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Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Admire some great British and international art on this private tour of London’s Tate Britain and Tate Modern. With an art-expert guide, admire each gallery’s highlights, and enjoy a sightseeing boat trip along the Thames River in between. Visit the Tate Britain, home to Britain’s national collection of paintings from the 16th century to ogle masterpieces by Turner, Constable, Hockney and others. Later, explore the spectacular Tate Modern and see pieces by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Rothko and more as your guide provides expert insight into each.
  • Private Walking Tour of London’s Tate Britain and Tate Modern art galleries
  • Tailor the tour to suit your artistic preferences
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tours
  • Includes boat trip along the River Thames between the two galleries
Private tour
Professional art historian guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Tate Britain Millbank Millennium Pier (Stop N), Westminster, London SW1P 4RS, UK

Return Details

Tate Modern, London SE1, UK
Make your own way to the Tate Britain in central London and meet your private, art historian guide.

The recently revamped gallery contains the national collection of British art from the 16th century, with works by Constable, Gainsborough, Whistler, Hogarth and more, including contemporary painters. It’s also home to the world’s largest collection by JMW Turner, Britain’s greatest 19th-century landscape painter.

Head inside and view the main highlights. Admire works by artists such as Hogarth, Rossetti, Hockney and Bacon, among others, and explore the Turner collection of 300 works the artist bequeathed to the nation, including masterpieces such as Norham Castle, Sunrise and Rome, from the Vatican.

Afterward, take a boat trip along the Thames River. Soak up views of London landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge, and alight on the South Bank at Tate Modern, converted from the Bankside Power Station in the 1990s.

Ogle the spectacular Turbine Hall and other spaces of this once-industrial building, and take in seminal pieces by greats such as Warhol, Picasso, Cezanne and Rothko as your guide explains their meanings and backstories.

At both galleries, your guide can customize your tour to suit your personal interests, and will share their expert perspective on what you see. List any personal interests you have (such as particular artists, periods or styles) when you book so your guide can prepare for your tour.

After your tour, say goodbye to your guide at the Tate Modern and either continue to explore the gallery independently or leave and continue your day in London.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tate Modern
A boat trip down the Thames links the two Tates and provides a wonderful panorama of London from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben to St. Paul's and the City of London. You alight on the South Bank for the Tate Modern, the famous conversion of the Bankside Power Station (1957-60) which took place during the 1990's to house the 20 C. collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. Apart from the exciting modern collection of paintings, sculptures, and objects, it enjoys from the top floor splendid views over the Thames towards St. Paul's, to which it has been linked by the Millennium pedestrian bridge by Norman Foster. It also contains an imposing collection of modern European masterpieces from the beginning of the 20 C with great works by the Italian futurists like Boccioni or metaphysical painters like De Chirico, French masterpieces in sculpture and paintings like Degas' Dancers, Matisse, Picasso and an impressive collection of American Abstract Expressionists. This in-depth private tour is hosted by a professional guide specializing in art history.
Duration: 3 hours 
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY ARTSTUR Ltd

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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IT WAS FINE, BUT..
Victoralfredo R
, Jan 2020
Our guide Ana María was fine. Was on time. Was very friendly and professional. But (but) we couldn't help to leave with the feeling that all she knew about the Tate Galleries was strictly the 12 or 15 pieces she showed us in both Galleries. She just basically told us literally what it was already written in the ID stuck on the wall next to every piece of art. Every time I asked about some other piece or some other space of the Galleries, she would answer (that, I don't know about). At least she was honest :)...but you would definitely expect more from a 4 hour private $550 tour. My recommendation, hire some other tour (there are plenty in Viator).
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Friend your comment is obviously apt and specific and a very informative review for us, the employer. We were please that we were able to supply n another guide for the British Museum Tour you did after. The language sometimes creates for us some problems since we do not know the other language speaking guides as well as the english historian we normally use.Thank you for your review. Anthony Letts
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Our guide, Paul, was very...
Brenda M
, Nov 2016
Our guide, Paul, was very knowledgeable and gave us much insight into the paintings, artists and events occurring in history at the time of the paintings. He also gave us recommendations to find more info on our favorite artists. I highly recommend this tour and Paul. It was fun, educational and very thorough.
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I paid a lot of money for this tour...
Gregw720
, Oct 2015
I paid a lot of money for this tour. I expected a minimum of 2 hours at easy museum not including transporting from one to another. It was marketed as all day. But it was only 3 hours in total.
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Superb knowledge, excellent pacing...
James L
, Jul 2015
Superb knowledge, excellent pacing and use of time. Spoke clearly, open to new ideas/interpretations. We learned so much! Highly recommend Marguerite! Artstur!
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Marguerite was an excellent guide. I...
richard t
, Nov 2013
Marguerite was an excellent guide. I felt both Tate's were inferior to the National Gallery and next time will just go there. The Turner's were superb.

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