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

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Enjoy a guided, skip-the-line tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art which features one of the most comprehensive art collections in the world. The attraction offers nearly two million pieces of art from over the past 5,000 years. Highlights include artifacts from ancient Greece and Egypt as well as paintings from artists such as Van Gogh and Seurat.

2 to 8 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Tour duration approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Admission includes private tour guide and all entrance fees.
  • Avoid waiting in line with skip-the-line tickets.
  • View works by Pollock, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and more.


from The MET Tour - Metropolitan Museum of Art Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
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 a knowledgeable young guide on this 2.5-hour 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.

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 the 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 the 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
• 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

What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel for a full refund up to 48 hours before the tour start times.

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is approximately 2-2.5 hrs.

What ages are recommended for the tour?

All ages are welcome.

Where is the tour meeting point?

The meeting point is by the Information Desk in front of the Egyptian Pharaoh statue, in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

When does the tour start?

Tour starts at 10:30 AM, 2 PM, daily and there is a 5 PM option on Friday and Saturday nights.

What does my admission include?

Included in the admission are a professional tour guide and all entrance fees.

Do tours operate rain or shine?

Whether it rains, snows, or shines, we run our tours. We advise you to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation available?

There is no pick-up or drop-off available. This includes Airport transfer/shuttle services. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

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.