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Rome: Best of The Eternal City Combo Tour

Product ID: 303788
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Discover the best of Rome with this 18-stop, hop-on hop-off bus tour that covers the highlights of The Eternal City on two different routes. You'll also receive skip the line tickets for The Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Valid 2 days
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Skip the long lines at the Colosseum and go straight inside
  • Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace
  • Marvel at the Eternal City's top sights from an open-top bus
  • Discover the city by foot on 1 of 4 daily walking tours
Full description
Explore the Eternal City from the comfort of an 18-stop, hop-on hop-off bus tour that covers all of the highlights, using both the Purple and Blue Lines. Along the way, listen to a recorded commentary in 9 languages about the city, its rich past and its best-known sights. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for 48 hours. 

Receive your Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill entrance tickets at the information kiosk next to the Colosseum, at the corner of via Labicana and Via di San Giovanni in Laterano. Choose your entrance time when exchanging the online voucher.

Take advantage of 4 daily guided walking tours included in the price of your ticket. On the first, explore the Vatican, passing Castel Sant’Angelo on your way to St. Peter’s Square. Another introduces you to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona and ends at Piazza Venezia. The following tour begins where the previous one left off and takes you around the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. The final tour begins in Barberini Square and ends on the iconic Spanish Steps. 

Red Line (City Center Line)
• Termini Station
• Santa Maria Maggiore
• Colosseum
• Circo Massimo
• Piazza Venezia
• Vatican/Castel Sant'Angelo
• Ludovisi/Spanish Steps
• Piazza Barberini

Purple Line (Catacombs Line via Appia Antica)
• Termini Station
• Santa Maria Maggiore 
• Colosseum
• Porta San Sebastiano/Museo delle Mura
• Catacombe San Sebastiano/Ancient Appia
• Caffarella Park
• Domine Quo Vadis Church
• Terme di Caracalla
• Circo Massimo
• Piazza Venezia
  • Skip-the-line Colosseum ticket
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill fast-track ticket
  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • 4 guided walking tours

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Meeting point

Big Bus Tours, bus stop 1

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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
• The Purple Line departs every 60 minutes
• The Red Line departs every 10-20 minutes

From US$ 72.48 per person

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Big Bus Tours Rome

Product ID: 303788