Tivoli Villas and Gardens - 8 HOUR tour

8 Hour Private Tour by Car from Rome to Tivoli's magnificent Villas

duration:Full Day

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:9:00 AM


  • Enjoy a driven tour from Rome to Tivoli to visit 2 remarkable World Heritage Sites
  • Explore the vast ancient Roman Imperial complex of fabled Emperor Hadrian at Hadrian's Villa
  • Delight in a stroll through the opulent Renaissance Villa d'Este and its Italian Gardens
  • For Full Day 8 Hour option, relish free time for a relaxing lunch and leisurely stroll in the charming town of Tivoli
  • You will Self Tour inside the Villas and enjoy their magnificence
  • You also have the option to book a Licensed Tour Guide at additional tour guide fee ( * inquire within for info and prices)
  • ** This tour may not be suitable for guests with mobility concerns due to uneven terrain and stairs
  • * Please read ALL the information on the tour page before booking to ensure this tour meets your expectations. If you have any unanswered questions let us know. Tour Requests are confirmed based on availability.


  • Hadrian's Villa
  • Lunch and Stroll in Tivoli
  • Villa d'Este
  • Return to your Hotel in Rome


  • Private deluxe vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • Italy VAT Tax
  • Toll Fees, Parking and all road expenses

not included

  • Admission Tickets
  • Tour Guides / Walking Tours
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities




  • For up to 2 persons from Rome Hotel:  420 EUROS
  • For up to 4 persons from Rome Hotel:  450 EUROS
  • For up to 6 persons from Rome Hotel:  500 EUROS
  • For up to 8 persons from Rome Hotel:  550 EUROS

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* Dates on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectableare NOT AVAILABLE.

* On Mondays, Villa d'Este opens at 2:00 PM

NOTE: If you are arriving at Civitavecchia on your debarkation day, we offer a Tivoli Villas Post Cruise Tour with drop-off at your Rome hotel. This tour is not offered as a shore excursion from Civitavecchia with a return to the ship due to the considerable distance.

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Embark on a truly unforgettable day trip from Rome to Tivoli, and prepare to craft memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Your personal RomeCabs English-speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel accommodation in Rome at 9:00 AM. In the comfort of your private deluxe vehicle, you will journey from the bustling city of Rome into the tranquil embrace of the countryside. Nestled in Tivoli, two extraordinary World Heritage Sites await your exploration: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este.

HADRIAN'S VILLA - Ancient Roman Emperor Hadrian's imperial complex

Embark on a voyage through time with a visit to the illustrious Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana), a place that beckons with whispers of its ancient grandeur. Step into the shoes of the visionary Roman Emperor Hadrian, who, with boundless creativity, designed this sprawling estate to mirror the awe-inspiring wonders and landscapes he encountered during his far-reaching journeys across the vast Roman Empire.

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This colossal complex, once a testament to boundless opulence, harbors within its borders over 30 remarkable structures. Here, the imperial palace witnessed the weighty decisions that shaped an empire, and lavish baths bore witness to the indulgence of emperors.

The grand theaters, where the vibrant dramas of ancient life unfurled, and majestic temples, where gods and mortals converged, still echo with the echoes of centuries past. Resplendent libraries whispered secrets to the inquisitive, sparkling pools offered tranquil reflections, and meticulously landscaped gardens cradled the beauty of a bygone era.

So meticulously self-sufficient was Hadrian's Villa that legends suggest the Emperor may have overseen the affairs of the entire Roman Empire from this very residence. Here, history was not just recorded but made, alliances forged, and the destinies of nations shaped.


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As you step onto this sprawling site, the sheer expanse of Hadrian's Villa unfurls before you, leaving you breathless. Your journey into antiquity exposes the architectural mastery of its era. From afar, the grandeur of this site is awe-inspiring, but as you venture closer, wandering amidst the captivating ruins of this imperial haven, the secrets and tales of a bygone era spring to life.

Marvel at the elegant contours of the mesmerizing Canopus, an extraordinary pool adorned with columns, arches, and statues reminiscent of the famed Egyptian city. Admire the remnants of the Terme di Heliocaminus and Grande Thermae, where Roman baths once offered respite and rejuvenation.


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Delight in the spectacle of the Maritime Theater, an aquatic sanctuary that boasts a ring-shaped pool with a central island, a nautical marvel frozen in time. Plunge into the enthralling mysteries hidden within the Nymphaeum, Three Exedras, and the Casino, each an enigmatic chapter of its own.

Your journey through Hadrian's Villa promises not merely a glimpse into the past, but a full immersion into a world where emperors strolled, history was etched, and the reverberations of an empire continue to resonate.

Relish a pause for a relaxing lunch at a local restaurant in Tivoli, with the option to stroll through this delightful town. After lunch, your Tivoli Villas and Gardens tour will continue with a visit to Villa d'Este.

  • On Mondays, Villa d'Este opens at 2:00 PM


VILLA D'ESTE - the opulent Renaissance Villa and Italian Gardens

Your Tivoli Villas and Gardens Tour continues are you venture into the resplendent Villa d'Este, a remarkable testament to the opulence of the Renaissance. Commissioned by the visionary  Cardinal Ippolito D'Este, this elegant villa stands as an architectural marvel, an embodiment of the era's lavishness and refined taste. 

The villa, adorned with intricate frescoes and graced with elegant details, provides just a tantalizing hint of the opulence concealed within.


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However, Villa d'Este's magnificence extends well beyond its architectural beauty. Take a moment to pause at the expansive "Vialone" terrace, strategically positioned between the villa and the meticulously manicured gardens. Here, you'll relish a panoramic view that captures the essence of these splendid gardens and the idyllic countryside beyond.

Stepping into the villa's Italian-style gardens is like entering a captivating wonderland. Here, a myriad of fountains adorns the landscape, each an exquisite masterpiece in its own right. The Fontana della Rometta tells a captivating story, depicting Rome as a small boat navigating through tumultuous waters—a poignant symbol of the city's enduring resilience across the ages. Meanwhile, The Fontana dell'Ovato, boasting an egg-shaped basin, exudes whimsy and elegance.


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A symphony of intricately carved stone, dappled shade from ancient trees, and the melodious flow of water sourced directly from the Aniene River unite to craft a tranquil sanctuary. As you meander through this pristine setting, hidden treasures await your discovery. 

The Hundred Fountains, a marvel of hydraulic engineering, graces the garden's lower terrace, enchanting visitors with a mesmerizing water ballet. The Grotta di Diana, a charming naturalistic cave graced with its own cascading waterfall, invites awe and admiration.

Further exploration unveils the Fountain of Neptune, positioned below the Fountain of the Organ, where the formidable sea god presides over a scene of aquatic revelry.


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These gardens, adorned with an abundance of fountains, each an unparalleled masterpiece, unite to form an oasis of serenity and aesthetic splendor. With every step, you become enveloped in an experience that resonates with profound tranquility, boundless inspiration, and unrestrained wonder. This journey through an immaculate setting is nothing short of transformative—a glimpse into the very essence of the Renaissance.

No trip to Rome should be considered complete without a tour of Tivoli's Hadrian Villa and Villa d'Este.

From here, you will join your personal driver for a leisurely journey through the countryside towards Rome to be dropped off conveniently at your hotel or accommodation.

Thank you for booking our Tivoli Villas and Garden Tour and for choosing Stefano's Rome Cabs Tours and Transfers Company for your Day Tours, Shore Excursions, Airport Transfers and Civitavecchia. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon in Italy!

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Important Information




Payment for this Tivoli Villas Tour can be made in EUROS directly to your driver on the Date of Tour, or prepaid in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online upon request. PayPal processes all online credit card payments for safety and security. (See Cancellation policy below)



We kindly ask that cancellations be made via E-mail at least 7 days prior to Date of Service

Cancellations are accepted only via E-mail so your cancellation is on record. We do not accept cancellations by phone, text message, or 3rd parties.

** Cancelations for PREPAID SERVICES will be refunded the Reduced Net Rate we receive from your prepayment.  Reduced Net Rate: actual service price minus PayPal/Credit Card fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card as they do not reimburse us the fees they retain from your payment.



Hadrian's Villa: currently 12 Euros per person

Villa d'Este: currently 16 Euros per person. On Mondays, Villa d'Este opens at 2:00 PM

COMBO TICKETS (Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este): currently 26 EUROS per Person. Be sure to request COMBO TICKETS at the ticket counter of the first Tivoli villa you visit on this tour

* Admission Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

We created an accompanying Guide to visiting Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este:



This tour to Tivoli provides an English-speaking private driver who is not a Licensed Tour Guide

In order to comply with Italy laws that prohibit unlicensed guides from accompanying visitors to sightsee on foot, your driver is obliged to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee and visit Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este. You will SELF TOUR inside the Villas in Tivoli.


FAQ about Tivoli Villas and Gardens Tour with RomeCabs:


Q1:  What is the duration of the Tivoli Villas and Gardens - 8 Hour Tour?

A1:  The tour is a full-day tour lasting 8 hours with pick up from your Rome hotel or accommodation at 9 AM and arrival back in Rome by approximately 5 PM.


Q2:  What payment methods are accepted for the tour? 

A2:  Please read the Payment Options on this page for more information.


Q3.  Are admission tickets included in the tour price? 

A3:  No, admission tickets to Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este are not included in the tour price.  You will find ticket price information on this tour page.


Q4. Can guests with mobility concerns participate in the tour? 

A4:  This tour may not be suitable for guests with mobility concerns due to uneven terrain and stairs at the locations visited.


Q5:  Is lunch included in the tour price?

A5:  No, lunch is not included in the tour price to offer guests greater flexibility in their lunch choices. Guests have free time for a relaxing lunch at any restaurant of their choice in Tivoli during the tour.


Q6: Can you offer some tips for visiting Tivoli Villas from Rome?

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Hadrian's Villa is an archaeological site with dirt and uneven terrain
  • Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este may not be suitable for guests with mobility concerns due to uneven terrain and stairs required to explore these locations
  • Villa d'Este gardens are situated on a terraced slope below that includes steps and passages at an incline. The gardens, as well as the villa, include steps and flights of stairs when exploring the estate. This location may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
  • During the summer months, we recommend you wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and summer hats.
  • There are plenty of opportunities to take photographs, so be sure to have plenty of batteries and film in your cameras!


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