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Roma Pass: Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, FREE Public Transport, Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Vatican Museum Ticket

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Key Highlights
  • An incredible pass that saves you commuting hassles, time and money
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Rome with your hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • The well-located stops cover all the major Rome attractions
  • Different validity options ensure a flexible sightseeing experience
  • Audio commentary available on hop-on, hop-off buses in multiple languages
  • Use the wide range of public transportation available in and around Rome for FREE
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entries to Rome’s top two attractions – the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums
  • Get dropped off at the attractions by your hop-on, hop-off bus or the FREE public transport service
  • Includes access to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museum
  • Smartphone Vouchers Accepted – No need to print!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday


    The pass is valid for 48 hours.

    Start time

    Rome hop-on, hop-off tour:
    April–October: 9:00am to 7:00pm with a frequency 10 minutes
    November–March: 9:00am to 5:00pm with a frequency 20 minutes  

    Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

    Colosseum: 2:00pm
    Last Entry: 31 March- 26 October: 6:00pm; 27 October- 30 March: 3:00pm .Colosseum is FREE on every first Sunday of every month.

    Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: 9:00am, last entry at 3:00pm
    Closed all Sunday and religous holidays

    Meeting Point

    At any City Sightseeing Rome bus stop, or at any City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Center

  • Overview & Itinerary

    The City Sightseeing Roma Pass makes your Rome tour not only convenient but gives you skip-the-line access to two of Rome’s top attractions – the Colosseum and the Vatican Museum.

    Experience the best of Rome as you travel conveniently on open-top, red City Sightseeing hop-on-hop-off buses with audio commentary and hop on and off as often as you like at your favorite destinations. Alternately, you may use the well-connected public transportation in and around Rome FREE of charge to reach wherever you want to go, saving you commuting hassles, time and money.


    The City Sightseeing Roma Pass combines unlimited hop-on, hop-off services, access to Rome’s public transport, and skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum and Vatican Museums.


    Validity: 48 hours

    This Rome Hop On - Hop Off Tour lets you explore ‘The Eternal City’ at your own pace, from the comfort of an open-top bus. You can jump on and off the bus at will to explore sights further, go shopping grab a bite to eat. Alternatively 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 grants you with unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you like, at any of the designated stops!

    Attractions covered
    Circus Maximus
    Vatican City
    Trevi Fountain
    Roman Forum
    Spanish Steps
    Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
    Palazzo Barberini

    For the complete Rome tour map, click here


    Validity: 48 hours

    The Roma Pass allows you to travel in Rome’s public transportation for 48 hours.


    Validity: 2 days

    Walk past the long queues and enjoy fast-track access to one of the most popular Rome attractions, the mighty Colosseum with this skip-the-line admission ticket. This reservation allows you to go directly to the dedicated entrance of the Roman Forum to exchange your voucher with the Colosseum entrance ticket.

    The most majestic structure of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum (originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) embodies the myriad tales of bravery, public life and royalty in ancient Rome. It is known for its complex, stunning and advanced architecture, most of which is still intact considering the site being used as a pit for building materials at various points in history.


    Validity: 1 day

    Save time with skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and admire the artistic and historical treasures by some of the world's greatest artists. Study one of the greatest art collections in the world at the Vatican Museums. Admire the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian and Caravaggio.

    Navigate the vast complex of rooms, artwork and history and explore halls such as the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms. Vatican Museums has 54 galleries, housing one of the largest art collections in the world. Visit the Raphael Rooms, ancient sculpture galleries and the stunning Hellenistic ‘Laocoon’.

    Step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo’. Every corner of the Sistine 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • City Sightseeing® Rome 48-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
    • WiFi on City Sightseeing buses
    • Pre-recorded audio commentary in 8 languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese & Japanese)
    • ATAC Ticket (Rome's public transport company) valid for 48 hours
    • Skip-the-Line Colosseum Ticket
    • Skip-the-Line Vatican Museum Ticket
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Voucher information: If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity. Just hop on the bus at any of the stops and simply scan the QR code on your phone.The Open bus ticket and the public transport pass can be validated individually and on different days. Both tickets’ validity starts the first time the customer uses one or the other service.

    Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Ticket is valid for entry only from Monday to Saturday. The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays and all Religious Holidays. Entry to Colosseum is FREE on every first Sunday of every month.If you book on these days, only Hop-On Hop-Off ticket will be valid for use. No refund will be provided for the Museum ,Sistine Chapel and Colosseum ticket.

    Due to security policy, Colosseum entrance may be restricted assigning to the customer a time entrance to visit Colosseum, anyway it will be possible to skip the line and start visiting the wonderful area of Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.

    Certain sites or sections of sites included in the tour may occasionally be subject to last minute changes, for example unscheduled closures. In such cases the tour operator shall be pleased to offer an alternative tour.

    Large handbags, haversacks etc. are not permitted inside the museum. Only very small bags are allowed. Wardrobe services are available inside the Vatican Museums. A special dress code is required to enter the Vatican Museums.  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.

    Rome is a functioning capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends. We would suggest you to check the operational hours for all the attractions included with the bus ticket according to the official website of the attraction as they keep changing according to the season or as per attraction authorities.

    Click here to check the opening and closing days of Vatican Museum

    Vatican Museum will operate at below timings on the mentioned dates-

    10am to 3pm (last entry) on 19 Dec 18.

    9am to 1pm (last entry) on 24 Dec 18 and 31 Dec 18.

    9am to 1:30pm (last entry) on 11 Jan 19

    9am to 12:30pm (last entry) on 12 Jan 19.

    Vatican Museum will open from 1:30pm to 3pm (last entry) on 21 Dec 18.

    On 24 Dec 18 and 31 Dec 18, Vatican Museum opening hours will be from 9am to 1pm (last entry).

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions that you may have.

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