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Uncover the Beauty: Semi-Private Guided Tour of the National Gallery of Art

Immerse Yourself in Artistic Splendor with Our Expert Guides

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Duration: 2.5hs Semi-Private Tour
Tour Description

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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). This 2.5 hour semi-private guided museum tour welcomes up to 8 guests who want to see the world’s most iconic artists inside two extraordinary buildings.


Our engaging guides will take you on a semi-private (8 guest maximum) 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.


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

Ginevra de’ Benci by Leonardo da Vinci

The Alba Madonna by Raphael 

Self-Portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn

Woman with a Parasol by Claude Monet

Self-Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh 

Vertical Constellation with Bomb by Alexander Calder

Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist) by Jackson Pollock

Semi-Private Tour

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Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • Arlene B Arlene B

    2 1/2 just flew by. Learned so much about the artist and their work. Tour is the only way to see the art gallery.

  • Rosaeagertravell Rosaeagertravell

    Aaron was absolutely wonderful with us in this tour about the National Gallery. Very knowledgeable guy and nice to be with. He showed us unusual stuff inside of the Gallery and we've learned a lot . This is a very good way to start in Washington.

  • drbryanj drbryanj

    We booked a semi private tour of the national Gallery but the three of us essentially had our own private tour with our guide. She was pleasant and patient and knowledgeable about art and sculpture and history. I learned a lot on this tour and I also would have gotten lost in this huge museum if it weren’t for the guide.

  • LarryR LarryR

    Great experience. I called the evening before to see if it was possible to reschedule to a later time. They were able to accommodate us, texted info back, and generally took care of everything. Our guide, George, was friendly, really responded to our interests, did a great job explaining some interesting antidotes and had an engaging personality.