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From Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Tours About
Day trip

From Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Tours About
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Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome and spend the day at the lovely town of Tivoli in the Sabine hills. Visit the historical Villa D'Este and the archaeological complex of Hadrian's Villa. Have lunch in typical Italian restaurant at Tivoli.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Italian
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  • Visit the beautiful town of Tivoli
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hadrian’s Villa and the Villa d’Este
  • Stroll in the lavish grounds of a Renaissance villa
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Travel by airconditioned bus from Rome to the Tivoli to enjoy a guided tour of the Hadrian's Villa complex and the 16th-century Villa d’Este. Savor local flavors with a local lunch that includes wine and coffee.

Depart Rome and travel by bus to the lovely town of Tivoli, best known for the Renaissance Villa d'Este and the large Roman archaeological complex of Hadrian's Villa. Learn the rich history of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites from an expert guide. Step back in time as you explore the ancient Roman settlement of Tibur, where Hadrian's Villa once served as a retreat for the Roman Emperor and where he governed the Roman Empire during his last years or reign.

Discover the secrets of the complex as you uncover the ruins of opulent pools, public baths, and fountains. Marvel at classical Greek architecture and the remains of stunning artwork. Have lunch at a typical Italian restaurant before moving on to Villa d’Este, which is best known for its beautiful terraces. Head to the Apartments of the Cardinal and gaze out at the spectacular view of the gardens and courtyards.

Stroll among the many decorative fountains, such as the Oval Fountain and Fountain of the Dragons in the lavish grounds. Return to your meeting point by bus at the end of your tour.

  • Transportation by bus
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Lunch
  • Wine, water, and Italian coffee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the bus stop at Via Cavour 224, Rome. The nearest metro station is Cavour (Line B).

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4.5 /5

based on 206 reviews

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It was a nice, none complicated tour. Everything on time. The visits to the Villas are short but unless you are a history or art lover, this is most of what you need to know or understand. The tour guide was really good consodering he does this thing 300 times a year. Was able to answer questions and paid attention to make sure people would know the details of the tour. Our tour included lunch. While it was rather simple, it was well made. A couple pasta options and for main course grilled cheese or a couple slices of roasted pig, little salad and a nice lemon sherbet (all well done). I do recommend doing it. It is worth the money.

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October 29, 2022

The lunch was surprisingly good (often included lunches are poor quality, but this one was fine), the guide (Guiseppe) was good, and everything ran in a timely way. Both UNESCO sites were fantastic - wish the trip could have allowed a bit more time at each site. The biggest downside of the trip was the coach trip back - either the air-con was not working or it was not on. The coaches have sealed windows, and it was a sauna.

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October 24, 2022

Pick up and drop off were easy to manage. The ride was a little warm, but perhaps for some it would have been comfortable. The tour itself was nice in that we had time to see two locations which were directly linked to each other as a result of materials and history.

October 17, 2022

Product ID: 131202