Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

95 reviews

2 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Join this carefully curated tour of NYC's incomparable Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Get a quick (but thorough) snapshot of the absolute highlights of The Met
  • Excellent for those short on time, those with limited attention spans, and kids!
  • Meet an expert art-inclined guide, revealing stories behind the masterpieces
  • Sites Visited
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
  • Ancient Egyptian Galleries
  • Temple of Dendur
  • Tomb of Perneb
  • Greek and Roman Galleries
  • Auguste Rodin (Sculptures)
  • Vincent van Gogh (Paintings)
  • Picasso and Degas (Paintings)
  • Claude Monet (Water Lilies)
  • John Singer Sargent (Madame X)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Metropolitan Museum of Art

The greatest highlights of The Met - all in two hours!

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We seemed to spend a bit long at the exhibits we visited. Because of that, we didn’t get to cover very much of the museum in our 2 hour tour. I’d prefer to have a more brief discussion at each stop and cover much more of the museum in our tour
Scott · Mar 20, 2023 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
Mel did a great job showing us the highlights of The Met. We got so much more out of the time than we would've on our own!
Andrew · Mar 14, 2023 · United States · Male · 45 to 54 years
I really recommend this tour Bryan our guide was excellent and we had fun with him He was knowledgeable and very kind! Join the tour it worth!
Ilaria · Mar 05, 2023 · Italy · Female · 35 to 44 years
Roberto’s MET tour was knowledgeable on many levels, from her introduction, and the founding of the Metropolitan Museum. Her extensive understanding of the collection at the Museum was astounding. I truly enjoyed this tour. Thank you
Daniyel · Jan 28, 2023 · United States · Male · 35 to 44 years
This tour packs a lot into its 2 hour running time…very good overall view of the MET…we learned a great deal…our guide Katie was charming, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. This was tour time well spent!
Joe · Jan 15, 2023 · United States · Male · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point

1000 5th Ave (The Metropolitan Museum of Art). Meet in the main lobby to the right of the information desk in front of the large seated Pharaoh. Your guide will have a green Walks sign.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Can I take photos in the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
Non-flash photography is allowed. However, flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the Museum. Selfie sticks are also prohibited.
Is the rooftop garden visitable all year?
Unfortunately not. The rooftop garden is only open from May through October, weather permitting. On other months your Met tour will include extra artworks instead, spending more time inside the Museum.
I use a wheelchair; can I take this tour?
Yes! The Met is fully wheelchair accessible. However, if you cannot climb the stairs of the central entrance to reach the meeting point, there is a ground level entrance one block south, near the intersection of 81st street and 5th avenue. Tell the desk you need to use the elevator to meet a group in the main lobby (at pharaoh statue), which will then secure your entrance ticket. They will provide you with a temporary pass and help direct you upstairs.
Am I guaranteed to see all of the rooms and artworks listed?
All of the pieces listed in the tour description are viewable the vast majority of the time. However, the Met, like nearly all great museums, occasionally allows certain works to travel in temporary exhibitions or be lent to other institutions. The Met also allows private parties to book out certain rooms for events (most commonly the Temple of Dendur), rendering them inaccessible for the duration of the event. If one of the listed pieces is unable to be viewed, the guide, at their discretion, will substitute another piece of important value.

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