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Highlights Tour at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

A private, guided tour to the best works of art these Boston museums have to offer.

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A Private Tour of the Highlights at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Museums can sometimes be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know how to make the most of your time. ART SMART’s Highlights Tour is specifically designed to solve these issues. Let your personal art historian guide you through the most incredible works of art the Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner have to offer. At the MFA you can see highlights from every major artistic period in history, from ancient objects to contemporary paintings, while at the Gardner you can get a taste for what the museum’s expansive collection has to offer. The tour can be customized to fit the size, ages, and interests of your group, so be sure to let us know if you have any special preferences.

What to Expect on Your
Highlights Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Upon completing the booking process, you will receive a confirmation email that includes details about where to meet your guide. Based on the information you provide us with we will tailor the tour to fit your needs and interests. Also, please let us know if you would like to focus your experience within one particular museum. As with all of our tours, your Highlights Tour will be conducted in ART SMART’s signature conversational style to ensure that you are learning and staying engaged in an exciting and innovative way. During your tour you may see:

  • Ornately decorated tapestries from a variety of cultures
  • Paintings from the early days of the Americas
  • Paintings by European masters
  • Modern and contemporary sculpture and painting
  • Special exhibitions
  • Enclosed gardens and beautifully landscaped spaces

 

MFA Details
Saturday – Tuesday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday – Friday 10:00am – 10:00pm

 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Details
Wednesday – Monday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursdays until 9:00pm


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Private tours for 1 - 4 people in your group booked online* are $190 per hour (a 5% discount over tours booked via email or phone). All tours have a two-hour minimum. Additional people and/or additional time have an additional fee. Museum admission needs to be added for each person. This is added during your booking. We will get your tickets ahead of time for you. So you can skip the lines.

* For those who need a bit more service via email and phone, our pricing is $200 per hour for 1 – 4 people. Larger groups are $50 per adult, $25 per child.

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