• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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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. Upgrade your ticket for a private tour exclusive to just your group.

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
  • Follow a guide on a walking tour of the Villa Borghese Gardens
  • No waiting in the queue with skip-the-line entry
  • Enjoy a small-group tour limited to 20 people or a private tour exclusive to only your group

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. To upgrade your ticket, select a private tour exclusive to just your group.

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

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Victoria S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

great!

Alex S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

For the gallery the tour is definitely needed unless you are an expert in renaissance paintings and sculpting. I’d like a hit more time in the gallery itself. The tickets are sold out unless you book the tour like this or buy them far in advance. We had a great tour guide who was able to really tell a story about each artist and sculptor and lead us through the masterpieces.

Emily F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

You will not believe how amazingly beautiful this place is, and it is even better when you have a tour guide to explain everything. It is interesting and short enough to keep your attention, but also enough time to ask questions. Highly recommended

Luis R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Cristina was outstanding. The walk inside the museum was very informative. It would probably good to the traveler knowing the main interest on the works at the museum, even though Cristina had a very good selection.

Denise R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great tour - Paublo was awesome...had a PhD in History and so knowlegable and passionate about the art and sculptures. Thank you for a great experience!

innabtr17

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

You should absolutely go to Borghese Gallery walking tour!
And if you are lucky, you will have Rebecca as a guide. She was truly amazing, passionate, knowledgable, engaging. She was one of best guides we had.

Kevin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The Bernini and Canova sculptures are stunning and a must see in Rome. Sabrina also covered the art in the museum with a great history of the development of art through the renaissance period. A 2hr capped period in the museum to control the number of visitors in the gallery making the tour comfortably throughout. The walk through the gardens is relaxing but not much to see in this last hour of the tour.

Diana P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

I am so glad that I booked this tour. Although I had never heard of the Borghese Gallery, I read that it was worth the visit, and it was. One of the things that I loved was the fact that it was not as crowded as all of the other attractions in Rome. This was actually the last tour I took on my last day in Rome. I loved my tour guide Rebecca. She's an American who has been living in Europe for many years so her insights were great. I wish I had met her on my first day in Italy rather than my last. Her commentary on the masterpieces at the gallery were invaluable. I loved seeing the paintings and sculptures that were highlighted on the tour. It was amazing to see the works of Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian and others. I know that telling others to go to the Borghese meands that it will become more crowded, but it really is worth going to see. If you can get Rebecca as your guide it will be the icing on the cake.

Erin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Our tour guide was Sabrina and she did an amazing job guiding us through the museum and providing insights into the history and meaning of the works of art in the museum. She was very enthusiastic and engaging and you could tell very passionate about the material. To see the museum you will need to book tickets for specific times anyways and you only have 2 hours per ticket to see the museum. There is no way to see everything in the museum in two hours so booking the tour helped to focus on some of the most stunning and interesting works. Just be aware that you will have to give up larger bags purses, backpacks into a large locked bin. This wasn't an issue for us but was for a member of our party. After the tour of the museum we chose to stick around for the garden tour to learn more about the Borghese family and the history of the area. If you have time and aren't tired from walking this part of the tour was also very informative and interesting. Overall we would highly recommend.

Kirk H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

What a great tour. Our guide, Anna, was experts, detailed and fun. There was a ton of things to see, but she kept us on a good pace, explaining the priceless treasures with excellent detail. The quality and abundance of great works of art from a variety of the greats was almost overwhelming. Thanks to our guide we were able to experience, the galleria and garden in a detailed and relaxed manner. Many thanks!

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