The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Private 2-hour MET Guided Tour in New York, NY

Travel Curious1009 5th AveNew York City, NY 10028
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Discover the magic of The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits with a 2-hour private guided tour. Explore iconic artworks by Botticelli, Da Vinci, and Picasso. Delve into ancient Egyptian treasures, marvel at sculptures from Greco-Roman to Rodin, and relish tales of renowned artists. Your expert guide ensures an immersive experience in the MET Museum in NYC!

up to 2 hrs 1 to 8 people

Good To Know

  • Discover the best of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, from ancient Egypt to Renaissance and Impressionist paintings, and more.
  • The Met Museum is one of the world's largest and most famous art museums, with a permanent collection of over two million works of art.
  • The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • Suitable for couples, friends and families.
  • Includes Met Museum admission tickets and an English-speaking guide.
  • This is an exclusive guided walking tour with just you, your group and your guide on the tour.


from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Private 2-hour MET Guided Tour
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - known to locals simply as The Met - is one of the world's largest and most famous art museums, with a permanent collection of over two million works of art. With over 5 million visitors each year, there's no better way to experience this legendary institution than with an expert private guide.

On your private tour, you will:
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the MET - the world’s third most-visited art museum;
  • Learn about the MET'S fascinating history, the building itself and how the collections were acquired;
  • See renowned paintings by Botticelli, Da Vinci, Degas, Monet, Picasso, David & Van Gogh;
  • Explore the extensive collection of sculptures from the Ancient Greco-Roman era to Canova and Rodin;
  • Enjoy the Egyptian art and architecture including the ancient Temple of Dendur;
  • Learn all about the iconic MET Gala - a major fundraising ball hosted by Vogue each year;
  • Finish your tour inside the museum, where you can continue to explore at your leisure.

Explore New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art – colloquially referred to as ‘the Met’ with an expert private guide on this fascinating 2-hour tour of the largest museum in the Americas, with one of the most extensive collections of art and historic artefacts in the world: around two million works from over 5,000 years of history.

The Met was founded in the late 19th century by locals who felt the city lacked an adequate art scene. Since then, it has become one of the 50 largest charities in the United States.

On your private tour, your guide will take you through several museum highlights. See the Temple of Dendur, recovered from Egypt in the 1960s, and the Sphinx of Hatshepsut, which dates back to the 15th century BC.

The MET also houses an incredible collection of art from the Renaissance maestros, the Dutch Golden Age, the French Romantics, the Impressionists, and the post-impressionists and more. You will see some of the world’s most famous paintings, and your guide will tell you the life stories of some of the artists - as well as the meanings behind the works of art.

You'll see truly iconic works by Raphael, Titian, and Caravaggio and Rembrandt's Aristotle with a bust of Homer. The MET also has an enviable collection of Impressionists - including Monet's Waterlilies, Van Gogh's Self Portrait with a Straw Hat, Mary Cassatt's 'Young Mother Sewing', and Degas' ballet dancers. There is also a portrait of Gertrude Stein by Picasso - famous for being the wealthy patroness of the so-called 'Lost Generation' in Paris.

As well as exquisite sculptures from Ancient Greece and Rome, you will see work by the incomparable Gian Lorenzo Bernini the Italian Baroque genius, magnificent work including Perseus with the Head of Medusa by neo-classical maestro Canova and Rodin's 'Burghers of Calais". The whole MET experience is truly breathtaking - the architecture of the building is as beautiful as the work it houses.

It is clear why this has become such an iconic place and why it has starred in so many movies over the years - not least films about expensive art heists like the Thomas Crown Affair!

End the tour inside to continue at your own leisure.

  • A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group
  • MET museum admission tickets

  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Private 2-hour MET Guided Tour

Where will we meet our guide?

You will meet your guide in front of The Benjamin Duke House located at 1009 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028. Please be at the location 10 to 15 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is the tour?

The The Met Museum Private Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.

What's included in the tour?

The tour includes admission tickets to The Met Museum, a friendly and professional guide, and an expertly guided walking tour with plenty of time to take photos.

What's not included in the tour?

The tour does not include gratuities (optional), transportation (if required), hotel pick-up/drop-off, nor food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend some local favorites.

Is parking provided?

There are multiple parking garages and street parking options available near the meeting point, including the MET Museum parking, which charges based on the length of stay, time of day, and day of the week. Public transportation options are also available nearby.

What should I wear?

Casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.

How many people will be on the tour?

This is a private and exclusive walking tour, which means it will be just you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Met Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Does this tour have any restrictions?

This tour is suitable for all ages, but please note that guests should have at least a moderate physical fitness level.

How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?

All tour guides go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.