Villa Borghese Gallery and Gardens skip-the-line guided tour
Attractions & guided tours

Villa Borghese Gallery and Gardens skip-the-line guided tour

4.6/5
Excellent
Based on 134 reviews
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$74.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Visit the Gallery together with an expert guide and admire the masterpieces of artists such as Bernini, Canova and Titian
  • Walk among the gardens of the Villa and discover its fountains, lakes and monuments
  • Live the magical atmosphere that reigns over this incredible place and enjoy stunning views of the Pinician Hill
  • Enjoy an intimate tour experience with a small group of no more than 15 people
What to expect

Visit one of the richest and most interesting Villas in Rome. The Borghese Gallery is well known for its vast collection of great Italian masterpieces of artists such as Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio and Titian. Here you'll find sculptures, paintings and pieces that will make this one of the most interesting and varied art experiences of your life.

The Villa was once home to Cardinal Scipione Borghese and many of the works of art inside the villa were commissioned by the Cardinal himself, known for being a passionate patron. Wander the luxurious rooms of Cardinal Borghese's Villa and admire the groundbreaking masterpieces in their original settings just as the artists intended them to be seen.

With a special gift of recognizing beauty, the Cardinal collected an impressive number of masterpieces, from some of Caravaggio's early works to Gian Lorenzo Bernini's "Apollo and Daphne", Canova's portrait of "Pauline Bonaparte" and Raphael's "Deposition". Your expert and professional guide will accompany you through the collection, allowing you to get the most out of your visit and fully appreciate the peaceful atmosphere that reigns over this incredible gallery.

During the second half of the tour, you will pass through the gardens of Villa Borghese, admiring the carefully cut lawns, fountains, ponds and monuments. Enjoy a walk through the park and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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What's included
  • check Borghese Gallery skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • check Guided walking tour of the Villa Borghese Gardens
  • check Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
What's not included
  • x_not_included Tips (optional)
Where

Viale del Museo Borghese, 00197 Rome RM, Italy

Meeting point:
In Piazzale del Museo Borghese, opposite the main entrance of the Borghese Gallery (Villa Borghese entrance in Via Pinciana). Your guide will be waiting for you here with a sign of the tour operator for easy recognition.
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • Wheelchair users or guests with any impairments requiring special assistance

Not allowed:

  • The use of mobile phones
  • Strollers or baby carriages

Know in advance:

  • Delays may occur during mandatory security controls when entering the site
  • To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, it is strongly advised to avoid bringing large bags, or backpacks. The Borghese Gallery specifically prohibits all bags and they must be checked in before entry to the museum
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking so comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please note that the 7.00pm tour lasts for 2 hours and the garden visit is not included
  • The tour ends at the Pinicio Terrace, except for the 7.00pm tour that will end outside the Galleria Borghese
  • Please note that the Borghese Gallery will close its second floor for renovations beginning on March 19th. The tour duration may vary slightly until renovations are completed in June

Remember to bring:

  • A valid ID in order to take advantage of reduced-price tickets (children 4-14 years)
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Provider
City Wonders
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.6/5

Based on 134 reviews from verified customers

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Safety

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Service

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Value for money

4.4/5

  • T.R.

    From United States of America - December 2023

    Traveled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    De gids Renate kon heel gepassioneerd vertellen over de kunst. Ze was heel goed verstaanbaar. Meeting point was gemakkelijk te vinden.

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - November 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Our guide Fredericka was excellent. So friendly, informative and kind. Extremely informative in her art history knowledge which was shared so warmly. ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - October 2023

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - August 2023

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Our guide, Renata was very knowledgable and the tour fun. highly recommend the gallery and garden, but make sure you leave at least 3-4 hours.

  • Lily

    From United States of America - August 2023

    Traveled with family

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Superb knowledge from guide tour. Very informative. May have liked a rest break in order to consolidate information and go to bathroom.

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Adorei a experiência! O museu é maravilhoso e nossa guia nos explicou algumas obras importantes que nos fez entender sobre a produção artística da épo ...

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