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City Sightseeing Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus + Colosseum Ticket (skip-the-line)

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    • Adults (18+)
    • Children (6-17)
    • Infants (0-5)
    • Visit major attractions in the city with strategic stops near to Circo Massimo, Roman Forum, and more
    • Explore Rome at your own pace with this immersive hop-on, hop-off tour with flexible validities
    • Visit the historic Colosseum minus major queues with a skip-the-line ticket
    • Immerse yourself in the bewitching history of the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre
    • Visit after 2pm and you can enjoy fastrack access to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill too
    • Get regaled with riveting audio commentary and free WiFi on the buses
    • Use the Sightseeing Experience App to treat yourself to additional pre-listed walking tours
    • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily (Note: Colosseum is free on first Sunday of every month)


    Hop-On, Hop-Off: 24 or 48 hours (as per option chosen)
    Colosseum: Until the end of the day

    Start Time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: Buses depart from 9am to 7pm, every 10-15 minutes.  Click here for Timetable.

    Colosseum: Your Colosseum ticket is valid for entry after 2pm. Redeem your voucher  by 1pm at the visitor centre and choose the entrance time

    Times are subject to change, please refer official website prior your visit.

    Meeting Point

    • Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: You may board the bus at any of the designated stops.
    • Colosseum Ticket: Redeem your voucher at the City Sightseeing Italy Visitor Centre located at Via IV Novembre, 147 (near the Colosseum)

    Ending Point

    You may get off at any of the designated stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    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 Colosseum as well as the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill!


    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.You may choose from 24 or 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket.

    The tour includes 8 stops covering 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.

    Some of the stops included are:

    • Colosseum (Stop 3)
    • Piazza Venezia (Stop 5)
    • Vatican (Stop 6)
    • Trevi Fountain (Stop 8)
    • Piazza Barberini (Stop 8)
    • Santa Maria Maggiore (Stop 2)
    • Circus Maximus (Stop 4)

    Stops are subject to change. Click here for the Route Map


    In-arguably 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. Explore Michelangelo’s staircase to reach the Campidoglio – the beautiful piazza outside the Capitoline Museums or visit the arena floor and be amazed by the magnitude of the Amphitheatre.

    Note: Your Colosseum ticket can only be used on the first day of your hop-on, hop-off tour. Your ticket includes reserved "skip the line" entrance for the the Colosseum. There will be special priority line for you to enter the attraction however, you may still have to queue. However, the queue will certainly not be as long as the general entrance. You will have a great time!

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • 24 or 48 hours - City Sightseeing Hop-Off, Hop-Off Bus (as per option chosen)
    • Special Skip the Line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (after 2pm)
    • Free Sightseeing Experience App
    • Audio commentary in 8 languages on the bus (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Portuguese)
    • Free WiFi onboard
    • Entrance to attractions, unless specified
  • Please note & Additional info

    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.

    Should your chosen attraction be closed on the day of visit, you may choose an alternative date at the visitor centre and continue with your bus tour.

    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.

    Colosseum: Entrance is free on first Sunday every month.

    Your ticket is valid for use only on the day you start your Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour. With your ticket you are eligible to enter after 2pm. You must choose your entry time slot at visitor centre - Via IV Novembre 147 prior visit. Tip: Reach the visitor centre before 1pm to avoid rush and reserve your time slot!

    Large bags, backpacks and suitcases are not allowed in the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, and there is no cloakroom

    Tour Restrictions:

    Wheelchair: Click here.

    Bags & Pets onboard: Click here.

    Fitness Level Required: Moderate

    Additional info

    Sightseeing Experience App: Download our activity partner’s app and get the position of the buses in real time, waiting time at stops, interactive map, latest information & more! You get FREE audio-guided walking tour of the centre in 5 languages.

    Click here to download the App (Google Store)

    Click here to download the App (Apple)

  • 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 I have...

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

      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 required whe...

      Michelle Dennis, Ireland, 16/May/2018
    • The young lady on our bus was so helpful with our tickets that I had printed off at home as the Colosseum entrance needed them to be on our phone she went above and beyond to help me.

      Audrey Taylor, , 07/Sep/2019
    • Great way to get around Romne

      Brad Kelln, , 26/Jul/2019
    • Great way to get around Romne

      Brad Kelln, , 26/Jul/2019


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