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Pre-reserved access Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

From US$59.00
  • 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)
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3-hour and 15 minutes extended tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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2-hour express tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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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. With 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.
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.
2-Hour Express Tour:Start the tour in Ancient Egypt where very well preserved tombs and caskets are on display. Gawk at the dioramas that reveal what life was like the time of Tutankhamen. Also, learn about various burial rituals and see the amazing mummies.
And don’t skip the Temple of Dendur, an ancient Egyptian temple. Get the interesting history on the temple from your guide and learn about its connection to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Leave Egypt and wander the museum looking at the priceless historical artifacts, such as the armor of King Henry VIII and the Antioch Chalice, which some historians and history buffs claim to be the actual Holy Grail. After looking at ancient Greek and Roman statues, head up to the second floor to look at 19th-century paintings. Specifically, marvel at the works of Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet’s Water Lillies and Auguste Rodin’s famed sculpture, The Thinker.
When you’ve absorbed enough Expressionism, head up to the rooftop garden to take in the views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. The tour ends here but you’re welcome to stay on the roof for as long as you like. Indulge in a snack or sip a beverage (at your own expense).

3-Hour Extended Tour:After covering the same territory as the 2-hour itinerary, leave the rooftop garden and head back into the museum with your guide. Indulge yourself in the Dutch, specifically the Golden Age of Dutch painting. Peruse paintings by masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt, and then head through the collections by Italian and Spanish painters. Marvel at works by El Greco and then take in Jacques-Louis David’s famous The Death of Socrates.

A little scandal is up next as your guide gives you the inside story about John Singer Sargent’s infamous Madame X. You’ll then be dwarfed by the immense Washington Crossing the Delaware, one of the most recognized paintings in the US.
Linger at artworks that capture your imagination, and enjoy plenty of time to interact with your guide and ask any questions.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m not sure which I like best Katie’s knowledge or her personality. For Three hours and 15 minutes she led us through the MET. We were totally fascinated the whole time. If in New York and interested in the MET ask for Katie. She’s the...More

Thank scarr100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good introduction and taster of what the Metropolitan Museum of Art has to offer. Not enough time to learn much about anything but a good way to learn what is available for a more detailed - and time consuming - follow up meeting.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jem070560
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I accidentally booked my tour for the wrong day and they let us do the tour on the day I originally intended to book it even though I called the morning of! And when we arrived at the museum there was a line out the...More

Thank valorieh2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience, Cathy was a wonderful guide smily and friendly she took us around the museum Full of funny facts if you want to do a tour of the museum out the beaten path this is the way to go!

Thank michaelpW2515WG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the money for the guided tour. We saw many of the highlights. It was our first time at the Met and we would have never been able to see as much art on our own. As a bonus - our guide Katie was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Margaret W
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