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Overview

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 (excluded on 7pm tour) with a view of the city from the Pincian terrace. Upgrade your ticket for a private tour exclusive to just your group.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Follow a guide on a walking tour of the Villa Borghese Gardens (excluding 7pm option)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This budget-friendly tour puts out all the stops: fast-track entry and a gardens tour to Piazza del Popolo.
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.

Please note: Villa Borghese Gardens will not be visited on the 7pm tour.

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 (not included on 7pm tour)

Reviews

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K
, Nov 2018

Really excellent tour, with extremely knowledgeable guide who shared her passion for the art of the gallery in a way that was infectious.I learned a huge amount and thoroughly enjoyed both the gallery and park visits.

P
, Oct 2018

Angela was fantastic - we learned so much about artists like Caravaggio and Bernini, as well as the fascinating history of the family that built this gallery.Bonus: a walking tour of the park and peek into a local church with exquisitesCaravaggio’s.Bravo!

E
, Oct 2018

Just the right amount of time. Guide very knowledgeable. Beautiful collection of art and sculptures.

J
, Oct 2018

We settled on the tour because it was the only way to get tickets for the day we wanted to see the Borghese -- otherwise, we would have just gotten the tickets directly. I'm glad it worked out this way because going through the galleria with the guide really enhanced the experience and made sure we understood the history of the Bernini/Borghese patronage. Our guide Anna was friendly, knowledgeable and incredibly composed she was harassed multiple times by a member of the staff but kept her cool and stayed professional and engaged with us the whole time. After the tour, she led us on a walk through the grounds and then up to a wonderful lookout at the Pincio Terrace which was also a perfect departure point for everyone from the group to their various directions.

d
, Oct 2018

beautiful place and great tour guide. love the small groups. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome

J
, Sep 2018

For being a lattice crowd in front it was a little more disorganised than our Vatican tour was. This is my second two of The Galleria Borghese for much shorter than my last one. Being only 2 hours lying you only get to see the masterpieces. If you want to see the other pieces in more detail you will need to schedule a longer tour. For us is to our two hour tour was just fine as we had just done a 4 hour tour of the Vatican. The guide was knowledgeable in Nice. If you just want an overview and to see the masterpieces this tour is a good one.

M
, Sep 2018

The borghese gallery and gardens are a must see if you like art, architecture, and stunning buildings and grounds.

K
, Sep 2018

Angela was fabulous and gave us great insight to all the history and artists. She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful in regards to other tours.

S
, Sep 2018

Another superb tour. I'm a Bernini fan and this gallery did not disappoint. A 5 star experience.

V
, Aug 2018

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