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The National Gallery of Art Tour, Washington D.C

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Duration: 2.5 hours
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  • The only group tour that covers the National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden
  • Covers major highlights of the gallery in 2.5 hours
  • Our local partner for this tour has been awarded the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence
  • The well-trained English speaking guides will cram the tour with interesting trivia
  • Group tour of maximum 20 persons ensures a personal experience

Book and travel between 01st July to 30th September 2014 and you will get 10% discount!

Washington DC, the capital of the United States of America, not only caters to people interested in the country’s political history, but also art lovers. Reflecting the aspirations of its country in all aspects, the capital city has one of the largest reservoirs of Western art in the National Gallery of Art.

Learn about the artworks displayed in the West wing of the gallery with the help of an expert English speaking guide. As you move through the galleries of the West Building, you will view its earliest masterworks including the only Leonardo da Vinci creation that resides in the Western Hemisphere. The collection spans the 13th and 14th century works through to 19th-century American art collections. The guide will bring the artworks to life as he/she will narrate stories and share anecdotes.

In addition to this, this is the only group tour that includes a guided walking trip to the Sculpture Garden situated outside the gallery.


For the National Gallery of Art Guided Tour, meet your guide at the main entrance of National Gallery of Art, which boasts one of the country’s largest collections of Western art and sculpture. Found in 1941, the museum was started with a collection of 141 artworks and has grown to house more than 100,000 objects, spanning from the Middle Ages to the present.

The gallery is divided into two buildings – the West and the East buildings. The West wing is home to the majority of permanent collection and showcases the works of Renaissance and Baroque masters like Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco, Goya and Raphael among others. It also holds a brilliant range of 19th century paintings by masters like Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Reynolds et al. The modern architecture of East wing gives a clear idea of the artworks displayed in this part of the gallery, but is currently closed. Your English speaking guide will ensure that you get acquainted with the artworks and the artists behind it. You will get interesting scoop about tortured artists and art-world scandal from your guide.

This exclusive tour also includes a visit to the Sculpture Garden outside the museum containing incredible works of outdoor art surrounded by a circular fountain that's used as an ice rink during winters. Your guide will walk you through the unusual works of Barry Flanagan, who modeled a rabbit as his take on Rodin’s The Thinker and Louise Bourgeois’s huge Spider among other works.

Your tour ends in front of the Cascade Waterfall located in the Concourse area on the Ground Floor in front of the Cascade Café.

Please note
It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

Washington DC tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit our crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.

This is a physically challenging tour that involves a considerable amount of walking and stairs. For this reason, we do not recommend this tour for customers with health conditions and recommend comfortable shoes for all guests.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for National Gallery of Art
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/Beverages
  • Transfer between tours
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
10 Apr - 31 Oct: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
2.5 hours
Start time
Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00am
Sunday: 11:00am
Meeting point
National Gallery, in front of main entrance (The Mall Side, Madison Drive) Meeting Point Details: Bottom of the Steps right hand-side/ Main Entrance in front of the National Gallery (The Mall Side, Madison Dr) Washington, DC 20001 Arriving by metro or tram: Nearest Transit Station: Archives Metro (Green, Yellow) Judiciary Square Metro (Red) Federal Center Metro (Blue, Orange) Arriving by taxi: The National Gallery (National Mall Entrance) 568-622 Madison Dr NW Washington, DC 20565, USA Arriving by foot : The National Gallery (National Mall Entrance) 568-622 Madison Dr NW Washington, DC 20565, USA GPS Coordinates: 38.89082793, -77.01967805.
Ending point
This service ends in front of the Cascade Waterfall located in the Concourse area on the Ground Floor in front of the Cascade Café.
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

This service ends at the Sculpture Garden adjacent to the National Gallery of Art
While the pacing of isango! tours varies by itinerary, all participants should be in good physical and mental health

isango! encourages participation of disabled customers on our tours, though some itineraries and sites are not accessible by wheelchair or motorized scooter. However, wheelchairs are not recommended due to narrow sidewalks, traffic and seasonal weather conditions. isango! cannot guarantee that all curbs will have ADA compliant ramps and does not provide wheelchairs. When reserving your tour, please inform isango! of any physical disabilities or limitations so he/she can help you determine the appropriateness of the selected itinerary

We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours.
Dos & Don'ts
Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather.

Absolutely no food or drink (including water) is allowed into either buildings

This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended

Photography is permitted in some rooms but Flash photography is limited. Please ask Guide for details

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