With its colossal collection of more than 2,300 masterpieces, visiting London’s National Gallery can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Ensure you see the best of the gallery’s magnificent works on this 2 to 2.5-hour guided tour, led by an art enthusiast. Admire iconic pieces by legends such as Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Rembrandt, and appreciate minor details invisible to the untrained eye. This small-group tour is limited to eight people to maintain an intimate atmosphere.
2.5-hour guided tour of London's National Gallery
See the highlights of the National Gallery's 2,300-strong art collection
Admire Van Gogh's iconic 'Sunflowers' and Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Virgin on the Rocks'
Appreciate technical details invisible to the untrained eye
Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
Professional Tour Guide
Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Departure & Return
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
Greet your guide at the Sainsbury entrance of the National Gallery, which reigns supreme over London’s iconic Trafalgar Square. Receive a brief overview of the centuries spanned by the National Gallery’s 2,300-strong collection and then head inside to explore. Your guide takes you to the museum’s highlights, which include masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt, and Boticelli, and reveals the history and inspiration behind each one. Train your eye to appreciate minute details such as brushstrokes and materials used, and marvel at iconic works such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s Virgin on the Rocks and Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait. After your tour concludes, feel free to stay and browse works recommended by your guide.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Notes: National Gallery and other attractions or museums in London 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.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, May 2019
Really enjoyed it. Our guide took us through the evolution of civilization. He was very knowledgeable. Gave us a much needed break to sit for a few minutes.
We had our guide to ourselves which is always an added bonus. he was a most informative young man and we had a great afternoon in his company. The selection he chose to show us was really thought provoking and great to see in such a wonderful setting. I would recommend this tour.