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City Sightseeing Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus + Colosseum Ticket

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Key Highlights

  • Explore Rome at your own pace with this immersive hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Discover the Eternal City at your own pace with flexible validities
  • Get up close with major attractions with strategic stops near to Circo Massimo, Roman Forum, and more
  • Tour the historic Colosseum minus major queues with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Visit after 2pm and you can enjoy fastrack access to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill too
  • Get regaled with riveting audio commentary and free WiFi on the buses
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted
  • Overview

    Our Rome Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and Skip-the-Line Colosseum Ticket combo is perfect for exploring the best bits of ‘The Eternal City’ at your own pace. Travelling in a comfortable open-top bus, it is a great way to dig in to the city’s incredible sights for a comprehensive introduction; not to mention, you also get to visit one of the most historic symbols of Rome - the Colosseum, along with the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill!

    ROME HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR - 24 or 48 hours

    With your City Sightseeing Rome hop-on, hop-off ticket, you can hop-on and hop-off as you wish at over 25 stops to get up close with your favourite attractions - from the Vatican to Trevi Fountain. Enjoy FREE WIFI on board the  double-decker buses and an informative audio commentary, provided in multiple languages.You may choose from 24 or 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket. You can hop on the bus at any of the stops and simply scan the QR code on your phone to jump start your hop-on, hop-off tour. Explore sights, go shopping or grab a bite to eat.


    • Colosseum
    • Piazza Venezia 
    • Vatican
    • Trevi Fountain 
    • Piazza Barberini 
    • Santa Maria Maggiore 
    • Circus Maximus 


    In-arguably the most majestic structure of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum (originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) is inhabited by myriad tales of bravery, public life and royalty in ancient Rome. Explore Michelangelo’s staircase to reach the Campidoglio – the beautiful piazza outside the Capitoline Museums or visit the arena floor and be amazed by the magnitude of the Amphitheatre. Your Colosseum ticket has to be used on the first day of your hop-on, hop-off tour.

    Note: Your Colosseum ticket can only be used on the first day of your hop-on, hop-off tour. Your ticket includes reserved entrance for the Vatican Museum & the Colosseum. There will be special priority line for you to enter the attraction however, you may still have to queue. But hey, no worries, the queue certainly won’t be as long as the general entrance!

    Tour Restrictions: The tour has limited access for travellers with mobility issues, as well as restrictions on luggage and pets on board. 

    About the Supplier: In operation since 2003, City Sightseeing is one of the premier hop-on, hop-off operators in Italy - known for their easily-recognisable open-top red buses.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?


    Note: Colosseum is free on first Sunday of every month


    Hop-On, Hop-Off: 24 or 48 hours (as per option chosen)

    Start time

    Bus Tour: Buses depart between 9am and 7pm, every 15-20 minutes. Full Loop: 1 hour 40 minutes

    Colosseum: The ticket allows entry after 2pm. Redeem your voucher by 1pm at the visitor centre and choose your preferred visiting time.

    Times are subject to change, please refer to the official website prior to your visit

    Meeting Point

    • Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: You can hop on to the bus from any of the stops
    • Colosseum Ticket: Redeem your voucher at the City Sightseeing Italy Visitor Centre located at Via IV Novembre, 147 (near the Colosseum)

    Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24 or 48 hours - City Sightseeing Hop-Off, Hop-Off Bus (as per option chosen)
    • Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (after 2pm)
    • Audio commentary in 8 languages on the bus (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Portuguese)
    • Free WiFi onboard


    • Entrance to attractions, unless specified
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  • Please note

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Colosseum: Entrance is free on the first Sunday of every month.

    Your ticket is valid for use only on the day you start your Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour. With your ticket, you are eligible to enter after 2pm. 
    Tip: Reach the visitor centre before 1pm to avoid rush and reserve your time slot! 

    Disruptions: Rome is a busy city due to its popularity, especially during weekends, events & holidays. Traffic congestion and road closures may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. However, our activity partner endeavours to provide a smooth and frequent service.

    Dress Code: Please dress according to the requirements for the the Colosseum. Everyone (all genders) must have their knees and shoulders covered - shorts and sleeveless tops are strictly prohibited. The tour requires a moderate level of fitness (there’s a whole lot of exploration to do!)

    Additional info

    Tour Restrictions: The tour has limited access for travellers with mobility issues, as well as restrictions on luggage and pets on board. Click here for Mobility Details and Baggage & Pets Details.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Convenient way to go around Rome

      We bought the 48 hours ticket with a skip the line ticket at the Colosseum. It was so convenient. Knowing where the stops are, we were able to plot our itinerary for the day. But...

      Marie Alo, Canada
    • Simple and Practical


      ALberto J, United States
    • Great way to see Rome

      Great way to see Rome , we got great value out of the two day ticket hopping on and off when we wanted and didn't have to wait for tour bus they are so ferquent. No queuing...

      Michelle Dennis, Ireland
    • very good service, great guides

      chris black, United Kingdom, 20/Nov/2019
    • Purchase procedure was fine

      Geoffrey Barnett, Australia, 11/Sep/2019
    • The young lady on our bus was so helpful with our tickets that I had printed off at home as the Colosseum entrance needed them to be on our phone she went above and beyond to help me.

      Audrey Taylor, United Kingdom, 07/Sep/2019