The British Museum & London's National Gallery: Private Tour in London, LND

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4hr experience
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About The British Museum & London's National Gallery: Private Tour

London is renowned for its world-famous museums. The British Museum houses some of history's greatest treasures, and some of the greatest works of art hang in the National Gallery.

On your private tour you will:

Tour the British Museum, one of Britain’s preeminent museums for history and culture; Navigate the highlights of its millions of objects and artefacts from Ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt and Mesopotamia and around the ancient world;See the Rosetta Stone, the Easter Island statue, and the Parthenon Marbles (formerly the Elgin Marbles);Enjoy a scenic and easy walk from Bloomsbury to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square;Tour the National Gallery, seeing some of the world’s most famous pieces of art; See works from the Italian Renaissance, the Dutch Golden Age, the Romantics and the Impressionists;Enjoy works by Raphael and Caravaggio, Rubens, Monet and Van Gogh and so many more.Admire classical portraits of the aristocracy by the English painter Gainsborough, and extraordinarily dramatic naval paintings by Turner.Finish your tour inside the National Gallery, where you can continue exploring on your own or ask your guide for local recommendations. Enjoy a private tour of two of London’s best-loved and largest museums, with an expert private guide to navigate you through these immense buildings and their vast collections. This is a great way to ensure you see the must-see highlights, as well as intriguing curiosities.

Your tour begins at the British Museum. One of the oldest museums in the world, it houses millions of items in over 70 galleries. Comb through some of humankind's greatest archaeological artefacts, and learn of their significance. See relics and artistic curiosities from lost times and ancient civilisations – from Egyptian mummies to Greek temples, priceless armour to marble busts and statues of long-dead rulers; see ancient coins, art and architectural marvels. Hear of their discoveries, by adventurous British explorers, medieval tomb raiders or as spoils of war.

You will see the Rosetta Stone, the Easter Island Moai, the Sutton Hoo, the Lewis Chessmen, and the Parthenon marbles, as well as many other remarkable objects as part of an unmissable day of discovery and mystery.

Then, you’ll enjoy a brief walk through central London, with your guide showing you the best spots to explore after your tour, as you walk to the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square, home to some of the world's most beautiful works of art.

Your guide will navigate you through the vast galleries - architecturally splendid in their own right. Delve beyond the superficial appearance, and gain a deeper understanding of the hidden meanings, mystique and coded messages in some of the world’s most iconic pieces of art.

With over 2300 paintings ranging over 7 centuries and works from some of the most prolific artists, including Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and Holbein, the National Gallery will not fail to ignite your imagination. From Monet's Waterlilies to Van Gogh's Sunflowers, from the Greats of the Italian Renaissance to the most famous equine portrait in the world, Whistlejacket by George Stubbs, you're sure to be bowled over.

Your tour ends inside the National Gallery, but your guide will also take time to tell you where to best spend the rest of the day exploring the area of central London around the gallery.

- A friendly, professional English Speaking tour guide for your own private group
- Reserved entrance time to the British Museum
- Reserved entrance time to the National Gallery

- Food and drink
- Gratuities
- Hotel pick up/drop off
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The British Museum & London's National Gallery: Private Tour is located at The Museum Tavern, London , City of London