The British Museum and National Gallery (Private Tour)

Magpie ID: HKBZWQ
Reservation System: Rezdy
API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: London
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 4.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size:
Currency: GBP
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/London
Highlights Contemplate the famous ‘Sunflowers’ by Van Gogh
See Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon marbles
Comb some of humankind's greatest archaeological artefacts
Go across to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square
Marvel at the Parthenon sculptures
Summary
Accompany an expert through two vast collections of the world’s greatest cultural monuments at the British Museum and the National Gallery
Description
* Take centre stage with your guide and enter a fascinating world of mystery: from **Vikings** to **Egyptian mummies**. 
* Marvel at the **Parthenon sculptures**: sublime marbles from the Acropolis in Athens. 
* See the **Rosetta Stone**: the key which unlocked modern understanding of ancient Egypt. 
* Learn of Jan Van Eyck’s seminal use of light to show depth in the ‘**Arnolfini portrait**’. 
* Decipher the anamorphic skull in **Hans Holbein’s** ‘**The Ambassadors**’. 
* Contemplate the famous ‘**Sunflowers**’ by **Van Gogh** and his leading use of yellow.

Navigate the vast exhibitions of The British Museum with an expert in the field. One of the oldest museums in the world, it houses millions of items in over 70 galleries. Comb some of humankind's greatest archaeological artefacts, and learn of their significance. Relics and artistic curiosities from lost times and civilisations. Mummies, priceless armour, ancient coins to architectural marvels. Hear of their discovery, from the adventures of old British explorers, medieval tomb raiders to spoils of war.

See the Rosetta Stone, the Easter Island Moai, the Sutton Hoo, the Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon marbles, as well as many other remarkable objects as part of an unmissable day of discovery and mystery.

Go across to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square and wonder at the myriad of masterpieces on display. With the help of your guide, you will delve beyond the superficial and gain a deeper understanding of the hidden meaning and mystique in some of the world’s most significant pieces of art. With over 2300 paintings ranging over 7 centuries and works from some of the most prolific artists, including Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Holbein, the National Gallery will not fail to ignite your imagination.

Commentary English: Guide
Included A friendly, professional local guide with first-hand knowledge of the area
Plenty of time to take photos of the spectacular sights
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Hotel pick up, we do recommend a centrally located start point
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Kids under 4 are free
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
Monday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
Tuesday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
Wednesday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
Thursday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
Friday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
Saturday 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 51.51841, -0.125982
Address: The Museum Tavern, 49 Great Russell St, London, England, GB
Notes: Directly outside The Museum Tavern, 49 Great Russell St, Holborn, London WC1B 3BA. This is opposite the British Museum main entrance
Start Location Notes The Museum Tavern, 49 Great Russell St, London, England, GB

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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