National Gallery of Art DC: Private Guided Tour
115 Ratings
Embark on a 2.5-hour private guided tour of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Explore the world's most iconic artists and discover the incredible timeline of Western Art from the Renaissance to the 20th Century.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • National Gallery of Art - Enter the National Gallery of Art and follow your guide through one of America’s best collections of artwork produced by Renaissance artists, French Impressionists, and great American painters. See works from Claude Monet, Raphael, Gilbert Stuart, and Edgar Degas, as well as more modern artists like Picasso, Pollock, Warhol, and O’Keefe, as you learn what’s really behind the creation of some of these pieces. Your private guide will lead the way through the halls of the museum, telling stories, and stopping at famous works of art. Some pieces you’ll see on this tour include “Ginevra de’Benci” by Leonardo da Vinci, “Self Portrait” by Vincent Van Gogh, and “Woman with a Parasol” by Claude Monet. Listen as your guide fills you in on the techniques behind some of the paintings, as well as some of the history and scandals that happened because of them. You’ll also learn about the museum’s building which took just 100 years to transition from a nearly hollow building to the home of the US’s best art collections.
What's Included
  • Private tour guide (not included with ‘SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE’ option)
  • Wheelchair accessible (excludes ‘SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE’ option)
  • Expert-led museum tour
  • Comprehensive 2.5-hour experience
What's Not Included
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Additional Information

Let yourself be immersed in an exclusive 2.5 hour guided tour of a world-renowned museum, The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. This eminent museum hosts an extensive chronology of Western Art, from the pioneering artists of the Renaissance to the key figures of the 20th Century. Among the artists whose works are exhibited are Raphael, Rembrandt, Renoir, Picasso, and Rothko, as well as Vigee le Brun, Cassatt, and O’Keeffe.

Embark on a journey through the annals of history as depicted by grand art masterpieces - themes of wealth, dominance, conflict, aspiration, and victory. Experience the closeness of a da Vinci portrait, the expansiveness of a Monet, or the striking impressions of a Kandinsky. The vast collection and their accompanying narratives will leave you awe-struck. You’ll be entranced by widely recognized names and uncovered treasures as our enthusiastic guides lead you through significant features of techniques and art pieces that span over seven centuries.

  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: National Gallery and other attractions or museums in DC may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with ‘Skip the Line’ or ‘No Wait’ access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
National Gallery of Art
Constitution Avenue Northwest
Meet by the Constitution Ave Entrance of the National Gallery of Art
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(115 Ratings)
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Feb 22, 2024
Fantastic tour! - Had a private tour with our guide Donna. She is amazing! So professional, friendly, knowledgeable and just wonderful. Highly recommend this tour if you are into art. Tip top tour and guide.
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Feb 18, 2024
Donna was amazing !! - Donna was absolutely wonderful and I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for an amazing tour guide!! She was extremely professional, organized with a well laid out tour plan and of course super well informed on the museum, artists and paintings. Thanks Donna for an amazing tour!!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 17, 2024
Your guide Donna - Our tour guide name was Donna. She was fantastic, she has a large experience of art history. It was a real pleasure, a pity that it lasted only 2.5 hours.
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Jan 13, 2024
Best way to see the National Gallery! - Our tour guide Donna was very knowledgeable and engaging. We learned so much! Pace of tour was fantastic. A fabulous and manageable way to see a mammoth institution!
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Dec 16, 2023
Excellent! - The whole experience was excellent! Leigh was fun, thoughtful, knowledgeable and made the day very special!
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Nov 23, 2023
Thanksgiving treat - Stephen Mead was a wonderful tour guide with lots of energy and wealth of knowledge about the gallery pieces. We enjoyed the tour greatly and highly recommended!
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Nov 20, 2023
Great Art Historian and Guide - Leigh gave us a tour of museum highlights and was knowledgeable and captivating in her description of the history of the art and the art itself. Highly recommend.
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Oct 20, 2023
Wasn't sure I would like... - Wasn't sure I would like this but found it highly entertaining and informative. Our guide was Annemarie Johnson, she really improved the experience for us with her knowledge and was able to let us move at our own pace while making sure we saw all of the best exhibits. Would highly recommend.
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Oct 20, 2023
Enjoy great art! - Really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was Annemarie Johnson, she was fantastic. Let us move at our own pace but still was able to show us so much and had lots of interesting information. Had a great time and would highly recommend to everyone, even if you don’t think of as an art fan.
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Oct 19, 2023
Our guide made our... - Our guide made our experience very rich by explaining the paintings and sharing information about the artist.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024