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Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Roma, Italy
Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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icon1 hour 40 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

Get a comprehensive view of Rome's highlights and landmarks during this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Disembark at any of the eight stops to see iconic landmarks such as the Vatican City, Circus Maximus, the Pantheon, or the Colosseum. While on board the bus, listen to recorded commentary in nine languages that details the history, architecture, culture, and traditions of the Eternal City. Choose from a Classic, Premium, or Deluxe ticket, with a VOX digital walking tour included with each option.
  • Recorded audio commentary in nine languages, headphones included
  • Eight stops at landmarks such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican City, and the Trevi Fountain
  • Tickets available for 24-hour, 48-hour or 72-hour time periods
  • A VOX digital walking tour is included with all ticket options
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Recorded commentary in 9 languages: English, Italian Spanish, French, German, Chinese Mandarin,
24 - 72 Hour Hop on Hop off tickets
VOX Digital Walking Tours included with all tickets
Admissions to sights along the route

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Deluxe Ticket
4/1/2022 - 7/14/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
4/1/2022 - 7/14/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Premium Ticket
4/1/2022 - 7/14/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
4/1/2022 - 7/14/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Classic Ticket
4/1/2022 - 7/14/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
4/1/2022 - 7/14/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Board the bus for your hop-on, hop-off tour at any of the stops along the route. Exchange your voucher for a ticket that is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, depending on your schedule and preferences.

Disembark at any point to explore areas that interest you. Spend as much time as you like at any one stop, or skip those that don't interest you. Climb down to explore Vatican City and learn about the history of the Catholic Church or throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, which legend has it ensures you return to Rome. Sit on the Spanish Steps and sample a local gelato or explore the Pantheon. Disembark to learn about the times of Roman gladiators in the Colosseum or stroll through the ancient Roman Forum. 

While on the bus, listen to recorded audio commentary in nine languages through the provided headphones. The recorded narrative gives a comprehensive history of Rome and details its current role as a thriving Italian metropolis. 

Each ticket option includes a VOX digital walking tour. Please see Itinerary section for a full list of stops.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 40 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Hours of operation are 9:00am – 17:45pm Buses are running 7 days away every 20 minutes. Customers are advised to visit the Big Bus website or to download the Big Bus app to see the most up to date bus stop locations and timings. For live bus tracking on the day of travel - please download the Big Bus App in advance of arrival.
Big Bus Tours Rome
Stop 1 - Termini Railway Station
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
Stop 2 - Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
Colosseum
Stop 3 - Colosseum
Circus Maximus
Stop 4 - Circus Maximus
Piazza Venezia
Stop 5 - Piazza Venezia
Castel Sant'Angelo
Stop 6 - Vatican / Castel Sant’Angelo
Spanish Steps
Stop 7 - Spanish Steps
Barberini
Stop 8 - Barberini
Points of interest passed by on this route
Trevi Fountain
 
Piazza Venezia
 
Vatican Museums
 
Colosseum
 
Piazza Barberini
 
Big Bus Tours
 
Campo de' Fiori
 
Piazza Navona
 
Vatican City
 
National Roman Museum - The Baths of Diocletian
 
Piazza del Campidoglio
 
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
 
St. Peter's Basilica
 
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - Rome
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.

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  • "Easy to use, regular timetables, good, clear guided talk on the bus - don't forget your headphones!" See review
  • "It's great you can get off and explore on your own and then get back on to continue your tour." See review

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star-1
Bus hopper
Tammy_T
, Jun 2022
Unfortunately we never got to use this. Each time we atte.pted to use the bus it was over full and we were not allowed on. Maybe next time.
star-5
Great, not the best
Jennifer_P
, Jun 2022
Fabulous opportunity to learn all about Rome. Very crowed, 2 busses followed each other around. Way too much traffic to enjoy the bus. May want to take the Normal bus through the city which may be better if you know where you want to go (This was our 3rd in last to weeks. Paris & London better)
star-5
Very convenient!
lettyplascencia
, Jun 2022
Got off the train and the bus was like a block away. Did not have to walk far. Make sure you wear the FFP2 mask or you will be not allowed to Hop-on. Had a nice experience! ♥️
star-5
Great way to see the city!
Gemma_C
, Jun 2022
Great way to see Rome on such a hot day! We got to see all the historical parts of Rome and managed to stay out of the 41°C!!
star-4
Overall, it was easy to...
Carlos_N
, Jun 2022
Overall, it was easy to book the tickets and get on the bus. Turnaround time of the buses was a bit lengthy but probably because it was tourist season in Rome. Given the hot weather, this is a good option to see the major attractions.
star-2
Poor
Mandy_B
, Jun 2022
No clearly signed on where to get the hop on hop off bus staff was rude wouldnt book it again Bus was dirty
star-2
Do not buy from big bus,...
Adel_S
, Jun 2022
Do not buy from big bus, many other better options. In any case, if you do but, do not buy online from viator as that restricts your options. You can buy at any stop for same price and those tickets work on busses.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Good way to get around rome
Julie_C
, Jun 2022
Buses were easy to catch. Never had to wait long. Made it rasy enough to get around to the tourist sites in rome.
star-1
Dirty buses and long walk to attractions
Julia_C
, Jun 2022
The bus was filthy with trash and the bus stops are far away from the attractions. You could walk to next attraction faster than walking back to stop to catch bus. Audio doesn’t work at all the seats.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
No bus for you
Ellen_M
, Jun 2022
This was very disappointing because we could not get a bus when we wanted one. We waited 30 minutes or more for the buses to come and so we barely saw any of the sites. Other cities’ Big Bus tours were much more organized than this. Plus, it was 93 degrees and there was no shade, nowhere to sit. No fun.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Travelling round Rome
Stephen_B
, Jun 2022
Very good service easy to use get on and get off were you wish at the sites that you wish to visit buses arrive on regular time friendly drivers 10 out of 10
star-5
Excellent experience
LaShawn_C
, Jun 2022
Great way to travel around the City. Great price and service. Being able to hop on and off was definitely a plus in Rome.
star-2
Go with a different bus tour
Cari_P
, Jun 2022
This particular bus company has far fewer buses than the other tour buses. We saw three pink Reline buses go by before we even got on our bus. Waited 45 minutes and 30 minutes and almost did not get on the bus because there were so many passengers. Go with a different tour bus
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Too Many People Not Enough Buses
R_M
, Jun 2022
Well it was a nice bus. After we figured out how to get on it, with the proper ticket. Two different stories from local people. Every 5 minutes we had people swarming us to buy tickets for the bus, so it was crowed because obviously over sold.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to travel from sight to sight!
Sean_S
, Jun 2022
The bus is a great way to get around Roma and see many of the main attractions. The bus has an audio tour that fills you in on some of the history as you drive around town. The bus drops you off near many of the great attractions. They may not be right in front of you but they are within a few blocks. (Reason being, the streets barely fit walkers and small vehicles, there would be no way to get a bus in there.) Would definitely utilize this tour in the future or in other cities as well!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highly recommend
Julie_C
, Jun 2022
Highly recommended. Gives lots of interesting facts and goes to all the major attractions. Easy on and off. Well worth it
star-1
Nope
Tracy_L
, Jun 2022
I do not recommend this tour. The hop on & hop off stops were not accurate & the workers were so rude.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Poor customer service
corierbush
, Jun 2022
Was not able to use our tickets due to an unforseen illness and they would not provide a refund. Reason for no refund was that we could still use the tickets for six months, but not sure how that would work when we are no longer in Rome.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Option to Start Your Trip to Rome
Ana_W
, Jun 2022
Excellent to start your trip in Rome, it gives the opportunity to see almost the entire city and the choose those places that you want to visit again
star-2
Swindled and pimped!
mariesarkis
, Jun 2022
The bus itself was fine but it was the swindling ticket administrators that got us so mad. One refused to give us the tickets we had paid for until we bought a mask from his friend who was trying to sell us a mask at €5 each! We had to walk almost another km to the next stop to find another ticket person! Unprofessional and unorganised! Was also never mentioned when buying tickets that a special type of mask was required!
2 travelers found this review helpful

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