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

Highlights
  • 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
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour with Skip-the-Line Access
From US$42.00
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2-hour Express TourMost Popular
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
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Overview
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.
Reviews (95)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best of the Met in two hours - Awesome

Katie was a very good guide...entertaining and full of anecdotes about the art that we would have otherwise not known. She was engaging and had great energy....it was obvious that she really loves her job at the Met! We were disappointed that the Egyptian and...More

1  Thank lilybutt52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent introduction to the museum

Our very knowledgeable and charming tour guide Katie gave this group of 15 the best possible introduction to the museum in the two hours available. The tour is highly recommended before you explore this huge building and its many exhibits by yourself.

Thank Seamusschwan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very Informative - excellent guide

Really enjoyable tour with an excellent guide. There is so much to see and we had only a short visit to New York so this was just right to give us a very interesting and informative first look at the museum.

Thank Miketpeter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great way to "see it all"

Very good guide, gave us a "taste" of huge museum, carefully kept the group together, We would certainly recommend this tour to everyone.

Thank Trek611016
Reviewed 24 September 2018
Wow. Wonderful

This was worth the time and money,, tour guide was a art history professor and was so knowledgeable. Wish the tour was longer.

Thank asktexas1
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