The Best of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2 Hours

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Easily one of the best art museum in the world, with works spanning 6 continents and over 6,000 years, the Metropolitan is so vast you could easily spend days inside. If you don’t have days to spare, our Met Express Tour cuts to the core.
Your 2-hour tour starts when you meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people at the entrance to the Met. The small group size ensures that you can ask all the questions you want and never miss a word of what your guide is saying. After a brief intro, it’s off to find some of the most bizarre and quirky pieces hidden within the enormous collection. A hippo with a limp? Check. A wardrobe malfunction from ancient Egypt? Yup. There’s even some kinky flemish dinnerware (if age appropriate, of course). You’ll also get the funny and fascinating backstories on more famous works and learn about the wild lives of artists like Monet and Van Gogh. Don’t forget about the butt-themed scavenger hunt; prepare yourself accordingly.

What's Included

Local Expert Guide

Pre-arranged Met Museum tickets

What's Not Included


Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The Temple of Dendur is occasionally rented out for private events with no advance notice provided. While usually this occurs in the evening times, closures may impact this tour. In such cases, other works from the Egyptian collection will be substituted.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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 ne
  • Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to New York government guidelines for the most up to date information.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This is an art museum tour for people who don’t usually take art museum tours. If you are visiting with young people, or don’t have much experience with art, or simply want to learn some unique things about famous works, this is an entertaining way to see some of the finest works in America, and have a good laugh while you’re at it.

All of our guides are seasoned art lovers who have spent years studying the works in the Met. This twisted tour gives them a chance to show off their knowledge without the stiffness that usually characterizes museum tours. It's a unique experience for people of all ages and experiences and once you’ve taken it, you’ll never look at art in the same way.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

New York City
Easily one of the best art museums in the world, with works spanning 6 continents and over 6,000 years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York is so vast you could easily spend days inside.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Worth it!
Christopher_O, 10-12-2022
Social, personable and knowledgeable tour guide! Mel was fantastic! It was a lovely afternoon, wear good shoes.
Amazing walking tour of The Metropolitan Museum
CyranoH, 03-12-2022
Katie was our tour guide and she really made the experience fun, informative and thought-provoking. She was amazing! We especially enjoyed the Egyptian section and the Impressionist paintings. My daughter also loved the modern and abstract art.
hallies107, 20-11-2022
Kate’s tour was interesting, informative, and entertaining! Would go again and highly recommend to anyone visiting the Met.
Kevin was great!
197susanw, 05-11-2022
Kevin was unbelievable! We spent the majority of our time in Egypt, which was fascinating. He taught us so much about what to notice and pay attention to with art. Highly recommend!
This was a fascinating way to see the art and learn unique and intricate details we wouldn’t have picked up on otherwise
Sarah B, 04-11-2022
Kevin did an amazing job on our tour! Very knowledgeable and passionate in showing us around. We really enjoyed this tour and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

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