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Rome: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

Product ID: 56163
Skip the long lines to the Borghese Gallery in Rome, and see masterpieces by Bernini, Caravaggio and more from the museum’s collection of paintings and sculptures. Discover the villa and gardens of Cardinal Scipione Borghese on a 3-hour guided tour.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Borghese Gallery and enter one of Rome's most popular museums
  • Marvel at paintings and sculptures by Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens, and more
  • Wander the enchanting gardens of the Villa Borghese
  • Enjoy a panoramic view over the rooftops of Rome from the Pincio Terrace
  • See a mosaic of gladiators that dates back to 320-330 AD
  • Look at the earliest known work by Bernini
  • Travel in a group with a maximum of 15 people
Full description
Marvel at a collection of paintings and sculptures started by Cardinal Scipione Borghese and housed in his party villa on the outskirts of 17th-century Rome with a skip-the-line ticket to the Borghese Gallery.

Considered one of the most important museums in Rome, the gallery is frequently fully booked and hard to access. Skip the long lines with your pre-reserved ticket and explore the Galleria Borghese's full-of-art 20 rooms. See artifacts from antiquity, including a mosaic of gladiators from 320-330 AD that was found on the Borghese estate at Torrenova.

Learn more about the powerful Borghese family and their relationship with Napoleon in the 1800s.

Discover classical antiquities of the I-III centuries AD, such as the Venus Victrix sculpture and a trompe l'oeil ceiling fresco with a great 3D effect. Marvel at masterpieces such us the Paolina Borghese by Canova, paintings by Rubens and Tiziano, and many works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. See early works by Bernini, like the Goat Amalthea with Infant Jupiter and Faun, along with his dynamic Rape of Proserpine, Apollo and Daphne, and statue of David.

Then, take a relaxing stroll through the Villa Borghese gardens, an enchanting park with little lakes and trees that is beloved by the Romans. End with a breathtaking view over the rooftops of Rome and Piazza del Popolo from Pincio Terrace.
Includes
  • Pick-up service and transportation
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Borghese Gallery
  • Guide
  • Walking tour of Villa Borghese
  • Audio headset
What’s Not Included
  • Drop off
  • Optional tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This activity will take place in all weather conditions
• When a tour group is bilingual, you are provided with headsets in order to not be disturbed by guides speaking in other languages
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 107 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Value for money and informative

Christina was an excellent guide who knew her historical facts and made our visit enjoyable. She was able to describe Bernini’s statues with passion and told the stories behind the carvings very well. Thank you Christina! The only thing I will say is that the guides should meet in a very visible spot. I spent quite a while (and panicked) when I couldn’t find the guide at the entrance. There was no flag or scarf to show it was ‘GetYourGuide’ or a partner company. With so many tourists in the area, pls don’t assume we can easily see you.

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June 29, 2019

Spectacular

Our Tour Guide Mateo was wonderful! He was very intelligent. He gave our group enough time to look at the artwork before moving on. He even pointed out things we would not have noticed if he had not mentioned otherwise! This museum is a hidden treasure that more people should visit! An amazing experience!

June 22, 2018

A lot of art in one place, many pieces have stories behind them.

The gallery isn't just like any other attraction in Rome where you can just walk in and line up for tickets. But when you do get in, it's definitely worth it. You might end up a little overwhelmed by the sculptures and paintings especially if you are not familiar with the artists who did them as well as the story behind the villa itself; a little research can make things even more interesting.

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September 19, 2017

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Product ID: 56163