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UNESCO JEWELS: Villas of Tivoli Group Tour

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Duration: 5 hours
Product code: 3420
Overview

Visit Tivoli, an ancient resort area famed for its beauty and its good water, enriched by many Roman villas, the most famous one, of which the ruins remain, is Villa Adriana.

Take a comfortable transport to the little town of Tivoli, located few kilometres far Rome, in a splendid natural environment between the Eternal city and the high hills to the east of Rome.

The most remarkable architectural complex is Villa Adriana, dating from the Ancient Roman time, created in the 2nd Century A.D. by Emperor Hadrian. It combines different architectural styles from Egypt, Rome and Athens, in the shape of an “ideal city”.

A visit to the Villa cannot be missed: is a masterpiece that uniquely brings together the highest symbols of cultures of the world in ancient times.

Then you will discover the Renaissance-style Villa d’Este, a gorgeous palatial setting surrounded by a spectacular terraced garden. Enjoy the beauty of its cascades, water tanks, and fountains. Villa d’Este is a masterpiece of the Italian Gardens, decorated with a massive and impressive number of fountains nymphes, grottos and fountains, inspired by the gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of ancient world.

Return to Rome in the afternoon.

Highlights
  • Visit two jewels included in the UNESCO heritage list
  • Transportation roundtrip from Rome
  • Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana)
  • Renaissance-style Villa d’Este
  • Explore Tivoli
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 5 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Children 0-2 are freeChildren 0-2 are free
  • Tours do not operate on the 1st of MayTours do not operate on the 1st of May
  • Departs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8.30 amDeparts Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8.30 am
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick starts at 7:30 am from centrally-located hotels.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 1 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup (from centrally located hotels)
  • Local guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Drop-off at one of
Exclusions
  • Tips
Meeting Point
Pick from your centrally located hotel.
Know Before You Go
  •  No revealing clothing should be worn and shoulders should be well covered
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Reviewed by Paul w US   September 19, 2018
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This tour was such an incredible surprise. Two "Villas" and so amazingly different. This tour was captained by Claudia, whose descriptions and walking tours were amazing. She was clear and precise and made the morning an incredible experience. Hadrian's Villa is a huge complex (250+ acres). The complex combined with Claudia's stories really fires the imagination. The orientation at the beginning overlooking a large model really helps put this complex in perspective. Once you start to walk around it, you are amazed at the scope of it all and are stunned by the ruins. Claudia's stories filled in the gaps and helped to understand the Emperor's vast achievements. The most beautiful part for me was Hadrian's pool named Canopus and an artificial grotto named Serapeum. An Egyptian city named Canopus was where a temple named Serapeum was dedicated to the god Serapis. The pool was surrounded by columns and arches, a few of which remain today. In stark contrast, the Villa d'Este is a beautiful museum almost eclipsed by the hundreds of fountains throughout the terraced gardens. Walking along the paths is magical, taking in the playful and majestic fountains including a stepped wall with green foliage and 100 fountains. The reflecting pools and huge fountains at one end of the gardens. Inside the museum are gorgeous frescoes. The entire tour was so much more meaningful with Claudia's commentary and description. Well done.
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Reviewed by WB123 GB   September 13, 2018
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Wonderful fountains! Amazing and lovely place. I was there in winter and it was also beautiful
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Reviewed by Philze4 UA   September 08, 2018
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One of the most beautiful gardens we have ever seen. The fountains are impossible to describe. Don’t miss this!
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Reviewed by PP UA   September 01, 2018
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Spent the day there is just beautiful. There are several waterfall nice place to be on a very warm day. It's a day trip from Rome, and not to be missed. Relaxing and beautiful.
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Reviewed by Bernie GB   August 25, 2018
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Even though it was 33 degrees in the shade, this trip was great. We went on a Sunday, no traffic, no queues! We had a fab tour guide and the combo of Hadrian’s Villa and the Villa Borghese made for a great day out. Would highly recommend this trip, and would do it again, and again!
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Reviewed by WayneW US   August 11, 2018
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We had researched the site and could not wait to see it. The pictures and videos do not do it justice! We toured every square in of the villa, the magnificent art and the grounds. The waterfalls and fountains surpassed all the imagination. Worth another visit.
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Reviewed by Flo SE   July 12, 2018
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Great excursion!! The day in Tivoli was just perfect after a couple days in Rome. We were among the first to arrive at Hadrian's Villa so no crowds and so very interesting. We then moved on to Villa d'Este and what an amazingly beautiful place!!! We highly recommend this tour, the short drive there was relaxing, the itinerary was perfect and our tour guide was wonderful.
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Reviewed by Maggi H SK   July 08, 2018
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The tour guide, Alfredo, was exceptional, both in style and knowledge. He brought the history of Hadrian's Palace alive and made sure we saw all the best parts of Villa d'este. This all-day tour was on our last day in Italy and it was a perfect ending.
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Reviewed by Dana Shaw CH   August 24, 2017
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Everything involved in the tour was perfect, the villas were outstanding the scenery surrounding the Tivoli were so beautiful. We had the best day ever on the tour!! Highly recommend this tour!!
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