Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The tourguide was excellent. I was completely satisfied with the pacing and comfort of the tour.
I had planned to visit both of these sites independently but found the time frame involved unsuitable. Having done the tour I can't imagine doing it any other way. Can't imagine either site without an "Alfredo' to guide and enlighten you. He was a marvelous guide, informative and easy to listen to. Both sites came "alive' with his enthusiasm and commentary. An excellent way to fill in a full day before an evening international flight. Have done a few short trips with Viator and they have all been excellent.
This was a wonderful tour. Good organized. Good guide. And a great experience.
Excellent tour although guide should have mentioned the amount of hard steps to climb.it was necessary to walk at a fast pace to keep up. Otherwise the tour was outstanding for beauty and information.highly recommend
Hadrian's Villa was our first tour in the Rome area. I thought it was pretty amazing. There is so much to take in, and the guide was very knowledgeable. An added bonus after spending a week in the very crowded Amalfi coast area, there were hardly any people there while we were taking our tour. It was like we had the place to ourselves which made it even more special. We were on our own for lunch in the town of Tivoli, but were only given 45 minutes, so there was no time for exploring or shopping as we were lead to believe. The Villa d'Este was absolutely beautiful. The fountains were amazing. As far as the tour goes, we left on time, travel in a large air conditioned motor coach and arrived back in Rome on time. The guide was very good giving up lots of information at both sites.
Beautiful site. Excellent guide. Hadrian's villa is well worth a visit.
Wonderful day with great guide Arianna (?). She was very knowledgeable, patient, and great sense of humor.
Full day seeing two fascinating and very different sites and nice lunch in Tivoli.
I enjoyed the tour and thought there was about the right amount of time at each place - both Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este are amazing and well worth a visit - and our guide Alfredo was knowledgeable about the history of each villa and the people associated with them, which really added to the experience for me. Between Villa visits there is a stop for lunch. I recommend walking back up the road a bit from Villa d'Este as the places there are cheaper. Also I agree with what others have said about a guide to the fitness level required, as some people began complaining - but my 69 year old friend found it manageable (just!!).
Visiting Villa D'Este has been my dream for almost 40 years. I wasn't disappointed. In fact, the gardens are even more spectacular when experienced in person. The design of all the fountains and witnessing the mastery of hydraulics is sheer brilliance. Our guide, Alfredo, was extremely knowledgable and personable. This was most evident when touring Hadrian's Villa. Alfredo is a professional archaeologist turned tour guide. You can imagine our delight receiving such scholarly and in-depth commentary on all the buildings, open spaces, and water features in the villa. The vast scale of the villa is only surpassed by the imagination of the polished marble (long since removed) that once adorned all surfaces. The remaining columns and Roman sculptures provided a hint of the opulence that surrounded a Roman emperor. The coach was modern and comfortable and the journey to Tivoli provided a glimpse into the countryside. Overall a most educational and enjoyable day.
Terrific - enjoyed every minute - guide Alfredo was excellent. If in Rome this is a must!
What a fabulous day! The morning was long but very interesting and the Villa d'Este topped our 5 week holiday. Fabulous and not just for garden lovers. Not for those that struggle with walking any distance or steps though, particularly Hadrian's palace- no seats available for those that needed them. I think it should be noted in the tour information that a medium to good level of fitness is required
Excellent guide and wonderful sights to see. The gardens at Villa d' Este were fantastic!