Guided tour

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

4.9 / 5

18 reviews

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

From $100.70 per person

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art attracts nearly as many visitors as other leading galleries like the Louvre or the British Museum. On this tour you’ll be able to skip the line & explore it’s most famous pieces with the help of an engaging guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided tour of Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Learn about the history of this fascinating building
  • Follow your guide into the largest art collection in New York City
Full description
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 inspiring lives of several European painters including Vermeer, Seurat and Van Gogh in the European wings. The museum itself has stories to tell and your guide will explain how this American gallery differs from its older European counterparts, especially since it began before the United States was even 100 years old! More than just storytellers, your young, passionate and engaging guide will approach touring in a different way. They will bring a personal touch to each tour, adding their own favorite anecdotes and tips along the way. They are there to listen to you, to answer your questions and to create a dialogue – unlike other tours where they just lecture you as you go along. That’s the whole reason why the private and semi-private tour option are offered, to make sure you get the most possible out of your experience. This 2.5-hour guided tour runs daily and it includes entrance fees, a professional art historian guide, and private and semi-private tour options. Gratuities, food, drinks, and pickup or drop-off services are not included.
Includes
  • 2.5 Hour guided tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private and semi-private tour options
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Temporary exhibits
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Maximum of 10 people per tour allowed
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, you will be provided with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases, refunds or discounts will not be provided
  • No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour
  • Comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain, and a hat during summer are recommended
  • Due to increased security measures at many attractions, some can’t be visited from the inside.
  • Wheelchair-friendly tours are available upon request only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Our guide Robin was spectacular!

Our guide texted ahead of time to confirm and coordinate where we would meet. Robin guides for the Met and all other museums, in ADDITION TO Yankee Stadium. She was so knowledgeable, passionate & a great communicator. Robin made our visit to the Met manageable, navigating through like it was her own home. Awesome!

July 6, 2019

Robin my tour guide was outstanding. So knowledgeable.

September 6, 2021

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

July 27, 2021

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