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Rome: Daily Hop-on/Hop-off Ticket

1. Rome: Daily Hop-on/Hop-off Ticket

Discover Rome’s art, architecture and history. With this hop-on/hop-off Rome package, you can explore the city in a manner that best suits your desires, giving you control of your holiday. You will wear headphones which will guide you in your selected language, allowing you to go out and enjoy the charms and atmosphere of the "Eternal City" at your leisure. The itinerary for your open-bus tour is as follows: · Terminal (Piazza dei Cinquecento corner Via Cavour)· Santa Maria Maggiore (Piazza dell'Esquilino, 12)· Colosseum (Via di San Gregorio- close to the entrance of Palatine)· Circus Maximus (Via del Circo Massimo- Belvedere Romolo e Remo)· Piazza Venezia (Via del Teatro Marcello in front of civic numbers 32 -34· Vatican City (Lungotevere Tor di Nona 7)· Villa Borghese (Via Ludovisi, 48)· Barberini Square (Via Barberini, 14)

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

2. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Organize your sightseeing tour and admire all of Rome's major attractions, including the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Spanish Steps. Enjoy stunning views on board of a comfortable double-decker bus and learn about the city's history as you listen to detailed audio commentaries. Also known as The Eternal City, Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Make the most of your vacation by exploring the city's historic monuments and exciting atmosphere with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Admire the architectural sumptuousness of Rome from the deck of the bus, or hop-off at any of the world-famous attractions, such as the Colosseum, Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Pick from 13 languages and learn about Rome's timeless beauty through the complimentary set of headphones. The pink buses are on the move all day long and will take you to the city’s most important monuments and cultural venues while you are comfortably seated. Hop-on and off at your convenience and reward yourself with marvelous views of Rome you will never forget from one of the single or double-decker buses. A Panoramic ticket includes: Stazione Termini Santa Maria Maggiore Colosseum Archaeological Area Circo Massimo - The Mouth of Truth Piazza Venezia - Shopping Area Vatican City, Sistine Chapel & Castel Sant'Angelo Spanish Steps Piazza Barberini and Trevi Fountain

Rome: Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

3. Rome: Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

Choose from many attractions, including sites such as the Colosseum and Vatican Museums with skip-the-line entry. Take in opera shows at night, see the Sistine Chapel, travel to a fun park, or take a wine tasting and food tour. Purchase a pass for the number of attractions you want to visit - with 3, 5 and 7-choice passes available. Simply present your voucher at the centrally located Roman Forum station where your professional staff provide you with all necessary information. There's plenty to choose from to make the most of your visit to Rome. Your pass will be activated upon scanning at the first attraction, following which it remains valid for the next 90 days. Choose from the following attractions: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Reserved Entrance Ticket• Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Reserved Entrance Ticket• St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour (no skip-the-line)• Modern Exhibition Art Gallery• Navona Underground with audioguide• Trevi District Underground with audioguide• Catacombs guided tour (no transfer included)• Roman Empire Museum (Capitoline Museum) Reserved Entrance• Leonardo da Vinci Experience with audioguide• The Altar of the Fatherland Elevator & Risorgimento Museum & Palazzo Venezia reserved entrance ticket• Trajan’s Markets Reserved Entrance Ticket• 1 day Hop-on hop-off bus• 1-hour bike rental• 72-hour public transport ticket• A night at the Opera (only if available)• Rome Imperial 3D show and audioguide• Caracalla Baths Reserved Entrance Ticket• Circo Maximo Virtual Reality Experience Reserved Entrance Ticket• Castel Sant’Angelo Reserved Entrance Ticket• Galleria Doria Pamphilj Reserved Entrance Ticket• Panoramic Terrace Breakfast• Panoramic Terrace Aperitif• Papal Udience + St. Peter's Guided Tour (only on Wednesday)• National Roman Museum (Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Baths of Diocletian, Palazzo Massimo) Reserved Entrance Ticket• Ara Pacis Museum• Pantheon Guided Tour• Street Art Guided Tour (only if available)• Caravaggio Guided Tour (only if available)• Jewish Ghetto Guided Tour (only if available)• Navona Underground, Pantheon +Trevi Fountain Tour (only if available)• Lateran Complex tour (only if available) • Vatican Gardens panoramic open bus + audioguide OUTSIDE ROME:• Ancient Appia Guided Tour (only if available)• A Walk in the Pontifical Villa Gardens in Castel Gandolfo• Pontifical Villa Garden Open Bus in Castel Gandolfo• Pope Summer Residence with audioguide in Castel Gandolfo• Ancient Ostia Reserved Entrance Ticket• Tivoli Villas: Villa Adriana or Villa D’Este

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Vatican Museums Ticket

4. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Vatican Museums Ticket

Discover Rome at your own pace with a combined 24 or 48-hour ticket for the official hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, and a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City. Have fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums which means more time exploring the world’s most extensive collection of art, and less time waiting in the famously long lines. Once inside, wander the galleries at your own pace, and see masterpieces of art by celebrated artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and more. Marvel at the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, and see ancient cartography in the Hall of Maps. Go to the Pinecone Courtyard and the Gallery of Candelabras. From the open-top bus, you will enjoy privileged views of the Eternal City’s main sights, including the Spanish Steps, Colosseum, and Imperial Forum. Why not throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain or sip an authentic Italian coffee in Piazza Navona – the choice is yours. Hop on or off at any of the stops listed below: • Via Marsala • Santa Maria Maggiore • Colosseo • Circo Massimo • Piazza Venezia • Vaticano • Fontana di Trevi • Piazza Barberini

Rome: Hop-on-Hop-off Bus with Vatican and Sistine Chapel

5. Rome: Hop-on-Hop-off Bus with Vatican and Sistine Chapel

Climb aboard a panoramic bus with a hop-on-hop-off ticket which lasts for 24 or 48 hours. Stop at 10 locations all around the city center and listen to a digitally recorded commentary onboard in 9 different languages. Explore the city and enjoy the best views of the city’s distinctive landmarks and learn about its fascinating 2.000-years history. Once you have chosen the tour option, meet up with your tour guide at the meeting point near the Vatican Museums. Start the tour with the Vatican Museums, where you'll skip the line and start exploring the vast collections right away thanks to the reserved ticket that comes with this tour. Enter into the museum by a spectacular big spiral staircase. Inside, find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces by Michelangelo. Enjoy views over the Vatican Gardens, be guided through the history and secrets of the Catholic Church, and hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists. Stroll through the Chandelier Gallery, Tapestry gallery, Maps Gallery, and Apartment of San Pio V. Towards the end of the tour, visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement. 

Omnia Vatican&Rome Card 24H

6. Omnia Vatican&Rome Card 24H

Make your stay in Rome an unforgettable and unique experience with a 24-hour OMNIA Vatican Card. Get free entry to Vatican attractions, such as the Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo’s miraculous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Visit the Saint John in Lateran Basilica, which holds the unique title of "archbasilica" and is among the oldest in the world. The card allows entry to all the top sights in the Vatican City, plus a 24-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Rome and a Catacomb of Rome at your choice. Receive a free guidebook and map to help you plan your itinerary, and enjoy dedicated itineraries to explore the city at your own pace. In addition, discover the majesty and culture of Rome, its fashionable shopping streets and its quirky, hidden gems with a state-of-the-art, self-guided sightseeing app that combines transportation and walking tours with high-quality audio narration, rich visuals, helpful text, and offline navigable mapping. Thanks to local storytellers, enjoy over 100 points of interest in the city, plus seek out the best photo spots and free wi-fi areas. Whether you follow suggested itineraries or simply explore at will, uncover Rome’s glories in your own way and at your own pace, by day or night. Navigate to personal drop-pins and travel across the city with auto-play commentary on carefully mapped routes by bus, tram, foot, or bicycle. Roma Cristiana Open Bus Stops(buses run every 45 minutes): 1. Vaticano - Castel Sant'Angelo 2. San Giovanni dei Fiorentini 3. Santa Agnese in Agone - Piazza Navona 4. Torre Argentina 5. Santa Maria in Ara Coeli (direction Termini Station) 6. Santi Apostoli 7. Santa Maria degli Angeli 8. Termini Station 9. Santa Maria Maggiore 10. San Giovanni in Laterano 11. Colosseo - San Gregorio al Celio 12. Circo Massimo - Santa Sabina all'Aventino 13. Teatro Marcello - Santa Maria in Campitelli 14. Santa Maria in Ara Coeli (direction San Pietro) 15. Largo Argentina - Santa Maria ad Martyres 16. Vaticano - Castel Sant'Angelo

Rome: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus with Guided Vatican Museums Tour

7. Rome: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus with Guided Vatican Museums Tour

Visit the Eternal City by riding the open Hop on Hop off Gray Line bus and admire Rome from its exclusive top deck! Combine your ride with a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! The Gray Line I Love Rome bus city tour will give you an overview of the most important monuments in Rome. Relax on board with audio commentary available in 13 languages. This pass includes a One Run ticket (i.e. a single ride), so you can ride the bus for all its 8 stops, getting on wherever you want and getting off at the end of your tour. Your ride will last about 1.5 hours so, find your spot, get comfortable and admire the best attractions in the city: Piazza delle Repubblica, Terme di Diocleziano, Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, Altare della Patria, Teatro Marcello, Castel Sant'Angelo and much more… This combo pass also includes a guided tour of one of the most iconic attractions in Rome: the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel! About 20,000 works of art await you within the walls of the Vatican Museums! No worries though, because every little detail has been planned meticulously to let you discover the museum’s most beautiful sections in total relaxation. Your expert guide will be welcoming you at the meeting point to start the visit with the group and enjoy this must-do tour of Rome thanks to the exclusive preferred entrance. The visit will include the Gallery of Tapestries, the superb Gallery of Maps, the Borgia Apartments to the wonderful Raphael’s Rooms. Finally, step into the Sistine Chapel to worship Michelangelo’s masterpiece and one of the museum's most famous cultural and artistic treasures. Come on, time to look up and lose yourself in the magic of the chapel. You just have to pack your bags and visit us! All current health regulations are applied and enforced by our staff and guide personnel so that you are always guaranteed the best standards.

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Vatican Museums Guided Tour

8. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Vatican Museums Guided Tour

Skip-the-line to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and enjoy a guided tour, including access to St. Peter's Basilica. Before or after, use your ticket for a 24/48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, that takes you to all the major sights, at your own pace. Explore the Vatican's legendary art and architecture by taking a guided tour through the Vatican Museums. Inside, discover the most important ancient art collection in the world, and follow your guide to the best galleries, full of frescoes, statues, tapestries, and historical maps. There, find the Borgia Apartment, La Pinacoteca Vaticana, and the beautiful Vatican Library. Continue to the Sistine Chapel to admire masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio, and Perugino. Gaze way up at Michelangelo's ceiling and revel in an experience you will remember for the rest of your life. Afterward, hop on and off the open-top sightseeing bus, to see all that the Vatican has to offer.

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Well organized, although there were long queues at the bus stops even in the off-season. Would it be necessary to use more buses?

very good for locating places to visit, and allows you to get off and get back on the bus, to film or photograph quietly.

Easy to find and do it! Good value of money. Have a hat with you in case it's too hot! :)

Great to see the large city comfortably! Audio guide was great.

Beautiful trip through ancient Rome, thank you very much