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Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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2 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?

This tour is simply the best way to enjoy some of The Met's most beloved works in a limited amount of time (or for those with a limited attention span!). Join an expert art-inclined guide as they lead the way through a carefully curated route passing and pausing at the highlights of NYC's celebrated Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch. Join this carefully curated tour of NYC's incomparable Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Created with Sketch. Get a quick (but thorough) snapshot of the absolute highlights of The Met
  • Created with Sketch. Excellent for those short on time, those with limited attention spans, and kids!
  • Created with Sketch. Meet an expert art-inclined guide, revealing stories behind the masterpieces

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • We ask our guides and guests to wash their hands regularly and carry hand sanitzier
  • Our guides and guests are required to wear masks in accordance with the local government regulations
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

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

COVID UPDATE. Effective August 30, 2021, proof of Covid-19 vaccination (over the age of 12) is required to enter The Met. All those entering (over the age of 18) must provide photo I.D. matching the name on the vaccination record. For full requirements, please check here.

You can spend an infinite amount of time wandering through the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art but a lot of us don't have time for that! This specially curated tour takes the highlights and packs them into two incredible hours of exploration with an art-inclined, passionate guide who kn...

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COVID UPDATE. Effective August 30, 2021, proof of Covid-19 vaccination (over the age of 12) is required to enter The Met. All those entering (over the age of 18) must provide photo I.D. matching the name on the vaccination record. For full requirements, please check here.

You can spend an infinite amount of time wandering through the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art but a lot of us don't have time for that! This specially curated tour takes the highlights and packs them into two incredible hours of exploration with an art-inclined, passionate guide who knows The Met inside and out.

You won't be joining for a quick stroll through any dusty ole' art museum - this is a whirlwind adventure though the history of art! Along the way, your expert guide will show you to works by Van Gogh and Monet, introduce you to some fairly quiet Egyptian mummies, a few stoic statues who traveled all the way from Greece and Rome, and pause at the Bisj Poles... (Bisj, what?)

You'll even wander straight into an Egyptian temple. The Temple of Dendur (a highlight for all!) was brought from Egypt and re-erected in its entirety right here in The Met. No matter your background or age, this ancient structure is jaw-droppingly for all.

Your expert guide not only reveals the history to these works of art, they indulge your senses and help illuminate each masterpiece you encounter. No one leaves this tour without a deeper understanding and appreciation for art and culture.

  • 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
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Scott was fantastic really insightful and made an overwhelming museum approachable and really interesting

Katie was a great guide. She was funny and knowledgeable. We had a great time.


FAQ

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.
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.
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.

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