Half Day Afternoon Tour Villa D'Este & Hadrian's Villa

The suggestive city of Tivoli, situated only 34 kilometres east of Rome, boasts an origin and a thousand-year history. Enjoy the visit to the famous Hadrian’s Villa, with its grandiose Roman ruins in an atmosphere that still retains much of its ancient charm, and a fabulous walk through the gardens of Villa D’este admiring the splendor of the Renaissance time.

starting time

Starting time 14:30

starting time

Duration 4 hours


Multi-language Audio-guides

Tour highlights

  • Villa Adriana Villa Adriana 
  • Villa d’EsteVilla d’Este

Multilingual Audio-guides:

Italian English Spanish French
Meeting point


at 2 15 pm TERMINAL GLT in Via Giovanni Amendola 32

Tour description

Take a break from the crowds in Rome and head to Tivoli on this half-day excursion. Visit the ruins of Hadrian’s Villa with its temples, theaters, and statues. Admire the romantic Villa d’Este and its garden’s waterfalls, pools, and fountains.

Following the ancient Via Tiburtina for 34 km east of Rome, this tour Tivoli Afternoon allows you to visit and compare two very splendid villas from two different ages; the Villa Adriana, dating back to Roman times, and the Villa D’Este from the Renaissance period.

At the foot of the Tiburtini hills, the source of the springs that supply the spa town of Bagni di Tivoli, dominated by vast quarries of travertine marble, you will stop first to visit Villa Adriana. The ruins can only hint at the grandeur and beauty of this Villa built by Emperor Hadrian to remind him of the monuments and sites he had admired during his travels in the East. It is a unique testimony for its breadth, architectural and decorative features. Today it appears as an extraordinary, immense park, extending over 80 hectares, scattered with grandiose Roman ruins, thanks to which you can relive the glory and the beauty of the great imperial era.

We then continue to the Villa D’Este, one of the most beautiful residences of the Renaissance. The Villa’s countless fountains, set in the heart of magnificent Italian-style gardens, create a delightfully graceful symphony of carved stone, shade, sunlight, and water.


  • Bus rideBus ride
  • Local guideLocal guide
  • Villa d’Este admission ticketVilla d’Este admission ticket
  • Villa Adriana admission ticketVilla Adriana admission ticket
  • Earphones for group with more than 8 peopleEarphones for group with more than 8 people

Not included:

  • pick up and drop off to the hotelpick up and drop off to the hotel

Things to know

Tour available from 1st April to 30st September.

Time: afternoon

Duration: about 4 hours 

Tour stops working: May 1 and Rome Marathon day.

Departures only with a minimum group of 6 people.

We suggest comfortable sportswear and sneakers. In Summer time, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended. 

The tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties.

Architectural barriers along the path. 

Bulky luggage and backpacks are not allowed.

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