City Sightseeing Rome hop-on hop-off tour bus

Hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus visiting all Rome's main sights every day of year

City Sightseeing Rome Hop On Hop Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus

See the city from above: City Sightseeing Rome sightseeing bus


City Sightseeing is one of the most popular hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses in Rome, at the moment one of no less than five such sightseeing buses in Rome all visiting the top attractions in Rome.

City Sightseeing operates all year round with a single route of eight stops that service all the major sights in the city centre of Rome.


Hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses are now permanent fixtures in nearly all of the world's tourist cities and the City Sightseeing franchise is one of the biggest.

You will find City Sightseeing not only in Italian cities like Rome, Florence, Pisa and Naples but worldwide in six continents ranging from cities such as Cape Town to Sydney and New York.

The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360 degree panoramic views as you travel along your route.

You have the choice of 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket, valid from first use with which to make use of the many stops in the most beautiful, cultural and evocative city. The tour operates 365 days per year.

The buses are equipped with a personalised disposable audio-guide system in 8 different languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese), providing recorded commentary throughout the tour.

There are 8 stops in all, servicing all the main tourist icons of Rome with departure frequencies between 10 and 20 minutes depending on season.


If you were to stay on the bus for the entire loop the scheduled time is 1.5-2 hours.

There is also free Wi-Fi aboard each bus.

City Sightseeing Rome Sightseeing Bus Route Map

2019 map: City Sightseeing bus route map (PDF Format)

City Sightseeing bus stops & route map

1. Via Marsala (Termini station)

2. Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica)

3. Colosseo (Colosseum and Ancient Rome)

4. Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus)

5. Piazza Venezia (Capitoline Museums, Pantheon)

6. Vaticano (Vatican City)

7. Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain)

8. Piazza Barberini (for Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese)*

* On Saturday afternoons after 3pm and Sundays bus will go to the Spanish Steps

Tickets: 24-, 48- & 72-hour tickets, plus attraction combos

HoHo ticket options: HoHo and attraction combo passes available combining a 48-hour ticket with entrance to the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, St Peter's, or all three.

Child ticket agebands: 5-15 years

First departure: 9am (Termini Station)

Last departure: 7pm April to September, 5pm October to March. In the summer months there is a later departure of 10pm from terminal B.

Frequency: Every 15 minutes

Audio languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese

Other comments: Free Wi-Fi

City Sightseeing Rome Hop On, Hop Off Open Top Tour Bus Tickets

Hop-on hop-off bus & attraction ticket bundles - save time & money

For nearly all first time visitors to Rome, St Peter's, the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are must visit places on their itinerary.

You can purchase all in one tickets for the following combinations:

- 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus + audio guided tour of St Peter's Basilica

- 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus + skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum and entrance to the Roman Forum

- 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus + Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

- 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus + tickets for all 3: St Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museums and Colosseum

City Sightseeing Rome Hop On, Hop Off Open Top Tour Bus Tickets

Rome City Pass - hop-on hop-off Rome bus + fast track entrance tickets to key attractions

The Rome City Pass is aimed at first time visitors to Rome who want to visit the top tier attractions (Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum and Roman Forum) within two days and still have time to experience the rest of Rome.

You get fast track admission tickets to the Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum and Roman Forum with audio guide to the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica.

You also get a 1 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus to get you around Rome in an informed manner.

The Rome City Pass also comes with optional return airport transfers with Terravision, the leading airport bus line for Rome and a 20% discount to other museums and excursions both within Rome and beyond.

Note: New for 2019: timeslot entries are now in place at the Colosseum in Rome. You are required to select your timeslot in advance. You will receive a confirmation email upon booking and and on your voucher you can read how to reserve your timeslot. Although you can do this at the Colosseum Ticket Office, it is sensible to do this online in advance because otherwise there is no way of securing your preferred date and time.

  • 1 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus

  • St Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museum skip-the-line tickets incl. Audio guide

  • Colosseum + Roman Forum skip-the-line ticket

  • 20% discounted entry to other Rome attractions and excursions

  • Optional return Rome airport bus tickets (Terravision)

Rome City Pass For Rome
Vatican Museums Tours & Fast Track Tickets

Vatican Museums Fast Track Tickets   €27.00

Fast track admission to Vatican Museum

Vatican Museums Fast Track Tickets + Audio Guide  €34.00

Fast track admission to Vatican Museum with Audio Guide

Vatican Museums Fast Track Tickets + Early Entrance    €52.00

Fast track admission to Vatican Museum before public opening

Vatican Museums Fast Track Access With Coach Transfers    €66.00

Tour in English plus hotel pickups

Vatican Museums Private Tours With Fast Track Access    Prices vary on numbers

Your own personal guide for your own grouo of 1 to 9 people

St Peter's Basilica Tours & Fast Track Tickets

St Peter's Basilica Fastrack with audio guide    €19.50

Fast track access to St Peter's together with audio guide in choice of languages

St Peter's Basilica guided tour    €27.00

Small group tour maximum 20 people

St Peter's Basilica guided tour with access to cupola (Dome)    €49.00

includes lift access to the dome of St Peter's with far reaching views

St Peter's & Vatican Museums Combined Tours

Vatican Museums + St Peter's (With Fast Track Access) Tour 1    From €23.00 + admissions

Guided 3 hour walking tour with Fast Track Access + early/evening entrance options

Vatican Museums + St Peter's (With Fast Track Access) Tour 2    From €58.50

Guided 3 hour walking tour with Fast Track Access + early/evening entrance options

Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St Peter’s    €96.50

Entry when doors open to Vatican Museums + St Peter's Basilicas

Vatican Museums, Vatican Gardens & St Peter’s guided tour with breakfast    €139

Complete tour of the Vatican with American breakfast in the Vatican Cafeteria

Vatican Gardens Tours

Vatican Gardens Walking Tour    €41.00

Includes admission to Vatican Museums

Vatican Gardens Bus Tour    €85.00

Includes admission to Vatican Museums

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Colosseum & Roman Forum fast track tickets    from €18

2 Day fast track admission ticket to: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Colosseum & Roman Forum Walking Tour   from  €45

Fast Track Admission & 3 Hour Guided Tour

Walking tours (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi...)

Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon,Trevi    €35.90

3 hour walking tour with admissions. Afternoon tour

Spanish Steps, Pantheon,Trevi,Navona    €39.00

3 hour afternoon walking tour

Villa Borghese Gallery

Villa Borghese Fast Track Tickets     €18.50

Fast track admission ticket for a 2 hour slot

Villa Borghese Fast Track Tickets+ Guided Tour    €57

Fast track admission ticket for a 2 hour slot

Villa Borghese & Gardens    €59

2 hour tour of gallery + 1 hour gardens tour

Other popular City of Rome tours

Best of Rome by bike    €39

3 hr tour of Rome's highlights by bike

Best of Rome Coach Tour    €33/€91

Half or Full Day coach tour of main sights

Roman Gladiator Lesson     from €55

2 hour lesson in becoming a Roman Gladiator

Night Tours of Rome    €29/€51

Choice - walking or coach tour of Rome by night

Private tours of Rome

Flexible customised private tours of Rome by car   

Luxury executive vehicles (1 to 8 passengers)

Private sightseeing tour of Rome by golf cart 

A novel, fun way to see Rome (1 to 3 passengers)

Tours From Rome
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