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Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

Roma, Italy
Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
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Get a comprehensive view of Rome's highlights and landmarks during this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Disembark at any of the eight stops to see iconic landmarks such as the Vatican City, Circus Maximus, the Pantheon, or the Colosseum. While on board the bus, listen to recorded commentary in nine languages that details the history, architecture, culture, and traditions of the Eternal City. Choose from a Classic, Premium, or Deluxe ticket, with a VOX digital walking tour included with each option.
  • Recorded audio commentary in nine languages, headphones included
  • Eight stops at landmarks such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican City, and the Trevi Fountain
  • Tickets available for 24-hour, 48-hour or 72-hour time periods
  • A VOX digital walking tour is included with all ticket options
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Recorded commentary in 9 languages: English, Italian Spanish, French, German, Chinese Mandarin,
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin, Arabic and Russian
24 - 72 Hour Hop on Hop off tickets
VOX Digital Walking Tours included with all tickets
Admissions to sights along the route

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Board the bus for your hop-on, hop-off tour at any of the stops along the route. Exchange your voucher for a ticket that is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, depending on your schedule and preferences.

Disembark at any point to explore areas that interest you. Spend as much time as you like at any one stop, or skip those that don't interest you. Climb down to explore Vatican City and learn about the history of the Catholic Church or throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, which legend has it ensures you return to Rome. Sit on the Spanish Steps and sample a local gelato or explore the Pantheon. Disembark to learn about the times of Roman gladiators in the Colosseum or stroll through the ancient Roman Forum. 

While on the bus, listen to recorded audio commentary in nine languages through the provided headphones. The recorded narrative gives a comprehensive history of Rome and details its current role as a thriving Italian metropolis. 

Each ticket option includes a VOX digital walking tour. Please see Itinerary section for a full list of stops.
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Operating Schedule:
  We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information. Approximate hours of operation are 9:00 – 19:00 (high season, from April until October); 9:00 – 18:00 (low season, from November until March) Buses are running from Friday to Sunday
Big Bus Tours Rome
Stop 1 - Termini Railway Station
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
Stop 2 - Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
Stop 3 - Colosseum
Circus Maximus
Stop 4 - Circus Maximus
Piazza Venezia
Stop 5 - Piazza Venezia
Castel Sant'Angelo
Stop 6 - Vatican / Castel Sant’Angelo
Spanish Steps
Stop 7 - Spanish Steps
Stop 8 - Barberini
Points of interest passed by on this route
Trevi Fountain
Piazza Venezia
Vatican Museums
Piazza Barberini
Big Bus Tours
Campo de' Fiori
Piazza Navona
Vatican City
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - Rome
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Easy to use, regular timetables, good, clear guided talk on the bus - don't forget your headphones!" See review
  • "It's great you can get off and explore on your own and then get back on to continue your tour." See review


898 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Bus was hot. Dirty. And...
, May 2022
Bus was hot. Dirty. And to crowded. Would never use it again. Was not impressed at all. Kathleen V Ashley.
That was no tour of Rome
, May 2022
Bus rarely dropped off close to attractions. Some spots were mentioned but never seen. Such as The Pantheon. Felt hustled at bus stops about buying face masks. Did not get good feel of Rome.
Standees on top deck a safety issue
, May 2022
Way too crowded. There should NEVER be standees on top deck of open top buses. It is NOT safe at all. Zero mask enforcement (signs all over bus to wear). Does NOT get close to attractions. Do a car/cab tour instead. Disorganized at stops. Not well run at all and I do these in many cities. Save your money and get a small group tour in smaller vehicle.
, May 2022
Great to ride around the city and listen to the information. Easy on and off when you want to see something more in depth.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Helpful for getting to all the prime Tourist spots
, May 2022
A little disappointed as the bus was crammed packed and their were only 5 buses running the route. Definitely useful though and helpful to getting to all the prime touristy spots‼️
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Little Hassle
, May 2022
Good way to get around, but slow in traffic. Biggest problem is the need to get your Viator voucher scanned and validated before you get on the bus: we ran around to multiple information kiosks (as directed) and kept getting pointed elsewhere. Wasted an hour trying to figure that out until we just got on the bus.
Big Bus Rome - Thumbs up!
, May 2022
I traveled with family and we enjoyed the convenience of getting on and off at different locations, and the history lesson!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great day
, May 2022
Easy to spot each stop and buses were pretty frequent that you could go see your sights and walk back to the stop. Little pieces of information given about the sights was excellent. I was with my 15 year old daughter and we both had a great time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not good value
, May 2022
We purchased tickets for the Big Bus & found that buses were overcrowded (long queues at popular stops) and as there was not an option to book a City Tours hop on / hop off service when we booked online, we were unable to board a city tours bus (same company as Big Bus). The full circuit of 7 stops takes around 1 hour when you could walk it in around 1 hour 40 mins Personally, it’s better to walk
, Apr 2022
Seeing all of the sights from above. We enjoyed the tour. Also, those with jet lag could doze on and off
2 travelers found this review helpful

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