Metropolitan Museum of Art 2-Hour Tour with Rooftop Garden Visit

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What To Expect

Go on an exciting and educational tour of the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art. See some of the finest works produced around the world including the Temple of Dendur, the Kwoma Ceiling, and the Greek Terracotta vases. Learn about every piece of art you see from your knowledgeable guide.

Highlights

  • Enjoy an exciting guided tour around the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Marvel at some of the world's most famous art pieces including the Madame X painting, the decorative armor of Henry II of France, and many more!

  • Learn about every magnificent work of art you see from a witty local guide

Specifications

Type:
Tours around New York
Departs From:
New York
Meeting Point:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Duration:
2 hours
Availability:
Saturday at 3:00 PM
Product Code:
14111
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Description

Easily one of the best art museum in the world, with works spanning 6 continents and over 6,000 years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is so vast you could easily spend days inside. If you don't have days to spare, our Met Express Tour cuts to the core, taking you straight to the collection's highlights in just 2 hours.

The vastness of the Met collection is what makes it special, so we've carefully planned an itinerary to show you a broad spectrum of art, sculpture, jewels, artifacts and even architecture. Traveling in small groups of 15 people or fewer, with an expert guide, you'll traverse the globe without leaving Central Park.

Our tour starts in Ancient Egypt, beholding perfectly preserved ancient Egyptian tomb models. See tiny dioramas that show what life was like in the times of Tutankhamen and learn about the fascinating burial rituals of the era. You'll understand a little more of this at our next stop, Egyptian mummies and "William," the Met's "mascot." Next, onto a prize jewel of the Met Museum, the Temple of Dendur, an Ancient Egyptian Temple right smack in the middle of Central Park. New York City can thank Jackie O for helping procure this magnificent work, as rumor has it, for cultural and personal reasons. Your guide will give the gossip along with the art.

More rumors abound at two of the next pieces we see - the armor of Britain's infamous King Henry VIII, and the Antioch Chalice, purported by some as, "The Holy Grail."

We'll see more ancient works of Greek statuary and Roman frescoes before moving to the exotic, with a stop in Papua New Guinea. The Met houses a number of beautifully carved Bisj poles, collected by a Rockefeller - at the cost of his life. We'll then head to the second floor to soak in some of Claude Monet's famous Water Lillies, be energized by the expressive works of Vincent Van Gogh, and be inspired by a bronze of Rodin's Thinker.

Our tour ends with a bang, an ascent to the rooftop garden (May-Oct only, weather permitting), to enjoy one of our favorite views of New York City. You'll gaze across the green of Central Park, framed by the city skyline. At the conclusion of the tour, you're welcome to linger on the rooftop and enjoy a snack or drink from the garden café, happy in the knowledge that you've seen the best of the Met in just 2 hours.

Includes

  • Expert local guide

  • Metropolitan tickets and 2-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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