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Twisted Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour: Scandals & Secrets

Product ID: 260757
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Enjoy an elegant evening at New York’s celebrated Metropolitan Museum of Art with this special seasonal tour. Take in some of the museum’s most important and beloved works - as well as a few delightful surprises in between.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Discover the Met's highlights from Ancient Egypt to modern America with an expert guide
  • Experience an elegant evening complete with rooftop drinks and spectacular views
  • Hear the fascinating stories behind the Temple of Dendur, Madame X, and Van Gogh’s self portrait
  • Enjoy an intimate tour and rooftop drinks with a small group of no more than 15 people
Full description
Treat yourself to a truly unique evening in New York with this special seasonal tour of the Met, taking in some of the most celebrated works within before finishing with special rooftop drinks and spectacular views of the city.

The Met’s impressive collection spans periods from Ancient Rome to modern day America, and indeed you could spend days wandering the grand halls and rooms, but if you only have a couple of hours, the best way to see it is in the company of an experienced guide. Together you'll trace a carefully-curated route - perfected over 5 years of Met tours - and learn about not just the most popular works, but a few special surprises too, giving you a fully rounded view of what’s on offer.

Uncover the secrets to deciphering the hieroglyphics on the wall in Ancient Egypt and find out exactly what Jackie Onassis had to do with getting the Temple of Dendur to New York. After that, head on to Ancient Rome, before it’s time to take in some controversial and monumental paintings in ‘Madame X’ and ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’. See works by Van Gogh and Monet too, along with incredible artefacts from Papua New Guinea (collected by Michael Rockefeller, whose tragic disappearance haunts the collection today).

Finally, with a head full of beauty, take in perhaps the most overlooked facet of the Met — its incredible views. Your guide will accompany you to the rooftop to enjoy a glass of wine, and majestic views over the city. A perfect end to a very special New York evening.
  • Admission to Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Glass of wine/beer/soft drink
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off

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Important information
Know before you go
• The Temple of Dendur is occasionally rented out for private events with no advance notice provided; 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 Met may rent out select rooms for private events in which the same rule of substitution applies
• Rooftop access is for tours taking place from May through October, weather permitting
• In poor weather, drinks will be held in the Met’s Great Hall Balcony Bar while enjoying some live music
• A coat and bag check is available in the main lobby
• If you cannot climb the stairs of the central entrance there is a ground level entrance 1 block south, near the intersection of 81st St. and 5th Ave; inform the desk you need to use the elevator to meet a group in the main lobby (at pharaoh statue) which will then secure your entrance ticket - they will provide you with a temporary pass and help direct you upstairs
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Product ID: 260757