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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Extended Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily except Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Start time
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art tour timings:
    Sunday, Monday and Thursday: 10:45am
    Friday and Saturday: 3pm
  • Duration
    3 hours and 15 minutes
Inclusions
  • Guided tour of The Met
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (15+)
  • Child (2-14)
  • Infant (0-1)

Key Highlights

  • Explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art with a knowledgeable guide in tow
  • Visit The Met, one of NYC’s most popular and busiest attractions
  • A small group with limited members ensures a personal and interactive experience with your guide
  • See art by Van Gogh, Picasso, Singer Sargent and more
  • Learn about the Ancient Egyptian burial techniques
  • Marvel at the monument from Pompeii, see the Temple of Dendur and other invaluable artworks

Overview

Enjoy an extended tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s greatest art museums. Enjoy a perfect introduction to a broad spectrum of art, jewellery, ancient relics and architecture on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people. With a knowledgeable guide in tow, study ancient Egyptian art along with Renaissance masterpieces. See the Temple of Dendur and Washington Crossing the Delaware, an oil-on-canvas painting by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze.

The Met boasts of artworks spanning six continents and more than 6,000 years, making it one of the top NYC attractions. Prepare to travel the world without even leaving Central Park and take in masterpieces and unparalleled works of art from across the globe!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Duration

    3 hours and 15 minutes

  • Start time

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art tour timings:
    Sunday, Monday and Thursday: 10:45am
    Friday and Saturday: 3pm

  • Meeting Point

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Meet the tour at the main lobby of The Metropolitan Museum, at the statue of the Pharaoh, on your right upon entering.
    1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
    By Metro-North Railroad
    Take the Hudson, Harlem, or New Haven Line to Grand Central. From there, take the following:
    Subway: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. This walk is about a half mile and takes approximately 10 minutes.
    Bus: Take the M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus along Madison Avenue to 83rd Street.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Itinerary

  • Meet the tour guide at the main lobby of The Metropolitan Museum. You will explore the museum with your guide and a small group for a personal and interactive experience. Admire ancient Egyptian art along with Renaissance masterpieces, see the Temple of Dendur and Washington Crossing the Delaware, an oil-on-canvas painting by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze.

    Founded in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art boats of one of the biggest art collections in the world. One of the major attractions of New York City, the Met attracts art connoisseurs from all over the world. On this extended tour of the museum, you can spend time exploring the collection of ancient Egyptian art dating back to the Paleolithic era, the masterpieces in the European Paintings’ galleries, the ‘New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia’, the American galleries with a wide variety of decorative and fine art and the Egyptian, African and Oceania galleries among other highlights.

    One of the best spots in The Met is the roof garden, which features rotating sculpture installations by contemporary and 20th century artists. Noteworthy artists including Jeff Koons, Andy Goldsworthy and Imran Qureshi have all shown here.

    After the tour, you are free to continue exploring the museum on your own.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Guided tour of The Met
  • Food
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

The Rooftop garden is only accessible for the months of May through October.

Non-flash photography is allowed. However, Flash Photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the museum. Selfie sticks are also prohibited.

All of pieces listed in the tour description are viewable the vast majority of the time. However, the MET occasionally allows certain works to travel in temporary exhibitions or be lent to other institutions.

The MET also allows private parties to book out certain rooms for events (most commonly the Temple of Dendur), rendering them inaccessible for the duration of the event. If one of the listed pieces is unable to be viewed, the guide, at their discretion will substitute another piece of important value.

Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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