Guided tour

Rome: Tivoli Villas and UNESCO Jewels Tour

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90 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome

Rome: Tivoli Villas and UNESCO Jewels Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line I Love Rome
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Explore the villas of a summer retreat for the Romans and Renaissance on a 5-hour tour of Tivoli from Rome. Discover the breathtaking gardens of the Villa d'Este, and the Roman ruins of the Villa Adriana, and travel back to the days of the Roman Empire.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French
Pickup optional
Viale Luigi Einaudi, 00185 Roma RM, Italia. Next to the Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Nearest metro: Metro A line stop Piazza della Repubblica. <strong> Gray Line - I Love Rome </strong> office: via Leone IV, 33 0039 06 474 2501 (6:30 AM – 8:00 PM 365 days) 0039 348 8112027 (Whatsapp only)


  • Discover the summer retreats of the Roman and Renaissance nobles
  • Go to the Emperor Hadrian's "ideal city" at the Villa Adriana
  • See the spectacular water features of the Villa d'Este
  • Stroll past lovely grottoes and nymphs in a splendid example of an Italian Garden
Full description
Discover the glorious villas of Tivoli that date back to the times of the Romans and the Renaissance on a half-day tour from Rome. Following an optional pickup from your hotel in the capital, transfer by comfortable transport to the little town of Tivoli just a few kilometers from the city center. Discover a splendid natural environment between the “Eternal City” and the high hills to the east of Rome. Stop at the remarkable architectural complex of the Villa Adriana, built in the 2nd century AD by the Emperor Hadrian. Marvel at its different architectural styles, with influences from Egypt, Rome, and Athens. Learn how it was designed as an "ideal city," and explore some of the symbols of ancient times. Then, go to the Renaissance-style Villa d’Este and explore its palatial setting, surrounded by a spectacular terraced garden. Enjoy the beauty of its cascades, water tanks, and fountains. Admire a masterpiece of Italian landscape gardening, and its numerous nymphs, grottoes and fountains that were inspired by the Gardens of Babylon.
  • Transportation (Select pickup option)
  • Roundtrip Transportation Rome/Tivoli
  • Departure in coach bus from the meeting point
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Pickup from centrally-located hotels in Rome, if option selected
  • Headsets
  • Gratuities and tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet in front of Santa Maria Maria degli Angeli e dei Maritiri near Metro A line stop Piazza della Repubblica and Termini Station (Metro A and B) <strong> Gray Line - I Love Rome </strong> office: via Leone IV, 33 0039 06 474 2501 (6:30 AM – 8:00 PM 365 days) 0039 348 8112027 (Whatsapp only)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour starts at 8:30 AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Please call 24 hours ahead of time to receive your pickup time (available only at centrally-located hotels within the Aurelian Walls).
  • The tour can be booked in English, French, Spanish, and German
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 90 reviews

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Comfortable transport. Loved the description of Hadrian’s dining room ❤️ Guide was informative. We went through Villa D’este and then we free to roam the Tivoli gardens at our leisure. Perfect. One suggestion, bring a better set of headphones. The single earpiece provided was not adequate. I had my volume up all the way and could hardly hear the guide, and I know I missed some of what he was saying because of it.

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June 5, 2022

The tour to Tivoli with Fabio from the organizer Gray Lines was very well organized, on the day before we were contacted via WhatsApp with current information on the meeting point, start time and Covid-19 measures. As only 2 German-speaking participants in an otherwise English/French-speaking group, we were looked after intensively and received a lot of information about the history and layout of the two villas Adriana and d'Este we visited.

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April 24, 2022

The trip was great. Our guide Fabio informed us very nicely and comprehensively about everything. He spoke perfect German and French. The ride in the minibus was very good, you can only save yourself the hotel pick-up, since we were picked up 45 minutes beforehand and then had to wait over 30 minutes at the meeting point. The two villas are well worth seeing, and our guide Fabio informed us very well with his extensive knowledge and accompanied us very nicely throughout the day.

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April 10, 2022

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