London's National Gallery and The British Museum Semi Private Guided Tour

  • LONDON /
  • London’s National Gallery and The British Museum

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Spend your time wisely by discovering two of London’s most important – and popular – museums in the same day on our 5-5.5 hour semi-private tour. Our enthusiastic young guides will take no more than 8 guests on this comprehensive visit of the city’s best galleries.

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Begin your tour by exploring culture and civilizations through the monumental collection at the British Museum. Your guide will lead you through 6000 years of sculptures, jewelry and artifacts, acting like a living Rosetta Stone to help you understand these pieces – and yes, we’ll see the real Rosetta Stone while we’re at it.. Our guides will take a serious but enjoyable approach towards the museum’s galleries, discussing primitive tribes and forgotten empires through a carefully curated selection of exhibits. Discover Samurai armor and centuries’ old Assyrian lion hunt reliefs. You’ll learn about the Mummy of Katebet and the Lewis Chessmen, among other historic objects. Leave the tour with an understanding of what we humans have achieved during our short history and be proud to call yourself a part of this incredible species.

After a break for lunch, learn about the master painters whose names fill the halls of the National Gallery. Instead of wandering aimlessly, let our guides immerse you in the stories and history behind some of the world’s most famous artists. You’ve heard of Van Gogh and da Vinci, but what do you really know about them? Learn about the painters behind the paintings as we browse our favorite works by masters like Botticelli, Monet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. If none of those names mean anything to you, we’ll make sure that all changes by the end of the tour. The National Gallery houses a collection of paintings from the 1300s onwards, so there is no shortage of choice. View da Vinci’s “The Virgin of the Rocks” before fast-forwarding to Seurat’s “Bathers at Asnières” to witness the changing styles over the centuries. During this semi-private tour, we’ll arm you with the information and history that you’ll need to appreciate the 2300 paintings on display at one of the world’s most visited museums.

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) A Young Woman standing at a Virginal, Sunflowers, The Madonna of the Pinks ('La Madonna dei Garofani’), The Toilet of Venus ('The Rokeby Venus’), The Virgin of the Rocks from Panels from the S. Francesco Altarpiece, The Ambassadors, The Arnolfini Portrait, Venus and Mars, The Rosetta Stone, Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs, Parthenon Sculpture, Lewis Chessmen, Oxus Treasure, Royal Game of Ur, Mummy of Katebet, Samurai Armour

Meeting Point: Meet by the Red telephone booth closest to the Main Gate in front of the British Museum
Duration: 5-5.5hs
Starting Time Options: 10am
Days: Daily
Includes: Tour Guide, Lunch Break Between Museums.

Adult

18 years of age or older

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Youth

Between 13 - 17 years of age

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Child

Between 5 - 12 years of age

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Infant

Between 0 - 4 years of age

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  • Jeff K
    While visiting London this summer I decided to take another tour with a Babylon guide. Another great experience! These guys really know how to show museums. You get the most out of your day without being overwhelmed. My guide was Becky and she was top notch! 5 stars for and excellent day visiting these two magnificent London museums. Thank you for Becky and Babylon tours ... Again!

  • harold1980
    Amazing tour we went in the british museum and the national galery and it was really great the explanation were perfect. I would highly recommend babylon if you want to know the history of these amazing place. Harold.