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Rome Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour Plus Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Discover Rome at your own pace with a skip the line ticket that combines a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour taking in the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel.

Explore Rome at your own pace with a 24 or 48-hour hop-on, hop-off open top bus tour before enjoying a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel.

With either just a skip the line ticket or including an experienced guide leading the way, avoid the long queues and take in the most important works of the Vatican museums, from the famous Sistine Chapel.

The highlight of the tour will be the visit of the Sistine Chapel, where you can see with your own eyes the genius of Michelangelo.

The ticket includes a Double Decker Ticket meaning you can hop-on and hop-off the buses at any of the stops throughout Rome, giving you the freedom and flexibility to sightsee at your own pace.

Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours with either ticket entrance only or as a guided tour and includes two routes.

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 Vatican Museum is closed every Sunday and on select religious holidays including Christmas Day.

Experience Includes

  • 24 and 48 hour hop-on/hop-off bus tour of Rome
  • 2.5-hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel if option chosen
  • Skip-the-line entrances
  • Experienced guide

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities


Daily, except Sundays.

Departure location

Redeem your voucher at one of the following Vistor Centres; 1) City Sightseeing®Roma: Coliseum Visitor Center, Via IV Novembre, 147 (Piazza Venezia). 2) City Sightseeing®Roma: Vatican Visitor Center, Via della Conciliazione, 4 - inside Auditorium Conciliazione. 3) City Sightseeing®Roma: Termini Station Visitor Center, Via Giolitti 36, near Mercato Centrale. 4) City Sightseeing®Roma: Vatican Museums: Visitor Center, Via Veniero 74, in front of Vatican Museums.

Start times

Hop-on Hop-off tour commences from 9:00am. Guided tour leaves from the Visitor Vatican Museum at 10.30, 12 and 1.45.


Guided tour: 2.5 hours. Hop-on Hop-off ticket is valid for 48 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will be issued with an open-dated ticket voucher which can be redeemed at anytime on your visit to Rome. Upon redemption you will receive your 24 or 48 hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket and also book your Vatican Museums tour (for some point in the next three days, subject to availability).
  • If you choose the guided tour option, there are four guided tours per day commencing at at 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm (subject to change, please check locally). These tours depart from the Visitor Vatican Museum. You will need to arrive 45-minutes before your intended departure time. Please note: Each tour covers the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.
  • Entrance into the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Low-cut or sleeveless tops or shorts will be not permitted for men and women. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted to enter the Vatican.
  • Certain stops and sections of the tour may occasionally be subject to last minute changes and closures without notice.
  • Large handbags and rucksacks are not permitted inside the Vatican Museums and cloakroom services are not available. We recommend not taking a large bag on your visit to the Vatican Museums.
  • Please have a valid photo ID with you, as you might be asked to present that for security reasons.
  • 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.