Metropolitan Museum of Art 3-Hour Tour with Rooftop Garden Visit

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What To Expect

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

Specifications

Type:
Tours around New York
Departs From:
New York
Meeting Point:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Duration:
3 hours and 15 minutes
Availability:
Thursday at 10:45 AM
Product Code:
14104
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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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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