Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2 Hours

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Location: New York
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 - hours
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights - Perfect for those on a short trip, or traveling with children, see the best of the Met in just 2 hours!
- Our carefully planned itinerary covers the perfect cross-section of the Met collection – from an ancient Egyptian Temple to Roman frescoes, to paintings by van Gogh & Monet, to elegant Tiffany windows and more
- With pre-reserved tickets included in the price, you won’t waste time waiting in line.
Summary
Easily one of the best art museums in the world, with works spanning 6 continents and over 6,000 years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is so vast you could easily spend days inside.  If you don’t have days to spare, our Met Express Tour cuts to the core, taking you straight to the collection’s highlights in just 2 hours.
Description
The vastness of the Met collection is what makes it special, so we’ve carefully planned an itinerary to show 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.
 
Our 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.
 

Commentary English: Guide
Included - Pre-arranged Met Museum tickets
- 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 2020-03-01
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
January 10, 2021 March 31, 2021 11:00 AM Departure - Not running
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 $52.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years $42.00 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
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption