Hop-on hop-off tour

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Activity provider:Big Bus Tours Rome
Hop-on hop-off tour

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Activity provider:Big Bus Tours Rome
Likely to sell out

From US$ 31.80 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore Rome with a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour valid ticket on this open-top, hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. Enjoy engaging commentary and see sites such as the Vatican, Colosseum, and Spanish Steps.

About this activity

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Valid 1 - 3 days
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Host or greeter
English, Italian
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Rome at your own pace with stops covering the city's epic landmarks
  • Hear about Rome's history and culture via entertaining audio commentary
  • Enjoy views of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Circus Maximus
  • Get unobstructed views of the the Eternal City from an open-top bus
  • Uncover the secrets of the city with digital, self-guided walking tours
Full description

The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” on foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours.

Some of the locations you can see on the tour route include:

Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore Colosseum Roman Forum Circus Maximus San Giovanni Piazza Venezia Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Vatican St. Peter's Basilica Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket for 24, 48, or 72 hours (depending on option selected)
  • Ticket valid for 3 different sightseeing buses on red and yellow lines
  • Multilingual audio commentary on-board
  • Free WiFi on-board
  • Free digital, self-guided tours
  • Live bus tracking with an app
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Tickets are valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours, depending on option selected
  • Air conditioning is available on the lower deck
  • All buses have a ramp for wheelchair access
  • Download the free Big Bus App to live-track buses, view bus stop locations, and more
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 3742 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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The bus system was great and the option we selected had 3 bus companies included for the one ticket price. The people organizing the bus were not very "organized", and the one day we waited nearly 30 minutes. Aside from this, it was an enjoyable experience. They gave out headphones so you could listen to audio on the bus, which explained history of some of the attractions we passed. Not all headphone connections worked, but when it did it was great!

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May 21, 2023

We visited both Palatine Hill and the Colosseum. Our guide, Flavia, was excellent: knowledgeable, thorough, and with a quirky sense of humor. She provided the necessary context to understand the places sometimes, including diagrams and her explanations were clear and fun.. I highly recommend this activity. It’s a long morning, but worth every minute.

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May 14, 2023

When buying tickets, it was indicated that there was an excursion with an interpreter in Russian, but in fact there was none. They tell the history of Rome very feignedly, there are few interesting facts. There is something to compare. The bus was clean, the staff were welcoming. I'm giving the BigBus bus tour three stars because I didn't manage to fully immerse myself in the atmosphere and history. When I tried to sit down at a bus stop in order to drive two stops to the next location, and all the seats were taken, they didn’t let me in.

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May 6, 2023

Product ID: 66064