Private tour

Rome: Villa D'Este & Tivoli Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Activity provider: ItalyBestExcursions

Rome: Villa D'Este & Tivoli Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Activity provider: ItalyBestExcursions

From US$ 423.67 per person

Discover the Old Town of Tivoli and benefit from skip-the-line entry to the UNESCO-listed Villa D’Este's idyllic Renaissance gardens. Explore these two historic locations on a day tour from Rome.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 6 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your accommodation in Rome
Private group


  • Benefit from skip-the-line tickets to Villa D'Este
  • Explore the inside of the Villa and take memorable photos
  • Upgrade your experience and book a 2-hour guided tour of Villa D'Este
  • Discover the charming Old Town of Tivoli
  • Customize the tour with your own personal driver
Full description

Start your day with a pick-up from your centrally located Rome accommodations. The driver will await you in the lobby before beginning the 45-minute journey to Tivoli.

Upon your arrival, purchase your tickets and audio guide and enter the Villa d'Este, built in the heart of the Renaissance. Walk around the villa independently and observe the magnificent gardens and construction.

Pose for photos in front of the Bernini-designed fountains as your audio guide tells you of the Cardinal and details his lavish life in the villa. This famous Italian-style garden reverberates with the sound of many fountains that inspired Franz Liszt to write a piano melody titled, "Fountains of the Villa d'Este". 

After your tour of Villa D'Este, return to your car and travel to a beautiful restaurant with a wonderful view of Tivoli. Next, take a leisurely stroll in the small ancient town of Tivoli. The city offers a wide view of the Roman countryside and stunning landscape. During the tour, you’ll be allowed time for lunch (not included) in a very typical restaurant and of course to visit the main sites of the town. 

At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to your accommodation in Rome. The tour will be a total of 6 hours from pick-up to drop-off. Audioguides (in English, French, German and Spanish) are available for both the villa and garden. They may be rented at the entrance.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with professional English-speaking driver
  • Skip-the-line entry to Villa D'Este
  • Audio guides (4EUR/person)
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

Select participants and date



Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Know before you go

  • All tours can be modified and/or customized
  • The vehicle and driver will be at your complete disposal for the entire duration of the tour and can take you where big buses cannot go, you will walk less and see more
  • The driver gives basic general commentaries from the vehicle, but they will not escort you at the locations visited
  • Please provide proof of identity for those under 18 years of age
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
  • Safety
  • Service
  • Organization

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Schöner Ausflug - prima Driver/Guide .Viel Information

April 30, 2018


An excellent driver, informative and helpful

June 5, 2019

Product ID: 82998