Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights Tour With Skip the Line

Discover personal connections to must-see masterpieces

$60 per adult €55 per adult £47 per adult C$82 per adult A$89 per adult

$55 per child

€51 per child

£43 per child

C$76 per child

A$82 per child

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$60 per adult

€55 per adult

£47 per adult

C$82 per adult

A$89 per adult

$55 per child €51 per child £43 per child C$76 per child A$82 per child

$60 per adult €55 per adult £47 per adult C$82 per adult A$89 per adult

$55 per child

€51 per child

£43 per child

C$76 per child

A$82 per child

review-star
  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • 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 with your included ticket.
  • 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. Plus, you get to skip the line, saving time waiting for entry.

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.

While the itinerary may change based on the Met’s restoration and maintenance schedule, your guide will make sure you see and learn about the incredible art that makes this museum world-famous.

Itinerary

  • The Great Hall

    Greets more than 5 million visitors a year

  • Egyptian Galleries

    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

Itinerary

The itinerary may vary depending on the Met’s maintenance and restoration schedules.

Ticket

Your admission ticket to the Met is included with this tour.

Accessibility 

This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

Tour ending point

This tour ends inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Meeting point

The meeting point is inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art after the security check. Your guide will be waiting with your ticket by the pharaoh statue to the right once you enter the Great Hall.

FAQs

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.

Will I see the best artwork?

We aim to show you the finest works at the Metropolitan during the tour. Please note that specific works are subject to availability. If an art piece that we typically show isn’t currently on display, your guide will substitute it with something else.

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 or 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.