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Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Highlights
  • Comprehensive tour of Rome aboard a hop-on, hop-off bus saves time
  • Audio commentary on board the bus sheds light on Rome's ancient history
  • Choose from different time periods and upgrades to create a tailored itinerary
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Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Tour
From US$34.44
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Classic TicketMost Popular
1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Ticket 4 Walking Tours: Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Pantheon and Piazza Navona
US$34.44
Premium Ticket
2 Days Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Ticket 4 Walking Tours: Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Pantheon and Piazza Navona and Catacombs Line
US$41.97
Deluxe Ticket
3 Days Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Ticket 4 Walking Tours: Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Pantheon and Piazza Navona Catacombs Line and Night Tour Catacombs & Caracalla Tour (purple line)
US$51.65
Overview

Cover more of Rome in less time on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a great way for independent travelers to see the city. Tailor your sightseeing by hopping off at any stop that interests you, including highlights such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Circus Maximus, and Vatican City. While on board the bus, listen to commentary about the sights you pass for crucial context. Choose between the Classic, Premium, or Deluxe ticket to suit your budget and schedule.

What to Expect

Make your way to any one of the stops, voucher in hand, to step on board the bus. When booking, you'll choose a 24- or 48-hour Classic, Premium, or Deluxe ticket, which allows for any vacation itinerary or budget. This comprehensive tour of Rome lets you cover all of the highlights in much less time than a self-guided exploration or combination of other tours would.

Each ticket option includes four guided walking tours, and the Deluxe ticket includes a route past the Catacombs of San Sebastiano. Tours run between 9am and 5pm, and you can start and end at any stop of your choosing. Plan to allow at least 1.5 hours for the full tour, plus more time if you plan on hopping off and exploring individual sights.

On board the bus, slip on the headphones to listen to audio commentary about the stops. Learn about Rome's ancient history and its evolution into a modern, thriving city. The bus' eight stops are centered around highlights such as Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman forum, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great help from “Asif” the tour guide

We met a wonderful man named Asif While waiting at one of the bus stops. He works for big bus tours. He was incredibly helpful to us! He clearly knew everything there was to know about the walking tours and the bus tours. We greatly...More

Thank Mike93108
Reviewed 1 week ago
Intermittent service

We purchased the 72 hour ticket for our time in Rome, and whilst in general, it did what it says on the tin, I.e. you have a set route with set stopping points where you can hop on and hop off, I would say that...More

3  Thank Sarah M
BigBusRome, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Big Bus Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Customer, We thank you for having taken the time to write this review for us. Your impressions are very important for us and we will take definitely into account you your considerations regarding the lack of service you received. We hope that despite this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Do not... I repeat, do not use thi company

We bought tickets for the Big Bus hop-on-hop-off tours of Rome. Our guide and the information pamphlet both said that the last stop for Piazza Venezia would come at 7:50 p.m. We were at the stop 7 minutes early, and the bus never showed. We...More

Thank Shelley P
BigBusRome, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Big Bus Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Customer, Your review is highly appreciated and helps us to understand what we can do to improve our service. We are very sorry if Big Bus did not meet your expectations, we work hard every day in order to let our customers live a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great

Had an awesome day jumping on and off. Did several loops and was a great way to see some major attractions. Would highly recommend. For those who have whinged must not understand the concept of the tour and have higher expectations than what they paid...More

Thank Nathan E
BigBusRome, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Big Bus Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for this comment, we are sincerely happy that you enjoyed our tour. Our customers' reviews are extremely important for us in order to know how we can improve our service. Considering your satisfaction with our service we hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
A quick and convenient way to discover Rome and it’s hidden treasures.

So much to see in Rome and if you don’t have the time to see it all then you must take the Hop on Hop off bus to understand this city and choose the attractions that you find most appealing. Don’t forget the Catakisms just...More

2  Thank Raymond W
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Navigate814396
September 15, 2018|
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Response from Kylli999 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but don't choose BIG BUS, others are better.
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Response from Lorraine L | Reviewed this property |
You know what these crazy internet programs are like, it may be that you push some button that just discontinues the discussion. I would not worry about booking because you can always buy them at the time. I would wait until... More
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Response from mrquigley | Reviewed this property |
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