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Masterpieces of the National Gallery

Rated 4.56 out of 5 from 9 reviews.London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Don

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Discover great paintings from the renaissance to Van Gogh

"Book the tour, you won’t regret the decision."

"Really informative and interesting!"

"A great way to see the gallery - it was a highlight of our trip."

We'll take in the treasures of western art in the National Gallery in London. We'll see famous pieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, Rembrandt, Holbein, Caravaggio, Turner, Constable, and many more.

The National Gallery has over 2,300 works of art on display—it's a magnificent collection, but it can be overwhelming. We'll spend two hours looking at 15 or more of the finest paintings in the gallery.

We'll trace the history of western art from the 13th century to Van Gogh, learn about the artists who created the works and why they were so influential, and take note of the details a casual visitor might miss.
Discover great paintings from the renaissance to Van Gogh

"Book the tour, you won’t regret the decision."

"Really informative and interesting!"

"A great way to see the gallery - it was a highlight of our trip."

We'll take in the treasures of western art in the National Gallery in London. We'll see famous pieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, Rembrandt, Holbein, Caravaggio, Turner, Constable, and many more.

The National Gallery has over 2,300 works of art on display—it's a magnificent collection, but it can be overwhelming. We'll spend two hours looking at 15 or more of…
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Meet your host, Don

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I'm one of London's famous 'Blue Badge' tourist guides, the Director of the London Society, and I've lived in the capital for over 35 years. The National Gallery is one of London's great free museums, and its my pleasure to show you some of its masterpieces.
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Where you'll be

We'll be at The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, Britain's foremost collection of western european art, and one of the great galleries of the world.
The paintings we'll admire will include: Van Gogh—Sunflowers, Da Vinci—Virgin of the Rocks, Titian—Bacchus and Ariadne, Holbein—The Ambassadors, Turner—The Fighting Temeraire, Caravaggio—Supper at Emmaus, Botticelli—Venus and Mars, Constable—Stratford Mill, and Monet—La Gare Saint Lazare.

Rated 4.56 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Clara
April 2018
Really informative and interesting! Don gave an interesting insight to about 10-12 paintings, which was a great way to explore a museum that could be otherwise overwhelming, and picked a good variety of time periods/styles to look at. Would definitely go on another one of his tours!
Really informative and interesting! Don gave an interesting insight to about 10-12 paintings, which was a great way to explore a museum that could be otherwise overwhelming, and pi…
Stuart
April 2018
A great way to see the National Gallery, even if you've been a few times before like myself! Don chooses a great selection to go and see and is an expert navigator through the gallery, with a serious knack to make sure you get the best view possible! He is an absolute wealth of information on the art, and makes it extremely accessible, even if your knowledge of art is fairly lacking. Really enjoyable.
A great way to see the National Gallery, even if you've been a few times before like myself! Don chooses a great selection to go and see and is an expert navigator through the gall…
Ted
April 2018
We spent 2-2.5 hours focussing on approx 20 paintings from different periods and in different styles. Some famous, some less so. Unless you really know what you want to see, this is an excellent way to visit the National Gallery without being overwelmed by the number of paintings on display. Don was very knowledgeable and, for us, pitched the amount of information just right.
We spent 2-2.5 hours focussing on approx 20 paintings from different periods and in different styles. Some famous, some less so. Unless you really know what you want to see, this…
Kristina
February 2018
Don, the guide was very knowledgeable about his art paintings. He was very generous and helpful. He bought all of us refreshments. It was a good day for me and I wouldn't hesitate for anyone wanting to go on a guided tour to the art gallery. Great day I had with Don and the rest of the group. The directions given by Don was very clear too and being the first time to London I was able to find the directions easily.
Don, the guide was very knowledgeable about his art paintings. He was very generous and helpful. He bought all of us refreshments. It was a good day for me and I wouldn't hesitate…
Chuck
February 2018
Don’s tour was great, he is fun and shows off a bit of the gallery. Book the tour, you won’t regret the decision. Thanks again Don!
Mark
February 2018
Great way to learn more about the major works but with limited time and so much to see I wandered off a lot by myself

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

Photography is fine in most parts of the gallery—but no flash allowed. The gallery has cloakrooms for bags and coats.