Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

167 reviews

2 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Enjoy a carefully curated route through NYC's incomparable Metropolitan Museum of Art that will ensure you don't miss any of the highlights.
  • Marvel at treasures from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, along with iconic works like Monet's Water Lilies, Picasso's Blue Period paintings, and more.
  • Get a quick (but thorough) snapshot of one of America's greatest collections of art, even if you're short on time.
  • Explore in the company of an art expert guide who will reveal the hidden 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
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Local English-speaking guide

Experience the greatest highlights of the Met Museum on an expertly curated, two-hour tour.

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Kevin gave an info packed tour, with humor and personality.
Verified · John · Jul 05, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
Ryan on the Met Highlights tour was an amazing tour guide. Knowledgeable, organised and extremely witty, he made the tour an absolute pleasure. I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour.
Verified · Ian · May 21, 2023 · Australia · Male · 65 to 74 years
Our tour guide Ryan, was extremely well informed and knowledgeable. He handled the group with ease and was very pleasant. Although the museum was very busy, Ryan was always able to keep the group together. His tour was very informative and both a fun, and learning experience.
Verified · Bob · May 16, 2023 · USA · Male · 65 to 74 years
As a first-time visitor, I wouldn’t have wanted to tackle The Met on my own. The guided tour was wonderful because the guide was so knowledgeable and the group was small.
Verified · Valerie · May 16, 2023 · Canada · Female · 65 to 74 years
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
Verified · Scott · Mar 20, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 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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