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British Museum + National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour – Private

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Duration: 5-5.5hs Private Tour

From €105-225

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Spend your time wisely by discovering two of London’s most important – and popular – museums in the same day. This 5-5.5 hour private guided museum tour will pair you with your very own local guide to spend the day browsing the best that this city has to offer.


Begin your tour by exploring culture and civilizations through the monumental collection at the British Museum. Your guide will lead you through 6000 years of sculptures, jewelry and artifacts, acting like a living Rosetta Stone to help you understand these pieces – and yes, we’ll see the real Rosetta Stone while we’re at it. Our guides will take a serious but enjoyable approach towards the museum’s galleries, discussing primitive tribes and forgotten empires through a carefully curated selection of exhibits. Discover Samurai armor and centuries’ old Assyrian lion hunt reliefs. You’ll learn about the Mummy of Katebet and the Lewis Chessmen, among other historic objects. Leave the tour with an understanding of what we humans have achieved during our short history and be proud to call yourself a part of this incredible species.

After a break for lunch, learn about the master painters whose names fill the halls of the National Gallery. Instead of wandering aimlessly, let our guides immerse you in the stories and history behind some of the world’s most famous artists. You’ve heard of Van Gogh and da Vinci, but what do you really know about them? Learn about the painters behind the paintings as we browse our favorite works by masters like Botticelli, Monet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. If none of those names mean anything to you, we’ll make sure that all changes by the end of the tour. The National Gallery houses a collection of paintings from the 1300s onwards, so there is no shortage of choice. View da Vinci’s “The Virgin of the Rocks” before fast-forwarding to Seurat’s “Bathers at Asnières” to witness the changing styles over the centuries. During this private tour, we’ll arm you with the information and history that you’ll need to appreciate the 2300 paintings on display at one of the world’s most visited museums.

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)

A Young Woman standing at a Virginal


The Madonna of the Pinks (‘La Madonna dei Garofani’)

The Toilet of Venus (‘The Rokeby Venus’)

The Virgin of the Rocks from Panels from the S. Francesco Altarpiece

The Ambassadors

The Arnolfini Portrait

Venus and Mars

The Rosetta Stone

Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs

Parthenon Sculpture

Lewis Chessmen

Oxus Treasure

Royal Game of Ur

Mummy of Katebet

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Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • Lea Ann C Lea Ann C

    Excellent tour with a VERY knowledgeable guide.

  • Kangruh2 Kangruh2

    Outstanding worth every penny!

  • Chris Y Chris Y

    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!