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Rome Hop-on Hop-off bus and St Peter's Basilica

Discover the attractions of Rome from the top of an open-top bus on a 24 or 48-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Your ticket includes admission and an audio guide to Peter's Basilica in the Vatican allowing you to explore the most famous cathedral in the world.

A hop-on, hop-off bus tour is one of the easiest ways of exploring the incredible city of Rome and an excellent way of get your bearings.

All the stops are situated best to the best known and best loved monuments and landmarks ensuring you do not miss any of the key sights. You can hop-on and off the sightseeing buses as many times as you like for the duration of your ticket giving you the flexibility to explore, sightsee and visit attractions.

Included in your ticket is an audio guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, enabling you to explore the Basilica at your own pace.

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)

There are two different routes availble on the hop-on, hop-off bus.

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

    Experience Includes

    • 24 or 48 hour, hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Rome
    • Two different routes to explore
    • Audio guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, enabling you to explire the Basilica at your own pace.


    The Rome Hop-on/Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour runs daily. St Peter's Basilica is open every day except Sundays and religious holidays.

    Departure location

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

    Start times

    The first bus departs from Via Marsala at 9.00am. Buses run every 20 minutes until 5.00pm from October - March and 7.30pm April - September. Your audio guide for St Peter's Basilica can be used any time between 9.30am and 3.00pm (1.00pm to 3.00pm on Wednesdays).

    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.
    • Upon redemption you will receive your 24 or 48 hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket and instructions for your audio guide visit to St. Peter’s Basilica.
    • Once your voucher has been exchanged, your Hop-on, Hop-off pass validity begins from that point.
    • The audio guide for St. Peter’s Basilica can only be used between 9.30am and 3.00pm (1.00pm to 3.00pm on Wednesdays).
    • Entrance into St. Peter’s Basilica is subject to a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. No low-cut or sleeveless tops or shorts. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted to enter St. Peter’s Basilica.
    • Photo ID may be required to enter St. Peter’s Basilica.
    • Certain stops and sections of the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour may occasionally be subject to last minute changes and closures.
    • Please note that it is now a requirement to wear an FFP2 mask onboard, please ensure you have this to travel on the bus.
    • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation until 1 day before the tour; 100% charged for cancellations effectuated 1 day before the tour.