This is the best way to enjoy some of the most beloved works of the Met in a short amount of time. Our expert art guide will lead you on a carefully-curated route through the absolute highlights of this enormous collection, while giving you the background and supplementary info to help you appreciate what you see.
Take Walks: Take a morning to appreciate the masterpieces of the Met.
You can spend days wandering the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but if you only have two hours, the best way to see it is with an expert guide. It took us months of work and refinement to create an itinerary that showed you everything you really can't miss in just two hours. But when we finally did it, we knew we had something special.
This isn't just a stroll through an art musuem, it's an whirlwind adventure through the history of global art. Along the way you'll see selected works from Van Gogh, Rodin’s Thinker, Monet’s Water Lillies, mummies from Egypt, ancient sculptures from Rome and Greece and even Bisj Poles from Papua New Guinea.
Of course, we also have to take you inside the Temple of Dendur, an Egytpian Temple that was transplanted into the museum, whole, from Egypt. Whether you're a seasoned art buff or a young child, this ancient structure will drop your jaw.
As you move through the museum, your guide will give you and your small group of no more than 15 people the context and background to help you enjoy and appreciate each masterpiece you encounter. Whether it's the story of exactly how the museum managed to tansport an entire stone temple from Egypt, or what makes the Water Lillies such important works, you'll come away from this tour with a deeper understanding and appreciation for all types of art.
If you take this tour from May through October, you'll end with a special visit to the Met's rooftop, which offers beautiful views over Central Park. Here you're guide will leave you to appreciate the scenery, or grab a drink at the rooftop bar. Linger as long as you like, or head back down into the galleries to take a second look at all that art.
The Metropolitan Museum is one of the most interesting museums in the world and finding your way there on your own can be tricky. With the excellent guidance of our guide, though, that problem was solved. He took us through the first floor of the museum and gave us interesting insights and explained everything. The only thing I'm sorry about is the lack of time we had to explore more the second floor, but it was the highlights tour so it's understandable.
Our guide was just wonderful. Our whole family, including 3 teenagers, enjoyed the experience. We have recommended the guide and Walks of New York to others.