Half-day Trip to Visit Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este from Rome

Half-day Tour to explore Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este from Rome

5 h
Day Trips & Excursions
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Accesible
Best reviews
( 4.5 )3 reviews

Our tour was amazing!

Rebecca N
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Half Day Visit to Tivoli Gardens, Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome

Join our perfect half day tour from Rome, where you will visit two of the most important historic houses of Italy, Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa. A unique group excursion to Tivoli, where you will explore these amazing historical spots and you will learn more about their treasures from our guide!

Half-day Trip to Visit Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este from Rome highlights: 

  • Join our rewarding Half-day tour from Rome, to discovering the delightful area of Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este.
  • You will discover and learn more about the vast and luxurious Hadrian's Villa.
  • A unique way to experience the beautiful countryside around Rome.
  • An insightful visit to Emperor Hadrian’s residence (Villa Adriana), a glimpse into the ancient history of Rome.
  • An outstanding experience visiting Villa d'Este and its beautiful gardens, an example of the charming Renaissance architecture.

Our shuttle buses depart in the morning from Rome and drive to Tivoli to visit two of the most beautiful villas of Italy - Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa.

Discover Tivoli and its amazing estates

You will have time to explore these magnificent estates with the explanations of our professional guides. The visits will be conducted in English/Spanish and German/French in separate groups bilingual. 
This unique day tour from Rome is truly one of the most enchanting experiences one could possibly have in the countryside of Italy. The Tivoli area close to Rome is considered a charming and authentic natural area, dotted with palaces and villas that are worth exploring.

A day tour from Rome to visit Villa d'Este and its waterfalls

Our guide will tell you about the history, anecdotes and the development of these amazing villas. Villa d'Este is considered one of the most delightful buildings of the Italian Renaissance: it was the home of Lucrezia Borgia’s son and is best known for its spectacular gardens and trees, as well as its fountains and waterfalls.

Move to Hadrian's Villa to admire an ancient Roman villa

After that, we will drive to Hadrian's Villa for the tour of this impressive estate. This is the most luxurious residence in Italy and is enriched with an amazing array of imperial palaces, temples, theaters, spas and swimming pools.
The overall tour from Rome lasts about five hours from the time of departure from Rome to your return to the meeting point. Transportation is by way of a comfortable air-conditioned bus.

Other ways to explore Tivoli!

Want to visit Tivoli but you would like to eXPerience something more private and intimate? Then you might be interested in our Private Tour of Tivoli, ideal for those who want to discover the treasures of Tivoli in the most exclusive and unique way!

  • Tivoli
  • Villa d'Este
  • Hadrian's Villa
  • Pick-up at your hotel (if in the centre of Rome)
  • Transportation from Rome to Tivoli and return
  • Professional Guide
  • Entrance ticket at Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa
  • Headsets
  • Tips (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


This tour is free for children 0-2 years old. For children 3-7 there is a 20% discount.
Please note, this tour is only available from April to October.
Please note that the morning tour is bilingual, and will be held in English/Spanish and in German/French. 
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. In summer, remember to bring a hat and a bottle of water; in winter take along an umbrella.
The pick-up is provided only for the hotels located in the center of Rome, so it is important to communicate the name and address of the hotel where you are staying, to organize the service in the best way. Also, please note that the pick-up service is NOT provided for private homes and B&B.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking. You will receive a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.

Reviews of Half-day Tour to explore Tivoli, Hadrian...

Reviewed by An ItalyXP customer from

Hadrian's Villa

a very informative tour guide, who made the place come alive and our trip so memorable, would use them again
Reviewed by Jean L. from

Simply breathtaking as we wandered into past centuries !

I truly enjoyed walking into such historical sites ! Hadrian's Villa was really overwhelming in scope . I just couldn't believe the extent to which this private retreat had been developed . The model layout places everything into proper perspective as if we were getting a bird's eye view . History unfolds before your very eyes ! The Villa d'Este was beyond my expectations ! Beautiful fountains and landscaping on this hillside was a sight to behold ! I kept taking many photos to bring back with me . Flowers in bloom all around made it spectacular . You must experience this tour for yourself and you will be overwhelmed with all the superb gardens , statues and flowing fountains . Not to be missed when you're touring Rome and surrounding areas !
Reviewed by Rebecca N from Australia

Hadrian's Villa & Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Our tour was amazing! Our guide, Serena, an archaeologist with a PhD, was lovely, very friendly, incredibly knowledgeable & totally in tune with our group! Although we booked the tour to see Hadrian's Villa, the tour of the Villa d'Este was mindblowing & I would never have even know about it without this tour! Definitely the best way to see both of these sites & all in one day! Highly recommended company & tour guide! :-)