Summary of The Day: Easily one of the best art museums in the world, with works spanning 6 continents and over 6,000 years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is so vast you could spend days exploring it. If you don’t have days to spare, our Met Express Tour cuts to the core, taking you straight to the collection’s highlights in just 2 hours.
We’ve carefully planned an itinerary to show you a broad spectrum of art, sculptures, jewels, artifacts, and even architecture. Traveling in small groups of 15 people or fewer, with an expert guide, you’ll traverse the globe without leaving Central Park.
Our tour starts in Ancient Egypt, beholding perfectly preserved ancient Egyptian tomb models. See tiny dioramas that show what life was like in the times of Tutankhamen and learn about the fascinating burial rituals of the era. You’ll understand a little more of this at our next stop to see Egyptian mummies and William, the Met’s mascot. Next, onto a prize jewel of the Met Museum, the Temple of Dendur, an Ancient Egyptian Temple right smack in the middle of Central Park.
Next we'll see the armor of Britain’s infamous King Henry VIII, and the Antioch Chalice, purported by some as, ‘The Holy Grail.”
We’ll see more ancient works of Greek statuary and Roman frescoes before moving to the exotic, with a stop in Papua New Guinea. The Met houses a number of beautifully carved Bisj poles, collected by a Rockefeller – at the cost of his life. We’ll then head to the second floor to soak in some of Claude Monet’s famous Water Lillies, be energized by the expressive works of Vincent Van Gogh, and be inspired by a bronze of Rodin’s Thinker.
Our tour ends with an ascent to the rooftop garden (May–Oct only, weather permitting), to enjoy one of our favorite views of New York City. You’ll gaze across the green of Central Park, framed by the city skyline. At the conclusion of the tour, you’re welcome to linger on the rooftop and enjoy a snack or drink from the garden café, happy in the knowledge that you’ve seen the best of the Met in just 2 hours.
|10:45AM(MON, THUR AND FRI)||New York||Metropolitan Museum of Art (Main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum, at the statue of the Pharaoh, on your right upon entering)||1000 5th Ave New York, NY 10028|
|3:00PM(SAT)||New York||Metropolitan Museum of Art (Main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum, at the statue of the Pharaoh, on your right upon entering)||1000 5th Ave New York, NY 10028|
|USD $43.00||USD $35.00|
|USD $39.00||USD $31.00|
|USD $39.00||USD $31.00|
*Adult: 12 and older
*Child: 4-11 years of age
*Children under 4 may join this tour for free
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The tour was excellent. My 20 year old niece is an artist and was in "art heaven" during this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and really helped us see more of the museum than we would have seen on our own.
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