Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

 
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Highlights:

Go back to Ancient Rome at the Colosseum

Stroll through the Pantheon and toss a coin in Trevi Fountain

Marvel at Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio

Relax with a coffee and people-watch in Piazza Navona

Pay a visit to the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums

Learn more about Rome from the audio commentary

Bus Frequency & Hours:

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20 minutes
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9:00 - 19:00

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    Rome Hop-On Hop-Off : 24 Hours

    Audio Guide/Headphones: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

    Duration: 24 hours, Wheelchair-accessible

    Starts at Meeting Point ( More details, Show on map)

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    Rome Hop-On Hop-Off : 48 Hours

    Audio Guide/Headphones: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

    Duration: 48 hours

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    Rome Hop-On Hop-Off : 72 Hours

    Sightseeing in Rome at its very best. As the renowned capital of Italy, and Europe’s fourth-largest city, few places on Earth are as impressive as Rome. Sightseeing in this astonishing metropolis is a hugely enjoyable experience.

    Audio Guide/Headphones: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

    Duration: 72 hours

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Overview:

See Rome on an open-top, double-decker red bus and discover the Eternal City’s main sights. See the Vatican, the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, the Forum, and many more sites on a 24, 48 or 72 hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.

Description:

With Rome’s hop-on, hop-off bus you can explore the Eternal City. Leave the bus at any of the many stops and simply hop back on the next bus when you want to continue. Stay flexible while seeing all the amazing sights that Rome has to offer!

Legend tells of Romulus and Remus and the 7 hills of Rome. Today the city is home to one of the world's largest churches, the Basilica di San Pietro of the Vatican, approached through a marvelous elliptical piazza, as well as the magnificent Colosseum, cinematic Trevi Fountain, and romantic Spanish Steps. With its vibrant café culture and quaint trattorias, Rome never fails to inspire.

With daily departures from 09:00 to 19:00, get to know the city on the open-top sightseeing bus and become a modern Roman as you are immersed in city life!

The full loop of Line A takes 100 minutes. Jump off at any of the following points along the way:

Line A: Buses run every 20 minutes from April – October, and every 30 minutes from November - March.
Stop 1: Terminal A. Termini Marsala

               Terminal B. Largo di Villa Peretti 

Stop 2: Santa Maria Maggiore

Stop 3: Colosseo 

Stop 4: Circo Massimo

Stop 5: Piazza Venezia

Stop 6: Vaticano 

Stop 7: Fontana Di Trevi 

Stop 8: Piazza Barberini 

What's Included:

• Headphones

What's Not Included:

• Attraction tickets

Good to Know:

Please note: The stop for the Vatican (stop 6) will be on 'Via Borgo s. Angelo' - 200 meters ahead of the stop highlighted on the Tour Map.


• Line A: Via Marsala or start at any other stop of Line A - from 09:00 to 17:00. Duration: 100 minutes. Frequency: 20 minutes (April - October) - 30 minutes (November - March)

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  • Rating: 2 “Not enough bussed servicing one of the busiest days of the year!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Mission Viejo, United States on July 15th, 2014 On a very hot week in Rome (high 90+ degrees weather), we were expecting to be able to just hop on and hop off the bus. When we were at the Vatican, we had to await in line for like 3-4 buses because no one was getting off the bus! We we're told to stay in one queue in one side then told to move to another side then back to where we were and so the lines got skewed and people lost their place! It was very disorganized and a lot of people where complaining. There should have been enough buses to service the paying customers during the busy times so that we wouldn't have had to wait 50min! Moreover 3 out of the 4 buses we took didn't have wifi. We were
    So frustrated I decided not to use the remaining days 2 and 3 of our ticket.


  • Rating: 5 “An excellent service , good value and well organised!”

    Reviewed by Jane from Guildford, United Kingdom on July 10th, 2014 We used the 48 hour sightseeing tour and were very pleased we did. The bus runs from 9-7 daily and we never had to wait for more than a few minutes. The stops ( Fermata) could be more clearly marked but you can find them marked on the route map you are given and each stop has the address by it in the red bubble.
    When you approach the stop you can identify where to wait by the presence of a staff member in a red tabard/bib ( red for the red bus) they are very helpful and alert you when the bus is approaching.
    You will be approached constantly by touts for bus tours..We found that if you have your ticket in your hand as you near the stops you get less hassle as you can wave it at them! :-)
    While you are travelling you receive some information through the head set you are given on boarding. We found this saved our legs as we walked a lot anyway.
    I recommend booking this early in your trip as it orientates you well and allows you to see the major sights. Enjoy the ride, we did!


  • Rating: 2 “Couldn't find the first stop!”

    Reviewed by Becky from Birmingham, United Kingdom on June 9th, 2014 We really looked forward to this bus trip, however we spent at least a couple of hours walking all over the place looking for the bus stop to get on. We asked at least 4 different people who all sent us to different places. We did this in our last full day in Rome. So walking round searching for the bus stop wasn't really what we wanted to do. However once we found the stop and was able to get on, it was lovely being able to sit on the top and see some other sites whilst listening to the tour guide through ear iPhones that were provided.


  • Rating: 5 “Very handy”

    Reviewed by Chris from Nottingham, United Kingdom on May 21st, 2014 The service was very handy to get from one great site to the next


  • Rating: 4 “Easy way to see the city”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from ambridge, United States on May 8th, 2014 Stops not close enough to the sights


  • Rating: 4 “Very convenient and reasonably priced. Staff very helpful and friendly”

    Reviewed by Paul from Dartmouth, United Kingdom on April 9th, 2014 Only slight niggle was that commentary started very well from termini then tailed away a little as journey continued.


  • Rating: 5 “Great way to see the city”

    Reviewed by Martin from Berlin, Germany on April 2nd, 2014 It was great to get around the city and see the main sights. very easy access und good schedule.


  • Rating: 5 “an excellent & informative tour”

    Reviewed by Sarah from Milton Ernest, United Kingdom on November 4th, 2013 very good way of finding out about, and getting around Rome


  • Rating: 5 “Great value for money. Perfect way to get quick overview of the city.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Fairhope, United States on October 14th, 2013 Terrific method to "get oriented" to any destination. If it is available, we use the "on-off bus" service in every location we visit. The Rome offering was clean, safe, punctual and covered all the desirable points-of-interest. Their "freebie" map was the most readable and useful of all those we were carrying; used it for the entire holiday. Thanks for the offering.


  • Rating: 2 “Over all, Average”

    Reviewed by Brian from BOGNOR REGIS, United Kingdom on September 30th, 2013 Poor info regarding collection of tickets. Over crowded buses. Poor route info prior to and on boarding (i.e. change of routes). Poor commentary sync re description and location of buildings.


  • Rating: 3 “Improvemnts are necessary.”

    Reviewed by Jan-Olof from Hannover, Germany on September 16th, 2013 Both days our bus was running with roof even if it was 25°C and other lines was running with open roof.The stops was not good signed and there for difficult to find,specially the first stop at the mainstation.


  • Rating: 5 “Excellent”

    Reviewed by Lynette from Cygnet, Australia on September 11th, 2013 The whole experience was excellent. Staff efficient and pleasant. Audio very good!!


  • Rating: 4 “Great way to get your bearings”

    Reviewed by Melanie from Lincoln, United States on September 9th, 2013 Booked 2 days at the beginning of our stay in Rome. It was a great way to get your bearings and see many sights.


  • Rating: 3 “Did the job but not enough buses for the numbers of passengers booked.”

    Reviewed by Alan from Birmingham, United Kingdom on August 27th, 2013 Did the job but be prepared to struggle during busy periods eg between 0900 and 1900 hrs. as there did not seem to be enough buses for the numbers of passengers booked. Similarly the frequency of buses was not as good as others providing the same type of service. A major problem was also experienced with the weekend service in as much as the map showing route of Line A was OK for weekday service but the instructions for passengers re route changes and bus stops was very poor, resulting in a lot more walking to get the bus at the next stop.


  • Rating: 4 “Quite the experience”

    Reviewed by Fausto from Burlington, Canada on August 23rd, 2013 I find this tour well organized but some of the equipment is showing its age ,the ear pieces seam to be fine but as soon we insert them there is a lot of play and most annoying is the noise that comes out them ,it's like a radio station not well tuned.


  • Rating: 5 “Best way to see Rome in a day!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Stirling, United Kingdom on August 22nd, 2013 This was ideal for seeing Rome in a day (well more like a few hours!). Very glad I booked it.


  • Rating: 4 “Wow”

    Reviewed by Angela from Surbiton, United Kingdom on August 16th, 2013 Just returned from Rome and this 3 day ticket was great. Our only concern was the frequency of the bus tours - other operators seemed to have more buses arriving at stops whilst waiting for this one. May choose a different operator on our return just for this.


  • Rating: 5 “Don't miss it”

    Reviewed by Marion from Dumbarton, United Kingdom on August 7th, 2013 We booked the two day ticket. The first time we went the whole circuit, and then used it to hop on and off to go to the sites. Definately glad we got the two day, as we did not have to use any other transport to get around. The commentary on the bus, through individual earphone, was very good, and we certainly made good use of our two day ticket.


  • Rating: 4 “Great way to see Rome”

    Reviewed by Frederick from Sunderland, United Kingdom on July 29th, 2013 This activity is ideal when you are on a shirt break- do the full tour to begin with - or just as a way to get around this gret city.
    Excellent value


  • Rating: 4 “Great overview!!!!!!!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Bottrop, Germany on June 21st, 2013 super. But maybe a plan where we could have hopped on and off in advance would have been great!


  • Rating: 4 “best way to get around.very informative.”

    Reviewed by Elaine from London, United Kingdom on June 3rd, 2013 This is an ideal way of getting around Rome when u hv never been before. Book yr tickets on line before you go.


  • Rating: 3 “Trip to Rome”

    Reviewed by Edwin from Cardiff, United Kingdom on May 26th, 2013 Not as orgaised as orther city's when we have used this company I.E.no organised quenues at bus stops not allowing people off bus before allowing passengers on always semed to be waiting for buses longer than stated we understand the traffic problems but when buses came you could not get on and had to wait again for another bus so ended up walking as it was quicker so could not have full value out of tickets however I would use this company again in orther city's I visited as service was far more organised


  • Rating: 5 “good driver, friendly hostess”

    Reviewed by Christine from Liebenfels, Austria on April 30th, 2013 Line A and line B could be more different, more bus stops would be great for example to reach Pantheon or Trastevere. After booking a map of line A+B per email would be great

    Thanks and kind regards from Austria


  • Rating: 4 “Nice introduction to Rome”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Clarkson, Australia on April 12th, 2013 Nice way to ease into Rome and get your bearings


  • Rating: 4 “Beautiful to view the Eternal City by Hop-on Hop-off”

    Reviewed by L. from WESTKAPELLE, Netherlands on October 29th, 2012 It's a pitty the bus was overfilled... Perhaps more frequent instead of once an hour?

    Manage the timetable please...!


  • Rating: 4 “the tour is a good start so you can get a image of the town”

    Reviewed by Liisi from dalum, Sweden on October 25th, 2012 the guide did a good job. I like the ide that you could hope on and of during the tour.


  • Rating: 4 “Excellent”

    Reviewed by Diana on October 20th, 2012 We had no difficulty with linking up with the bus, and made full use of our day pass. Thank you


  • Rating: 5 “Flexible, affordable, comvienent way around town!”

    Reviewed by Moira from San Antonio, United States on October 4th, 2012 We loved the tour. I was reasonably priced, and took us to all the main points we wanted to see! Much better than trying to navigate around the city alone or with other forms of transportation. Very informative, learned a lot. Would definitely recommend to a friend. Only recommendation for improvement is having the buses come a little more frequently, but they still came in good time increments.


  • Rating: 5 “Fantastic experience”

    Reviewed by Nicola from Rhynie, United Kingdom on September 20th, 2012 The buses were frequent, the guide spoke great English, the bus stopped at all the best attractions and the audio guide was very interesting.


  • Rating: 5 “Absolutely superb!”

    Reviewed by Deborah from Hardwick, United Kingdom on September 12th, 2012 Hop On Hop Off tour buses are the best way to see Rome, I would not hesitate to recommend them and will certainly be using the service whenever I visit another City/Country.


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643 customer reviews


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  • “The tour itself was ok, the guide was nice”

    “The street sign (at the meeting spot) should be in the in place when you arrive! It was about 100 meters down the road, which lead to confusion.”

    Uwe from Minden, Germany

  • “rome from the bus”

    “A real find and quite informative too we had a great visit and used both routes”

    Edward from redruth, United Kingdom

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