This fantastic 3-in-1 saver combo covers all your Rome sightseeing for one great low price! With 48 hours use of the hop-on, hop-off bus you can visit the major historical as you wish. But that’s not all! This fantastic combo also includes a ticket to the mighty Colosseum AND the Vatcain Museums that can be used for entry anytime between 9:00am to 3:00pm.
The Hop-On, Hop-Off facility allows you to plan your sightseeing as per your convenience. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops for sightseeing, shopping and dining then hop back on again when you wish. While on board you will learn about Rome’s history with the help of audio commentary available in 8 languages.
At the Vatican museum you can gaze at Michelangelo’s pristine artworks adorning the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and admire the splendid architecture and interiors of the museum, a visit to the Vatican is an unforgettable encounter with history and art.
This saver combo also includes access to the symbol of Rome, the mighty Colosseum, as well as the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. A visit to these incredible monuments, which testify to not only the ingenuity but the brutality of the Roman Empire, is quite simply a must in Rome!
Our 3-in-1 Saver Ticket: Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off, Vatican Museums & Colosseum tour lets you explore ‘The Eternal City’ at your own pace in a comfortable open-top bus, and provides tickets to the Vatican and Colosseum that can be used anytime between 9:00am to 3:00pm. 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.
Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops!
You can enjoy free WIFI on board the City Sightseeing Italy buses, encouraging passengers to blog, tweet and upload photos along the way.
The hop-on-hop-off tour has two terminals. Terminal A: Termini Marsala and Terminal B: Largo Di Villa Peretti both are close to Termini - Rome's main station.
The stops included in the tour are:
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 7b - Piazza Di Spagna: Only on Sundays and Bank Holidays : This stop is at the bottom of the Spanish Steps close to the Column of the Immaculate Conception.
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.
You can leave the tour at whichever stop you wish.
Your skip-the-line Colosseum and Vatican ticket is valid for entry any time between 9:00am and 3:00pm. You can redeem your voucher on board the bus. If you wish to visit the sites first please redeem your vouchers at the respective City Sightseeing Italy Colosseum Visitor Centre.
Inarguably the most majestic structure of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum (originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) is inhabited by myriad tales of bravery, public life and royalty in ancient Rome. Despite the pillage of natural disasters, fires, pollution and wars, it is a living proof of the stunning architecture and strong masonry of ancient world, and has served as a model for stadiums around the world.
In the Colosseum, you can go up Michelangelo’s staircase to reach the Campidoglio – the beautiful piazza outside the Capitoline Museums. Michelangelo came up with the design for the piazza when Pope Paul III Farnese asked him to design a new square in honour of Emperor Charles V, who was visiting Rome in 1536. The curved surface of the piazza resembles the face of an egg. Or, you can visit the arena floor where you will be amazed to see the magnitude of the Flavian Amphitheatre.
You will be overwhelmed as you enter the Vatican museum and visit the majestic Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope. Every corner of the chapel is decorated; with mosaics on the floor and intricate frescoes on the wall painted by the early Renaissance artists. Feast your eyes by looking at the luminous paintings on the ceiling and behind the altar painted by Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists of all time. It is a moving experience to see the enormity of the Michelangelo's Creation frescoes on the barrel-vaulted ceiling with the figures exuding strength and elegance. Contrary to the optimism and elegance of the ceiling, Michelangelo’s Last Judgement, which he painted on the back wall a decade later, is darker and pessimistic.
You are free to take in the beauty of the chapel as well as the other artworks on your own.
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Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: Daily
Vatican Museum: Daily except Sunday
Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket is valid for 48 hours. Spend as long as you wish at Colosseum and Vatican
Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: Buses run between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
The frequency is every 20 minutes (01 April – 31 October) or every 30 minutes (01 November – 31 March).
Colosseum: Your Colosseum Tour ticket is valid for entry any time between 9:00am and 3:00pm.
Vatican Museum: Your Vatican Museum ticket is valid for entry any time between 9:00am and 3:00pm.
Duration: Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket is valid for 48 hours.
You are free to spend as long as you wish at the Colosseum and the Vatican Museum.
Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: You may board the bus at any of the designated stops and may redeem your voucher on board the bus.
Colosseum: If you wish to visit the Colosseum first please redeem your voucher at the City Sightseeing Italy Colosseum visitor centre located at Via IV Novembre, 147 (near the Colosseum).
Vatican Museum: If you wish to visit the Vatican Museum first please redeem your voucher at the City Sightseeing Italy Vatican visitor centre located at Largo del Colonnato, 5 (near St Peters square).
You may get off at any of the designated stops as per your convenience
This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket at any one of stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 48 hours from that time.
This ticket is valid for the Red, City Sightseeing Italy Buses.
The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays.
Attractions have to be used on first day.
A special dress code is required to enter the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will be refused entry if you fail to comply with dress code requirements.
The itinerary for the tour may change on Sundays and Public Holidays (especially Easter). These changes are beyond our control and imposed without notice by the local Rome Municipality Authority. 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 alternative routes. All changes will be identified on the day of travel. Please check with the host/hostess onboard for more details.
Rome Municipality Authority can impose new regulations and restricted access for all hop-on hop-off tours in the city of Rome at any times. These changes can have an effect on the number of stops and frequency of buses. 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.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.
Large bags/backpacks/suitcases are not permitted in the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Only very small bags are allowed. Please do not bring these items with you on the day of your tour as there are no cloakrooms at the Colosseum.
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