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

Activity provider: Tours About

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
Private or small groups available


  • 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)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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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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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 142 reviews

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Giuseppe was a wonderful guide. He had some good jokes, was very kind and personable. He definitely made sure everyone understood him and answered everyone’s questions. He made the trip interesting with his knowledge and perspective. I would definitely recommend him and this tour. Got back in enough time to have a nice dinner and walk around Rome on our last night there.

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August 8, 2022

I was amazed at the size of Villa Hadrian- really a private city. The fountains at Villa d’Este are without doubt the most amazing and beautiful engineering feat. Our guide Giuseppe was local and very knowledgeable about the history and significance of everything we saw. It rained pretty much all day and no one in our group complained- the experience was totally worth it. Our host also helped us dry out at the included lunch.

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March 31, 2022

We really enjoyed our tours of both Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este - both beautiful historical locations! Our guide was fantastic, with so much knowledge on the history of both places. The information given was interesting and easy to follow and we felt that we learnt plenty. The only reason this isn't a 5-star rating is because of the lunch - unfortunately, this really let things down. The food was really disappointing, served in a very dark restaurant (it was a lovely day outside and we would have loved to have been sat out enjoying it while we ate). There was ample food (too much, in fact) but the choices were limited and it was actually the worst food we ate on our week in Italy - such a shame because the tour was so good!

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March 31, 2022

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