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Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

comment With pre-reserved tickets included in the price you won’t waste time waiting in line.

Ticket Details

Ticket Details

  • Pre-arranged Met Museum tickets. 
  • Carefully planned itinerary covering the perfect cross-section of the Met collection.
  • A special visit to the Met rooftop garden for spectacular views over Central Park (May-October only, weather permitting).
  • See Ancient Egyptian Tomb Models, Armor of King Henry VIII, Greek and Roman Statuary, Vincent van Gogh - Selected Works and much more! 
  • Expert local tour guide.
  • Small groups of only 15 people or fewer.

Full details

Our guide to Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The vastness of the Met collection is what makes it special.  This carefully planned itinerary shows you a broad spectrum of art, sculpture, 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.

Your 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, 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.  New York City can thank Jackie O for helping procure this magnificent work, as rumor has it, for cultural and personal reasons. Your guide will give the gossip along with the art.

More rumors abound at two of the next pieces we 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.

The tour ends with a bang, 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.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • 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. 

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