Closing Time at the Met with Rooftop Drinks

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2 hrs 30 mins

Max 15

Why take this tour?

Treat yourself to a relaxing evening among some of the most important and beloved works at the Met, capping off your visit with a glass of wine on the rooftop overlooking Central Park and Manhattan beyond. On this unique seasonal visit through this iconic New York landmark, a Walks guide will lead you on a beautifully-curated journey through the incredible collection within, sharing an assortment of colorful stories that will help you better appreciate the beauty before you.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Discover the best of the Met collection with a Walks guide
  • Created with Sketch.From Ancient Egypt to modern America, experience a perfectly-curated cross-section of the Met collection
  • Created with Sketch.Round off your tour with a glass of wine, cocktail, or soft drink on the Met rooftop*, complete with beautiful views
  • Created with Sketch.Small groups of 15 people of fewer guarantee an intimate, elegant evening at the museum

A truly unique New York experience

Indulge in a truly unique New York experience on this elegant Friday evening tour of the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, concluding with rooftop cocktails* and views overlooking peaceful Central Park, bustling Manhattan and beyond.

The Met has a phenomenal collection - spanning periods from Ancient Rome to modern day. Indeed you could spend days wandering this sprawling construction, but if you only have a couple of hours, the best way to see it is in the company of a Walks guide.

Together with your guide, you'll trace a carefully-curated route - perfected over five years of Met tours - to cover not just the iconic works, but a few...

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Indulge in a truly unique New York experience on this elegant Friday evening tour of the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, concluding with rooftop cocktails* and views overlooking peaceful Central Park, bustling Manhattan and beyond.

The Met has a phenomenal collection - spanning periods from Ancient Rome to modern day. Indeed you could spend days wandering this sprawling construction, but if you only have a couple of hours, the best way to see it is in the company of a Walks guide.

Together with your guide, you'll trace a carefully-curated route - perfected over five years of Met tours - to cover not just the iconic works, but a few delightful surprises too, giving you a fully-rounded view of what’s on offer and allowing you to come away with a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, an array of art types.

Your exploration starts in Ancient Egypt, where you’ll step inside a burial chamber, and learn to read the hieroglyphics on the wall. Many visitors rush past displays of figurines found inside excavated tombs, but you won’t. These precious dolls tell an incredible story of what life was like in Ancient Egypt, as your guide will explain. Of course, the Temple of Dendur is another Egyptian gem we won’t miss, made all the sweeter by the story of how it came to be here, at the orders of none other than Jackie Onassis.

Your tour hurdles onwards through time, past ancient Roman statues and onwards to two of the most iconic paintings in the US; the controversial Madame X, and monumental Washington Crossing the Delaware. You’ll see works by Van Gogh and Monet too, along with incredible artifacts from Papua New Guinea (collected by Michael Rockefeller, whose tragic disappearance haunts the collection today).

Finally, with a head full of beauty, you’ll take in perhaps the most overlooked facet of the Met — its incredible views. Your guide will accompany you to the rooftop where you’ll enjoy a glass of wine on us, and twilight views over the city.

A perfect end to a very special New York evening.

*Rooftop access is for tours taking place from May through October, weather permitting. In poor weather, drinks will be held in the Met’s Great Hall Balcony Bar while enjoying some live music.

  • Sites Visited
  • Met Rooftop (seasonal)
  • Temple of Dendur
  • Ancient Egyptian Art
  • Ancient Roman Art
  • Van Gogh's Self-Portrait
  • Monet's 'Water Lilies'
  • Tour Includes
  • Admission to Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Glass of wine/beer/soft drink