5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Use your skip-the-line entrance ticket to see world-renowned artistic masterpieces at the legendary Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City! Hear your knowledgeable guide discuss the significance of numerous paintings and incredible sculptures on this morning highlights tour of the largest art museum in the US. Then delight in panoramic views of Central Park and the New York skyline from the museum's rooftop terrace (during summer months). This small-group tour is limited to 20 people (12 with upgrade) for a more intimate experience.


  • Skip-the-line admission with guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
  • Avoid potentially long lines with your skip-the-line ticket
  • Take in the best of the Met's staggering collection with the help of your expert guide
  • See art from Europe, America, Asia and Africa, and marvel at the museum's fascinating sculpture and fashion collections
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people (12 with upgrade) to ensure more personalized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Meet your guide and small group on the grand front steps of one of New York's most popular destinations, the massive Metropolitan Museum of Art. Follow your guide past any long ticket lines, courtesy of your skip-the-line access. Despite the crowds, personal headsets ensure you don't miss a moment of your guide's commentary.

Delve into the museum's mind-boggling collection of more than two million works of art from all over the world spanning 5,000 years. With more than two million square feet and 400 galleries, the museum can be an overwhelming experience, but your guide takes you to the most important pieces so you get the most out of your time here. Tour galleries focused on Ancient Egyptian art, Greek and Roman art, European art, Asian Art, African art and Oceanic art. See works from the 17th to 19th centuries in The American Wing, including the historic painting, 'Washington Crossing the Delaware.'

Check out The Costume Institute — which showcases the work of prominent fashion designers — and the impressive displays of musical instruments and weaponry from all over the world. Admire the rich collections of drawings, photography and sculpture. In the warmer months, finish your tour with spellbinding New York City views from the museum's rooftop garden (outdoor terrace is closed from November for 4 calendar months and will reopen in the Spring weather permitting).

Your 2.5-hour overview of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's best works concludes at the museum, so it's easy to continue exploring this fascinating place on your own.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Loved it! Our guide was so knowledgable and, I never would have gone there had it not been for this tour. Excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

VERY informative tour....lasted almost 4 hours as people had lots of questions and the guide answered them thoroughly. Good sampling of all the museum had to offer. The headsets made it very easy to hear all the information even though the museum was crowded.

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