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  • Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

    1. Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

    See the sights of New York’s Central Park on a unique pedicab tour. Your tour guide will show you the sights of Central Park and tell you about its history as you travel at a leisurely pace. You'll make stops at key places of interest in the park, such as Strawberry Fields, the Dakota Building, Cherry Hill, the Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, and Sheep Meadow. No matter what the season, you will be taken on a dreamlike ride in one of the world’s most celebrated landscapes, filled with authentic New York culture and architectural splendor. Along the way, your guide will inform you about the history and significance of the various sights you pass.

  • NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) - Guided Museum Tour

    2. NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) - Guided Museum Tour

    With no less than 2 million works of art and artifacts on hand, the Met showcases objects from Ancient Greece and Egypt as well as modern art from Europe and beyond. Your local English speaking guide will be an expert on the museum who will share a mix of historical information, scandalous stories and surprising details with you. At the end, you’ll have enjoyed yourself so much that you won’t even realize how the hours have passed and you’ll be on your way to becoming a local expert yourself. During this tour, start at the sumptuous Great Hall before moving to the museum’s most important galleries. In Medieval Europe Gallery you’ll learn about the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace as well as armory worn by Henry VIII. The American wing hosts the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange as well as the iconic portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware River. Learn about the turbulent and ...

    Had a great time. The guide was friendly and informative and we learned a lot more than we would have exploring on our own. Would highly recommend.

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

    3. 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.

  • New York City: Metropolitan Museum of Art Guided Tour

    4. New York City: Metropolitan Museum of Art Guided Tour

    Metropolitan Museum of Art is New York’s most valuable landmark, boasting over two million works of art and artifacts from ancient Greece and Egypt, Modern art from Europe, and more. Skip the long line with this small-group guided tour and learn the museum's history and see the works of art housed within the walls. The tour begins with the Great Halls and visits all the most popular galleries. See the Chicago Stock Exchange in the American Wing, which also hosts the portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware River. Visit the Medieval European Galley where you will see the armor worn by Henry VIII. Learn how American Galleries differ from European counterparts. Learn about the lives of painters from Vermeer, Seurat, and especially Van Gogh. Your professional experienced host will guide you and be there to answer your questions. If there is a specific area you are excited to visit in...

    Our guide, Nina, made seeing The Met, a whole new experience, even for this long term member. She provided history, context and helpful insight in a way that was not overwhelming, but engaging. Her broad based knowledge of the museum meant we had an excellent overview of the top works of art, and many of the less celebrated artists as well. I can highly recommend this tour.

  • NYC: Manhattan Bus Tour, Top of The Rock Ticket, & Cruise

    5. NYC: Manhattan Bus Tour, Top of The Rock Ticket, & Cruise

    Explore the sights of Manhattan from uptown to downtown on a full-day escorted coach tour. Let your guide show you the best Manhattan has to offer. Eat lunch at Hudson Eats, and enjoy admission to Top of the Rock Observatory. Leave land behind on a 1-hour Statue of Liberty harbor cruise, too. Start your day by seeing such highlights as Times Square and Madison Square Garden. Take in the unique architecture of the Flatiron building. Experience popular districts including Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Little Italy. You'll also get to travel to Battery Park, where you’ll board the Lady Liberty Harbor Cruise for close-up views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Included in this tour are additional sites such as Central Park, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Grant's Tomb, the uptown neighborhood of Harlem, Museum Mile, home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

    Lots of seen and learned. Good guide, good explanation in Harlem and around Central park. Beautiful ambience in High line Chelsea and Market.

  • Sex and the City Hotspots Tour

    6. Sex and the City Hotspots Tour

    Take a guided coach tour of Manhattan, and follow in the footsteps of the sexy Sex and the City characters. Follow your guide on a 3-hour journey into the world of Carrie & Co. and discover the places that they conquered in New York City. Sip on drinks as their favorite bars, shop their most-beloved retail haunts, and gossip where they gossiped. The tour takes in more than 40 locations, including the bakery where Miranda stuffed cupcakes into her mouth, and the church where Samantha met "The Friar." You will get the chance to shop at The Pleasure Chest, where Charlotte bought her Rabbit, and to go to the gallery in Soho where Charlotte worked. Stop at a bar used in the Sex and the City series and get discounted drinks. Visit the furniture store where Aidan designed his tables and chairs as you get a sneak peak at locations from the Sex and the City movie. You are invited to dress up a...

    Melisa was absolutely brilliant & made it so much fun. Definitely recommend this trip.

  • Manhattan: Sightseeing Walking Tour

    7. Manhattan: Sightseeing Walking Tour

    Discover the top sights of New York alongside a knowledgeable guide. Admire the iconic buildings of Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, see the famous Charging Bull statue on Wall Street, and visit the 9/11 Memorial. Pass through bohemian Greenwich Village to Five Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy. Learn about the history of these areas and how they have contributed to the diverse demographics of New York. During your time in Midtown, visit Central Park and head past the Rockefeller Center. Look out for other landmarks such as Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and the shops of 5th Avenue.

  • Gossip Girl Sites Tour

    8. Gossip Girl Sites Tour

    Led by a local actress, experience a day in the life of Manhattan's elite on this 3 hour tour of the Gossip Girl sites. Written by Cecily Von Ziegesar, the hit TV show is America’s most popular teen drama, starring hot young actors, such as Blake Lively (Serena Van der Woodsen) and Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald). “Hello, Upper East Siders!” is Gossip Girl’s opening line to every episode, and on the Gossip Girl New York Tour, you will feel like Gossip Girl is talking directly to you! More than 40 Manhattan locations have been used in filming the show, and the dedicated “Gossip Girl” tour will let you explore them. Check out the spots where the gossipy characters take on the roles of socialite teenagers in New York City. Take a look at the Upper East Side elite society of sex, drugs, jealousy, and the pressures of the prestigious academic institutions they attend. Pass the Vera Wang bo...

    Katie was a great tour guide....very fun, friendly, engaging. Answered all our questions.

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2-Hour Family Tour

    9. Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2-Hour Family Tour

    On any trip to New York City with children, a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must. Meet your guide and decide together what you want to see first from any of the varied collections spanning the museum, such as ancient Greek sculpture, Renaissance altarpieces, Medieval armor, American portraiture, or Impressionist landscapes. Discover how artists have communicated narrative throughout history using a variety of mediums. The Metropolitan is a journey through the world’s greatest art. Your guide will show you how you can connect with each work. At New York City’s most visited museum and attraction, you will experience the best of human creativity from across the globe.

  • NYC: Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Natural History Tour

    10. 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 ...

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What people are saying about Metropolitan Museum of Art

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Our guide, Nina, made seeing The Met, a whole new experience, even for this long term member. She provided history, context and helpful insight in a way that was not overwhelming, but engaging. Her broad based knowledge of the museum meant we had an excellent overview of the top works of art, and many of the less celebrated artists as well. I can highly recommend this tour.

Nina Grand did a wonderful job moving us quickly through hordes of people to get to all the key sites efficiently so that we were able to see much more than we would have on our own. She took all our interests and needs in to account and was knowledgeable about the museum and its art. Nice to spend an afternoon with her!

Had a great time. The guide was friendly and informative and we learned a lot more than we would have exploring on our own. Would highly recommend.

Katherine was amazing, and was able to adapt the tour, for a wide range of ages. Would highly recommend

Robin my tour guide was outstanding. So knowledgeable.