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Gray Line Rome: Open-Top Bus, Vatican, and Colosseum (Essential Rome)

Gray Line Rome: Open-Top Bus, Vatican, and Colosseum (Essential Rome)

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Highlights

  • One run ticket so no hop on hop off
  • Enjoy unlimited and free Wi-Fi onboard
  • A guided tour can be split into one or two days
  • Expert guide to give insight into different attractions
  • Skip the line ticket for popular landmarks Vatican Museums and Colosseum
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! (No need to print)

Overview

Now save your time and money with our combo tour. Enjoy the best of your Rome with this bus pass. You can easily travel across Rome without burdening your pocket. See the Rome from the top deck. The ride becomes more exciting when combined with a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum. Skip the line ticket to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel saves time. Go back in time and delve into 2000 years of history.

Itinerary

Grab the opportunity to see the important landmarks of Rome. Sit comfortably on the bus and listen to the audio guide that is available in 13 languages. This combo bus tour includes a single ride and a guided tour. You can ride the bus from any of the 8 stops at your convenience. Hop off the bus once the tour is completed.
 
Enjoy 1.5 hours bus ride and witness all the attractions. Get your favorite seat and sit comfortably for the journey. Admire the beauty of important monuments and feel the vibes at the city’s squares.
 
Get ready to see the captivating Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Discover Colosseum and travel back in time. You will feel like walking on the street of ancient Rome.
 
The bus will take you to popular attractions of Rome like Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colosseum Archaeological Area, Circus Maximus, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and lots more. A guided tour to Vatican Museums gives you an opportunity to witness 20,000 artworks. Explore the most spectacular sections of museums comfortably as everything is planned well.
 
Enjoy the preferred entrance once you meet the guide at the meeting point. This is a must-do tour and you will visit the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and Raphael’s Rooms to see the work of the great painter. Admire School of Athens Raphael’s painting which is one of the most popular arts across the globe.
 
Next, get into the Sistine Chapel which is a popular museum and treasures several artistic and cultural masterpieces. Here you can see Michelangelo’s artwork also. Look up and fall in love with the beautiful colors and vibes of the chapel.
 
The great Roman Empire is still an important topic to discuss among historians and the stories of the Roman Empire are popular all over the world. Romans had invaded several parts and nearby places. They also imposed their traditions and culture on that place and this can be seen all across the globe especially the places nearby Italy.
 
Ancient people of Rome have gifted many artistic beauties to their upcoming generations. A guided tour of the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater will make you feel like you are walking on the same path as the ancient Romans. Throughout the Colosseum journey, an expert guide will accompany you and tell you different stories about the Roman people. You will get to know how they happily spent their free time. You can learn about the two thousand years of history by exploring this iconic landmark.
 
Then your tour will continue to Palatine Hill which is an important and original place where the Romulus and Remus story came to life thousands of years ago. Enjoy incredible views that leave you awe-struck.
 
Next, cross the Roman Forum popularly known as the Forum Magnum showcases the glory of Rome. This was once a very crowded place with lots of noise. People from different backgrounds and classes like politicians and the military used to outspread their ideas to the common man before elections.
 
Enjoy your trip to Rome by combining a one-run ticket with guided tours of the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum. Experience the best of Rome with open top bus and you can also enjoy guided tours in one day or two days. So book your tickets now and enjoy the trip to the capital of Italy.

Schedule

Hop-On, Hop-Off:
First Bus: 9:00am from Largo Peretti
Last Bus: 5:30am from Termini
End of Services: 7:30pm
Full Loop: Approx. 110 Minutes
Frequency: Buses depart every 15/20 Minutes from Termini Station (Stop 1)
 
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour:
Meeting Point: Stop no.6 of the Hop on Hop off (in Lungotevere Tor di Nona, 7)
Schedule: Operates every day (except on sundays and religious holidays) at 8:30 AM, 10:45 AM and 2:00 PM.
Duration: The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours
We will meet you in Piazza del Risorgimento, right in the centre of the square, next to Bar L’Ottagono. Our tour staff will wear pink garments with the brand I Love Rome.
Please be there at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Colosseum Tour:
Meeting Point: We will meet you at the Arch of Constantine. Our tour staff will be in pink with the brand I Love Rome.
Schedule: The tour operates daily at 02:30 PM (during the High Season, April to October) and 04:00 PM; at 01:30 PM (during the Low Season, October to March).
Duration: The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours and will end in the archaeological area of the Colosseum.
Please reach the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Inclusions

  • One Run Open-Top Bus Ticket (no hop on hop off)
  • Free and unlimited Wifi connection onboard our pink Open Bus
  • Audio commentary of the main attractions of Rome available in 13 languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic)
  • Map of the bus route
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Preferred access entrance ticket
  • Expert guide
  • Mandatory headset with single-use earphones from 11 people
  • Guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Preferred access entrance ticket
  • Expert guide
  • Mandatory headset with single-use earphones from 11 people

Exclusions

  • Hotel Transfers
  • Food and Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • All which is not listed under "Included"

Redemption Info

First Departure Point: Gray Line I Love Rome Visitor's Centre, Termini Station (Piazza dei Cinquecento in the middle of the square). However, you can board the bus at any stop and voucher can be exchanged directly with the driver.
Mobile and paper vouchers are both accepted at all stops.
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Please reach the meeting point atleast 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Flexi Ticket: Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour: We will meet you in Piazza del Risorgimento, right in the centre of the square, next to Bar L’Ottagono. Our tour staff will be in pink with the brand I Love Rome.
Colosseum Tour: We will meet you at the Arch of Constantine. Our tour staff will be in pink with the brand I Love Rome.

Know Before You Go

Voucher: Mobile and paper vouchers are both accepted at all stops. (We recommend to bring a printed copy)
Wheelchair accessibility: No
On board Wi-Fi: Yes (Please ask bus staff for password)
One Run ticket: Valid only for the calendar day of travel selected at the time of booking for one run only. No hop off.
Unfortunately, this tour is not accessible to guests with limited mobility or wheelchairs
The underground stations closest to the guided tours' meeting points are Ottaviano (Metro A) for the Vatican Museums tour and Colosseo (Metro B) for the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tour
Please note that for the Vatican Museums tour, shoulders and legs must be properly covered

Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. In "normal times" Rome is a busy city, especially during special events, summer holidays and at weekends. Traffic congestion and road closures -may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!
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Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.