Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art Small-Group Combo Tour
Take a tour of one of the most famous and comprehensive museums in the United States with the Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art Small-Group Combo Tour.
This tour offers you the unique chance to tour this incredible museum with a guide. You'll start in the Natural History museum which is the size of 18 football fields and home to iconic pieces like the Hope Diamond as well as real Egyptian mummies. You'll then go from the past to the wild with a trip through the animal section which offers sections about polar bears, giraffes, elephants and much more. Next you'll head to Ocean Hall where you'll discover incredible things about the ocean. From there, you'll explore the National Gallery of Art. Here, you'll view one of the United States best collections of Renaissance art, French Impressionists artwork and pieces by some of America's great painters. You'll view works by iconic artists like Raphael, Vincent Van Gough, Claude Monet, Picasso, Warhol, Pollock and so many more.
This tour requires either paper or electronic ticket. This tour includes admission to both museums. This tour breaks for lunch between the two museums, lunch is not included in the price and will be the responsibility of the guest. This tour is for a small group, no more than 8 guests per booking please. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. This location is wheelchair accessible. A moderate amount of walking is necessary for this tour, please dress comfortably and wear comfortable footwear.
Take an incredible tour of the nations most impressive collection of art, history and so much more with a guide to help you understand each location with the Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art Small-Group Combo Tour.
Start at the National Museum of Natural History where your guide will take you to visit the highlights of the collection, housed in a massive building that covers the area of 18 football fields. Gaze into the world-famous Hope Diamond, whose brilliant blue sparkle, and immodest size of 46 karats that captured the attention of former owner Marie Antoinette. Wander through the displays of gems and minerals, including the Dom Pedro Aquamarine, the world's largest gem of its type, which glows brilliantly from within. Travel back in time to learn about death rituals while exploring real mummies from Ancient Egypt. Then step out of the past into the wild, exploring the mighty polar bears, elephants, and giraffes that roam across earth's surface. From the land, jump into the sea at the Ocean Hall, where you'll discover a live coral reef exhibit as well as a 45-ton whale, Phoenix, which is a replica of a real living what that the museum tracks.
Then move to the National Gallery of Art and follow your guide through one of America's best collections of artwork produced by Renaissance artists, French Impressionists, and great American painters. See works from Claude Monet, Raphael, Gilbert Stuart, Vincent Van Gough, and Edgar Degas, as well as more modern artists like Picasso, Pollock, Warhol, and O'Keefe, as you learn what's really behind the creation of some of these pieces. Your guide leads the way through the halls of the museum, telling stories, and stopping at famous works of art. Some pieces you'll see on this tour include Ginevra de' Benci by Leonardo da Vinci, Self Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh, and Woman with a Parasol by Claude Monet. Listen as your guide fills you in on the techniques behind some of the paintings, as well as some of the history and scandals that happened because of them.
By the end, you'll have experienced two of the Smithsonian's most spectacular galleries in one convenient tour.
Pickup & Return:
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Departure Times: 10am
- Entrance fees (admission to both museums is free)
- Small-group tour
- Walking tour
- Break between museums for lunch
Does not include:
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- 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.
- Comfortable attire is recommended
- Wheelchair accessible
Notes: Natural History Museum, National Gallery and other attractions or museums in DC 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.