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  1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. National Gallery

Favorite Paintings in the National Gallery

Product ID: 227404
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This is a short but sweet introduction to the National Gallery, focussing on a handful of its most important paintings and the stories behind them.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the stories behind some of the most famous works in the National Gallery
  • See paintings by Van Gogh, Caravaggio, Velazquez, and more
  • Travel with a hand-picked guide who specializes in art history
Full description
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 woman who wanted to be a painter, or what really happened to Van Gogh’s ear, then this tour has been designed just for you.

Your guide will meet you near Trafalgar Square and give you a brief introduction to this monumental public space, then take you into the gallery to see a short list of their favorite paintings.

The lineup includes works by Van Gogh, Velazquez, Caravaggio, Elizabeth Vigée le Brun, Hans Holbien, and more. Your guide will explain the story behind each work, how it changed the world and why it’s still important today. The tour will 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 museum itself.
Includes
  • National Gallery reservation
  • Guided walking tour
  • Expert local guides
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the Edith Cavell Memorial, 10 St. Martin's Place, WC2N 4JL.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Photos are permitted inside the National Gallery, but for personal use only. The use of a tripod, selfie stick and flash is not permitted. Videos are not permitted to be taken inside the National Gallery.
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Product ID: 227404