Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Rome

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Rome

From US$ 56.51 per person

Discover Rome on this one-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers the highlights of the Eternal City. Discover the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

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English, Italian
Audio guide included
Chinese, English, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover Rome’s famous historic sites and landmarks by open-top bus
  • Enjoy engaging and insightful digital commentary as you explore
  • Stroll through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the heart of Ancient Rome
  • Visit the Colosseum and learn about its history of gladiatorial combat
  • Learn more with bonus self-guided audio tour options when you hop off the bus
Full description

Experience the best of Rome with a 24-hour open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus taking you through the Eternal City and its major highlights. Hop off and explore at your own pace, plus receive admission to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.

Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

While aboard the bus, listen to engaging audio commentary in 9 languages to learn about Rome’s long and rich history. When hopping off, continue the adventure by taking advantage of the complimentary digital, self-guided walking tours.

Explore the Vatican first, passing Castel Sant’Angelo en route to St. Peter’s Square to take in awe-inspiring views of St. Peter’s Basilica. Discover Barberini Square and the iconic Spanish Steps before taking a stroll nearby to soak in the stunning beauty of Trevi Fountain.


Big Bus Rome Red Route:

• Termini Station

• Santa Maria Maggiore

• Colosseum

• Circo Massimo

• Piazza Venezia

• Vatican / Castel Sant’Angelo

• Spanish Steps

• Piazza Barberini 


Enjoy the included access to the Colosseum, an amphitheater built during the Roman Empire that entertained Romans for over 500 years.

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Visit the Roman Forum, the birthplace of Ancient Rome, and explore what was once the heart of the Empire.

Learn how the Forum was the central point of Ancient Rome’s politics, religion, and culture. See where Romans voted in their elections, watched trials, and gathered to hear speeches.

Explore Palatine Hill, which was once the high-society neighborhood of Ancient Rome’s grand elite. Explore the ruins that Roman emperors and aristocrats once called home.

  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus access
  • Audio commentary
  • Live bus tracking
  • Choice of 4 bonus self-guided audio walking tours
  • Entry ticket to the Colosseum
  • Entry ticket to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Archaeological area map
  • Refreshing tissue

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    Meeting point

    Big Bus Tours Rome Colosseum Information Kiosk Piazza del Colosseo, 4470 (corner of Via di San Giovanni in Laterano & Via Labicana). Tickets for the bus tour can be exchanged starting from 9:00 AM. Colosseum entrance time is set as per booking.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    •  Your Colosseum ticket entrance time is not exchangeable, the check-in time at the Information kiosk at via Labicana and via San Giovanni in Laterano corner is 30/40 minutes before the actual entrance to the Colosseum
    •  Late arrivals won’t be able to enter the Colosseum
    •  Buses on the Red Line depart every 15-20 minutes from 9 AM
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

    based on 20 reviews

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    February 6, 2023

    Muy buena experiencia

    December 28, 2022


    It was amazing

    October 23, 2022

    Product ID: 303788