Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 7 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este, on a guided full-day trip to Tivoli from Rome. You’ll learn interesting Renaissance history, discover awe-inspiring archaeological ruins and admire elaborate gardens and dazzling fountains on a trip that’s sure to be as memorable as it is captivating.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local

Leave the hustle and bustle of Rome behind as you set off into the countryside by luxury coach on this guided full-day trip to Tivoli, a historic town lying east of Rome in the breathtaking Monti Tiburtini hills. Tivoli boasts a fresher climate than its busy city neighbor, and has been favored since ancient times as a popular summer retreat for wealthy Romans.

Tivoli’s top attractions are undoubtedly the magnificent and historical Hadrian’s Villa for a 1.5-hour guided walking tour. This villa belonged to the 2nd-century Emperor Hadrian, who sought a modest holiday home as a lasting tribute to his lover. (By today's standards, this ‘modest’ retreat might be considered a town in itself!) Explore the archaeological ruins of Hadrian’s estate of more than 30 buildings, including a sprawling complex of imperial palace ruins, thermal baths, libraries, temples and underground passages wide enough for cars.

Stop for lunch at a cafe (own expense) and head to Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana) and Villa d’Este. Follow your guide through Villa d’Este, a former Benedictine convent considered to be one of the most enchanting villas of the late Renaissance period. Hear intriguing stories from your guide about how the building was created as a lavish home for the son of Lucretia Borgia, a scandalous Italian duchess who created much drama in 15th-century Italy. Marvel at the famous Fountain of Neptune as you stroll through the villa’s stunning gardens, featuring impressive waterfalls, centenary trees and more than 500 fountains. 

Then sit back and enjoy views of the Italian countryside as you head back to Rome. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you have along the way.

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Headsets to ear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Villa d'Este
  • Entry/Admission - Villa Adriana

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Luggage storage NOT available
  • Please note: Stairs at both villas are quite steep and a moderate amount of walking is involved
  • This tour is not recommended to people with disabilities
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Departure Point

Via Cavour, 224, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


Departure Time

Tivoli with lunch 9/11/2019 - 11/30/2019

Tuesday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
9/11/2020 - 11/30/2020
Tuesday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Tour to Tivoli 5/2/2019 - 11/30/2019
Tuesday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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nbcushman

Our trip to the Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana was a full day trip leaving 9:30 am and returning to Rome in late afternoon 5:30 pm, Although promised heavy rain for this day we were happy the day cleared and we were able to take some splendid pictures. Our local Guide Giuseppe was a wealth of information and very knowledgeable of the surroundings.. If you wish to get our of Rome for a day trip, this is an easy pleasurable one to take.

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elinor s

Got off to a late start due to a bus malfunction, but out guide made sure to keep us informed of things and began his explanation of the day before we even started.
The ruins at Hadrian's villa are amazing in how much has been preserved, and the gardens and fountains at Villa d'este are not to be missed. We did not know what to photograph first.

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Katrina P

These villa estates were so beautiful. It was great to learn the history as well as have time to walk around on our own. Would have preferred a little more time (perhaps 30 minutes) at each villa and less time in town/for lunch.

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sam.tischler

We were in Italy for two weeks and this day trip was one of the highlights. Guiseppe lives in Tivoli and was our tour guide. His passion for his home town was very apparent and he made the tour very enjoyable.

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Chad H

Joseph did a great job of bringing the tour alive. Plenty of time to see the two locations. But again, Joseph made the two sites come alive. Lots of good background information. Normally I would not book a bus tour, rather a small group tour, but this one is an exception.

User's Picture Gallery

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Villa d'Este

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Villa d'Este

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Villa d'Este

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Villa d'Este

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Hadrian villa

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Ruins of Hadrian's Villa

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Fountain of the Organ

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Narrow streets of Tivoli

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The Canopus was used as a grand dining room in summertime.

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Hadrian's Villa. Pool. Trees represent marble pillars that once were there.

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Villa d'Este waterfalls that come from a diverted river built in 16th C

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Fountain of Tivoli in grounds of Villa d'Este

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Model of Hadrian's Villa as it was.

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Villa d'Este

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Canopus, Villa Adriana

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Hadrian's Villa-an ostentatious glorification of imperial power - WOW

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Hadrian's Villa-described in my history of architecture class as

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The wall of fountains is really interesting-the photo doesn't do it credit

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Fountains were beautiful!

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Water-pressure generated organ was really amazing.

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View from the terrace of some of the fountains and pools of Villa d'Este

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