Central Park and The Met Museum Private Tour in New York City, NY

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Overview

Adventure through New York City’s urban green spaces and halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a private NYC walking tour. Stroll through the heart of Central Park and its iconic sites like Strawberry Fields and Bethesda Terrace. Tour the galleries of the Met that houses renowned artworks of Monet, Degas, and so much more. All with your own personal guide.

up to 2 hrs 1 to 8 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York City Travel Experts
  • See the interesting sights of Central Park and MET Museum on this walking tour!
  • Tour duration is approximately 3 hours.
  • Suitable for families and culture vultures of all ages.
  • Includes entrance and access to the MET Museum.
  • Food and gratuities are not included.
  • This is an exclusive guided walking tour.

Description

from Central Park and The Met Museum Private Tour
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - known to locals simply as The Met - is one of the world's largest and most famous art museums, with a permanent collection of over two million works of art. With over 5 million visitors each year, there's no better way to experience this legendary institution than with an expert private guide.

On your private tour, you will:

-Enjoy a guided tour of the MET - the world’s third most-visited art museum;
-Learn about the MET'S fascinating history, the building itself and how the collections were acquired;
-See renowned paintings by Botticelli, Da Vinci, Degas, Monet, Picasso, David, Van Gogh, and more;
-Explore the extensive collection of sculptures from the Ancient Greco-Roman era to Canova and Rodin;
-Enjoy the Egyptian art and architecture, including the ancient Temple of Dendur;
-Enjoy contemporary art including pieces by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Jasper Johns;
-See the rooms, which starred in several iconic movies about art theft including The Thomas Crown Affair and Ocean's Eight;
-Learn all about the iconic MET Gala - a major fundraising ball hosted by Vogue each year;
-Finish your tour inside the museum, where you can continue to explore at your leisure.

Explore New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art – colloquially referred to as ‘the Met’ with an expert private guide on this fascinating 2-hour tour of the largest museum in the Americas, with one of the most extensive collections of art and historic artifacts in the world: around two million works from over 5000 years of history.

The Met was founded in the late 19th century by locals who felt the city lacked an adequate art scene. Since then, it has grown to become one of the 50 largest charities in the United States.

On your private tour, your guide will take you through several museum highlights, including its antiquities collection, which covers everything from the Romans, Egyptians, and Greeks to Polynesia and East Asia. See the Temple of Dendur, recovered from Egypt in the 1960s, and the Sphinx of Hatshepsut, which dates back to the 15th century BC.

The MET also houses an incredible collection of art from the Renaissance maestros, the Dutch Golden Age, the French Romantics, the Impressionists, and the post-impressionists and more. You will see some of the world’s most famous paintings, and your guide will tell you the life stories of some of the artists - as well as the meanings behind the works of art.

You'll see truly iconic works by Raphael, Titian, and Caravaggio and Rembrandt's Aristotle with a bust of Homer. The MET also has an enviable collection of Impressionists - including Monet's Waterlilies, Van Gogh's Self Portrait with a Straw Hat, Mary Cassatt's 'Young Mother Sewing', and Degas' ballet dancers. There is also a portrait of Gertrude Stein by Picasso - famous for being the wealthy patroness of the so-called 'Lost Generation' in Paris.

As well as exquisite sculptures from Ancient Greece and Rome, you will see work by the incomparable Gian Lorenzo Bernini the Italian Baroque genius, exquisite work including Perseus with the Head of Medusa by neo-classical maestro Canova and Rodin's ''Burghers of Calais''. The whole MET experience is truly breathtaking - the architecture of the building is as beautiful as the work it houses.

It is clear why this has become such an iconic place and why it has starred in so many movies over the years - not least films about expensive art heists like the Thomas Crown Affair!

End the tour inside to continue at your own leisure.

Inclusions:
- A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group
- MET museum admission tickets

Exclusions:
- Food and drink
- Gratuities
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Transportation

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Frequently Asked Questions about Central Park and The Met Museum Private Tour

Where is the meeting point for this NYC tour?

You will meet your guide at Dakota Building, 1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023, or as advised on your e-ticket. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is this Travel Curious tour?

The Central Park and The Met Museum Private Tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

What does the tour include?

The tour includes tickets to the MET museum tickets, a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour.

What will we see on the Central Park and The Met Museum Private tour?

You will stroll Central Park for about an hour, where you will see Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, and the Monument to Hans Christian Andersen. Your tour also includes the MET Museum, the world's third most-visited art museum, where you will see exhibits that showcase Degas, Monet, Pollock, Picasso, David, Van Gogh, and more.

Is transportation included?

No.

Is parking provided?

No, but there are multiple parking garages and street parking available near departure point. One of which is the MET Museum parking which charges according to length of stay, time of the day, and day of the week. You can also contact the phone number on your e-ticket to ask for advise on how to get to the departure point via car or public transport.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

This tour is suitable for all ages. All guests must be at moderate physical fitness as the majority of the Central Park and The Met Museum Private tour will be spent walking.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities (optional).

What should I wear?

Casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.

How many people will be on the tour?

This is a private walking tour and your group, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?

All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.