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Private Borghese Gallery Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off provided by Eyes of Rome

Private Borghese Gallery Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Private Borghese Gallery Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
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Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Your personal and professional guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the Borghese Gallery. During this 3 hours experience you  will admire Scipione Borghese Collection of works by Raphael, Rubens, Caravaggio, Canova, Bernini and many other great artists. The Borghese Gallery, often referred to as the "delight of Rome", boasts one of the most impressive collections of art ever put together, while Borghese Gardens is widely considered the most beautiful park in Rome.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20163P37
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private Walking Tour
  • Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off with Sanitized Vehicle (Centrally located only - within Aurelian Walls)
  • Admission Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria Borghese
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Extras
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up included only for centrally located hotels (within Aurelian Walls).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please be aware that, for security reasons, guests are required to leave bags/backpacks/purses at the check-room
  • Personal belongings are allowed in plastic bags provided by the Museum's administration at the entrance
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private Walking Tour
  • Professional Licensed Blue Badge Tour Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off with Sanitized Vehicle (Centrally located only - within Aurelian Walls)
  • Admission Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Galleria Borghese
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Extras
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up included only for centrally located hotels (within Aurelian Walls).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please be aware that, for security reasons, guests are required to leave bags/backpacks/purses at the check-room
  • Personal belongings are allowed in plastic bags provided by the Museum's administration at the entrance
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Dec 2021
A note from Private Borghese Gallery Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
From December, a so-called Super Green Pass, a certificate valid only for people who have been fully vaccinated against or who have recovered from Covid, is required to enter archeological sites, museums, bar, cafes, restaurants and other indoor places. This also applies to those aged 12 and above.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Villa Borghese
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Galleria Borghese
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Brian Ponce
New York City, NY334 contributions
Dec 2021
We booked the “Private Borghese Gallery Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off” from Eyes of Rome on October 21, before the Omicron variant placed our present trip to Rome very much up in the air. Happily we were able to make it to Rome and to experience this wonderful, personalized tour of what I think is the greatest collection of treasures in Rome on December 26. We were picked up on-time at our hotel by the tour’s driver who was well-informed and effective with regard to the current COVID protocols, helping us to ensure we had the appropriate type of mask required and our physical vaccination proof (we had assumed digital versions would suffice, but this is not currently the case in Rome or at least not for the Villa Borghese). Another tour operator probably wouldn’t have checked for these items and we would have missed the entire experience.

We were dropped off at the Villa Borghese and met immediately by our personal guide, Silvia, who greeted us warmly and immediately started setting the context of what we were about to see with the history of the Aurelian wall, Roman life in the 1600s, and the concept of the “villa suburbana,” all of which is quite necessary for a full appreciation of the wonder that is the Galleria Borghese. She explained to us the relation of the Galleria’s founder Cardinal Scipione Borghese and his position as the Cardinal Nephew to Pope Paul V, which gave him political power over the Papal States. Silvia told us of the original plan of the gardens and the vivarium, which housed species from all over the world- plants and birds respectively, which was foundational to understanding the art collection to come.

For context, I have twice visited the Galleria Borghese in 1996 and 2010, but it was my husband’s first visit to the Galleria and, in fact, to Rome. Our tour impressed, entertained, and satiated the curiosity of both of us equally– not an easy feat, for sure. We appreciated that Silvia structured the tour as much as possible as the Galleria was meant to be experienced (unwinding, if philosophically, the changes to the sequence of rooms necessitated by current COVID protocols). Silvia was knowledgeable, personable, funny, and very well-versed in the history of the Borghese family, the Papacy as related to it, and the artists (Bernini, Carvaggio, etc.) and their works featured in the museum.

Among the highlights for us:
*A very informative but also witty and humorous study comparing the depiction (and by extrapolation the characterization) of Venus painted with Cupid by two artists– Cranachi (il vecchio) and Brescianino, an eye-opening discussion about the differing regional attitudes toward women at the time
*Revealing the technique but also the humanity of Caravaggio with a thorough education on the ‘Madonna dei Palafrenieri.’ Some of why the painting would have been a shocking portrayal of Mary, Jesus, and St. Anne may be obvious, but understanding all the details– Mary’s plainly visible underskirt– contemporary of the artist’s time, the wrinkled, withered portrayal of St. Anne (the Vatican chapel bearing her name being the intended destination for this work, where it was ultimately rejected), and the still-astounding use of light in darkness was extremely interesting and enriching to our experience
*A 360-degree analysis of Bernini’s Baroque masterpiece Apollo and Daphne (starting with Silvia ensuring we averted our eyes to view the sculpture first from the right-hand side, as intended by the artist himself prior to the statue being moved) gave us a complete understanding of this work. Viewing the sculpture– which I had seen before but never from the vantage point encouraged by our guide– this way gives the complete story of Daphne’s encapsulation into the tree depicted here and Apollo’s (non-)reaction. When the delicately carved, paper-thin tree bark was pointed out to us, you could almost feel the heartbeat that Apollo would have felt as his hand grasped it. I appreciated the details of the windswept hair turning into leaves, which also stemmed from her hands, and the roots emanating from her foot, details I had not really fully appreciated before.

I would highly recommend Eyes of Rome and specifically our guide Silvia. I cannot enumerate with words how much more I appreciated the Galleria Borghese with her expert and naturally flowing guidance and historical context. We had a fantastic time that we will not soon forget.
Written 27 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

impattyd
hudson valley, New York3 contributions
Jan 2020
One of the best tours for seeing art and seeing how this family lived. Awesome day with a wonderful guide who knows so very much about art and then the history of this beautiful exhibition. If ever I return will get in touch with Eyes of Rome for more tours..
They made our trip one to remember. Thank you
Written 28 January 2020
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Amici cari, I hope you had a safe trip back home. I wanted to thank you for recommending me and Eyes of Rome. I totally agree with you: the Galleria Borghese is one of my favourite sites and I truly love touring there, especially with such curious guests!!! I hope to see you back in Rome :-) Ciao, Luisa
Written 7 February 2020
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Jan scott
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Barbara de Rosa was our guide for the afternoon,her knowledge and passion for her subject was inspiring and she made our visit better than we could have imagined. She made us feel very welcome in Rome and I would highly recommend that you use this company if you want to get the most from your time. When in Rome ask a Roman to show you around. Thanks for a great day. Jan Scott
Written 27 November 2019
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Ciao, thanks for leaving such a nice review. I also enjoyed the time spent together. You showed so much interest for the Gallery that it was a pleasure to share my knowledge with you. Thanks also for recommending me and Eyes of Rome. Vi aspetto di nuovo! Barbara
Written 28 November 2019
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cwp_87
London, UK27 contributions
My fiancee and I asked our hotel (Hotel Kolbe) to organise a private tour of the Borghese Gallery. Our tour guide (Alessandro Cali) was a joy to spend three hours with and his knowledge and enthusiasm for the Gallery, the gardens and for Rome really shone through. The Gallery is just as wonderful as everybody says but having Alessandro as our guide really improved our experience as he was great at pointing out details you might miss of the famous pieces (Caravaggio, Bernini etc) and identifying pieces which might otherwise have passed us by. With two hours in the Gallery and the rooms full of amazing artefacts, we'd recommend these tours to anyone.
Written 14 November 2019
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Ciao, thanks for leaving such a nice review. The pleasure was mine, because I had the opportunity to tour with such a curious people! Your desire to fully understand the Gallery and its beauties was a great spur for me. Thanks also for recommending me and this tour to your friends. Let me know next time you are around. Arrivederci, Alessandro
Written 18 November 2019
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T R
25 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Another splendid tour provided by Eyes of Rome. My husband and I highly recommend our lecturer/guide Simone. His prompt and congenial welcome and deep knowledge of his subject made our limited time in the Borghese Gallery both entertaining and educational. It was 2 1/2 hours very well spent.

We have used this company in the past and I cannot recommend them enough. While the ease of booking and excellent communication is a point in favor for Eyes of Rome, their greatest assets are the tour guides who work for them. In the end, they are the face of Rome for a visitor. Thank you, Simone, for putting such a handsome and memorable face on the Eternal City.
Written 16 October 2019
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Thanks for your very nice review. I cannot thank you enough for coming back to us to book your tours in Rome. The Eternal City probably has not changed much, but there are definitely more amazing things to discover every time you come! Thank you once again and see you soon. Arrivederci and Grazie! Simone
Written 28 October 2019
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Susan F
Fair Oaks, CA7 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Paola led four of us on a tour of the museum and surrounding area but so much more than that. Her deep knowledge of art history expanded the tour far beyond the walls of the museum and left us with more content and history for all the other events of our trip. Energetic with a sparkling personality we highly recommend this tour, or any tour with Paola.
Written 22 April 2019
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Dave P
Charlotte, NC19 contributions
Jun 2018
My family and I spent a wonderful afternoon with Maria Linda touring the Galleria Borghese. The artwork was amazing and Maria Linda was a fantastic guide. She got to know us and the types of things we liked, especially our daughter who is an art fanatic. Maria was very knowledgeable and made the tour super interesting.

Thanks!
Written 15 November 2018
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Johanna A
3 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Our guide Roberta made our day by talking the masterpieces to live, breath, love and cry. With her deep knowledge, passion and love for the stunning pieces of art at the beautiful Borghese gallery we got much more than we could have expected of a 3 hour visit. We loved how relaxed and passionate Roberta was with all the facts of the art history. She was a true storyteller.
Can't wait to come back and hopefully see other collections with her.
Written 27 September 2018
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Ciao! So happy to hear you enjoyed our time together with Bernini at the Borghese Gallery! He really is amazing, and I love this tour because so many people come to Rome and never experience this great artist! Thanks for the kind words, come and see me again soon! -Roberta
Written 28 September 2018
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David S
New York City, NY1 contribution
Went on a 3 hour tour of the Borghese Gallery and Gardens with Alessia. She provided us with so much information on the history of the Borghese family and all of the important works of art within the Gallery. She was also happy to answer questions outside of the scope of the tour around general Italian history and also provide recommendations for activities after the tour ended. Would recommend Eyes of Rome to any friends visiting in the future!

Written 24 September 2018
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Grazie mille for the kind review! Making sure you get a great tour is very important, but so is making sure you know where to go and what to do AFTER your tour...from the point of view of a local. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves, I did too! Best, Alessia
Written 27 September 2018
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Denis D
Nevada City, CA4 contributions
Rosalba is a wonderful tour guide. She is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. She knew how to point out the most interesting things and keep us on time. She helped us from the beginning to the end including how to find us a taxi. I would highly recommend Rosalba Cilione for individual private tours. As an art history major, she knows a lot about paintings sculpture tapestries history and the artists.
Written 6 September 2018
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Thanks so much for the review! It was an honor and a privilege to show you my city. Thanks for coming, and I hope to see you again soon! -Rosalba
Written 7 September 2018
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