Private Tivoli: Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este with Pick-up from Rome

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon5 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome on a private day tour of Tivoli with convenient round-trip transport from your Rome accommodation. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts about Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este, two UNESCO World Heritages sites often missed by visitors. Skip-the-line admission tickets are included for a seamless, convenient experience.

Private tour
Professional art historian guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Private English-speaking driver with luxury transportation
Admission tickets for both attractions
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments.

Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and address.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Stop At:  
Villa Adriana
This is the ideal tour that will take you away from the city chaos of Rome, for an inspiring countryside & cultural experience in Tivoli. This small town, located approximately 50 minutes drive from Rome, is home to Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s villa) and Villa d’Este which are both UNESCO World Heritage sites and masterpieces of opulence and delight. Your private guide will tell you how the “Ancient Versailles”, the Villa of Hadrian, was covered by wood and wild vegetation once abbandoned after the decline of the Roman empire and how the various marbles were recycled and used to build other complexes. Hadrian was the most widely travelled emperor as well as as amateur architect and the villa is full of innovative designs based on iconic places he had visited throughout the empire. Walk where thermal baths and dining halls became like wild greenhouses, feel the romantic estrangement that the Emperor sought when he created his Villa, marking the soil with beauty, forever.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Villa d'Este
Your private tour guide and driver will then take you to Villa d’Este, the most daring landscape building of the Renaissance, designed for Cardinal Ippolito d’Este by architects who forced a natural creek to run between thousand of fountains before reaching the valley. The intricate pattern carved by the waters makes a huge waterfall on the marble-tiled plain, often creating rainbow effects and blowing the pipes of a water organ, which plays at given times. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about the lavish and extravagant lifestyle of rich noble families during the Renaissance!  At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to your accommodation, or if you prefer, to any other location in Rome. 
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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