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Tivoli and Villa D'Este from Rome

Product ID: 82998
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Discover the Old Town of Tivoli and the UNESCO listed Villa D’Este on this private tour from Rome. Explore Villa D’Este's idyllic Renaissance gardens and learn about its history from an audio guide. You can also upgrade the experience with a tour guide.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German

Pickup included

Pickup is available from your accommodation in Rome

Select participants, date, and language:



  • Benefit from skip-the-line tickets to Villa D'Este
  • Spend time visiting the area and exploring the inside of the Villa while you take memorable photos
  • Relax from the moment you enter in Villa D'Este, you can also rent audio guides
  • Upgrade your experience and book a 2-hour guided tour of Villa D'Este
Full description
Start your day with a pick-up from your centrally located Rome accommodations. The driver will await you in the lobby before beginning the 45-minute journey to Tivoli. Upon your arrival, purchase your tickets and audio guide and enter the Villa d'Este, built in the heart of the Renaissance. Walk around the villa independently and observe the magnificent gardens and construction. Pose for photos in front of the Bernini-designed fountains as your audio guide tells you of the Cardinal and details his lavish life in the villa. 

This famous Italian-style garden reverberates with the sound of many fountains that inspired Franz Liszt to write a piano melody titled, "Fountains of the Villa d'Este". After your tour of Villa D'Este, return to your car and travel to a beautiful restaurant with a wonderful view of Tivoli. Next, take a leisurely stroll in the small ancient town of Tivoli. The city offers a wide view of the Roman countryside and stunning landscape. 

During the tour you’ll be allowed time for lunch (not included) in a very tipical restaurant and of course to visit the main sites of the town. At the end of the tour the driver will take you back to your accommodation in Rome. The tour will be a total of 6 hours from pick-up to drop-off. Audio guides (in English, French, German and Spanish) are available for both the villa and garden. They may be rented at the entrance for 4 Euro per person.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with professional English-speaking driver
  • Skip-the-line entry to Villa D'Este
What’s Not Included
  • Audio guides (4EUR/person)
  • Professional guide (available to book)
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English speaking driver and permissions to enter the historical center of Rome
• All tours can be modified and/or customized (even while on tour) to meet your complete satisfaction
• The vehicle and driver will be at your complete disposal for the entire duration of the tour and can take you where big buses cannot go, you will walk definitely less and see more
• An English-speaking driver will give a general overview regarding the history of the areas in the car before you start walking around on your own. By Italian law he is unable to conduct guiding inside museums, monuments, etc, or even to leave the car to walk around with you
• If you want to spend more time on the tour, you can add extra hours to the itinerary for an additional cost to balance cash directly to the driver
• For an additional cost you can have a tour guide escort you at Villa D'Este

From £283.21 per person

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Product ID: 82998