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Discover personal connections to must-see masterpieces.

Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a truly awe-inspiring experience. However navigating through one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the world, housing over 2 million works of art spanning 5,000 years of human history can be daunting.

Our guide to Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights Tour With Skip the Line

Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will share their passion about art and culture to demystify and highlight personal connections to famous works. Plus, you get to skip the line, saving time waiting for entry.

From ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art to the European masters and through to contemporary impressionists and more, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the ways in which art has shaped our world throughout history.

Whether you’re visiting the Met for the first time or have a museum membership, this tour’s engaging narratives around the historical context, emotions, and themes behind the art are sure to stimulate your curiosity. Join us as we travel the world through the power of the art at the Met.

While the itinerary may change based on the Met’s restoration and maintenance schedule, your guide will make sure you see and learn about the incredible art that makes this museum world-famous.


  • The Great Hall

Greets more than 5 million visitors a year

  • Egyptian Galleries

Famous for the Temple of Dendur, an Egyptian monument dedicated to saints and gods, dating to 10 B.C.

  • The American Wing

Featuring American arts like “Washington Crossing the Delaware” and “Madame X”

  • European Paintings and Sculpture

Masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, and Degas

  • Modern and Contemporary Art

Works ranging from Picasso to Pollock

  • Greek and Roman Art

With the Cubiculum Nocturnum, a reconstructed bedroom from a Roman villa buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius


Start Times: 10:30 AM

Departs: Thursday through Sunday

Duration: 2 hours

Meeting Point: By the pharaoh statue inside the Great Hall of the Met

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights Tour With Skip the Line

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Your admission ticket to the Met is included with this tour.
  • This tour is conducted in English only.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory. 
  • The itinerary may vary depending on the Met’s maintenance and restoration schedules.
  • This tour ends inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 72 hours prior to the tour date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours of the tour date. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are non refundable.


Frequently Asked Questions for Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights Tour With Skip the Line

General Information

  • What is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Highlights Tour?

    The tour includes skip-the-line access to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a guided tour of the museum's most famous and iconic exhibits, and personalized insights from an expert guide.

  • Will I see the best artwork?

    We aim to show you the finest works at the Metropolitan during the tour. Please note that specific works are subject to availability. If an art piece that we typically show isn’t currently on display, your guide will substitute it with something else.

  • When should I get there?

    Plan to show up 30 minutes early. You will have to go through security. The tour starts promptly, and you will not be able to receive your entrance ticket or catch up if you arrive late.

  • Are gratuities included?

    Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

Facilities & Amenities

  • When is the Cantor Roof Garden open?

    The Cantor Roof Garden is typically open from mid-April through October. In winter and early spring, our tour won’t include this stop.

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