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Apr 8th, 2014, 07:25 PM
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Has anyone used a tour guide from rome-museum.com? I am interested in a private guide for Borghese gallery.
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Apr 8th, 2014, 08:07 PM
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I've used the Borghese docents for tours. They are small groups and cost E5 per person. That's a huge price difference and I can't imagine that anyone could give a better tour than the museum docents. The Rome Museum tour says it's about 2.5 hours but you must leave the museum after your 2 hour time slot is up; if you don't leave you'll be yelled at loudly to get out. And the site also claims no lines but there is a line to check your belongings. You can't get away from that line unless you bring nothing with you - no purse, no jacket, etc.
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Apr 8th, 2014, 08:12 PM
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Thanks. adrienne did you book the guide before when you reserved your tickets?
kybourbon good site but will need to research if current.
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Apr 8th, 2014, 08:16 PM
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You can't book the tour ahead. The guides are located by the audio guide area, near the entrance. There's a room when you first enter and behind that is a larger room. The guides and audios are on the right (unless they've changed location since I've been there but it will be easy to find). BTW - I've done the guided tour twice.

If you're really interested in this museum (and it is fabulous), book 2 back to back tickets so you have 4 hours inside. 2 hours just isn't enough.
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Apr 8th, 2014, 08:31 PM
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Thank you adrienne. Did not know you could book back to back. Did you do the second tour on your own with no guide? I would love to do this but don't know if I can talk my sweetheart into it.
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Apr 8th, 2014, 09:05 PM
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Yes, I did the second 2 hours on my own. You have to exit and enter again but it only takes a couple of minutes. You exit on the first floor and enter through the main entrance on the ground floor.

BTW - read the Borghese information on their site. The English tours are only in the morning, I believe.
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Apr 8th, 2014, 09:28 PM
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http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-borghese-.cfm

We felt the 2 hours was sufficient, but as always YMMV.
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