Tivoli & Roman Countryside


Duration: 9 Hours
Pick up & drop off (ship)
Guided tour on request
Pick up & drop off


You want to see a portion of Rome and its surroundings, as you have been to Rome already and you also don’t want to spend a long time in the traffic! Well, this is what you need! Amazing Gardens in the local atmosphere of Tivoli and the famous Catacombs in Rome

Activity details

PICK UP TIME Suggested 7:30 am to avoid big crowds at least in the first part of the morning (it is flexible so you can decide when). Back to the port at 4:30 pm (with plenty of time not to miss the ship)

APPIAN WAY After about a 1.5 hours’ drive we will get to the spot. Walk on the first road ever built
by human beings.

CATACOMBS Your English speaking driver will drive you here to explore this underground world. You’ll be with other English Speaking people as well who accompany you into the tunnels along with a guide that works directly for the Catacombs! The visit will last around 45 minutes. Guided tour included in the 8 euro p/p ticket.

TIME FOR LUNCH We suggest something quick in tivoli, to get on our way.

TIVOLI WITH VILLA D’ESTE After around a 60-minutes’ drive we will reach Tivoli, and as stated, before seeing the Villa you will get something quick to eat. Villa d’Este is for sure amazing and its gardens make it one of the most visited places on earth! You could easily spend the entire day in its gardens, but you will have the chance to touch just a part of it unless you decide to extend the duration of the tour!

FLEXIBILITY: Of course, the tour itinerary is flexible and you canb decide to see Castel Gandolfo instead of Tivoli then drive back into Rome for the visit to the catacombs and Appian way. You can also visit first Tivoli (or Castel Gandolfo) and then to Rome

Ride back to the port, aiming at arriving by 04:30 pm

Starting from 480€ 
Contact us for more info about pricing

The costs above are for 1 English Speaking driver and 1 vehicle for the duration of the tour.
They don’t include entrance tickets, any walking guide service, lunch, drinks nor likely gratuities.
Prices can vary according to the month and the availability.

RomePrivateExcursions offers a very flexible cancellation policy, in case of arrival problems due to COVID, we are willing to offer a 100% refund.

• English Speaking driver all day

• Pick up and drop off directly at dockside

• Possibility of guided tour for Villa D’Este

• Possibility of lunch at a local restaurant

• First Class vehicle

As soon as you disembark the ship you’ll see your private driver with a sign with your name on it

No deposit required!

We accept payments in Traveler Cheques in Euro or USD. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents. We also accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard – No American Express) at the time of the booking, or at the end of each tour/transfer. Please note that if payments are operated with credit cards the total cost of the tour will be increased by 10 %.

We do not accept payments via credit card for amounts below 350 euros. If the payment is made with a credit card at the end of the tour/transfer you will be required to sign an one time payment authorization form, provided by us. If payment is made with a wire transfer the total cost will be increased by 10 %. If you decide to pay in cash you will be asked to pay your driver at the beginning or at the end of the tour/transfer. The Total will be indicated in your final contract.

If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents
Tickets to the Vatican and the Colosseum can be pre-purchased through us and the day of the tour your driver will hand them to you for a better and more efficient service.

Please note that the Colosseum tickets and the Vatican tickets are not refundable, beyond the terms stated, not even in case of the cancellation of your trip.

This is a private tour, so you will not be sharing it with anybody else!
You’ll be escorted by your English speaking driver who will explain all different points of interest. But please note that they are not guides. They cannot enter the sites with you by law.

This is the best way to go!
You and your English speaking driver will talk about the day’s plans before the tour starts

Not included:

• Gratuities (recommended)

• Tickets to the Catacombs to be paid on site 8 euro for each adult and 5 euro for under 15 year old children

• Tickets to Villa D’Este: full 8 euro per person, reduced 4 euro per person (in case of particular events held inside, tickets could be higher)

• If you want to request a private guide service for Villa d’Este it would be for 2 hours and the cost would be 150 euro total up to 8 passengers


• Because you will be entering a religious place, you are kindly requested to pay attention to your attire. Knees and shoulders must be covered.

• Walking: For both Villa D’Este and Catacombs the walking is pretty intense with steps