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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.

  • Gossip Girl Sites Tour

    2. 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.

  • New York: Best of the Metropolitan Museum 2-Hour Tour

    3. New York: Best of the Metropolitan Museum 2-Hour Tour

    Avoid wandering around the Metropolitan Museum in New York lost and confused, and discover the highlights of the museum's huge collection with an expert guide. Tour in small groups of no more than 15 participants (for a more intimate experience), following a carefully-planned itinerary that starts in Ancient Egypt. See perfectly preserved Ancient Egyptian tombs, and tiny dioramas that show what life was like in the times of Tutankhamun. Learn about their burial rituals in the Egyptian mummies area, and see the Met’s mascot “William.” Continue to the Temple of Dendur, and discover a temple of Ancient Egypt smack in the middle of Central Park! Your guide will provide all the gossip about this and other exhibits, such as how Jackie O procured the Temple of Dendur for the Met; tales about the armor of Britain’s infamous King Henry VIII; and how some think the Antioch Chalice may be “The Ho...

    I think the MET was the best museum we've visited in NY and it's huge. You really need to spend a full day in it. Having a guide for a 2h tour provides you with a quick way to see the highlights as well as learn to orientate within the vast museum. Our guide in particular was very pleasant and with many stories to tell about the things she presented to us. Things that are not included in most book guides. She could answer our question or simply say so when she didn't know the answer. It's a difficult job to choose what to show, but she did a great job.

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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.

Very nice tour with a very nice guide: Shae. She was very enthusiastic and that made it fun. There are a number of stops to take pictures and in between we got to see parts of the series that we just drove past. Very nice.

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.

Amazing tour in every way. My daughter loved it and our guide was incredible.

Very well! I just wish I had more time to take photos! I had a great time