Free Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Rome

Rome Bus Tour

  • Rome Bus Tour
  • Rome Bus Tour
  • Rome Bus Tour
  • Rome Bus Tour

OMNIA Vatican & Rome Card Benefits:

Free 3 Day Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
Normal Ticket Price: €32

Enjoy views of the Coliseum, St Peter's Basilica and Circus Maximus from the comfort of a Rome city tour bus and hop on and off to explore at your leisure

The best way to discover the Italian capital is with a hop on hop off Rome bus tour. See all of the city's popular and iconic sights from a Rome open top bus tour and jump off whenever you feel like it to do some exploring. With 12 central and popular stops around the city, it’s the perfect way to plan your day and see the sights without tiring yourself out!

First departure: 09:00am (Termini Station), 09:30 (St. Peter basilica).
Last departure: 06:30pm (Termini Station), 06:45pm (St. Peter basilica).
Frequency: every 10/15 minutes
On board commentary available in: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese, Russia

Things to see:

Coliseum
One of Italy’s top landmarks, the Coliseum is a highlight on the Rome hop on hop off bus tour. With a stop directly outside the famous amphitheatre of ancient Rome, you’ll be able to witness the iconic façade that has stood the test of time. 

St Peter’s Basilica
Venture further into the Vatican City, as this bus tour takes you to St Peter’s Basilica – the centre of the Catholic Church and a holy destination for pilgrims far and wide. Observe the imposing dome, Rome’s most dominant feature along its skyline, and admire the work of Michelangelo, Bramante and Bernini in its architecture.

Piazza Navona
Rome is famous for its baroque architecture and there’s nowhere better to admire the style than in the famous Piazza Navona. Adorned with three large fountains and marble statues, the piazza is framed by baroque buildings and restaurants pouring onto the cobbles. A favourite for locals and tourists alike, it’s a great place to stop for a coffee and watch the world go by, as well as to admire the classic architecture of the city.

Click here for a map of the Rome open top bus tour route.

Did you know - Rome facts:

  • Piazza Navona was built on the ancient Stadium of Domitian – also known as Circus Agonalis, “the competition arena”. It’s believed the name Agonalis morphed into Navona over time - which also explains its oval, stadium shape
  • Circus Maximus was so big it could seat nearly a quarter of a million people – that’s 200,000 more people than the Coliseum
  • Although the Coliseum was renowned for its gory gladiator fights – it was also a venue for festivals and miniature boat races!

 

How to get there:

Open top bus tour departure points at Termini Station & St Peter’s Basilica

  • St Peter’s Basilica:
    • Ottaviano-S.Pietro-Musei Vaticano (Metro A line)
    • Piazza del Risorgimento (Tram 19)
  • Termini:
    • Termini (Metro A & B)
    • Most buses/trams

see the: full list of attractions included

Great Value. If you are planning on staying in Rome for at least 3 days I would highly recommend The Omnia Vatican & Rome Card. The access to public transport especially the underground and the open top buses make getting the card extremely valuable. Having the added benefit of getting free entry to some of the sites also saves a lot of money. The queues in Rome can become long due to the popularity of the city and its tourist attractions so there are significant time saving benefits to being able to skip queues. My husband and I were able to see everything we wanted to see in 3 days by using this card - skipping queues and ease of travel on the open top buses to all the attractions. It was also nice to sit down and take a break from walking by sitting on the open bus for a few circles while also seeing the city sights.
Sandra MacDonald from UK

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

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Address:

Piazza Pio XII, 9 - 00193 Rome

Telephone:

+39 06 69896.380