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Hop-On Hop-Off Rome Bus Tour

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Hop-On Hop-Off Rome Bus Tour

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. Due to security reasons, this tour is only available for cruise guests. Hotel guests cannot be accommodated on this tour.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 15 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsNice overview of the RomeJanuary 29, 2020

This was a great way to get an overview of Rome in the summer where the outside temps were hot and the bus was air conditioned. It was nice being able to hop on and off throughout the day.

5 StarsGreat option to get back to RomeJanuary 11, 2020

Reviewer: Brandy McCormack
Easy to catch the bus to Rome after the cruise. We weren't able to use the Hop on/off bus once we got to Rome because we also booked a walking tour of the Colosseum that took longer than expected.

4 StarsRome Tour by Bus--good way to see the cityJanuary 05, 2020

Reviewer: Jill Mendelson
Good way to circle the city and see the highlights. Slow going due to traffic, but all the passengers were pleasant and the ear phones worked well enough.

5 StarsJust do it! October 28, 2019

Reviewer: Susan Roberts
Buy your ticket ahead or on the street that day...the circle route has 8 major stops and you can get on and off...if you exit at the Coliseum you can buy a ticket on the street...walk to Coliseum, Forum, etc, and expect delays even if you buy a tour to skip the lines,,,but just being there even in a line is so spectacular you will not believe it until you look at your photos! Don’t miss the Forum! Do use toilets whenever you see one...there are hardly any anywhere unless you are in a restaurant.

5 StarsFantastic DayOctober 11, 2019

Reviewer: Diane Aylett
From leaving the ship in the morning, to returning in the afternoon, all the connections ran like clockwork. The hop on hop off bus was great. It enabled us to see everything we wanted to see at our own pace. The coach taking us to and from Rome was easy and we were able to see more of the countryside.

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