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Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Trip from Rome

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2390GRET7
Visit Tivoli on a half-day trip from Rome and explore its two UNESCO-listed villas – Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este – with an expert guide. Have your camera ready to capture incredible ruins, gardens and fountains while learning about the extravagant tastes of the emperors and cardinals who once lived there.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
Start your day with a pickup from your central Rome hotel or alternatively, start your tour at a meeting point in town, near Rome Termini Station. Travel east out of the city into the Monti Tiburtini hills, passing the area’s travertine marble quarries, and stop in the hilltop village of Tivoli – the summer home of holidaying Romans.

First stop here is Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana), the former holiday home of Emperor Hadrian – built in the 2nd century AD. More akin to a small village than a home in today’s sense of the word, the ostentatious villa ruins are incredible to visit, with ruins of thermal baths, temples, palaces and theaters just waiting to be explored. Head into the site with your guide, and learn about the emperor’s ancient travels – reportedly the inspiration for many of the monuments -- while walking around.

After your tour of Hadrian’s Villa, return to your coach and travel the short distance to Tivoli’s other showstopping villa – the magnificent Villa d’Este. Built in the heart of the Renaissance – around 1550 – for Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, Tivoli’s governor, Villa d’Este was a contentious building that upset the local residents as they had to move to make way for it. Walk around the site with your guide, taking in the gardens and posing for photos in front of Bernini-designed fountains while leaning about the Cardinal and his lavish life in the villa.

Return to your coach and relax on the way back to Rome. Your tour then finishes back at the start point – either your hotel or near Rome Termini. Alternatively, you can make use of a drop-off at Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia or Piazza della Repubblica; simply let your guide know on the day.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your centrally located Rome hotel, or central Rome near Termini Station
Departure Time:
2:30pm: Apr 1 - Sep 30
8:00am: Oct 1 - Mar 31

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation
Return Details:
Concludes at original departure point -- either your Rome hotel or near Termini Station. Alternatively, finish your tour at Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia or Piazza della Repubblica

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8:00am Departure
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Tour departs at 8:00am between October 1 to March 31.

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2:30pm Departure
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Tour departs at 2:30pm between April 1 to September 30

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Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Trip from Rome

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Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
  • Entrance fees to Villa Adriana and Villa D'Este
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Tour is suitable for wheelchair users provided passenger is traveling with a companion who can assist them on and off the bus. Wheelchairs will be stored in the luggage area of the bus.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Carol S, October 2014

Excellent a good trip worth getting up early for. Great guide very friendly and good knowledge. Would visit gardens again, Well organised.

Reviewed by: michael m, October 2014

Wonderful tour. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The treck up the hill was a bit difficult but worth the effort. Villa D'este was wonderful.

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