The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Private 2-hour MET Guided TourPrivate Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour private tour of The Met, from ancient Egypt to Renaissance and Impressionist paintings and discover the best of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


2 hrs


Art, City Highlights, History, Museums and Galleries

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included

What's included:

A friendly, professional English Speaking tour guide for your own private group, MET museum admission tickets

What's not included:

Food and drink, Gratuities, Hotel pick up and drop off
Meeting points: In front of The Benjamin Duke House located at 1009 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, United States.

What makes this tour special

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - known to locals simply as The Met - is one of the world's largest and most famous art museums, with a permanent collection of over two million works of art. With over 5 million visitors each year, there's no better way to experience this legendary institution than with an expert private guide. 

On your private tour, you will:

Explore New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art – colloquially referred to as ‘the Met’ with an expert private guide on this fascinating 2-hour tour of the largest museum in the Americas, with one of the most extensive collections of art and historic artefacts in the world: around two million works from over 5000 years of history. 

The Met was founded in the late 19th century by locals who felt the city lacked an adequate art scene. Since then, it has become one of the 50 largest charities in the United States. 

On your private tour, your guide will take you through several museum highlights. See the Temple of Dendur, recovered from Egypt in the 1960s, and the Sphinx of Hatshepsut, which dates back to the 15th century BC. 

The MET also houses an incredible collection of art from the Renaissance maestros, the Dutch Golden Age, the French Romantics, the Impressionists, and the post-impressionists and more. You will see some of the world’s most famous paintings, and your guide will tell you the life stories of some of the artists - as well as the meanings behind the works of art. 

You'll see truly iconic works by Raphael, Titian, and Caravaggio and Rembrandt's Aristotle with a bust of Homer. The MET also has an enviable collection of Impressionists - including Monet's Waterlilies, Van Gogh's Self Portrait with a Straw Hat, Mary Cassatt's 'Young Mother Sewing', and Degas' ballet dancers. There is also a portrait of Gertrude Stein by Picasso - famous for being the wealthy patroness of the so-called 'Lost Generation' in Paris.  

As well as exquisite sculptures from Ancient Greece and Rome, you will see work by the incomparable Gian Lorenzo Bernini the Italian Baroque genius, magnificent work including Perseus with the Head of Medusa by neo-classical maestro Canova and Rodin's 'Burghers of Calais". The whole MET experience is truly breathtaking - the architecture of the building is as beautiful as the work it houses. 

It is clear why this has become such an iconic place and why it has starred in so many movies over the years - not least films about expensive art heists like the Thomas Crown Affair!

End the tour inside to continue at your own leisure. 

What you'll see

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