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

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  • Guide fills you in on the ancient history of two UNESCO-listed Tivoli sites 
  • Admission tickets to both attractions included 
  • Relax and enjoy the ride while a professional drives 
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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa, with English-speaking guide
From US$100,14
Overview

Combine visits to two of Tivoli's UNESCO World Heritage sites—Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa—on this full-day guided trip from Rome. Get an inside look at the lives of the Roman elite through your guide's commentary as you walk through lush private gardens and take in archaeological ruins. Best of all, you’ll do all of this while leaving the driving to someone else.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and group in a central Rome location, then find a seat in the climate-controlled bus for the ride to Tivoli. On the way, your guide will fill you in on fascinating details about the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Stop first at Hadrian's Villa, one of the ancient Roman elite's prestigious vacation spots. Your guide will lead you through the more than 30 buildings, built for Emperor Hadrian's lover and consisting of libraries, temples, and thermal baths, connected by underground tunnels.

Break for free time and lunch (own expense). Then move on to Villa d'Este, where you'll learn about its history. Built for Lucrezia Borgia's son in the 15th century, the villa includes gardens with fountains, waterfalls, and old-growth trees.

After a full day of exploring, relax and enjoy the scenery on the way back to Rome.

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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing and beautiful!

We booked this tour primarily because we wanted to see some of the scenery outside of Rome but it ended up being one of our favorites. Hadrian’s Villa was awesome to see and learn the history. We enjoyed envisioning what it was like in its...More

2  Thank twimb1004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour on a public holiday

Booked this tour 2 days before and not realising it was republic day in rome and lots of roads were closed. We made it to the pickup point by taxi and walking. Great tour guide guiseppe or joseph who was very entertainjng and patient. This...More

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent day trip from Rome

We went to Tivoli and Villa D'Este a few years ago by public transport, involving metro and bus through Rome suburbs. Took ages. And to visit Villa Adriana it would have involved more bus rides from Tivoli. So to visit both we took an organised...More

Thank Dekard
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile
Beautiful

I went here as a trip with my school group August of 2013. This place is beautiful and huge. The water fountains, and gardens are pure art. Lovely and extremely calming. Wasn’t wheelchair accessible tho.

Thank Jazmin W
Reviewed 9 May 2018
a highlight

One of the highlights of our 3 week trip to Italy. A full day with plenty of walking. If you are in reasonable shape then book this trip.

1  Thank bobwarren
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mastercrazyhog
14 June 2018|
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Response from Dekard | Reviewed this property |
Getting there on your own involves a train, then a slow bus ride through the Rome suburbs to Tivoli. To get to Villa Adriana you need to take a cab or bus from Tivoli, then a bus back to Tivoli, then bus then train. Plus... More
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It is very easy to find, but the numbers are a little strange in sequence. Get the City Maps to Go app. You can download Rome map and use off line. It is a savior!
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