Rome city sightseeing bus - Roma Cristiana

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

Roma Cristiana Rome hop on hop off open top sightseeing bus
Roma Cristiana Rome hop on hop off bus

Roma Cristiana is at the moment one of no less than five hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses in Rome all offering a very similar service with almost identical buses.

Roma Cristiana is one of the cheapest as well as having some of the highest frequencies, so you spend minimal time waiting for the next bus.

However, the Roma Cristiana buses has a unique identity and heritage that is distinctive from all the other competing tours.

Roma Cristiana Tour - Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi

Roma Cristiana is part of Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, a branch of the Vicariate of Rome, an organ of the Holy See, directly overseen by the Cardinal Vicar to the Pope.

Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi offer a range of tours and activities in Rome of which the Roma Cristiana tour bus is just one highly visible part.

The services are very much targeted at visitors to Rome with an interest in things religious, especially pilgrims. It is very strong on the Vatican as you would suspect with their ownership.

The key aspect in terms of coverage is that Roma Cristiana as well as covering all the key major tourist hotspots of the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Vatican etc, go further out with additional stops for some religious sites notably the Basilica di San Giovanni, the cathedral church of Rome and the official seat of the Bishop of Rome (the Pope).

The Roma Cristiana tour bus

Vatican Museums
See the Vatican Museums on your hop-on, hop-off tour

A modern audio-guide system in 8 languages (Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese) describe for you every stop of the way, along with the sites most interesting from a religious, historical, artistic and cultural point of view.

There is 1 route with 14 stops that covers most of the centre of Rome.

In addition to 24-, 48- and 72-hour duration tickets there is also a day ticket valid for one calendar day and a panoramic tour of Rome ticket that takes you on one full lap of the tour watching the Eternal City unfold before your eyes with commentary without getting off.

The service runs everyday, including Sundays and holidays. Buses broadly run between about 9am and 6pm.

Roma Cristiana tickets, prices & map

=2019 map: Roma Christiana bus route map (PDF Format)
2019 map: Roma Christiana bus route map (PDF Format)

24-, 48- & 36-hour & day tickets

These are the fully flexible traditional tickets that give unlimited rides on the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing buses for a 24-hour or 48-hour period. Day tickets are valid for one calendar day so if you start at any time the ticket expires that same evening.

1 Circuit tickets

A cheaper ticket option that is one circuit of the hop on, hop off route enabling a couple of hours to get orientated with the city of Rome before you strike out independently.

You still get full access to the informative audio guides that will give you a basic briefing on the main tourist icons passed as well as perhaps introducing you to some that you were not aware off.

Timetables and frequencies

First departure: 9am (Termini Station), 9.25am (St Peter's Basilica).

Last departure: 6pm (Termini Station), 6pm (St Peter's Basilica).

Frequency: Every 10-15 minutes

Online reservations

Pay by credit card and print out the voucher that is sent to you.

You need to take the voucher with you and exchange for tickets on boarding the bus.

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Roma Christiana hop-on hop-off bus, tickets
Rome hop-on, hop-off bus (ORP) - daily open bus

• Choice of 1-day, 24, 48 or 72-hr tickets • Children under 10 free of charge • Audio guide included • Free Wi-Fi

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Roma Christiana hop-on hop-off bus, tickets
Rome hop-on, hop-off bus (ORP) - panoramic bus tour

• 1 lap on sightseeing bus • Children under 10 free of charge • Audio guide included • Free Wi-Fi

Roma Cristiana tour bus plus Rome public transport bundle (1 & 3-day tickets)

The Vatican & Rome Card

It's a straight forward proposition, combine the Roma Cristiana hop on, hop off city sightseeing bus with a 1 or 3 day public transport pass.

The public transport covering all of Rome's metro, tram, suburban train and bus system. Roma Cristiana is one of Rome's leading Hop On, Hop Off sightseeing buses that visits all the major sights in the city of Rome.

Both are combined in one convenient and money saving pass that covers all your transport requirements when visiting Rome.

Roma Christiana plus public transport pass - more information

Vatican Rome Travelcard


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Travel Card Vatican & Rome for the Hop on Hop off Bus and City Public Transport

• Includes hop-on, hop-off bus, metro, public bus, tram and trains • Children under 10 free • 1-day or 3-day tickets available

Omnia Card - 3-day pass hop-on hop-off bus, public transport pass, Roma Pass & Vatican Card

Adult €129, Child (6 to 9 Years Old) €59

The Omnia Card is the most comprehensive sightseeing pass.

When you buy this exclusive travel and sightseeing card, you get access to all Rome’s public transport with a 3-day public transport pass, the Roma Cristiana hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus, Roma Pass and Omnia Vatican Card.

The pass is offered through Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi (ORP) a branch of the Vicariate of Rome, organ of the Holy See directed by the Cardinal Vicar of the Pope.

This complete solution to your transport and sightseeing needs include:

  • Roma Cristiana hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus

  • 3-day public transport pass

  • Fast track admission to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with the Omnia Vatican Card

  • Fast track admission to St. Peter’s Basilica with the Omnia Vatican Card

  • The Roma Pass with free entry to two top Rome attractions like the Coliseum, Borghese Gallery, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and Capitoline Museums

  • Discounted entry to more than 30 other Rome attractions with the Roma Pass

Omnia card - find out more

Omnia Card


Omnia Card
Travel options and entry into top attractions in Rome

• FREE entry to two top attractions including the Colosseum • Includes hop-on, hop-off bus • 3-day public transport pass • Fast-track to Vatican and Sistine Chapel • Fast-track St Peter's


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