Guided tour

Washington DC: National Gallery of Art - Guided Museum Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours DC

Washington DC: National Gallery of Art - Guided Museum Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours DC

From US$ 94.34 per person

Let a passionate & engaging guide help you to discover the world’s most iconic art. Enjoy a 2.5-hour guided highlights tour of an eclectic mix of art of Renaissance artists, the French Impressionists and great American painters, all under one roof.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch
  • See the famous painting of “George Washington” by Gilbert Stuart
  • Marvel at the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the USA
  • See the "Self Portrait" by Vincent Van Gogh and “Woman with a Parasol” by Claude Monet
  • Choose between small group or private tour options
Full description
Your local English speaking guide will not only be an expert on the museum, but they will also share the stories and scandals behind these paintings, discuss the techniques used to create these important works and explain how the museum itself transformed from a nearly empty building to a world-class museum in less than 100 years.   Tour highlights include (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.): • "Ginevra de’ Benci" by Leonardo da Vinci – the only painting by this artist in the USA • "Little Dancer" by Edgar Degas • The famous portrait of "George Washington" by Gilbert Stuart • "Self Portrait" by Vincent Van Gogh • "Venus with a Mirror" by Titian • "Woman with a Parasol" by Claude Monet • "The Alba Madonna" by Raphael With the collection featuring roughly 141,000 paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and forms of new media that stretch all the way back to the Middle Ages, you’ll be thankful to your passionate and engaging guide for navigating you, bringing a personal touch to each tour, adding own favorite anecdotes and tips along the way. 
  • Professional guide
  • 2.5-hour walking tour
  • Private or small group tour of no more than 8 people
  • Wheelchair tours (by request only)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Temporary exhibits
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please bring valid photo ID
  • A maximum of 8 people are permitted on each tour
  •  Semi-private tours require a minimum of 2 participants to run. If this is not reached, an alternative date or refund will be offered.
  • The gallery may be subject to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases the supplier is unable to provide refunds or discounts
  • Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour
  • Only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security
  • Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet or restricted right to speak inside. In these cases your guide will provide the information about the rooms contents before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies
  • Some collections may vary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Excellent tour with knowledgeable and personable guide.

December 3, 2022

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. I would certainly recommend this tour for lovers of art.

April 15, 2022

Donna proved to be very friendly, very personable, yet very professional and knowledgeable. She built her presentation wisely, moving us from one masterpiece to another - not chaotically, but rather starting with Giotto and moving slowly to modernists. We couldn’t wish for a better tour guide!

September 18, 2021

Product ID: 128022