Tivoli Day Trip from Rome with Lunch Including Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este

Tivoli, Italy

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7 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 2 more


Travel in the footsteps of Roman emperors, cardinals and popes who would flee the hustle and bustle of Rome for hilltop Tivoli, 20 miles (30 kilometers) north-east of the Eternal City. This 7.5-hour guided day trip takes you back in time (via an air-conditioned coach) in Tivoli, exploring the archeological remains of 2nd-century Hadrian's Villa, with its lavish temples, sculptures, and theaters. After the lunch break, stroll around the lush gardens of the Renaissance-era Villa d'Este, marveling at the famed Fountain of Neptune.
  • 7.5-hour guided day trip from Rome to Tivoli
  • Stroll around Hadrian's Villa, filled with statues, pillars and temples
  • Marvel at the lush gardens of the Villa d'Este and learn about Renaissance-era life here
  • Indulge in a hearty lunch at a local restaurant
  • Ride from Rome to Tivoli in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
A resort town for Rome's rich and famous for over 2,000 years, Tivoli is today a fascinating refuge for anyone interested in history and culture. This guided day trip from Rome transports you to Tivoli on a comfortable air-conditioned bus and deposits you smack in the center of thousands of years of history. 
Take a guided walking tour of Hadrian's Villa, a lavish palace where the Roman emperor officially moved in 128 A.D. Marvel at the ruins of temples and theaters, swimming pools and steam rooms. With a guide at your side, learn about what daily life at the villa was like nearly 2,000 years ago. 
After touring the ancient estate, indulge in a delicious Roman lunch at a local restaurant and then get acquainted with the opulent Villa d'Este, an erstwhile Benedictine convent that was turned into a Renaissance palace by Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, son of Lucrezia Borgia. Wander through the palace's verdant, highly manicured gardens and take delight in the famed Fountain of Neptune. 
After touring the villa, hop back on the bus for the return back to Rome.

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Ron J
, Dec 2018

A fascinating look into the world of the Roman emperor Hadrian in contrast with the Borgias and the papacy during the renaissance. Two different worlds, building two different styles of Italian villa, both with luxury and excess at their hearts. A tour of both villas with a delicious Italian 3 course lunch between. But there is one thing of note - be prepared to climb stairs, especially in the Villa D'Este

, Nov 2018

Our guide,Jo, was knowledgeable about all aspects if the ruins. The group size of 20 was just right for this trip. Lunch at a charming restaurant in Tivoli was the perfect entry for our Villa d'este visit.

William B
, Oct 2018

Our day for Tivoli started out with a great drive out of Rome and into the countryside. The Hadrian's Villa was much more than we expected plus the fountains at the Villa d'Este were the highlight of the day! We thoroughly enjoyed the lunch which gave us a chance to talk with others enjoying the tour!

, Sep 2018

This tour was not worth the money. If you have seen Pompeii and the Roman Forum, this is the same. The lunch was mediocre but had good wine. The tour guide was pleasant and friendly but hard to understand and went off topic a lot. I also am not one to be engaged in conversation, just want to listen and observe. She did not let this happen and would call you out if not paying attention and answering her questions.

, Aug 2018

Our guide was great the ruins where ok as ruins go. A lot of walking we thought at that point it was a 3 or 4 star tour. BUT THEN we saw the fountains, TAKE THIS TOUR the fountains where amazing. Lunch was worth it, very good.

Richard C D
, Aug 2018

Small group tour of six. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Reasonable pace but a lot of walking. You have to be able to climb a lot of steps at the Villa d’Este. Lunch was superb and included wine. Guide did not rush us but moved at our pace. Small six passenger van was clean but a/c needed work. Overall an excellent tour.

, Jun 2018

A must see! If you have some extra time I highly recommend this is a place to see and explore. Simply beautiful!

Timm B
, Jun 2018

Our guide, Pamela, was very knowledgeable about both sites we went to. The lunch provided was quite good. The size of Hadrian's Villa is astounding. And the fountains at the Villa d'Este are breathtaking.

Donna M
, Apr 2018

This was a great tour-so glad i added it to my itinerary. The only negative and it is a big one, is that the lunch was totally inedible-no one ate it--better off serving pizza!!

Roderick C
, Apr 2018

Very interesting and informative transformation back in time

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