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  3. Washington Monument

Washington DC: National Mall & National Gallery Guided Tour

Product ID: 127865
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Make the most of your visit to DC on this comprehensive 5 to 5.5-hour walking tour led by an expert local guide. Explore the monuments of DC on the National Mall then, after a break and visit the treasures of the National Gallery of Art.
About this activity
Duration 5 - 5.5 hours
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
  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch
  • Visit the Washington Monument & Lincoln Memorial
  • Walk by the White House
  • See the famous painting of “George Washington” by Gilbert Stuart and "Self Portrait" by Vincent Van Gogh
  • Choose between small group or private tour options
Full description
This tour is one of the best ways to visit DC’s iconic sites including the White House. Explore the history of the nation’s capital, as well as the monuments and memorials of the National Mall that feature figures like George Washington (the Washington Monument) and Abraham Lincoln (the Lincoln Memorial). Your engaging private guide will share the stories about the major players and events in American history that have earned memorials on the Mall, including the Korean War, World War II and Vietnam. 

After a break, visit 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 Gogh 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. 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.
Includes
  • Professional, local expert guide
  • 2.5-hour walking tour of the National Mall
  • 2.5-hour walking tour of the National Museum of Art
  • Transport by private vehicle from National Mall to Museum
  • Private or small group tour of no more than 8 people
  • Wheelchair tours (by request only)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Temporary exhibits

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• A maximum of 8 people are permitted on each tour
• National Gallery of Art & the National Mall may be subject to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases the supplier is 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
• Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet or restricted right to speak inside. In these cases your guide will provide the information about the rooms contents before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies
• Some collections may vary
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Babylon Tours DC

Product ID: 127865