Gray Line Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus and Rome's Velabrum Valley

Gray Line Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus and Rome's Velabrum Valley

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  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour with a walking tour of Velabrum Valley
  • Audio commentary in 13 languages
  • Detailed route map of bus
  • Walking tour with a professional guide
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! (No need to print)


Hop-on hop-off bus tour and guided walking tour to the Valley of Velabrum give you chance to enjoy the popular attractions of Rome. With open-top buses, you can witness panoramic views of the city. Listen to the audio commentary in a language of your choice and learn about the city and landmarks. The bus ticket has a validity of 24 hours.


Hassle-free travel is the key to happiness. Jump on board and sit comfortably on the bus to see all the attractions of Rome city. Uncover the secrets of Rome with a hop-on hop-off bus tour along with a guided walking tour of Velabrum Valley. An expert guide will meet you to begin the walking tour.
Rome is a mysterious city and you can witness all the major landmarks which will be an incredible experience. Enjoy a tour of the Velabrum. Go back in time to approximately 3000 years ago to a previous century. Listen to the stories that will help you know how Rome came into existence.
Velabro comes from the word velus meaning marsh in Latin. It is believed that the valley from the Roman Forum to the Tiber was submerged by river water and over a course of time it became a swampy area. Velabro's name was changed to velabrum showcasing the characteristic of this area.
This area is worth visiting as it is believed that the founders of ancient Rome Romulus and Remus were found in a basket. People say that Romulus and Remus were found by a she-wolf and took care of them. It is also believed that the she-wolf was not an animal but she was a poor courtesan named Acca Larentia. She used to visit the place to earn bread butter and found Romulus and Remus.
Velabro is an area that preserves great history, myths, and beauty. Here you will explore architectural beauties. Also, you will come to know the emergence of idioms and customs of the past. Visit ancient temples, churches, and arches that will greet you to reveal interesting stories and secrets.
The tour will begin from Piazza Bocca della Verità and then pass by the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedian constructed in the 7th century on the border of the Foro Boario which is an ancient food market in proximity to the Tiber River. This is an ideal model of medieval architecture.
Bocca della Verita is a significant marble mask and is still feared today.It is a must-see for people visiting Rome. Since 1632 it stood on the pronaos wall. During the last century, Bocca della Verita makes its presence in movies. This was the stage for the scary scenes in the film ‘Roman Holiday’ and it contributed to the film's success.
Now the tour will continue to the Quadrifrontal Arch which is popularly known as the Arch of Janus which will take to St. George Church in Velabro. This thousand-year-old church was named after the St. George of Cappadocia, the venerated saint and martyr from the East. There are several stories related to St. George of Cappadocia and the most famous is that he killed a dragon and also saved a princess.
The Arch of the Argentari is located next to this church. This is popular because of magic. It is believed that if pronounced in front of this arch you can become rich. If you are lucky and not greedy then you will become rich.
You will then reach Piazza della Consolazione and witness the Tarpeian rock. Then you will witness the Church of San Nicola in Carcere. See the Foro Olitorio and Foro Boario and understand how temples are well preserved till now.
It is time to book the combo tour and know more tales and magic.


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)
Velabrum Valley Walking Tour:
Meeting Point: Stop n°4 Hop On Hop Off Gray Line - I Love Rome City Tour Piazzale Ugo la Malfa - Monument to Giuseppe Mazzini
Schedule: Saturday and Sunday only, at 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 5:00PM and 7:00PM.
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Please be there at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Please keep in mind the timeslot you select at booking corresponds to the start time of the Velabrum Valley walking tour, which operates on Saturday and Sunday only, at 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 5:00PM and 7:00PM.


  • Hop-on Hop-off Open-top Bus 24-hour Ticket
  • Free Wifi on board
  • Audio guide in 13 languages on board the Pink Bus (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic)
  • Detailed Bus route map
  • Walking tour of Rome's Velabrum Valley with a professional guide


  • 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.
Flexi Ticket: Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Velabrum Valley Walking Tour: Stop n°4 Hop On Hop Off Gray Line - I Love Rome City Tour Piazzale Ugo la Malfa - Monument to Giuseppe Mazzini.

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)
This tour will operate in any weather condition
Comfortable shoes are recommended
Bring your own bottle: the street corner fountains (Nasoni) of Rome provide excellent free and drinkable water!
24-hour ticket: Valid only for the calendar day of travel selected at the time of booking for 24 hours of use from the time of the first stamping.
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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No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.