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Anne C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Well worth the time and an easy day trip from Rome. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, easy going. We loved both sites for very different reasons.

Deidre R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This tour was wonderful. There were only 13 people on the tour so not too many people to move around. Tour Guide was fantastic. He was previously an archeologist and so his knowledge of the ruins was amazing. He was very interesting to listen to. Not too far from Rome so a great day out that wasn't too tiring.

Yelena U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Wonderful place to visit. even it was rain it did. To prevent us from seeing places and enjoy them. guide was very nice and knowledgeable.

Romeo Gonzalez R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This tour was definitely worth it! When in Rome, do take out of town trips. This tour is definitely a must!

Romeo Gonzalez R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This tour was definitely worth it! When in Rome, do take out of town trips. This tour is definitely a must!

Mickey K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

What a fabulous day in Tivoli.

Joseph A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Splendid villas, worthwhile all the walking ups and downs. If you are not a hiking person, you will feel walking too much!

Marcella D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

If you are looking for a relaxing and interesting tour away from the crowds in Rome, this is it. We had a lovely day.

Christine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

This is a fabulous tour and we would highly recommend it to anyone. Shame that there wasn't any information on viatour about the Maritime Theatre at Hadrians' Villa being completely closed off due to renovation totally understand this, but it should be publicised, we've done this tour before so have seen it, but i can't imagine how disappointing it would be to go all that way and not see what it the main attraction at the site. Apart from that fantastic tour with a great tour guide.

csarlouis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Outstanding

Claude a G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

What a great joy to finally see what I had read about so often. Victor made it happen so easily.

Rose Mary D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Marchetta was a wonderful, knowledegable guide that linked both Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este. Roman Empire vs Renaissance. Definitely a must!

MG B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Guide was good and interacted very well. One fact she got wrong was the age of Olive trees. They can be 1000's of years old and she said 100 years

Gustavo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

very knowledgeable and pleasant guide. well prepared, friendly and shared her knowledge with enthusiasm and conviction. Handled unruly and inconsiderate members of our group with patience and respect.

John P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Very enjoyable coach trip. Remains of Hadrians Villa the unexpected highlight but gardens and fountains at Villa D,Este also amazing. Tour guide originally from Denmark, spoke perfect English and was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Eli F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Our tour guide was Rossella, she was informative, friendly and good fun. The tour was very well organized, we left punctually and every phase of the day was well structured, enjoyable and relaxed with good information about all aspects of the sights and history. I would highly recommend this tour, thoroughly enjoyable,a very positive experience.

jpiane

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Great trip! Guide was outstanding!
Only issue was finding the local office for pickup.

J J Semple S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Well planned supported by charming and well informed guide who emgaged our attention throughout the tour.

JONATHAN D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Our trip to Hadrian's Villa and the Villa d'Este at Tivoli was outstanding and our guide, Margetta, was a delight - relaxed, friendly, full of knowledge and enthusiasm, and with a clear delight in sharing her knowledge about these two fascinating sites.
Everything ran without a hitch and we were blessed with glorious sunny weather, too! We arrived at Hadrian's Villa ahead of the day's visitors and it felt as if we had the place to ourselves. Margetta lead us around all the major sites of interest at a comfortable pace, explaining many historical and architectural details, and pointing out some architectural features we'd be seeing again at Villa d'Este.
After a most enjoyable 1-hr lunch break in Tivoli, we entered Villa d'Este and were totally enthralled by the beautifully decorated halls and rooms, augmented by Margetta's excellent commentary.
Our time in the gardens was outstanding - Margetta's skill and experience showed up by the fact that we arrived at the Fountain of the Organ just minutes before it played great excitement! and, later, we reached the western end of the terrace of The Hundred Fountains at the perfect time to see the late-afternoon sunlight shining along its length. Magic!
Overall, it was a 'must-do' tour, brilliantly-well lead by an outstanding guide, Margetta. Unforgettable and highly recommended!

fontaine_pam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Great day, the tour guide was informative. Loved the fountains and villa.

Judith P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

The address of the local tour company, is shown as 8A Via Marghera and one would expect their office to be across from the addresses on the opposite side of the street, say s 5, 7, 9, but instead, totally confused almost missing the tour as a result, it was located across from 47. Is this an example of when in Rome, do as the Romans do? Strange to most of us from other parts of the Western World.

Our female tour guide was excellent, knowledgeable, articulate and had great English.

bobbin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This tour surpassed my expectations our guide ROssela was a mine of information and the gardens at the VIlla D'Este were better than anything I have ever seen it was a great day out.

M C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect and we could fully appreciate the magnificence of Hadrian's Villa and the amazing scenery at Villa d'Este.
Larissa who was our tour guide was most informative, helpful and courteous.
Highly recommend this tour
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casann

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Fantastic tour made even more enriching by our guide, Felix. His knowledge of these two sites was incredible. We would have liked more time at both sites as they are so vast, perhaps an hour longer at each, but what we did see and learn made for an unforgettable trip. We also did Ostia Antica with Viator and were very impressed again with the tour and the guide. We will recommend and use Viator when next travelling.

Charles L S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Great trip with excellent tour guide. Hadrian's Villa great to be able to walk amongst ruins. Tivoli Gardens worth seeing such beautiful fountains and gardens, both hidden treasures out side of Rome, well worth the visit.

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