The Borghese Gallery "Story Tellers" Private Tour

VIP Private Borghese Gallery Tour

5 / 5 See All 11 Reviews · 2.0h custom · Rome, Italy

This Private Borghese Gallery Tour is perfect for the art-loving traveler who wants to view a high concentration of amazing artwork on a shorter tour. We arrange everything, including your skip the line Borghese gallery tickets and private guide.

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What you get with this tour

Masterpieces from Some of the World's Greatest Artists
Private English-Speaking Guide
Limited Admissions Means No Crowds
Itinerary

What you will see on this tour

  • The Borghese Gallery
  • The Gallery
  • Raphael
  • Renaissance Masters
  • Bernini
  • The Rape of Proserpina
  • Apollo and Daphne
  • Caravaggio
  • David with the Head of Goliath
  • Canova's "Paolina Bonaparte"
  • Borghese Gardens

Are you an art-lover coming to Rome?  Do you want to see amazing artwork on a shorter tour, with your very own private expert guide?  Then this must be the tour for you!

This Private Borghese Gallery Tour is perfect for the art-loving traveler who wants to view a high concentration of amazing artwork on a shorter tour.  The Borghese Gallery has an enchanting collection of artwork stemming from one of the greatest eras in art history.  These works of art are not only beautiful, but also hold secrets and stories within them that must make them even more captivating! 

Some people say that The Roman Guy was actually born inside the Borghese Gallery.  This is because The Private Borghese Gallery Tour is one of his favorite tours, and he wants to share it with all you art and culture lovers out there!  

As you look on our site, you'll notice that tours start on odd hours.  This is because the gallery has set entrance times that last exactly 2 hours.  We will arrange everything, including your skip the line Borghese gallery tickets and all you need to do is meet your private expert guide at the entrance for a very special journey into the life and art of some of the most brilliant artists of all time, like Caravaggio, Raphael and Bernini!

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

This spectacular gallery and former home of Cardinal Scipione Borghese could easily be described as one of the greatest collections of Baroque artwork on Earth.  Gian Lorenzo Bernini has many sculptures in this museum, four of which your guide will explain in depth as they have become the focal points of the Galleria Borghese artwork collection. You will be rendered speechless upon viewing Bernini's attention to detail - creating the appearance of sweat down the back of Pluto and see-through cloth worn by Apollo.  All of which was done using marble, a hammer and a variety of chisels!  Genius

Caravaggio

Visit an entire room dedicated mostly to Caravaggio's masterpieces.  See and hear about his progression as a young artist into a master of the trade.  Learn about his art style "chiaroscuro" and his fascinating life, including his dark past and eventual death. You’ll even learn lesser known stories like how one of his paintings foreshadowed his demise!

Other Works

Your private English-speaking local guide and expert will also show you works of art by other renowned artists like Raphael, Correggio and Titian, amongst others.  The Borghese Gallery is truly one of the best pound for pound collections of art in Italy

Join us on this Private Borghese Gallery Guided Tour for storytelling at it’s finest, and be prepared to go on a special journey through the lives of these brilliant artists and their artworks!

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- “Pre-Opening" Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica Private Tour

- Private Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

- Catacombs Private Tour

- Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere

- Florence Walking Tour with Status of David

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

In front of the Museum entrance. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.

What to bring?

They do not allow bags of any size inside this museum nor cameras. If you do not want to check your personal items please do not bring them, but there is a baggage check inside.

*We will do our best to accommodate your request, but due to availabilities given by the Borghese Gallery, we may have to move the start time of your tour for another time slot. ** The Borghese Gallery is constantly lending out artwork to exhibits all over the world. The collection is so grand you can hardly notice, but do not hold The Roman Guy responsible if a piece of artwork that you wish to see is not there. *** If you are trying to make a booking up to 2 weeks in advance the website will show no availability, but feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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6/20/2019
Melissa W
Amazing tour with lots of stories

This was a really cool tour of the Borghese Gallery. Our whole family loved it and our guide gave us such an in-depth exploration of the museum, it wouldn't have been the same without her. Thank you to the Roman Guy!

5/3/2019
Fabio L
Great Tour

I was many times to Rome, but never planned ahead and therefore did not have the chance to get to Villa Borghese. However, this time I decided not to leave the city without going. So I booked this private tour and it was so worth it.

4/1/2019
Landon
Beautiful

We booked a private tour of Galleria Borghese, it was brilliant. We added on the private pick-up from our hotel which was really convenient for us and the driver called our guide when we arrived which was very helpful. Our guide was lovely - very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and she put up with all our silly questions too. It's quite expensive but totally worth it - definitely a highlight of our trip.

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