guided tour
skip the line
2 hours
This tour route is NOT barrier-free


Adult: 55€
Student: 46€
Must present a Student Card
Child: 41€
for Children of age 6 - 16
Children of age 0 - 5 FREE

Tour Description

Enjoy direct access by entering the Gallery with a reservation and let your guide take you back into ancient time, revealing the secrets, painting techniques and stories behind the masterpieces.

The incredible collections date back in time and were inaugurated by Cardinal Scipione who mainly focused on ancient expressionism, renaissance and contemporary art, designed to evoke a new golden age.

Learn about baroque, art and architecture and take advantage of the incredible knowledge of your art historian expert.

Admire the magnificent artworks and breathtaking rooms, collected by the Borghese Family, including the amazing artists Bernini, Caravaggio and Raphael and their masterpieces, and of course, many other Artists.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity that, without a doubt will leave you breathless and culturally enriched.


  • Borghese Gallery museums
  • Caravaggio’s “John the Baptist”
  • Several statues by Bernini, including “the Rape of Proserpina”
  • Renaissance art, including the great work of Raphael
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What's Included

  • Admission ticket and reservation
  • Direct access to the Borghese Gallery
  • Guided tour in a small group
  • Art historian expert


  • Enjoy direct access to the Borghese Gallery
  • Discover some of the most beautiful and remarkable Italian artwork in history
  • Admire Art treasures which date back to Cardinal Scipione
  • See stunning art work by Caravaggio, Bernini and Raphael
  • Let your art and historian expert take you on a detailed cultural pathway
  • Participate in a small group for a more intimate experience

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"Vatican Museum Tour"

We made our way towards the Vatican museum ticket office and luckily bumped into a very nice Spanish guy who suggested this company. Maya tours were absolutely brilliant. Our tour guide was Lebanese and was very knowledgable and funny. He made sure all the 20 people in our tour got the best out of the visit and his explanation of the history behind how the Vatican came to be and Michael Angelo’s Sistine chapel made us appreciate what we were looking at so much more than if we had just bought a ticket. The tour lasted about two and a half hours. Definately recommend this company.

gbugs67, Gen 2017

"Worth every cent for Vatican Tour"

Our family of eight visited the Vatican during late December. The lines were hours long and we decided to join a Maya Tour. It was worth the cost in every way: we skipped the horrific lines and learned a great deal from our guide Deborah. The headsets allowed us to hear Deborah while looking somewhat independently during the tour. The tour group was huge — at least fifty, but Deborah was knowledgable and kept the tour interesting and snappy to young and old alike for several hours. Comments directed at a family accused of being gypsy pickpockets were a shock and the accuracy of the accusations is unknown. You might say this set the tone for theft and taking whatever one pleased as we learned about the history of the Vatican. Watch your pockets, indeed!

smbAlbany_NY, Dec 2017

"Excellent tour of the Collosseum, Palatino and Roman Forum "

We started under a “meteorological bomb” aka lots of rain, but our guide Diego, had so much information and was so full of energy that we stick to it and did not regret it. Booking a tour is 100% worth it as you skipped all the lines, you are given a headphones and can hear the guide perfectly , even if you fall a bit behind or look at other things while listening.
I am 100% convinced that we got much more with being with a guide _ as an historian I usually do the reading myself and/or take the audio guide, but this skipping the line make the extra $ worth.

lefaucheu, May 2017

"Best guided tour that i ever had!"

In a few words, we had the luck to find a guide very passionate about his job. A person with tons of information about cultures, religion, history and arts. His name is Ribal Abighanem. He explained, in detail, every single piece of art or history that we’ve meet along the Vatican tour. It was really a celebration of culture!

Daniel C, May 2017

"Best idea!!"

Thanks to Gabriel our tour guide we had an amazing experience at the Vatican! Was so helpful, kind with a very good English. Thank you Mayan Tours for this opportunity!!

anahí C, Dec 2017