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Small Group Gallery Borghese Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

The opulent Villa Borghese isn’t just a popular Roman attraction: home to paintings and sculptures by Raphael, Bernini, and Caravaggio, it’s also one of the world’s most revered art galleries. While tickets frequently sell out in advance, this small-group tour’s skip-the-line privileges guarantee swift entry, as well as the opportunity to discover the Villa’s many masterpieces in an intimate setting limited to 15 participants.
  • Skip-the-line tour of the Borghese Gallery and its gardens in Rome
  • Stroll through the Villa Borghese Gardens, the third largest public park in Rome
  • Led by an English-speaking guide well-versed in art history
  • A maximum of 15 attendees makes for an intimate experience
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What's Included

  • Borghese Gallery guided visit (2 hours)
  • Walking tour of Villa Borghese Gardens
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • No additional fees or taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazzale del Museo Borghese
    Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy

    Departure Point: We will meet in front of Borghese Gallery entrance Directions: Our guide with the t-shirt of our brand pick you up just in front of the entrance. Dates: See Availability

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Travelers with excessive sized bags will have certain problems, please note that bags are not permitted inside the Borghese Gallery, and will need to be checked in at the cloakroom before the tour to be collected afterwards.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips


There are a number of tour operators, so look for the signs they hold aloft.
Be aware that there is a long flight of stairs you need to go up to reach the 3rd level (where the tour begins).
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The Best Tour, ever!
Stephen_A, Jan 2023
A tour we wished would never end. We had the inspirational Agnese give us a wonderful tour of the Galleria Borghese. She brought the works of art to life, she helped us understand the history and made us fall in love with the artists. A must do.
Do NOT Miss This Tour in Rome! Incredible (& Often Overlooked) Art Museum
Gregory_M, Jan 2023
If you love art and sculptures this tour will blow you away in this (sometimes overlooked) museum. This amazing collection, built mostly in the 17th/18th century with Vatican assistance, and the excellent tour guide made it the "best value" tour that we did in Rome (we did four). I have been to the Louvre, British Museum, National Gallery (U.S.), and the Vatican Museum, etc and this museum will keep you captivated for this entire tour - absolutely packed with incredible medieval sculptures and art on every wall and ceiling in every room. I rated it EQUAL to the Vatican Museum because of incredible marble sculptures. I advice taking the tour with enough time to see it all before it closes. Do NOT overlook this gem of a museum and add it to your Rome list of places / tours!
Bernini was a genius - The museum is great - The guided tour is nothing special
Jonathan_S, Jan 2023
Not exactly worth it. Guide provides rather basic information and overall it's not the most affable character. It's one more guided tour of many that go through Villa Borghese. Don't expect any VIP situations (same path and experience as a normal ticket bought directly from Galleria Borghese). The Museum, on the other hand, is absolutely stunning. Bernini was a genius.
All the information we...
Ricardo_R, Jan 2023
All the information we were given by Matteo and his sense of humor made the tour most interesting and enjoyable
Amazing!
Zac_Z, Jan 2023
Fantastic tour. Our guide Alicia was very knowledgeable and entertaining, gave so much detailed and fascinating information about all the art in the gallery and the history and mythology behind the pieces. Would highly recommend!
Great tour! Highly recommend.
Erin_P, Jan 2023
Wonderful museum and extremely knowledgeable guide who clearly loves and knows the subject matter. Absolutely worth it!
One of the most knowledgeable art guides I’ve ever had!
Tamara_G, Jan 2023
Alicia was excellent! Incredibly knowledgeable, expressive and friendly. I would not have had nearly the same experience on my own or with a “typical” guide. Gave 4 stars instead of 5 because the signage for our meetup was poor, which was frustrating and resulted in a few of us not having time to use the facilities before hand as we used that time trying to find our guide.
The knowledge of art...
Isolda_C, Jan 2023
The knowledge of art history of our guide. She described the art pieces accompanied by the background of the artists, historical facts of the time plus the story for the art being produced.
Expensive for a 1 hours rushed tour!
Scott_B, Jan 2023
Sadly we did not receive the advertised tour. We have been on two other tours which were excellent and ticked all descriptions and more. We had just 1 hour in the museum as it closed however the tour was booked with the expectation of 2 hours as stated. There was no garden tour either. The tour was extremely rushed and left no time to look at any other pieces than the ones the tour lead pointed out to us. Very disappointing especially as it was over £120 for just a single hour. We did inform the company of our disappointment however no response has been received as yet!
Great tour!
mellysa_r, Dec 2022
Our tour guide was amazing! You could tell she is knowledgeable and passionate about the gallery. Our group had lots of questions about the private lives of the artist and she was able to give us more insight. I love that she let us take pics for a few min after explaining some sculptures in the room and didn’t just stop at one spot of the sculpture we walked around as she explained
Well Organized
Cindy_J, Dec 2022
Very well organized and on time, we got to hear very detailed stories of chosen art pieces. Our tour guide is very passionate about art history.
Great tour! Very interesting!
Tammy_M, Dec 2022
The sculptures were amazing and our guide was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Not to miss!
Borghese Galleria is a must!
John, Dec 2022
Our guide was art expert and added good insight into the history of the Villa Borghese and the art collection. I have toured 4 other times and I never tire of going back to see this collection.
If you only see one thing in Rome, see this!
Patience_O, Dec 2022
The Bernini Sculptures! The Caravaggios! The gardens! What an amazing place. The tour was terrific, with plenty of time to absorb and the knowledgeable guide was wonderful.
Borghese Gallery - Wonderful!
Jesse_B, Dec 2022
Maria Alicia Trivigno was an incredible guide! She was extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and clearly loves and appreciates the art and sculptures. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.
Our guide was very...
Maurice_T, Nov 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Enthused about the tour. The gallery was wonderful.
Rich in history and beauty!
Lindsey_C, Nov 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our amazing tour through the gallery. What incredible and rich history throughout the musuem. We were so grateful for the tour that was able to help us learn as much as possible! We highly recommend!
Excellent, Fantastic, Knowledgeable, Interesting
GarryJ_R, Nov 2022
Mattia was an excellent tour guide. Took us to the back gardens first to explain the history of the Borghese Villa and grounds, so that when we went inside the Gallery there was no queue either for security or the audio devices. He gave us an excellent tour of all the rooms - so much art and sculpture beauty it can be overwhelming! Glad we had him for his guidance and explanations for the art and sculpture pieces, as well as the background and detail/significance in them along with the various artists and sculptures. There were several pieces on display that he was able to relate to each other, either with respect to the artists or their respective works. Thanks so much Mattia.
Borghese Gallery Tour
Kathleen_P, Nov 2022
The tour was well organized and punctual. We were led through the highlights of a very large venue and given the history of the museum and the wonderful Bernini sculptures and Caravaggio and Raphael paintings.
Worth the money and the time
Ben_A, Nov 2022
What a great tour! When going to see the history and culture in this place, having someone who is knowledgeable and has a passion for the topic makes the difference. Having her insight and stories brought the history to life, and was absolutely worth the money and time.
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