Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

324 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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Charlie was a great guide and made the tour so interesting for our family which includes two teenagers. Highly recommend!
Verified · Daniil · Apr 02, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Tour was great, Guide was very knowledgable and clear.
Verified · Philip · Jan 23, 2024 · Australia · Male · 45 to 54 years
Katie was such a wonderful guide. She was knowledgeable, shared her own experiences and made the tour fun. It felt more like a day with friends at the MET! She also had a few surprises which was a thoughtful touch. Thank you Katie- you did an exceptional job!
Verified · Jason · Jan 14, 2024 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
Great way to see The Met the first time or if you have limited time to visit. Our tour guide, Jett, was great & we were able to visit the greatest hits & go back to others areas after the tour.
Verified · Ellen · Nov 02, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
We learned things we never would have in our own. Kevin was extremely knowledgeable and so familiar with the art that our 2 hours were packed. It was the perfect tour for our 14 year old. Quick pace and very interesting. He wasnt on his phone at all!
Verified · Abby · Sep 17, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years


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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