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
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 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.

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

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.