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

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

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icon1 hour 40 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

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,
24 - 72 Hour Hop on Hop off tickets
VOX Digital Walking Tours included with all tickets
Free Wi-Fi on Board
Admissions to sights along the route

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
See itinerary

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.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 40 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Hours of operation are 9:00am – 18:40pm Daily, every 13-20 minutes. Customers are advised to visit the Big Bus website or to download the Big Bus app for live-bus tracking and the most up to date stop locations and timings.
Big Bus Tours Rome
Stop 1 - Termini Railway Station
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
Stop 2 - Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
Colosseum
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
Barberini
Stop 8 - Barberini
Points of interest passed by on this route
Trevi Fountain
 
Piazza Venezia
 
Vatican Museums
 
Colosseum
 
Piazza Barberini
 
Big Bus Tours
 
Campo de' Fiori
 
Piazza Navona
 
Vatican City
 
National Roman Museum - The Baths of Diocletian
 
Piazza del Campidoglio
 
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
 
St. Peter's Basilica
 
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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

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star-3
Just ok
Viola_C
, Aug 2022
Not so much memorable. Wanted to see the sights. Some of the employees were a bit rude. The bus AC did not work so well. Upgrades are needed.
star-1
Don't Bother
Marla_L
, Aug 2022
This was the worst tour I have ever experienced. We were provided with misinformation, the bus never showed, we were sent to the wrong place, and when a Hop on Hop off bus finally showed after 3 hours, they would not let us on and were very arrogant and rude. Plus, Viator is making me wait a week to investigate before deigning to refund my money. Save YOUR money. Don't bother. STEER CLEAR.
star-5
Great experience
jane_n
, Aug 2022
Great experience really enjoyed it😊 The bus service was frequent and the audio was perfect my whole family saw some great sights and landmarks of the beautiful ancient city of Rome 😊
star-1
Customer service not good
Patricia_L
, Aug 2022
The hop on hop off passes were issued for different days for my family and they did not correct it after it was brought to their attention
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Not a good tour service
Muhammed_L
, Aug 2022
We never got the chance to get on the bus. Please refund my money. They gave me no time frame. You guys need to upgrade
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Love the ride!
Anthony_L
, Aug 2022
Great way to see Rome. Ride all around first then decide where you want to stop the second or third ride around. The last ride of the day is a wonderful way to see Rome in the cool evening
star-3
Audio is horrible
Alex_A
, Aug 2022
Audio is horrible Music is WAY too loud and sites did nothing sync up with audio Nice to see the sites from a cool location though
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Definitely pay attention...
Carrie_N
, Aug 2022
Definitely pay attention to when the bus stops. Probably a good experience if you start early in the day. Otherwise you will probably only get through one or two stops.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Download the app
Maria_A
, Aug 2022
Download the app it helps you find everything, the bus leaves you close to the places to visit. You can hop in and hop off and get to know every important place.
star-3
Good overview tour
Mwedusasa_M
, Jul 2022
Convenient. The on board commentary is interesting. The top of the bus has no roof so it’s way too hot in the middle of the summer. A roof would do wonders for the top of the bus. Great for getting to see all the hot spots; but you won’t really get to do all of them in-depth as several sights (like the coliseum and Vatican) take hours to really complete.
star-1
Not worth it
Ruela_P
, Jul 2022
Waste of money. It does not stop close to any attraction. You have to walk about 10-20 minutes! I would request a refund. I’m not satisfied at all!
star-4
Good option to walking
Jason_H
, Jul 2022
This was well done. Nice to have the option of ac or roof top experience. It was very hard to find hours and more information. This could be improved.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great overview
ErinNoel_M
, Jul 2022
This was a great way to get an overview of the major sites in Rome! The staff was VERY nice and helpful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A great way to see Rome &...
Tessa_Q
, Jul 2022
A great way to see Rome & learn its history. Thoroughly recommended & a great way to skip the queues. Always try for the first Sunday of the month when it’s free entry to most sights.
star-5
Rome tour in 2 days
Tommy_C
, Jul 2022
The Big Bus is always the biggest bang for the buck! You learn and see so much in a short period of time and it’s easy to get off and on as you choose.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour of the whole...
Jennifer_E
, Jul 2022
Great tour of the whole city! If you only have one day- please take advantage of this tour! We were tired of walking and this was the rest we needed!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Enjoyable
Jennifer_L
, Jul 2022
We enjoy seeing the city from the bus. While it was super hot, we stayed downstairs in the air. So pictures aren’t the best from the bus.
star-1
Very Disappointing Excursion
Herb_M
, Jul 2022
A very disappointing bus ride. In general, there were very few interesting sites on the trip (the Colosseum was the exception). I cannot understand why someone could not take 5 minutes to clean the outside of the windows so that the water stains and dirt were removed. We weren't offered headsets when we boarded - we had to go back downstairs to ask for them.
star-4
Ride and learn in Rome
crow
, Jul 2022
Would recommend - very educational and gives you a good layout of the city. Recommend taking a 2-day tour vs just 1-day. If I had to do it all over again - I would use Day 1 to drive around / listen and learn; Day 2 to hop on/off the bus at the primary stops found to be of key importance or of interest to learn more. Do recommend this event.
star-4
The merge of the 2 buses...
D_A
, Jul 2022
The merge of the 2 buses right now is not that great. You’re allowed to hop onto the city sightseeing bus but the audio in those don’t work. The big red bus is better
1 traveler found this review helpful

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