The National Gallery of Art DC - Private Guided Museum Tour

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72 reviews   (4.99)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 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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This 2.5 hour exclusive guided museum tour will show you the world’s most iconic artists inside two extraordinary buildings. The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is a world-class museum housing an incredible timeline of Western Art from the old masters of the Renaissance to the quintessential personalities of the 20th Century. Raphael, Rembrandt, Renoir, Picasso, and Rothko are just a handful of artist on view (as well as Vigee le Brun, Cassatt, and O’Keeffe).

Take excursion through the changes of history as told by magnificent works of art - money, power, war, hope, and triumph. From the intimacy of a da Vinci portrait to sweep of a Monet to the bold strokes of a Kandinsky, you will be dazzled by the vast holdings and the stories that accompany them. You’ll delight over familiar names and hidden gems while our passionate guides navigate you through notable highlights of technique and artwork from over the past seven centuries.

What's Included

Duration 2.5 Hours

Guided Museum Tour

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: 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 if the museum opening time
  • 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

National Gallery of Art
Enter 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, 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 will lead 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. You’ll also learn about the museum’s building which took just 100 years to transition from a nearly hollow building to the home of the US’s best art collections.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Richard - a fabulous tour guide
Cathy M, 01-01-2023
Richard provided an excellent tour of the Art Gallery. He hit all of the highlights, explaining how the artists related to each other in time and how styles changed over time.

Richard also discussed the architecture of the building, the major families donating art to the museum, and how the museum is connected to the Smithsonian.

As we are local to the area, he also provided in depth recommendations for our next visits to the Smithsonian and nearby museums.

Overall, excellent and spot on for what we requested.
You will be happy you took this tour
Karla M, 31-12-2022
Donna gave us an EXCELLENT tour. Her insights of the artists lives were so engaging and she personalized the tour to our interests. She walked us through 600 years of art in 2 hours yet still captivated us with fascinating details.
Would highly recommend!
Keith_T, 29-12-2022
It was wonderful! Richard is a great story teller, and we appreciated his humor and knowledge. So much better than a self-tour.
Our guide, Bess, was terrific.
Charsboston, 30-11-2022
Our Guide, Bess, was personable, knowledgeable and informative, and took the time and care to guide us through the museum. It was fascinating and a pleasure to learn and discuss the historic backgrounds of the artists.
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woodswest, 23-11-2022
Richard brought the National Gallery to life. He is a great storyteller. Highly recommended!!
Thank you!!

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