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Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Package: Up to 5 people

Overview

Dive into the rich and vibrant history of French Art on this exclusive private tour of the Washington DC National Gallery of Art Museum, led by Tosca, a knowledgeable and passionate expert guide!

🎨 Wander the prestigious halls of the National Gallery of Art, learning about the museum's masterpieces covering four centuries of French Art

👩‍🎨 Explore diverse artworks in a 2.5-hour guided tour with your private group of up to 5 people

💁‍♀️ Enjoy an intimate museum experience with expert guide, Tosca

🖼 Marvel at paintings by Georges de la Tour, Chardin, Fragonard, Ingres, Monet and more

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When do I choose a date?

After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

Year-Round,
Friday-Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
*Requests only, pending tour guide availability

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcome.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: Recommended for children 7 years or older. Your guide, Tosca, loves being able to share her passion for art with younger children.
  • Individuals with disabilities: The National Gallery of Art is wheelchair accessible and service animals are allowed. The museum provides wheelchairs at each entrance on a first-come, first served basis. 
  • Languages: English and French
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • What’s included: Guided tour of the National Gallery of Art. You're welcome to explore the gallery before or after the tour as well.
  • Who will be present: Your licensed tour guide, Tosca Ruggieri, and the members of your group will be on the tour, however there will be other visitors at the National Gallery. Maximum 5 participants.
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone in the tour must be included in the reservation. 
  • Photo/ video: Photography for personal use is permitted except where specifically prohibited. Monopods, tripods, and selfie sticks are not permitted inside the National Gallery buildings. Small tripods may be used by visitors on the National Gallery's outdoor grounds, including in the Sculpture Garden, except during heavily attended events.
  • Specific rules to follow: 
    • Talking on cellular phones is not permitted in the galleries or auditoriums.
    • Food and drink is only permitted in the National Gallery cafés and may not be carried into the galleries or auditoriums.
    • Glass containers are not permitted.
    • Smoking is prohibited in all National Gallery facilities.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: This is an indoor experience.
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive promptly at your tour time. It is recommended to give yourself extra time to find parking. 
  • Parking: It is encouraged to take advantage of public transportation. 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. Parking is available on surrounding streets and in commercial garages. The 6th Street entrance to the West Building and the 4th Street entrance to the East Building have ramps to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers, and elevators at these entrances provide access to galleries and public areas.
  • What to wear: Comfortable shoes and clothing, appropriate for the weather and exploring the galleries.  
  • What to bring: You are welcome to bring a water bottle, but it must be concealed at all times while in the galleries or checked at the entrance. 
  • Restrooms/ checkroom: Restrooms are available onsite. There is also a checkroom where you can check bags (subject to inspection) and coats. Laptops, cameras, fur coats, and other items of value cannot be checked, but they may be carried into the galleries.

 

Full description

This private tour guarantees an intimate and personalized experience, limited to just 5 guests. This means you'll have plenty of space to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the artwork, without feeling like you're lost in a sea of tourists.

Tosca is a true connoisseur of European art history, with extensive knowledge and passion for the work of French artists. Having lived and studied in Paris, Italy, and London, she'll guide you through the museum with grace and expertise.

Artist Highlights:

  • Georges de la Tour
  • Chardin
  • Fragonard
  • Ingres
  • Monet
  • Degas
  • Matisse
  • And Many More Renowned Artists

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 7 days before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 7 days in advance means losing the value of your experience.

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Package: Up to 5 people
Regular price $300
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Eric L

Tosca was a passionate guide and shared her knowledge of Da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Chardin, Fragonnard and David in a fantastic way. She was king enough to do a personalized tour of the painters we were interested in. I would love to have more art history tours at the national art gallery with her !

Edward N

We had an amazing experience touring the National Art Gallery with Tosca. Her extensive knowledge of renaissance art and willingness to explain the many historical details helped us gain a deeper appreciation for each painting. Our entire group was engaged and left feeling grateful for the unforgettable experience.

Tina P

I've done two tours with the amazing Tosca! The National Gallery highlights tour left me stunned, so I booked a private tour for special interest items. Tosca outdid herself with a tailored tour that made the overwhelming collection bite-sized and enjoyable, thanks to her amazing storytelling skills.