Tivoli Tour from Rome

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Adiran villa in Tivoli ruins
Another view of Adrian villa garden
Adrian villa
Villa Este Tivoli
inside Villa Este
Tivoli gardens
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Travel just 45 minutes from Rome to visit the luxurious country residence Hadrian's Villa, with its gorgeous array of imperial palaces, thermal baths, temples, theatres, and pools. Followed by a visit of Villa d'Este, home of Lucretia Borgia's son.

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Tivoli Tour

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  • Duration: Approximately 5 hours.
  • This tour is available on Sundays, in the afternoon from early April until October 31st.
  • Departure is at 2:30PM from a central location in Rome (details and map will be listed on your voucher).
  • Small group: maximum 25 persons
  • Languages: English
  • Tour with air-conditioned coach.
  • Ticket delivery: Voucher issued online (no tickets needed).
  • Children rate available (4 to 14), free if under 3
  • Rate is per person including taxes and services.
  • Free 30-day access to online Italian lessons

Detailed Description

Detailed Description

For almost as long as there has been a city of Rome, people have been escaping it, hightailing to the mountains for a vacation from the Ancient City. Tivoli was always a favorite for the rich and well-connected. This is where Emperor Hadrian built his villa in the 2nd century and where the Renaissance Cardinals came to kick back – and we’re not going to let them have all the fun!

See how the other half lived when you join for a mini-break, a half-day tour to Tivoli visiting Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este – two grand palaces from vastly different eras; one a ruin of marble statues, crumbling columns and abandoned lakes; the other a Renaissance masterpiece, as grand now as it ever was.

The tour starts in the afternoon, once the heat of the day has died off. You will meet at a central location in Rome and take a comfortable, air-conditioned bus out of the city and into the mountains. In under an hour we’ll be at Hadrian’s Villa where our tour begins at a model recreation of what the villa looked like almost 2,000 years ago.

Marvel at the eclectic architecture so far ahead of its time and at the unbridled extravagance of Emperor Hadrian, one of the five Good Emperors. Hadrian was the Ancient Roman ruler responsible for the Pantheon, but whereas his designs there were classical and respectful, he let his imagination run wild in Tivoli. Incorporating ideas garnished from his adventures across Europe, he created a vacation home unmatched in its time, full of theatres, baths, temples, palaces and gardens.

As your guide leads you through the ruins here, you’ll learn that a lot of the fun is in the guesswork. With sites like the baths (whose steam vents are still evident) it’s easy to draw a solid conclusion, but what of the theatre with little room for guests? Or the religious building dedicated to Antinous, the beautiful Greek boy that Hadrian wept for – is it a tomb or a shrine? Join your tour guide in a team effort to rebuild this majestic 2nd century ruin from the ground up.

Then it’s on to the second stop of the day, Villa d’Este. Once a convent, this villa was requisitioned by Vatican Cardinals during the indulgent years of the Renaissance in the 16th century, and fitted out as a worthy retreat. In fact the palatial villa remained a private residence for the kingpins of the Catholic Church all the way through to the 19th century.

After an introduction from your tour guide, you’ll be left to discover the amazing villa on your own. Of course you can opt to ogle the frescoes and gilding inside, but the main draw at the Villa d’Este are the terraces and incredible manicured gardens. Wander through the carefully preened shrubs and flowers, dip a hand into the many carved fountains, and admire the views from this perfectly positioned playground overlooking the Roman countryside. Don’t forget to pack a camera – this is easily the region’s most photogenic spot.

As the day draws to a close you will hop back on the bus towards Rome. You will get you back to the city in time for dinner – a good thing too since all that oohing and ahhing builds up an appetite!

Sites visited

  • Hadrian’s Villa
  • Villa D’Este
  • Main Town Square of Tivoli

What is included

  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Skip the Line Access to Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este Tivoli
  • Small groups of no more than 26 people
  • All transfers in air-conditioned bus
  • Audio headsets during guided portions so you can always hear

What is not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Important notes

  • This service ends around 07:30PM at the Re di Roma metro stop in Rome.
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with strollers, wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our tours.
  • If you have difficulty finding the meeting point for your tour or if you have any other issue requiring urgent attention, a phone number will be listed on your voucher.
  • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time.
  • The guide will be wearing City Wonders/Guideman branded blue jackets – they will be easily recognisable at the meeting point.
  • Local operator reserves the right to refuse participation on its tours to any guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol or to any guest whose behavior is disorderly, or poses a threat to other guests or its staff.

Meeting time and point

  • Meeting Time: 2:15 PM
  • Departure Time: 2:30 PM

Meeting point is at Piazza Re di Roma, in the exact center-point of the square.

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Order Options

Your ticket (voucher) will be delivered online. Paper tickets are not required. Your voucher is the proof of booking and settlement. You must print it and present it at the bus terminal located at the address listed on the voucher. You will have access to our voucher desk through a secure link provided in your order confirmation email.

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Booking changes and cancellations are VALID only when made through us by email at customer@conciergerie.com. You can change your reservation date at no charge if you notify us at least four (7) days before your arrival, subject to availability. If you cancel your reservation and you notify us at least five (5) days before your arrival, there is a 20% cancellation fee. After this time no refunds can be made. It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded. Cancellation fees will not be waived for any reason, however, they may be covered by travel insurance. We *highly* recommend that you have insurance with *adequate* coverage, including Force Majeure.

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Prices in other currencies:

Approximate prices in Australian Dollar (AUD)

Tivoli Tour from Rome, Adult   107.94
Tivoli Tour from Rome, Child 4 to 14   100.74

AUD prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 1.4392 AUD per euro.

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Approximate prices in Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

Tivoli Tour from Rome, Adult   620.14
Tivoli Tour from Rome, Child 4 to 14   578.79

CNY prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 8.2685 CNY per euro.

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Approximate prices in Pound Sterling (GBP)

Tivoli Tour from Rome, Adult   59.48
Tivoli Tour from Rome, Child 4 to 14   55.52

GBP prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 0.7931 GBP per euro.

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Approximate prices in Yen (JPY)

Tivoli Tour from Rome, Adult   10321.72
Tivoli Tour from Rome, Child 4 to 14   9633.61

JPY prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 137.6230 JPY per euro.

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Approximate prices in Swedish Krona (SEK)

Tivoli Tour from Rome, Adult   692.41
Tivoli Tour from Rome, Child 4 to 14   646.25

SEK prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 9.2321 SEK per euro.

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Approximate prices in US Dollar (USD)

Tivoli Tour from Rome, Adult   100.42
Tivoli Tour from Rome, Child 4 to 14   93.72

USD prices are for information only. They do not represent a commitment by La Conciergerie. We used the current market rate of 1.3389 USD per euro.

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