Skip the Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour with Expert Guide

See Washington Crossing the Delaware and America's largest art collection in a small group

Travel Flexibly 4.8 / 5 See All 7 Reviews · 3.00h 15 max · New York, United States

Does a 600,000 square foot museum sound intimidating? Whether you are visiting for the first time or are a lifelong New Yorker, seeing the best of the MET in a day can be overwhelming. With our engaging art historian guides and precisely laid out itinerary, examine all the top works and hidden gems. Learn the history of this incredible museum from its earliest collections to the entire ancient Egyptian temple found right inside. Admission Included.

Tour Details
  • New York's MET with an Expert Guide
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Statues
  • Artifacts of Antiquity
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware
  • Le Brun's Eye-Catching Looking in a Mirror
  • Cezanne
  • Van Gogh
  • Jackson Pollock
  • The New American Wing
  • 2,000 year Old Egyptian Temple

Did you know that the Met is the World's 4th largest Museum? What do Jackie Kennedy, Central Park penthouses and an ancient Egyptian temple have to do with each other? Is there really an ancient biblical figure that moves around and "haunts" the Met? On this 3 hour tour of the Met, learn the vast museum's intricate history and see the great works that populate its walls. This small group tour in New York includes:

  • Skip the Line Metropolitan Museum of Art Tickets (valid for the whole day)

  • An Expert English Speaking Guide

  • Maximum group size of 15

Antiquity

One of the first galleries you will visit is a grand hall full of ancient Greek and Roman statues. Learn how to tell if a statue was made by Romans or Greeks in a very simple way. We will also bring you to a special area that the vast majority skip right past. After about 20 minutes, you will head to more modern art but don't worry you will be back in the Ancient world, this time Egypt later on in the tour. The MET's most valuable piece is the complete Egyptian Temple that you will see late in the tour and learn the crazy history of how it got to New York City.

American Art

At the Met you will see some of the most important works in the history of the United States. Home to works by Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keefe, Jean-Michel Basquiat, the MET has the ultimate collection of 20th Century American Art. With your guide you will also examine Washington Crossing the Delaware, this 1851 painting by Emanuel Leutze is over 20 feet long and wide representing the most famous event of the American Revolutionary War on Christmas night 1776. Often seen as the turning point in the US' War of Independence, once George Washington and his troops landed in Trenton, New Jersey they led a surprise attack on British and Hessian soldiers. This rout of a victory raised all spirits and led to the the establishment of an independent United States of America.

Impressionist Works

Not all great impressionist work is found in Paris. Right in New York City at the MET you will see an incredible collection of 19th and 20th century Parisian works by Monet, Manet, Cezanne and more. These paintings include works from Monet's Water Lillies collection as well as Manet's famous Boating and The Young Lady. Not limited to the 1870's there are also many works by Van Gogh, Picasso and incredible female artists like Rosa Bonheur who's lesser known masterpiece The Horse Fair is found in the impressionist wing.

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12 August 2022
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Jack Moore

It was a great tour. I felt like we were in Europe with all this great art. I've used this company in Paris before and got an email saying they opened up in our adopted home city of NYC. I definitely recommend this tour to visitors and locals if they haven't visited the MET guided.

31 July 2022
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susan beem

Our guide Nina
30 July 2022
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Reviewed by
Mary Fran Drennan

The tour was absolutely amazing and Nina brought it all to life for us. It was more than worth it, could never have navigated the fabulous museum without her

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