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Borghese Gallery & Gardens Tour: Skip-the-Line & See Masterpieces Without Crowds

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Appreciate art like a collector with a visit to the Borghese Gallery and Gardens. Carefully controlled entry means that unlike the nearby Vatican Museums, this collection of masterpieces is never crowded. The gallery includes pieces by Raphael and Bernini, and the tour includes the Borghese Gardens: a peaceful oasis amid the chaos of the capital.
  • Avoid long wait times on a skip-the-line tour of Rome’s Borghese Gallery
  • See art by Titian and Rubens, and learn about it from a guide
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience
  • Upgrade to a private tour for undivided attention from a guide
What to Expect
Book your desired option and greet your guide at the Borghese Gallery. Bypass the lines with your skip-the-line admission ticket, and head inside one of Rome’s most prestigious art galleries. With your guide, you'll visit masterpieces by greats such as Bernini, Rubens, Titian, and Caravaggio. At the key paintings and sculptures, your guide sheds light on the composition, subject, style, and significance of the work, and reveal tales of its creator and some of the secrets behind it. Following your gallery tour, take a guided stroll around the formal Borghese Gardens, a tranquil park situated above Rome’s bustling Piazza del Popolo. View the fountains, statuary, and flora, and finish your tour at the Pincian terrace, absorbing its sweeping panoramas over the city’s domes, spires, and squares.
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Departure Point
Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
Return Details
Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy
  • Borghese Gallery guided visit (2 hours)
  • Walking tour of Villa Borghese Gardens (1 hour), except 7pm option
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small group of 15 people max
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria Borghese
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Garden walking tour on the 7pm option
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • PLEASE NOTE - 7pm option does not include the 'Garden Walking Tour' and the duration is 2hrs
  • All personal belongings must be left on arrival at the reception of the Borghese Gallery
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our group tours
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was excellent and 2-hours was just the right amount of time. My wife and I were both extremely glad that we took this tour. We would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Raphealo was the best guide. Small group- perfect for our visit- very informative with humour. We really enjoyed the tour and escaped the crowds

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alexandria was my tour guide and she covered so much in the two hours alloted for the Gallery. She gave us a lot of the history and stories behind the artwork. I would highly recommend this tour and not try to do it yourself. I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank millie4t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous setting for some truly amazing works of art. This tour delivers in spades when accompanied by Lorenzo, our art historian guide (who is also working on his biography of the Borghese Family). If nothing else, Lorenzo really instilled in us an incredible appreciation...More

Thank RichardG2201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly educated guide, very friendly, I knew everything there was to know about the art in the gallery. Including questions that we asked that we’re not on the main tour. She knew everything in detail and has been a successful guide for decades. I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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10 January 2019|
Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
This gallery only allows groups in for two hours at a time, then the museum is emptied for the next groups. If your tour ends before the 2 hours is up, you can still walk around (but our tour took the whole two hours).
8 January 2019|
Response from jordines1121 | Reviewed this property |
I did the tour during the summer in the month of August. You may want to contact the tour company for seasonal tour information. Sorry!
29 September 2018|
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Response from Shelley S | Reviewed this property |
You have to book a time, and they only allow you in the gallery for 2 hours
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