilino, 11

Via di San Gregorio

Piazzale Ugo la Malfa

Via del Teatro di Marcello, 12

Lungotevere Tor di Nona, 7

Via Ludovisi, 47

Via Barberini, 2

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

Vatican City

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Admission to the Colosseum is valid only on the date shown on the voucher.
  • Rome Municipality Authority may impose new regulations and restricted access for all hop-on hop-off tours in the city of Rome without warning. It could impact the number of stops available and/or your journey on this tour; the exact itinerary will be advised on the day of travel
  • On Sundays and selected public holidays (Easter) traffic might be restricted in certain areas of Rome. Stops affected frequently include Colosseo or Circo Massimo
  • Wheelchair accessible (lower level only); electric wheelchairs cannot be accommodated for technical reasons. The most accessible boarding point is Via Marsala (Termini Station)
  • Please note that Vatican Museum is close on Sundays and selected public holidays
  • Avoid wearing too short trousers and low-cut tops, cover legs and shoulders.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Colosseum, Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica vouchers can to be exchanged at any open bus stops directly on board of the bus. at least 2 hours before entrance time. You will be given tickets for Open Bus and instructions for the attractions.
  • Make sure you are at the meeting point communicated by our onboard at least 15 minutes before the selected time slot.
  • This ticket is valid for City Sightseeing Rome , Big Bus and Vatican&Rome Open Bus
  • 2) From Saturday 20 May from 8.00 pm to Monday 22 May, will not be guaranteed stop no. 4 – Circus Maximus
  • Due to the event, on Saturday 27 May, from 14.30 to 17.30, stop no. 2 Santa Maria Maggiore and stop no. 3 Yellow Line - San Giovanni in Laterano may not be guaranteed.
  • Most travellers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

Don't use this if you schedule an appointment for a tour.
Go on the first day of your tour and not before because the vouchers will start as soon as you get onto the bus .
The buses are frequent so not long to wait until one comes along.


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I wasn't given earphones...
Beth_M, May 2023
I wasn't given earphones (others got them) and for the second 24 hours, they weren't running. Total waste of money
As usual good taste of highlights of Rome to start your city break
Szami_C, May 2023
reasonably priced, was a bit chaotic to get on the bus at busy Vaticano stop on Sat but then it was a smooth circle passing many of Rome's highlights. Audio guide quite brief but it is oretty much the standard on other hop-on hop-off city nus tours in other cities.
Missed Coliseum tour…
Cathie_m, May 2023
Hop on/off was fine. We had a tour of Coliseum confirmed for 3pm. We were there an hour prior to tour. We were told 3x we were at wrong location to meet tour - running back and forth. Missed the tour in the end. Disappointing….
Absolutely horrible
Juanita_P, May 2023
Absolutely horrible experience in Rome. Hard to find stops. Staff not friendly unless buying ticket from them. Don’t buy
Pros: being able to...
Donna_C, May 2023
Pros: being able to chose between three routes was great. Headphones worked properly and all staff were professional. Busses were clean. Cons: none.
Bummer, they won’t re book you if you can’t find guide
Anne_M, May 2023
We couldn’t find the group. Company called at 6:12 and we still couldn’t find the group. I called the next morning and they would not re book us on another tour. It was crazy crowded at the Vatican. Good luck finding your guide!
Bad Headphones
Daphne_R, May 2023
The headphones weren’t the best and you really only get to take in a bit. I would recommend instead a tour of the actual locations that you view.
Brenda_C, May 2023
Always love doing Hop-On Hop-Off when we first arrive in new location, great way to familiarize yourself with the area and see the sites.
Wish Come True
edmund_c, May 2023
The most memorable was the Trevi Fountain. We tossed the coin and made a wish to return to Rome. We saw everything on the Hop On Hop Off Bus that we wanted to see Best money spent to enjoy so much.
Phone portable charger required 10000 mAh
Engrid_W, May 2023
There is so much rich history in Rome, Italy, that you want to take pictures of every building you see! I was so glad I had my phone charger, so it between historical buildings and walking my phone was charging to be able to take multiple pictures!
Convenient way to see the sights of Rome
Vaishnavi_B, May 2023
Would recommend this activity, especially if you have already had a long travel and want to get an idea of how far away the main attractions are from each other. One tip: once you have heard the descriptions of each sight, explore them all on foot- they are all walkable! The streets have the most beautiful building/people/cathedrals/food, and we would recommend walking into many of the smaller not so 'popular' churches where the interiors are always breathtaking! Another pro tip is to book any tour of the Vatican early AM (they all get sold out fast). Ciao!
Worth the money
Ann_C, May 2023
Helpful tour, took the red and yellow bus the same day with one ticket and slightly different stops.
Great ride good value
Wendy_R, May 2023
Great commentary, saw all of the main sites on the bus except the Vatican. A great way to get around Rome.
Wish we booked elsewhere
Kellie_O, May 2023
Incredibly hard to find bus stops with no one there to ask for help. The headphone jacks didnt work so couldnt get audio. The wifi was broken also. Bus was in poor shape, wish we went with a different company as those buses looked significantly nicer.
Would do the HOHO bus again!
tiffany_s, May 2023
This was one of the best experiences we booked because you could ride around and see Rome and then hop off wherever you would like. You just hop back on a bus when you are finished. It saves your feet from walking everywhere.
See it all and more
Michelle_L, May 2023
Hop Off Hop On Bus Tour was great way to get a lay of the land and easily move through the city. Although finding the bus stops was a bit of a challenge.
Lost the whole amount
Narugopal_P, May 2023
I Couldn’t find the tour operator’s location. I talked with the tour operator - it appears he didn’t hear the name of Viator. The line got disconnected and I lost the whole amount. Also wrote to the Viator re this experience - haven’t got any response yet.
Highly recommend!
Jeannie_R, May 2023
A great way to see Rome for the first time! Fun to listen to the commentary and find out more history of this beautiful city! Our driver and guide were great! A good way to see Rome after a 10 hour plane flight.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience.
John_F, May 2023
Great tour! Nice way to start a Rome experience! You get an overview of the city, making it easy to continue your travels!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience.
This hop on hop off bus...
Kirandip_S, Apr 2023
This hop on hop off bus is so worth your money. It stops at the 3 very important stops. Coliseum, Vatican City and Trevi fountain. They also sell the skip the line tickets for Coliseum and Vatican City in the bus. Very convenient.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience.

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