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Visit the historic vacation homes of the Roman elite on a Rome to Tivoli day trip. The full-day guided excursion includes tours of Tivoli’s two UNESCO-listed sites: Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este. Hear Renaissance and Ancient Roman history and scandal, admire archaeological ruins and explore some of Italy’s most extravagant private gardens.
  • 7-hour Tivoli day trip from Rome
  • Learn intriguing Renaissance history on a guided walking tour of two villas east of Rome
  • Explore the archaeological ruins of Hadrian's Villa, former home to 2nd-century Emperor Hadrian
  • Admire the stunning gardens of Villa d'Este and see the famous Fountain of Neptune
  • Transport from Rome to Tivoli by air-conditioned coach

$65.36 USD

Travel from Rome to Tivoli by air-conditioned coach to start your day trip. As you travel, listen to your guide’s commentary about Tivoli, a historic town in the Monti Tiburtini hills. A prestigious vacation spot in the days of Ancient Rome, the town is now popular for its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este.

Your first stop in Tivoli is at Hadrian’s Villa for a walking tour. Hear how the villa belonged to Emperor Hadrian who desired an unassuming vacation home as a tribute to his lover. By modern standards, his ‘humble abode’ could be considered a town in its own right.
The ruins of the emperor’s impressive estate consist of more than 30 buildings, and you’ll see the highlights as you explore. Discover the complex ruins of the old imperial palace as well as thermal baths, temples, libraries and subterranean passages that are wide enough for vehicles.

Enjoy lunch at your own expense, and then continue to Villa d'Este: explore the former Benedictine convent, and see why many consider the villa to be one of the finest of the Renaissance era.

As you explore, hear how Villa d’Este was built as an opulent abode for the son of Lucretia Borgia, a 15th-century duchess who attracted drama and gossip wherever she went. Make your way past the Fountain of Neptune, and wander through the gardens to see waterfalls, fountains and centenary trees.

Leave Villa d’Este after your tour, and then relax on your journey back to Rome.


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, Sep 2018

We had a perfect day. Our guide Joseph was wonderful. He was very funny and knowledgeable.The whole day was perfect. I highly recommend thus tour.

, Aug 2018

This Tivoli Day Trip to see Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este is a must! Joseph Giuseppe was a wonderful guide - he was adept at speaking about the two villas as well as his hometown of Tivoli, providing many anecdotes and stories that kept everyone's attention while providing recommendations for things to see on our own. Each stop was a mix of guided tour and personal time, meaning you got all the history and group questions while also feeling like you could explore. All in all, highly recommended!

, Aug 2018

Giuseppe was our guide and he was perfect! So well informed - a Tivoli native and you could tell how proud he was of his town. The day was hot, but there was plenty of shade and and the pace was just right. Villa d'Este is breathtaking.

, Jul 2018

Our family trip to Tivoli was wonderful. Our tour guide Giuseppe was a Tivoli native and did a great job showing us the cute town he loves. We would have enjoyed the tour more if it was not so ridiculously hot a hundred degrees but what can you do. We enjoyed Hadrian's Villa with all its amazing water fountains and gardens the best but be warned about all the stairs. Our favorite part was eating lunch at the authentic Italia restaurant Giuseppe took us to. It was the best food and service we had in all of Italy!

, Jul 2018

Great tour around Tivoli. Bus ride is about 45 minutes from/to Rome. Our guide was Guiseppe who is local and outstanding. There is a lot of walking specially for a long day but it is well paced. You start at Hadrian's Villa which is amazing. Then you break for lunch and a bit of town walking. Then you close with Villa d'Este which was simply spectacular in terms of beauty, architecture and engineering. Highly recommend this tour for a day outside of Rome.

, Jul 2018

Great day in Tivoli.
Our local guide Gussippe was so smart . He knew everything historically and culturally. He was easy to understand, patient and charming. He totally related to our 11 year old as well as the other kids on tour and included them in conversation. His lunch and shopping suggestions were too notch. The food was great and the host was so friendly as her husband and staff quickly without rushing got us feed and out with plenty of unstructured time before resuming the tour. Great day ,I would take this tour again and highly recommend.

, Jul 2018

This was a wonderful tour! The waterfalls and gardens were beautiful and definitely worth it. My favorite tour in Rome.

, Jun 2018

Hadrian's Villa was very interesting. The guide was pleasant, however It was a very hot day and he did not really give appropriate time for some of the older people, especially the steep walk up to the entrance of villa. Would probably be better off doing it on your own.

, Jun 2018

Joseph was a great tour guide and really took care to make sure everyone was back on time so we could keep on schedule. Considering he grew up in Tivoli, I’m sure he was very passionate about it. I would highly recommend. We left around 9:30 and back by 4:30, so not a long day.

, Jun 2018

This tour was amazing and I still tell my friends about this tour. Very informative guide who provided lots of exta information. Loved the Ville d’est gardens; a real hidden gem. Would thoroughly recommend this tour for a day trip out of Rome.

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