Extended Met: Metropolitan Museum of Art in 3 Hours in New York, NY

Walks LLCMain lobby of the Metropolitan Museum, at the statue of the Pharaoh, on your right upon entering New York, NY 10028
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A unique experience for guests of all ages, the Extended Met: Metropolitan Museum of Art in 3 Hours offers a chance for visitors to get an in-depth look at more than 5,000 years of art from five different continents on a 3-hour guided tour. Guests can enjoy viewing works from Van Gogh, Picasso and more, as well as exploring the Met’s exclusive rooftop terrace (from May through October).

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  • Includes pre-arranged Met Museum tickets, with donation included.
  • Expert local tour guide
  • See famous works from Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne, Rubens, Monet and more.
  • Tour Duration: 3 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Questions are encouraged during tour.
  • Rooftop terrace access included (seasonal).


from Extended Met: Metropolitan Museum of Art in 3 Hours
You may have seen New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art before, but you've never seen it like this. Travel through 6,000 years and across the globe in just a few hours, to gain a greater understanding of the length and breadth of this world-class collection. In small groups of 15 people or fewer, you’ll delve into the history and art of the Met, seeing works come to life through the stories of your expert guide. We start our tour in the ancient world, with a visit to Ancient Egyptian tomb models. Incredibly well preserved, these pieces were a more important discovery than they seem, as they offered pictorial insight into what life in Ancient Egypt was like. This insight continues at the incredible Temple of Dendur, fully intact and surreally displayed inside a naturally lit atrium, nestled in Central Park.

Our world tour returns to New York for stained glass by Tiffany and then hops over to Britain to size up the armor of notorious King Henry VIII. We then head east for the Antioch Chalice, believed by some to be the Holy Grail itself, the cup from which Jesus drank on the night he was betrayed. Believe the story? You’ll have time to debate its merits with your expert guide. For historians our next few stops are a true delight – the Greek and Roman wing contain elegant statues, imperial Roman busts, and intact frescos buried along with those at Pompeii. Off to exotic Oceania to see boldly carved Bisj poles from Papua New Guinea, for which a Rockefeller gave his life. We’ll then moveto the second floor to admire Water Liliesby Monet, a Thinker by Rodin, and the swirling strokes of van Gogh. It’s break time inside the museum or atop the rooftop garden (May-October only, weather permitting) for verdant vistas of Central Park.

If you’ve booked the extended version, the tour continues to the Golden Age of Dutch painting, perusing portraits by Rembrandt and marveling at the virtuosity of Vermeer. After a brief passage through Italy, it’s off to Spain to see El Greco and to France for Jacques-Louis David’s famous
.Death of Socrates
. A little scandal is in store, as your guide gives the inside story of John Singer Sargent’s infamous Madame X
. You’ll then be dwarfed by the immense iconic Washington Crossing the Delaware – one of the most recognized paintings in the United States.

Besides from what’s listed here, you’ll see little surprises and quirks of the collection as you tour. Our small group and expert guides will allow you to ask questions, be engaged, and take the most from your Met experience!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Extended Met: Metropolitan Museum of Art in 3 Hours

Does the tour include tickets to the Met?
Yes. Guests receive prearranged tickets to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

How long is the tour?
The guided tour runs 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Can we ask questions about the art during the tour?

How many people are on a single tour?
We cap our tours at 15 people to ensure that guests have the ability to ask questions, thoroughly experience the art, and have a great time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Will we get to go to the Rooftop Garden?
If your tour is scheduled between May and October, your tour will include the Rooftop Garden (weather permitting).

When should I arrive for my tour?
We ask that guests arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

Can I take pictures inside of the museum?
No flash photography or video is allowed inside the museum. Selfie sticks are strictly prohibited. Non-flash photography is allowed.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes. There is a ground level entrance to the museum near the intersection of 81st street and 5th avenue. Inform the desk you need to use the elevator to meet a tour group in the main lobby (at the pharaoh statue), which will then secure your entrance ticket. They will provide you with a temporary pass and help direct you upstairs.