Rome: Hop-on-Hop-off Bus with Vatican and Sistine Chapel


Rome: Hop-on-Hop-off Bus with Vatican and Sistine Chapel

From US$ 101.32 per person

Maximize your time and explore Rome at your leisure with this hop-on-hop-off ticket valid for 24 or 48-hours. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and listen to audio guide commentary in 8 languages onboard the bus.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Audio guide included


  • Catch the bus as much as you like within 24 or 48 hours
  • Explore Rome at your leisure discovering all the highlights
  • Take advantage of 8 languages available on the bus' audioguide system
  • Save hours of vacation time with fast track tickets to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Choose from 1 of 8 stops to board the bus throughout the city
Full description

Climb aboard a panoramic bus with a hop-on-hop-off ticket which lasts for 24 or 48 hours. Stop at 10 locations all around the city center and listen to a digitally recorded commentary onboard in 9 different languages. Explore the city and enjoy the best views of the city’s distinctive landmarks and learn about its fascinating 2.000-years history. Once you have chosen the tour option, meet up with your tour guide at the meeting point near the Vatican Museums. Start the tour with the Vatican Museums, where you'll skip the line and start exploring the vast collections right away thanks to the reserved ticket that comes with this tour. Enter into the museum by a spectacular big spiral staircase. Inside, find many masterpieces from different periods of time, from classical Greek art to Renaissance masterpieces by Michelangelo. Enjoy views over the Vatican Gardens, be guided through the history and secrets of the Catholic Church, and hear about the rivalry between the Renaissance artists. Stroll through the Chandelier Gallery, Tapestry gallery, Maps Gallery, and Apartment of San Pio V. Towards the end of the tour, visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece: The Last Judgement. 

  • Entrance ticket for the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed skip the line access
  • Hop-on-Hop-off bus ticket available for 24/48 hours according to the chosen option
  • Headset
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • St Peter's Basilica visit
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The meeting point for the Vatican tour is inside the "Discovery Live tours" agency.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Green Line Hop-On, Hop-Off bus stops:
  • - 1 Terminal Discover Rome Termini Railway Station,
  • - 2 Santa Maria Maggiore
  • - 3 Colosseum
  • - 4 Circus Maximus
  • - 5 Piazza Venezia (Venice Square)
  • - 6 Vatican City
  • - 7 Villa Borghese
  • - 8 Barberini Square
  • - 9 Rome Termini Railway Station
  •  Group size for Vatican Museum tour max. 24 people
  • Dress code in the Vatican Museums: No shorts or sleeveless tops, and knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
  • All visitors and their luggage will be screened. This could lead to delays, especially on national holidays and events, even for pre-booked visitors
  • Late arrivals cannot join the group or reschedule unless they pay again
  • Child discount is applied only with a valid ID card
  • The activity may have a 20-30-minute variation due to organizational reasons
  • The basilica is often subject to sudden closures, and it is not possible to guarantee access
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

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October 25, 2022

Ontzettend behulpzame man bij het kantoor. Trip was wel een half uurtje verlaat. Maar de gids was onzettend enthousiast. Ze wist op alle vragen een antwoord. Leuke kleine groep. Zeker een aanrader.

October 9, 2022


Our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. Vatican and Sistine Chapel were just stunning!

July 17, 2022

Product ID: 228409