Day trip

Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome

Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome

From US$ 112.65 per person

Marvel at the opulence of Hadrian's Villa and the gardens of Villa D'Este in Tivoli on a day trip from Rome. Stroll in the gardens of the Borgias and tour the imperial palaces of Emperor Hadrian.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English

Experience

Itinerary
5 hours
  • Rome

  • 1 hour
  • Hadrian's Villa (guided tour)

  • Lunch

  • Villa d'Este (guided tour)

  • 1 hour
  • Rome

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit 2 of the finest Renaissance villas on the outskirts of Rome
  • Stroll the Italianate gardens of Villa d'Este
  • Explore Hadrian's Villa, once considered more important than imperial Rome itself
  • Admire the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum
Full description

Depart Rome and transfer to Tivoli to tour 2 of Italy’s most impressive villas on this full-day tour of the Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa, with time to explore both magnificent country estates. Drive to Hadrian's Villa, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian, and once greater than the center of Imperial Rome. The largest and most luxurious residence ever built in Italy, it features an impressive array of imperial palaces, temples, theaters, thermal baths, and pools. After lunch, explore the grounds of the Villa D'Este and learn about the history and development of the villa, an enchanting site of the late Italian Renaissance. Once the home of Lucrezia Borgia's son, it is renowned for its spectacular gardens and trees, as well as its waterfalls and fountains. Highlights include the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum, the pool and artificial grotto, named after an Egyptian city and temple dedicated to the god Serapis, and the Maritime Theatre, where a small Roman house was thought to have provided a retreat from the demands of court life.

Includes
  • Bus transfer to and from the Villas
  • Admission fees
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the bus stop at Via Cavour 224. The nearest metro station: “Cavour” (Line B).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 937 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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This is a must do! Our guide was fantastic - we never felt rushed all day and he talked slowly, so I could understand him easily. Lunch was a bit of a disappointment. No one liked the baked cheese. The mini van was a bit of a squash but that was ok.

December 1, 2022

Allessia was a wonderful guide for our private tour and Mario did a wonderful job driving. Being a private tour allowed us to see much more and in a quicker fashion, Allessia was always making sure of our comfort and showed us spectacular views in both Hadrian’s villa & Villa D’Este. I would highly recommend taking this tour.

November 1, 2022

Tour was well organised, meeting point was easy to find and everything was on time. Our guide Alessia was fantastic. I wish it was a bit longer cos I definitely wanted to explore more of Hadrian's Villa. The Tivoli Gardens are absolutely amazing and everyone should get the chance to see them!

September 28, 2022

Product ID: 7975