Guided tour

Rome Borghese Gallery Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

4.5 / 5

92 reviews

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

Rome Borghese Gallery Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

From US$ 82.27 per person

Enjoy an intimate small group tour of the Borghese Gallery with pre-reserved tickets and an art expert guide. You’ll skip the lines, marvel at works by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Bernini, and hear the story behind each of the works from an art historian.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Beat the queues with skip-the-line access to the Borghese Gallery
  • Enjoy a friendly and intimate small group setting
  • Admire major works of art and learn about the artists from your art historian guide
  • Feast your eyes on masterpieces by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Canova
Full description
The Borghese Gallery is home to an incredible collection of art by masters such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Canova. Spend 2.5 hours touring the mansion with an expert guide. As you walk from room to room your guide will tell you some fascinating stories behind iconic works such as Raphael’s Entombment. One of the most appealing aspects of a Borghese Gallery visit is the museum’s small size. It’s feasible to cover the entire collection in time allotted. The small-group size of 15 or fewer people also keeps the experience intimate and friendly, so you can chat freely with your guide without disturbing the tranquility of the gallery. Access to Villa Borghese is limited to a certain number of visitors at any given time, making for a relaxed experience, but also creating a high level of demand. Securing Borghese tickets can be difficult, which is why you will benefit from reserved skip-the-line tickets, guaranteeing your entrance.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line admission
  • English-speaking expert tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Directly in front of the Galleria Borghese's double staircase, in the little piazza The easiest way to reach the meeting point is by taxi, but it is also walkable from the top of the Spanish Steps. Exit from the metro stop Spagna, ascend the staircase, and then take a left, following the signs through the park towards the Galleria (about a 20-minute walk).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note:
  • Cameras and bags are forbidden inside the Borghese Gallery. These items will need to be checked in the gallery's cloakroom before the tour and collected afterwards.
  • Please note that due to staircases the tour is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.
  • This small group tour is limited to a maximum of 15 people.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 92 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Our guide Sev was so knowledgeable and articulate. His passion for the sculptures and art was obvious and you could see that he loved sharing it with all of us. I was with my 21 year old son and my 16 year old daughter and her friend and we all loved this tour equally! I would highly recommend it!

August 11, 2022

It was an excellent introductory tour of the gallery full of knowledge and insight. When finished I would really liked to have gone round the whole place again on my own in order to be able to look at the artworks in peace without needing to concentrate on what someone was saying! Then I could have looked at many more pieces which we didn’t have time to view in the guided tour. Information needs to be clearer as regards the meeting place: I had cause to ring the company twice before things were settled.

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July 23, 2022

I knew a little bit about art but after this tour I was inspired to study more about Bernini and Caravaggio. This tour helped me understand why Napoleon stole so many art pieces to take them to France. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history behind each piece. Recommendation: study a little bit about the different art periods before going.

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July 20, 2022

Product ID: 49059