Tour Titles and Descriptions
At the National Gallery of Art (NGA), at 6th & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington DC 20565, we offer 1-hour and 1.5-hour tours
Tour times: Pick a time after 10 am. The last tour starts at 3:30 pm.
At the National Portrait Gallery of Art (NPG), and Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) at 8th & G Streets NW, Washington DC 20001, we offer 1-hour and 1.5-hour tours
The Museum-and-Monument Day Tour DC Hotel pick up in the morning and drop off by 5:30
If there are other Smithsonian museums you would like to tour in Washington DC (Freer and Sackler Galleries for Asian Art, National Museum of American History for famous historical objects (from Abe Lincoln's hat, to Dorothy's Ruby Slippers), please ask. We will arrange a tour!
The American collection spans works from the colonial era through the 20th century. See portraits of early U.S. Presidents and dignitaries, paintings depicting scenes from various Native American tribes, works depicting historic battles, and large canvases showing vast unsettled territories, as America continued to expand westward beyond the original thirteen colonies.Dutch & Flemish Works
With busy ports such as Antwerp and Amsterdam, the Netherlands dominated European trade during the 17th century. See how the elevated status of newly rich merchants spurred new and exciting cultural developments in art. The tour features the work of Hals, Leyster, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, and Vermeer, among other Dutch and Flemish artists.
French Art through Impressionism
See French paintings from the Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classic, Romantic, and Realist eras. This tour culminates in the Impressionist galleries, with vibrant examples of artwork from Degas, Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro.
The Italian Art collection at the NGA allows us to trace the developments in painting from the Byzantine style of the 13th century through the dazzling beauty of portraits from the high Renaissance. Feast your eyes on works by famous artists such as Giotto, Fra Lippi, Raphael, and see the only Leonardo da Vinci portrait in all of North & South America!
Indoor sculpture examples include works in metal, marble, and terracotta from the Renaissance era through the early 20th century. Walk through the Sculpture Garden outdoors (weather permitting), and see thought-provoking and whimsical modern and contemporary works by Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol Lewitt, and Roy Lichtenstein.
Throw caution to the wind and let your docent choose a dozen works of art at the National Gallery of Art — expect to see spectacular paintings from the American, Dutch, French and Italian collections.
Historical Figures Tour at the National Portrait Gallery
America, America Tour at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Tour 1: DC Hotel pick up at 9:30 am
~ Choice of Museum (from 10-11 am from mall museums*)
Tour 2: DC Hotel pick up at 9:30 am
*Mall museums include the following:
Tours at the National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, and Smithsonian American Art Museum
RATES vary by size of group -- we have a 6 person maximum
$160 for 1 person (for 1 hour) $200 for 1 person (for 1.5 hour)
The Museum-and-Monument Day Tour
$600 for 1 person for an 8-hour tour
Cash or Charge or Venmo ~ We do not accept personal checks. Note: If there will be children in your group, please indicate their ages (for age-appropriate content) at the time of booking.
We do not provide, nor are we responsible for installing, infant car seats or booster seats for children.
Please call to schedule a tour. You will be asked to pay a small deposit. In addition to previous bookings, be aware there are black out dates during Special Events in DC. These may include not only annually scheduled festivals and parades, but also impromptu events such as protest rallies and victory marches that take place in the National’s Capital.