The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guided Tour

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See various works of art coming from different parts of the world in one grand museum! Admire Egyptian art along with world-renowned Renaissance pieces. Visit the museum's majestic rooftop garden to see an astounding view of the Central Park.

Highlights
  • Visit the world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art!
  • See some of the most popular artworks of all time such as the Temple of Dendur, King Henry VIII’s Armor, the Washington Crossing the Delaware painting by Emanuel Leutze, and many more!
  • Learn about every magnificent work of art you see from a knowledgeable guide

Description

Travel to various parts of the world on your visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See 6,000 years worth of paintings and artwork as you delve into the Met's worldwide collection of art. Listen to the stories of your knowledgeable guide about each artwork as you come across them.

Start your visit of the ancient world by admiring the Ancient Egyptian models. These Egyptian mummies and artifacts will provide a clear understanding of how their lives in the past were. Stand in front of the Temple of Dendur, a fully intact ancient temple transported from Egypt to New York in hopes of preserving it against the natural forces surrounding it in its original location.

See the famous stained glass window designed by none other than Louis Comfort Tiffany, the son of the founder of the famous jewelry shop, Tiffany and Company. Continue your journey to the British collection of the museum where you may see the impressive armor of King Henry VIII. Admire the beauty of the Antioch Chalice which has been rumored to be the Holy grail itself.

Stroll over to the Roman and Greek wing to see imperial Roman busts, antiquated statues, intricate vases, intact frescoes from Pompeii, and so much more! Appreciate the boldly carved Bisj poles from Papua New Guinea which Michael Rockefeller gave his life up for to obtain. These artistic poles were believed to be constructed during the time of an un-avenged death of a tribe member.

Head over to the other wings of the museum to see famous works of art such as The Thinker by Rodin, the Water Lilies by Monet, and other works of art such as Van Gogh's.

During the months of May to October, you may get the chance to come up to the museum's rooftop garden where panoramic views of Central Park can be enjoyed.

Ask as many questions as you like from your witty guide and he will make sure to answer them with the best that he can as you visit one room to another.

Includes

  • Expert local guide

  • Metropolitan tickets and 3.15-hour tour

  • Metropolitan Museum Rooftop Garden visit (May-October only, weather-permitting)

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

  • All venues on this tour are wheelchair accessible.

  • The Temple of Dendur is occasionally rented out for private events with no advance notice provided. While usually this occurs in the evening times, closures may impact this tour. In such cases, other works from the Egyptian collection will be substituted. Even more rarely, the Met may rent out select rooms for private events in which the same rule of substitution applies.

  • The Metropolitan Museum rooftop is closed during the winter from November through April and reopens from early May through the end of October, weather permitting.

Includes

  • Guide

  • Admission
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Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2 Hours)
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Enjoy a guided 2-hour tour of the MET's landmark pieces and a few of the more seldom visited pieces. Perfect for those with limited time.

Please Note: Prices vary depending on the activity date. Please consult the availability calendar for details.

Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Thu and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Admission

Schedule

Starting time: 10:45 - 15:00 (Show more)
  • 10:30

    Check-in

  • 10:45

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The 2-hour tour will introduce you to the Met's most famous landmark pieces including Van Gogh's selected works, Auguste Rodin's Thinker, Claude Monet's Water Lilies, and the massive Temple of Dendur.

  • Highlights of the Museum Tour

    Explore the less-visited pieces of the Met from the Egyptian mummies to the notorious King Henry VIII's displayed armor. Also, admire the ancient sculptures from Rome and Greece; the Antioch Chalice a.k.a. “The Holy Grail”; and the Papua New Guinea Bisj Poles.

  • Special Rooftop Access

    If the weather is permitting (from May to October), the tour ends with a special surprise. Ride the elevator to the top level of the museum and discover the spectacular rooftop garden. Upon your arrival at the top, catch a remarkable view of Central Park; a sight you won't forget!

  • 12:45

    Check-out

  • 14:45

    Check-in

  • 15:00

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The 2-hour tour will introduce you to the Met's most famous landmark pieces including Van Gogh's selected works, Auguste Rodin's Thinker, Claude Monet's Water Lilies, and the massive Temple of Dendur.

  • Highlights of the Museum Tour

    Explore the less-visited pieces of the Met from the Egyptian mummies to the notorious King Henry VIII's displayed armor. Also, admire the ancient sculptures from Rome and Greece; the Antioch Chalice a.k.a. “The Holy Grail”; and the Papua New Guinea Bisj Poles.

  • Special Rooftop Access

    If the weather is permitting (from May to October), the tour ends with a special surprise. Ride the elevator to the top level of the museum and discover the spectacular rooftop garden. Upon your arrival at the top, catch a remarkable view of Central Park; a sight you won't forget!

  • 17:00

    Check-out

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tours (3 Hours)
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Enjoy a 3-hour tour of the museum for an extended look at more of what the MET has to offer.

Please Note: Prices vary depending on the activity date. Please consult the availability calendar for details.

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Thu and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Admission

Schedule

Starting time: 10:45 - 15:00 (Show more)
  • 10:30

    Check-in

  • 10:45

    Metropolitan Museum of Art (3 hrs)

    This 3-hour comprehensive tour will not only introduce you to the history of the artworks in the museum but will also teach you about the civilizations where these art forms came from. See the highlights of the Met's massive collection with your expert guide's carefully crafted route.

  • Extended Museum Tour

    In a limited amount of time, travel over 5000 years and five continents during the tour. See Egypt's Temple of Dendur, Monet's Impressionist works, Ancient Egyptian fully-intact tombs, Pompei's historic bedroom that survived the volcanic eruption, and the famous Washington Crossing the Delaware.

  • 13:45

    Check-out

  • 14:45

    Check-in

  • 15:00

    Metropolitan Museum of Art (3 hrs)

    This 3-hour comprehensive tour will not only introduce you to the history of the artworks in the museum but will also teach you about the civilizations where these art forms came from. See the highlights of the Met's massive collection with your expert guide's carefully crafted route.

  • Extended Museum Tour

    In a limited amount of time, travel over 5000 years and five continents during the tour. See Egypt's Temple of Dendur, Monet's Impressionist works, Ancient Egyptian fully-intact tombs, Pompei's historic bedroom that survived the volcanic eruption, and the famous Washington Crossing the Delaware.

  • 18:00

    Check-out

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  • (For Check-In) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States) Time: 10:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States) Time: 12:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States) Time: 10:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States) Time: 12:45:00

  • (For Check-In) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States) Time: 14:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States) Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States) Time: 14:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, United States) Time: 17:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
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  • Walking shoes

  • Camera

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Additional Note(s)
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  • The activity schedule is subject to change.

  • Although a coat and bag check are available at the museum, there is normally a line so please get to the museum early if you will be checking in any of your belongings.

  • This activity is conducted in English only.

  • This activity operates regardless of weather.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 15.

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  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 18:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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