Heritage Site: Villa D'Este And Hadrian's Villa In Tivoli Tour From Rome

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Visit Tivoli, an ancient resort area famed for its beauty and its good water, enriched by many Roman villas, the most famous one, of which the ruins remain, is Villa Adriana (Emperor Hadrian's Villa).Enjoy a nice and relaxed half-day tour to discover a couple of the best UNESCO heritage sites.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a Blue Badge guide

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Take a comfortable transport to the little town of Tivoli, located few kilometres far Rome, in a splendid natural environment between the Eternal city and the high hills to the east of Rome.
Since the ancient time this little town has been blessed by a great climate and always had a key importance due to its location.

The most remarkable architectural complex is Villa Adriana, dating from the Ancient Roman time, created in the 2nd Century A.D. by the Emperor Hadrian. It combines different architectural styles from Egypt, Rome and Athens, in the shape of an 'ideal city'.
For this reason a visit to the villa cannot be missed: is a masterpiece that uniquely brings together the highest symbols of cultures of the world in ancient times. The villa covers more then 120 ha and was the House of the Emperors for more than 50 years.

After this amazing visit, come to discover the Renaissance-style Villa dEste, a gorgeous palatial setting surrounded by a spectacular terraced garden. Enjoy the beauty of its cascades, water tanks, and fountains. Villa d'Este is a masterpiece of the Italian Gardens, decorated with a massive and impressive number of nymph statues, grottos and fountains, inspired by the gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of ancient world. Strongly desired by the Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, the villa was enlarged and enriched by all his descendants with the contribution of incredible artists of the times, like Gianlorenzo Bernini.

Return to Rome in the afternoon. Coach will stop in Rome city center.

Inclusions for Heritage Site: Villa D'Este And Hadrian's Villa In Tivoli Tour From Rome

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at (Via Ludovisi, Piazza Barberini, Largo S. Susanna, via Cavour, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions for Heritage Site: Villa D'Este And Hadrian's Villa In Tivoli Tour From Rome

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is smart, no casual clothing like jeans and shorts

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • I hesitated booking at first, as this isn't one of the BIG attractions in Rome, but so glad I booked a tour! The greenery and open space in both Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este are a much needed break from built up Rome. The ruins at Hadrians' are amazing to see and imagine what it once was like. Villa d'Este is beyond beautiful and some of our best pictures and memories are from the fountains. We booked through Viator and I'd recommend them, though the pick up is a little confusing. Email them prior to confirm pick up and times.
    Book this trip, we told everyone we met at other tours in Rome about it.

  • This tour was such an incredible surprise. Two Villas and so amazingly different. We were on this tour with Gray Line I Love Rome by Carrani Tours. This tour was captained by Claudia, whose descriptions and walking tours were amazing. She was clear and precise and made the morning an incredible experience. Hadrian's Villa is a huge complex 250 acres. The complex combined with Claudia's stories really fires the imagination. The orientation at the beginning overlooking a large model really helps put this complex in perspective. Once you start to walk around it, you are amazed at the scope of it all and are stunned by the ruins. Claudia's stories filled in the gaps and helped to understand the Emperor's vast achievements.The most beautiful part for me was Hadrian's pool named Canopus and an artificial grotto named Serapeum. An Egyptian city named Canopus was where a temple named Serapeum was dedicated to the god Serapis. The pool was surrounded by columns and arches, a few of which remain today. In stark contrast, the Villa d'Este is a beautiful museum almost eclipsed by the hundreds of fountains throughout the terraced gardens. Walking along the paths is magical, taking in the playful and majestic fountains including a stepped wall with green foliage and 100 fountains. The reflecting pools and huge fountains at one end of the gardens. Inside the museum are gorgeous frescoes. The entire tour was so much more meaningful with Claudia's commentary and description. Well done.

  • Make the time when in Rome to get onto this tour, it is worth it. Our guide was well informed. English spoken

  • The sights were magnificent. Tour bus was comfortable but P.A system was not easy to hear.
    Our group's English speaking guide was not comfortable with his material, hesitant and too soft spoken for this role.

  • Tour guide was not professional!

  • The tour was very nice, but actually we should have had ear-phones to hear much better the explanations.

  • Villa D'este is amazingly beautiful and Hadrian's villa is loaded with history. Great guide and highlight off our Rome visit. Bus driver dropped us off with plenty of time to add a visit to Villa Borghese.

  • We enjoyed the tour. We had hotel pick up but not drop off so we had to pay to get back to our hotel which was near the Vatican Museum. So, why did we have to wait for our pick up? There were 2 guides and narrative was in 5 languages. We thought our tour was English only.

  • We called the tour company that morning and told them we were on our way. We called back a second time and told them we would be there but we were having trouble finding the address. We arrived four minutes late and we were told the tour had left. We asked why since they knew we had signed up and we had called. No one tried to call us to find out where we were. They could not wait four minutes when they knew we were coming? We did another one of their tours. The woman checked her list three times to make sure everyone was there and the tour left 15 minutes late. They offered us another tour that they said was more expensive. We took it but it was actually much less expensive than the one we had signed up for. I would recommend finding another company.

  • The time at Villa Adriana was only 45 minutes which is ridiculous for such a major site. We only saw a very small section. There was too much talk and not enough seeing. There was enough time at Villa d'Este, but not enough to see any of Tivoli.

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