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Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights and Guided Tour

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One of the world’s greatest art museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art — aka the Met — is so vast you could easily spend days inside. This  3-hour tour cuts to the chase, taking you straight to the collection’s highlights for an in-depth look. A knowledgeable guide introduces you to a broad spectrum of art, jewelry, ancient relics and architecture on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
  • 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)
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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Departure Point
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
Departure Time
11:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Small groups of only 15 people or fewer
  • Entry/Admission - Take Walks
  • Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Some pieces of art may not be accessible depending on the rotation of exhibits
  • Rooftop garden is only accessible May through October, weather permitting
  • No flash photography or selfie sticks are permitted
  • Museum is wheelchair accessible; if you cannot access the front entrance via the stairs, there is a ground-level entrance one block south (81st Street and 5th Avenue); the desk there will give you temporary pass and allow you to take the elevator to meet your group in the main lobby
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From 1st March 2020 the duration of the tour is 2 hours 30 minutes
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved the MET tour. My 11 year old said it was his favourite part of our New York trip. Our tour guide Katie was fantastic with a wealth of knowledge and wonderful personality. Without the tour the MET would have been completely overwhelming it...More

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TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so delighted that you enjoyed your tour of the Mat with Katie! Her wealth of information and energy make each tour a memorable one. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned more in this 3 hour tour with Katie than I've learned in all my previous Met trips combined. Enjoyed ti more too! Katie made it all come to life with fascinating details and stories about the exhibits, the Met itself, and the people...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind and thorough review! We take pride in working with the best guides and putting together clever and inclusive itineraries for each of our guests. We're excited that you enjoyed your tour with Katie, and hope that the rest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a super 3+ hours with Kevin who took us to some hidden treasures in the Met . A tour was the best choice.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sally D
TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad that you enjoyed your tour of the Met with Kevin! We're delighted that we got to share it with you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to have an art history teacher as our guide. Kevin was funny, informative and kind. Perfect guide! The Met is so overwhelming. You see a fraction of what is there and really need more time. Maybe next trip we will plan on...More

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TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Visiting the Met doesn't have to be overwhelming! There's no better way to learn your way around and hit the highlights than with the help of an expert, confident guide. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the MoMa so we decided to take a tour of the MET with Take Walks. And we did the right thing! Our guide was just great - so engaging and fun! She knew it all and she was super patient .. responding every...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AleLC511
TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Take Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so excited that you enjoyed your visit to the Met! It's definitely worth a visit, especially with the direction and commentary of one of our fabulous guides!

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Response from Sally D | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t think an 8 year old would enjoy this tour. It is targeted to adults.
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
We took the three hour tour. It was well worth the money. We got insights and information we would have never have found on our own.
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