• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 2 hours or 3 hours and 15 minutes
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It’s possible to spend an entire day inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and still not see everything. Which is why this 2- or 3-hour tour is the best way to take advantage of the riches that are inside one of the world’s greatest art museums. With a knowledgeable guide at your side the entire time, you’ll see the highlights of the collection and get special insight into the works of art on display. Best of all, this tour allows you to skip the line and just waltz right into the Met. From May to October, you can also lounge on the rooftop garden and get great views over Central Park. This small-group tour is limited to just 15 people.


  • Metropolitan Museum of Art tour with an informative guide
  • Skip the line with a pre-reserved ticket
  • View Egyptian mummies and other Ancient Egypt artifacts
  • See Greek statues, Roman frescoes and famous works by Monet, Van Gogh and Rodin
  • Visit the rooftop garden for panoramic views of Central Park
  • Choose a 2-hour express tour or a 3-hour extended tour
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people provides an intimate experience

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What You Can Expect

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

Tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art's extensive art collection with a guide.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – or, as it’s affectionately called by New Yorkers, The Met – boasts an immense collection of art and artifacts that span more than 6,000 years of human history. It’s one of the world’s great museums. So great, it has the ability to overwhelm even its most artistically astute visitors. This tour, though, is the antidote to that.

Skip the line and stroll right into the museum. After meeting your guide in the lobby you’ll be off on either a 2- or 3-hour tour, your guide explaining the significance of each piece of art you stop to look at and will curate a perfect tour of the museums highlights.

See the Itinerary below for details about each option.


Customer Reviews

Robert A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This three hour tour with Katie was excellent. She was extremely informative and entertaining and guided us around the rabbit warren that is the museum. It was packed with families and it must have been tricky keeping us all together. The queues for the toilets were a downside! We also found it difficult ti find Katie at the meeting point and would have appreciated a better system for finding our way into the museum and finding her.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The tour guide was amazing! She was interesting and tried to keep everyone of all ages engaged and entertained. Highly recommend!

Lyle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a good job showing us the highlights of the extensive collections. This gave us good direction in deciding what we would like to explore in more depth. I would recommend this tour for all first time visitors so as not to be overwhelmed by the vast building and galleries.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

SCOTT was the beat guide! Even if he was from Michigan - haha!!!
He was personal and gracious, mannerly and interesting. He gave us what we wanted and MORE! I agree we spent too much time in Egypt and not enough on paintings, but it was an excellent tour! Not too taxing on my 81 year MIL.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was superb. The guide was a walking library with so much knowledge and stories. We deviated at the end to see other areas of the museum not included but it is very comprehensive and with every penny of it. Must come back to spend a week here!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Best way to go through the Met for your first visit - we would've been so lost without our tour guide Katie! She was very interactive and answered any and all questions we had.

Kenneth F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent Tour by Guide Katy. We are not big Art fans, but Katy made this tour extremely interesting and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.
Katy's love and excitement for the Artwork / Artists was so strong and this really added to the enjoyment of the Tour. Katy was very knowledgable, shared lots of History, and kept the pace moving at a good speed which we also really liked as it allowed us to see more.
I would highly recommend taking this Tour with Katy and doing the extended 3 1/2 hours as it flys by very quickly because she makes it so interesting. Thanks very much Katy !!

Jo Ann A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

I was a great and informative way to get a taste of the Met

Jonathon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

would recommend

Kathleen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Stephan was an awesome guide. I learned so much. Highly recommend!

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