Rome Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour Plus Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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Discover Rome at your own pace with a skip the line ticket that combines a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour taking in the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel.

Our guide to Rome Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour Plus Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Explore Rome at your own pace with a 24 or 48-hour hop-on, hop-off open top bus tour before enjoying a guided tour of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel.

With either just a skip the line ticket or including an experienced guide leading the way, avoid the long queues and take in the most important works of the Vatican museums, from the famous Sistine Chapel.

The highlight of the tour will be the visit of the Sistine Chapel, where you can see with your own eyes the genius of Michelangelo.

The ticket includes a Double Decker Ticket meaning you can hop-on and hop-off the buses at any of the stops throughout Rome, giving you the freedom and flexibility to sightsee at your own pace.

Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours with either ticket entrance only or as a guided tour and includes two routes.

Line A

  • Stop 1 - Via Marsala
  • Stop 2 - Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Stop 3 - Colosseo
  • Stop 4 - Circo Massimo
  • Stop 5 - Piazza Venezia
  • Stop 6 - Vaticano
  • Stop 7 - Fontana di Trevi
  • Stop 8 - Piazza Barberini

Line B

  • Stop 1 - Largo di Villa Peretti
  • Stop 2 - Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Stop 3 - Colosseo
  • Stop 4 - Circo Massimo
  • Stop 5 - Piazza Venezia
  • Stop 6 - Vaticano
  • Stop 7 - Piazza di Spagna
  • Stop 8 - Piazza Barberini

Please note the Vatican Museum is closed every Sunday and on select religious holidays including Christmas Day. 



Daily, except Sundays.

Start times

Hop-on Hop-off tour commences from 9:00am. Guided tour leaves from the Visitor Vatican Museum at 10.30, 12 and 1.45.


Guided tour: 2.5 hours. Hop-on Hop-off ticket is valid for 48 hours.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Rome Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour Plus Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

  • You will be issued with an open-dated ticket voucher which can be redeemed at any time on your visit to Rome. Upon redemption, you will receive your 24 or 48-hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket and also book your Vatican Museums tour (for some point in the next three days, subject to availability).
  • If you choose the guided tour option, there are four guided tours per day commencing at 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm (subject to change, please check locally). These tours depart from the Visitor Vatican Museum. You will need to arrive 45-minutes before your intended departure time. Please note: Each tour covers the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.
  • Entrance into the Vatican is subject to a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Low-cut or sleeveless tops or shorts will be not permitted for men and women. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted to enter the Vatican.
  • Certain stops and sections of the tour may occasionally be subject to last-minute changes and closures without notice.
  • Large handbags and rucksacks are not permitted inside the Vatican Museums and cloakroom services are not available. We recommend not taking a large bag on your visit to the Vatican Museums.
  • Please have a valid photo ID with you, as you might be asked to present that for security reasons.
  • *CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.


Frequently Asked Questions for Rome Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour Plus Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

  • What does ‘Hop On Hop Off’ service mean?
    The ‘Hop On Hop Off’ formula allows passengers to get on and off the bus at their leisure, whenever and wherever they want, at any stop along the route, as long as the ticket is valid.
  • Where can we start the Hop-on, Hop-off tour from?
    Passengers can start the tour at any stop indicated along the route and at any moment of the day when the service is available.
  • Does the service offer any commentary or guide?
    Each bus tour allows passengers to listen to a recorded commentary via individual headphone sets, providing passengers with useful and interesting information about the history, culture, traditions and curiosities of the city.
  • Do I have to print the voucher?
    Yes, please make sure to print your voucher and bring it with you to exchange for your ticket.
  • How can I exchange the voucher?
    After purchasing your tickets you will receive a voucher. Print off this voucher and exchange it locally in Rome on board the City Sightseeing bus, directly with the driver. 

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