Rome Hop On-Hop Off Open Bus|Colosseum, Vatican Museum Guided Tour Skip the Line

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon6 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Explore the best of Rome comfortably and efficiently! With the panoramic Hop-On Hop-Off Open Bus tour, you can run far and wide in Rome for 24,48 or 72-hours, according to the option you'll choose. Onboard you'll find 8 languages audio commentary that will guide you through Rome and its wonders. Besides the comfort of the panoramic sightseeing tour, discover the origins of Rome with an exclusive Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Skip the line small group tour. A professional guide, trained in art and history, will lead you through the history and secrets of the main landmark in Rome. Afterward, visit the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, where marvel at the best artworks ever realized in the world. Galleries, statues, busts, masks, and even impressive collections of paintings by Da Vinci, Bellini, Titian, Rafael; this is just a sample of the incredible treasures you'll find inside one of the biggest museum in the world. Skip the line guaranteed!

Hop On-Hop Off Bus Ticket (according to the chosen option you'll have 24/48/72-hrs bus ticket)
Small-group (max 25 pax)
3-hrs Colosseum guided tour
2,5hrs Vatican Museum Guided Tour
Professional tour guide
Skip the Line Entrance
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food & Drink
Guided tour inside St. Peter's Basilica

Departure Point

1: Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
2: Via Leone IV, 6, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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Enjoy Rome with the exclusive Hop-on Hop-Off Formula. In accordance with the chosen option, you can visit the main places in Rome like the Colosseum, Vatican City, Trevi Fountain, and much more ... The Hop On-Hop Off service is operating from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. A complete Round Trip of Rome lasts about 2,5 hrs. However, you can join this service within the validity of your ticket (24,48,72 hrs). The validity of your ticket independently from the chosen option (24,48,72 hrs) is calculated from the validation of the ticket. Onboard you'll find 8 different languages commentary (English; Spanish; French; German; Portuguese; Italian; Russian and Chinese) Stops on this route (9) 1-Roma Termini, Piazza Dei Cinquecento, 1, 00185 Roma RM, Italy Here you can find TERMINAL A and TERMINAL B 2-Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore, Roma RM, Italy 3-Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy This stop is the closest one to our office located in via Della Polveriera 8. You can get off here to join your Colosseum Tour. 4-Circo Massimo, 00153 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy from there, you can easily reach some point of interest in Rome like the Mouth of the Truth or Trastevere Area on the opposite side of the river bank. 5-Piazza Venezia, Roma RM, Italy Here you have the central Rome City Center hub. From there you can easily reach any place in the city center like near Capitole Hill or the Trajan's Market. But also the most significant areas in the city center like Trevi Fountain or the Pantheon. 6-Castel Sant'Angelo, Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy 7-Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma RM (This stop is the closest one to our office located in via Leone IV 6. You can get off here to join your Vatican Museum Tour. 8-Via Veneto, Via Vittorio Veneto, 00187 Roma RM, Italy Would you like to have an iconic memory of Rome don't miss the chance to take a picture on the Spanish Steps right close to this stop 9-Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Learn the story of the Roman Republic and its most important monuments on a half-day tour of Ancient Rome. Enjoy skip-the-line privileges at the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum. Next, go to Palatine Hill to see where the elite emperors took residence. Admire the views of the Circus Maximus on one side and the Roman Forum on the other. See the ruins of the Temple of Julius Caesar, built in the same spot where his body was cremated. Look at the Arch of Titus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House, Basilica of Maxentius and much more.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
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Vatican Museums
Reach the Vatican City, home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in the world to attend your Vatican Museum Guided Tour. Throughout history, wealthy and famous visitors have presented the Popes with some of the most important works of art in Western history. These include multiple sculpture museums with unique galleries dedicated to statues, busts, and masks. Even more impressive is the collection of paintings with works by Da Vinci, Bellini, Titian, and a suite of rooms dedicated to the frescoes of Raphael. Thoroughly educated in the history of these masterpieces, our guides will take you on an intimate tour of the Vatican Museums, leading you directly to the most important works and offering valuable information along the way. Continue to the Sistine Chapel, where admire magnificent frescoes that made up Michelangelo’s famous ceiling include The Creation of Adam, an iconic depiction of a Biblical scene; only Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa matches its artistic significance. To be admired in silence, the Sistine Chapel provokes awe amongst its visitors with breath-taking art and architecture in all directions. To prepare you for the grandeur of the Chapel’s interior, our guides will offer a helpful history of the art inside and provide orientation to better direct your exploration
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Bus ticket will be sent on your Viator extranet the day before your booking date.
  • Please remind that it is strictly required to print your bus tickets. No mobile tickets will be accepted on the Panoramic bus.
  • Panoramic Bus Ticket is valid for 24/48/72 hours from the first use.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must have a valid photo ID to enter the monuments (student's ID, Driver License, Passport or State ID all work.) You will be asked to also provide your name, last name and date of birth (at the beginning of the tour, if not provided beforehand.) Security may prevent you from entering the site if the information provided is not accurate and/or don't match the one on your ID.
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • To get inside the Colosseum it is used group ticket and not individual one. It cannot be asked just the ticket entrance.
  • Guided Tours have a mandatory meeting time stated 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time due to managing and organizational reasons.
  • Please note that for safety reasons the Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
  • The activity can suffer 20/30 min variation due to organizational resons
  • For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened.
  • To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray
  • Forbidden objects inside the Colosseum: bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols, backpacks, camping, bulky bags and luggage / trolley
  • Can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection
  • Please notice that the Colosseum Administration, which depends on the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities has the faculty to close the Colosseum, or parts of it, with or without notice, for events, strikes, heavy rain, or any other reason. In which case, we will offer an alternative itinerary as it seems fit and offer a partial refund
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and the Vatican Museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Note: tour will not operate on religious holidays
  • WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE BASILICA DURING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS AND CEREMONIES (Audiences, Beatifications, Masses of the POPE). The Basilica is often subject to sudden closures. In these cases it is not possible to guarantee access to the Basilica.
  • Estimated time entrance in the museum is 45 minutes after tour departure, because you will have to pass the security check.
  • No change on a booking can be accepted after 24hrs to the starting time of the tour. In that instance, no refund will be issued.
  • For the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Not accessible for walker users
  • Not recommended for people with motor difficulties
  • We kindly inform you that any kind of disability (visual impairment, hearing impairment,... ) or anything that might prevent you to regularly join the tour, MUST BE communicate in advance to our staff.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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