Day trip

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

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

From US$ 134.10 per person

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.

About this activity

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 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 108 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The trip was super and comfortable with just enough breaks to be ready to take in all the beauty and history. The guide was very skilled with just the right amount of humor and chill. We learned a lot. It felt luxurious to have both Hadrians villa and Ville d’Este to ourselves. I will recommend this trip to averyone. Irene Ruud

October 14, 2021

Giuseppe, -our italian host for this excursion- was outstanding. What made this experience so special was his good preparation, like sharing with us 'NOW/THEN' pictures of The Villa (H)Adriana. We think that was very valuable and truly brought the 'ruins' back to life. His timing was excellent and allowed us to be at Villa D'Este Water-falls at very special event.... I won't give it away.... Highly recommended. Roland and Coco

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October 13, 2021

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

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