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Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour- 24/48 Hours with Colosseum Ticket - Skip the Line!

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Key Highlights
  • Explore Rome your way with this fun, flexible hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Travel to Rome’s major attractions including the Colosseum, Circo Massimo, Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and many more!
  • Informative audio commentary in multiple languages means you won't miss a thing
  • Enjoy fast-track access to Rome’s top attraction – the Colosseum
  • Take the tours on one day or on separate days at your convenience
  • Smartphone Vouchers Accepted – No need to print!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily Note: The Colosseum is free on the first Sunday of every month.

    Duration

    Hop on hop off: 24 or 48 hours (as per option chosen)
    Colosseum: As long as you wish

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: Buses depart between 9am and 7pm, every 15 to 20 minutes. (Timings may vary due to seasonality. Please refer to the tour route map for complete schedule details)

    Download the tour route map

    Colosseum: It opens at 8:30am. The closing time varies from season to season.

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: You may board the bus at any of the designated stops and You can redeem your voucher on board the bus or at the City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Center; where you can ask for more information on the service, bus location and get a tour map.
    Colosseum: If you wish to visit the Colosseum first, please redeem your voucher at our City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Center.

    Click here for the list of City Sightseeing Rome Visitor Centres

    Ending Point

    You may get off at any of the designated stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    Our Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and Skip-the-Line Colosseum Ticket lets you explore ‘The Eternal City’ at your own pace in a comfortable open-top bus, and includes access to the symbol of Rome, the mighty Colosseum, as well as the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. 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.

    ROME HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR
    Your Rome hop-on, hop-off 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! Enjoy free WIFI on board the hop-on, hop-off buses and blog, tweet and upload photos along the way.

    The hop-on-hop-off tour has three terminals: Terminal A: Termini Marsala, Terminal B: Largo Di Villa Peretti both are close to Termini - Rome's main station and Terminal C: Piazza dei Cinquecento.

    Major attractions covered:
    The Colosseum
    Roman Forum
    Circus Maximus
    Pantheon
    Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    Trevi Fountain
    Spanish Steps
    National Gallery of Ancient Art
    Piazza Venezia
    Palazzo Barberini

    You can leave the tour at whichever stop you wish

    Download the tour route map

    SKIP-THE-LINE COLOSSEUM TICKET
    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.

    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

    Sorry, this product is not available after December 2018. Don’t worry, we have another product that offers you the same tour at a great value. Click on the below link .

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • 24 hours or 48 hours hop-on, hop-off sightseeing ticket (as per option chosen)
    • Pre-recorded audio commentary in 8 languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese & Japanese)
    • Special Skip the Line access to the Colosseum (also includes Roman Forum and Palatine Hill)
    • Free WIFI on board.
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Food and drinks
  • 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.

    Access to the Colosseum on the first Sunday of any month is not included in this package. If you intend to take only the hop-on, hop-off tour, we suggest you an alternative Click here for more details>>

    Your voucher is valid for the red City Sightseeing Italy buses for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    If you book your hop-on, hop-off tour on days when the Colosseum is closed, you can choose an alternative date of visit. When you exchange your voucher, please inform the guide/hostess what day you would like to visit the attraction. However during busy times, you might be asked to come back at a specific time slot. 

    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 suggest you to check the official website for the operational hours of all the attractions before your visit as it keeps changing according to the season or as per attraction authorities.

    Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
    Due to the popularity of the Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour it may not be possible to board the first bus that comes to the stop. To help you plan your day be aware that buses tend to be at their busiest between 9am and 11:30am.

    Due to the nature of the ancient streets of Rome it is not always possible for the stops to drop you at the attraction, however they are planned to be as close as possible.

    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 Colosseum, Circus Maximus 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.

    You can download FREE APP of our local partner called SIGHTSEEING EXPERIENCE; it is available in 5 different languages and helps you to check your position on the city Sightseeing Map, so that you can easily see how to get to the nearest stop. You can even see the bus position in real time of all our buses and check the waiting time for the next bus at each stop. You can download the app on Google play or App store.

    The Colosseum
    The Colosseum is FREE on first Sunday of every month. If you intend to take the hop-on, hop-off on these days, you can opt for our Rome hop-on, hop-off tour Click here for more details>> 

    Your Colosseum ticket is valid for entry any time after 2pm.

    The Colosseum is open between 9am and 2pm (final entry at 12:30pm) on the last Sunday of every month unless it coincides with any religious holiday.

    We suggest to redeem your tickets at the Visitor Centre or on bus till 1:00pm so as to visit Colosseum between 2 pm to 3:30pm during winters.

    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.

    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 you may have.

    The access to the bus is permitted for little and medium domestic animals under the discretion of the driver. Using muzzle and leash is mandatory and the holder must assure that the pet carrier is not in a poor state or that it does not contain food. The owner or the holder of the animal is liable for any damage caused by the animal.

    For safety reasons it is strictly forbidden to bring luggage, awkward bags, big backpacks or bulky baggage on board the City Sightseeing buses.

    In case you intend to visit Vatican Museum then, click here to check the opening and closing days of Vatican Museum

  • Customer Reviews
    • Convenient way to go around Rome

      We bought the 48 hours ticket with a skip the line ticket at the Colosseum. It was so convenient. Knowing where the stops are, we were able to plot our itinerary for the day. But...

      Marie Alo, Canada, 19/May/2018
    • Simple and Practical

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      ALberto J, United States, 16/May/2018
    • Great way to see Rome

      Great way to see Rome , we got great value out of the two day ticket hopping on and off when we wanted and didn't have to wait for tour bus they are so ferquent. No queuing...

      Michelle Dennis, Ireland, 16/May/2018
    • No line. It was really great!

      Richard Geyer, United States, 07/Oct/2018
    • The buses were nice, always in time. But on the top floor there were no windows and on a rainy day it was impossible to sit there, everything was wet. So we had to wait for the next bus under the rain another 30 min. The queues to Coloseum, Foro Romano and Palantine Hill were huge. Even though you already have a ticket from the bus to those attractions you have to change it for the different "original" one in the ticket office and wait in the same line with people who want to buy the ticket. That makes no sense to me as the company promotes "skip the line" ads. At least they could make a separate line for those with a ticket. You'll have to wait in a line to change the ticket + 1 line to enter every attraction.

      Nataliya Kostetska, Poland, 04/Oct/2018
    • Wasn’t really happy with the service

      Michelle Rodriguez, United States, 01/Oct/2018

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