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Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights and Guided Tour

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In the grand Metropolitan Museum of Art, it’s easy to get lost, or to spend hours looking for the exhibits you’d like to see most. On this guided tour, you won’t waste time wandering aimlessly. Bypass the chaos of the entrance lines with a skip-the-line admission ticket, and head inside where your guide’s packed agenda leads you to the top highlights of the museum’s collections in just a few hours.
You'll start at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USAMeet your guide in the main lobby of museum at the statue of the Pharoah (on your right)
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    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Central Park
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 3
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USAMeet your guide in the main lobby of museum at the statue of the Pharoah (on your right)
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  • Avoid waiting in the long lines at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's entrance
  • Your guide leads you through the highlights of the museum’s collections
  • Learn about artifacts that span over more than 6,000 years of human history
  • Choose between two tour lengths, depending on how long you’d like to be there
  • Enjoy the city views from the Met’s rooftop garden (October to May only)
What to Expect
Meet your Metropolitan Museum of Art tour guide in front of the Met. Use your skip-the-line admission ticket to avoid the heavy crowds waiting to get in. Your tour begins in the Ancient Egypt section of the museum. From here, you see the armor of King Henry VIII, the Antioch Chalice, and ancient Greek and Roman artifacts. Your guide describes the history and significance of each artifact in the collection as you go. Next, view masterpieces by European masters such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Auguste Rodin before heading up to the rooftop garden to take in sweeping views over Central Park. If you’ve chosen the longer tour time, continue through areas of Dutch, Italian, and Spanish paintings by artists such as Rembrandt and El Greco. When your tour ends, you can stay and explore the Met on your own, or continue on your New York City adventure.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Small groups of only 15 people or fewer
  • Entry/Admission - Walks
  • Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Some pieces of art may not be accessible depending on the rotation of exhibits
  • Rooftop garden is only accessible May through October, weather permitting
  • No flash photography or selfie sticks are permitted
  • Museum is wheelchair accessible; if you cannot access the front entrance via the stairs, there is a ground-level entrance one block south (81st Street and 5th Avenue); the desk there will give you temporary pass and allow you to take the elevator to meet your group in the main lobby
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • From 1st March 2020 the duration of the tour is 2 hours 30 minutes
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Walks
Amazing tour guide
Rachel was amazing, so much information, insight and interesting facts from a very friendly and welcoming guide!
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Pauline I
Fantastic experience
First visit to New York for me and my husband. An amazing day. Our guide Ben was very knowledgeable and brought
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
Great tour
Small group of 24. Tour leader was an actor so he was animated and enjoyable. Battery park is outstanding starting
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Great trip
Excellent guide Avalro- sorry not sure of spelling - informative and funny- fantastic trip highly recommended
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Champaign, Illinois
Fabulous Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
We had a great sunny warm day for our tour with Rob. He is a great tour guide. Rob gave us some history of New
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Boston, Massachusetts
So worth it
Rob our guide was very informative, his knowledge of the history and background of the Statue and Ellis was
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The Met guided tour, NYC
Our Met guide Katie was accommodating, knowledgeable, professional, and a delight to spend the afternoon with. She
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Islam O
Alexandria, Egypt
Statue of liberty and Ellis island tour
This tour was really good u'll be luck if jerry is ur guide very knoweldgable and puncuate, the tour took around 3
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Vitor G
Destaques do museu Metropolitan
Kaitie was a great host, sense of humour and lots of information. This tour guarantees a great time in this museum
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Philip N
Excellent fun tour
Katie was totally brilliant.... she made the tour fun and interesting. I had been to the Met a few times before
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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