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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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.

  • Manhattan: Sightseeing Walking Tour

    4. 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.

  • NYC: Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Natural History Tour

    5. 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 City: Top Sights Walking Tour with Local Guide

    6. New York City: Top Sights Walking Tour with Local Guide

    See the top 30 sights in New York City with a local guide. Start your 5-hour walking on Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Admire the iconic buildings, pass Ground Zero, and see the famous Charging Bull statue outside the New York Stock Exchange. Continue to Greenwich Village through Five Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy. Learn the history of these areas from your informative guide. Head to the Rockefeller Center, past The Flatiron Building, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, 5th Avenue, Times Square, New York Public Library, and the Chrysler Building. Central Park is your next destination. Sights along the way include the NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Station, Carnegie Hall, and more. Stroll through the park, then finish your tour at the Guggenheim. 

    The best tour I have had in NYC. Jonah knew all the best places to see and the easiest route to get there. I definitely got my step count up for this tour. But most of all the variety of food and information in regards to culture was amazing. And best of all I was even more lucky to be in a group of just 3 people. And most of all he did the most amazing job of making me look good in pictures. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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

    7. 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.

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

    8. 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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What people are saying about Metropolitan Museum of Art

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based on 4 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.