Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
from £22.03
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 and Sistine Chapel.

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

Lazio, Italy
2 days
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Recorded commentary by audio headphones
Multiple departure times and locations available
Important InfoInfo
Rome serves up more sights than many capital cities put together. Thanks to its illustrious past, Italy’s capital bursts with art and architectural masterpieces, from well-preserved Roman relics to Baroque piazzas. One of the best ways to explore is on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus that saves the hassle of making your own way around the sights.

With your ticket, simply step aboard and let the sights effortlessly unfold, hopping on and off as you wish at any of the eight stops. Marvel at the Colosseum, the scene of bloody Roman-era gladiator battles, and check out the Piazza Venezia, home to the grandiose Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Or, hop off near the Trevi Fountain to toss a coin into its waters, or at the Vatican City stop to see St Peter’s Basilica.

Hop on and off at the stops anytime you wish, or stay aboard for an entire loop (roughly 1.5-2 hours), seeing the sights as you listen to the informative onboard audio commentary. Plus, with free WiFi on board, you're free to blog, tweet and upload and share photos along the way.

48-hour Ticket Including Entrance to the Vatican Museums and Sistine ChapelWonder at the glories of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel when you upgrade your 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket to include entrance to these two Rome highlights. Visit the Vatican Museums to see its priceless artworks, tapestries and maps, and step inside the hallowed Sistine Chapel to behold its painted ceiling, Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

48-hour Ticket Including Entrance to the Colosseum, Romand Forum and Palatine Hill Visit the Colosseum, the most important and famous of all roman monuments, where thousands of men and wild animals were put to death before a blood-thirsty audience. Explore the Ancient city, the Roman Forum, see the very sight where the body of Julius Caesar was cremated, the Arch of Titus, the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, the Senate House, the ancient market, the brothels and walk on the Via Sacra, where legions used to march during triumphal parades. Visit the Palatine hill, the core of the Seven Hills, one of the most ancient parts of the city.

48-hour Ticket Including Entrance to the Colosseum, Romand Forum and Palatine Hill + Vatican Museums This combo ticket includes skip the lines access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums.Visit all the highlights of the Vatican Museums, from the Sistine Chapel to lesser-known gems of the collection.

48-hour +ST. PETER’S BASILICA audio-guide Let the magnificence of Saint Peter’s Basilica amaze you. Listen to the official audio-guide as your tour the Basilica at your own pace.See the incredible Bernini's Baldachin and marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, La Pietà.


  • Hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour
  • Official St. Peter's Basilica audio-guide lasting 1hour and 15 minutes ( if option selected)
  • Onboard audio guide in eight different languages
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard bus
  • Mobile free App “Sightseeing Experience


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

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Your tour route starts at Via Marsala, however you may board the bus and exchange your voucher at any of the 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 Mon –Sat
  • 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

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

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

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
Fabulous. Also loved the fact that the top deck was covered to protect from the sun. Stopped at all the main places you needed to see. *****
• Submitted 07 Aug 2019
We bought a 24 hour HO/HO bus tour over the phone on a whim. Splitting the hours from midday the first day until midday the second was a great idea. Firstly Mark (Viator operator on the phone) was very helpful, not pushy at all, understood that we had limited time and then made sure that I stayed on the line until my mobile confirmation came through. We then set out and missed the bus stop which was entirely our fault. We met a Viator tour operator down the street who turned us around and sent us back to the correct stop. Staff were super friendly. Audio was perfect every time we hopped on each bus. Throughout the trips one of the young staff came up each time new tourists boarded and made sure they had the correct language audio guide and volume for their experience. Plenty of buses and surprisingly just the right number of seats despite the busy season. Had a blast! I recommend HO HO Roma to anyone wanting a great overview of Rome with plenty of stops at all of the relevant Italian attractions. Or just ride around the city and rest your legs. Either way just Do It :)
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
Great way to see the city and all the popular sights. We road the bus almost the whole way around the first trip just to get our bearings. Got off at the 7th stop (Spanish Steps) and walked to the Harley Davidson Shop about 12 minutes away. Then Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountian. Back on the bus and repeated the route and got off at the highlights.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Overall worth for money for the whole trip. Easy to assess to the station and the famous attraction.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019

In Brief

Lazio, Italy
2 days
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Recorded commentary by audio headphones
Multiple departure times and locations available