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The Borghese Gallery with optional Gardens Tour, Rome - Skip the Line!

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    • Adult (15+)
    • Child (4-14)
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Key Highlights

  • Tour price includes entrance to both the permanent and temporary exhibits
  • Tour is led by an English speaking expert
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly rated by users of Trip Advisor
  • The Borghese Gallery is home to paintings and sculptures by masters such as Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio and Titian
  • Borghese Gallery tickets are some of the most sought-after in town – don’t miss out
  • You have an option to upgrade your ticket so as to visit Borghese Gardens
  • Show your vouchers in print or on your smartphone!
  • Overview
    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 and Titian.

    The Borghese Gallery is truly a magical setting in which the beauty of the artworks, fountains and monuments commune with the rich and diverse flora of the vast surrounding park. In all, a true pleasure for the senses!

    Pan through the breathtaking rooms of the Borghese Gallery and hear the secrets, stories and techniques behind the masterpieces. Take a refreshing stroll through the enchanting Borghese Gardens (if option chosen)  and enjoy the surprises and silence of this Eden in the heart of busy Rome! The experience winds to an end with a breathtaking view of Piazza del Popolo from atop the Pincio Terrace.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    1 Nov  - 31 Dec : 11am & 1pm
    2 Jan  : 11am & 1pm 
    3 Jan  - 31 Dec  : 9am 
    29 Mar  - 24 Oct  : 3pm & 9am


    3 hours

    Start time

    1 Nov  - 31 Dec  : 11am & 1pm
    2 Jan  : 11am & 1pm
    3 Jan  - 31 Dec : 9am
    29 Mar  - 24 Oct  : 3pm & 9am

    Meeting Point

     Make your way to Piazzale del Museo Borghese, in front of the Borghese Gallery Main Entrance (Villa Borghese entrance on via Pinciana).
    So there's no rush, please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.  This is important to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the top of the Pincio Terrace in Villa Borghese. 

    Tours without garden tour ends outside Borghese Gallery.


    The tour starts from Piazzale del Museo Borghese, in front of the Borghese Gallery Main Entrance (Villa Borghese entrance on via Pinciana). Here you will meet your English-speaking guide who will take you inside the Borghese Gallery, home to a vast collection of sculptures and paintings by famous artists such as Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio and Titan.

    Your guide will lead you through the rooms of the Borghese Gallery and tell you secrets, stories behind the masterpieces. At the Caravaggio Room, see St. Jerome, David with the Head of Goliath; Bernini sculptures Apollo & Daphne, David; Canova sculpture Pauline Bonaparte; works by Raphael ‘The Deposition’ and ‘Lady with Unicorn’; Perugino’s Madonna & Child, Ruben’s The Deposition and Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love among others.

    Continue to the Villa Borghese Gardens (if option chosen) which include but are not limited to Casino dell’Uccelliera, Fontana dei Puppazzi, Piazza di Siena, Tempietto di Diana, Obelisco di Antonio and spectacular views over Piazza del Popolo from the Pincio Terrace. The Borghese Gardens are amongst the most famous and beautiful in Italy.

    After a memorable time at the Borghese Gallery and Gardens, the tour ends at the top of the Pincio Terrace in Villa Borghese.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • English-speaking guide
    • Skip the Line Entrance to the Borghese Gallery
    • Borghese Gallery Ticket and all reservation fees
    • Headsets to hear your tour guide clearly


    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Snacks and drinks
  • Please note

    You must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present your tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time.

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on this tour.

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!). Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Borghese Gallery specifically prohibits all bags and they must be checked in before entry to the museum.

    Tour ends at Pincio Terrace overlooking Piazza del Popolo (except from 7pm tours, which end outside Borghese Gallery). From there, Piazza del Popolo and the adjacent Flaminio metro stop are a 5 min. walk; however, it is necessary to descend a long flight of steps to reach the piazza.

    Additional info

    This tour allows you to skip the entrance line to Borghese Gallery with a comprehensive visit inside the Borghese Gallery for 2 hours and visit to the Borghese Gardens for 1 hour.

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Massimo is the tour guide you want for ALL your Italy tours!

      Dark Rome has excellent tours and Massimo is the best!...

      Mr Robert L Crook, United States
    • Amazing

      If you are at all interested in art then you shouldn't miss this tour. We arrived at the meeting place and were greeted by friendly staff who set us up for the tour and...

      Robert Chapman, Canada
    • Great Tour

      Tiffany our guide was fantastic. She had so much information on all the art and statues inside the Gallery. Explaining each one so we could understand what was happening. I'd...

      Carrie J Kendrick, United States