Begin outdoors by discovering Washington, D.C.s vast collection of outdoor monuments. This tour is the best way to visit D.C.s iconic sites, including the White House. Well explore the history of the nations capital as well as the monuments and memorials of the National Mall that feature figures like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Your engaging guide will share the stories about the major players and events in American history that have earned memorials on the Mall, including the Korean War, World War II, and Vietnam. Theyll even divulge the intricate symbolism woven into these structures.
After a break for lunch (lunch cost not included in price of tour), move to the National Gallery of Art and follow your guide through one of Americas best collections of artwork produced by Renaissance artists, French Impressionists, and great American painters. See works from Claude Monet, Raphael, Gilbert Stuart, Vincent Van Gough, and Edgar Degas, as well as more modern artists like Picasso, Pollock, Warhol, and OKeefe, as you learn whats really behind the creation of some of these pieces. Your private guide leads the way through the halls of the museum, telling stories, and stopping at famous works of art. Some pieces youll see on this tour include Ginevra de Benci by Leonardo da Vinci, Self Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh, and Woman with a Parasol by Claude Monet. Listen as your guide fills you in on the techniques behind some of the paintings, as well as some of the history and scandals that happened because of them.
Highlights Generally Include:
Ginevra de Benci by Leonardo da Vinci
The White House
Venus with a Mirror by Titian
World War II Memorial
Self Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh