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24, 48 or 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour of Rome

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Availability: Every day
Duration: Flexible
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Arabic , German , Portuguese , Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Admire the main monuments of the Eternal City from the comfort of an open double-decker bus
  • Discover the Vatican, Colosseum, Piazza Venezia and Barberini with an expert guide thanks to the walking tours included in the ticket
  • Buy tickets for Rome's attractions before getting off the bus and get great discounts
What to expect

With this 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 freely at any of the stops around Rome. Before getting off the bus you can purchase tickets to some of Rome's most important attractions and receive great discounts.

Learn about the history of the Eternal City through the recorded commentary available in 9 different languages (English, French, German, Italian, Arab, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian) and join in with any of the walking tours with an official English speaking guide.

These are the different tickets on offer to choose from:

  • Classic
    • 1-day Big Bus hop-on hop-off ticket
    • 4 walking tours
  • Premium
    • 2-day Big Bus hop-on hop-off ticket
    • 4 walking tours
    • Catacombs access
  • Deluxe
    • 3-day Big Bus hop-on hop-off ticket
    • 4 walking tours
    • Catacombs access
    • Panoramic night tour

To see the route map and timetable please CLICK HERE

Guided tours with an English speaking guide include:

  • Vatican walking tour: St. Angelo's Bridge, St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Colosseum walking tour: Capitoline Hill, the majestic Altar of the Fatherland, Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Colosseum
  • Piazza Venezia walking tour: Capitoline Hill, Pantheon and Piazza Navona
  • Barberini walking tour: Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna and Barcaccia Fountain
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What's included
  • Classic, Premium or Deluxe Big Bus hop-on hop-off tickets (depending on chosen option)
  • 4 walking tours with official English speaking guide
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • On board commentary available in 9 languages
Reduced price
  • Child (5-15 years): reduced
  • Infants (0-5 years): free
Meeting point:

Exchange your voucher at any of the Big Bus stops, at the Big Bus Center of Roma Termini in Piazza dei Cinquecento or at the Big Bus Colosseum in Piazza del Colosseo, corner Via Labicana. The opening hours of the offices are from 9.00am to 7.00pm.

What to remember

Red Line (every day)

  • Termini Station (Piazza dei Cinquecento)
  • Santa Maria Maggiore (Via dell'Esquilino, 14 - corner Via Manin)
  • 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 Station (Piazza dei Cinquecento)
  • Santa Maria Maggiore (Via dell'Esquilino, 14 - corner Via Manin)
  • Colosseum (Via di San Gregorio)
  • Porta San Sebastiano - Museum of the Walls
  • Catacombs of San Sebastiano and Antica Appia
  • Caffarella Park
  • Church Domine Quo Vadis
  • Baths of Caracalla
  • Circus Maximus (Piazzale Ugo la Malfa)
  • Piazza Venezia (Via di Teatro Marcello)
    • All Big Bus Rome buses provide 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 established route in situations where it considers it reasonable to do so due to circumstances beyond the company's control

    Guided visits (with English tour guide only)

    • VATICAN - 12.00pm: departure from Big Bus stop in Rome n. 6-7
    • COLOSSEUM - 2.00pm: departure from the Capitoline Hill
    • PIAZZA VENEZIA - 3.30pm: departure from the Capitoline Hill
    • BARBERINI - 5.00pm: departure from stop n. 8
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    Every day (10-20 minute frequency)

    • April - October from 9.00am to 7.00pm
    • From November to March
      • Red line from 9.00am to 6.00pm (every 20 minutes)
      • Purple line from 9.00am to 5.00pm (every hour)

    Guided visits

  • VATICAN - 12.00pm
  • COLOSSEUM - 2.00pm
  • PIAZZA VENEZIA - 3.30pm
  • BARBERINI - 5.00pm
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