Smithsonian Natural History & National Gallery of Art Guided Tour

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7 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Washington DC, Washington DC

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Get the most from your visit to DC museums by taking this exclusive guided combo tour that mixes natural marvels with iconic artists. This 5.5 hour private guided museum combo tour will introduce you to the National Museum of Natural History and the National Gallery of Art to discover their most impressive pieces.

What's Included

Duration 5.5 Hours (Including Lunch Break)

Guided Combo Museum Tour

Private Transportation Included Between Tour Locations If Necessary

Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)

Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)

What's Not Included

Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 9
  • YOUTH: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Notes: Natural History Museum and National Gallery and other attractions or museums in DC may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Start at the National Museum of Natural History where your private guide will take you to visit the highlights of the collection, housed in a massive building that covers the area of 18 football fields. Gaze into the world-famous Hope Diamond, whose brilliant blue sparkle, and immodest size at 46 karats, captured the attention of former owner Marie Antoinette. Wander through the displays of gems and minerals, including the Dom Pedro Aquamarine, the world’s largest gem of its type, which glows brilliantly from within. Travel back in time to learn about death rituals while exploring real mummies from Ancient Egypt. Then step out of the past into the wild, exploring the mighty polar bears, elephants, and giraffes that roam across earth’s surface. From the land, jump into the sea at the Ocean Hall, where you’ll discover a live coral reef exhibit as well as a 45-ton whale, Phoenix, which is a replica of a real living what that the museum tracks.

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

National Gallery of Art
After a break for lunch, move to the National Gallery of Art and follow your guide through one of America’s best collections of artwork produced by Renaissance artists, French Impressionists, and great American painters. See works from Claude Monet, Raphael, Gilbert Stuart, Vincent Van Gough, and Edgar Degas, as well as more modern artists like Picasso, Pollock, Warhol, and O’Keefe, as you learn what’s really behind the creation of some of these pieces. Your private guide leads the way through the halls of the museum, telling stories, and stopping at famous works of art. Some pieces you’ll see on this tour include Ginevra de’ Benci by Leonardo da Vinci, Self Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh, and Woman with a Parasol by Claude Monet. Listen as your guide fills you in on the techniques behind some of the paintings, as well as some of the history and scandals that happened because of them.

By the end, you’ll have experienced two of the Smithsonian’s most spectacular galleries in one convenient tour.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Do the tour, it’s worth the money
Alex T, 28-10-2022
Richard was amazing and so insightful! He made us laugh, he took us to the exhibits we most wanted to see and even took the extra time to show us things that weren’t even on our radar. Overall he was awesome, the tour was awesome and we’ll be back to DC to have him guide us again through the museums we didn’t book.
Great for families with young ones
ojllana, 10-07-2022
Leigh was FANTASTIC! So engaging that my 3 year old stayed occupied for 2 HOURS. She took us to all the things we wanted to see and easily breezed past what we weren’t as interest in. 10/10 recommend, even for toddlers!
Meghan Magic
Shawn_J, 27-03-2022
Meghan was very thoughtful to offer a wheelchair for our special needs son and was simply the smartest tour guide ever. She made me very minute of the tour interesting with her fascinating stories and high energy, which kept even our 3 boys glued to her. So worth the money not to wander aimlessly for hours on our own.
Best Tour guide in town.
Alcides83, 11-03-2022
Donna was amazing, such a pleasant person with so much knowledge and grace. It was truly the highlight of our trip to DC. Very recommended
Educational and entertaining
Lemmon_M, 28-01-2022
Very educational and entertaining tour with our tour guide Megan. She was able to allow us to see a wide variety of the museum that really captured it’s essence.

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