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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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Whether you’re on a short trip to NYC or you're an art lover looking for a more in-depth discovery of the museum, you’ll see the best of the Met’s enormous collection on this small-group tour.

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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I chose the extended 3 hour tour for my daughter aged 14, myself and a friend and I have to say it lived up to my expectations. Our guide was highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaging. He gave us a 'best of ' style tour, considering the size of the collection, which encouraged us to come back another time to explore further. I can thoroughly recommend this tour and it was worth every penny. Thank you!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

One of the most impressive museums of the world !!! Human, but supersized with permanent but as well temporair exhibitions, abolutely
marvellous !!!

Janel A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I learned so much and was entertained as well an enlightened by our tour guide. Highly recommend!

Renate W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The museum is so extensive you can never see it in 3 or 4 hours.
However the guide we had: Kashmir, made the best of it , taking us through some of the most beautiful , various and interesting pieces of art and providing with very good explanations.

Richard G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Wonderful Place to visit. You could spend days there. Guide did an excellent job of providing information in a short amount of time. I would recommend.

Kimberly D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic guided tour! Our guide, Scott, was knowledgeable, friendly, and had a delightful sense of humor! My 11 yr. old daughter sincerely enjoyed herself, as well.
A tour: I would highly recommend the guided tour and would return to take the tour again in the future.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was the highlight of our visit to New York. Stefan, the Tour Leader, was an outstanding guide - incredibly knowledgeable about every part of the museum that we visited and very open to answering questions. In fact, he was so great that we commented we'd love to hire him to take us through the entire museum over the course of a week!

Andree C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The lady that was our tour guide was fantastic!! The museum is very large to say the least and she was great in helping and guiding us thru in the three 3 hours we were their. I highly recommend this tour!!

Kim G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Met can be a daunting museum to visit alone given its size. This tour gave us the opportunity to understand the history of the museum and see some key pieces in a quick 2 hr timeframe our tour guide, Scott, was fantastic and took longer than 2 hrs to ensure we saw much of the museum!. Our visit was richer because of this tour and the stories about the Met's collection that you get with a guide. The tour group was small 7 for us so we could stay together easily and hear everything. We were traveling with our 10 and 11 yr olds and they were never bored or tired the entire time. Excellent, excellent tour that the entire family is still talking about in detail a week later.

Jason R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was great! The guide was exceptionally knowledgeable about the artifacts, history of the meseum and the artists. He also was very flexible and since it was a small group allowed us to go off the typical tour and showed us some special pieces we were interested in.

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