Castle & palace tours

Small-group tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome

Availability: Every day
Duration: 5 hours
Language: English , Italian , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore the amazing Unesco sites of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este located in the gorgeous hillside town of Tivoli
  • Depart from your hotel in Rome and avoid worrying about transfers and timetables
  • Walk between the stunning architecture, picturesque landscape and beautiful gardens of the villas
What to expect

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este on a 5-hour tour that departs from Rome. You'll have the chance to explore these ancient villas of Tivoli together with an expert guide who will help you learn all the main facts and anecdotes about all the amazing sites you'll see.

Your experience will start by being picked up from your accommodation within the Aurelian Walls. Relax in the comfort of a 9-passenger minivan with driver, as you and your group head towards the ancient villas of Tivoli.
Once you've arrived, you'll visit both the Unesco World Heritage Sites with a professional guide. You'll admire the exquisite Hadrian's Villa, built by Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century and home to emperors for more than 50 years. You'll walk between the stunning Greek architecture and picturesque landscape and you'll stroll through the gardens inspired by the wonders of Rome, Egypt, and Athens. You'll then head to Villa d'Este, built during the 16th century by Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este. Here you'll explore its gardens, fountains, and waterfalls, and you'll step back into history as your guide provides you with an insight on the notable Roman families that built this villa and called it home. At the end of the visit, you'll be taken back to your accommodations in Rome.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Pick-up and transport
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
Reduced price
  • Children (0-9): reduced
Meeting point:

Pick up is included within the Aurelian walls. Please contact your local operator to confirm your pick up place and time.

What to remember
  • Please note: the fountains at Villa D'Este can occasionally be inactive due to maintenance. In that case, the tour operator will reschedule your trip changing date/time of the visit
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • Please remember: pick up is included for all accommodations within the Aurelian walls
  • This tour can only accommodate a maximum of 15 participants
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  • Every day at 9:00am and 11:00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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