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Rome Borghese Gallery Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

Product ID: 49059
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.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 2:45 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

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

4.6 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The Borghese Gallery is a treat for the senses with an incredible selection of works by Bernini and Caravaggio, among many others. The visit was made even better because of our guide Tiberius. He is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable guide I’ve ever experienced. Definitely highly recommended and with the same guide!

13 December 2019

Most beautiful gallery I’ve ever been to with an amazing guide!

The Borghese Gallery is a veritable feast for the senses with an incredible selection of works by Bernini and Caravaggio, among many others. Tiberio (Tiberius in English) May just be the most passionate and knowledgeable guide I’ve ever experienced. His love for Italian art is so evident and he was a joy to be with. The tour was well organized and I loved the headphones which were very comfortable. Grazie mille e complimenti!!

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10 May 2018

Fabulous

Our tour guide Tiberious was so very engaging, he transmitted he obvious love of the subject matter. So we'll you couldn't help but be captivated though out the tour. We did not consider ourselves art lovers before the tour, but found ourselves inspired by the tour. Full marks to Tiberious.

14 November 2017

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Product ID: 49059