Meet The Met: Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

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The perfect tour for art and history lovers

This is a comprehensive tour of the enormous Met collection, but that doesn't mean it takes all day! Instead, an expert Walks guide will lead you through 5,000 years of art - from Ancient Egypt to modern America - in just three hours.

Our guide to Meet The Met: Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the largest collections in the world, so trying to see all the highlights in a single visit is difficult, to say the least. Not when you take a Met tour with an expert Walks guide, however! In a little over three hours, they'll lead you on an epic journey through the history of global art.

On this specially-planned route you'll step inside the Temple of Dendur, which was transported intact from Egypt; visit an Ancient Roman bedroom that survived the destruction of Pompeii; ponder the use of color in French Expressionist art; learn about ceremonial clothing from Papua New Guinea; find peace surrounded by Monet's *Water Lilies*; and marvel at masterpieces by a plethora of artists, including Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Picasso and Vermeer.

As you move through the Met Museum, your expert guide will help you decode and interpret the art, as well as telling you the stories and context behind each work. This isn't just a walk through a great art collection; it's a journey around the many cultures of the globe, allowing you to soak up a rounded sample of the very best that artists have produced over the last 5,000 years. You'll also visit the Met's lovely rooftop garden, for incredible views over Central Park.

Enjoy American artworks including Sargent's controversial *Madame X*, the iconic *Washington Crossing the Delaware* and view international masterpieces, like those by Vermeer, Rembrandt and Jacques-Louis David.

With small groups of just 15 people or fewer, you'll have unparalleled access to your guide, whose encyclopedic knowledge of art and history will unlock the many worlds of art contained in the Met.

Sites Visited:

  • The Temple of Dendur
  • 'Washington Crossing the Delaware'
  • 'Madame X'
  • Sculpture Gallery
  • Ancient Pompeiian Room
  • Met Rooftop (seasonal)
  • Greek and Roman Statuary


Varies, please see calendar.


3 hours 

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Meet The Met: Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

  • As COVID regulations change frequently and at short notice, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked the requirements that New York has put in place so that all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory. 
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
  • This tour has a maximum capacity of 15 guests.
  • The Temple of Dendur is occasionally rented out for private events with no advance notice provided. While usually this occurs in the evening times, 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.
  • Please note that the Met rooftop is closed during the winter from November through April and reopens from early May through the end of October, weather permitting. 
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.


Frequently Asked Questions for Meet The Met: Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

General Information

  • What is the Meet The Met: Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour?

    The Meet The Met: Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour is a comprehensive guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It provides visitors with an in-depth exploration of the museum's vast collection and history.

  • What can I expect to see during the tour?

    During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to see a wide range of art and artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and more. Highlights may include works by famous artists like Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and ancient Egyptian artifacts.

  • Is this tour suitable for children?

    Yes, the tour is family-friendly and suitable for children. However, please keep in mind that the tour involves a fair amount of walking and may not be suitable for very young children or infants.

  • Do I need to make a reservation in advance?

    We highly recommend making a reservation in advance to secure your spot on the tour, as it can be quite popular. Walk-in bookings are subject to availability.

Duration of Visit

  • How long does the tour typically last?

    The tour lasts approximately 3 to 4 hours, allowing you to explore the museum's highlights and lesser-known treasures.


  • Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

    Yes, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is wheelchair accessible, and accommodations can be made for visitors with mobility challenges. Please let us know in advance if you require any special assistance.

Food & Drink

  • Are food and beverages allowed in the museum?

    Food and beverages are not allowed in the galleries, but there are dining options available within the museum for a break during your visit.

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