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What to expect

Magnificent Villas & Gardens

Discover the breathtaking Villa D'Este

Captivating History

Explore Villa Adriana - built by Roman Emperor Hadrian

Rome's Architectural Masterpieces

Half day walking tour through Rome's treasures

About the trip

Experience a holiday reminiscent of the opulence enjoyed by Roman emperors and nobles in the picturesque town of Tivoli, overlooking the stunning Campagna Romana. Tivoli boasts luxurious residences and splendid villas, including two renowned UNESCO World Heritage sites—the Renaissance palace of Villa d’Este and the majestic ruins of Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana). Nestled just a short distance from bustling Rome, Tivoli offers a serene retreat with extravagant gardens, enchanting water fountains, and echoes of ancient architectural marvels.

Join us on a journey that includes a captivating exploration of Italy’s timeless capital. With a rich history spanning over 2,000 years, Rome beckons with its array of ancient monuments and legendary tales, each corner alive with the legacy of the Roman Emperors who once ruled these streets. Step back in time as you admire architectural masterpieces and immerse yourself in the quintessentially Italian atmosphere during our classical city break!

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What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Breakfast daily + One dinner at the hotel - first night
  • Welcome Drink
  • Guided tour of Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana
  • Train tickets to Rome
  • Half day walking guided city centre tour of Rome
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • Arrive in Tivoli
  • Guided tour of Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana
  • Rome
  • Day at Leisure
  • Departure Day


  • Insurance click here
  • Rome City Tax 3.00 Euros per person per night payable to the hotel locally (amount subject to change)

What you’ll be doing


Arrive in Tivoli

Welcome to the Campagna Romana! After arriving at Rome Airport, we’ll proceed through immigration and collect our luggage before heading to our hotel in Tivoli for a welcome drink and dinner at the hotel.

  • Dinner Included

Guided tour of Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana

Today we visit the historic vacation homes of the Roman elite – two UNESCO-listed sites: Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este. We hear about Renaissance and Ancient Roman history and scandal, admire archaeological ruins and explore some of Italy’s most extravagant private gardens. We first visit Villa d’Este – one of the most beautiful Renaissance villas in Italy. This splendid palace, with its extraordinary gardens filled with hundreds of fountains, will leave you captivated.

Later we leave the captivating masterpiece of 16th-century Italian Renaissance architecture far behind as we travel on to the alluring ruins of the 2nd Century A.D to our second destination – Villa Adriana, the most beautiful Imperial villa, designed and built by Emperor Hadrian at the beginning of the 2nd Century AD in a unique setting of gardens and swimming pools.


  • Breakfast Included

Rome City Tour

After breakfast, we board the train to Rome where our guide will take us on a half day walking tour. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain – an awe-inspiring Baroque masterpiece featuring a marble statue of Neptune at the centre, surrounded by tritons. We then proceed to the Piazza di Spagna, one of the most famous squares in Rome and home to the city’s fanciest boutiques on Via dei Condotti – Rome’s legendary shopping street. Gaze at the architectural marvel of the Pantheon – the burial place of Rome’s kings and other prominent figures – before finishing our tour at the magnificent, oval-shaped Piazza Navona, lined with restaurants, gelaterias and souvenir shops.

The rest of the day is free for you to explore Rome independently.

  • Breakfast Included

Day at Leisure

Today is free for you to spend however you wish.

Why not to visit famous Le Terme di Roma- Aque Albule? The waters from the Acque Albule spring are sulphurous and hypothermal. Water arrives at the spa from Lakes Regina and Colonnelle, north of Via Tiburtina, at a speed of 3,000 litres per second. The mineral water maintains a constant temperature of 23°C throughout the year.

  • Breakfast Included

Departure Day

After breakfast, we’ll transfer to the airport for our return flight home.

  • Breakfast Included


Grand Hotel Duca d'Este Four Stars

Grand Hotel Duca d’Este, located in Tivoli Terme, in one of the main spa resorts in central Italy, the ideal choice for organizing holidays dedicated to culture and well-being in Lazio. The Grand Hotel Duca d’Este is a four-star hotel near Rome, a short distance from the main motorway connections and 400 meters from the railway station ‘Bagni di Tivoli’ which allows you to easily reach Rome Termini station.

Facilities Include

The Grand Hotel Duca d’Este near Rome has 4 restaurant rooms including the elegant Piramide room with a spectacular indoor swimming pool and the Giardino, an outdoor gazebo immersed in the greenery of the tropical garden.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Room Includes

Rooms at the Grand Hotel Duca D’Este are all air conditioned and include a minibar, TV and private bathroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
October 23 °C 12 °C
November 18 °C 8 °C

Our Reviews

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