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

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

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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,
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin, Arabic and Russian
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.

Departure Time

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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.
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Operating Schedule:
  We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information. Frequency every 15-20 min Hours of operation are 9:00 – 19:00 (high season, from April until October); 9:00 – 18:00 (low season, from November until March) Buses are running from Friday to Monday.
Big Bus Tours Rome
Stop 1 - Termini Railway Station
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
Stop 2 - Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
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
Stop 8 - Barberini
Points of interest passed by on this route
Trevi Fountain
Piazza Venezia
Vatican Museums
Piazza Barberini
Big Bus Tours
Campo de' Fiori
Piazza Navona
Vatican City
  • 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.

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

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
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.
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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


798 Reviews

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The name says it all.
, Dec 2021
We love Big Bus. Very nice. Gives you a sample of what’s available in the area and the opportunity to jump off and do what you want. Love the flexibility. Will ride again.
Definitely recommend it!
, Nov 2021
Fast, efficient, good commentary and clean buses. Definitely recommend it. Wet weather ponchos provided and good audio equipment.
Standard HOHO
, Nov 2021
Standard open bus tour. Rome is actually not that big and fun to walk. If you have energy, the most you'll have to walk is an hour one way to the furthest attractions otherwise everything is with 30 mins of each other. I'd say get there first and decide if you want the hop on hop off.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not worth the effort
, Nov 2021
My family did this bus tour in Paris and it was a great first step at getting around to see many sites. We thought the Rome version would be the same, sadly it fell short. The routes left out a lot of sites and the stops were quite far from the main sites. We had to walk so far, it didn’t really make sense to go back to the bus and we ended up just taking Uber after walking around.
Love the big bus in all the big cities
, Nov 2021
Love the big bus hop on hop off we get to see the whole city in two hours and then go back to the special spots that we want to get off and sightsee
Good way to see most of Rome highlights
, Nov 2021
Ask for better directions some stops not in a convenient place Didn’t go near the Trevi fountain Awkward stop past Colosseum
1 traveler found this review helpful
No Japanese Audio guide
, Nov 2021
No Japanese Audio guidance and very longteim to wait comparable with other company. My tickt was for 3dsys. But 3rd day was no operation.
1 traveler found this review helpful
We had so much fun!! We...
, Oct 2021
We had so much fun!! We loved seeing all that Rome had to offer in this Ancient city. We learned a lot and it enhanced our overall trip.
Hard to find meeting spots
, Sep 2021
It was difficult at best to find any clear information on where to board the bus. We had the stops but we kept getting conflicting information from your ticket sellers on the street. Beyond frustrating
1 traveler found this review helpful
I would skip it
, Sep 2021
We have done the hop on hop off in many different cities (Dublin, London, Paris…) but I would not recommend the one in Rome. The streets are so narrow it can’t really get you near the places you want to see, and there are limited stops compared to all other cities we have done.
2 travelers found this review helpful

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