It was superb, most definitely - a must to see, gives you completely different perspective on Rome, and architecture of Rome. Knowledgeable tour guide, friendly and gorgeous views. Tivoli is a beautiful town. Villa Hadtian and Villa d'Este were one the highlights for us. Recommended.
I am a Hadrian fan so seeing his Tivoli villa was awesome, but must say Villa d'Este was an unexpected surprise what a great half day tour. Luckily for us the weather was beautiful and absolutely no crowd to deal with at either location. A win, win!!
We loved this tour! We followed this with a 21 day cruise, and after all those tours I still regard this as possibly the best. Great guide, able to give info in several
Languages, pick up from our hotel. Good value.
Touring the town of Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este gave us a chance to see more than the usual "Top 10 Tourist Attractions of Rome!" The Villas are incredible, especially the gardens with all of the fountains. I was also especially impressed by our very knowledgeable and linguistically talented guide who provided explanations to our multi-linguistic group in English, Spanish and French. The view of Rome from the hilltop Villas and the short ride through the countryside were new views that enhanced this my third visit to Rome.
This tour was excellent, could have spent more time at Hadrian's Villa as it is so vast.
Villa d'Este was well worth the visit and the water gardens were breathtaking.
The guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
Overall excellent trip and highly recommended.
Wonderful tour. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The treck up the hill was a bit difficult but worth the effort. Villa D'este was wonderful.
Excellent a good trip worth getting up early for. Great guide very friendly and good knowledge. Would visit gardens again, Well organised.
The tour was very good, with hotel pickup. The guide gave us a comprehensive presentation on the two sites, showed us the main attractions and gave us enough time to see some things on our own. Especially for the villa d'este, we could see the gardens and fountains on our own, althoiugh for the Villa Adriana we would need more than 2 hours to tour the site as it is bigger! It;s a great way to see two very beautiful sites in one afternoon!
Leanne l Australia
Had a lovely afternoon in Tivoli - knowledgable tour guide - fantastic fountains - definately worth it
unfortunately was not able to attend this tour due extreme illness, but can assume it would have been as exceptional as the tour we did take with the same tour company GLT.
Excellent tour, very knowledgeable guide, Villa was a delight to see.
Very interesting tour but was annoyed that Viator did not notice that I double booked the afternoon tour with the Best of Rome afternoon walking tour on the same day. My mistake, but I think Viator should have let me know.
This was an excellent tour and my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We took a similar tour several years ago but the guide only gave us the option of Villa D'Este OR Hadrian's villa so we opted for the former, despite the tour being advertised as visiting both sites. I was somewhat worried that this would be the same case this year but no, Catherine and her Spanish speaking colleague showed us around Villa Adriana with plenty of historical detail and time to enjoy the surroundings and to take photographs before transporting us to Villa D'Este where she showed us the '100 Fountains' and we were then free to wander around the villa and the beautiful gardens for an hour before returning to the coach for the 30 minute journey back to Rome. At no time did we feel rushed and we even managed to fit in an excellent panini and ice cream at the small restaurant in the square outside Villa D'Este. A good end to a good day... Our return drop off point left us a short taxi ride from our hotel - we felt like treating ourselves rather than take the metro and walk! I can certainly recommend this trip but be aware that the walk up from the car park at Hadrian's Villa is a steady but reasonable incline so those with heart or chest conditions may need several stops, but the effort is certainly worth it.
Our guide was very professional and friendly; a lovely, lovely day! A most beautiful place to visit; very refreshing!
MLR D Sri Lanka
This tour gave us wonderful insights into both Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este. Very enjoyable.Good transport, driver and guide. Punctual too!
This wonderful little tour started at Hadrian's Villa, which was fascinating and our guide was so knowledgeable, she made it even more interesting.
After Hadrian's Villa we moved to Tivoli and Villa d'Este which was literally stunning!! Fabulous day (2.30 to about 7pm) out from the hustle and bustle of Rome. We loved it.
This tour was excellent and great value as it would be very difficult to do by public transport. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. The tour bus was very comfortable with cool air-conditioning and an expert driver. They also had several drop off points in Rome to suit most passengers. No pressure for the extra "tip" that some companies try on.
A very pleasurable tour. Bravo! VIATOR
Gary and Chris, Sydney, Australia
This was an excellent excursion which I'd highly recommend. Hadrian's Villa was interesting as an archaeological site, but it was Villa D'Este that really stole the show. This place is absolutely magnificent and really something you have to see to believe. Its like a trip back in time to a magical garden equipped with beautiful sculptures, fountains, and amazing views. I only wished we'd been given more time to spend there. The only downside to this tour was that the bus we rode out on was in need of some maintenance as it bounced a lot over every bump in the road, myself and a few other passengers felt quite queasy by the time we arrived.
A very peaceful trip with beautiful fountains, would definitely do the trip again when returning to Rome.
absolutely loved this tour - combining a visit to the remains of Hadrian's roman retreat with the palatial renaissance house and magnificent gardens is inspired. With Hadrian's villa, sadly, most of its magnificence has to be imagined as most of its beauty has been lost to the ravages of time. There is plenty to fuel your imagination and this was helped by the excellent knowledge and delivery of facts from our guide on the day. Villa d'Este is a different story with house, gardens and fountains in fabulous working condition. My only regret is that we did not have more time at each venue to soak up the atmosphere. Not to be missed - a peaceful day out away from the madness of Rome.
We loved the tour! Chaira was a great tour guide--humorous and informative and easy to understand. We were impressed with Hadrian's architectural abilities and the fountains at D'Este.