City Sightseeing Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Roma, Italy

From $36.38

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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 Travelers 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Due to a demonstration, on Saturday 1st April, from 2 to 7 pm, our service will be subject to route deviations and the following stops may not be guaranteed: Stop n. 2 - Santa Maria Maggiore.
  • Due to the 'Run for Autism', on Sunday 2nd April, from 9.30 am to 11.30 am and from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm, our service will be subject to route deviations and the following stops may be closed: Stop 3 - Colosseum, Stop 4 - Circus Maximus and Stop 5 - Piazza Venezia.

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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Traveler 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.
4,984 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Hop on-Hop off
Dmitriy_M, Mar 2023
I've been to Rome 6 times, and every time I take Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours and every time I discover something new. Unfortunately this time, the tour seemed to have less stops, route was not as I remember from previous times. It was still informative but not as much as I expected. Also for some reason an attendant at bus stop told us to board onto a different company's bus. It was not City Sightseeing Tours. It was still open air double decker bus, so maybe each tour company operates on different routes.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello, thank you for continuing to choose our service. The route is always the same, the stops have not decreased, the Hop on hop off city Sightseeing Italy service is integrated with two other companies operating in Rome in order to significantly reduce waiting times. Our strength is the collaboration to guarantee our customers the best possible tour. Thanks for sharing your experience.
The wheels on the bus go round and round in Roma!
Christy_H, Mar 2023
I was most appreciative that this ticket was good for a few days beyond the date on the ticket. It allowed me to pick the following day to use it. This city tour was decent. The stops were decent in proximity to where you wanted to go.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello, thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy that our service met your expectations.
So much more
Kim_V, Mar 2023
great tour! soo much more than just the Colosseum, our tour guide was well versed in historical information. i learned a great deal.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello, thank you for choosing City Sightseeing Italy as your hop on hop off service in Rome, we are happy that our service has met your expectations
Worst part of the trip
Robert_C, Feb 2023
Just plain horrible. Imagine walking up and down the hills in Rome all day covering miles and miles thinking that by the time we end up on the far side of the city we’ll have a ride back to the hotel…….well we didn’t have a ride. Everything was paid in full well in advance for our trip. We get on the bus and the attendant scans the QR code and nothing, no explanation or anything. There’s nothing we could do. Luckily it wasn’t 100 degrees outside but it was 51 and raining. This was by far the worst part of our trip. Go with a different tour bus company if you can… The coliseum was ok but ready the ticket first. Don’t do like we did and go there first. You have to go on the far side of the Roman ruins to get your actual ticket then walk all the way back to get access.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello, we are sorry for your experience but we do not understand what was the problem you encountered. From what you write, there seems to have been a problem with your purchase and our staff could not accept your voucher. In these cases our staff always provides an explanation about it, could you be more precise so that we can improve our service?
Rebecca_C, Feb 2023
Not the best experience overall. The personnel weren’t super friendly or helpful and it was a little confusing.
Book the 72 hour
Annette_H, Feb 2023
We decided to book the 72 hour ticket. Which gave you the chance to use brown bus and yellow bus. It’s great to get around. With it being low season though the first bus did not turn up until 9:25 both days so don’t book early museum as we just made it to our 10:30 at castle.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi, thank you for choosing the integrated Hop on Hop off service of City sightseeing Rome. We are happy that you were satisfied with the tour!
Great to see the city in your own time
Mcgoughaj, Feb 2023
The best way to get around the city at your own pace. The information provided through the headsets were invaluable and the staff that we encountered at each stop we used were extremely helpful.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hello, thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are happy that our service met your expectations.
Worth it and enjoyable first day in Rome
Barak_M, Feb 2023
Enjoyable Entry into Rome, I recommend you do this at the start of your trip, hassle free in booking through Viator and no issues on the day. I recommend hop-off at stops you won't have a separate tour on, also try and listen to the audio guide on the bus as well as through the app. This makes it very interesting. Also recommend that if you hop-off at Spanish steps, just walk down to Trevi fountain (about 5-10min walk) and then hop-on at the Trevi fountain stop.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy that our service met your expectations!
Took us round to all the...
Hannah_E, Jan 2023
Took us round to all the sites and was great being able to hop on and off when we wanted. Recommended doing both day and night to see everything lit up too
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience with us.
Great value
theonetoolman, Jan 2023
Really knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Lengthy tour , not rushed, and we’ll worth the fee. We learned about a lot lore than just the colleseum
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy that thanks to our services you were able to discover the beauties of Rome
Confused arrangement & money cheated
YukChing_Y, Jan 2023
The instruction was unclear & confusion. I bought bus tour (48 hrs) & Colosseum and Roman Forum Guided Tour on line. We redeemed vouchers at the termini stop at where staff told us to meet up at stop 5 at where another staff asked us to report to their head office. Then they told us no guide provided and walk 10 mins back to the Corosseum entrance. Waste time on travelling to redeem vouchers & tickets and missed Roma Forum. We bought the skip the line entrance ticket but used normal line. Bad!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi, we're sorry to read your negative review. All the information on the procedure for redeeming the ticket once you have received the online voucher are clearly described on our official website in the "important information" section within the description of the product you have purchased. The exact address of the meeting point is also indicated, which coincides with stop no. 5. We always invite our customers to read all the information we provide at the time of purchase to optimize their time in the city and avoid unnecessary waits.
Easy Uber
Marlene_E, Dec 2022
It was in a circle around all of Rome so could use it easily to go place to place. You never could get lost Able to use two different bus companies so bus was always there for you.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience with us!
Not enough busses.
Robert_T, Dec 2022
Not enough busses so we walked the whole time so as not to waste our time just standing around. Maybe it's because it's December, but even this time of the year the volume of tourists is massive.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi, we are sorry to read your review. Your comment will help us improve our service.
epmata, Dec 2022
Getting drenched sitting on the top deck. Not walking to every place. The audio tour was pretty good as well.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience with us!
When in Rome, there is more than one bus company
Phyllis_S, Dec 2022
Map for pickup point was too generic. There are 3 tour companies. Two start near the bus & train station which is where we waited. Finally a man from one of the companies walked us around the block and to another street where CitySightseeing bus was. We never would have found it on our own. Next time we will buy tickets when we get there. Buses are good way to see city.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience with us. The City Sightseeing Rome Hop-on Hop-off tour (as in all the Italian cities in which we are active) can be started from any stop on our route, it was not necessary to go to stop n.1. Thanks for the good review, we are happy that our service met your expectations.
Good ride
Cesar_V, Dec 2022
Was a good ride, to see around the city. With little time to visit the city, is a perfect option to see and move around the city
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are happy that our service met your expectations
Not sure I’d do this again
Wendy_S, Nov 2022
I feel that we weren’t always provided with correct information. The prerecorded narrative didn’t always match the locale. The delay between buses is overly long. Bus needs to come more frequently. However the driver was competent and the host very pleasant.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience with us. Your comment will be useful to improve our service
Awful organisation
Karen_B, Nov 2022
3 buses were full and passed us. Passengers unable to get off at stops as so busy. Also didn't start til 10.30am. do not waste your money. We wished we'd just taken A taxi as we wasted valuable time waiting for buses
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello, we are sorry to read your review. We always invite our customers to consult the real-time position of our buses on our free official app in order to avoid long waits at bus stops.
The waiting times were...
Linda_P, Nov 2022
The waiting times were often much longer than the advertised 15 minutes (40 mins at one particular stop) buses from other operators came and went so could not have due to traffic etc. There was no explanation of how to use the audio system and I couldn’t get it to work at all until we were at the third stop. All in all not a great experience I’m afraid.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello, we are sorry to read your review. With our integrated ticket, which can be purchased directly on the official City Sightseeing Italy website, waiting times are greatly reduced. Your comment will certainly be useful to improve our service.
Yolanda_a, Nov 2022
Excellent way to move around Rome. We used at Paris and the service was great too. Time and stops perfects.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi, we are happy to read your review. Thank you for sharing your experience with us