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Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights and Guided Tour provided by Walks

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Overview
In the grand Metropolitan Museum of Art, it’s easy to get lost, or to spend hours looking for the exhibits you’d like to see most. On this guided tour, you won’t waste time wandering aimlessly. Bypass the chaos of the entrance lines with a skip-the-line admission ticket, and head inside where your guide’s packed agenda leads you to the top highlights of the museum’s collections in just a few hours.
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You'll start at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USAMeet your guide in the main lobby of museum at the statue of the Pharoah (on your right)
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    Walks
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Central Park
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 3
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USAMeet your guide in the main lobby of museum at the statue of the Pharoah (on your right)
See address & details
Highlights
  • Avoid waiting in the long lines at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's entrance
  • Your guide leads you through the highlights of the museum’s collections
  • Learn about artifacts that span over more than 6,000 years of human history
  • Choose between two tour lengths, depending on how long you’d like to be there
  • Enjoy the city views from the Met’s rooftop garden (October to May only)
What to Expect
Meet your Metropolitan Museum of Art tour guide in front of the Met. Use your skip-the-line admission ticket to avoid the heavy crowds waiting to get in. Your tour begins in the Ancient Egypt section of the museum. From here, you see the armor of King Henry VIII, the Antioch Chalice, and ancient Greek and Roman artifacts. Your guide describes the history and significance of each artifact in the collection as you go. Next, view masterpieces by European masters such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Auguste Rodin before heading up to the rooftop garden to take in sweeping views over Central Park. If you’ve chosen the longer tour time, continue through areas of Dutch, Italian, and Spanish paintings by artists such as Rembrandt and El Greco. When your tour ends, you can stay and explore the Met on your own, or continue on your New York City adventure.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Small groups of only 15 people or fewer
  • Entry/Admission - Walks
  • Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Some pieces of art may not be accessible depending on the rotation of exhibits
  • Rooftop garden is only accessible May through October, weather permitting
  • No flash photography or selfie sticks are permitted
  • Museum is wheelchair accessible; if you cannot access the front entrance via the stairs, there is a ground-level entrance one block south (81st Street and 5th Avenue); the desk there will give you temporary pass and allow you to take the elevator to meet your group in the main lobby
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From 1st March 2020 the duration of the tour is 2 hours 30 minutes
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Alicia W wrote a review Mar 2020
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This tour is fantastic. Kevin was incredibly knowledgable and tied in the influences of art through history. He asked specifically what we were interested in viewing. After the tour he guided us to a specific area of the museum we wanted to explore further. My only complaint is
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights and Guided Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Excellent service is what we strive for here at Walks. We are so glad that you got to join us despite this mishap; Thank you for your kind review and thank you for choosing Walks!
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DoxyandTravelLover wrote a review Mar 2020
Salem, Oregon83 contributions26 helpful votes
We took the extended tour. Katie did a great job of guiding us through the highlights of the Met - with knowledge, story-telling, facts and humor! She made the 3+ hours fly by and we wished we could tour with her longer, She really made the art and artists come alive. She
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights and Guided Tour
Responded 1 week ago
We are so glad that you had such a wonderful tour of the Met with Katie! Thank you for your review. :)
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HaleyNaylor wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our Met guide Katie was accommodating, knowledgeable, professional, and a delight to spend the afternoon with. She went above and beyond and we’d highly recommend this tour with her.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights and Guided Tour
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Thank you for your kind review and recommendation! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with Katie and that her energy and charm helped make your visit to the Met one to remember.
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Vitor G wrote a review Jan 2020
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Kaitie was a great host, sense of humour and lots of information. This tour guarantees a great time in this museum of NY, with a fantastic guide
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights and Guided Tour
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thank you for reviewing your experience with us! We aim to make trips to the Met for insightful and fun than adventuring alone and are delighted to hear that, on this occasion, we succeeded! Thank you for your review.
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Philip N wrote a review Jan 2020
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Katie was totally brilliant.... she made the tour fun and interesting. I had been to the Met a few times before but this tour really joined it all up and had some great history. The hours flew by and I'd easily repeat the tour it was such good fun.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights and Guided Tour
Responded 5 Jan 2020
That's what we love to hear! Thank you for your brilliant review. We hope to see you again!
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