Scottish National Gallery Art Tour

1-Hour Tour

Art historian guide

Tailored to your art tastes

Let an eminent and dynamic Art historian bring to life some of the most stunning pieces in the Scottish collection.  Old masters as Botticelli, Raphael, Leonardo, Titian, Rubens, Poussin and  Rembrandt; and more modern pictures by Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Cezanne and Van Gogh will be brought to life with your private expert. If during the tour you wish to study the work of any particular artist, please let us know in advance and we will arrange it!

This Private Tour includes

Undivided attention of your own expert art historian

The option to focus on particular areas of interest or just take in what we love most

Advice and Guidance for the rest of your trip

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Tour details


A group of 1 -10 costs £290.

For groups of over 10 guests, please email

Optional Add-On (+ 1 hr)
Visit Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh’s Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited site in all of Scotland, and the most attacked placed in the UK! Learn about the real life Red Wedding, see one of the largest cannons in Europe, and discover how Scotland stole the Stone of Destiny back from the English.


11am -12 noon most days

Meeting point

We will meet at the back of the Royal Scottish Academy (directly opposite the Mound entrance to The National Gallery of Scotland).


Every day, year-round except Sundays and Christmas day.

This tour doesn’t run 25th-26th December.
If you would like a tour on these days, please email our team at

Not included


Languages Available

Sample Itinerary

Meet on the Mound
In order to maximise your time with the Art, you’ll be greeted by your guide on the steps on the gallery

Introduction to your expert guide and the gallery’s history
We only employ experts dynamic speakers with an extensive background in Art.  Your guide will introduce themself and their connection to this wonderful collection

Old Masters
Old masters as Botticelli, Raphael, Leonardo, Titian, Rubens, Poussin, Velazquez, Rembrandt and Vermeer will be brought to life. This tour is interactive- questions and thoughts will be welcomed.

Modern works
Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Cezanne and Van Gogh are just a few of the more modern works we will explore,

Stories & Scandal
Hear the secrets stories behind the works, their artists and the journies that brought them to Scotland

Advice and Support for the Rest of Your Trip
We like to stay in touch, so if there are any questions, big or small, for the rest of your trip, we welcome you to message us. We’re always happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all our tours are private and can be customized to our guests’ interests.

If you’d like to extend the Art tour or add other Art galleries (e.g the National Portrait Gallery or the Modern Gallery in Dean village) just let us know at

Our tours are designed for groups of 1-10 people. For groups of over 10 guests, please email us at and we’ll help you craft your ideal trip.

Tips for your guide are never expected, but they do show you think your guide did a brilliant job! If you would like to tip your guide, please do so directly during the tour (10 – 15% is customary).

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