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Rome Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour Plus Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Discover Rome at your own pace with a ticket that combines a 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with a guided tour taking in St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel.

Explore Rome at your own pace with a 48-hour hop-on, hop-off open top bus tour before enjoying a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica.

With 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 through to the incredible Raphael rooms.

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, before exploring St Peter's Basilica.

As well as the guided tour, 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 48 hours 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

  • 48 hour hop-on/hop-off bus tour of Rome
  • 2.5-hour guided tour of St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel
  • Skip-the-line entrances
  • Experienced guide

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities


Daily, except Sundays.

Departure location

Hop on Hop off bus ticket: Any official City Sightseeing bus stop or one of the five Vistor Centres; Guided tour: Visitor Vatican Museum.

Start times

Hop-on Hop-off tour commences from 9:00am. Guided tour leaves from the Visitor Vatican Museum at 11, 12, 1.30 and 2.30.


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 48 hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket plus tour tickets.
  • There are four guided tours per day commencing at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm (subject to change) which depart from the Visitor Vatican Museum. You will need to arrive 45-minutes before your intended departure time.
  • 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 the St. Peter Basilica will be closed the following days: March 13th, 29th, April 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, May 30th, June 20th, August 16th, November 2nd and December 27th, 31st. The Vatican Museums will be closed on September 27th.