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City Sightseeing Rome

Via IV Novembre, 147, 00187 Rome, Italy
0669797554
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Ranked #615 of 747 Activities in Rome
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Type: Tours
Description: Rome Hop on Hop Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We purchased tickets from our hotel for the bus, the Colliseum and the Vatican. They advertised a 48 hour tour on the web, including the two attraction tickets, however, they convinced our hotel concierge to have us buy the attraction tickets and only a 24 hours pass (22 Euros) and we were told to  upgrade to a 48 hour pass... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We've travelled to other cities and used this company's service with far better results. The information on the prerecorded tour was very light, often with long periods where the bus passed beautiful ruins without any information given, just the same 4 songs playing over and over. The staff were completely disinterested, often taking long breaks at stops upwards of 15-20... More

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Bucharest
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were a group of 5 adults and 1 child and we paid 100 euro for 1 day hop on hop off. It was much too expensive for the experience they offer. They say the buses are every 10 min, but this is not true. Also, they are almost always full and we had to wait for the second or... More

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Saudi Arabia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
56 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is the most information-light tour I have been on anywhere in the world. It almost seems the operators don't want you to know about Rome. Ratios: Music:6; Silence:3; Information:1 Try another company, a more specialized one may be better. If, however, you are happy to pay steep prices for transport that will get you (fairly) close to some of... More

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We brought prepaid tickets from hotel. Very expensive! Took ages to find bus stop as no signs and then had to wait half hour for bus. Staff on bus seemed bored and uninterested. Not enough room either. Not worth the money! Going to other towns in Italy so may use other bus tour companies.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Before we went to Rome, I read up on some blogs and reviews, and even though some said they had been pleased with the hop on, hop off service, I was glad we didn't for several reasons. One, we weren't dictated to by a bus service route, two, we saw lots of things we probably wouldn't have if we had... More

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Rhyl, Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have done City Sightseeing tours before in Singapore, Sydney and London so know how good these tours can be so when we booked the one in Rome I was really looking forward to it, we'd already been in Rome for two days so had seen most of the sights but I was interested to know what could be pointed... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We did a similar tour in london and it was amazing, sadly I can't say the same for the one in rome. The people were rude, the commentary was horrible and uninteresting. It's all recorded so once you go around once and hear everything that's it you won't learn anything new. The bus just randomly stops for breaks and makes... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I were on a Mediterranean cruise with P&O and decided together with some friends to explore Rome on our own rather than take the expensive tour organised by P&O. When the ship docked in the port of Cittavechhia in Italy we left the ship and took one of the local taxi buses that were waiting outside the... More

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Jamtland County, Sweden
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

An easy way to see the many sights of Rome. However, information on landmarks is very simple and basic. Great if you have limited time, but if you want to see a lot while getting good information then you should probably choose another option.

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