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Enjoy comfortable transport to the Borghese Gallery and discover one of Rome’s most exquisite art collections with exclusive skip-the-line entry. Led by an expert guide, view famous works from artists like Caravaggio, Raphael, Bernini, and many more. Afterward, stroll around the beautiful gardens surrounding Villa Borghese. Top off your experience with stunning views from Pincian Hill.

Highlights
  • Enjoy convenient pickup and transport to the gallery from your hotel in Rome.
  • Skip-the-line to one of the city’s most popular museums.
  • With your pre-purchased tickets, secure your spot to this likely to sell out attraction.
  • Explore the gallery’s extensive collection of sculptures, ancient mosaics, relics, and paintings produced by world-famous artistic geniuses.
  • Stroll through the enchanting Borghese Gardens.
  • Wrap up your tour with a breathtaking view from atop the Pincio Terrace.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

The Borghese Gallery is home to one of Rome’s richest art collections. Featuring masterpieces from brilliant artists like Caravaggio, Raphael, Bernini, Titian, Canova, Correggio, and Rubens, the gallery is a living testament to Italian artists from the fifteenth to seventeenth century.

Originally assembled by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, the Borghese Gallery highlights ancient Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque art. A work of art itself, the interior of the gallery is beautifully adorned with frescoes, bas-reliefs, decorated ceilings, marble floors, and impressive columns. Within the gallery’s 20 rooms, enjoy the incredible opportunity to get an up-close view of famous paintings like David with the Head of Goliath and Boy with a Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, The Deposition by Raphael, and Melissa by Dosso Dossi. Afterward, walk past stunning sculptures like Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne and David and Canova’s Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix.

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Your Experience

Get picked up from your hotel and make your way to the Borghese Gallery aboard a comfortable coach. Upon arrival, head directly to the priority access entrance and skip the long ticket lines. One of the best things about the Borghese Gallery is that because of the attraction’s unique timed reservation system, crowds are always kept to a minimum - meaning you can enjoy one of Europe’s most fascinating museums without an overwhelming number of other visitors.

Led by your expert guide, explore the museum’s 20 rooms. View paintings, sculptures, and frescos from brilliant Italian artists and admire the villa’s stunning interior. During your 2-hour tour of the gallery, your guide will explain the history behind the artworks and the masterminds behind them. Afterward, venture outdoors and stroll through the peaceful Borghese Gardens - a favorite spot among locals. Your tour will end atop the breathtaking Pincio Terrace where you can soak up amazing views of the Eternal City.

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Inclusions
  • Transport to the Borghese Gallery from your hotel in Rome
  • Skip-the-line priority entry
  • Professionally guided tour of the gallery and gardens
  • Headsets for tour
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off

Know Before You Go

Admission - Is it necessary to book in advance?
Access to the museum is regulated by 2-hour visiting shifts, for up to 360 people per time slot, with mandatory exit at the end of each time slot. While the timed reservation system is great for keeping crowds to a minimum, it also means that tickets are limited and sell out quickly. Pre-purchasing your tickets online will ensure you get your preferred time slot and help you avoid the long ticketing queue.

Tour timings
This tour is available Tuesday - Sunday, with the exception of the the 1st Sunday of each month. All tours begin at 9am. The tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

Hotel pick up
Transport from centrally-located hotels in Rome to the Borghese Gallery is included in this tour. Pick up begins at 7:45 am.

Rules and restrictions
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time for a full refund.

My Tickets

How Your Tickets Work
You will receive your Skip-the-Line Borghese Gallery tickets via email. On the day of your experience, you will be picked up from the hotel you noted upon checkout between 7:45 AM and 8:30 AM. At the gallery entrance, display your voucher via mobile device. No need to print. Your tour will begin at 9 AM.

Validity
Your ticket is valid only for the day and time of your scheduled tour. The tour will last approximately 3 hours.

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Where?

Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, Rome

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