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

Roma, Italy

From USD 141.40

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Travel in the footsteps of Roman emperors, cardinals, and popes who would flee the hustle and bustle of Rome for hilltop Tivoli. This guided day trip takes you back in time 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.
  • 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

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (set menu)
  • Air-conditioned bus or minivan for smaller groups
  • Head sets when needed
  • Instant confirmation
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Marsala, 82
    Via Marsala, 82, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

    The tour will meet at Rome Your Way office in Via Marsala 82 (near Termini station). Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Start time

10:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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 AD 128. 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.

Villa Adriana

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Villa d'Este

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that this tour runs with a minimum of 6 partecipants.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Wonderful tour, wonderful guide. There were only 5 of us in a Small Mercedes van and it was perfect. Lunch was very good. I was surprised to say the least but I would definitely recommend. Guide Joanna was very personable and knowledgeable. It was a plus that her English was good!!!


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A must do if you make it to Rome!!!!
anitavoltz, May 2023
Fabulous, history-filled tour!!! Maria Teresa was and incredible guide and is a Tivoli local with ancestors going back several generations and a qualified historian and archaeologist (such a bonus)…. And it was obvious how passionate she is about making sure everyone understood the importance and significance of what we are seeing…. Can’t say enough - and this was my second time taking the tour!!!!
Great day trip into the countryside - not too far from Rome.
Tamara_R, May 2023
This is a wonderful day trip from Rome taking you out of the bustling city into the country and these beautiful villas. Hadrian's Villa has such history and views. Villa d'Este has beautiful gardens. We had a traditional lunch in a quaint restaurant with great food and wine. Our guide, Pamela and our driver, Luciano did an amazing job. Highly recommended.
Lovely Villas in Tivoli
Ryan_C, May 2023
These are great sites to visit and worth seeing, we enjoyed the tour because it was great to see these places which we couldn’t do any way other than taking the tour. This was a large group tour and we met the guide at Hadrian’s Villa. He was a very good guide. Everyone thought that we would have lunch between the sites, but because the same guide led us at both sites, we ended up having lunch afterwards. The only problem with this tour is with the lunch. We really should have had lunch between visiting the two sites. Also the restaurant itself was just so-so and was kind of out of the way. We also spent way too long at the restaurant.
Excellent Day Trip Out of Rome
Richard_R, May 2023
We have been in Rome multiple times but we have never taken this day trip. It was really enjoyable! Hadrian’s Villa is a 2000 year old ruin with great archeological vistas for picture taking. Fascinating. Villa d’Este is a terrific balance of Renaissance architecture and beauty. They deliberately stage this tour for a quick walk through the Villa. That is because the gardens are where you will want to spend your time. They are huge and magnificent! It is a UNESCO site and the world’s best example of a Renaissance Garden. Beware walking is pretty extensive and there are a lot of stairs. One member of our group waited up in the exterior patio overlooking the gardens while we toured - that was an option they accommodated. Lunch in Tivoli was very enjoyable and very filling. It included wine. The price of the tour was very reasonable for everything included! Our tour guide was very experienced, knowledgeable and personable. Please remember to tip your guide and driver- this is their living.
Enjoyable day
Lisa_R, Apr 2023
Very enjoyable day, tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It was a long day which could be made shorter by reducing the time spent at lunch, it was not required. Lots of walking and stairs, reasonable level of fitness required
Was a perfect day and...
rania_s, Apr 2023
Was a perfect day and spring is so beautiful in these villas. Guide Carolina was amazing. Lunch was good and drivers very nice.
Great way to escape Rome for a day.
Nicholas_L, Apr 2023
This was a nice day trip escape from the business of Rome. Hadrian's villa is a huge complex of ruins that are very interesting and not so crowded. Then the Villa D'Este was delightful with not many people. The gardens with all the fountains were stunning. After visiting the villa, make sure to visit the Capitoline museum to appreciate the beautiful statues and artworks that used to be there.
Hadrian's Villa Tour
Denis_F, Apr 2023
Carolina was an excellent guide. Great insight into the history of the areas we visited and of Rome as well .
Wonderful excursion!!!
dana_m, Apr 2023
Our guide was so knowledgeable and made the garden and the purpose of its creator come alive. The gardens are beautiful but its history is even more fascinating. Go!! It was a grand day!
Claudia_C, Apr 2023
A lot of knowledge. It was very interest. The restaurant for the lunch, too small. There were others much bigger and prettier
A Wonderful Time
Kevin_H, Mar 2023
The tour guide, Carolina was so knowledgeable and interesting to interact with. The pace of the tour was great and the luncheon was awesome. The other guests were great too.
Great escape from the city
Stephanie_B, Mar 2023
This trip gave us a nice, quiet break from the bustle of Rome. We saw two villas, one ancient and one medieval, and had a delicious lunch. Our tour guide, Diana was lovely and knowledgable!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
hallo thanks a lot for your positive review. hope to see you again in our tours.
Tivoli Day Trip
Rchard_S, Mar 2023
This was a wonderful trip. There is a fair amount of walking and stairs. Tour guide Diana was great. I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
thanks a lot for your positive review . hope to see you again
Great day trip from Rome
Daniel_B, Feb 2023
Terrific guide (Diana) and a lovely trip contrasting a sumptuous renaissance villa and the ruined largest Roman one. Highly recommended day trip, only 30-40 minutes from Rome.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hello! Thank you so much! Nice to know that you had a great time on our tour. Best regards, Rome Your Way Tours
Caroline is Terrific!
Angela_M, Jan 2023
Carolina was very knowledgeable! She made the tours fun and engaging. She even kindly provided a slight modification in the route for a few of the guests. We definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Good morning, Thank you so much for booking the Tivoli Day Trip from Rome with Lunch Including Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este. Nice to know that you enjoyed the day with us. Best regards, Rome Your Way Tours
Great guide!
Mexalina_A, Jan 2023
Our guide Diana was really great and really made Hadrian’s Villa come alive with the history she shared with the group. Ask for her if you want a great experience!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
hi, thanks alopt for your positive review, hope to see you again with our tours
Best experience in Rome for me.
Ali_H, Jan 2023
Lots of nature and water fountains. The guide (Diana) was kind and insightful explaining regarding the history of the villa's.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
hallo, thanks a lot for your positive review.
A beauty beyond description
patricia_b, Jan 2023
Breathtaking and beyond the imagination. Make sure you don't leave your camera on the bus during lunch - you might be able to get it before going in to tge Tivoli Gardens....not that a picture could possbly du it justice!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
hi thanks a lot for your positive review
Tivoli was terrific
patrick_c, Nov 2022
Alfredo was our guide..knowledge ...friendly and a pleasure to enjoy his company. History was amazing......fountains. Were a work of ancient art
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello! Thank you for your kind review. Alfredo leads very often our tours in English, and we would be happy to see you again on one of our tours. Best regards, Rome Your Way Tours
Loved it
Amee_S, Nov 2022
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about the historical perspective of each site. The group was fun, our luck I’m sure. Lunch was good. Not too far of a drive. Loved it!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Good morning, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the day with us with the Tivoli Day Trip from Rome with Lunch Including Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este. Best regards, Rome Your Way Tours

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