- 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
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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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa
- Professional guide
- Entrance fees to Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Headsets to ear the guide clearly
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Hugo L, December 2016
This trip is definitely a must for those who love history and architecture. It really shows how grand and extravagant Romans were. Fantastic way to spend a relaxing day wondering through the ruins and to contrast that with the spectacle that is Villa d'Este.
Reviewed by: Jordan G, December 2016
We enjoyed this day trip from Rome and Villa d'Este especially is a must see. Our guide Giuseppe was incredibly friendly an being a Tivoli local he was very knowledgeable about the area and the sites. We also enjoyed having some free time to explore the town of Tivoli at our own pace.