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City Sightseeing Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus + Colosseum Guided Tour

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Depart from 9am to 7pm, every 10-15 minutes
    Full Loop: 1 hour 40 minutes 

    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour: 10:30am // 11:30am // 12:30pm // 1:30pm

  • Duration

    Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: 24 hours or 48 hours (take your pick)

    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour: 2.5 hours

Inclusions
  • 24 hour/48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket(as per option chosen).
  • Skip the line entrance for the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Guided tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (18+)
  • Child (6-17)
  • Infant (0-5)

Key Highlights

  • Explore Rome at your own pace, even if you’re short on time, with strategic stops close to attractions
  • See attractions like the Colosseum, Circo Massimo, Roman Forum, the Pantheon and more
  • Avoid queues with skip-the-line admissions to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill
  • Lose yourself to the Colosseum’s bewitching history with the guided tour
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Surrender yourself to the pages of a history book with this sightseeing trail
  • Savour an immersive experience with informative audio commentary

Overview

Explore Rome on a 24-hour/48-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour and enjoy skip-the-line access and a guided tour of three of Rome’s top attractions - Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill! It’s the ideal way to explore the beautiful city at your own pace and see the most important sights in a short time.

ROME HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR

Your City Sightseeing Rome hop-on, hop-off ticket allows you unlimited hop-on and hop-off at the designated stops! Enjoy FREE WIFI on board the double-decker buses and an informative audio commentary, provided in multiple languages.

The tour includes 8 stops covering all the major Rome attractions. You can hop on the bus at any of the stops and simply scan the QR code on your phone to jump start your hop-on, hop-off tour. Explore sights, go shopping or grab a bite to eat. Assistance onboard is offered for any queries you may have.

ATTRACTIONS COVERED

  • Colosseum
  • Piazza Venezia 
  • Vatican
  • Trevi Fountain 
  • Piazza Barberini 
  • Santa Maria Maggiore 
  • Circus Maximus 


COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM AND PALATINE HILL TOUR

Reach the meeting point at the scheduled time for the start of the tour. Explore the Colosseum, an imposing arena that brings to life the days of Ancient Rome. Steeped in bloody Roman history, the Colosseum was the site of many gladiator battles and executions.

After a stop at the Arch of Constantine, you will reach the Palatine Hill, from where you can admire sweeping views over the Roman Forum and the Circus Massimo, once a site for chariot rides.Finally, you'll follow the Via Sacra, the main street leading to the Roman Forum, where celebrations and processions were hosted. The tour will end with a visit to the Temple of Caesar, where the famous Emperor was cremated.

Tour Restrictions: The tour has limited access for travellers with mobility issues, as well as restrictions on luggage and pets on board. 

About the Supplier: In operation since 2003, City Sightseeing is one of the premier hop-on, hop-off operators in Italy - known for their easily-recognizable open-top red buses.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: 24 hours or 48 hours (take your pick)

    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour: 2.5 hours

  • Start time

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Depart from 9am to 7pm, every 10-15 minutes
    Full Loop: 1 hour 40 minutes 

    Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour: 10:30am // 11:30am // 12:30pm // 1:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: You can hop on to the bus from any of the stops

    Colosseum Tour: Make your way to the Newspaper stand outside Colosseum metro station.

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off the bus at any of the stops.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 24 hour/48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket(as per option chosen).
  • Skip the line entrance for the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Guided tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Entrances, unless specified

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

Disruptions: Rome is a busy city due to its popularity, especially during weekends, events & holidays. Traffic congestion and road closures may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. However, our activity partner endeavours to provide a smooth and frequent service.

Your Colosseum tickets can be used either on the date chosen at the time of booking or the following day. When you exchange your voucher please inform the guide/hostess what day you would like to visit the Colosseum.

Additional info

If you have some queries around the hop-on, hop-off service, on Rome or anything about getting around in the city, you can head to any of the City Sightseeing® Roma Visitor Centres before you begin the tour.

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  • Mary Halpert, Canada 05/23/2018

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