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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3058TIVOLI
Discover two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa, on a guided full-day trip to Tivoli from Rome. You’ll learn interesting Renaissance history, discover awe-inspiring archaeological ruins and admire elaborate gardens and dazzling fountains on a trip that’s sure to be as memorable as it is captivating.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
Leave the hustle and bustle of Rome behind as you set off into the countryside by luxury coach on this guided full-day trip to Tivoli, a historic town lying east of Rome in the breathtaking Monti Tiburtini hills. Tivoli boasts a fresher climate than its busy city neighbor, and has been favored since ancient times as a popular summer retreat for wealthy Romans.

Tivoli’s top attractions are undoubtedly the magnificent and historical Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana). Follow your guide through Villa d’Este, a former Benedictine convent considered to be one of the most enchanting villas of the late Renaissance period. Hear intriguing stories from your guide about how the building was created as a lavish home for the son of Lucretia Borgia, a scandalous Italian duchess who created much drama in 15th-century Italy. Marvel at the famous Fountain of Neptune as you stroll through the villa’s stunning gardens, featuring impressive waterfalls, centenary trees and more than 500 fountains.

Stop for lunch at a cafe (own expense) and head to Hadrian’s Villa for a 1.5-hour guided walking tour. This villa belonged to the 2nd-century Emperor Hadrian, who sought a modest holiday home as a lasting tribute to his lover. (By today's standards, this ‘modest’ retreat might be considered a town in itself!) Explore the archaeological ruins of Hadrian’s estate of more than 30 buildings, including a sprawling complex of imperial palace ruins, thermal baths, libraries, temples and underground passages wide enough for cars.

Then sit back and enjoy views of the Italian countryside as you head back to Rome. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you have along the way.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Rome
Departure Time:
9:30am
Duration:
7 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa

Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees to Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants are charged locally for admission to both villas. A fee of 20 euros is payable direct
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kerry M, July 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I have been to Rome before and wanted to do something I hadn't already done so I booked this tour. I am so glad I did. I loved seeing Hadrian's Villa and learn about his reign and his life. But the Villa D'Este was the pinnacle of this tour. The gardens are so beautiful. The English Speaking guide was brilliant, funny and very knowledgeable. A great day away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Worth doing.

Reviewed by: Ruth, Australia, July 2015

We had a lovely day visiting Hadrian's Villa and Tivoli Gardens. Our tour guide was lovely and very informative. Would definitely recommend this tour.

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Tour code: 3058TIVOLI