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Private Tour Packages


Meal PackagePrivate Tours

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Photo © Richard Eaton


A private tour is an excellent way to get the most out of a visit to Tate Modern. There are many tours and packages to choose from.
Our Private Tours highlight key works from the permanent collection of modern art from 1900 to the present day. Choose from our selection of tours or arrange a tailor made tour to suit the specific needs of your group.

Choose one of the following tours:

  • General Highlights
  • Introduction to Modern Art
  • Level Three Collection - Poetry and Dream and Material Gestures
  • Level Five Collection - States of flux and Idea and Object

The cost of these tours is £9 per person, with a minimum charge of £135.  All tours are available in other languages at a cost of £14 per person, with a minimum charge of £210 (subject to availability).
Friday and Saturday evening tours cost £14 with a minimum charge of £210. 
These tours last for one hour.

Tailor made tours

  • Enjoy a tour of Tate Modern tailored specifically to the interests of your group.  Whether it is a particular artist, art movement or the architecture of Tate Modern that you would like to focus on, we can arrange a tour to suit your needs.
    These tours last for 90 minutes

Tailor made tours (including foreign language tours) cost £14 per person, with a minimum charge £210, and last for 90 minutes.

Maximum group size is 25 per tour; larger groups can be accommodated although a surcharge may apply for additional tour guides.

Tours are available during gallery opening hours and last for one hour.
Group leader goes free for groups of over 15 people. Please book at least two weeks in advance.

To check availability or to book a Private Tour call Tate Tours on 020 7887 4946, alternatively email tour.bookings@tate.org.uk

There will be a surcharge for tours or slide lectures taking place on a Bank holiday.

Gift Tours for Two

© Tate, London 2006
Photo © Richard Eaton

If you are stuck for an idea for a present why not buy a private tour for two with a Tate Guide?

Daytime tour - £100
Evening tour - £120


In addition to your tour why not stay and enjoy a fantastic meal for two.

Tour for Two with Champagne Lunch or Dinner in Restaurant

3 course (choice of 3 starters, mains & desserts taken from the a la carte menu)
Glass of champagne on arrival
Tea & Coffee
Service Charge included
£180 daytime
£200 evening

Tour for Two with Afternoon Tea in Restaurant
A selection of finger sandwiches and homemade desserts.
£120

Gift Tours last for one hour. Choose from a highlights tour of Tate Modern or a theme of your choice.

If you would like to purchase a gift tour please fill out the Online Enquiry form or call Tate Tours on  020 7887 4946, alternatively e-mail tour.bookings@tate.org.uk

Meal Packages

Café 2 © Tate, London 2006
Café 2
Photo © Richard Eaton

To make your day out even easier we have a selection of meal packages for you to add to your tour.

Meal Package
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  • Tea, Coffee, Biscuits
  • 2 course lunch
  • 3 course lunch
  • Afternoon tea (a selection of finger sandwiches and homemade desserts).

Group meal packages are held in Café 2 along with window seats looking across to St. Pauls Cathedral .

All packages include service charge.

For lunches drinks are paid for separately on the day.

Meal PackageTate To Tate Tours

Tate Boat
Tate Boat  © Tate

Enjoy both Tate galleries in London and a trip on the new Tate Boat for just £20.00* per person, minimum of 15 people. Begin your day at Tate Britain with a highlights tour of the permanent collection and learn some of the fascinating stories behind the works on display. Then take a trip along the Thames and find out more about the exciting collection of art at Tate Modern.

* Foreign Language Tour rate of £30.00.


This inclusive package is the perfect day out for groups.

The Tate boat service, operated by Thames Clippers, is a state-of-the art 220 seat catamaran with specially commissioned exterior and interior designs by leading artist Damien Hirst.
The boat is sponsored by St James Homes, a property developer.

Tour and Dinner Package

Tate Modern's late openings on Friday evenings allow you to admire the artworks in a relaxed atmosphere. Our Tour and Dinner Package is the best way to enjoy these evenings with a group of friends or colleagues.

Enjoy a private tour of the permanent collection which can be tailored to your requirements. At the end of the 90 minute tour you will be escorted to Café 2, where you will have a 3 course dinner looking out to St.Paul's Cathedral.

 Tour and dinner package example menu

This excellent evening out is just £39 per person (minimum group size of 15 people).

To check availability or to book call Tate Tours on 020 7887 4946, or email tour.bookings@tate.org.uk.

Special Tours

Tate Photography
Tate Photography © Tate, London 2003

Tate Modern offers the unusual opportunity of viewing the galleries before the doors are open to the public, providing a special time to enjoy the art works and architecture. A Special Tour is a perfect occasion to share with friends, family or colleagues, for all art supporters and enthusiasts or those who are simply intrigued to find out more about modern art.

The tours are for groups of up to 25 people per guide. Tours are available from Monday- Sunday and begin at 09.00. Prices start from £1000 + VAT. To check availability or to book a Private Tour, call Tate Tours on 020 7887 4946, alternatively e-mail tour.bookings@tate.org.uk.

See also Gallery Tours & Groups at: Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives
and the Tate-wide Events & Education directory.

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