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Hop-on hop-off Big Bus Rome tickets with free walking tours

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Availability: Every day
Duration: Flexible
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese, Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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  • One or two day bus ticket with a selection of 4 free walking tours included
  • Recorded commentary available in English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian
  • See famous landmarks such as the Colosseum, Vatican and the Trevi Fountain
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hop on Explore Hop on Discover™
What to expect

With our Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus ticket, you will be able to discover the most important sights of the Eternal city from the open-top double-decker bus, hopping on and off at any of the 8 stops around Rome. Purchase entry tickets to some of Rome's most important attractions before you hop-off the bus and receive some friendly discounts.

Learn about the history of the Eternal city through the recorded commentary available in 9 different languages and join any of the free walking tours with an official English speaking guide.

The ticket options include:

  • Classic
    • 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus ticket
    • 4 free walking tours
    • Access to red and blue lines
  • Premium
    • 2-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus ticket
    • 4 free walking tours
    • Catacombs Line
  • Deluxe
    • 3-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus ticket
    • 4 free walking tours
    • Catacombs Line
    • Panoramic Night Tour

To view the route map and timetable click here*

*Please note that from July 2018, the Red line will not be operational until further notice. The Blue line will run every day of the week.

The free walking tours with an English-speaking guide include:

  • Vatican walking tour: Ponte Sant’Angelo, St. Peter’s square and Basilica San Pietro
  • Colosseum walking tour: the Capitoline hill area, the majestic Altare della Patria and the Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Colosseum.
  • Piazza Venezia walking tour: Capitoline hill, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona
  • Barberini walking tour: Spanish steps and the “Barcaccia” fountain
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What's included
  • Classic, Premium or Deluxe hop-on hop-off Big Bus tickets
  • 4 free walking tours including the Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum and Piazza Venezia
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Recorded commentary on board available in 9 languages
Reduced price
  • Child (5-15): reduced price
Meeting point:

Redeem your voucher at any of the 8 stops or at Big Bus Rome Termini kiosk in Piazza dei Cinquecento or at Big Bus Rome Colosseum kiosk in Piazza del Colosseo, Via Labicana corner. Hours of operation are 9:00am – 7:00pm.

What to remember

Blue Line (Every day)

  • Termini railway station (Piazza dei Cinquecento)
  • Santa Maria Maggiore (Via dell’Esquilino, 14 - Via Manin corner)
  • Colosseum (Via di San Gregorio)
  • Circus Maximus (Piazzale Ugo la Malfa)
  • Piazza Venezia (Via di Teatro Marcello)
  • Vatican/Castel Sant’Angelo (Lungotevere Tor di Nona, 7)
  • Ludovisi/Spanish Steps
  • Barberini (Via Barberini, 12)
  • Purple Line

  • Termini Railway Station (Piazza dei Cinquecento)
  • Santa Maria Maggiore (Via dell’Esquilino, 14 - Via Manin corner)
  • Colosseum (Via di San Gregorio)
  • Porta San Sebastiano - Museo delle Mura
  • San Sebastiano Catacombs and Ancient Appia
  • Caffarella Park
  • Domine Quo Vadis Church
  • Caracalla Thermal Bath
  • Circus Maximus (Piazzale Ugo la Malfa)
  • Piazza Venezia (Via di Teatro Marcello)
  • The free walking tours (English-speaking guide only):

  • VATICAN - at 12.00 pm Hopping off at Big Bus Rome stop n. 6-7 you will suddenly see a big round-based monument on the front Tiber shore. With the guide you will walk through the pedestrian Ponte Sant’Angelo, turn on the left direction St. Peter’s square. The tour will end in front of the biggest Basilica of Rome, San Pietro.
  • COLOSSEUM - at 2.00 pm Starting from the Capitoline hill area, you will enjoy the view of the majestic Altare della Patria and passing through the Via dei Fori Imperiali, you will get to the most amazing attraction of the Eternal City: the Colosseum.
  • PIAZZA VENEZIA - at 3.30 pm Starting from the Capitoline hill area, this walking tour will lead you to some of the most important landmarks of the Eternal City: Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
  • BARBERINI - at 5.00 pm With this walking tour you will discover and learn about the amazing Spanish steps and the “Barcaccia” fountain, walking through some of the nicest streets, or “vicoli”, of Rome. The tour lasts 1 h, starting from stop n. 8 and ending in the beautiful and rich Via Veneto at the Hard Rock Café Rome.
    • All Big Bus Rome buses are provided with a wheelchair accessible platform
    • Tickets MUST be kept in a safe place; if a ticket is lost a replacement cannot be reissued
    • The company reserves the right to deviate from the route of a service where reasonably prudent to do so in the light of circumstances beyond the company’s control
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    Every day (frequency: 10-20 minutes)

    • April-October from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
    • November-March
      • Red & Blue line from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (frequency 20 minutes)
      • Purple line from from 9.00 am to 5.00pm (frequency 1 hour)

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