Guided tour

Rome Borghese Gallery Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

4.5 / 5

83 reviews

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

Rome Borghese Gallery Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Walks of Italy
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 81.10 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
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  • 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.
  • 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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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.
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4.5 /5

based on 83 reviews

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This was an excellent tour. Our guide had us organized with radios and earpieces, through the toilets and ready to go right on 3pm which was important as the museum only allows any visitors to be inside for max 2 hrs, so you don’t want to waste a moment. He talked non stop for the whole two hours and was very well informed on the history of the gallery as well as all the artworks. And the artworks and the building itself are amazing. When I am next in Rome I would do it again!

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June 30, 2022

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!

December 13, 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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May 10, 2018

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