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Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Trip from Rome

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Visit Tivoli on a half-day trip from Rome and explore its two UNESCO-listed villas – Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este – with an expert guide. Have your camera ready to capture incredible ruins, gardens and fountains while learning about the extravagant tastes of the emperors and cardinals who once lived there.
Highlights
  • Experience two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este
  • Learn about ancient Roman and Renaissance Italian life from your local guide
  • Visit the charming hill town of Tivoli by comfortable coach
  • Choose between morning and afternoon departures to suit your schedule
What to Expect
Meet your guide and board your coach either at your central Rome hotel or near Termini Station. Learn about Tivoli’s history as you glide through the Roman countryside. Your first stop is Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa), once the holiday home of the 2nd-century Roman emperor, Hadrian. Stroll among the vast expanse of ruins, with their temples, baths, and theaters, and learn about daily life from your guide. Hop back on the coach for the short ride to Tivoli’s second UNESCO-listed star: Villa d’Este. A masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, the 16th-century palace boasts glorious gardens with Baroque fountains designed by the master sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Relax as you ride back to Rome. Your coach can drop you at Termini Station, Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia, or Piazza della Repubblica.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
  • Entry/Admission - Villa d'Este
  • Entry/Admission - Villa Adriana
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: This is a Multilingual Tour
  • Tour is suitable for wheelchair users provided passenger is traveling with a companion who can assist them on and off the bus. Wheelchairs will be stored in the luggage area of the bus.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 31 May 2019

This was our fifth trip to Rome, so we were looking for something new to do. After a comfortable bus ride, we were introduced to the two villas by the most knowledgeable, interesting, approachable guide we have ever encountered! Her name is Larissa. Not only...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Lori W
Reviewed 29 May 2019

Far far to rushed got to Villa d'Este guided tour lasted about 20 minutes then had 30 minutes at your leisure you could easily have spent 2 hours there if not more it seriously is a beautiful and amazing place. Because we had to be...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jimbob j
Reviewed 6 May 2019 via mobile

I did mention this to the guide. There isn’t enough time to visit both sites. The Villa d’Este should be a separate tour. By the time we finished Hadrian’s Villa and got to Villa d’Este we got 15 minutes to explore the gardens. That wasn’t...More

1  Thank TravelGoddesses
Reviewed 20 April 2019

Ridiculously short times at both sites. Commentary by the male guide added little and I would suggest Wikipedia research before the trip is far more worthwhile.

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Romanholiday1
Reviewed 14 April 2019

To experience the many water gardens, botanical gardens and the curiosities of the building will not leave you wanting. Do not miss these destinations

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Margaret S
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Phillygirl0322
15 September 2019|
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Response from TravelGoddesses | Reviewed this property |
Viator has it in their schedule for Sat and Sun only. None of the tour companies have it on their calendars for those dates. Personally I would not go to Hadrians Villa but spend your time at Villa d’Este especially the... More
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EllenandRoger
12 July 2019|
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Call the tour company and ask specifically where to meet. They will give you specific instructions.
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fongkokhoong
13 January 2019|
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Hi Fongkokhoong, Surely spring and summer give the full bloom in December even sa reserve of beautiful sunny days and the villa is so beautiful that it is worth it in any season. We recommend it to you
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