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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $73.12

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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.


  • 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:
Meeting point Via Giovanni Amendola 32. 
Alternatively you can request hotel pick up ONLY for centrally located hotels (please contact the supplier for further info).
Departure Time:
2:30pm: Apr 1 - Sep 30
8:00am: Oct 1 - Mar 31
4 hours (approx.)
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 in English
Code: EN8000

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

USD $73.12
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Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Trip from Rome

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  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
  • Entrance fees to Villa Adriana and Villa D'Este 
  • Hotel pick-up (only for certain hotels located in central Rome - to be reconfirmed by the supplier after booking) 
  • 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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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Mary-anne J, October 2016

Excellent site - a must see experience, well preserved site, highly recommend.

Reviewed by: Kenneth S, October 2016

Two totally different Villas - one with magnificent architecture but generally requiring your imagination to see the original splendor, while the other was quite different with magnificent gardens and villa still in quite good condition. Very worthwhile tour - thoroughly enjoyed it !