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  • From Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa with Lunch

    1. From Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa with Lunch

    Depart Rome and travel by bus to the lovely town of Tivoli, best known for the Renaissance Villa d'Este and the large Roman archaeological complex of Hadrian's Villa. Learn the rich history of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites from an expert guide. Built in the Roman settlement of Tibur, Hadrian's Villa served as a retreat from Rome for the Roman Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd and 3rd decades of the 2nd century AD, and would be where he governed the Roman Empire during his last years or reign. Explore the complex to see the ruins of opulent pools, public baths and fountains. Marvel at classical Greek architecture and beautiful artworks. Have lunch at a typical Italian restaurant before moving on to Villa d’Este, best known for its beautiful terraces and the Apartments of the Cardinal with its spectacular view of the gardens and courtyards. Stroll among the many decorative fountains, such...

    Both destinations were just beautiful. The sprawling magnificence of Hadrian’s Villa painted a picture of the true might of Rome at its height. The endless gardens and fountains of Villa d’Este we’re just breathtaking!

  • Tivoli Day Trip: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este with Lunch

    2. Tivoli Day Trip: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este with Lunch

    Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este on a full-day trip from Rome. You’ll meet your expert guide in Rome, board a comfortable air-conditioned coach, and proceed to Hadrian’s Villa for a guided walking tour. Hadrian’s Villa was built as a retreat from Rome for the Roman Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century A.D. Your guide will help you will step back in time as you explore the archaeological ruins of Hadrian’s Villa and the complex of temples, statues, theaters, and thermal baths. From Hadrian’s Villa the coach will take you to a spot near Villa d’Este, where you’ll have a break to enjoy a delicious lunch at a typical local restaurant. After the lunch break, you learn about the intriguing history of the Renaissance when you visit the romantic Villa d’Este, a former Benedictine convent. Walk with your guide through villa’s stunning gardens, marvel...

    This is a must do adventure. First, our guide Inger was exceptional. I had studied much prior and Inger provided so many additional insights. She kept the group informed on what we would be experiencing and maintained a good pace for everyone. Her structure of the tour also allowed you to explore on your own and arranged clear meeting points.

  • Rome: Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa & Villa d'Este Private Tour

    3. Rome: Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa & Villa d'Este Private Tour

    Swap the bustling city for the peaceful countryside on this tour of Tivoli. Begin at Hadrian’s Villa, the first of two outstanding heritage sites on your private tour. Explore the ancient ruins where Emperor Hadrian once ruled Rome. Next, head to the Tivoli town center where you can explore the historic streets before digging into a sumptuous Italian lunch at a local restaurant, selected especially for its authentic character. Refueled from your lunch, leave behind the modern world as you journey on to Villa d’Este. See the Renaissance frescoes inside before strolling around the famous water garden, which includes Bernini’s impressive Neptune’s Fountain. Learn all about the villa’s wide acclaim, as you revel in the tranquillity amongst the fountains, nymphs, grottoes, and water displays.

  • Cappadocia: Full-Day Small Group Underground Cities Tour

    4. Cappadocia: Full-Day Small Group Underground Cities Tour

    Today, you will explore the most breathtaking parts of Cappadocia. At 9:30 AM, meet your guide at your hotel and drive to the first underground city at Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, once a place of refuge for 15, 000 Christians. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this 8-story city connected by 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) of corridors and passageways. Continue to Ortahisar, famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches, as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named. Next, make your way to Uchisar, the highest natural rock castle that provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area. Then, take a break to savor some amazing tastes of Turkish cuisine in a local restaurant. On your way back, stop at the panoramic Esentepe to take pictures of unique Cappadocia, and then a...

  • Tivoli: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

    5. Tivoli: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

    Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by local wines. Throughout the lesson, your cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, and will also have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Next, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

  • Tivoli: Half–Day Gardens and Countryside Private Tour

    6. Tivoli: Half–Day Gardens and Countryside Private Tour

    Start your day with a 9:00 AM pick–up from the lobby of your Rome hotel. Meet your driver and board the awaiting private vehicle. From there, make the 50–minute drive to the city of Tivoli. Visit the gardens with their famous fountains. Admire the Italian- and French-influenced design of the gardens inside of the Villa. The nearby Aniene River provides the water to all the fountains and waterfalls. Once you have finished exploring the gardens, head to the Roman countryside. Admire the beauty of vineyards and rolling hills as you go. Visit the Temple of Vesta, home to the ancient Goddess of the Romans. On request and not included in the price of the tour, you can visit a local trattoria and take the opportunity to try out local wines such as Bianco Frascati, and a dry red wine of Olevano, as you savor a local lunch. Afterwards board your luxury vehicle and make your way back to your Rom...

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What people are saying about Tivoli

Punctual, efficient transport from Rome to the Villas with lunch break in Tivoli. Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Since getting to Villa Adriana on your own is a little tricky, this tour is a good alternative. We were only 10 people in the group, but before Covid it was apparently more like 40. The included lunch was ok, but nothing special. Since it was only about €10 price difference to the tour without lunch, good value for money.

Well organised and well led tour. Guide was approachable and knowledgeable and explained things well. Lunch venue was pleasant and food was good. A little more time to self-explore would be good but difficult in the time available.

We had a wonderful time exploring the ruins and the area. We were not prepared for the amount of walking, but was worth every moment of pain that came later. Guide was very insightful and knowledgable.

Very nice tour with a good guide (excellent English speaker), ample time to wander around at your own, a pleasant restaurant and 2 amazing Unesco sites

The fountains from Villa D'Este are amazing. A magical place that you should not miss.