• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Take a break from the bustle of Rome and journey to the summer retreat of wealthy Roman families with a private half-day tour to Tivoli. Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of Emperor Hadrian’s stately imperial villa, replete with statuary, gardens and pools. Next, admire one of the best-preserved examples of Italian Renaissance architecture at the lush gardens and estate of Villa d’Este. Travel in a comfortable minivan and enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide.


  • Half-day tour to the UNESCO-listed estates of Tivoli from Rome
  • Visit the historic summer retreat of illustrious Romans
  • Tour the magnificent ruins of Emperor Hadrian's Villa
  • Admire Italian Renaissance architecture and gardens at luxurious Villa d'Este
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Tivoli - Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este Half-Day Tour from Rome

Villa D' Este

Customer Reviews

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Perfect, perfect, perfect. The guide was so friendly, and he really loved everything he was showing me. My tour included both Hadrian's Villa and the Villa d'Este, but because I was so much more interested in the former, he customized the schedule so we could spend the whole time among the ruins of the emperor's villa and he gave me an ultra-thorough tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Tour guide was really good! Hadrians Villa was so interesting and the town was fun to walk around.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Just beautiful.

Stephen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We had an absolutely great time on this tour! Donald was our tour guide for both Hadrian's Villa and D'Este was fantastic and very knowledgeable. He has a lot of experience of both locations and it really made our tour exceptional. Our driver was Stephan and he had a treat of pastries and water waiting for us at the van after our Hadrian's tour. That was nice! I would not hesitate to take this tour again!

Gerald M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Our tour guide, Donald, has been guiding groups through Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este for many years, and it shows in his practiced and engaging delivery. The short drive outside of Rome is well worth the time to visit these two wonderful sites in a half-day tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a wonderful tour. Our guide was interesting and had a great sense of the history of the area and a great sense of humor. We were driven in a very comfortable private limousine from Rome and back. Our only wish was that we could have spent a little more time at the Villa D'Este gardens.

Gray P

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Driver had zero English, guide at Villa d'Este was adequate, not great. Overall, we'd do it again.

Anthony N

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Our guide was very special! However, I am not sure this tour was worth the money.

Gabriella W

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2016

half day tour was ok Hotel pickup goodfriendly driver daughter a little sketchy on some details little shy Tivoli tour guide was informative good sense of humour maybe bored tour promised 3 hours only got 2 with guide left on own at villa d and #39;este without garden explanation

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