Discover our Washington D.C. Tours

DC National Gallery of Art Guided Museum Tour

  • Home
  • Babylon Tours Washington D.C.
Duration: 2-2.5hs Semi-Private Tour

From $69

Book Now

Tour Description

Discover more about this tour

At the DC National Gallery of Art you’ll find an eclectic mix of art from Renaissance artists, the French Impressionists, and great American painters all under one roof. This 2 to .5 hour semi-private guided museum tour welcomes up to 8 guests who want to see the world’s most iconic artists.


Our engaging guides will take you on a small group excursion to discuss pieces by artists including Da Vinci and Degas. Monet’s “Woman with a Parasol,” Stuart’s portrait of George Washington, and Titan’s “Venus with a Mirror” are just some of the highlights. They’ll share the stories and, if you’re lucky, the scandals behind these paintings. Discuss the techniques used to create these important works as well as the museum itself, which transformed from a nearly empty building to a world-class museum in less than 100 years.

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

Little Dancer by Edgar Degas

Ginevra de’ Benci by Leonardo da Vinci

George Washington by Gilbert Stuart

Self Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh

Venus with a Mirror by Titian

Woman with a Parasol by Claude Monet

The Alba Madonna by Raphael

Gallery-Of-Art-Tour-Washington-DC-National Gallery-Of-Art-Washington-National-DC Gallery-Of-National-DC-Art-Washington-National National-Art-Gallery-Of-Washington-Tour-DC National-Gallery-Art-Tour-Of-Washington-DC National-Gallery-Of-Art-Tour-Washington-DC Of-Art-Tour-Washington-DC-National-Gallery Of-National-Gallery-DC-Art-Washington-Tour Tour-DC-National-Washington-Gallery-Art-Of tour-National-Of-Gallery-Art-DC-Washington Tour-Washington-DC-National-Gallery-Of-Art Washington-DC-National-Gallery-Of-Art-Tour Art-Of-Gallery-National-DC-Washington-Tour Art-Tour-Washington-DC-National-Gallery-Of Art-Tour-Washington-Of-National-Gallery-DC Art-Washington-Of-Gallery-Tour-DC-National DC-National-Gallery-Of-Art-Tour-Washington Gallery-Art-Washington-DC-Of-Tour-National Gallery-Of-Art-National-Washington-Tour-DC Tour-Art-Gallery-Of-DC-Washington-Tour-National Tour-DC-National-Washington-Gallery-Of-Art-Tour
Semi-Private Tour

“Semi-Private” means group size is never more than 8 guests maximum.

Upgrade! Book as Private Tour

“Private Tour” means tour guide exclusively for you.

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.