Private Borghese Gallery & Gardens Tour
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Private Borghese Gallery & Gardens Tour

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Tour Highlights

  • See more and wait less with Skip the Line access
  • Pre-booked Borghese Gallery tickets
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide (groups of 4 or more)


Tickets to this secluded cultural gem, the exquisite Borghese Gallery and Gardens, need to be reserved and often sell out. Seize the occasion to visit one of Rome's finest art collections with this private tour and Skip the Line entry!
Borghese gallery Facade

Art as it was Meant to be Experienced

Commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese himself, see these timeless masterpieces including works by Titian, Bernini, Caravaggio and Canova in their original setting.

Villa Borghese Gardens

As Incredible Outside as Inside

Almost as awe-inspiring as the art itself are the villa’s gardens and marvelous architecture. Fountains, statues, manicured lawns and lakes. In a word: breathtaking.

Goethe statue at Villa Borghese

Perfect Timing for Tickets

Many people don’t know that Borghese Gallery tickets can sell out fast, and are limited to certain time slots. But we’ve got you covered with advanced skip-the-line entrance.

Tour Description

Home to priceless paintings and sculptures including works by Titian, Bernini, Caravaggio and Canova; prior residence of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a dedicated art patron who commissioned many of the masterpieces himself; picturesque location of vast gardens and spectacular architecture - the Borghese Gallery and Gardens are among the most incredible and serene villas of its kind.

This is your opportunity to experience this rare Roman treat on a private tour accompanied by an expert, local English-speaking guide. With skip-the-line entrance, pre-booked tickets, and convenient audio headsets so you can always hear the entertaining and informative historical commentary, get more out of this venue than with any other tour company.

Visit the former Cardinal’s luxurious living spaces while you stand in awe before the landmark masterpieces in their original settings – as the artists and artisans intended. The incredible collection includes Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s ‘Apollo and Daphne,’ Raphael’s ‘The Deposition,’ a number of early works by Caravaggio, as well as the scandalous ‘Pauline Bonaparte’ from the genius of Canova.

You’ll wander amongst art from the ages with your private, expert English-speaking guide every step of the way, bringing each portrait to life and answering all your burning questions. Then enjoy the tranquil Villa Borghese Gardens just steps from Rome’s center, but which provide a feeling that one is miles away from the bustling city. Lushly manicured lawns, lakes, towering monuments and monumental fountains – it is an incredible Eden in the heart of the capital.

Your experience will come to a close with a picturesque vantage point atop the Pincio Terrace where you’ll be able to treat yourself to a last, and everlasting, panoramic view of this incredible villa and gardens.

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What's Included

  • Skip the Line Entrance
  • Borghese Gallery entrance ticket
  • Expert, private English-speaking tour guide
  • Audio 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.

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