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Borghese Gallery Tour & Gardens: private tour and skip the line tickets

Embark on a 3-hour private Borghese Gallery Tour, which will include entrance to both the museum and the Gardens.
Immerse yourself in a fascinating stroll through Baroque Art and history!

Borghese Gallery Tour: view of the entrance of the museum

Highlights of this tour

  • Borghese Gallery
  • Borghese Gardens


  • Tue,  Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
  • Starting Time: 9:30 am – 1 pm


  • 3 Hours

Reach and enter the Borghese Gallery

First of all, to start the Borghese Gallery Tour we will meet at the lobby of your hotel downtown Rome, or in front of the entrance to the museum, depending on your wishes.

Together we will access the Borghese Gallery Museum easily with your skip-the-line tickets to make sure you avoid the crowd and make the most of your time.

Located inside the charming setting of Villa Borghese, the Borghese Gallery was first an estate owned by the Borghese family, then turned into an art gallery that houses today a substantial part of the Borghese family’s collection of artwork, started by Cardinal Scipione Borghese who became one of Bernini’s greatest admirers and patrons during the 1600s.

Discover the galleries of the Museum

Walking through the galleries of the museum, marvel at incredible masterpieces, such as:

  • Bernini’s’ Apollo and Daphne
  • Canova’s Paulina Bonaparte
  • and paintings by Tiziano and Caravaggio.

Twenty rooms across two floors full of statues, ancient mosaics, paintings and decorated ceilings, which will all be explained by an expert tour guide in order to make your visit unforgettable.

Explore the Borghese Gardens

Next, leave the museum and reach the second stop along your Borghese Gallery Tour, the Borghese Gardens. You won’t need to buy extra tickets to visit the gardens, since it’s all part of the same tour.

Therefore, we will end the Borghese Gallery Tour strolling through the stunning gardens.
Marvel at stunning statues, fountains and ruins disseminated throughout this English-style, landscape garden, the third largest park in Rome, originally built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio on sketches by Scipione Borghese.

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General Information About This Tour

The Borghese Gallery Tour lasts 3 hours and covers


  • the Borghese Museum
  • the Borghese Gallery

Borghese GALLERY Opening Hours:
from Tuesday to Sunday
The museum is closed on Mondays and on December 25 and January 1

I also Recommend comfortable footwear.


Reservations for the Borghese Museum is necessary since only 360 people are allowed at once inside the Gallery.
This means you must reserve in full advance not to risk to be turned away due to lack of availabilities.

  • Meet your tour guide easliy in front of the entrance to the Borghese Gallery. The exact meeting point will be sent to you during the reservation process.
  • Alternatively, pick up service directly at your hotel downtown Rome is available on request.
The Borghese Gallery Tour can be customized with multiple itinerary extensions, such as:


  • Morning Food Tour;
  • Rome City Tour;
  • visit to the Catacombs


We had 2 days of walking tours with Nicole. She was the best! She is so knowledgable and provided so much information for us. We have been to Rome several times and always chose a private walking tour. Nicole was one of the best tour guides we ever had. Thanks Nicole for making our trip the most memorable!

Donna Mchale (Chicago, Illinois)
September 13th, 2015

We just arrived home from our 12-day Italian vacation. Hands down, the highlight of our trip was the time we spent with Nicole. She was a fabulous tour guide! Truly, the best one (group or private) we had during our stay. On our first full day in Rome, she met us at our apartment and took us on a 3-hour tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Forum. On our last full day of vacation, we met Nicole again for a tour of the Vatican. Each and every time she took wonderful care of us!

Kwb327 (Washington D.C)
August 1st, 2015

Simply the best way to experience the Vatican in my opinion. Nicole provided a brilliant and fascinating private tour of the Vatican. She had a hard job as our children (9 & 11) were tired, it was hot and busy but she made it so interesting and really engaged with the children understanding completely how much they could take in. They keep talking about the interesting facts they discovered. We knew it would be hard to make such an historic and detailed site interesting but she managed it and the children and we really enjoyed it.

Simon M (Hampton, UK)
August 24th, 2016

Nicole was such a fantastic guide! She is also an archaeologist by trade and as a result has a depth of knowledge which she shares in an easy to embrace manner. She also has access to places others do not. She is young, smart and bubbly. It is obvious she loves what she does and wants to share her perspective. Our two sons in their 20's were fully engaged and entertained by her. We all learned so much even though we weren't looking to.

Bundle11 (New York, USA)
June 7th, 2015

My husband, daughter and I spent a great morning at the Vatican with Nicole. She is a delightful young woman...and also a trained archaeologist with incredible knowledge of Vatican artifacts and artwork. Her enthusiasm for both is contagious! Nicole helped us bypass all of that and we were in in no time! Throughout our tour, she also helped us negotiate our way around large tour groups that clog passageways.

Linda B (Worcester, Massachusetts)
April 30th, 2015

We took a tour of Basilica San Clemente and the Priscilla Catacombs with Nicole and enjoyed it immensely. Not only was she very informative, pointing out all kinds of details we would have otherwise missed, but also very friendly. She spoke clearly and was always open to us interrupting and asking our own questions. When it came to the Priscilla Catacombs, Nicole knew all the staff personally and was able to show us the most important sights and tell stories to bring them to life.

William2424 (London, UK)
March 3, 2015

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