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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Villa d'Este

Tivoli Day Trip: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este with Lunch

Product ID: 61064
Take a break from the crowds in Rome and head to Tivoli on this full-day excursion. Visit the ruins of Hadrian's Villa with it temples, theaters, and statues. Admire the romantic Villa d'Este and its garden’s waterfalls, pools, and fountains.
About this activity
Duration: 7.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
  • Admire the fountains, waterfalls, and pools in the Villa d'Este gardens
  • Stop for a delicious lunch at a typical local restaurant
Full description
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este on a full-day trip from Rome.

You’ll meet your expert guide in Rome, board a comfortable air-conditioned coach, and proceed to Hadrian’s Villa for a guided walking tour.

Hadrian’s Villa was built as a retreat from Rome for the Roman Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century A.D. Your guide will help you will step back in time as you explore the archaeological ruins of Hadrian’s Villa and the complex of temples, statues, theaters, and thermal baths.

From Hadrian’s Villa the coach will take you to a spot near Villa d’Este, where you’ll have a break to enjoy a delicious lunch at a typical local restaurant.

After the lunch break, you learn about the intriguing history of the Renaissance when you visit the romantic Villa d’Este, a former Benedictine convent. Walk with your guide through villa’s stunning gardens, marvel at its impressive waterfalls and pools, and see the famous Fountain of Neptune.

At the end of the day you’ll take the coach back to Rome to the original departure point.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • All admission fees
  • Headsets when needed
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch (set menu)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Rome Your Way tour office at Via Marsala 82.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The tour is not wheelchair accessible
• A minimum of 6 participants will be on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 94 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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This is a must do adventure. First, our guide Inger was exceptional. I had studied much prior and Inger provided so many additional insights. She kept the group informed on what we would be experiencing and maintained a good pace for everyone. Her structure of the tour also allowed you to explore on your own and arranged clear meeting points.

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October 24, 2019

EXCELLENT GUIDE, Beautiful country area 40 minutes from Rome.

We had a small group tour of 5 people, which was FABULOUS! Our tour guide, Alfredo, was so knowledgeable and patient. This is a gorgeous area to tour and a welcomed break from the busyness of Rome. We would highly recommend booking with this company, as they keep their groups small. Some other companies will book 50 people on this same tour.

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October 3, 2019

Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable about Roman and Italian Renaissance history. At the same time, my brother was not feeling well and she was very sympathetic to his situation. You can try to do these sites on your own, but be advised, you will leave with half the knowledge I had after this tour.

September 21, 2019

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Rome Your Way

Product ID: 61064