Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
from AUD $42.21
Let the sights of Rome unfold before you on an open-top, double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus. Climb aboard to admire top Rome attractions including the Vatican City, Colosseum and Trevi Fountain on this comprehensive tour. Enjoy 360-degree views from the open deck and hop on and off as you wish at any of the eight stops. Choose 1 Day, 24, 48 or 72 hours of sightseeing, and if you opt for a 48-hour ticket, upgrade to include entrance to Rome’s showpieces such as Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Colosseum.

Download now Sightseeing Experience APP: an easy and practical way to orient yourself, move, visit and discover the city.

Inside the APP you find a free walking tour of the center available in 5 languages and an interactive map that shows you the position of the buses in real time, the waiting time at each stop and your position so you can easily reach the nearest stop.
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In Brief

Roma, Italy
1 hour 40 minutes
Important InfoInfo

City Sightseeing Rome

Route Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stops on the City Sightseeing Rome :
  • 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
Attractions on the City Sightseeing Rome :

Trevi Fountain / Circus Maximus / Piazza Venezia / Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore / Colosseum / Piazza Barberini / Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II / City Sightseeing Rome / Vatican City

Operates: From 9 am till 6 pm every 15 minutes


  • Hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour
  • Onboard audio guide in eight different languages
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard bus
  • Mobile free App “Sightseeing Experience
  • All inclusive option includes Skip the Line tickets for Vatican and Colosseum ( if selected )
  • Skip the Line entrance at Colosseum ( if selected )
  • Skip the Line entrance at Vatican ( if selected )
  • Skip the Line entrance at St. Peter's Basilica with official audio-guide ( if option selected)


  • Entrance fees to sights (unless specified)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

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

Returns To

You may disembark at any of the available stops.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Admission to the Colosseum is valid only on the date shown on the voucher. The Skip the line ticket can only be used on the first day, not the 2nd day.Voucher must be redeemed at the City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Center located in Via IV Novembre 147 ( entrance time from 9.30 am to 1 pm ).
  • St. Peter's Basilica opening: every day from 9:30 am to 3 pm ( except Wednesday ) - Wednesday from 1 pm to 3 pm. Before getting to Basilica, please go City Sightseeing® Roma – Vatican Museums VisitorCenter - Via Veniero 74, in front of Vatican Museums Timetable: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • St. Peter's Basilica audio-guide in: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, French, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Avoid wearing too short trousers and low-cut tops, cover legs and shoulders.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Booking Information

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We purchased the three day pass and made full use of it moving all around the city. The narration was helpful ( and available in 8 languages). The buses ran about every 20-30 minutes and we never had to wait long. This was an economical way to travel.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2020
After this you will know locations and you will have a better understanding of the city.During 24 hours you will stop take pictures, take your time and then you walk to the bus stop and ride again to the next locations. It is great!
• Submitted 27 Dec 2019
Money well spent. The bus does the tour of the various attractions in Rome and we got our ticket to cover 48 hours so hopped on and off for 2 whole days. Brilliant. The buses are frequent so not long to wait until one comes along. The audio guide on board is also very good and talks you through various landmarks and points of interest. This is the second time we have purchased hop on hop off bus, first in Amsterdam and second in Rome. Definitely a good way to see the cities.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2019
Unfortunately, we were pressed for time, so did not “hop off.” But, the tour was amazing. I could spend a week in Roma and not have nearly enough time to see all I want to see. This is a great and inexpensive way to get a “Taste of Roma” and plan your future adventures there.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY. You can buy the tickets cheaper n the bus and they are 1/2 price after 1:00. This is a rip off.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2019
We used this service and was happy we did. We took the whole tour then went back to places we wanted to visit.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Very convenient way of learning about the major tourist spots in Rome. Friendly drivers and tour bus operators. Run times are frequent so there is no long waiting at the bus stop.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
We have visited Rome on 2 occasions and have used this Hop on Hop off bus on both occasions, it is both great value for money and makes getting around Rome to visit all the main attractions easy. The information from the recorded commentary is very informative and the bus stops are very convenient for the attractions. We would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
We have learned that the red bus tours in most cities are the very first thing to do when starting out. Buy a multi-day ticket- save money and your feet. In Rome they can get you near all the major sites and taking the tour first- 1-1/2 to 2 hours depending on traffic will give you layout of city. Audio information is also good background. PS- these buses DO NOT go on Vatican side of River- but drop off puts you in walking distance.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours are the best way to see the city at a glance and hear about the history of the town you are visiting. My husband and I try to do these tours whenever possible. If you purchase ahead of time just be sure you can get on at any stop. Sometimes you have to go to the office to exchange your voucher.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
It was an excellent way to get around town. The buses run very frequently , we never had to wait long for one. Definitely worth the money!
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
We had an overnight flight from Philly to Rome so we were pretty tired. The hop on, hop off bus was perfect because it allowed us to get our bearings while recuperating from the long flight. Definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 24 Oct 2019
Great way to see the best of Rome. Stops easy to find and buses regularly which was lucky because it was extremely busy (only downside was having to wait for a few buses to come so you could get on but the locations are great so plenty to see while you wait).
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
Excellent able to get on and off to see all we wanted easy to find bus stops...commentary was very good
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
I can't complain about anything. I had really good experience, yes some seats didn't work well the audio guide but I keep switching between English and Spanish and that works for me. I get to see the most iconic places in a short time. I wish I had more time to check around more. I loved it in Rome.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Every where i travel i start with this tour. I know where everything is and I have a great sense if direction. Takes me to where I want to go. I look forward to my next trip.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
I've always found this a great way to get the feel for a city I visit... allows you to see aspects of attractions you can't always see any other way..
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
You should definitely book a bus trip! However, one day is enough because the „heart of Rime“ you can practically walk everything...
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
see everything in 2 hours. relaxing and very good tour. the highlights and stops were well made. its like rome in a nutshell.
• Submitted 19 Sep 2019
Absolutely not worth the money. Short route, bad audio - not synced with what you were seeing, no fans on board and terrible heat. Some top decks had no roof. If you loved hop on/off in London, NYC or Paris. prepare for a let down on this option.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
Great tour and good value, what more can I set had combined attractions and the bus was clean and clear tour guide
• Submitted 27 Aug 2019
The bus was easy to find and never waited for the bus. Locations were great - easy to get to the main attractions and back to the bus. Would recommend to travelers as it is great and the narration was informative too.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
My wife and I were impressed with the Viator staff professionalism in handling our Rome vacation experience. I recommend them for being able to handle unforseen occurrences that can adversely affect your vacation plans.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
We needed transportation besides taxi. The hop on, hop off bus picked us up near the Vatican and took us to the Spanish steps. We also when by their office near the Vatican and picked up our coliseum tickets. After a separate tour of the Baths we hopped on the bus to save us a long walk and rode it to the tomb of the unknown soldier, from there it was a short walk to the coliseum. At the end of a long day, we rode it back to our hotel. Worked out great.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019