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Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off One Run Ticket, Vatican Museums & Colosseum Guided Tours

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Mon to Sat

  • Duration

    6.5 hours

  • Start time

    Hop On Hop Off: 8:30am to 8:30pm, every 15 minutes

    Vatican Museums: 8:30am

    Colosseum: 2:30pm, 4pm

    Please note that the timings are subject to change.

  • Meeting Point

    Bus: Hop on the bus at any of the stops

    Colosseum Tour: Make your way to the Arch of Constantine. Our tour staff will wear pink garments with the brand I Love Rome.

    Vatican Museums Tour: Make your way to Piazza del Risorgimento, right in the centre of the square, next to Bar L’Ottagono. Our tour staff will be in pink with the brand I Love Rome.

  • Ending Point

    Bus: Hop off the bus at any of the stops

    Colosseum Tour: Ends in the archaeological area of the Colosseum.

    Vatican Museums Tour: Ends inside the Vatican Museums

Key Highlights

  • A low-cost and practical travel pass that includes a bus tour and a guided tours of the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum
  • Drive past the most famous attractions of Rome with the one-run, Hop-On, Hop-Off tour
  • Hop on the bus at any of the stops and enjoy an entire loop around the city
  • Enjoy sweeping views of famous squares and landmarks from open top buses
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of Rome with audio commentary in multiple languages
  • Explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel on a guided walking tour
  • Discover Ancient Rome with a guided visit to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Explore the top attractions of Rome on a one-run Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and visit the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum on guided walking tours!

Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour:

Enjoy an informative introduction to Rome with The Gray Line I Love Rome bus city tour which provides an overview of the most important monuments in the capital of Italy. This is a one-run ticket (single ride) where you can ride the bus for all its 8 stops, hopping on from any stop and hopping off at the end of the tour. Enjoy the entire 1.5-hour loop around the city and delve into the fascinating history of Rome with entertaining audio commentary in multiple languages. Drive past the most significant landmarks and famous square like the Piazza delle Repubblica, le Terme di Diocleziano, Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, Altare della Patria, Teatro Marcello, Castel Sant'Angelo and so much more…

The stops of the tour are:

  • Termini Station
  • Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Colosseum Archaeological Area
  • Circus Maximus - Mouth of Truth
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Vatican City, Sistine Chapel and Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Barberini and Trevi Fountain


Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour:

A priceless treasure trove of immortal art works, the Vatican is known to leave every first-time visitor slightly overwhelmed. Marvel at the ancient statues that inspired Renaissance artists, walls covered with fresco-ed maps, and a remarkable collection of vibrant Flemish tapestries made in Brussels from drawings by Raphael’s pupils at the Gallery of Tapestries.

The tour includes the Gallery of Tapestries, the superb Gallery of Maps, the Borgia Apartments up to the wonderful Raphael’s Rooms, frescoed by the great painter himself and his students: observe Raphael’s “School of Athens” painting, one of his most famous works of art in the whole world!

Visit the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece and one of the museum's most famous cultural and artistic treasures.

Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour:

Travel back in time and right into Ancient Rome with a guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Retrace the steps of the ancient Romans to reach the heart of the magnificent Flavian Amphitheatre Theatre, known to most as the 'Colosseum'. One of the most famous monuments in the world, the immense amphitheater was the largest ever built by the Roman Empire and was the setting of bloody battles between gladiators and feral beasts.

The Palatine Hill, foundation site of Rome and settlement of the most important houses of emperors and kings, is in the Roman Forum area and close to the Circus Maximus. Enjoy a stroll through the Roman Forum, the beating heart of ancient Rome, made up of buildings related to politics and religion that manifested the grandeur of Rome.

Inclusions

  • Hop on Hop off One Run ticket
  • Audio commentary on the bus in Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic
  • Map of the bus route
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Preferred access entrance ticket for Colosseum, Roman Forum Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums
  • Expert guide
  • Free wifi on board

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to attractions (unless specified)

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Please note

Voucher Information: Show your voucher on your smartphone or other device (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!). Show your voucher to our local operator staff wearing pink garments with the brand I Love Rome.

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Please note that this tour is accessible to travelers with Covid 19 Green Pass. Equivalent certification are also accepted, provided that the vaccination received is listed among EMA's approved vaccines.

Please note that FFp2 masks are the only ones accepted and must be worn at all times, both outdoor and indoor.

The tour is not accessible to travelers with limited mobility or wheelchairs.

Please note that the timeslot you select at booking corresponds to the start time of the Vatican Museums guided tour.

Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

Timings and stops are subject to change. The latest map will be available on the bus.

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

The Hop on Hop off bus operates every day from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM (First bus from Largo Peretti, Last bus at 6:50 PM from Termini). Buses depart every 15 minutes from Termini Station (Stop 1). 

Here below are the provisions to visit the Vatican Museums:

Green Pass mandatory, proving the vaccination cycle completion or recovery from Sars COV-2.

Equivalent certifications are also accepted, provided that the vaccination received is listed among EMA's approved vaccines.

FFp2 masks are the only ones accepted and must be worn at all times, both outdoor and indoor.

Body temperature check at the entrance. Guests with a body temperature equal to or over 37.5°C will not be allowed inside.

PLEASE NOTE: in the absence of a Green Pass and valid ID document, any type of ticket/tour previously purchased will not be refunded.

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