Experience the vastness of the National Gallery of Art with an expert art historian. This private Washington DC tour guides you through one of the most expansive art collections in the world. Enjoy personalized attention as you explore masterpieces dating from the medieval period to present day and hear about lives and legends of the masters who created them.
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You will meet your guide between the flagpoles by the entrance to the National Gallery Building at 6th St and Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20565, or as advised on your e-ticket. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.
The National Gallery of Art private walking tour is approximately 2.5 hours in duration.
Your tour includes an expert private guide. Travel Curious tours are all given in English, but numerous guides may speak other languages. Please contact the number provided on the e-ticket to see if they can accommodate any special requests.
You will experience the following areas of the The National Gallery of Art: (1) The history of the entire building and its neo-classical design. (2) The East and West wings that house multitudes of historic, contemporary and modern art. (3) The beautiful sprawling sculpture garden where art meets nature.
There is no public parking facility at the National Gallery, though limited parking is set aside for visitors with disabilities whose vehicles have the appropriate tags or placards. Some of which are the 270 6th St. NW Lot, the 202 7th St. NW Lot, and the 601 Pennsylvania Ave, all of which charge according to length of stay, time of the day, and day of the week. You can also contact the phone number on your e-ticket to ask for advise on how to get to the departure point via car or public transport.
This tour is suitable for all ages. All guests must be at moderate physical fitness as the majority of the The National Gallery of Art tour will be spent walking and on your feet.
Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities (optional).
Wear comfortable shoes.
This is a private walking tour which means it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.
No. Only service animals are allowed.
Yes. Visitors may borrow wheelchairs at all entrances on a first-come, first-served basis for use within the East and West Buildings. Strollers are also available at all National Gallery entrances on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are always welcome to bring their own. All public spaces and facilities are accessible by elevator.
No food, drink, monopods, tripods, nor selfie sticks are allowed inside the premise. Items larger than 17 × 26 inches (43 × 66 centimeters) are not permitted in the checkrooms or galleries. Visitors must either keep water bottles and umbrellas concealed or contained at all times. Visitors must check luggage, oversized bags, and any other items that cannot be carried reasonably and safely in the galleries.