Meet The Met: Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

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This is a comprehensive tour of the enormous Met collection, but that doesn't mean it takes all day. Instead, an expert guide will lead you through 5,000 years of art, from Ancient Egypt to modern America, in just about 3 hours.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the largest collections in the world, so trying to see all the highlights in a single visit is difficult, to say the least. Not when you take a Met tour with an expert Walks guide though. In a little over 3 hours they'll lead you on an epic journey through the history of global art.

Approximately 3 hrs 15 mins

(If you would like to book this tour now through February 2020 please click here.)

On this specially-planned route you'll step inside the Temple of Dendur, which was transported intact from Egypt; visit an ancient Roman bedroom that survived the destruction of Pompeii; ponder the use of color in French Expressionist art; learn about ceremonial clothing from Papua New Guinea; find peace surrounded by Monet's Water Lilies; and marvel at masterpieces by a plethora of artists, including Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Picasso and Vermeer.

As you move through the Met Museum your expert guide will help you decode and interpret the art, as well as telling you the stories and context behind each work. This isn't just a walk through a great art collection, it's a journey around the many cultures of the globe, allows you to soak up a rounded sample of the very best that artists have produced over the last 5,000 years. You'll also visit the Met's lovely rooftop garden, for incredible views over Central Park.

Compared to our shorter, highlights tour, our Extended Met tour covers more of the American artworks of the collection, including Sargent's controversial Madame X, the iconic Washington Crossing the Delaware and more. You'll also see more international masterpieces, like those by Vermeer, Rembrandt and Jacques-Louis David.

By limiting our group sizes to only 15 people or fewer we've ensured that your experience will be relaxed and informal, your guide easy to interact with. So our Met Museum tours are more like time spent with friends than a lecture.

* Ancient Egyptian Tomb Models (original and perfectly preserved)
* Temple of Dendur
* Egyptian mummies
* Armor of King Henry VIII
* Antioch Chalice a.k.a. the "Holy Grail"
* Greek and Roman Statuary
* Ancient Roman Frescoes
* Tiffany glass and mosaics
* Bisj Poles from New Guinea
* Claude Monet “Water Lillies”
* Vincent van Gogh - Selected Works
* Auguste Rodin - Sculptures
* Rembrandt van Rijn - Portraits
* Johannes Vermeer - Selected Paintings
* Jacques-Louis David's Death of Socrates
* Madame X by John Singer Sargent
* Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emmanuele Leutze
* Rooftop Garden (May-October only, weather permitting)

* Pre-arranged Met Museum tickets, with donation included
* Expert tour guide
* Small groups of only 15 people or fewer

* Gratuities
* Hotel pick-up/drop-off
* Food/Beverages

Main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum, at the statue of the Pharaoh, to your right upon entering

Inside the Metropolitan Museum

No Seating plan available.


Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Avenue
New York 10028