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Discover the must-see landmarks and ancient Roman ruins of the Appian Way. This 1-day ticket includes a hop-on, hop-off pass for our purple Catacombs & Caracalla Circuit, a guided tour of the San Sebastiano catacombs, and a voucher for 1-hour cycle hire in Caffarella Park. Please note that this ticket does not include access to our Red Route bus tour.

Hop-on, Hop-off

Explore Rome at your own pace with our flexible hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours.

Our hop-on, hop-off bus tours give you the freedom to plan your own itinerary and explore the best of Rome’s landmarks for as little or as long as you like. Hop off the tour as many times as you wish within the validity period of your ticket and simply hop on again when you're ready. T&Cs: If your ticket is valid for more than one day, it must be used on consecutive days within Big Bus Tours Rome's hours of operation.

Catacombs & Caracalla Route

Exclusive to Big Bus Rome

Our Catacombs & Caracalla Circuit (Purple Route) takes you south of the city to explore one of the world's most famous roads: the ancient Appian Way. You'll pass the catacombs of St. Callixtus, St. Sebastian and Domitilla, and the ruins of the Caracalla Baths, with the opportunity to hop off from any stop to explore at your leisure.

Catacombs Tour

Take a guided tour of the Catacombs of San Sebastiano.

This ticket includes a guided tour of the Catacombs of San Sebastiano, a series of caves and tunnels used for worship and burials by pagans and early Christians. Along the way, your guide will point out notable features and rich decorations. Tours last 45 minutes and are available in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish. You're also entitled to a free coffee and bottle of water at the Catacombs bar after your tour. Please note that the Catacombs of San Sebastiano are closed every Sunday, and in December.

Caffarella Park Bike Hire

Enjoy a free 60-minute bike hire in Caffarella Park.

This ticket includes a free 60-minute bicycle hire from EcoBike. You can enjoy an hour cycling around the beautiful Caffarella Park, which is filled with interesting ancient ruins. To pick up your bike, show your ticket at the Centro Servizio Appia Antica (Via Appia Antica 58/60, near the Purple Line stop #7 - Domine Quo Vadis).

Pre-recorded Commentary

Available in 9 languages.

Educational and informative pre-recorded commentary is available in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin, Arabic and Russian.

See all the top Landmarks

Discover the iconic wonders of Rome with Big Bus Tours.

Our tours are carefully designed to show you all of Rome's most famous landmarks, from the Colosseum to the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain to the Vatican. On our day tours, you'll enjoy easy access to Rome's iconic sights via our conveniently located stops. On our panoramic Night Tours, take in top deck views of the Eternal City as it sparkles in the evening.

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi connection on-board

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Catacombs & Caracalla Circuit (Purple Route)

Our sightseeing tour of Rome offer insight into the city’s rich past and contemporary culture with informative, pre-recorded commentary. Throughout the tour you can hop on and hop off to explore Rome’s famous landmarks and attractions at your own pace.

  • Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Piazza Navona
  • Vatican Museums
  • Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin
  • Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Guided Tour
  • Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli
  • Pantheon
  • Roman Forum
  • Spanish Steps
  • St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs
  • Palatine Hill & Museum
  • Galleria Borghese
  • Circus Maximus
  • Quirinal Palace
  • Piazza Venezia & Altare della Patria
  • Termini Station
  • Trajan’s Column
  • Trajan's Market
  • Trevi Fountain
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Castel Sant Angelo
  • Piazza del Campidoglio
  • Vatican City
  • Colosseum
  • Villa Borghese gardens
  • Time Elevator Rome
  • Baths of Diocletian
  • Dorothy Circus Gallery
  • National Gallery of Ancient Art
  • Capitoline Museums
  • Giudizio Universale
  • Campo de' Fiori

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 22 cities across four continents.

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