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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

Book your Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue with reserved tickets. The Borghese Gallery regularly sells out a month in advance!


  • Skip the line entry to the Borghese Gallery and Gardens in Rome
  • Small group guided tour of the Borghese Gallery's famous collection of sculptures and paintings
  • Guided walking tour of the Villa Borghese Gardens
  • Personalized attention on a small group tour
  • No waiting in lines with skip the line entry

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Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

One of Rome's richest and most interesting villas, the Borghese Gallery and Museum houses a vast and diverse collection of sculptures and paintings produced by masters such as Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio and Titian. Your guide will lead you through the gallery's breathtaking rooms and reveal the secrets, stories and techniques behind the masterpieces.

Then you will go for an enchanting stroll though the Villa Borghese Gardens and enjoy the surprises and tranquillity of this Eden in the heart of busy Rome. The famous Villa Borghese is a truly magical setting, surrounded by vast gardens filled with fountains, monuments and diverse flora. It's a treat for all the senses.

The tour ends with a breathtaking view from atop the Pincio terrace.

All entrance fees to the Borghese Gallery and Museum are included in the tour price. Tours are conducted in small groups (maximum 20 people) with an English-speaking guide who can personally cater to you so your visit is a special and unforgettable experience.


Borghese Gallery and Gardens Tour includes but is not limited to:
  • The Caravaggio Room (St. Jerome, David with the Head of Goliath)
  • Bernini sculptures (Apollo and Daphne, David)
  • Canova sculpture (Pauline Bonaparte)
  • Works by Raphael (The Deposition, Lady with Unicorn)
  • Perugino (Madonna and Child)
  • Rubens (The Deposition)
  • Titian (Sacred and Profane Love)
  • Explore the Villa Borghese Gardens Casino dell'Uccelliera, Fontana dei Puppazzi, Piazza di Siena, Tempietto di Diana, Obelisco di Antonio and stunning view over Piazza del Popolo

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great experience. Very informative and knowledgable guide. If you want to get the best out of Villa Borghese, take this tour. You will save time, learn a lot and enjoy your time there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A fantastic place to visit, with a superb tour guide, thoroughly enjoyed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour guide, Rebecca, was beyond excellent. Her expertise and enthusiasm made this one of the best tours during our 1 month vacation in Italy! She showed a genuine interest in each member of the tour and kept us actively engaged in all that there was to learn.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fabulous. Jonathan, jonbal10151489, was one of the best guides we have ever had!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We found the Borghese Gallery simply incredible, in part because of our fantastic guide, Rebecca. Visiting the gallery on this guided tour and where we exited the area through the park area was the highlight of my trip to Rome. Do not miss this gem. The gallery is only open in 2 hour increments, so plan your visit ahead of time and be there early. The gardens are pleasant to walk through as you leave and you are walking down hill. While travel instructions suggested using the Flaminio or Spagna Metro stops, but we used the Barberini stop and took the 83 bus to the gallery. That saved us a huge amount of up-hill walking getting to the Gallery. There's a bus route WEB site that we found very useful in getting around Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The guide was engaging and gave insights to the main sculptures and paintings. Having the Gallery imposed time limit of 2 hours almost demands a guide to be able to see the most important exhibits. The Gardens Walking tour was enjoyable as well. We left the Gallery and walked through the garden arriving at the overlook at Piazza del Popolo right at sunset. Very interesting to see what the Borghese family thought was important to bring in or build.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an excellent tour with an outstanding guide, Pia, who guided our group through the many treasures of the Villa Borghese Galleries, followed by an equally satisfying walk through the magnificent, extensive gardens.
Pia kept the group well-informed during the pre-entry screening and then lead us through the Galleries at a reasonable slow pace, explaining interesting details of the major pieces through the eyes of an expert art historian.
Pia must be commended on her knowledge, enthusiasm, excellent English and use of the microphone. She was a mine of information which she shared with us at the major art-pieces in the Galleries. She was also happy to answer questions.
By the end of the tour we felt as if we had taken a stroll through the Villa and its gardens with an old friend who was knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with.
The Galleries and their contents are breathtaking, and the gardens are magnificent - this tour introduced us to both. However, having Pia as our guide was a true bonus that made this an outstanding, memorable and highly-recommended tour. Grazie mille, Pia!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Kylie provided an awesome tour both inside the gallery and out in the gardens. She has a strong passion for what she does!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We enjoyed this tour through the gallery and the historical garden. The Bernini sculptures are amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Good tour. The tour guide was very knowledgable and affable.

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