Our Hop-On Hop-Off Rome – with 2 Routes lets you explore ‘The Eternal City’ at your own pace in a comfortable open-top bus. Your hop-on hop-off bus ticket is valid on two routes, giving you lots of time to see the main attractions. You can jump on and off at will to go shopping or sightseeing or stay on board and listen to an informative audio commentary (provided in eight languages). A tour escort is on board to answer any queries you may have.
The two routes, Line A and Line B, are interconnected and you can easily switch between them. Line A is the longer route and takes 100 minutes to complete a full loop. Line B takes 90 minutes. The two routes are described below.
Stop 1 - Via Marsala: Close to Capolinea Bus Terminal and Stazione Termini – Rome’s main railway station.
Stop 2 - Santa Maria Maggiore: Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, this basilica is often used by the Pope. The church contains many ancient mosaics and some beautiful frescoes. The medieval bell tower is the highest in Rome, at 75 meters.
Stop 3 – Colosseo: An architectural and engineering wonder of the ancient world, the Colosseum bears witness to both the glory and brutality of the Roman Empire. (This stop is closed on Sundays and public holidays.)
Stop 4 - Circo Massimo: With a seating capacity of 250,000 people, Circo Massimo was once the largest stadium of ancient Rome, used for gladiator fights, processions or chariot races. This stop is closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Stop 5 - Piazza Venezia: Situated in the heart of Rome, this square is walking distance from some of the most famous monuments such as the Forum Romanum, the Pantheon and Campidoglio.
Stop 6 – Vaticano: Your stop for Vatican City and the wealth of fabulous artworks in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Also the stop for St Peter's Square and Basilica.
Stop 7 - Fontana di Trevi : Beautiful Baroque Trevi – one of the world’s most famous fountains - depicts the sea god, Oceanus, riding a shell-shaped chariot drawn by two horses.
Stop 8 - Piazza Barberini: A large piazza named after the nearby Palazzo Barberini. The Palazzo has a famous helicoidal staircase, magnificent frescoes and one of the most important art collections in Italy. This stop also gives easy access to the pedestrian walkway to the Spanish Steps
Stop 1 - Largo di Villa Peretti: the stop for the Palazzo Masimo alle Terme. This museum has an important collection of statues, paintings and mosaics.
Stop 2 - Santa Maria Maggiore: As for Stop 2 on Line A.
Stop 3 - Piazza Venezia: As for Stop 5 on Line A.
Stop 4 – Colosseo: As for Stop 3 on Line A.
Stop 5 - Circo Massimo: As for Stop 4 on Line A.
Stop 6 - Isola Tiberina Trastevere: Isola Tiberina or the Tiber Island rises in the middle of the River Tiber and contains a sanctuary to Asclepius. It is connected to the mainland by two bridges, Cestio and Fabricio. It has been associated with healing powers since ancient times.
Stop 7 – Vaticano: As for Stop 6 on Line A.
Stop 8 - Piazza Venezia: As for Stop 5 on Line A.
You can leave the tour at whichever stop you wish.
The itinerary for the Tour may change on Sundays and Public Holidays (Easter). Stops affected frequently include Colosseo, Circo Massimo and Trevi. All attractions continue to open, however traffic will be restricted. It is very easy to walk to any attractions from our alternative routes. All changes will be identified on the day of travel. Please check with the tour escort onboard for more details.
Rome Municipality Authority will impose new regulations and restricted access for all hop-on hop-off tours in the city of Rome. It will impact the number of stops available. These changes are beyond our control and imposed without notice by the local Rome Municipality Authority. The exact itinerary will be advised on the day of travel by the staff on board.