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Rome 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 24 or 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. You are required to pre-book your entrance to the Colosseurm, your entry time will be between 9.30 am and 1 pm.

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 24 or 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 too, depending on public holidays etc.

Experience Includes

  • 24 or 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 with reserved entrance time from 9.30 am to 1 pm
  • Access to the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill


Daily, all year round.

Departure location

To activate your ticket you must exchange your booking voucher at the following City Sightseeing Visitor Centre by 1pm: City Sightseeing®Roma (Coliseum Visitor Center, Via IV Novembre, 147).

Start times

The Colosseum closes 6.00pm during summer - 3.30pm during winter

Terms & Conditions

  • You must exchange a paper version of your booking voucher (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted) at the following City Sightseeing Visitor Centre by 1pm (we recommend doing this as early as possible) on the day of proposed use: City Sightseeing®Roma: Colosseum Visitor Center, Via IV Novembre, 147 (Piazza Venezia).
    At this point you will receive your bus tickets and also book your Colosseum slot for later in the day. Please note if you have purchased the 48 hour ticket, you must visit the Colosseum on your first day of voucher exchange.
  • Once your voucher has been exchanged, your Hop-on, Hop-off pass validity begins from that point.
  • 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.
  • Certain stops and sections of the tour may occasionally be subject to last minute changes and closures.
  • Colosseum opening hours subject to change.
  • 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.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation until 1 day before the tour; 100% charged for cancellations effectuated 1 day before the tour.