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New York: Best of the Metropolitan Museum 2-Hour Tour

1. New York: Best of the Metropolitan Museum 2-Hour Tour

Avoid wandering around the Metropolitan Museum in New York lost and confused, and discover the highlights of the museum's huge collection with an expert guide. Tour in small groups of no more than 15 participants (for a more intimate experience), following a carefully-planned itinerary that starts in Ancient Egypt. See perfectly preserved Ancient Egyptian tombs, and tiny dioramas that show what life was like in the times of Tutankhamun. Learn about their burial rituals in the Egyptian mummies area, and see the Met’s mascot “William.” Continue to the Temple of Dendur, and discover a temple of Ancient Egypt smack in the middle of Central Park! Your guide will provide all the gossip about this and other exhibits, such as how Jackie O procured the Temple of Dendur for the Met; tales about the armor of Britain’s infamous King Henry VIII; and how some think the Antioch Chalice may be “The Holy Grail.” See ancient works of Greek statuary and Roman frescoes, before moving to the exotic exhibits from Papua New Guinea. Admire beautifully carved Bisj poles collected by a Rockefeller, at the cost of his life. Then, head to the 2nd floor to soak in some of Claude Monet’s dreamlike “Water Lillies.” Be energized by the expressive works of Vincent Van Gogh, and inspired by a bronze of Rodin’s “Thinker.”

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4.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Exceptional tour of The MET

We did the “highlight” 2-hour tour with our family. The value of this tour cannot be overstated. Having someone show you the highlights for two hours and then getting the rest of the museum all for the same cost is the best way to experience the museum with kids of this age. We have 12 year old and 10 year old girls and they enjoyed the tour and our guide very much! The guide was knowledgeable, personable, funny, and professional. She managed a wide age range within our group flawlessly. We will definitely do another tour with this group!

It was great. We had to stand in line to get a ticket for the tour and at the Rock we had to stand in line again and we got there at 4 o'clock and could not go up until 8:20 pm I think if you are on a tour the tickets should be ready for you, because you know about what time you are getting there. I bought on line that should take care of all tickets. We enjoyed the tour.

Scott was a wonderful guide. He was both informing and entertaining and was able to keep the attention of my 14 year old grandson and his girlfriend for the entire 2 hours. It was a terrific introduction to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I am sure we will be returning again soon.

Excellent!

Our guide Katie was wonderful. Funny and quirky but with lots of information. We saw many of the highlights of the museum plus the things that we were interested in.

Wonderful tour, with an end on the Top of the rock. Beautiful view!

Lots of seen and learned. Good guide, good explanation in Harlem and around Central park. Beautiful ambience in High line Chelsea and Market.