Antonio brought Hadrian's Villa to life for us. I was not prepared for how extensive the villa grounds are. Antonio was able to answer all my botany questions, and pointed out the important sites. It was amazing to see olive trees and cypress trees that were more than 1000 years old.
Our first stop was a little slower but once we got to the garden part of the last stop with the fountains it was unbelievable. I did not want to leave. Incredible experience. A place to propose , very romantic and beautiful.
This was a very good tour with lots of good information from our tour guides. Both the Villa's of Hadrian and d'Este were well worth the short 45 minute ride outside of Rome. The 100 fountains at the Villa d'Este were truly beautiful. I highly recommend this half day tour.
We loved this tour. I booked it to see Hadrian's Villa, but I fell in love with Villa d'Este and Tivoli instead!! My only complaint was not having enough time in Tivoli as it was easily the most beautiful place I've ever been in my life. I could have spent a day there easily. The fountains and gardens were stunningly beautiful. We also loved Hadrian's Villa - it was a marvel. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient. We also had time to break off from the group and explore the gardens. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Fantastic and a great guid. There were only 9 of us and Villa d'Este was like a private shoeing. Our guide spoke Enlish, French, Spanish and then Italian to the driver. Our 9 were from Chile, Argentina, France, England, Israel and USA.. Just simply a wonderful tour.
Very good guide and great way to spend a few hours out of the city
This tour was amazing and the tour guide was excellent. He was knowledgeable, personable and offered plenty of unique facts and information. I highly recommend this tour if it fits your schedule.
I took the trip at end of November and it was excellent. Villa d'Este is very impressive, the fountains are very nice, there is much to see. The trip starts with the tour of 1st floor of the palace, followed by the visit to the gardens where there is multitude of fountains. It is very picturesque tour of the Villa. The 2nd visit at Villa Adriana is also very impressive. Our tour was moving at very slow pace, so some of us went and saw the whole Villa - the main tour just stopped at main attractions. Really very memorable event, very good tour guide.
Two simply amazing villas and so totally different - the tours were very well organised and the tour leader was a mine of information - obviously loved her job. We learnt such an enormous amount of extremely interesting historical data.
Thank you very much. - Have recommended this trip to our friends.
Wonderful time at Hadrian's villa and villa d'Este. Magical mysterious place, so interesting to see, a hidden gem and must see. Though I would recommend going for the full day tour, as half day is quite rushed but if short on time you still do see and experience this beautiful place. All my tours from Viator always leave right on time and according to schedule
Hadrian's Villa - the ruins were amazing....just like all the many other ruins I had seen throughout Italy. Villa d' Este was incredible. The waterfalls, fountains and grounds were breathtaking.
One of the mother beautiful places I've ever been. They need to give you more time here. The 45 min to an hour you get literally had us running from fountain to fountain.
Viator needs to be more mindful of disclosing the tour operator before you book. This tour was by a local tour operator who has less than 3 star ratings on almost every trip, where the tours booked in Denmark and Ireland had all 4 or 5 star ratings.
An absolutely fabulous trip. Both locations were the best sights we experienced in Rome. The beauty and history blew us away. Do not miss this trip...a great value...definitely worth it! In general, we found Rome way too insanely crowded, but going to these places is like a breath of fresh air...bravo Viator!
Marion E United Kingdom
Great half day trip from Rome. Hadrian's villa was impressive but the fountains at Villa d'Esta were awsome!
Our guide was very informative. There were no crowds, which was so nice. The Villa d'Este, was beautiful.
Hadrian's Villa was good, it's quite ruined now except the most modern bit with the pool at the end which was very nice
nice. Villa d'Este was amazing everything still as it was when it was built. Could have done with another 30:00 minutes to have a better look around but still worth doing.
I am giving this tour five stars with a warning to the reader. If you have the time and money, consider doing the full day tour instead. Both villas are absolutely astounding in their beauty, and you will want to spend as much time seeing the ruins in Hadrian's Villa and exploring the gorgeous gardens of Villa d'Este. My husband and I rushed to see everything we could on this tour, and would've preferred the day trip to explore at a more leisurely pace.
Still, this is not a bad tour in the least! Our guide showed us the best that Hadrian's Villa had to offer, and gave a short tour of the gardens of Villa d'Este before letting us explore on our own. If you only have the time to do a half-day trip, you won't want to miss this for the world. Absolutely stunning locations you wont see anywhere else. It's a great mix of history and beauty you will love, and you'll fill your camera with many photos from these places.
Excellent trip. A little rushed an extra half-hour in Tivoli would have been nice, to have a coffee or icecream, or a chance to shop but a great way to see two outstanding sites, with knowledgable and friendly multilingual guides.
What a great tour! Loved hearing about the history. The waterfalls were great amazing place, a must place to see.
This was probably one of my favorite sites due to the uniqueness of the things to see.
The tour was really good. The Guides are very good and the Villa de Este and the Hadrian's Villa are very pretty.
A very pleasant day in Tivoli. It was great to escape the heat of Rome and see some greenery.
Hadrians castle was amazing well worth the walk around the ruins of this great estate. Villa d'Este was beautiful, I have never seen so much clear running water and fountains in the one place. A lovely afternoon.