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Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket provided by Babylon Tours New York City

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
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Tour snapshot
See details of the collections that most people miss
Duration:
120–150 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    120–150 minutes
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
With more than 2 million artworks in the collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art can be overwhelming to explore on your own. Get a personalized tour of New York City's premier museum with a private art historian guide who shows you the highlights accompanied by commentary. See a variety of artifacts like Henry VIII’s armor, Vermeer paintings, or pop culture memorabilia. Choose a weekend evening tour to escape the daytime crowds.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 120-150 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Hear insightful commentary from your art historian-guide
  • Includes admission ticket to the museum
  • Have more flexibility with a private tour
Know before you go
  • Duration: 120-150 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hear insightful commentary from your art historian-guide
  • Includes admission ticket to the museum
  • Have more flexibility with a private tour
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 43656P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Skip-the-Line Private Museum Tour
  • Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You
  • Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Duration
120–150 minutes
Departure details
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA By the Information Desk in front of the Egyptian Pharaoh statue, in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Notes: The Met museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Skip-the-Line Private Museum Tour
  • Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You
  • Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Departure details
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA By the Information Desk in front of the Egyptian Pharaoh statue, in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Duration
120–150 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Notes: The Met museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 5 Jun 2021
A note from Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
We as ask that all guests bring a face mask. Outdoors masks are not mandatory, however for entry to certain venues it may be required. All indoor venues and museums still require masks to be worn when visiting inside and are currently mandatory.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
    By the Information Desk in front of the Egyptian Pharaoh statue, in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Its roughly 2 million works of art and artifacts cover everything from Ancient Egypt to modern art. From the Great Hall, you’ll visit the museum’s most important galleries. Pass through the Medieval Europe Gallery on your way to the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace. Explore armory form the Middle Ages, including pieces worn by Henry VIII. The American wing hosts the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange as well as the famed portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware. A host of European painters including Vermeer, Picasso, and Van Gogh await you as you learn about their troubled yet exciting lives. All the while, your guide will explain how this iconic American museum differs from its older European counterparts, especially since it began before the United States was even 100 years old! Highlights generally include (if artwork is not on loan or being restored): Henry VIII armor, Tiffany Autumn landscape, Chicago Stock Exchange Stairs, Madame X, Pop culture then and now, Hudson River School, Washington Crossing the Delaware, Jan Vermeer, Madonna with Child, Picasso, Seurat, Van Gogh, and more!
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Daniel M
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Fantastic- we loved it. Jonathan was a great tour guide. I’ve been to the Met 4 or 5 times before and this was my best experience ever
Written 9 January 2022
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andrea
Austin, TX1 contribution
Dec 2021
This was a wonderful outing. It was great to have a personal tour guide to introduce us to highlights of the museum. Jeff is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and personable. I highly recommend the tour.
Written 28 December 2021
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Christopher Jones
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Mark our guide was phenomenal. He knows so much!! His interaction with my 16 year old kept the kid engaged as he looked at all the “old stuff” with his stories and energy. Put on your walking shoes it’s alot! Great museum though and one of our favorite adventures in NYC this holiday season. Mark is an ACE up your sleeve if you visit.
Written 27 December 2021
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Betsy K
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
WOW.....just wow is what I can start off with by saying what this tour was with Mark our private guide. If you want ordinary, mundane, and verbiage you can read from the back of a pamphlet, then Mark is not for you. HOWEVER; if you wish to travel in time, learn about New York, the city, the people and the MET in a quaint personal setting and with quite the knowledge and charm of personalization, then by all means, Mark is the person for your exploration. I will look him up for other jaunts upon my return to the Big Apple with this being my ignagural adventure. The beauty of all the art is astounding.
Written 23 December 2021
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Mary M
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
Jonathan Goldstein was an excellent guide through the Met. We viewed outstanding artifacts, paintings, and statues.
Written 22 December 2021
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Lynn W
3 contributions
Nov 2021
We were very happy that we decided to do this tour! We got to see things that we might not have otherwise seen. After our tour we toured the museum by ourselves. Our guide was wonderful and he did an excellent job! Very happy and highly recommend!
Written 20 December 2021
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Terell310
Lynden, WA10 contributions
This was an absolute treasure. Mark made an incredible host with a plethora of knowledge we wouldn’t have otherwise heard. You can tell Mark is an artist by the intricate details he knows about each piece. This truly was one of the highlights of our trip. I’ll never walk a museum without a guide again!
Written 18 December 2021
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Derek Beckham
Charlotte, NC6 contributions
Nov 2021
We celebrated my wife's Birthday birthday with our first trip to NYC. Not knowing what to expect I decided to book a guided tour during our MET instead of winging it on our own. Mark Venaglia, our guide, was outstanding; friendly, extremely knowledgeable, energetic but considerate of my wifes pace, well spoken, passionate about art .. everything we could have asked for. He was easily one of the most personable people we've encountered and did his best to help make a first NYC visit special. Thx Mark!
Written 17 December 2021
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Andrea M
4 contributions
Jeff was a wonderful guide. He was very informative, pleasant and did a great job of showing us highlights of the museum. He had many fascinating background stories on the collections and the museum. Jeff is quite knowledgeable and passionate about art and art history.
Written 16 December 2021
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JKC
United States8 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Excellent, thoughtful tour of many galleries, many styles, and many subtleties that I would not have noticed on my own. Fun, interesting conversations about different things each person noticed in the selected works we viewed.
Written 14 December 2021
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Best way to experience the museums!
it was such an honor getting to spend the day with Mark Venaglia at the museums. His enthusiasm, knowledge, & enga
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Just book it!
Jeff was great! Would recommend! We went the week between Christmas and New Years. There was a VERY long line ou
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Robin is wonderful and knowledgeable. Our family had a good time. Kids liked the tour as well, so are parents.
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Worth every penny
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