Freedom is the key!
Our open-top panoramic buses allow you to enjoy a spectacular view of the most iconic monuments of the Eternal City.
All you have to do is jump on board and relax, listen to the audio commentary and get on and off at any of the eight stops available along the route.
The bus ticket included in the deal will be valid for 24 hours. The bus will make eight stops and will provide you with an on-board audio commentary in 13 languages.
The combination with one of the four available walking tours (description below) we offer makes it the ideal way to unveil much of the city centre in a day.
Gray Line I Love Rome designed each tour to let you step in some wonderful and frequently hidden areas of the city. A professional guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point, which will be located next to the indicated stop of our pink buses, to show you some stunning corners of the city. Ask our onboard staff about the other walking tours available and let us guide you into the heart of the Eternal City in a magical combined way!
What do you say? Shall we hop on?
Trastevere district: A walk in the medieval Rome
Come with us to discover all the hidden secrets of this incredible area of Rome: from the little squares to the sumptuous churches, from the monuments to the most famous people in the history of the city, to all the lesser-known places, which you can then admire in absolute freedom. Crossing Ponte Fabricio, the oldest of the Roman bridges still in use, you will reach the island from the left bank of the Tiber River and you will feel like stepping into a time machine and going back centuries, to when the Greeks and Romans made it the great city and empire it once was.
This time you will have a front-row seat to relive all the most important events that marked its development and history!
Did you know that the Romans worshipped it and considered it sacred? Yes, they did! The island's core is made up of volcanic rock, but hundreds of years of accumulation by floods have helped make it what it is today.
At the end of your visit to Tiber Island, one of Rome's most beautiful and authentic neighbourhoods awaits you: Trastevere.
Trastevere originally remained outside the city's perimeter until the Republican era, but soon became a thriving - albeit poor - district populated by the best artisans: potters, carpenters, millers and furnace workers; leather and ivory workers; musicians and artists; writers and painters, lived among these narrow and romantic alleys, breathing the air of the true popular Rome.
On the way, you will visit the Basilica of San Crisogono, one of the oldest Roman basilicas. You will realize you have reached the heart of Rome's most characteristic district when you will get to Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere. Here you will admire the Basilica of the same name and with a centuries-old history: it was in fact the first official Christian place of worship in the city.
Our walk is about to come to an end, but we couldn't leave you without a dive into the historical alleys surrounding Piazza San Cosimato. The Church of San Francesco a Ripa is a magnificent place of art, which preserves and collects splendid works of art such as L’Estasi della Beata Ludovica sculpted by Bernini, or the works of art in the chapel, signed by Giorgio de Chirico.
All good things must come to an end and so this incredible walk through the ancient and popular heart of Rome has reached its final stage. Make sure to tune some notes of the most beautiful lyrical verses as you pass the Basilica of Santa Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, as we get back together to the Tiber Island, where we will say goodbye and continue our day.
Please keep in mind the timeslot you select at booking corresponds to the start time of the Trastevere walking tour, which operates on Saturday and Sunday only, at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
The Hop on Hop off bus operates every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (First bus from Largo Peretti, Last bus 4:30 PM from Termini). Buses depart every 30 minutes from Termini Station (Stop 1).
The Meeting Point for the Trastevere walking tour is at Stop n.5 of the Hop on Hop off operated by Gray Line - I Love Rome City Tour, in Via del Teatro di Marcello in front of Antico Caffè del Teatro Marcello.
Please be there at least 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Gray Line I Love Rome Visitors Centre
Termini Station (Piazza dei Cinquecento in the middle of the square)
Gray Line - I Love Rome office:
Via Leone IV, 33
0039 06 474 2501 (6:30 AM - 8:00 PM 365 days)