Day trip

Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este with Lunch

Activity provider: Rome Your Way

Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este with Lunch

Activity provider: Rome Your Way
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Explore the archaeological ruins of Hadrian's Villa, take a break, and enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restraurant. Learn intriguing Renaissance history visiting the stunning gardens of Villa d'Este.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Day spent away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Explore the archaeological ruins of Hadrian's Villa
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a typical local restaurant
  • Admire the fountains, waterfalls, and pools in the Villa d'Este gardens
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Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este on a day trip from Rome with lunch included. Meet your guide in Rome, board a comfortable air-conditioned bus, and proceed to Hadrian’s Villa for a guided walking tour.

Step back in time as you explore the archaeological ruins of Hadrian’s Villa and the complex of temples, statues, theaters, and thermal baths. Learn how it was built as a retreat from Rome for the Roman Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century A.D.

Then, hop back on the bus to head to a spot near Villa d’Este for lunch. Visit a typical restaurant to enjoy a delicious local lunch. After the lunch break, learn about the intriguing history of the Renaissance at romantic Villa d’Este, a former Benedictine convent. Walk with your guide through the villa’s stunning gardens, marvel at its impressive waterfalls and pools, and see the famous Fountain of Neptune. At the end of the day, take the bus back to Rome to the original departure point.

  • Guide
  • Entry fee for Hadrian's Villa
  • Entry fee for Villa d'Este
  • Set-menu lunch at a local restaurant
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus or minivan
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Rome Your Way tour office at Via Marsala 82.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour runs with a minimum of six participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 108 reviews

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This was an excellent tour. Our guide Alfredo was very engaging and knowledgeable about Roman history and the archeological details of Hadrian’s Villa. He was wonderfully informative about Villa d’Este, directing us to details of the amazing engineering behind the fountains as well as plantings and best views. His enthusiasm for his subject matter was contagious. This was our favorite outing during our visit to Rome.

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September 24, 2022

Superb day with Mara. A very pleasant guide for a visit in French. Visit of Hadrian's Villa and Villa Este of very high quality, clear and fun explanations, time flies and Mara's explanations are of great help and allow us to immerse ourselves in the heart of vestiges breathtaking. Private or small group visit, which is a real plus for a visit like this one. Lunch (included in the visit) at noon takes place in a typical and good quality restaurant. Mara manages to share her passion and bring the legend to life. The tour is carefully orchestrated and very well managed. A great day! well done

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September 8, 2021

This is a must do adventure. First, our guide Inger was exceptional. I had studied much prior and Inger provided so many additional insights. She kept the group informed on what we would be experiencing and maintained a good pace for everyone. Her structure of the tour also allowed you to explore on your own and arranged clear meeting points.

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October 24, 2019

Product ID: 61064