The MET Tour - Metropolitan Museum of Art Skip-the-Line Guided Tour New York, NY

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Skip the lines and get a personalized tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art highlights with an expert guide. From masterpiece paintings by Van Gogh and Seurat to artifacts from ancient Greece and Egypt, its collections include over two million artworks spanning 5,000 years. Maximize your time at one of NYC’s most popular museums on this semi-private MET tour.

up to 2.5 hrs 2 to 8 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Tour duration approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Admission includes professional tour guide and all entrance fees.
  • Avoid waiting in line with reserved entry tickets.
  • View works by Pollock, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and more.
  • Semi-private tour, never more than 8 guests.


from The MET Tour - Metropolitan Museum of Art Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
Drawing crowds akin to the Louvre and British Museum, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art stands as a significant landmark in the Big Apple. Instead of aimless wandering, engage with a knowledgeable guide on a 2.5-hour semi-private tour, providing insights into the museum's history and its housed artworks. An added advantage is the ability to bypass any lines. Opt for a Friday or Saturday evening tour for a more secluded experience.

With over 2 million works of art and artifacts, the Met exhibits items from Ancient Greece and Egypt, as well as modern art from Europe and beyond. The tour commences at the lavish Great Hall before progressing to the museum's pivotal galleries. In the Medieval Europe Gallery, delve into the history of the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace and examine armor worn by Henry VIII. The American wing features the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange and the iconic portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware River. Explore the European wings to discover the tumultuous and inspiring lives of various painters, including Vermeer, Seurat, and Van Gogh.

The museum itself holds compelling narratives, and the guide will elucidate how this American gallery distinguishes itself from its older European counterparts, especially considering its inception predates the United States reaching 100 years of age.

  • 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
  • Picasso, Seurat, Van Gogh, and more!

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Frequently Asked Questions about The MET Tour - Metropolitan Museum of Art Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

What ages are recommended for the tour?

All ages are welcome.

Where is the tour's meeting point?

The tour meets by the Information Desk in front of the Egyptian Pharaoh statue, in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

What does the tour include?

This experience includes a semi-private Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) tour, a professional tour guide and all entrance fees.

Does this tour offer pick up or drop off?

No, this tour does not provide transportation. Uber or a taxi is recommended.

Is outside food or drink allowed?

No outside food or drink when in the Museums can be brought in.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not allowed, including electronic cigarettes.

Can I take photos during the tour?

Photos are allowed unless otherwise indicated. The use of flash video and selfie sticks are prohibited.

Can I bring my pet?

No pets allowed.

How many people will be on this tour?

This is a semi-private tour with a maximum of 8 guests.

Are the tours in English?

Yes, the tours are led by professional English speaking tour guides.