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Private Tour

Private Tour of the National Gallery of Art

Enjoy a private tour of one of the world's finest collections of art.
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Things to know

Duration:

3 hrs

Suitable for:

Arty Farty, Culture Vulture, Family

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

No tickets required

Type of tour:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional 
Meeting points: Meet your guide at the Andrew W Mellon Memorial Fountain

What makes this tour special

Since the National Gallery of Art first opened in 1937 its collection tracing Western art from the Middle Ages to the present day has won great international acclaim. On your Private Tour of the National Gallery, you will:

Composed of works by the greatest artists of all time, all the gallery’s artifacts have been gifted, many by American financier and former Ambassador to the UK, Andrew W Mellon. Today this glorious art trove is brimming with Raphael, Rubens, El Greco, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. Leonard da Vinci’s Gineevra de’ Benci - dubbed Washington’s “Mona Lisa” - is also notable as the only da Vinci in all the Americas on public display.

Your absorbing Private National Gallery of Art Tour is led by a respected historian to provide a rich and immersive 3 hour experience. As you move through the galleries, consider why certain styles proliferated at certain times and explore the impact of the socio-political climate on artistic expression. Discuss the stories that unfold on canvas as you delve into 4,000 European and American paintings, 31,000 drawings and 3,000 sculptures plus an expansive library of 70,000 prints, 12,000 photographs. In 2014, the final tranche of Paul W Mellon’s bequest - sixty-two glorious masterpieces by artists such as Prendergast, Magritte, Monet, Frémiet, Boudin and Forain was welcomed to the gallery, bringing his total donation to gallery of 1,168 works since 1964. 

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 <team@travelcurious.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 <team@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?
AAt Travel Curious, 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 <hello@tourioicity.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 <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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