Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Exclusive Guided Tour - New York City

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    10:30am , 1:30pm , 6pm evening tour available Fridays & Saturdays
  • Departure Details :
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art attracts nearly as many visitors as other leading galleries like the Louvre or the British Museum. On this 2 to 2.5 hour private guided Museum tour, youll be able to skip the line and explore its most famous pieces with the help of an engaging guide who will lead the way. Evening tours are available on Friday and Saturday, for a more intimate experience.


All entrance fees included

Fully narrated tour

Instant Confirmation

Multiple times offered throughout the day

Private guide for a more personalized experience

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Metropolitan museum of art, New york city, New York

Its roughly 2 million works of art and artifacts cover everything from Ancient Egypt to modern art. From the Great Hall, youll visit the museums most important galleries. Pass through the Medieval Europe Gallery on your way to the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace. Explore armory form the Middle Ages, including pieces worn by Henry VIII. The American wing hosts the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange as well as the famed portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware. A host of European painters including Vermeer, Picasso, and Van Gogh await you as you learn about their troubled yet exciting lives. All the while, your guide will explain how this iconic American Museum differs from its older European counterparts, especially since it began before the United States was even 100 years old!
Highlights generally include (if artwork is not on loan or being restored):
Henry VIII armor,Tiffany Autumn landscape,Chicago Stock Exchange Stairs,Madame X, Pop culture then and now,Hudson river School,Washington Crossing the Delaware, Jan Vermeer,Madonna with Child,Picasso, Seurat, Van Gogh,and more!

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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The yellow taxis, the soaring skyscrapers, the street-side hot dog vendors you think you know New york city already, right? Were not so sure. Our English-speaking local guides know the city inside out and can share the stories behind the landmarks that youve seen on TV already. Whether its a historical overview of the colonial days in Lower Manhattan or a cultural romp through the 19th century marvel, Central park, our tours go beyond the clichs. Well delight you with fun yet informative stories to make New York come alive. Take a bite out of the Big Apple with Babylon Tours and see how good it tastes.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes


Skip-the-Line Private Museum Tour

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Duration 2.5 Hours

Wheelchair Friendly

All Entrance Fees

Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)

Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people per booking

Notes: The Met museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Nov-2022

    We could not have asked for the better guide than Mark for the Metropolitan Museum tour. 2 and a half hour just flew by so quickly with Mark's guide and it was an amazing treasure hunt and enlightenment ! Who would have thought that the visit to a museum could be so much fun and exciting? Thank you Mark for your knowledge and passion. I would absolutely do it again with Mark whenever I go back to NYC.

  • 27-Nov-2022

    We loved our tour with James. His knowledge of the museum and the art and the background of the artists was magnificent!

  • 26-Nov-2022

    Mark was an excellent guide for our family. We have three teenagers and Mark did an excellent job in keeping them interested and engaged throughout the tour. We saw a “best of selection” of this absolutely magnificent museum. We highly recommend it and please ask to have Mark, who is an artist himself, as your guide.

  • 18-Nov-2022

    Hi Mark, It was an amazing tour, and we are considering very fortunate to have you as our guide; the tour made our day, one to remember as spectacular and interesting made by your knowledge and interes in art! Thank you again Mark for an amazing experience! We hope to see you in 2024!

  • 16-Nov-2022

    Having never been to The Met or had a private tour anywhere, we didn't know what to expect. Mark blew us away with his positive and upbeat attitude. His knowledge and insight allowed us to 'see' the art and not merely look at it. A wonderful experience and we are planning another trip to bring our adult children!!! Can't wait to introduce the kids to The Met and Mark!!!

  • 14-Nov-2022

    The entire tour was wonderful and informative. Jeff did an excellent job showing us so many pieces and explaining the significance. We also LOVED the hearing the "little known facts". Highly recommend.

  • 11-Nov-2022

    I was excited - arrived 30 mins early!! Mark Venaglia was our guide n he was excellent. He's also an artist, we were psyched! I was traveling solo n so was another woman in the group. Mark was courteous. He made us feel comfortable, n as a group, very inclusive. Mark made us think/look in depth of the exquisite artworks/sculptures not just from a layman's perspective but an artist - what's in the pictures/sculptures etc, hints to look at that tells a story. Loved it!! I highly recommend this tour. But I do wished that The MET would do evening tours. It would be creepy awesome ;)

  • 07-Nov-2022

    Mark, our tour guide, was terrific. He was knowledgeable, his enthusiasm was contagious, and took the time to answer our questions. I very much enjoyed the Tudor exhibit, and my daughter especially enjoyed the Egyptian art. The building itself was beautiful.

  • 06-Nov-2022

    Best Tour ever! The private skip the line Met Tour was so worth it! Mark was our tour guide and he brought so much passion and knowledge to the tour it brought the art to life. This is definitely the way to go! You will see all the highlights and hear great stories all in a low stress way. I know we saw more and learned more and had fun because of this tour and our guide Mark!

  • 04-Nov-2022

    Our visit to the Met was a 10 out of 10 experience. The Met has fascinating painting, artifacts and architecture at every turn, but what made it an unforgettable, engaging, fascinating and comfortable experience was our guide Jonathan. Thank you Jonathan! Through your back-stories of the artists and cultural context, our interest in art was deepened.

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