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Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

  • 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
Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour with Skip-the-Line Access
From US$42,00
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2-hour Express Tour
2-hour express tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
From US$42,00
3-Hour Extended Tour
3-hour and 15 minutes extended tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
From US$52,00
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.
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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Glad I did it

Can't remember the name of our guide, but it was a man with a nice French accent. He was knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour was fast-paced as there was much to cover. I had paid for the 3 hour tour and was put together with...More

Thank Laurey S
Reviewed 4 days ago
Tour with Katie well worth it

My kids ages 12 and 13 - and not terribly interested in museum/art stuff - really enjoyed this tour. Katie was fun and kept them engaged and it moved along quickly. We saw the main highlights of the museum in about 2 and a half...More

Thank RHFamilyof4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour with Katie

Just completed the tour with Katie. She was an outstanding guide and communicated to our group actively throughout the multi hour tour. Each member (from young to old) enjoyed the entire visit. Highly recommend this tour and Katie to all.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent small group tour

Katie was a great tour guide. She shared interesting facts, historical info, pictures (such as what the original colors might have looked like), etc. She was happy to try to answer questions. We truly enjoyed the tour.

Thank rcTerreHaute
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
"This walking tour helped make the visit more meaningful"

For your first visit the amount of content and information is overwhelming. Having a guide with a purpose and direction was very helpful. Simone was excellent she had a true passion for the Arts and it showed. We had a nice small group size of...More

Thank PlanFam
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