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British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour

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icon5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Ideal for art and history buffs, this private tour of London’s National Gallery and British Museum showcases the highlights of each cultural institution. The vast collection of art and artifacts in each museum means it’s difficult to ensure you see the top attractions: with your guide, focus on carefully selected artistic and historical treasures, and see legendary pieces such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’, the Rosetta Stone, and the Mummy of Katebet. Taking a private tour allows you to customize your itinerary and receive undivided attention from your guide.
  • Private tour of the National Gallery and the British Museum in London
  • Don't miss each museum's cultural highlights with a guide
  • Perfect for history and art enthusiasts
  • See paintings by Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci in the National Gallery
  • Marvel at the Rosetta Stone and the Mummy of Katebet in the British Museum
  • Customize the itinerary of this private tour
Guided Combo Museum Tour
Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Break)
Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Temporary exhibitions NOT included

Departure Point

British Museum (Stop W), Holborn, London WC1A 2NJ, UK

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
Greet your private guide outside of the British Museum, home to more than eight million global artifacts. Travel back to ancient ages as you visit The Rosetta Stone, the Oxus Treasure, the Mummy of Katebet, and the Parthenon sculptures.

After a short break in which to purchase refreshments, head over to the National Gallery. Begin your artistic journey in the high-ceilinged galleries of the museum and admire pieces by Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci.

Feast your senses on Johannes Vermeer’s 'A Young Woman Standing at a Virginal' and delight in the delicate brushstrokes of 'The Madonna of the Pinks' by Raphael. At each painting, you guide offers historical context and identifies the period to which the style belongs.

Your tour concludes in the National Gallery, where you are free to continue exploring independently if you wish.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The British Museum
Meet your private guide outside the British Museum at 10am, then step inside to begin your 5-hour tour. At The British Museum discover valuable treasures such as the Mummy of Katebet, the Oxus Treasure, the Parthenon sculptures, and the Rosetta Stone. During your tour, explore 6,000 years of human history and learn of primitive tribes and mighty empires through the ages.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Gallery
After lunch (own expense), head onward to the National Gallery Admire works such as Johannes Vermeer’s A Young Woman Standing at a Virginal, Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, or Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and hear essential details on the meanings behind the works. Explore the galleries and hallways — home to masterpieces by Botticelli, Monet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer — and gain insight into art history dating back to the 14th century. When your guided visit comes to an end, continue exploring at your leisure or step outside to conclude your tour.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Babylon Tours London
Say “Cheerio” to the dusty, stodgy tours of yesteryear. At Babylon Tours, our London is fresh and engaging – the one that you probably want to experience. Join us on a private or small group tour through the National Gallery and the British Museum or hit the streets through a historic tour of the center and (maybe) catch a glimpse of Kate or the rest of the royal family. Our young, energetic guides at Babylon Tours will introduce you to London in the best way possible, from Big Ben to the street art of its multicultural East End.
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: British Museum 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours London

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by British Museum & National Gallery of London Guided Combo Tour - Private Tour.

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Outstanding highlights tour
AndreiV05
, Oct 2019
The tour was very thoughtfully organized with detailed information about the meeting point, the guide's name and phone number, check-in details. Our guide Danielle was excellent - very knowledgeable, friendly and effective at managing our small group and helping us assemble at the most advantageous viewing points or each exhibit. Danielle was very eloquent at explaining why she wanted to draw the group's attention to each individual artefact and provided facts to capture imagination. Overall, an excellent tour! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a thoughtful introduction to the two museums.

Product code: 40046P3

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