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48 Hour Hop-on Hop-off bus and SKIP THE LINE Colosseum entry

Explore Europe's fourth largest city on-board this hop-on, hop-off bus tour and discover a city with two and a half thousand years of history. A SKIP THE LINE ticket for the Colosseum is included in the package, a must-do whilst in Rome!

There are so many sights to see in the Eternal City and this 48 hour hop-on hop-off double decker bus tour ticket ensures you get to see the best of the city.

Included in this ticket package is skip-the-line admission to the world famous Colosseum, meaning you don't waste any time waiting in the lengthy ticket queues.

Explore Rome's most iconic site and see with your own eyes where the gladiators fought to their death, imagine the roaring crowds as they watched the bloody battles.

You will also be able to access the Roman Forum, where you'll walk along the "Sacred Way", which once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions.

See the very sightwhere the body of Julius Caesar was cremated, the Arch of Titus, the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, the Senate House, the ancient market the brothels and walk on the Via Sacra, where legions once marched during the triumphal parades. Also visit the Palatine Hill, the core of the Seven Hills and one of the most ancient parts of the city.

With a Double Decker Tour Ticket you can hop-on and hop-off the buses at any of the stops throughout Rome, giving you the freedom and flexibility to explore, sightsee or visit attractions before boarding the next bus to continue your tour. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours and includes two routes.

From the Trevi fountain to the Colosseum, Rome’s abundant sights rival those of any other city on the planet, in terms of their beauty, historical importance and ability to simply take your breath away.

Whether your interests lie in antiquity, architecture, cuisine, culture, religion, shopping or sport, Rome has something to suit all tastes. Stroll through the Pantheon, marvel at Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio and admire the Swiss Guardsmen of Vatican City.

Try a ‘proper’ spaghetti alla Carbonara near the Spanish Steps or sit back with a coffee and people-watch in Piazza Navona. Alternatively, if you fancy a break from Rome sightseeing, act like a local and take in a Lazio or Roma match at the Olympic Stadium.

Routes (subject to change)

Line A

  • Stop 1 - Via Marsala
  • Stop 2 - Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Stop 3 - Colosseo
  • Stop 4 - Circo Massimo
  • Stop 5 - Piazza Venezia
  • Stop 6 - Vaticano
  • Stop 7 - Fontana di Trevi
  • Stop 8 - Piazza Barberini

Line B

  • Stop 1 - Largo di Villa Peretti
  • Stop 2 - Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Stop 3 - Colosseo
  • Stop 4 - Circo Massimo
  • Stop 5 - Piazza Venezia
  • Stop 6 - Vaticano
  • Stop 7 - Piazza di Spagna
  • Stop 8 - Piazza Barberini

Please note the Colosseum is closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, 1 May and the 1st Sunday of each month. Opening times are subject to change to, depending on public holidays etc.

Experience Includes

  • 48 hour hop-on/hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour of Rome
  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off opportunities
  • Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum
  • Access to the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill


Daily, all year round.

Departure location

You can board the bus at any one of the 9 stops around the city or any of the City Sightseeing shops.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will be issued with an open-dated ticket voucher which can be redeemed at anytime on your visit to Rome. This can be exchanged at one the CitySightseeing Visitor Centres (addresses listed on the voucher) or when boarding the City Sightseeing Bus for the first time. We recommend exchanging your voucher at a Visitor Centre so they agent can take you through how the ticket works and answer any questions you may have.
  • Once your voucher has been exchanged, your Hop-on, Hop-off pass validity begins from that point.
  • Certain stops and sections of the tour may occasionally be subject to last minute changes and closures.
  • The skip-the-line Colosseum tickets can be used on ANY DATE. Please note: The Colosseum ticket can only be used after 2.00pm. They don't need to be used within the validity of the 48 hour hop on, hop off bus ticket.
  • Colosseum opening hours subject to change.
  • The skip-the-line Colosseum ticket enables you to bypass the main ticket purchase line. However, you may still have to queue to get into the Colosseum at busy times.
  • Large handbags and rucksacks are not permitted inside the Colosseum and cloakroom services are not available. We recommend not taking a large bag on your visit to the Colosseum.
  • At certain busy times, admission to the Colosseum may be restricted to timed admissions. In this situation, upon arrival at the Colosseum you will be given a timed entry ticket and can only enter at this time. Whilst waiting for admission you will be able to explore the wonderful area of Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.