Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Tour

4.6 / 5

18 reviews

Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Tour

From $210.75 per person

Explore the ancient town of Tivoli in Roman Campagna on a 5-hour tour from Rome, and visit Hadrian’s Villa, the most beautiful imperial villa, before continuing to the Renaissance Villa d’Este to stroll around the lovely grounds and fountains.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up from your accommodation inside the Aurelian Walls.


  • Visit 2 stunning villas on the outskirts of Rome
  • Explore Hadrian's Villa, once more important than imperial Rome
  • Relax and enjoy the pick-up and drop off at your city center hotel
  • See the Renaissance architecture and gardens of Villa d'Este
  • Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned van with a maximum of 6 participants
Full description
Start this 5-hour tour of Tivoli from Rome from Piazza Esquilino, with stunning views of the Colosseum from one of the 7 hills of the city, and drive through the Via Tiburtina, passing Castro Pretorio, the Baths of Tivoli, and Ponte Lucano (Lucano Bridge). Your destination is Hadrian's Villa, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian, once more grand than the center of Imperial Rome. Discover a multitude of exquisite fountains and flower gardens. See the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum, the villa's pool and artificial grotto, named after an Egyptian city where a temple was dedicated to the god Serapis. You will also see the island “Maritime Theatre,” on which sits a small Roman house that was probably used as a retreat from busy court life. Continue to Villa d'Este, a beautiful Renaissance villa with exquisite Italianate gardens that's full of grottoes, frescoes, and pebble mosaics. See sites such as the Fontana dell'Ovato, Le Cento Fontane (The Hundred Fountains), and more.
  • Entrance fees to Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana
  • Local guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan (up to 6 seats)
  • Pick-up and drop off service avalaible for hotels inside the interior of the Aurelian Walls
  • Gratuites
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

Select participants and date



Prepare for the activity

The details below may change if you update your current selection:

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • This tour goes operates rain or shine
    • No refunds for missed flights, buses, trains etc.
    • Total refund for cancellations made within 72 hours of tour departure
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 18 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety
    Sort by

    Sort by

    We had a fabulous guide ( Donald) made us laugh and full of wonderful stories.

    January 1, 2020

    November 22, 2019

    For the price we saw that very little, very disappointed to have paid so much.

    November 21, 2019

    Organized by

    Product ID: 33283