Private Combo Tour: Smithsonian National Museum Of Natural History And National Gallery Of Art - Washington D. C.

From
USD
Per Person
Book this tour with

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    10am
  • Departure Details :
    Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Ave. Entrance
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Get the most from your visit to DC museums by taking this private combo tour that mixes natural marvels with iconic artists. This 5 to 5.5 hour tour will introduce you to the National Museum of Natural History and the National Gallery of Art to discover their most impressive pieces.

Know More about this tour

Start at the National Museum of Natural History where your private guide will take you to visit the highlights of the collection, housed in a massive building that covers the area of 18 football fields. Gaze into the world-famous Hope Diamond, whose brilliant blue sparkle, and immodest size at 46 karats, captured the attention of former owner Marie Antoinette. Wander through the displays of gems and minerals, including the Dom Pedro Aquamarine, the worlds largest gem of its type, which glows brilliantly from within. Travel back in time to learn about death rituals while exploring real mummies from Ancient Egypt. Then step out of the past into the wild, exploring the mighty polar bears, elephants, and giraffes that roam across earths surface. From the land, jump into the sea at the Ocean Hall, where youll discover a live coral reef exhibit as well as a 45-ton whale, Phoenix, which is a replica of a real living what that the museum tracks.

Then 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.

By the end, youll have experienced two of the Smithsonians most spectacular galleries in one convenient tour.

Inclusions

  • Private Museum Tour
  • Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You
  • Available Daily At 10Am
  • Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including Lunch Break)
  • Private Transportation Included Between Tour Locations If Necessary
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Exclusions

  • Tour pricedoes NOT include hotelpickup ordrop-off(we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour pricedoes NOT include gratuities(optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people permitted per tour allowed

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Notes: Natural History Museum and National Gallery and other attractions or museums in DC may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.

You Might Also Like