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Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome

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Rome, Italy

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Rome is full of magnificent ancient monuments, but there are even more historic gems just outside of the city. This small-group half-day tour from Rome visits the hilltown of Tivoli, home to two UNESCO-listed marvels – the 2nd-century ruins of Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana) and the idyllic Villa d'Este, a 16th-century palace and garden complex. Tour includes hotel pickup, entrance fees, and round-trip transport.
  • 5-hour tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome
  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites on one tour
  • Explore the 2nd-century ruins of Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana)
  • Marvel at the grand palace and magnificent gardens of Villa d'Este
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, entrance fees, and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to seven people ensures a personalized experience
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Professional guide
Driver
Transportation
Hotel pickup and drop-off (accommodations within the Aurelian Walls)
Small group limited to a number of 14 people
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off (outside the Aurelian Walls)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is available for all the accomodation within the Aurelian walls

After being picked up from your central Rome hotel, meet your guide and small group of up to seven people in time for a 9am departure. Traveling aboard a comfortable minivan, set out on the around 30-minute journey to Tivoli, admiring the scenery as you climb through the hills of Italy’s Lazio region.

On arrival, the first stop is Hadrian’s Villa, a grand complex built by Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century. Follow your guide around the 300-acre (120-hectare) ruins, stopping to admire highlights such as the Maritime Theater, the Piazza d'oro, the imperial Palace, and the Canopus, inspired by the wonders of Rome, Egypt, and Athens.

Next , enjoy a guided tour of Villa d'Este, built by Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este in the 16th century and renowned for its Renaissance architecture and beautiful gardens. Take a peek inside the cardinal’s rooms, admire the views from the Vialone terrace, then stroll around the gardens.

Back in Rome, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Villa d'Este
Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Rome and with our guide you will be accompanied inside two wonderful ancient villas. The Villa d'Este is a 16th-century villa in Tivoli, near Rome, famous for its terraced hillside Italian Renaissance garden and especially for its profusion of fountains. It is now an Italian state museum, and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Villa Adriana
After visiting Villa d'Este, your tour will continue in the Hadrian villa. Hadrian's Villa is a large Roman archaeological complex at Tivoli, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the property of the Republic of Italy, and has been directed and run by the Polo Museale del Lazio since December 2014.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Please note: Fountains at Villa D'Este can occasionally be inactive due to maintenance. In that case we can reschedule your trip changing date/time of the visit.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ROMAETRAVEL

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome.

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Disappointing guide experience with little knowledge
Slarue513
, Jan 2020
The pick-up was on time and the travel was fine. However, the guide, while nice, knew shockingly little about the sites we visited. I had read the small section in my tour book and done a tiny bit of reading online, and she knew even less than I did. I feel like we would have been better off traveling on our own and reading the published plaques than we were spending $200 per person for a guide who could not even simple questions on the sites and who actively got us lost within them more than once, causing us to double back and walk through areas we had already seen in the rain, and missing other areas entirely. She rushed us through some areas we wanted to stop and take photos, making us trot behind her to catch up. In one area, she stopped to speak to another couple in Italian for nearly 10 minutes while we waited for her to continue while standing in the cold rain. The actual sites we visited were lovely. but, especially having paid a premium rate for the tour, I was very disappointed with the quality of the guide and the tour as experienced.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy the tour. This tour, as well as our guide, always gets high rates, as the guide is extremely knowledgeble and specialized in art history. She’s always enthusiast to share her knowledge, that is also why she stopped for just a minute to give an information to another couple. We understand that unfortunately the raining day did not help to fully appreciate a tour that is usually very enjoyable.
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star-5
Just Do It
chrisacton
, Dec 2019
I cant recall our guides name but she was fantastic. This place is full of history and considering its age is very well preserved.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you for the 5-stars review! We're happy you enjoyed the beautiful Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este and that our guide made sure you had a great experience.
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private tour of villas/fountains
Vacation1770
, Dec 2019
My 2 adult children and I had a wonderful experience walking the grounds of both estates. Our tour guide, Julia, was wonderful, and made the experience fun and enjoyable for us.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you very much for your review! Our guides are always very happy to hear about the positive feedback! We're glad that Julia made sure you enjoyed the wonderful villas to the fullest.
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star-5
Wonderful tour
Patricia B
, Nov 2019
We were driven very comfortably in a private sedan to the most beautiful and historic settings in Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este. Our guide, Julia, was amazing with sharing her most extensive knowledge, taking photos, and accommodating the pace to suit my seniorness. It was a most memorable day, Our driver, Leonardo, was also wonderful, which made for a great tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you very much for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the visit to the beautiful Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este and that both Julia and Leonardo were helpful and considerate, making this experience even more unforgettable.
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star-5
Highlight of our Rome trip
Linda10708
, Oct 2019
I LOVED this tour. This trip was the highlight of our vacation. I would describe this tour as “essential.” Outstanding enthusiastic knowledgeable tour guide and careful driver. Our guide’s commentary brought everything to life. Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este are absolutely gorgeous. Photos were magnificent. Our tour guide kindly took many photos of us so that we will always have nice memories of the trip. The van we rode in was spacious, new and comfortable.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you very much for your review! We're happy to hear that the ride to the locations was comfortable and that our guide helped you taking many beautiful pictures, making the experience even more unforgettable!
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star-5
fabulous destination!
jillritter4902
, Oct 2019
loved seeing such a well-preserved and restored treasure. our guide was so informative and very pleasant, loved her!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you very much for your review! Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este are among the most beautiful locations in Rome, and we're happy to hear that our guide made the experience even more unforgettable!
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A VISUALLY EXCITING TOUR OF MAGNIFICENT GARDENS AND VILLA
gusikoff
, Oct 2019
The guide that we were lucky to have, was extraordinary in her knowledge and her presentation. Her charm and sensitivity allowed us to meet our expectations and limitations. We are senior citizens, 65+ and she adapted the tour for us to satisfy all our curiosities and interests. She was terrific.!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you so much! Our guides always try hard to exceed our customer expectations. I am so happy that you took your time to write this review, they are always very happy to receive 5 stars!!!
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star-5
The Best Way to See Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
S5346TXphiliph
, Sep 2019
There were only 4 of us on this tour and it was great. Marco the guide was friendly and knowledgeable and went at a pace that was acceptable to all four of us. They asked me to change the day of the tour as they thought that it would be very busy on the day i originally booked. This was really good advice and both venues were relatively quiet.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your enthusiastic comments and it makes me happy to know that you have enjoyed our Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este tour with Marco!
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Wonderful day out
Cbgdent
, Aug 2019
Highly recommend activity. Well paced and a great day from the busy City Centre. Our group of 6 all only had high praise : from booking to completion.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your review! We're happy you could fully enjoy the amazing Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este, and we're sure you made some great memories.
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TIVOLI SMALL GROUP TOUR
Meander18905087583
, Jun 2019
An amazing afternoon spent visiting Tivoli's Hadrian Villa and Villa D'Este with an informative tour guide who allowed you time to view both Villas and take photos and not be rushed
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for the 5star review! We're glad that you had such a pleasant experience and took lots of pictures, that will sure be a great memory.
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