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    IO Bus Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off + Vatican Museums Entry Ticket

    Skip the line Exclusive access E-Voucher Saver Combos

    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?

      Daily except Sunday

    • Duration

      Bus Ticket: 24, 48, 72-hours, 1 day, after 2pm, 5 days (As per option chosen)

      Vatican Museums: 1 day

    • Start time

      Hop-on, Hop-off: 8:50am to 6:40pm, every 20 minutes
      Vatican Museums: Several departure times (choose while booking)

      Timings are subject to change. Please check the official website before visiting the Vatican Museums. 

    • Meeting Point

      You can board the hop-on, hop-off bus from any of the stops.

      Vatican Museum (stop 6): Meet our local partner at the bottom of the steps across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time. 

    • Ending Point

      Hop off the bus at any of the stops.

    Key Highlights

    • Saver combo: Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with Skip-the-Line admission to the Vatican Museums
    • Explore Rome on a fun and flexible hop-on, hop-off bus tour
    • Enjoy entertaining and informative audio commentary in multiple languages on the bus
    • Skip the lines and marvel at some of the most exquisite artwork in the world inside the Vatican
    • Explore Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
    • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


    Discover Rome on a flexible and lively Rome hop-on, hop-off tour and enjoy priority access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.

    IO Bus Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

    Enjoy sightseeing in Rome, one of the most gorgeous and romantic cities in Europe, on an action-packed and fun-filled Rome hop-on, hop-off tour! Discover the city’s majestic architecture, priceless art, street food, a heady mix of cultures, haunted ruins & more.

    You can get on and off the bus as you wish to explore the sights further, go shopping or grab a bite to eat. Visit iconic attractions with our strategically located stops or stay onboard and listen to the informative audio commentary, provided in multiple languages - perfect for first-time visitors.

    Choose from the following ticket options:

    • 24 Hours
    • 48 Hours
    • 72 Hours
    • 1 Day (Valid for one whole day, from the moment of validation until the end of the daily service)
    • After 2pm (Enjoy the get-on, get-off sightseeing tour, starting at 2pm until the end of the daily service)
    • One Run (One complete ride. This ticket does not allow the get-on, get-off service.)
    • Long ticket family 5 days

    Some of the stops (subject to change) are:

    • Terminal Via Marsala (Termini Station)
    • Largo Di Villa Peretti
    • Saint Mary Major Church
    • Colosseum
    • Circus Massimus
    • Venice Square
    • Vatican
    • Spanish Steps
    • Barberini/Trevi’s Fountain

    Vatican Museums and Sistine Skip-the-Line:

    Our representative will meet you at meeting point and guide you past the lengthy lines. Before being free to explore on your own, a map and a brief orientation will be given to you! Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums and browse one of the greatest collections of art in the world. Admire priceless works of art amassed by the Popes over centuries – with paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and more.

    Admire Michelangelo’s remarkable frescoes at the Sistine Chapel and see the magnificent rooms of Raphael and the ancient Roman and Greek pieces in the Belvedere Courtyard. Explore Michelangelo's famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel – including The Creation of Adam on the ceiling.


    • Rome Get-On, Get-Off Bus Tour (as per the option chosen)
    • Pre-recorded audio commentary, available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese
    • App POP GUIDE
    • Walking tours and children commentary through APP
    • Real time monitoring of the buses and waiting time at the stops
    • WIFI on board
    • Escorted access through Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Vatican Museums
    • All entrance & reservation fees


    • Live guide

    Useful downloads

    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    After your booking, you will receive separate vouchers for each activity. Please keep the vouchers handy and present it to the respective activity operators on the day of your visit.

    IO Bus Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Tour:

    We ensure that the tour runs on time, however at times the itinerary might be revised due to weather, traffic conditions, etc.

    Rome is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

    Wheelchairs can get on the bus, but not on the second floor. They have a dedicated spot on the first floor.

    Small pets are allowed on board only with muzzle and leash. Guide dogs for blind people are allowed on board with muzzle and leash.

    Every passenger can bring on board a small bag (dimension max 50x30x25cm)

    The lost objects found on the buses will be deposited at our office (CS OPEN BUS SRL, Via di Torre del Fiscale 43, 00178 Roma).

    Vatican Museums:

    The Sistine Chapel may be subject to unscheduled closures for religious ceremonies. While we undertake to tell guests beforehand if there are any planned disruptions, this is not always possible. In these cases, we are unable to provide refunds or discounts.

    Please note that appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip-the-Line' access.

    Customer Reviews

    • Noel Azzopardi

      Good & helps you skip the lines

    • Siona Wilkie
      The only way to see the Vatican

      Not having to wait in the long line ups in the hot days of summer make this experience well worth the price of admission! I would definitely recommend this to anyone that wants...

      Canada 09/07/2016
    • Maria T. Albano


      United States 07/24/2016

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