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

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Italian passion and verve make for fantastic music, incredible food, and nightmarish traffic. Leave the driving to the experts and relax on this convenient trip to the hill town of Tivoli, and experience not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites in just half a day with the help of a local guide. Choose between morning and afternoon departures for maximum flexibility.
You'll start at
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italyvia Giovanni Amendola 32 10 15 minutes before tour departure
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  • 1
    Villa d'Este
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Villa Adriana
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italyvia Giovanni Amendola 32 10 15 minutes before tour departure
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  • 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
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
  • Entry/Admission - Villa d'Este
  • Entry/Admission - Villa Adriana
  • 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bichespi wrote a review Dec 2019
Rahway, New Jersey38 contributions10 helpful votes
Trip was good about thirty to forty minutes. Driver drove well. Hadrian’s villa felt a bit rushed. It is huge but not all of it has been excavated. So we could have seen more. The tour guide explained much and well. He was knowledgeable. Villa d’este was beautiful.
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Lori W wrote a review May 2019
Bluffton, South Carolina20 contributions7 helpful votes
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 did she bring
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Date of experience: May 2019
jimbob j wrote a review May 2019
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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 back on the bus at a certain time we were
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Date of experience: May 2019
Janet H wrote a review May 2019
Matthews, North Carolina27 contributions4 helpful votes
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 enough time to walk down the steps
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BrianS wrote a review Apr 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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