Borghese Gallery Rome: PRIVATE Tour With Locals

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy
Borghese Gallery Private Tour

From USD 234.64

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Offered in: English


Make the most of your visit to the Borghese Gallery by booking a private tour. Traveling with a dedicated guide allows you to move efficiently through the massive collection and focus on the pieces that interest you. Learn about the mansion's architecture, the flora of the gardens, and the provenance and history of the artwork through guided commentary. Works include pieces by Bernini and Caravaggio; you can move at your own pace and ask plenty of questions.
  • Take your time exploring the Borghese Galleries with a private guide
  • Commentary tailored to your interests on the property's history and architecture
  • Ask questions and get personalized attention
  • No struggling to hear your guide like you might on a large group tour

What's Included

  • Private tour
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance Tickets are not included and need to be paid directly to the host in cash (15 Eur p.p.)
  • For groups larger than 4 people extra 70 Eur admission fee applies on the spot

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazzale Scipione Borghese
    Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy

    At the entrance of the Gallery

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Galleria Borghese

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Villa Borghese Gardens

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Your skip the line ticket will need to be paid in cash on the day of the tour to your host
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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26 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-7 of 26 reviews
Knowledgeable Tour Guide
Jami_F, June 2023
Cecilia was the best guide. She is an art historian, so she had so much insight. She gave us time at each piece to enjoy the details. She adapted her tour to the interests of my kids as well as for me and my husband. She was very easy to work with and a delight.
A knowledgeable guide makes all the difference
Jan_R, Nov 2022
Lia brought the artwork to life, giving us the story behind the sculpture or painting, and what to look for that makes the art special. Without her explanations, we wouldn’t have a clue as to what we were looking at, or what to look for. With limited time in the gallery, I’m sure she showed us the most exceptional pieces.
Borghese tour with Lia Ferrera.
Matthew_A, Oct 2022
We were taken round by Lia Ferrera. This is our 4th visit to Rome and this was easily the best tour we have been on. Lia was extremely interesting host and brought the subject to life. We would recommend this tour to anyone.
Do not book this
Amy_E, July 2022
We showed up and the guide said she was not available and there were no tickets. Viator never communicated anything to us. A huge scam!
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi there, my name is Lieke from Withlocals and I am part of the quality and support team. At Withlocals we want our guests to have the best experience of their trip so we are very disappointed to find out about your negative tour experience. As we cannot directly get in touch with you from here, please email us at and we will make sure to follow up on this issue. We are looking forward to your email. Thank you and please accept our apology on behalf of Withlocals. Have a great day, Lieke | Withlocals
Great tour
Michael_K, Apr 2022
The tour is fantastic. As of course is the gallery itself. Our guide, Valentina, was terrific, everything you could hope for... knowledgeable, helpful, and personal. As Bernini fans, this was one stop that was unmissable and it it did not disappoint.
Magnificent presentation
Russ_H, Apr 2022
Our guide Valentina was very knowledgeable and had great insight, for a memorable visit. She shared little tidbits to make it so.
Too much talk about too few pieces.
Michael_K, June 2019
This was my second tour to the Borghese and I much preferred the first time. While the guide and staff were extremely helpful when one of our party took sick the day before. He helped us to get her water and a place to sit and other tour staff rescheduled us for the next day. However, the guide spent too much time repeating things over and over. He struggled with his English. And didn’t comprehend all questions asked. The pieces he did discuss, however, he seemed quite knowledgeable. He could discuss how critics have changed their understanding of different paintings .

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