Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights Tour With Skip the Line
Discover personal connections to must-see masterpieces
- Visit the Met with a guide who will help you appreciate its treasures spanning 5,000 years.
- Discover new perspectives on old masterpieces from around the world.
- Connect with the art on a personal level as you hear the stories and secrets behind these iconic works.
- Explore the architectural beauty of America's largest art museum.
- In summer, enjoy the sweeping views of Central Park and the NYC skyline from the Cantor Roof Garden.
What you'll do
Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a truly awe-inspiring experience. However navigating through one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the world, housing over 2 million works of art spanning 5,000 years of human history ...
Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a truly awe-inspiring experience. However navigating through one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the world, housing over 2 million works of art spanning 5,000 years of human history can be daunting.
Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will share their passion about art and culture to demystify and highlight personal connections to famous works.
From ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art to the European masters and through to contemporary impressionists and more, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the ways in which art has shaped our world throughout history.
Whether you’re visiting the Met for the first time or have a museum membership, this tour’s engaging narratives around the historical context, emotions, and themes behind the art are sure to stimulate your curiosity. Join us as we travel the world through the power of the art at the Met.
The Great Hall
Greets more than 5 million visitors a year
Famous for the Temple of Dendur, an Egyptian monument dedicated to saints and gods, dating to 10 B.C.
The American Wing
Featuring American arts like “Washington Crossing the Delaware” and “Madame X”
European Paintings and Sculpture
Masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, and Degas
Modern and Contemporary Art
Works ranging from Picasso to Pollock
Greek and Roman Art
With the Cubiculum Nocturnum, a reconstructed bedroom from a Roman villa buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
Plan your trip
The itinerary may vary depending on the Met’s maintenance and restoration schedules.
Your admission ticket to the Met is included with this tour.
This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.
Tour ending point
This tour ends inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.
The meeting point is inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art after the security check. Your guide will be waiting by the Mayan monument on the left-hand side of the Great Hall.
What is the rescheduling policy?
We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.
When should I get there?
Plan to show up 30 minutes early. You will have to go through security. The tour starts promptly, and you will not be able to receive your entrance ticket and to catch up if you arrive late.
When is the Cantor Roof Garden open?
The Cantor Roof Garden is typically open from mid-April through October. In winter and early spring, our tour won’t include this stop.
Are gratuities included?
Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.