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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Fantastic guide Linnie gave interesting insights to highlights of the gallery then walking us through the gardens. Excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The tour guide, Louise, made the visit very enjoyable. She explained all the highlighted exhibits so that there we understood why each was important

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the tour very much. Rebecca was a great guide. It was very interesting hearing and learning some of the history of the paintings, artists and sculptures. An amazing tour, we are so glad we booked a skip the line tour as we got so much from it. Recommend the tour to one and all

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The Borghese Gallery... there are so many things I could say about this place. For starters, I literally cried upon seeing some of Bernini's artwork here, most notably, his sculpture. His work here is so stunning and beautiful, it's hard to believe one man made them. Bernini's David is not to be missed and his Apollo and Daphne is a stunning achievement in sculpture.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

We had an excellent tour our guide was superb ! Her enthusiasm and knowledge were contagious and brought everything to life. Thank You Lindy x

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

If you are not going to do anything else in Rome, you must visit The Borghese Gallery. I had always hoped and imagined this to be one of the highlights of my visit to The Eternal City, but I was not quite prepared for the artistic perfection that awaited me inside. We were met by Rebecca, whose flaming titian coloured locks were only matched by her deep and passionate love for her subject. From the moment she introduced us to her world, I was smitten! You may have heard of people's enthusiasm being infectious, well she drew us in word by word, fact by fact, until I felt I knew personally every single brush stroke or carved piece of marble that lay before us.

The great thing about the gallery is the fact they limit the numbers who enter so it is doubly important to book ahead. There were times when I was left totally alone with Canova's 'Paolina Borghese' or the exquisite 'Daphne and Apollo' by the master, Bernini. This would never have happened at the Vatican!

The tour finished perfectly with a gentle stroll through The Borghese Gardens with Rebecca once again helping us imagine the past and present grandeur of this beautiful park. Take my recommendation, book this tour and make sure you get Rebecca, you will not be disappointed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Great guide, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

A wonderful tour with a fabulous guide who added immense value to the experience. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was our favorite tour. Our guide, Stephanie was excellent. She made this a fantastic experience. She spoke excellent English- no trace of accent. She knew the museum well and picked out several pieces of art in each room and gave so much information and wonderful stories about each one. Also, she gave us such great history lessons about the artists and Rome in general. My daughter, who is not an art lover, really loved all the history and was never bored. She also enjoyed this tour the best of all we did in Rome. If you go, I suggest you request Stephanie if you can!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Kinga was an excellent guide. She was very well informed, not only with respect to the Borghese itself, but to the greater world of Renaissance and Classic art and architecture as well. She answered all questions with aplomb and remained remarkably energetic and cheerful even though she had a cold. She made the tour a wonderful experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

We loved our guide. She was knowledgeable and definitely knew her art history. She pointed out small details that made our tour exceed our greatest expectations. Would highly recommend her! I think her name was Porina!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The tour was actually the best one we did in Rome. The tour guide Louise, I think her name was Louise, simply was amazing with her knowledge and obviously love of art and art history! What a difference to have an experience tour guide show and explain art like she did!
Truth be told I didn't get much out of the garden walk but the view at the end was spectacular!
The high point was that we felt well taken care of and learned so much more about this beautiful gallery!
Maureen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Art enthusiasts will love this tour. Our tour guide, Rebecca, was dynamic and passionate about the art pieces at the Gallery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Terrific guide and wonderfull experience..even if it was our second Borgese garden tour with Viator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

We toured countless museums and churches while in Europe for three weeks and this was probably the hilight for me. The guide was personable, knowledgeable and very entertaining. The exhibit was spectacular and you were able to get right up to the paintings and sculptures. The tour of the grounds was also beautiful and helped put context into the museum's existence. I am so glad we spent our time at the Borghese instead of fighting the crowds at the Coliseum.

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