Private Tour: National Gallery Tour in London

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eventSeason:Daily, except Sunday
check_circle Availability: Daily, except Sunday
watch_later Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
people Adult From: $ 457.14 USD
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Private Tour: National Gallery Tour in London


Excursion Overview

See the best of London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s most visited art museums, on this private 2.5- to 3-hour tour. With a specialist art historian guide, tick off the gallery’s most impressive paintings and learn more about the artists behind them. Get up close to works by the Italian greats, including Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, and Flemish masterpieces from the likes of Rubens and Van Eyck. You’ll also take in timeless paintings by French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists such as Monet, Picasso, and Cezanne.

Tour Includes

  • Art historian guide

Tour Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and then make your own way to the National Gallery, a striking Pantheon-style art museum raised on a terrace overlooking Nelson’s Column and the iconic lion statues in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Meet your guide, an art history specialist, in front of the National Cafe in Trafalgar Square for a coffee and croissant before heading inside to trace European art across the centuries.

The National Gallery boasts one of Europe’s greatest collections of paintings by the Old Masters (European artists whose notable works were produced between the Renaissance and 18th century), and houses more than 2,300 artworks dating from the Middle Ages through the 20th century.

Stroll from room to room, taking in the mosaic floors, marble pillars and floor-to-ceiling art, and listen as your specialist guide talks you through the gallery’s key masterpieces as well as the artists behind them.

Throughout your private tour, pay special attention to the Italian greats — from the 13th-century Masters to the High Renaissance of Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo — and the Flemish school of art, including works by Rubens and van Eyck, considered by many to be the first great master of Flemish and Early Netherlandish painting.

See, too, masterpieces from Rembrandt, as well as the gallery’s French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists collection, one of the finest of its kind in the world — crammed with timeless works by Monet, Cezanne, van Gogh, and Picasso.

After roughly three hours, your tour concludes inside the National Gallery, leaving you free to continue exploring independently, should you wish.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, central London

Departure time

10am or 2pm

Return Details

Concludes inside the National Gallery

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