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Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
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Overview

Get a personalized introduction to New York City's legendary arts showcase with this private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Housing more than 2 million objects, this renowned institution can be overwhelming to explore, so let a private art historian guide show you the highlights from paintings by Vermeer to pop culture memorabilia. Explore at your own pace and concentrate on the museum sections that interest you most with a private tour.
  • A customized introduction to New York City's world-renowned Met
  • Head directly for highlights of the immense collection with a guide
  • See masterpieces by Vermeer, Picasso, and Van Gogh
  • Opt for a weekend evening tour to avoid the daytime crowds
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Skip-the-Line Private Museum Tour
Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You
Duration 2.5 Hours
Wheelchair Friendly
All Entrance Fees
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art , 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

By the Information Desk in front of the Egyptian Pharaoh statue, in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Notes: The Met museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours NYC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The MET done privately!
Narendra_S
, Aug 2022
So much to see and learn ! The private tour made it manageable and memorable! Great stories behind the exhibits . Impressive museum.
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The MET done right!
Drew_K
, Aug 2022
If you are visiting New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must! And the condensed private tour is an absolute requirement! Our tour guide, Jonathan was amazing! His knowledge and stories that accompanied his tour was something that cannot be replicated any other way. Jonathan made it very interactive and his insights and knowledge of the art was very thought provoking.
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Our guide Jonathan was...
Soojin_M
, Aug 2022
Our guide Jonathan was super knowledgeable and friendly! I learned a lot about the historical background of the Met and found the Egyptian Art fascinating!
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Excellent!
Zlatko_M
, Aug 2022
It all was great! Jonathan made the visit an exceptional experience. I believe the whole group share this opinion.
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Our guide was so...
Andrea_E
, Aug 2022
Our guide was so knowledgeable about everything that we looked at. And he made even the most minute details entertaining.
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Our guide Robin made the...
Caroline_T
, Aug 2022
Our guide Robin made the tour very enjoyable and interesting. She was very knowledgeable and we definitely learnt quite a bit from her! Highly recommended!
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Matt is a great tour guide!
Steve_P
, Aug 2022
Matt is super Knowledgeable, fun, and gave a great tour. We highly recommend him. And of course the MET is fantastic.
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Must do tour
Maria_J
, Aug 2022
Jonathan was very knowledgeable and added interesting back stories to the art. Tip: schedule morning tour, so you can use your tickets to browse around the afternoon, so much to see.
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The Met Tour
David_S
, Jul 2022
Johnathan was a great tour guide. He engaged with us by asking our opinion on certain pieces of art. He also took quests and made you feel good about asking them. He was very knowledgeable about art.
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Tour of the MET
Denise_V
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Mark was so informative, engaging, and entertaining. Our time flew by and many other visitors to the museum would stop and listen to his stories about the exhibits. I would recommend this tour to everyone. It was one of the best tours we have ever experienced!
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The Met private tour
Brooke_B
, Jul 2022
Our tour of The Met was an incredible experience because of our guide, Mark Venaglia. Mark is an artist so seeing The Met through his lens made it a much better experience and education. I got to see my teenage daughter unplug from her phone and be captivated with real life history and art.
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Definitely with it
Muniba_P
, Jul 2022
Mark was amazing! Enthusiastic and ready to answer any questions we had. He also customized the tour based on the groups interest. A must do!
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A great visit to the Met!
Blair_H
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide, Jonathan, was very knowledgeable and taught information in a fun and informative way. I definitely recommend this tour for a first visit to the Met.
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Well worth it!
Mark_S
, Jul 2022
Our guide Matt was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. We learned so many new and interesting things we would had never discovered on our own.
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Matt was GREAT!
Alicia_W
, Jul 2022
Matt did an amazing job of enthusiastically explaining the history of the museum, it's beginnings, showing us unique areas and artifacts of the museum like the baseball cards and gave great advice on other City tours to explore like the Foodtruck Tour!
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Most memorable first visit to MET
Ben_T
, Jul 2022
The fashion and art gallery collections are amazing. Coutour dresses from different era and paintings from famous artists are just breathtaking
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The untold secrets of the MET
Grace_S
, Jul 2022
Mark was an awesome tour guide.. his fun energy, combined with his intimate knowledge about the history of the met, and incredible storytelling talents made it a truly special 2.5 hour experience..
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Magnificant and awe-inspiring
Gloria_L
, Jul 2022
The tour guide Mark Venaglia. He was so knowledgeable and Kind. One of our group had trouble walking and he left to get e Wheelchair . The religious artifacts was my favorite. He told stories and history of those we were interested.Although I have been there quite often years ago, I was amazed at the beauty and size.
star-5
Amazing experience!
Sam_O
, Jul 2022
Our guide was amazing, knowledgeable and funny. The MET had so much to see we just needed way more time.
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Very smart art tour. We...
Kristal_H
, Jun 2022
Very smart art tour. We wanted to see the gowns and the information from the gala. He knew how to skip the crowds and showed us the best stuff.

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