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Start your London adventure at the iconic British Museum, where 2 million years of history await! You’ll discover the gems of this world-famous collection as our private guides share tales of lost civilizations and ancient tribes. Marvel at the Mummy of Katebet and the Parthenon Marbles, discover beautiful Samurai armor and learn all about the ancient Rosetta Stone on this carefully curated tour of the museum’s unmissable pieces. You’ll leave the British Museum full of thought-provoking facts and a newfound appreciation for the incredible achievements of humanity – across history and around the globe.
After a break for lunch, we’ll head to the National Gallery of London, one of the UK’s finest art museums, where the world-famous collection dates as far back as the mid-13th century. Your guide will walk you through the highlights of the collection and arm you with a wealth of insights that bring to life not just the art, but the artists too. Get ready for a journey through time, as you revisit the greatest pieces in the history of art, including Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Virgin of the Rocks”, Georges Seurat’s “Bathers at Asnières”, Raphael’s “Madonna of the Pinks”, Botticelli’s “Venus and Mars,” and Holbein’s spectacular “The Ambassadors” – to mention just a few!
Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)
Vermeer’s “A Young Woman Standing at a Virginal”
Raphael’s “The Madonna of the Pinks” (La Madonna dei Garofani)
Velázquez’s “The Toilet of Venus” (aka, “The Rokeby Venus’)
The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics
The Parthenon Marbles, created under the supervision of master architect and sculptor, Phidias
The Mummy of Katebet, the Chantress of Amun, who held the title of “King of the Gods”
Excellent tour with a VERY knowledgeable guide.
Outstanding worth every penny!
My girlfriend and I went on the private tour to these locations with our guide Becky and we loved it! The 5 hours flew by and we were able to discuss a wide array of topics including the current political climate of the US and England. The National Gallery was winding and massive. It felt like we would have been lost without Becky. She gave us time to observe what we wanted and also made sure we didn't miss important pieces. We took a break for lunch in The Crypt and then went to the British Museum. This was my favorite part. The history and the variety of the exhibits, paired with Becky's in depth knowledge, kept me engaged the entire tour. We saw the Rosetta Stone, Roman artifacts, Mayan artifacts, Egyptian mummies, you name it. I would highly recommend the private tour if possible. It's much easier for a few people to navigate the thick crowds. Once again, so grateful for our guide and the tour!