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Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Discover the best of Rome with an 8-stop, hop-on hop-off bus tour that covers the highlights of the Eternal City. Choose between a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket, and visit quintessential Rome landmarks such as the Colosseum, Pantheon and Circus Maximus, as well as Vatican City. Along the way, listen to recorded commentary about the city, its rich past, and its best-known sights. Each option includes four guided walking tours, and the Premium / Deluxe tickets include a route past the catacombs.
  • Comprehensive tour of Rome aboard a hop-on, hop-off bus saves time
  • Audio commentary on board the bus sheds light on Rome's ancient history
  • Choose from different time periods and upgrades to create a tailored itinerary
  • Hop off at any of the stops to explore further or take an included walking tour
What to Expect
Make your way to any one of the stops, voucher in hand, to step on board the bus. When booking, you'll choose a 24- or 48-hour Classic, Premium, or Deluxe ticket, which allows for any vacation itinerary or budget. This comprehensive tour of Rome lets you cover all of the highlights in much less time than a self-guided exploration or combination of other tours would. Each ticket option includes four guided walking tours, and the Deluxe ticket includes a route past the Catacombs of San Sebastiano. Tours run between 9am and 5pm, and you can start and end at any stop of your choosing, or ride the whole loop for a complete tour. On board the bus, slip on the headphones to listen to audio commentary about the stops. Learn about Rome's ancient history and its evolution into a modern, thriving city. The bus' eight stops are centered around highlights such as Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman forum, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum.
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Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Best Sights of Rome
  • Recorded commentary in 9 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese
  • Catacombs & Caracalla Tour (purple line)
  • Colosseum
  • Piazza Venezia
  • St Peter Square
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Catacombs & Caracalla Tour (purple line) - Only with Premium and Deluxe Tickets
  • Night tour included in Deluxe ticket only
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

The Hop On / Off bus is a great way to visit all the major attractions of Rome. All the attractions are spread out but the bus and accompanying map help you navigate the attractions you want to see. The ear pieces give you a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Doyle E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Would definitely recommend this company. Staff are very friendly and the service is great. Buses are frequent and comfortable. Download the app & buy your tickets online. Great free walking tours included too

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter and I hopped on and off all three days we were in Rome. We bought the deluxe three day ticket. Loved the night tour with a live guide. It made it very easy to stop at all the attractions we wanted to visit....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Eilene T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very pleased with the service. Had a 48 hour pass which was useful for hopping on and off. The buses did not seem so crowded as the operators.Passed all the key attractions in Rome although for the Vatican is is still quite a walk. Staff...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kevbo18
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I purchased this trip for our Rome trip in September 2019. This was the "purple" line that was to take us to the Catacombs for a guided tour and an hour bike rental so we could ride bikes on the Appia Antica...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cheri E
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Response from Afox19 | Reviewed this property |
No it’s about a 20minute walk from the closest stop
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
The buses run approximately every thirty minutes until about 7 pm. There are also different night bus tours.
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  • Trevi Fountain Piazza Venezia and 7 more
  • Duration: 24h
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  • Languages Offered: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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