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Hop-On Hop-Off Rome Bus Tour

Price: $90.00
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This hop-on, hop-off tour of Rome offers an easy and comfortable way to reach the eternal city from the port of Civitavecchia. After an approximately 90 minutes drive you will be dropped off near Castel Sant' Angelo (the Vatican area). From here, the nearest bus stop is only approximately a 5 to 10 minute walk from the drop off site.

The excitement begins as you climb aboard your double-decker bus to visit the famous landmarks of the Eternal City. Ride on the top deck for beautiful panoramic views as wind through Rome to the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, St. Peter's Basilica, and much more.

Hop off the bus to view the area around the Vatican or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, one of the most photographed fountains in the world. While on tour you can walk up the steep slope of the Spanish Steps, a walkway between two piazzas that has been referenced in many songs and films. Make sure to stop for a bite of delicious pasta and a cup of espresso as you make your way through the city!

During this hop-on, hop-off tour you can listen to pre-recorded commentary available in 9 different languages that will provide you with the history and culture of Rome. You will also have a bus host who can give you information regarding walking tour itineraries.

With this tour bus system that stops by more than 8 major landmarks every 15 minutes, you get to spend as much time as you want at the sites you truly want to see. At the appointed time, the shuttle will return you to Civitavecchia.

Please Note: The Hop-on Hop-off route runs every 20 minutes and it takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete the routes without getting off; the ticket includes unlimited rides on the double decker buses for the day booked. The tours are narrated in English, Italian Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, Russian, Arabic, and Portuguese. First and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The Red Route includes the following stops:

  • Termini Railway Station
  • Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Colosseum
  • Circo Massimo
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Vatican
  • Trevi Fountain / Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Barberini / Spanish Steps

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
8 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Welcome Center. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes. Guests should bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen if necessary.
Guests must be able to get in and out of the transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair. There is a 5 to 10 minute walk in Rome from the drop off / pick up point to the nearest bus stop. The walk is over uneven surfaces and cobblestone streets.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 5 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsHop-On Hop-Off Rome Bus TourNovember 26, 2018

Reviewer: Allan Merima
Great way to get to Rome from Civitavecchia and much cheaper than what the cruise ship offers! The meeting point was easy to find for our trip back to Civitavecchia and the driver was on time and actually parallel parked the bus at our meeting point. Never seen that before!

5 Stars Hop-On Hop-Off Rome Bus TourOctober 24, 2018

Reviewer: Audrey
GREAT way to see Rome

4 StarsGreat ExperienceJuly 23, 2018

Reviewer: Ashley Pham
Great Experience, I just wist the stops were bit brighter or larger so we know where each stop were

4 Stars1 stop shopping July 02, 2018

Reviewer: MarvLS
Crown Princess June '18. Ship did not offer On/off tour of Rome. They basically had "transfers" to Rome at a higher rate, then on your own. Took free shuttle from ship to port transfer point. Bus and guide were waiting. Others on the bus had different tours, so each benefited from multiple itineraries. The guide kept us entertained on the long drive to Rome. We arrived at The Vatican and split to our respective tours. From there it was a short walk across the river and we were aboard The Big Bus catching all of Rome's highlights in our limited 5 hour window. A little confusion about the return meeting point caused 2 people to miss the return bus, but the guide said he would wait and assist them, while the rest of us left so as to not jeopardise missing the boat...the only disadvantaged of not taking a Ship's tour. Independent transfer to Rome and separate On/off bus ticket might have been more cost effective, but this was more informative and the 1Stop shopping very convenient.

5 StarsLots of places of interest June 11, 2018

Reviewer: Kathaleen
We were on a cruise so didn’t have much time, however we wanted just to visit a few places, the bus itself was clean and the audio worked well, before getting to our stop which we wanted , it took us to other areas and gave a brief summary of everything we saw. The last stop for us was near the Vatican which was very close to where we were getting picked up by the cruise bus to take us back. Wished we had more time but on the whole it was a good experience

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