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Big Bus: 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Free Walking Tours

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Explore the historically vibrant city of Rome with this Hop-On Hop-Off tour that not only allows you to explore the depths of the Eternal city at your own pace, it provides you with an exclusive guided walking tour. With carefully designed routes, these bus stops allow you to see the best of Rome in just 48 hours!


  • Enjoy sightseeing in the Eternal city in the lap of a feature-packed, double-decker tour bus with free wifi onboard as well a multilingual audio guide.
  • Hop-On and Hop-Off at your own pace across 2 routes and traverse the length and breadth of the Eternal city with the entire 48-hour duration of your ticket.
  • Absorb the city's rich history and enjoy four exclusive walking tours that are inclusive of this 48-hour ticket!


  • Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off access for 48 hours.
  • Access to 2 routes - the red and purple routes.
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard.
  • Multilingual audio headset (9 languages).
  • Sightseeing across key attractions in Rome.
  • Hop-On Hop-Off map of Rome.
  • 4 walking tours.
  • Disability access.


  • Entry fee to various attractions.

super flexible cancellation policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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With 9 audio guide languages, free wifi onboard the air-conditioned double-decker bus, this will truly enhance your touristic experience. The informative pre-recorded commentary is available in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin, Arabic, and Russian.

These Hop-On Hop-Off tickets let you board and get off at any of the stops on the red and purple routes as often as you like! You will have the chance to explore each of the attractions on the route at your own pace and, with numerous bus stops present around town and buses departing every 10-15 minutes, you'll never have to wait too long.

On the red route, you get to conveniently explore major sightseeing attractions such as the Colosseum, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia, Circo Massimo, and The Vatican. On the purple route, you will get the chance to explore the historic Appian Way as well as visit the Catacombs & Church of San Sebastiano.

Your 48-hour ticket is an excellent way to see the entire city if you're pressed for time. From the comfort of your seat atop the open deck bus, you’ll get endless panoramic views and photo ops of Rome’s top attractions without having to worry too much.

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Bus Stops

Red Route

Stop #1: Termini Station

Stop #2: Santa Maria Maggiore

Stop #3: Colosseum - Purchase entrance tickets here.

Stop #4: Circo Massimo

Stop #5: Piazza Venezia

Stop #6: Vatican City & Castel Sant’Angelo - Purchase entrance tickets here.

Stop #7: Ludovisi / Spanish Steps -Purchase entrance tickets here.

Stop #8: Piazza Barberini / Spanish Steps

Purple Route

Stop #1: Termini Station

Stop #2: Santa Maria Maggiore

Stop #3: Colosseum

Stop #4: Porta San Sebastiano

Stop #5: Catacombs & Church of San Sebastiano - Purchase entrance tickets here.

Stop #6: Caffarella Park

Stop #7: Domine Quo Vadis

Stop #8: Terme di Caracalla

Stop #9: Circo Massimo

Stop #10: Piazza Venezia


Red Route:

Low Season (October - March):

The first tour from Stop #1 begins at 9:00 AM.

The last tour from Stop #1 begins at 6:00 PM.

High Season (April - September):

The first tour from Stop #1 begins at 9:00 AM.

The last tour from Stop #1 begins at 7:00 PM.

Purple Route:

The first tour from Stop #1 begins at 9:00 AM. The last tour from Stop #1 begins at 5:00 PM.

Walking Tour Timings

  • Vatican & St. Peter's Square

This tour begins at stop #6: Vatican City & Castel Sant’Angelo. You will have the chance to see the main surroundings of Vatican City and St. Peter’s Square

Start Time: 12:00 PM

  • Roman Forum & Colosseum

This tour begins at Piazza Venezia - Big Bus Stop 5. On this tour, you will enjoy views of the majestic Altare della Patria before passing along the Roman Forum and ending the tour at the Colosseum.

Start Time: 3:30 PM

  • Pantheon & Piazza Navona

This tour begins at Stop #6: Vatican (Lungotevere Tor Di Nona. This exclusive walking tour will give you the chance to catch a glimpse of some of Rome's most important landmarks, especially the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

Start Time: 2:00 PM

  • Barberini Square & Spanish Steps

This tour begins at Barberini - Big Bus Stop 8. Here you will get a chance to visit the iconic Spanish Steps and the Barcaccia fountain. The tour ends at The Hard Rock Cafe Rome.

Start Time: 5:15 PM

Reduced Price Tickets

Child tickets (children below 15 years of age) are available at a reduced price.

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How to Redeem Your Tickets

You will receive an email with your Big Bus: 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Free Walking Tours voucher shortly. You need not print this voucher. Just display your voucher on your mobile phone to easily redeem your bus pass from the driver upon boarding one of the double-decker sightseeing buses. You may start your tour from any of the 9 stops on this route.


Your ticket is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. Your ticket can be activated on any day of the week regardless of which date you choose on the next page. The ticket is activated upon your first ride and will be valid for the duration of the ticket, in this case, that would be 48 hours, starting at the time of that ride.

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