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

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

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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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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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. Built in the Roman settlement of Tibur, Hadrian's Villa served as a retreat from Rome for the Roman Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd and 3rd decades of the 2nd century AD, and would be where he governed the Roman Empire during his last years or reign. Explore the complex to see the ruins of opulent pools, public baths and fountains. Marvel at classical Greek architecture and beautiful artworks. Have lunch at a typical Italian restaurant before moving on to Villa d’Este, best known for its beautiful terraces and the Apartments of the Cardinal with its 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.
Includes
  • Transportation by bus
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Lunch (with wine, water and Italian coffee)
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Optional gratuities
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 who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 65 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
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    I loved this tour! A perfect winter excursion brought us out of the eternal city to the hilltop countryside - in just 40 min. Our guide Joseph/Giuseppe introduced us to a magical place on an easy meandering walk, that never felt strenuous, yet covered lots of ground. Passing the olive trees at the villa, we saw a model of how it used to look, then, got a lot of great pictures throughout the tour of the grounds and 1st century structures. Lunch in Tivoli was was lovely. Followed by an active trip around Hadrian's gardens, full of gorgeous murals, fountains and an unmatched view. 5 stars. I would definitely repeat this tour. Plus our tour group was the best!!! Grazie from Chrissy!

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    January 21, 2020

    This was a fantastic tour! What a wonderful day trip from Rome! Our tour guide, Joseph/Guiseppe, was the best! He made everyone feel taken care of like we were family. The flow of the tour was outstanding where we were able to see and learn a lot but also have a relaxing time just taking in the wonders of Hadrian’s villa and Villa D’Este. Would highly recommend the lunch option - it was a very good meal! Better than I expected. 5 stars all the way!

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    January 10, 2020

    Well organized tour. The booking information was accurate as far as what to expect ( except charged for wine that was advertised as included with prepaid lunch.). Lots of stairs and walking but worth every step. Both sites were amazing. Giuseppe was a wonderful, informative guide with very good sense of humor.

    November 23, 2019

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