Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2 Hours in New York, NY

Walks LLCMain lobby of the Metropolitan Museum, at the statue of the Pharaoh, on your right upon entering New York, NY 10028
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Offering a quick and convenient way to see some of the best artwork in New York City, the Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2 Hours is an ideal experience for guests with limited leisure time while visiting the city. The expert-guided tour includes impressionist works by Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh, ancient Greek statues and Roman frescos, and more.

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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.
Easily one of the best art museum 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.

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.

Our tour ends with a bang, an ascent to the rooftop garden (May–Oct only, weather permitting), to enjoy one of our favorite views of New York City. You’ll gaze across the green of Central Park, framed by the city skyline. At the conclusion of the tour, you’re welcome to linger on the rooftop and enjoy a snack or drink from the garden café, happy in the knowledge that you’ve seen the best of the Met in just 2 hours.

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Devvizzo
"Amazing tour with Katie!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 26, 2019
Today I booked a tour at MET, the guide was Katie, she was simply outstanding, very passionate and with his enthusiasm she made alive so many beautiful artwork in this huge museum! Well done Katie! Ciao!
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Nutmegsmom01
"Awesome Tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019
The tour exceeded our expectations! Correy was extremely engaging and shared His personal experiences to further educate us on the Broadway world. The tour at the New Amsterdam was also wonderful to see the theatre and learn the history. Highly recommend to anyone visiting NYC!
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rachelgarcia15
Fort Worth, Texas
"Excellent!! Worth the $ and would highly recommend!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 05, 2019
We booked this trip last minute the night before and were not sure what to expect. It ended up being such a great experience for myself, husband and 2 boys. If you book this, I am not sure if you can request a tour guide, but if you can, I highly recommend Rob! The knowledge he had was so impressive and he kept us all interested and informed the entire time!! He is from NY and his family immigrated many years ago, so his story was perfect for the tour and very interesting. The weather was rainy all day but he had no problems getting thru it all. I would definitely recommend this tour and Rob to anyone interested!
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Margaret D
"Excellent time in New York and highly recommend"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 19, 2018
T was truly the best tour guide for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour. She is what made the experience. We loved her energy and personality. We had three generations in our group and all three of us just loved her. My daughter even included her as part of her favorite parts of our time in New York.
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Cheungog
Singapore, Singapore
"02/12 at Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Tour with Cherie"
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Reviewed December 06, 2018
Cherie was our awesome guide. She took care of us all the way. We are so impressed by her passion for the history of USA. Thank you Cherie.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Met Express: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2 Hours

How long is the tour?
The guided express tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is approximately 2 hours long.

Will we get to visit the Rooftop Garden?

Tours scheduled May through October conclude at the Rooftop Garden.

Does the tour include tickets to the museum?

Yes. Your tickets are pre-arranged.