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  • New York City: Metropolitan Museum of Art 3-Hour Tour

    1. New York City: Metropolitan Museum of Art 3-Hour Tour

    Get a comprehensive introduction to New York’s Metropolitan Museum on a 3-hour small group tour that traverses 5 continents and 5,000 years of art. Travel back to Ancient Egypt at the Temple of Dendur, and learn how it was brought to the museum with the support of Jackie Onassis. Learn about Egyptian burial traditions at Pernod’s Tomb, hear about the Rockefeller who came to an abrupt end collecting beast poles in New Guinea, and see a fully intact Roman ruin from Pompeii. Marvel at paintings by Raphael, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Picasso, hearing about the strange lives of these unusual artists along the way. Look at “Madame X” by John Singer Sargent, and discover why it caused such an outrage upon its release in Paris. You will also see one of the most recognizable paintings in the US at “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. Your...

    Katie was excellent! We were a group of 10 adults and my 12 year old granddaughter and the 3+ hour tour could not have been better. The content, timing, humor and comfort were priceless. Seeds of excitement to return and learn were planted in a 12 year old! Thank you, Katie.

  • NYC: Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Natural History Tour

    2. NYC: Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Natural History Tour

    Start with the Met and its roughly 2 million works of art and artifacts covering everything from Ancient Egypt to modern art. From the Great Hall, 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 from 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 awaits you as you learn about their troubled yet exciting lives. After a break for lunch, check out a few of the 33 million objects housed in the American Museum of Natural History, covering basically all of Earth’s history. Begin with the museum itself as you learn about its history in the majestic Roosevelt Rotunda. Your guide will ...

  • New York: Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum Family Tour

    3. New York: Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum Family Tour

    This is a fantastic 2.5 hour kid-friendly tour of one of New York's best loved museums, the Metropolitan. Your expert kid-friendly guide will make sure that all the family has lots of fun while learning all about the fabulous exhibits on display. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the museum, and begin a fascinating journey into the wonderful world of the Metropolitan. You will see up close some of the museum's most beautiful works of art, none more so than in the Roman and Greek collection. Dating back to the foundation of the museum, the exhibits here are mainly from ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, but there are also pieces representing the wide range of cultures and styles that were present in these geographical areas. The Amathus sarcophagus and the Etruscan Monteleone chariot are two of the collection's many highlights, while the Greek and Roman galleries can also boast a...

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I have been to the Met many times. Finally booked the tour. Was not disappointed.This tour is fantastic. Walks of New York is the company. Katie was the tour guide. You will experience the highlights of the museum. All explained and detailed by Katie. No question was left unanswered. Katie made the tour highly educational and fun. Very enjoyable tour.

Katie was excellent! We were a group of 10 adults and my 12 year old granddaughter and the 3+ hour tour could not have been better. The content, timing, humor and comfort were priceless. Seeds of excitement to return and learn were planted in a 12 year old! Thank you, Katie.

If you are late for your tour please let someone know when you enter the MET. Everyone is very helpful and will guide you to the tour agent.

So worth it to have a guide. The museum is huge and it was so nice to have someone who knew it lead us.

Kevin had so much knowledge to share. His tour was the highlight of our trip!