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Date Night Tour at the National Gallery of Art in DC

An intimate and romantic private museum tour led by a real art historian.

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A Private, Romantic Evening Tour of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

Do you have an upcoming birthday, anniversary, or engagement? Are you looking to surprise your loved one with a special night out? ART SMART’s Date Night Tour is just the intimate and memorable experience you’ve been looking for. Let one of our expert art historians lead you through the National Gallery of Art on a private tour centered around the theme of love. During the tour we will explore different representations of love and examples of romantic partnerships, and we can tailor the experience to fit the interests and desires of you and your significant other.

You also have the option to start or finish your tour with a glass of wine from one of the

incredible restaurant bars at the NGA. Your personal art historian will join you, and can answer any questions you may have about art, the museum, or about Washington DC in general. Just let us know in the booking that you request this option.

What to Expect on Your
Date Night Tour at DC’s National Gallery of Art

When you complete your booking you will receive an email with details about where to meet your guide. This tour, like all of our tours, is conducted in ART SMART’s signature conversational style to ensure that your experience is educational, entertaining, and constantly evolving. Along your tour you might see:

  • Raphael, The Alba Madonna
  • Giovanni Bellini and Titian, Feast of the Gods
  • Titian, Venus with a Mirror
  • Extravagant antique items given as wedding gifts
  • Romantic landscapes and scenes of courtship by famous Impressionist painters
  • Modern representations of love in painting, drawing, and sculpture


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Pricing Questions

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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