The British Museum & London's National Gallery: Private TourPrivate Tour

Immerse yourself in two vast collections of the world’s greatest cultural monuments at the British Museum and the London National Gallery with your professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
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Things to know

Duration:

4 hrs

Suitable for:

Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious, Seniors

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included

Tickets:

- English Speaking Guide
- Reserved entrance time to the British Museum
- Reserved entrance time to the National Gallery

Other inclusions:

- Gratuities are optional
- Food and drink are not included
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you outside The Museum Tavern, 49 Great Russell St, Holborn, London WC1B 3BA

What makes this tour special

London is renowned for its world-famous museums. The British Museum houses some of history's greatest treasures, and some of the greatest works of art hang in the National Gallery. 

On your private tour you will:

Enjoy a private tour of two of London’s best-loved and largest museums, with an expert private guide to navigate you through these immense buildings and their vast collections. This is a great way to ensure you see the must-see highlights, as well as intriguing curiosities.

Your tour begins at the British Museum. One of the oldest museums in the world, it houses millions of items in over 70 galleries. Comb through some of humankind's greatest archaeological artefacts, and learn of their significance. See relics and artistic curiosities from lost times and ancient civilisations – from Egyptian mummies to Greek temples, priceless armour to marble busts and statues of long-dead rulers; see ancient coins, art and architectural marvels. Hear of their discoveries, by adventurous British explorers, medieval tomb raiders or as spoils of war. 

You will 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.

Then, you’ll enjoy a brief walk through central London, with your guide showing you the best spots to explore after your tour, as you walk to the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square, home to some of the world's most beautiful works of art. 

Your guide will navigate you through the vast galleries - architecturally splendid in their own right.  Delve beyond the superficial appearance, and gain a deeper understanding of the hidden meanings, mystique and coded messages in some of the world’s most iconic 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. From Monet's Waterlilies to Van Gogh's Sunflowers, from the Greats of the Italian Renaissance to the most famous equine portrait in the world, Whistlejacket by George Stubbs, you're sure to be bowled over. 

Your tour ends inside the National Gallery, but your guide will also take time to tell you where to best spend the rest of the day exploring the area of central London around the gallery. 

What you'll see

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FAQ

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 <reservations@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
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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 <reservations@travelcurious.com> 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?
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