Past Civilisations: the British Museum and National Gallery - Private Tour
Accompany an expert through two vast collections of the world’s greatest cultural monuments at the British Museum and the National Gallery.
Things to know
Arty Farty, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
No tickets are required for this tour.
Type of tour:
Walking tour - the cost of all taxis and transfers between sights is included.
Gratuities optional Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: Directly outside The Museum Tavern, 49 Great Russell St, Holborn, London WC1B 3BA. This is opposite the British Museum main entrance
What makes this tour special
Take centre stage with your guide and enter a fascinating world of mystery: from Vikings to Egyptian mummies.
Marvel at the Parthenon sculptures: sublime marbles from the Acropolis in Athens.
See the Rosetta Stone: the key which unlocked modern understanding of ancient Egypt.
Learn of Jan Van Eyck’s seminal use of light to show depth in the ‘Arnolfini portrait’.
Decipher the anamorphic skull in Hans Holbein’s ‘The Ambassadors’.
Contemplate the famous ‘Sunflowers’ by Van Gogh and his leading use of yellow.
Navigate the vast exhibitions of The British Museum with an expert in the field. One of the oldest museums in the world, it houses millions of items in over 70 galleries. Comb some of humankind's greatest archaeological artefacts, and learn of their significance. Relics and artistic curiosities from lost times and civilisations. Mummies, priceless armour, ancient coins to architectural marvels. Hear of their discovery, from the adventures of old British explorers, medieval tomb raiders to spoils of war.
See the Rosetta Stone, the Easter Island Moai, the Sutton Hoo, the Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon marbles, as well as many other remarkable objects as part of an unmissable day of discovery and mystery.
Go across to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square and wonder at the myriad of masterpieces on display. With the help of your guide, you will delve beyond the superficial and gain a deeper understanding of the hidden meaning and mystique in some of the world’s most significant pieces of art. With over 2300 paintings ranging over 7 centuries and works from some of the most prolific artists, including Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Holbein, the National Gallery will not fail to ignite your imagination.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <email@example.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).