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

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

Enjoy the Borghese Gallery and Villa Borghese Gardens in Rome with skip-the-line admission and a guided walking tour limited to 20 people. This popular attraction often sells out in advance, so by pre-booking your ticket, you can ensure you won’t miss the chance to see art by Caravaggio, Bernini, Titian and other Italian masters, plus you’ll jump the queue. After exploring the gallery, stroll through the tranquil gardens with a view of the city from the Pincian terrace.

Highlights

  • Skip-the-line tour of the Borghese Gallery and Gardens in Rome
  • See the Borghese Gallery's famous collection of sculptures and paintings with a knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Villa Borghese Gardens
  • No waiting in the queue with skip-the-line entry
  • Tour limited to 20 people

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the Borghese Gallery to begin your tour of one of Rome’s most beautiful art galleries. As you wander through the collection of masterpieces by Italian artists like Caravaggio, Bernini, Canova and Titian, your guide will tell you about the stories, techniques and even some secrets behind the paintings and sculptures.

After your gallery tour, head outside into the Villa Borghese Gardens for a walk around the peaceful park, perched above Rome’s busy Piazza del Popolo. Admire the monuments, fountains and diverse plant life, and end your tour at the Pincian (Pincio) terrace for a view of Rome’s rooftops and plazas spread before you.

Read the Itinerary section for a list of what you can expect to see during your tour of the gallery and gardens.

Itinerary

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)
  • 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

Anne C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

REALLY happy that we decided to do this last minute. Our guide, Rebecca, was one of the best tour guides that we've ever had on our many world travels. Her passion for the history and the art is infectious. She was brilliant weaving the historical stories and figures with the appreciation of the art. So much so, that this was one of our 15 year old daughter's favorite tours. We thought she'd be bored to tears. The grounds/ park is beautiful we went back to it another day and highly recommend the crepes and hot chocolate at the little park cafe.

George R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The best tour in Rome! Wonderful knowledgeable guide. As there was a limited, numbered access to the building there was a lovely peaceful feeling with the opportunity to enjoy the art in peace and quiet

Robert O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

One of my favorite parts of my trip to Rome!

wing yi winnie s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

amazing art pieces in the Gallery, worth the trip which is not so touristy
the garden is not very impressive and can do it in half an hour instead of an hour

P J Athill A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic tour guide who was incredibly interesting and bought this gallery alive for us.

Joseph A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

knowledgwable and passionate guide

Michael F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made it a lot of fun. It was convenient to sign up in advance. Would highly recommend!

Dariusz G

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.

peter T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

gloriabaker4754

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.

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