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Combo: 24-Hour Hop On Hop Off + Guided Walking Tour of Rome's Jewish Ghetto

4.6
Mobile Ticket
1 hr 30 mins

Experience the Eternal City from a panoramic open bus in this 24-hour hop on hop off bus tour that includes a guided walking tour of the historic Jewish Ghetto neighborhood.

highlights

  • Experience the most popular sights of Rome from an open bus that allows you to hop on and hop off as you please – across eight stops – in a 24-hour timeframe. Along with sightseeing all over the city, enjoy an informative guided tour of the Jewish Ghetto.
  • With buses running every 30 minutes, listen to an audio guide available in 13 languages and enjoy WiFi aboard the bus which will take you past awe-inspiring world-famous attractions like the Vatican City, Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum.
  • Other attractions you’ll see in a unique and panoramic way are the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Barberini, and more.
  • Take a guided tour of the Jewish Ghetto – one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Rome that has shaped so much of the city’s culture and history.
  • Listen to the stories and history behind unique buildings like the Great Synagogue, Teatro Marcello, Portico d’Ottavia, and more.

inclusions

  • 24-hour ticket for the hop-on-hop-off open-top bus tour
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Audio guide in 13 languages on board the Pink Bus
  • Detailed bus route map
  • 1.5 hours walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto with a professional guide

exclusions

  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities

super flexible cancellation policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

your experience

Hop On Hop Off Open Bus Highlights

With this 24-hour hop-on hop-off open bus tour, you’ll see the attractions of Rome in a uniquely panoramic way. From Rome’s busiest station – the Termini Station – to the gigantic and iconic Colosseum, this tour includes all the must-see attractions of the city. Visit the holy Vatican Citya nd Sistine Chapel, the Mouth of Truth (where ancient Romans believed that if you told a lie with your hand in the sculpture’s mouth, your hand would be bitten off!), Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and more. Don’t forget you’ll have an informative audio guide to inform you about each attraction and make the experience more rich and engaging.

Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

One of the best and least-known attractions of Rome is the Jewish Ghetto area of the city. Established in 1555 in the Rione Sant’Angelo near the Tiber River, various discriminatory laws (such as professions Jews could take up such as selling fish) ruled the Jewish Ghetto. Even through this, Jewish culture thrived and was an integral part of shaping the culture of the city. The Ghetto also saw mass deportation of Jews and suffered atrocities during the Nazi occupation of WWII. It rebuilt itself after the war and the parts of the neighborhood that you can enjoy today are testament to the enduring strength and struggles of its people.

With a professional guide, visit attractions like the Teatro Marcello – also called the Jewish Colosseum for its resemblance to the original Colosseum – where artistic performances were once held. Today, the top floors are inhabited by some of the oldest Jewish families in Rome. You’ll see the exteriors of the Great Synagogue which is the largest synagogue in Rome and was built in 1901 after the Italian Unification. Pass by the Fountain of the Turtles – a late Renaissance-inspired structure – and the ruins of the ancient Portico d’Ottavia which rises from under 20-feet below street level. Gastronomically, you'll also have the chance to savor traditional Jewish-Roman cuisine like delicious artichokes or tarts made with ricotta cheese and sour cherries.

know before you go

Important Information

  • Starting from 10 January 2022, a REINFORCED GREEN PASS (i.e. the one issued following vaccination or recovery from COVID, also called SUPER GREEN PASS) will be mandatory to visit museums and other places of culture. A surgical mask will continue to be sufficient for access. FFP2 masks will be compulsory on long-distance transport, i.e. high-speed trains, aircraft, ships and vehicles.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking.
  • This tour is suitable for wheelchair users.
  • This tour operates in any weather conditions.
  • Tip: Bring your own bottle as the street corner fountains of Rome provide excellent free and drinkable water.

Itinerary

Open Bus Highlights and Stops

  • Termini Station
  • Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Colosseum Archaeological Area
  • Circus Maximus - Mouth of Truth
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Vatican City, Sistine Chapel and Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Barberini and Trevi Fountain

Walking Tour Highlights

  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Teatro Marcello
  • Portico d’Ottavia
  • Synagogue (exteriors)
  • Via del Portico d’Ottavia
  • Piazza Mattei
  • Fountain of the Turtles
  • Palazzo Manili
  • Piazza delle Cinque Scole
  • Piazza Cenci
  • Ponte Fabricio

Audio Guide Languages

  • Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, and Arabic.

Timings

  • The tour is available every Sat and Sun.
  • English, Spanish, and Italian walking tours are available at 9am.

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

Guided Walking Tour of Jewish Ghetto

  • Meet your guide in front of: Antico Caffè.
  • Address: Via del Teatro di Marcello, 42, 00186 Roma RM, Italy.
  • Landmark: Stop no. 5 Hop On Hop Off Gray Line - I Love Rome City Tour.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Teatro Marcello/Ara Coeli, a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.
  • Board buses 30, 44, 51, 63 and more to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Venezia, a quick 6-minute walk to the meeting point.
  • Board trams 8 and 8L to get you there.

Validity

This ticket is valid for 1 day from first use.

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