Borghese Gallery and Gardens Tour
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Borghese Gallery and Gardens Tour

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Tour Highlights

  • Pre-reserved Borghese Gallery tickets and Skip the Line Access
  • Guided tour of the Borghese Gardens (not included on tours after 7PM)
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less


Experience Rome's most important art collection after the Vatican. Getting into the Borghese Gallery can seem impossible due to strict reservations and availability, but we'll make sure you get the chance to see its masterpieces by Caravaggio, Bernini, Raphael and Canova. Hear the true stories behind them, topped by a stroll through the gardens to the famed Pincio Terrace.

Tour Description

The Beauty of the Borghese Villas

One of Rome’s richest and most interesting villas, the Borghese Gallery houses a vast and diverse collection of sculptures and paintings produced by masters such as Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio, Raphael and Titian. The Borghese Gallery is truly a magical setting in which the beauty of the artwork, fountains and monuments combine with the rich and diverse flora of the vast surrounding park. In all a true pleasure for the senses.

Your guide will lead you on a walking tour through the breathtaking rooms of the Borghese Gallery and reveal the secrets, stories and techniques behind the masterpieces. Then, you will go for an enchanting walk though the Borghese Gardens (Villa Borghese) and enjoy the surprises and silence of this Eden in the heart of busy Rome, the tour ends with a breathtaking view from atop the Pincio Terrace. Please note that on tours after 7PM, the gardens are not available for tours and will be excluded from the guided portion.

Book while You Can

Because of its strict, reservations-only ticketing policy, the Borghese Gallery can sell out far in advance, leaving many a vacationer disappointed about not being able to get in. We make sure to have extra stock on hand so that even people who decide last-minute can get in to see one of the most beautiful art collections in the world.

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What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Groups no larger than 20 people
  • Skip the Line Access to the Borghese Gallery
  • Pre-booked Borghese Gallery Ticket and all reservation fees
  • Guided walking tour of the Villa Borghese Gardens (not included on tours after 7PM)
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Borghese Gallery which includes but is not limited to: the Caravaggio Room (with 'St. Jerome' and 'David with the Head of Goliath')
  • Bernini sculptures ('Apollo & Daphne' and 'David')
  • Canova sculpture ('Pauline Bonaparte') works by Raphael ('The Deposition' and Lady with Unicorn)
  • Perugino (Madonna & Child)
  • Rubens (The Deposition) and Titian (Sacred and Profane Love)
  • Villa Borghese Gardens which include but are not limited to Casino dell’Uccelliera
  • Fontana dei Puppazzi
  • Piazza di Siena
  • Tempietto di Diana
  • Obelisco di Antonio
  • View over Piazza del Popolo

Important Notes

Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.



  • Is an advanced booking necessary or can I just show up at the meeting point?

    We strongly advise against arriving at the meeting point without a booking as we cannot guarantee that there will be space left on the tour. Our guides are unable to accept payment for tours so any bookings made on the spot will still need to be processed over the phone with payment by credit card.

  • When can I make a amendment to a booking?

    Changes made to bookings within the 72 hour window will be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling, headsets and administration.

  • I would like to add another person to my booking

    We are happy to assist with this request - availability permitting. Please contact our Customer Care Team who can check availability on the tour and take payment for the additional booking, as payment details are not saved in our system for security reasons.

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