Guided tour

Rome: Tivoli Day Trip with Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome
Guided tour

Rome: Tivoli Day Trip with Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome
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Explore the Roman and Renaissance summer retreat of Tivoli on this day trip from Rome. Step back in time to the Roman Empire at the gardens of the Villa d'Este and the Villa Adriana ruins.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Discover the summer retreats of the Roman and Renaissance nobles
  • Go to the Emperor Hadrian's "ideal city" at the Villa Adriana
  • See the spectacular water features of the Villa d'Este
  • Stroll past lovely grottoes and nymphs in a splendid example of an Italian Garden
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Discover the glorious villas of Tivoli that date back to the times of the Romans and the Renaissance on a half-day trip from Rome. Choose from a tour with or without hotel pickup and ride in an air-conditioned coach. 

Transfer in a comfortable and spacious coach from Rome to the little town of Tivoli just a few kilometers from the city center. Discover a splendid natural environment on the scenic drive. Stop at the remarkable architectural complex of the Villa Adriana.

Explore this villa that was built in the 2nd century AD by the Emperor Hadrian. Marvel at its different architectural styles, with influences from Egypt, Rome, and Athens. Learn how it was designed as an "ideal city," and explore some of its symbols.

Head to the Renaissance-style Villa d’Este to uncover its spectacular terraced garden. Enjoy the beauty of its cascades, water tanks, and fountains. Admire a masterpiece of Italian landscape gardening. 

Stroll thorugh its numerous nymphs, grottoes and fountains that were inspired by the Gardens of Babylon. Return to your meeting point in Rome by coach at the end of your tour. 

  • Transportation (Select pickup option)
  • Roundtrip Transportation Rome/Tivoli
  • Departure in coach bus from the meeting point
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets to Villa Adriana and Villa d'Este
  • Pickup from centrally located hotels in Rome, if option selected
  • Headsets
  • Gratuities and tips

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at: at Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri viale Luigi Einaudi near metro line A stop Repubblica and Termini Station (Metro Line A and B) <strong> Gray Line - I Love Rome </strong> office: via Leone IV, 33 0039 06 474 2501 (6:30 AM – 8:00 PM 365 days) 0039 348 8112027 (Whatsapp only)

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based on 104 reviews

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Comfortable transport. Loved the description of Hadrian’s dining room ❤️ Guide was informative. We went through Villa D’este and then we free to roam the Tivoli gardens at our leisure. Perfect. One suggestion, bring a better set of headphones. The single earpiece provided was not adequate. I had my volume up all the way and could hardly hear the guide, and I know I missed some of what he was saying because of it.

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March 28, 2023

Fabio was excellent guide. They pick you from your hotel with minivans and they assembly the group at piazza della repubblica. The only negative is that the excursion ends there and you have to go on your own back to your hotel. My hotel was just 500m away. The weather was perfect otherwise i guess it becomes muddy at Hadrian's villa.

March 28, 2023

Need a full day to do Villa Adriana and Villa d'Este justice but they are well worth a visit, each in their own right. This half-day tour was a little bit rushed but with 3 kids under 10 it was just about right. The guide was so softly spoken we ended up walking round Adriana on our own. He couldn't engage the kids and walked at a pace which was at odds with the time available.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 58665