Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este half-day tour
History & heritage tours

Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este half-day tour

Availability: On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Duration: up to 4 hours
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Russian , Japanese
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Enjoy a half-day trip from Rome including pick up service from your accommodation
  • Visit Hadrian's Villa, the magnificent Imperial residence and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Walk through Villa d'Este's gardens and learn more about the wonderful Renaissance residence
What to expect

Explore two of the most famous Italian villas on a half-day trip from Rome, following the ancient Roman road of Via Tiburtina to Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. Upon arrival, explore the ruins at the foot of the Tiburtini Hills, where natural springs supply the spa town of Bagni di Tivoli. Along the way, look for the vast quarries of travertine marble.

Built in the 2nd century, Hadrian’s Villa was once more powerful and impressive than the center of Imperial Rome. Walk through its exquisite gardens, admire its fountains, the caryatids and columns of Canopus and Serapeum, the artificial grotto named after an Egyptian temple to the god Serapis.

Continue to the Renaissance Villa d'Este, where you can wander the Italianate gardens and discover an abundance of grottoes, frescoes and mosaics. Marvel at fountains that create a graceful symphony of carved stone, and provide shade, sunlight and water. A series of terraces evokes the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, while the underground aqueduct provides testimony to the engineering skill of the Romans.

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What's included
  • Entrance fee to Hadrian's Villa
  • Entrance fee to Villa d'Este and gardens
  • Bus ride
  • Local guide
  • Earphones
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off service
Reduced price
  • Child (3-7 years old): reduced
  • Infant (0-2 years old): free
Where
Meeting point:
  • This tour offers pick up service from accommodations within the Aurelian Walls. Directly contact your local tour operator to arrange your pick up. You will find their contact in the voucher, after booking
What to remember
  • This tour offers pick up service from accommodations within the Aurelian Walls. Directly contact your local tour operator to arrange your pick up. You will find their contact in the voucher, after booking
  • This is a multilanguage tour offered in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Russian and Italian
  • The tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties
  • To ensure the on-schedule departure of the tour, all travelers need to wait for the pick-up service outside the accommodation location
  • On the way back the bus will make stops at Lungo Tevere Marzio, Piazza dei Tribunali/Zanardelli, Via Bissolati, Termini Station – GLT Terminal
  • For safety reasons, you are permitted only medium and small backpacks. Nor are you allowed to carry large backpacks, camping gear, bulky bags, luggage or liquids
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When

On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 2.30pm

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Provider
Green Line Tours S.P.A.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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