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This was a last minute booking but the company office was easy to find, we got on our bus and off we went. It's a surprisingly short journey to Tivoli from Rome, and Tivoli itself is very pretty. Hadrian's Villa is amazing but the icing on the cake is Villa D'Este. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and I could have spent all day there with no problem. It was a very, very hot day but there was lots of shade in the gardens and so many fountains that you could hear water flowing everywhere. We were split into two small groups which was good. Our guide Marcetta was excellent and had so much information about both buildings. You have to go down quite a way to the gardens and one or two of our party decided to stay at the top as the climb back up again was quite steep. However, the Villa d'Este itself is lovely and well worth further investigation. I liked the fact that the trip is in two halves, first you go to Hadrian's Villa which is a ruin but a very interesting one, then you get a lunch break at own expense in Tivoli itself. About an hour is plenty of time to grab a sandwich or a quick plate of pasta. Then the Villa D'Este. It made the trip a lot easier having that break in the middle. I would highly recommend this trip. We loved it.
This is definitely a must see tour! The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the sites, their history and their decline, as well as the key players in the construction/destruction of the sites. Villa D'Este just takes your breath away, and Villa Adriano was magnificent.
Excellent tour with informed guide, clean and comfortable bus. A good value. Thank you.
A wonderful day tour, and not too long either, visiting Hadrian's Villa I have always wanted to go there!, then a break for lunch, then a tour of Villa D'Este and the glorious gardens of Tivoli in the afternoon. Our tour guide Vivienne Carbonara ? was highly knowledgeable and informative. Only one downside: we had no time with the scale model of Hadrian's Villa as other groups got there first - but so be it... Otherwise this was a highly enjoyable tour and a great chance to escape the elbowing crowds of the hubbub of Rome.
Fantastic. Tour guide was one of the best we have ever had - passionate, knowledgable, attentive and took her time to take care of all the individual needs of the group members.
We had a lovely day on this tour. We caught a cab to the start the tour from the Pantheon and it cost around 12 euros. Our guide was Felix and he was very good. Without him as a guide Hadrians Villa would have had no meaning to us. The Tivoli gardens were so beautiful, we are so glad we took this tour as public transport would have been very hard and we would have missed out on having our own guide. We have been to Rome before so this was a great option for us to go somewhere different.
This was an excellent day. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and the tour was well paced. I would recommend to anyone visiting Rome to take part in this tour.
The visits to Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'este were highlights of our trip, particularly the latter. The tour guide was a trained archaeologist and a mine of information.
So glad I booked this tour. A really fantastic day spent exploring these beautiful places. Our guide, Felix, was informative, knowledgeable, helpful and personable.. . it was everything I could have hoped for and more.
Extremely knowledgable and entertaining guide. Villa d'Este was a highlight of the entire vacation.
Tour guide was amazing!!!! Informative she was an archaeologist, good english and amazing locations!!!!!
Excellent tour, very prepared and knowledgeable tour guide.
I would have preferred a spanish spoken tour.
Very enjoyable tour despite being a very busy time to go. The guide coped well with a group of varied physical fitness for quite a lot of walking and climbing steps.
I highly recommend take this trip. Both the villas are amazing and we have passed a wonderful day. Our guide was great!
Plenty of time was allocated for both sites and we were not rushed. The guide was excellent and informative. It made for a very pleasant day trip out of Rome.
This was a great one day trip from Rome. There was just the right amount of time spent at both sites. Also, we were able to enjoy both sites without being rushed. Our guide was knowledgeable and gave us some good insight, making the trip that much more enjoyable.
This 1900 year old villa of Hadrian is a must for those who are interested in the history of Rome. Hadrian was perhaps the richest man in the world to own a villa such as this. And Villa d'Estes is gorgeous to say the least. The cardinal who built this was an admirer of Hadrian, and he recreated it in a very small way. Both these attractions are absolutely a must for tourists. Our guide was well informed and she knew what she was talking about. Go for it!
Great tour and the guide was great! Could have done without the ruins but the fountains were amazing
My tour to Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa was an amazing experience. Life as it was in both villas was brought to life with our wonderful tour guide Ariana. I would have no trouble in recommending this tour it was everything I wanted and much more. Toni Australia - March 2015