Villa Borghese Gallery and Gardens skip-the-line guided tour
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Villa Borghese Gallery and Gardens skip-the-line guided tour

based on 117 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Availability: Every day except Monday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Gallery together with an expert guide and admire the masterpieces of artists such as Bernini, Canova and Titian
  • Walk among the gardens of the Villa and discover its fountains, lakes and monuments
  • Live the magical atmosphere that reigns over this incredible place and enjoy incredible views of the Pinician Hill
What to expect

Visit one of the richest and most interesting Villas in Rome. The Borghese Gallery is well known for its vast collection of great Italian masterpieces of artists such as Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio and Titian. Here you'll find sculptures, paintings and pieces that will make this one of the most interesting and varied art experiences of your life.

The Villa was once home to Cardinal Scipione Borghese and many of the works of art inside the villa were commissioned by the Cardinal himself, known for being a passionate patron. Wander the luxurious rooms of the Cardinal Borghese’s Villa and admire the groundbreaking masterpieces in their original settings just as the artists intended them to be seen.

With a special gift of recognizing beauty, the Cardinal collected an impressive number of masterpieces, from some of Caravaggio’s early works to Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s 'Apollo and Daphne', Canova’s portrait of ‘Pauline Bonaparte’ and Raphael’s ‘Deposition’. Your expert and professional English-speaking guide will accompany you through the collection, allowing you to get the most out of your visit and to fully appreciate the peaceful atmosphere that reigns over this incredible gallery.

During the second half of the tour, you will pass through the gardens of Villa Borghese, admiring the carefully cut lawns, fountains, ponds and monuments. Enjoy a walk through the park and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The tour ends with a breathtaking view from the top of the Pincio Terrace.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Borghese Gallery skip-the-line entrance ticket
    • Expert English and French-speaking tour guide
    • Groups of 20 people or less
    • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-3 years): free (strollers or baby carriages are not allowed)
    • Children (4-14 years): reduced
    Where

    Viale del Museo Borghese, 00197 Roma RM, Italy

    Meeting point:
    In Piazzale del Museo Borghese, opposite the main entrance of the Borghese Gallery. (Villa Borghese entrance in via Pinciana). Your guide will be waiting for you here with a sign of the tour operator for easy recognition.
    What to remember
    • This tour involves a fair amount of walking so comfortable shoes are recommended
    • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages
    • Please note that the 7.00pm tour lasts for 2 hours and the garden visit is not included
    • The tour ends at the Pinicio Terrace, except for the 7.00pm tour that will end outside the Galleria Borghese
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    When
    • This tour operates on various days and times depending on the language options. Please consult the calendar for more information. Once the booking has been made, it will not be possible to change the time
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present your voucher to the guide. Missed tours or tickets due to late arrivals cannot be refunded
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    Provider
    City Wonders
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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