3 hours 15 mins
This is a comprehensive tour of the enormous Met collection, but that doens't mean it takes all day. Instead, an expert Walks guide will lead you through 5,000 years of art, from Ancient Egypt to modern America, in just 3 hours.
Take Walks: Take a trip around the world, without leaving Central Park!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the largest collections in the world, so trying to see all the highlights in a single visit is difficult, to say the least. Not when you take a Met tour with an expert Walks guide though. In a little over 3 hours they'll lead you on an epic journey through the history of global art.
On this specially-planned route you'll step inside the Temple of Dendur, which was transported intact from Egypt; visit an ancient Roman bedroom that survived the destruction of Pompeii; ponder the use of color in French Expressionist art; learn about ceremonial clothing from Papua New Guinea; find peace surrounded by Monet's Water Lilies; and marvel at masterpieces by a plethora of artists, including Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Picasso and Vermeer.
As you move through the Met Museum your expert guide will help you decode and interpret the art, as well as telling you the stories and context behind each work. This isn't just a walk through a great art collection, it's a journey around the many cultures of the globe, allows you to soak up a rounded sample of the very best that artists have produced over the last 5,000 years. You'll also visit the Met's lovely rooftop garden, for incredible views over Central Park.
Compared to our shorter, highlights tour, our Extended Met tour covers more of the American artworks of the collection, including Sargent's controversial Madame X, the iconic Washington Crossing the Delaware and more. You'll also see more international masterpieces, like those by Vermeer, Rembrandt and Jacques-Louis David.
With small groups of just 15 people or fewer, you'll have unparalleled access to your guide, whose encyclopedic knowledge of art and history will unlock the many worlds of art contained in the Met.
I was glad we purchased a tour because we learned more and saw the best of the best in the museum. We actually stayed longer to check out more of the museum and felt we needed a few more hours beyond that. I will definitely go back the next time I am in New York.
I would highly recommend it to friends. Our guide was wonderful! She was knowledgeable, interesting, professional and generous with her time.
Silver tours have small groups & skip the line access, guaranteed.
Get a sample of the Met on our shorter 2-hour tour, seeing a few key pieces of the collection before ending with incredible rooftop views over Central Park.