The MET Tour - Metropolitan Museum of Art Semi-Private Guided Tour

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Commanding crowds on the same level as the Louvre and British Museum, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most important landmarks in the Big Apple. Instead of wandering aimlessly, join an enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide and up to 8 guests on this 2.5 hour semi-private tour that will open your eyes to the history and works of art housed within the museum’s walls. The best part is that you can skip any lines! Consider a Friday or Saturday evening tour for an even more private feel.

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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. During this tour, you’ll 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!

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Henry VIII armor, Tiffany Autumn landscape, Chicago Stock Exchange Stairs, Madame X, Pop culture then and now, Hudson River School, Washington Crossing the Delaware, Jan Vermeer, Madonna with Child, Picasson, Seurat, Van Gogh, and more!

Meeting Point: By the Information Desk in front of the Egyptian Pharaoh statue, in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Duration: 2.5hs
Starting Time Options: 10:30am (6pm option Fri. & Sat. nights)
Days: Daily
Includes: Tour Guide & Museum Entry Tickets


18 years of age or older

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Between 10 - 17 years of age

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  • MelindaW
    Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We went the weekend before Christmas and I was very thankful I booked it. Busiest weekend, lots of people. We didn’t have to wait in line. Worth every penny. We were guided around based on our interests and what we wanted to see. The tour guide was very knowledgeable not only about the Met but, fun NYC facts! We would totally do this again. Thank you for a great experience!

  • MeB
    Our guide was Matt and we loved him! His overall energy was awesome and he know exactly how to give off information with boring us. So happy we chose Babylon City Tours