Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Roman Forum & Colosseum Tour

3.7 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: Sightseeing Experience

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Roman Forum & Colosseum Tour

Activity provider: Sightseeing Experience

From US$ 85.49 per person

Explore Rome at your own pace with a 24/48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket for an open-top bus. The tour also includes a guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Printed voucher required
Duration 1 - 2 days
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Skip the ticket line
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Spanish, Italian, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Admire the finest structures of Imperial Rome
  • Benefit from skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Take a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum
  • Enjoy the panoramic views from Palatine Hill
  • Hop on and off the open-top sightseeing bus at your own leisure
Full description

Discover Rome at your own pace with a combined 24/48-hour ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, and a guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and citizens on a tour of Ancient Rome, with skip-the line entrance to the Roman Forum. Walk along the Via Sacra and immerse yourself in Roman history. The main path through the Roman Forum, the Via Sacra once sparkled with festivals and triumphal processions.

End at the Temple, which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated. Visitors from around the world still leave flowers and candles at the site to this day.

Before reaching the Colosseum, get a general overview of Palatine Hill where legend has it Romulus founded the city of Rome. The hill looks down over the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus chariot-racing circuit.

Once inside the Colosseum, your expert guide will teach you about the amphitheater's bloody past, with tales of gladiators, mock sea battles, and executions.

After discovering the highlights of Imperial Rome, you can use your 24 or 48-hour ticket for the open top hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus to discover more of the city in a convenient way.

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Roman Forum
  • Skip-the-line entrance to Palatine Hill
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum
  • 24/48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • WiFi onboard the buses
  • Food and drink
  • Entrance fees to all other attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Head to any of the Open Bus stops, where you can exchange your voucher on board for tickets. You must do this at least 2 hours ahead of your attraction entrance time. • Make sure you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before your selected time slot.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Bags

Know before you go

  • Operating times for the bus:
  • - 09:00 to 19:00 during summer
  • - 09:00 to 17:00 during winter
  • You can enjoy free WiFi on board the buses in Rome, encouraging you to blog, tweet, and upload photos along the way.
  • You must wear an FFP2 type mask. No refund will be granted in the case of faulty
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 35 reviews

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Difficult to find visitor centers

While the skip the line ticket worked very well for St. Peter's Basilica, it didn't work at all for the Colosseum. Had to find the ticket exchange counter at the Roman Forum first - then we went in there and got tickets for the Colosseum at 12pm. When we were there, we would have had to wait about 2 hours in the blazing sun because of the many people. Questions didn't help either - everyone has to go through it, that's just the security check - was the answer. At St. Peter's Basilica, however, you were smuggled through the check with the ticket on the side. We then continued the tour and didn't get back until 4 p.m. - there was moaning that the tickets were no longer valid - when we got upset we were let in. The bus sometimes stops very far from the sights and only has a few stops - it's different in other cities. The route is also short.

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March 21, 2016

These tickets are excellent, well worth it and you save a lot of money

Had an amazing time in the beautiful Roma. These tickets meant we didn't need to worry about spending a lot of money while we were there. Save a lot of money by pre booking this. Can upgrade your tickets so you get a guided tour but even that doesn't cost much extra. Highly recommend!!!

January 24, 2016

Too much trouble to exchange tickets

It is too troublesome to exchange tickets, and it is not only exchanged once. The scenic spot ticket has been exchanged three times, and it is not the same place.

May 31, 2016

Product ID: 50720