Guided tour

Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Green Line Tours
Guided tour

Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Green Line Tours
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From US$ 105.78 per person

Likely to sell out

Go to historic Tivoli in Roman Campagna on a 4-hour coach tour from Rome, and explore Hadrian’s imperial villa. Continue to the Renaissance Villa d’Este, where you can stroll around the lovely grounds and marvel at the abundant fountains.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Explore the ruins of Hadrian's Villa on the hills of Tiburtini
  • Admire views of the Campagna countryside en route to Bagni di Tivoli
  • Wander among the grottoes and fountains of the Villa d'Este
  • Learn how the Villa Adriana was once more impressive than Ancient Rome
  • Look out for the vast travertine marble quarries
Full description
Explore 2 of the most famous Italian villas on a half-day trip from Rome, following the ancient Roman road of "Via Tiburtina" to Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. Upon arrival, explore the ruins at the foot of the Tiburtini Hills, where natural springs supply the spa town of Bagni di Tivoli. Along the way, look for the vast quarries of travertine marble. Built in the 2nd century, Hadrian’s Villa was once more powerful and impressive than the center of Imperial Rome and boasts exquisite fountains and gardens. Admire the caryatids and columns of Canopus and Serapeum, the artificial grotto named after an Egyptian temple to the god Serapis, and more. Continue to the Renaissance Villa d'Este, where you can wander the Italianate gardens and discover an abundance of grottoes, frescoes and mosaics. Marvel at fountains that create a graceful symphony of carved stone, and provide shade, sunlight and water. A series of terraces evokes the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, while the underground aqueduct provides testimony to the engineering skill of the Romans.
  • Entrance fee to Hadrian's Villa
  • Entrance fee to Villa d'Este and gardens
  • Transportation
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at 32, Via Giovanni Amendola (GLT Terminal), Rome. From April - September at 2:15 PM. From October - March at 7:45 AM.

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  • This tour is wheelchair accessible, provided the 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 143 reviews

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Enjoyed Hadrian's villa more with the guide accompanying us and providing more info. Tip about the elevator at villa d'este was worth the price of the trip! The guide had great language facility with speakers of several languages on the tour. My only complaint was that the van was hard to get in and out of. A very high step!

March 31, 2023

The trip to Tivoli, including visits to Villa Del Este and Hadrian's villa, was interesting. It offered a very brief opportunity to admire the architecture and in particular the beautiful gardens of Villa Del Este and the grandiose ruins of Hadrian's villa. The tour was guided by two guides with two polar opposed approaches: David, a gentle, easy going, caring and knowledgable person. The other guide (I don't remember his name) was an impatient and vulgar person. He was mainly interested in adhering to the tour's time table and managed to spoil the tour. Unfortunately, on the way back to Rome the bus broke down. This can happen, although I would expect the organizers of the tour that only perfectly maintained vehicles will be used. They obviously failed here. In addition, the supply of a replacement bus was handled scandalously. For over an hour and a half, we were left stranded, at an obsolete gas station waiting for the replacement bus.

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March 31, 2023

It was a good tour but felt very rushed. I was less interested in Hadrian's villa - it was Villa d'este which was the highlight for me, so more time there would have been great. However, the tour still overran by around an hour, which was a bit disappointing as I had other plans for the evening.

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 5887