Private Tour

Rome Borghese Gallery Private Tour

Art & History
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Languages: EN

Make the most of your time in Rome with a private tour of the Borghese Gallery with skip the line entry. See one of the best collections of art in Italy with the personalized attention from your knowledgeable and engaging guide. Learn about the history and details behind world-famous works by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, and Bernini.

Perfect for:
  • Families with Kids
  • Art & History Lovers
Covid-19 Health & Safety Measures

What to Expect

Home to Rome‘s most important art collection after the Vatican, the Borghese Gallery is a treasure trove of Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. The stunning collection includes Raphael’s The Deposition, six early works by Caravaggio, as well as the scandalous Pauline Bonaparte from the genius of Canova. Prior residence of Cardinal Scipione Borghese who commissioned many of the masterpieces himself the Borghese Gallery it’s the world’s most perfect small art museum. And because it admits only 360 lucky visitors at once every two hours this quaint museum is never too crowded!


Tickets to this secluded cultural gem need to be reserved and sell out well in advance. Seize the occasion to visit one of Rome’s finest art collections with this private tour and skip the line entry! This is your opportunity to experience this rare Roman treat accompanied by a  passionate art historian or a family-friendly guide (if visiting with kids) helping you find the masterpieces that interest you the most and experience them to their fullest.


Explore the former Cardinal’s luxurious living spaces while you stand in awe before the landmark masterpieces in their original settings as the artists intended. Set amongst Roman period treasures such as mosaics showing gladiatorial combat and busts of the emperors are the stunning early sculptures of Bernini, such as his famed David and the breath-taking Daphne and Apollo, created especially for the Cardinal, the first major patron of the promising young artist. Your guide will lead you on a walking tour through the breathtaking rooms of the gallery and reveal the secrets, stories and techniques behind the masterpieces.


Visiting this limited-entry boutique museum is like taking an extraordinary journey back in time. You’ll wander amongst art from the ages with your passionate guide every step of the way, bringing each art work to life and answering all your questions. A unique and intimate experience that will expose art aficionados and novice alike to art, history, and architecture all at once!


  • Bernini’s famous sculptures: Rape of Proserpina, Apollo & Daphne, David with the Head of Goliath
  • Canova’s Venere Vincitrice, Pauline Bonaparte, Napoleon’s sister
  • Caravaggio’s David & Head of Goliath, Madonna of the Palafrenieri
  • Raphael’s The Deposition
  • Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love
  • The Pinacoteca upper gallery with amazing views of the gardens

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local guide
  • Tickets & reservation fees for skip the line access to the Borghese Gallery with scheduled entrance time

What Is Not Included

  • Transportation
  • If your group numbers more than 4, the Borghese Gallery requires that you rent earphones at the door for 1 Euro/person, paid directly on site (earphones prices may vary slightly without notice)
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

At an easy to find location near the entrance to the Borghese Gallery. Full details provided upon booking.

Important Information

  • This private tour is available on request from Tuesday to Sunday.
  • Borghese Gallery Closing Days: Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • For safety reasons, all visitors must pass through metal detectors and there is sometimes a line for this.

Good to Know Before You Go

  • All members of your party must present at the Borghese Gallery a valid proof of identification prior to entrance (copies of passports or ID on your phone will be fine).
  • The Borghese Gallery does not allow bags of any size nor cameras inside. All such items must be checked before entering the museum. If you do not want to check your personal items please do not bring them.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.

How to Book Your Private Tour

  • Send Us Your Inquiry
    Fill out the tour inquiry form and we will respond with availability and price quote.
  • Payment Policy
    The tour will only be reserved upon full payment in advance of the tour. We use industry leader Stripe for all card transactions.
  • Tour Voucher
    Within two business days of payment, we will email you a voucher with all the booking details including the meeting point and phone number. Such email constitutes your proof of purchase.

Tour FAQs

Why can’t I see a price?

We offer personalized, private travel experiences. The price depends on your party size and preferences.

How far in advance should I book this tour?

A great thing about this boutique museum is that it has a timed reservation system that keeps the crowds to a minimum; however, it also means that tickets are limited and reservations need to be booked early in advance. Due to high demand and limited availability we recommended that you book this tour at least 60 days before your trip.

Would you like to personalize this tour?

If you would like us to put together a bespoke tour tailored to your needs, our dedicated trip planning specialists are on hand to help you develop an experience that will be just right for you and yours.

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Rome Borghese Gallery Private Tour