London’s National Gallery: Our Favorite Pieces

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1 hr 30 mins

Max 20

Why take this tour?

If you’re a fan of great art or are someone who would like to know more than you do, This personalised, uniquely guided tour is a great way to learn about some of the gallery’s most significant pieces.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Discover the stories behind some of the most famous artists and works in the National Gallery
  • Created with Sketch.Explore the gallery with one of our hand-picked guides who specializes in art history
  • Created with Sketch.Visit paintings by Van Gogh, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Monet and more and learn more about how they came to be
  • Created with Sketch.Take the smart route through the gallery to ensure you make the most from your fully guided visit

Enjoy a unique visit to the National Gallery with a passionate expert

If you’ve ever wondered why it was popular to put skulls in old paintings, how difficult it was to make it as a young female painter, or what really happened to Van Gogh’s ear, this tour was designed for you.

Before we visit the gallery together, we’ll give you a brief introduction to this monumental space, then it’s time to head inside for a ‘highlights’ tour of some of our favorite paintings. The lineup changes each time, but can usually include works by Van Gogh, Velazquez, Caravaggio, Elizabeth Vigée le Brun, Hans Holbien and more.

To help put things into context, your art history guide will explain the story behind each work, how...

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If you’ve ever wondered why it was popular to put skulls in old paintings, how difficult it was to make it as a young female painter, or what really happened to Van Gogh’s ear, this tour was designed for you.

Before we visit the gallery together, we’ll give you a brief introduction to this monumental space, then it’s time to head inside for a ‘highlights’ tour of some of our favorite paintings. The lineup changes each time, but can usually include works by Van Gogh, Velazquez, Caravaggio, Elizabeth Vigée le Brun, Hans Holbien and more.

To help put things into context, your art history guide will explain the story behind each work, how it changed the world and why it’s still important today. We’ll also include tidbits about the lives of the artists to help you see the human elements behind the paintings - as well as a few funny stories from the gallery itself.

  • Sites Visited
  • National Gallery
  • Tour Includes
  • Walks guide