Meet The Met: Extended Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

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Location: New York
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 - hours
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights - On our extended Met tour we cover major highlights of the collection - and some fascinating less-visited pieces.
- Perfect for art and history lovers, we cover Ancient Egyptian tomb models, to Vermeer and van Gogh, to the infamous Madame X, the iconic Washington Crossing the Delaware and more.
- Includes a special visit to the Met rooftop garden for spectacular views over Central Park (May-October only, weather permitting).
- With pre-reserved tickets included in the price you won’t waste time waiting in line.
- Small groups of 15 people or fewer and expert guides keep your tour intimate and engaging.
Summary
You may have seen New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art before, but you've never seen it like this.  Travel through 6,000 years and across the globe in just a few hours, to gain a greater understanding of the length and breadth of this world-class collection.  In small groups of 15 people or fewer, you’ll delve into the history and art of the Met, seeing works come to life through the stories of your expert guide.

Description
We start our tour in the ancient world, with a visit to Ancient Egyptian tomb models.  Incredibly well preserved, these pieces were a more important discovery than they seem, as they offered pictorial insight into what life in Ancient Egypt was like. This insight continues at the incredible Temple of Dendur, fully intact and surreally displayed inside a naturally lit atrium, nestled in Central Park.
 
Our world tour returns to New York for stained glass by Tiffany and then hops over to Britain to size up the armor of notorious King Henry VIII.  We then head east for the Antioch Chalice, believed by some to be the Holy Grail itself, the cup from which Jesus drank on the night he was betrayed.  Believe the story?  You’ll have time to debate its merits with your expert guide.  For historians our next few stops are a true delight – the Greek and Roman wing contain elegant statues, imperial Roman busts, and intact frescos buried along with those at Pompeii.
 
Off to exotic Oceania to see boldly carved Bisj poles from Papua New Guinea, for which a Rockefeller gave his life.  We’ll then move to the second floor to admire Water Lilies by Monet, a Thinker by Rodin, and the swirling strokes of van Gogh.
 
It’s break time inside the museum or atop the rooftop garden (May-October only, weather permitting) for verdant vistas of Central Park.
 
The tour continues to the Golden Age of Dutch painting, perusing portraits by Rembrandt and marveling at the virtuosity of Vermeer.  After a brief passage through Italy, it’s off to Spain to see El Greco and to  France for Jacques-Louis David’s famous Death of Socrates.
 
A little scandal is in store, as your guide gives the inside story of John Singer Sargent’s infamous Madame X.   You’ll then be dwarfed by the immense iconic Washington Crossing the Delaware – one of the most recognized paintings in the United States.
 
Besides from what’s listed here, you’ll see little surprises and quirks of the collection as you tour.  Our small group and expert guides will allow you to ask questions, be engaged, and take the most from your Met experience!


Commentary English: Guide
Included Pre-arranged Met Museum tickets, with donation included
Local Expert Guide
Excluded Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Gratuities
Know before you book All of the pieces listed in the tour description are viewable the vast majority of the time. However, the Met, like all great museums, occasionally allows certain works to travel in temporary exhibitions or be lent to other institutions.
The Met is fully wheelchair accessible.
Know before you go 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.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
A coat and bag check is available during the colder months. If you would like to check something, allow a little extra time before and after the tour to do so.
All of the pieces listed in the tour description are viewable the vast majority of the time. However, the Met, like all great museums, occasionally allows certain works to travel in temporary exhibitions or be lent to other institutions.
Non-flash photography is allowed. However, flash photography and video cameras cannot be used inside the Museum. Selfie sticks are also prohibited.
The Met is fully wheelchair accessible. However, if you cannot climb the stairs of the central entrance to reach the meeting point, there is a ground level entrance one block south, near the intersection of 81st street and 5th avenue. Tell the desk you need to use the elevator to meet a group in the main lobby (at the pharaoh statue), which will then secure your entrance ticket. They will provide you with a temporary pass and help direct you upstairs.
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.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-01-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
April 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 11:00 AM Departure - Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7794366, -73.963244
Address: Main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/metropolitan+museum+of+art/@40.7794366,-73.963244,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x3b2fa4f4b6c6a1fa?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwifheOctKbJAhWK1hQKHe7NCYsQ_BIIngEwEw
Notes: Arriving by subway: 4,5,6 (green line) to 86th Street station. Upon exiting the station, walk west to 5th Avenue (which borders Central Park), then walk south until the main entrance.
Start Location Notes Main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US
End Location Address Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 40.7794366, -73.963244
Address: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US
Notes:
Start Location Notes Main lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US
End Location Address Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, New York, 10028, US

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years $64.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years $54.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years $0.00 Available on request

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Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

Confirmation necessary? No
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