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New York: Best of the Metropolitan Museum 2-Hour Tour

Product ID: 51632
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See the highlights of one of the world's best art museums on a 2-hour tour of New York’s Metropolitan Museum, and marvel at art and antiquities from ancient civilizations. See preserved tombs of Ancient Egypt, the controversial Antioch Chalice, and more.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Avoid getting lost in the vast galleries of New York's Metropolitan Museum
  • Learn about the burial rites of Ancient Egypt and see well-preserved tombs
  • Hear all the gossip about the Temple of Dendur and the Antioch Chalice
  • Benefit from pre-reserved tickets included in the price you won’t waste time waiting in line
  • See the best of the Met in just 2 hours
  • Enjoy a more intimate, personalized tour in groups of 15 people or less
  • Save time with pre-reserved tickets included in the price
Full description
Avoid wandering around the Metropolitan Museum in New York lost and confused, and discover the highlights of the museum's huge collection with an expert guide. Tour in small groups of no more than 15 participants (for a more intimate experience), following a carefully-planned itinerary that starts in Ancient Egypt.

See perfectly preserved Ancient Egyptian tombs, and tiny dioramas that show what life was like in the times of Tutankhamun. Learn about their burial rituals in the Egyptian mummies area, and see the Met’s mascot “William.” Continue to the Temple of Dendur, and discover a temple of Ancient Egypt smack in the middle of Central Park!

Your guide will provide all the gossip about this and other exhibits, such as how Jackie O procured the Temple of Dendur for the Met; tales about the armor of Britain’s infamous King Henry VIII; and how some think the Antioch Chalice may be “The Holy Grail.”

See ancient works of Greek statuary and Roman frescoes, before moving to the exotic exhibits from Papua New Guinea. Admire beautifully carved Bisj poles collected by a Rockefeller, at the cost of his life. Then, head to the 2nd floor to soak in some of Claude Monet’s dreamlike “Water Lillies.” Be energized by the expressive works of Vincent Van Gogh, and inspired by a bronze of Rodin’s “Thinker.”
Includes
  • Pre-arranged ticket for the Metropolitan Museum (donation included)
  • Guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide in the main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum, by the statue of the Pharaoh on your right on entering

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that The Temple of Dendur is sometimes rented out for private events, with no advance notice provided by the museum. While usually this occurs in the evening, closures may impact this tour. In such cases, other works from the Egyptian collection will be substituted. Even more rarely, the Metropolitan Museum may rent out select rooms for private events, in which case the same rule of substitution applies
• 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
•  This tour is offered in English only
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 47 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Product ID: 51632