Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana from Rome SkipTheLine Tickets Included

Rome, Italy

From $429.65

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit the famed gardens of Villa Adriana, as well as Villa d’Este, on this private tour from Rome to Tivoli, where the historical sites are located. Travel with a private driver to reach the villas, and be wowed by the detailed landscaping, fountains, and architecture. You also have time in the town of Tivoli to buy lunch. Upgrade your tour to explore with a licensed tour guide.
  • Tivoli tour from Rome with private transport
  • Visit Villa d’Este’s renowned Italian gardens
  • See the ancient ruins of Villa Adriana
  • Avoid long lines with priority admission to both villas

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English-speaking Driver
  • Villa D'Este SkipTheLine Entrance Tickets
  • Villa Adriana SkipTheLine Entrance Tickets
  • Dedicated Expert Local Tour Guide in Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana included in Private option
  • Lunch, Food and drinks
  • Tipping is not included in our service fees, it is never mandatory although it is always appreciated

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Departure and Return Point: Your accommodation in Rome In Shared Tour Option only: Your Driver may make a few stops (usually 2/3 stops) along the way to pick up, or drop off, fellow passengers. This means that your Driver could arrive within 15-30 minutes of your scheduled pickup time.

What To Expect

Your tour begins with hotel pickup by private minivan for the drive from Rome to Tivoli. Arrive first at Villa d’Este, built during the Renaissance years around 1550 for Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este, the governor of Tivoli. Explore the gardens with your guide to see its Bernini-designed fountains and take in the lavish landscaping. This icon of Italian-style garden has been imitated around the world, so much so that composer Franz Liszt wrote a piano suite entitled ‘Fountains of the Villa d’Este.

Next, you have free time in the town of Tivoli. Visit a restaurant where you can have lunch (own expense), and enjoy time to walk around town and take in views of the Roman countryside.

Then head to Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa), originally home to Roman Emperor Hadrian. Built in the 2nd century AD, the 'villa' is really of a complex of 30-plus structures covering 250 acres (1 square km) of land, much of which is unexcavated. You can see examples of an Alexandrian garden and admire the remains of palaces, temples, a theater, baths, staterooms and quarters for everyone from courtiers to slaves. ’

Your tour ends with return to Rome for hotel drop-off.

Please note: if you'd like to have an official licensed guide with you while exploring Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana, please selecte the option at checkout.

Tivoli (Pass By)

Villa d'Este

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English-speaking Driver
  • Option Private Tour: This is a private Tour. Only your group will participate and it can be modified and/or customized (if requested in writing during booking in the "Special Requirements" section)
  • Option Shared Tour: Solution with a lower price dedicated to travelers sharing the vehicle with a small group (up to 8 people per vehicle). Not customizable. It is not possible to include attractions tickets purchased by your own
  • One Infant seat available on request
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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 travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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Bit of a confusion re the booking...
NZ54, Aug 2017
Bit of a confusion re the booking - were advised that though I had thought I had booked a guide, this was amended but the price was the same. Still went ahead though I thought a little pricey - made up for by the excellence of our driver and the flexibility on timing great, as one of our party was sick. Be aware that the recommended restaurant for lunch Ristorante Sibilla, which should not be missed is a walk through Tivoli town. Definitely worth it.
This worked out very well, driver...
Philip T, Oct 2016
This worked out very well, driver was on time, and took us to the sights and we had plenty of time to see the sights. I would recommend this as a good day outside of Rome.
Well worth the visit and a pleasant...
Catherine H, Jul 2016
Well worth the visit and a pleasant respite from the heat and crowds of Rome. We found the audio guide to be worthwhile.