Meet the Met: Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

157 reviews

3 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Enjoy a specially-devised route through the museum, designed to ensure you get the most out of your tour
  • Interpret the masterpieces with the help of your guide, and learn the stories behind the artwork
  • Visit the Met's rooftop garden for incredible views over Central Park
  • Sites Visited
  • The Temple of Dendur
  • 'Washington Crossing the Delaware'
  • 'Madame X'
  • Sculpture Gallery
  • Ancient Pompeiian Room
  • Met Rooftop (seasonal)
  • Greek and Roman Statuary
  • Tour Includes
  • Admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Expert art historian tour guide

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Total Customer Reviews: 157

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I booked a tour program on another site, but there was an accident during the tour. It was our first time in New York, and we knew nothing about the Metropolitan Museum. We were very confused. However, we asked for help from an on-site City Walk staff member, who was very kind and connected us to customer service for assistance. The tour guide from City Walk was very easy to find among the crowd. The tour we joined in such a hurry turned out to be much better than we initially expected. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, adjusting the pace so we didnt get tired during the 3-hour tour, showing us around and explaining various points. It was a truly valuable experience for me. Thank you.
Verified · Linda · Jun 28, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Taking the extended tour of the MET was the best way to experience the MET.
Verified · Susan · Jun 08, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
False advertising. Purchased this tour specifically sold as small group. We had 22 people in our group.
Verified · Heidi · Dec 23, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Katie was an excellent tour guide very informative.
Verified · David · Nov 11, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
Phil knows his stuff, all killer no filler, thank you very much indeed Phil.
Verified · Daniel · Oct 16, 2023 · New Zealand · Male · 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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