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clock-o5 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


Rome is full of magnificent ancient monuments, but there are even more historic gems just outside of the city. This small-group half-day tour from Rome visits the hilltown of Tivoli, home to two UNESCO-listed marvels – the 2nd-century ruins of Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana) and the idyllic Villa d'Este, a 16th-century palace and garden complex. Tour includes hotel pickup, entrance fees, and round-trip transport.
  • 5-hour tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome
  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites on one tour
  • Explore the 2nd-century ruins of Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana)
  • Marvel at the grand palace and magnificent gardens of Villa d'Este
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, entrance fees, and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to seven people ensures a personalized experience
After being picked up from your central Rome hotel, meet your guide and small group of up to seven people in time for a 9am departure. Traveling aboard a comfortable minivan, set out on the around 30-minute journey to Tivoli, admiring the scenery as you climb through the hills of Italy’s Lazio region.

On arrival, the first stop is Hadrian’s Villa, a grand complex built by Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century. Follow your guide around the 300-acre (120-hectare) ruins, stopping to admire highlights such as the Maritime Theater, the Piazza d'oro, the imperial Palace, and the Canopus, inspired by the wonders of Rome, Egypt, and Athens.

Next , enjoy a guided tour of Villa d'Este, built by Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este in the 16th century and renowned for its Renaissance architecture and beautiful gardens. Take a peek inside the cardinal’s rooms, admire the views from the Vialone terrace, then stroll around the gardens.

Back in Rome, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.


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, Jul 2018

Victoria our guide was very knowledgeable and thorough and was very good about answering our questions. I would recommend the tour and the guide to my friends.

, Jun 2018

We loved Hadrians Villa and Villa dEste, but our tour of maximim 7 people was overbooked for 9. Our tour guide was in the 2nd vehicle, and our driver did not speak English. Our tour guide was too focused on her phone.

, May 2018

Very enthusiastic and sweet guide

, Mar 2018

Wonderful tours. Great guides!!!!

, Dec 2017

The tour of Hadrian's Villa was excellent as was the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The tour of the Villa d'Este did not take place because the site was closed. We were disappointed. We were given to understand that this was not an unusual event and wonder why we were not given the option of changeing the date in advance rather than being confronted on the day. The guide assured us that a refund would be made. Nothing happened so I had to chase it myself directly with Viator. It refunded what I consider a miserly amount considering that the Villa d'Este was a substantial proportion of the trip. I wonder if they would have refunded anything at all if I had not struggled through their system.

, Dec 2017

Very informative, however when she wasnt providing tour information guide seemed to be on her mobile phone more than was necessary in my opinion.

, Oct 2017

If you are a history or architectural buff, this is an absolute must. As close to Ephesus as you can get without going to Turkey. Wear your walking shoes and bring your own water

, Oct 2017

Excellent all around. Great driver and guide.

, Aug 2017

i do wish our guide was more interested in us.

, Jul 2017

Loved the tour and our guide was really interesting. Hadn't realised Hadrains villa was so large and the gardens and fountains were amazing at the Villa d'Este. The only issue was that we had booked for a morning tour and it got changed the day before to an afternoon. This did end up better for us as we missed the worst of the days heat however it was lucky that we had not planned anything for the afternoon.

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