City Sightseeing 48 Hour Rome Hop on Hop off and Skip the Line Vatican Entry
The Hop on Hop Off city bus tour is an ideal way to see the Eternal City, home to St Peter's Basilica, one of the world's largest churches. The route has stops near the Vatican, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps along with other highlights. Your Hop On Hop Off bus ticket is valid for 48 hours. Your skip the line Vatican Museum ticket is valid for 1 entrance on one day. Entry is any time between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm every day except Sundays.
Tour stops include Santa Maria Maggiore, Colosseo, Circo Massimo, Piazza Venezia, Vaticano, Fontana Di Trevi and Piazza Barberini.
Bus Stop in Piazza Venezia has been moved in Via del Teatro Marcello (opposite site of the Teatro Della Cometa)
This tour is provided on an Open Voucher basis. There is no need for reservations, simply take your voucher to one of the main start points, and they will validate your bus ticket.
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
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Via Marsala near Termini Train Station or Largo di Villa Peretti near Termini Train Station
Any regular stop along the route
This bus tour runs daily year round except December 25
Tour runs from Marsala near Termini Train Station every 15-20 minutes Apr-Oct and every 30 minutes Nov-Mar
First departure 9:00am; last departure 5:00pm (October-May) and 7:00pm (June-September) (all times are subject to change)
Entrances other than Vatican Museum, meals, transportation to/from hotel
People wearing shorts, low-cut clothing or with uncovered shoulders may not be admitted into museums and churches.
Pre-recorded commentary on the bus is available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.
Meeting point for the Vatican is the City Sightseeing Vatican Visitor Center.
Redeem your paper voucher for your Hop on Hop off ticket and the Vatican ticket directly on board a CitySightseeing bus or at the City Sightseeing Coliseum Visitor Center on the first floor at Via IV Novembre 149 (open daily 9:00 am -2:00 pm) or the City Sightseeing Vatican Visitor Center, in Auditorium Conciliazion at via della Conciliazione 4 (open daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm) or the City Sightseeing Repubblica Visitor Center at Piazza della Repubblica - inside Eataly (open daily 9:00 am-6:00 pm) or Termini Station Visitor Center at Via Giolitti 36, near Mercato Central (open daily 9:00 am-4:00 pm) or Vatican Museums Visitor Center in front of Vatican Museums at Via Veniero 74 (open Monday-Saturday 8:30 am-4:00 pm). You must retain your voucher until you have your ticket for the Vatican plus validation to ride the Hop on Hop off bus.
The Vatican Museum is closed on Sundays. January 1, 6, Ash Wednesday, March 19, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, April 27, June 29, August 14, 15, November 1 and December 24, 25, 26 (all religious holidays).
Bus stops vary on Sundays. Check with driver for Sunday schedule.
Itineraries are subject to change without notice.
Supplier is not responsible for disruptions or line diversions beyond its control.
Estimated intervals at each stop are approximately, as they may be affected by traffic conditions.
For safety reasons, luggage, awkward bags, large backpacks or bulky bags are not permitted on City Sightseeing buses.
Paper voucher must be exchanged on the open bus branded CitySightseeing. (Showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted.)
Small and medium sized domestic animals are only permitted on City Sightseeing buses if they are leashed and muzzled or in a clean, secure pet carrier. The animal must not cause any disturbance or make a mess. The driver can deny access at any time. Owner is responsible for any damage.