Guided tour

Half Day Tour of Tivoli Garden Villa D'Este & Villa Adriana

4.7 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: PAL.MAR.S.R.L.
Guided tour

Half Day Tour of Tivoli Garden Villa D'Este & Villa Adriana

Activity provider: PAL.MAR.S.R.L.

From US$ 159.81 per person

Discover the villas of a summer residence of the Roman Renaissance in a 5 hour tour of Tivoli, leaving from Rome. Visit the gardens of Villa d'Este, the Roman ruins of Villa Adriana and make a journey through time back to the Roman Empire.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
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  • Discover the summer retreat of the Romans and nobles of the Renaissance
  • Visit the "ideal city" Emperor Hadrian's Villa Adriana
  • Marvel at the spectacular water features of Villa d'Este
Full description
Discover the glorious Tivoli villas dating back to the Roman Empire and the Renaissance in a half-day tour leaving from Rome. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Rome, you will travel  to the town of Tivoli, just a few kilometers from the city center. Discover a beautiful natural environment between the "Eternal City" and the high hills east of Rome. Stop at the great architectural complex of Villa Adriana, built in the second century AD by Emperor Hadrian. Admire its different architectural styles, with influences from Egypt, Rome and Athens. Learn how it was conceived as an "ideal city" and explore some of the symbols of ancient times. Afterwards, go to the Renaissance Villa d'Este and explore this palace setting, surrounded by a spectacular garden terrace. Enjoy the beauty of its waterfalls, water tanks and fountains. Admire a masterpiece of Italian landscape gardening with its many nymphs, grottoes and fountains that were inspired by the Gardens of Babylon.
  • Minivan with driver
  • Pick-up service from your accommodation
  • Local Guide
  • Admission tickets
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please, call the day before in order to re-confirm the reservation
  • Gratuities an lunch are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 23 reviews

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Absolutely a most wonderful day and one of our highlights when visiting Rome. Our private guide, Giorgi (nick name), was terrific. I highly recommend her. She met us punctually with a driver at our hotel and started passing along information as soon as our drive to Tivoli got under way. She patiently answered all our many questions and provided the history/facts at each site visited which included Villa D’este, the gorgeous fountains of Tivoli Gardens, and the ruins of Hadrian’s Villa. Thank you also for the efficient handling of our booking and for keeping in close communication with us regarding our booking confirmation as the date approached.

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March 28, 2023

The tour was exactly as advertised. Our driver, Luigi, arrived on time and delivered us to our excellent local guide, Donato, who was knowledgeable and personable. The pace of our tours of Villa Adriano and Villa D’Este was relaxed and enjoyable and Luigi then delivered us back to our hotel exactly five hours later.

March 28, 2023

Die Abholung am Hotel hat super funktioniert. Der mehrsprachige Guide war klasse und hat die Führung sehr interessant gestaltet. Wir hatten die Tour in Englisch gebucht, da Deutsch nicht verfügbar war, und haben alles super verstanden. Auch der Autausch mit den anderen 5 Gästen der Kleingruppe, vier Amerikaner und eine Italienerin, hat super geklappt. Der Fokus lag klar auf der Villa Adriana, wo wir die meiste Zeit verbracht haben. In der Villa d' Este hätten wir uns etwas mehr Zeit gewünscht, vielleicht 1,5 statt 1 Stunde. Insgesamt hat sich diese halbtägige Tour (gesamt ca. 5 Stunden inkl. Fahrtzeit) für uns aber sehr gelohnt und viel Spaß gemacht. Die Organisation durch die örtliche Agentur war prima. Es war sehr kurzweilig - mille Grazie!

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 101321