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Hop on Bus Tours


Open Top Red Bus

Start Point: Line A: Via Marsala
Line B: Santa Maria Maggiore
Duration: Line A: 110 minutes
Line B: 80 minutes
Frequency: Line A: 120 minutes
Line B: 60 minutes
Season: Year round daily (exc 25 December and 1 January) 2009
Ticket Validity: 24 hours
Commentary: Pre-recorded Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese.

Bus + Boat Details

Departures: Daily


You may board and redeem your voucher on the bus at any of the 9 stops throughout the city.

First tour departs from Termini Station and San Pietro at 9:00am. The last tour departs from Termini Station at 6:45pm and San Pietro at 7:45pm. Tours depart every 15 to 20 minutes, subject to traffic conditions.

Return Details:

You may disembark the bus at any of the 9 stops throughout the city.


Cruise departs from both St Angelo Pier (opposite Sant'Angelo Castle, left bank) and Trastevere (right bank)

Departure Time: 10:00am from both departure points.

Return Details:

Last departure from both boarding points (approximately):
March 15 - November 15 :7:30pm

November 16 - March 14 5:30pm


Rome Red Hop On Bus Tickets - 2 Routes with interconnections

Cost: $22.00 pp

Itinerary Details, Downloadable Pamphlets & Secure Online Booking

Legend tells of Romulus & Remus and the seven hills of Rome. Today this City is home to one of the World's largest Churches - the Basilica di San Pietro (St Peter's Church), approached through the marvelous elliptical Piazza within the curving wings of the magnificent colonnades and see the famous Swiss Guardsmen of the Vatican State. With galleries and museums, an amazing cafe culture, the magnificent Colosseum, Trevi Fountain & Spanish steps, Rome never fails to inspire and amaze. On our tour of the 'Eternal City' you'll see the highlights and experience it all for yourself! Your ticket is valid on both routes.

Green Bus and/or Boat Combination - 1 Route

Cost: $22.00 pp

Itinerary Details & Secure Online Booking

Explore Rome at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off itinerary through the heart of Rome. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360 degree panoramic views as you travel along your route.

The buses are equipped with a personalized throwaway audio system which functions in 6 different languages, providing recorded commentary throughout the tour. There is also an English and Italian speaking host onboard each bus to assist with any queries. You will be provided with a set of earphones which you keep and use for the duration of your ticket.

You have the choice of a 24 or 48 hours ticket with which to make use of the 9 stops in the most beautiful, cultural and evocative areas of the Eternal city. The tour operates 365 days per year.

The double decker red bus departs Termini Station every hour giving you plenty of opportunities to explore each stop in detail. If you were to stay on the bus for the entire loop, it would take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

If you purchase the 48 hour bus ticket, you also have the option to add a 4 hour hop-on hop-off Rome cruise. It's a great way to enjoy Rome and move effortlessly around the city, especially in high season. The combined ticket offers a perfectly planned route of Rome's major sites coupled with the absolute freedom to alight and re-board the bus or boat as you wish. 24hr-cruise is available for purchase with the 48-hr bus ticket only. The cruises depart every 35-minutes. Also, if you pre-book this cruise option, the total price represents 10% saving!

Rome Hop On Boat Tickets

Cost: $15.00 pp

Itinerary Details & Secure Online Booking

Cruise down the River Tiber and see Rome from a different perspective on this hop-on hop-off river cruise. While listening to an entertaining and informative commentary, you'll cruise between Tiberina Island and Cavour Bridge.

As you cruise, you'll discover almost three thousand years of amazing Roman history with the recorded commentary headsets. You can choose to board at either Trastevere or St. Angelo Pier (near Vatican City) where boats depart every 30 minutes. English speaking staff will be waiting to greet you. The loop lasts approximately one hour, and you can stay on or jump off at any stop. It's the ideal way to see the sites of Rome at your own pace.