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Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana from Rome Skip-The-Line Tickets Included

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Visit the famed gardens of Villa Adriana, as well as Villa d’Este, on this private tour from Rome to Tivoli, where the historical sites are located. Travel with a private driver to reach the villas, and be wowed by the detailed landscaping, fountains, and architecture. You also have time in the town of Tivoli to buy lunch. Upgrade your tour to explore with a licensed tour guide.
  • Tivoli tour from Rome with private transport
  • Visit Villa d’Este’s renowned Italian gardens
  • See the ancient ruins of Villa Adriana
  • Avoid long lines with priority admission to both villas
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Hotel pickup and dropoff
Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English-speaking Driver
Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana Entrance Tickets
Local Tour Guide Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana (upgradable in Private option)
Lunch, Food and drinks
Tipping is not included in our service fees, it is never mandatory although it is always appreciated

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your accommodation in Rome
Return point: Your accommodation in Rome
In Shared Tour Option only: Your Driver may make a few stops (usually 2/3 stops) along the way to pick up, or drop off, fellow passengers. This means that your Driver could arrive within 15-30 minutes of your scheduled pickup time.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Your tour begins with hotel pickup by private minivan for the drive from Rome to Tivoli. Arrive first at Villa d’Este, built during the Renaissance years around 1550 for Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este, the governor of Tivoli. Explore the gardens with your guide to see its Bernini-designed fountains and take in the lavish landscaping. This icon of Italian-style garden has been imitated around the world, so much so that composer Franz Liszt wrote a piano suite entitled ‘Fountains of the Villa d’Este.

Next, you have free time in the town of Tivoli. Visit a restaurant where you can have lunch (own expense), and enjoy time to walk around town and take in views of the Roman countryside.

Then head to Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa), originally home to Roman Emperor Hadrian. Built in the 2nd century AD, the 'villa' is really of a complex of 30-plus structures covering 250 acres (1 square km) of land, much of which is unexcavated. You can see examples of an Alexandrian garden and admire the remains of palaces, temples, a theater, baths, staterooms and quarters for everyone from courtiers to slaves. ’

Your tour ends with return to Rome for hotel drop-off.

Please note: if you'd like to have an official licensed guide with you while exploring Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana, please selecte the option at checkout.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Tivoli
Tour Description: Your English-speaking Driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Rome. In around 45 minutes you’ll reach Tivoli town, where you’ll tour Villa D'este first (Skip-The-Line Tickets included). Then you’ll spend some time in the town of Tivoli itself and take a leisurely stroll in the small ancient town, the town offers a wide view over the Roman countryside, stopping also for lunch in a good restaurant with an unbelievable location (own expense). In the afternoon, you’ll visit Villa Adriana. After Villa Adriana visit you will return to your accommodation in Rome. Is possible to have an Official Licensed Tour Guide (selecting Tour Guide Included Option) for the Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana. If no private licensed guide is chosen, you can rent audio-guides (available in English, French, German and Spanish).
Stop At:  
Villa d'Este
Villa d’Este, masterpiece of the Italian Garden, is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. With its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, it constitutes a much-copied model for European gardens in the mannerist and baroque styles. Walk around the Villa with your private local guide (if option guide included booked), taking in the gardens and posing for photos in front of Bernini-designed fountains while learning about the Cardinal and his lavish life in the Villa. Villa d'Este's fame, however, is due more to its gardens than to the building itself. This most famous Italian-style garden, which has been imitated, reverberates with the sound of so many fountains that inspired the Romantic composer Franz Liszt to write a piano suite called “Fountains of the Villa d'Este.”
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tivoli
The walking passes throught the old medieval centre, ovelooked by the turret-houses, until to arrive to the impressive Temples of Acopoli, placed on a rock from where you have abeatiful skyview to Villa Gregoriana Gardens.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tempio della Sibilla
Lunch Time (own expense) we strongly suggest an incredible location where you will be part of the "History". King Frederick William III of Prussia, Prince Jerome Napoleon, Gabriele D’Annunzio and Pietro Mascagni; Today Secretaries of State and Vice-Presidents of the USA, Hiroito the Emperor of Japan, Princess Margaret of Inghilterra, singer Yoko Ono and the first man on the moon Armstrong. This is only part of the gallery of the celebrities who have chosen this restaurant.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Villa Adriana
Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli is one of the Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Built by the request of the Emperor Hadrian, the Villa is a monumental living complex that even today continues to display the lavishness and enormous power of Ancient Rome. The magnificent Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana), the former holiday home of Emperor Hadrian. It was built in the 2nd century AD. It's more similar to a small village than a home in today’s sense of the word. Hadrian's Villa was a complex of over 30 buildings, covering an area of at least 1 square kilometers (c. 250 acres) of which much is still not excavated. The Villa was the greatest Roman example of an Alexandrian garden, recreating a sacred landscape. The complex included palaces, several baths, theatre, temples, libraries, staterooms, and quarters for courtiers, praetorians, and slaves.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English-speaking Driver
  • Option Private Tour: This is a private Tour. Only your group will participate. Private Tour can be modified and/or customized (even while on tour)
  • Option Shared Tour: Solution with a lower price dedicated to travelers sharing the vehicle with a small group (up to 8 people per vehicle). Not customizable. It is not possible to include attractions tickets purchased by your own
  • One Infant seat available on request
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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  • 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.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana from Rome Skip-The-Line Tickets Included?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana from Rome Skip-The-Line Tickets Included?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana from Rome Skip-The-Line Tickets Included?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana from Rome Skip-The-Line Tickets Included?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Bit of a confusion re the booking...
NZ54
, Aug 2017
Bit of a confusion re the booking - were advised that though I had thought I had booked a guide, this was amended but the price was the same. Still went ahead though I thought a little pricey - made up for by the excellence of our driver and the flexibility on timing great, as one of our party was sick. Be aware that the recommended restaurant for lunch Ristorante Sibilla, which should not be missed is a walk through Tivoli town. Definitely worth it.
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This worked out very well, driver...
Philip T
, Oct 2016
This worked out very well, driver was on time, and took us to the sights and we had plenty of time to see the sights. I would recommend this as a good day outside of Rome.
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Well worth the visit and a pleasant...
Catherine H
, Jul 2016
Well worth the visit and a pleasant respite from the heat and crowds of Rome. We found the audio guide to be worthwhile.
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