Rome

Borghese Gallery Premium Semi-Private Tour

Roma, Italy

From USD 216.60

Price varies by group size

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Non-refundable
You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Take a 2-hour, skip-the-line tour of the Borghese Gallery in Rome to make the most of your visit. As you listen to interesting commentary from a guide, you’ll be able to fully appreciate the paintings and sculptures by artists such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Titian and other Italian masters.
  • Borghese Gallery tour with skip-the-line access
  • Hear about the gallery's renowned art collection from a knowledgeable guide
  • See works such as Apollo and Daphne by Bernini, David with the Head of Goliath by Caravaggio and The Deposition by Raphael
  • Take in the architecture and lush garden setting of Villa Borghese

What's Included

  • Professional Art Historian licensed tour guide
  • Reserved Entrance Ticket
  • Radio and Headset equipment to listen to your live guide in full comfort
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Tips & gratuity

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazzale del Museo Borghese
    Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy

    The tour starts at the main entrance of the Borghese Gallery

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Galleria Borghese

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Operated by Alwaysrome

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips


    Since the visit is timed for two hours, it is extremely important that you move quickly to see the entire exhibit.Our guide was extremely knowledgeable concerning the collection and was able to provide both a historical and artistic perspective.
    Definitely worth it to have a guide for this amazing place.

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    The invaluable value of private guiding
    Olympia_M, Jan 2023
    We really enjoyed our guiding because our guide put information into context, highlighted details that we would have never understood by ourselves, made the guiding interesting and relevant and overall we feel that we gained some valuable insight into the roman history.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thank you very much for these comments! We are truly happy that you enjoyed the tour!
    The gallery has so many...
    Janet_M, June 2022
    The gallery has so many paintings and sculptures and we could not have made sense of them or known what to focus on by ourselves. Pia was so knowledgeable about the history, the art , and the social/ political events that gave meaning and context to our visit. So wonderful. Pia was funny and entertaining as well as having expertise.
    Response from Host, June 2022
    Thank you for your kind comments! We hope to see you on other tours soon!
    Great tour
    Erich_D, Feb 2020
    Definitely worth it to have a guide for this amazing place. Guide was very informative on the art and the artists. Would highly recommend.
    Excellent Experience
    Laura_M, Feb 2020
    The tour with Kylie of Storytelling Tours was truly excellent. She was able to seamlessly weave together information about art history, artistic techniques, cultural circumstances and political influence to make the works come alive in context. The gallery truly has masterpieces and Kylie helped us appreciate how truly spectacular they are.
    Bernini sculptures
    edriver, Jan 2020
    The Borghese Gallery was outstanding. The tour was very informative but very restricted. When it was finished we only had 20 minutes to walk around. The collection requires more time to review after the tour.
    Borghese
    Brian_A, Jan 2020
    This was our second visit to the Borghese and it exceeded expectations. Renata was an amazing guide who was able to enhance the beauty of the art with her knowledge. Highly recommended.
    A very pleasant experience.
    Zheru_L, Dec 2019
    Villa Borghese might not be one of the main attractions in Rome. However, it is definitely worth a visit. Our guide was very well prepared, on time, friendly, and eager to answer all questions. We were lucky to have only 3 people in our group and this allowed us to ask more questions. We highly recommend this tour.
    Great value!
    Tara_G, Nov 2019
    This was our first tour in Rome and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. She did a great job of showing us the main attractions and navigating around the room so we could have a great view of the magnificent art. I certainly would take another tour with this company.
    Pia knows Everything
    Artsy12, Sept 2019
    An information dense tour where ALL of your questions are answered fully and cheerfully. Recommendded
    An Outstanding Experience!
    Maureen_G, Sept 2019
    Our small group tour of the Borghese gallery was, by far, one of the best guided tours we’ve ever taken. Our guide was vivacious, extremely knowledgeable, professional, and enthusiastic! In addition to providing, background information on the art and the artists, she added fascinating anecdotes and stories. I highly recommend this tour!
    HIghlight of our Rome trip
    James_A, Sept 2019
    Our guide, Pia, was outstanding. Her knowledge of the art, artifacts, and history of the palace was extremely informative. She managed the group very well, in the somewhat crowded and truncated time frame. We tried to book a tour last year a few days out and were not able to get a time. When I found out we would be returning this year, I made sure this was the first thing that I scheduled. Borghese is a can't miss gallery, if you are visiting Rome.
    Great experience at the Borghese Gallery
    Mobile20949659615, Sept 2019
    Great tour and explanations on the main pieces, background information and skip the line access. The guide has been very helpful and clear
    Bourgehese
    Norma P, Sept 2019
    We had the best tour guide who explained not only the art but the artist reason for the masterpiece!
    WHAT A RIP OFF
    John A, Aug 2019
    Paid for the Skip the Line tickets for the Borghese Gallery. Our tickets said "guide and headsets". Collected our tickets from the local representative, asked for headsets "dont have any" was the reply, asked where to meet the guide - told to go over and stand on the stairs and wait with everyone else. No "skip the line" line, no guide and no headsets. and to make matters worse, the Gallery had run out of English brochures. Had booked this with a guide specifically because my husband has a slight disability and thought we'd feel "protected" in a guided group. No so! It was so crowded and without any guidance, headsets, brochures, we left. I have since written to Viator giving my feedback and requesting a refund, as yet, now 10 days later, haven't even had the courtesy of a reply. DONT BOTHER WITH THIS COMPANY.
    Bernini’s work is spectaculair
    OnAir63509201736, June 2019
    Seeing Bernini’s work from so close, together with the excellent explanation of our guide, was very special!
    Great tour to get the Highlights of Borghese Gallery
    karinaaX5497CE, June 2019
    This was a great tour to hit the most important parts of the Gallery.. We highly recommend this tour for a great overview of the Italian artists. Perfect amount of time to see and get all the important information if you're interested in just highlights. Our tour guide (sorry I don't remember her name) was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
    Absolutely Wonderful!
    Jason_H, Mar 2019
    What an incredible museum! Our guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Everyone is limited to two hours in the museum, and without her guidance I likely wouldn't have made it beyond the first floor. There is so much to see in such a short time- but she made it very worthwhile. Would recommend it highly!
    Wonderful Tour
    Julian J, Sept 2018
    The Borghese Gallery is not a venue that is a must for the typical tourist in Rome. It does, however have an amazing art collection that is well worth the trip. Since the visit is timed for two hours, it is extremely important that you move quickly to see the entire exhibit.Our guide was extremely knowledgeable concerning the collection and was able to provide both a historical and artistic perspective. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who is interested in art and wishes to expand their knowledge.
    Very nice tour of an awesome art...
    GEORGE_C, July 2018
    Very nice tour of an awesome art galley. Small group of only 10-15 people and we started on time and was easy to find the check-in spot. Our guide was very knowledgeable, however a bit fast and really needed to do a better job to keep the group together. At times was even a bit rude to some people. Amazing art work of Bernini. Tour only lasted 2-hours, would have been nice to be a bit longer, felt rused in small of the rooms. Our 11-year old daughter enjoyed it, however more appropriate for children a bit older.
    Flippant disinterested guide
    Judith_Y, July 2018
    Our guide was flippant and arrogant. She did not acknowledge the group dynamics needed to provide an excellent experience. We encountered multiple tour guides on our Italy tour and she was a great disappointment.
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