Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Optional Cruise Port Transfer

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Rome

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Optional Cruise Port Transfer

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Rome
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From US$ 29.25 per person

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Unravel the mysteries of The Eternal City on an open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Enjoy an optional round-trip transfer from Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal to Rome city center.

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Duration 7 hours
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Audio guide included
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Russian


  • Hop on and off the sightseeing bus in Rome and explore the city at leisure
  • Enjoy a transfer from Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal to Rome (if option selected)
  • Avail of the free Wi-Fi and headphones while aboard the sightseeing bus
  • Learn the history of Rome from the onboard commentary (available in 9 languages)
  • Get on and off the bus close to the most popular and significant sights in Rome
Full description
Make the most of your cruise stopover at Civitavecchia Port and by exploring Rome with an all-encompassing hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Select the transfer option for a pick-up departure from Civitavecchia Port at 9:15 AM and drop-off next to Castel Sant'Angelo near Vatican City to board the open-top sightseeing bus. Hop off at any stop, all conveniently located next to the most famous monuments in the city. Learn the history of Rome with the on-board digital commentary available in 9 languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese). Ride along as you view fascinating must-see landmarks, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. Stroll among the gods at the miraculously preserved Pantheon and marvel at the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica; or seek inspiration with poets and painters on the Spanish Steps and drive through the immense Borghese Gardens.
  • Roundtrip transfer from Civitavecchia Port to Rome city center, if option is selected
  • Tour assistants on each hop-on-hop-off bus in Rome and on the Port to Rome transfer
  • Open-top hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Rome on red and yellow lines
  • Wi-Fi and headphones on bus
  • Audio guides in 9 languages
  • Ticket valid for 3 different sightseeing busses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • The shuttle service only operates on days when cruise ships are in port
  • The morning check-in is by 9:15 AM and you would be returning to the port around 5:30 PM
  • The Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing buses are wheelchair accessible; however, for the motor coach transfer from the port, customers are required to walk a couple of steps to board the bus
  • Please include the cruise ship's name into the booking
  • The ticket is valid for 24 hours from the moment you validate your online voucher and is valid for three different sightseeing companies in Rome covering the historic city center
  • The walking tour app information will be provided when you receive the printed ticket in Rome
  • The tour ticket includes the ride on the red and also on the yellow tour line
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 134 reviews

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This was a great way to see the highlights of the city when you only have a short time to visit. Included in our ticket was the transfer on SIT Shuttle Bus from the Civitavecchia cruise terminal to Rome. For those who may have trouble walking It is quite a walk to the Hop on Hop Off Bus stop from the SIT shuttle drop off point. Catching a taxi is a good idea for those with impaired walking abilities. The full route was longer than advertised because of traffic but for us that was fine. We enjoyed seeing the city on top of the bus. The Hop On Hop Off signs were easy enough to spot. There were employees around the area pointing us in the right direction. The Get your Guide Employee at the cruise terminal was very informative and did his job well. He made sure we understood where to go and what to do.

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March 24, 2023

It connected fine although the connection between the ship's shuttle bus and the shuttle to Rome itself didn't provide much of a seating area whilst waiting for the shuttle to Rome. I have ticked the box for travelling with a family member (teenager) - this is a little incorrect as my family member is 35 yrs old but the choices below omits the option of travelling with family member who is over 20yrs old

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March 24, 2023

This tour was very good. Very informative and hits all the Rome highlights. The only issue we encountered was finding the Big Bus after the bus from the port dropped us off in Rome. There were no instructions in the advance emails so once the bus drops you off, walk in the same direction the bus is facing to the bus/train terminal which will be on the left. The Big Buses load there.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 97863