National Gallery of London + Old City Guided Combo Tour – Semi-Private
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- National Gallery of London + Old City Guided Combo Tour – Semi-Private
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Mix history and art during a time-maximizing combo tour of London’s City district and its National Gallery. This 5-5.5 hour, semi-private tour takes up to 8 travelers through the location of London’s earliest settlements before moving through the museum that houses world-class painters like Van Gogh and Da Vinci. Expect a short break for lunch and restrooms along the way.
Instead of wandering the National Gallery aimlessly, let our guides immerse you in the stories and history behind some of the world’s most famous artists. 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.
After a break for lunch, begin tracing the City’s roots to Romans who moved here two millennia ago and discuss the other historical marvels hidden in the tangle of streets beneath the skyscrapers – including the famous Gherkin – of Europe’s largest financial and urban hub. Relive scenes from The Da Vinci Code at the Temple Church, former headquarters to the Knights Templar. Move to the Middle Ages when the iconic Tower of London rose over the City. Discuss the Great Fire of London in the shadow of the Monument, dedicated to its memory. Discover the magnificent domed St. Paul’s Cathedral, wedding hall to Charles and Princess Diana in 1981. Stroll the River Thames and learn about the famous Tower Bridge and more recent Millennium Bridge. Explore the streets, squares, pubs, and secrets of London’s most historical district on this enlightening and entertaining excursion.
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, Bathers at Asnières,The Ambassadors,The Arnolfini Portrait,Venus and Mars,
Meeting Point: Meet by the Red telephone booth by the Sainsbury Wing entrance of the National Gallery.
Starting Time Options: 10am
Includes: Tour Guide, Lunch Break After Museum; Private Transportation Between Museum and Walking Tour
18 years of age or older
Between 10 - 17 years of age
Between 0 - 9 years of age