Small Group Tour: London National Gallery And The Old City Of London

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10am
  • Departure Details :
    The National Gallery, London
  • Return Details :
    Shoreditch High Street Station

Overview

History and art collide on this tour that combines Londons origins with one of its most popular museums. This 5 hour semi-private tour welcomes up to 8 guests as we explore the historic City, birthplace of London, as well as the hallowed halls of the National gallery. Theres no better way to maximize your time in London and see its major sights. Plus, we plan a lunch and restroom break during the tour for your comfort, of course.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Your tour begins outside of the National Gallery, located on London's Trafalgar Square, at 10am.

The National Gallery houses paintings dating back to the 1300s all the way up through the 1900s, so there is no shortage of choice. Visit Jan van Eycks The Arnolfini Portrait or something more familiar like Van Goghs Sunflowers to understand the full scope of work on display. During your tour, you'll acquirethe essential information and history needed to appreciate the more than 2300 paintings on display at one of the worlds most visited museums.

After a break for lunch, you'll go back to the very beginning of Londons two millennia history in the City, the site of a Roman settlement that became the epicenter of one of the worlds most bustling cities and financial centers. Wander through this tangle of hidden sights to stumble upon the 12th century Temple Church, home to the Knights Templar. Fast-forward through history to discover the medieval Tower of London, home to the beefeaters.

Learn about the great fire of 1666 that decimated the city at the Monument before marveling at the domed masterpiece, St. Pauls Cathedral, rebuilt after the tragedy. Youll score picturesque views along the Thames, the river spanned by the iconic 19th century Tower Bridge and more modern Millennium Bridge. Your guide brings Londons long history to life as you weave through the skyscrapers that hide some of its best kept stories.

Inclusions

  • Semi-Private Museum Tour
  • "Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 10 Guests Maximum
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Available Daily At 10Am
  • Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)
  • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine

Exclusions

  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
  • Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

Notes: National Gallery and other attractions or museums in London 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.