Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este

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From $93.64

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


Visit the lovely mountain town of Tivoli and explore an emperor’s villa and a gorgeous museum on this all-day tour. After a comfortable ride on an air-conditioned coach, tour Emperor Hadrian’s lavish complex, with its beautiful pools and baths. Learn about the villa’s history from an informative guide and head to Villa d’Este, a 16th-century villa-turned-museum and see its terraced hillside garden and more than half a dozen fountains.
  • Tour the mountain town of Tivoli and escape the hustle and bustle of Rome
  • Visit ancient villas, including the 2nd-century estate of Emperor Hadrian
  • Make the most of limited time with a convenient bus service from Rome
  • All entrance fees to these two UNESCO World Heritage sites included

What's Included

  • Professional Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Cavour, 224
    Via Cavour, 224, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

    The meeting point is at the bus stop at Via Cavour 224. The nearest metro station: “Cavour” (Line B). Please remember to show up 25 minutes before the tour departure time.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Villa d'Este

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Villa Adriana

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as there is a bit of walking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Individuals with Disabilities MUST NOTE it on their booking.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

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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Traveler Tips

Please add this extra time and then yes I would give this a 5 star
We would have liked to see more of Hadrian's Villa since we came from the USA and will never be coming back.You can extend the tour and charge more if required.
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We had an excellent local...
MIROSLAV_B, Nov 2022
We had an excellent local guide for both Villas. Guesseppi was knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to understand. Although the weather was not the best, site were incredible. Beautiful grounds, interesting ruins and statues and amazing water fountains in Villa D’Este
You won’t believe how beautiful
Naomi_C, Jul 2022
Amazing! Before this tour I didn’t know about the Villa D’Este - I had wanted to see Hadrian's Villa. And Hadrian’s Villa was beata d amazing with a 1,000 year old olive tree … but the fountains and garden at D’Este were so incredibly beautiful. No wonder it’s a World Heritage Site. Our guide was lovely, funny and overflowing with knowledge. And Tivoli is his home town so he knows everyone. Oh and if you are punctual you will get a surprise… I won’t spoil it but I did get a little teary when I heard it. There is a gelato place with @cactus” in the name near the entrance to D’Este that’s the best we’ve had. Check that out too!
Great Tour Guide but rushed visits and "meh" lunch.
Micah_C, Apr 2022
There are two types of guides - those who point and spew factoids and those who bring history to life. Giuseppe is the latter and a wonderful raconteur. The bus was clean and the driver was excellent. We went to Hadrian's Villa first where we spent just over 90 minutes among the spectacular ruins. Giuseppe made sure we not only saw the highlights but understood their relevance and their history. We moved at a steady pace but it wasn't a death march. Next came lunch at a small trattoria in Tivoli. The food wasn't bad, but neither was it remarkable - a solid 3 out of five stars. The problem is that we spend well over 90 minutes for food and still had to rush at the end. SKIP THE INCLUDED LUNCH! It was a lot of very average food and the time would have been better spent walking around Tivoli. Villa d'Este is literally around the corner from the trattoria. Again, we had just over 90 minutes. While the tour itself was nice, we were rushing and saw perhaps half of what there is to see in those magnificent gardens. We were given 30 minutes to wander and get our own pictures. I asked if there was anything, in particular, to go see and was essentially told to wander and discover. Bad advice, as when I shared my experiences with my friend who has visited Villa d'Este, she was shocked we had seen so little and had missed out on some fascinating grottoes and sections. Overall, while our tour guide was friendly and informative, the time management was awful, and way too much time was lost on a mediocre meal. Anyone wanting to see these sites is better off renting a car for the day. However, if you can't do that, you could do worse than this tour. Even though we only skimmed the surface, it covered the main sights.
Hadrian's Villa
Joseph_A, Oct 2019
We would have liked to see more of Hadrian's Villa since we came from the USA and will never be coming back.You can extend the tour and charge more if required. We were disappointed htat we could not see more.
Beautiful Gardens you hardly get to see
Christopher_B, Sep 2019
We booked this tour as we had several family members interested in history and gardens. I thought a 6 hour tour would be sufficient since Tivoli was only 45 min away. Unfortunately our guide Giuseppe, though knowledgeable, has an incredible gift for wasting time. He repeated himself constantly, talked too much and too slowly. Set a lengthy lunch schedule and then had another required 30 minutes of souvineer shopping after we met up after lunch to resume our tour. In the end we saw Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este each for barely an hour. The remaining four hours were wasted on travel, lunch, required souvineer shopping and repetition of the schedule. The ruins and gardens were very interesting and beautiful. I would have liked to see more of them. The trip would have been better without a guide and just free time to explore each on your own.
Very disappointed as this is not a...
vagila17, Oct 2018
Very disappointed as this is not a whole day. We left Rome at 9.45am and were back by 4.20pm Giuseppe kept going on about the restaurants and shopping in Tivoli! He was rather keen to get us to this restaurant for lunch. I would opt for a quick sandwich and spend more time looking the fountains There was just enough time at Villa d'Este to enjoy this beautiful place. The fountains are so majestic that this tour should have an extra 1hr and 30mins added to it. Then I would consider it value for money. Please add this extra time and then yes I would give this a 5 star
JosManuel_L, Mar 2022
La visita a villa Adriana y Villa del este con las explicaciones del guia Yusepe También nos ha gustado la visita a la ciudad de Tivoli y el restaurante escogido para la comida