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Private Met Museum VIP Skip-the-Line Tour

Tailored Artistry: Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art Privately with VIP Treatment

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Duration: 2-2.5hs Private Tour

From $102.17

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Commanding crowds on the same level as the Louvre and British Museum, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most important landmarks in the Big Apple. Instead of wandering aimlessly, join a knowledgeable young guide on this 2.5 hour private tour that will open your eyes to the history and works of art housed within the museum’s walls. The best part is that you can skip any lines! Consider a Friday or Saturday evening tour for an even more private feel.


With no less than 2 million works of art and artifacts on hand, the Met showcases objects from Ancient Greece and Egypt as well as modern art from Europe and beyond. During this tour, you’ll start at the sumptuous Great Hall before moving to the museum’s most important galleries. In the Medieval Europe Gallery you’ll learn about the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace as well as armory worn by Henry VIII. The American wing hosts the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange as well as the iconic portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware River. Learn about the turbulent and inspiring lives of several European painters including Vermeer, Seurat, and Van Gogh in the European wings. The museum itself has stories to tell, and your guide will explain how this American gallery differs from its older European counterparts, especially since it began before the United States was even 100 years old!

Skip-the-Line NOTE: Initial security line cannot be bypassed and may vary in size depending on congestion.

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)

Henry VIII armor

Tiffany Autumn landscape

Chicago Stock Exchange Stairs

Madame X

Pop culture then and now

Hudson River School

Washington Crossing the Delaware

Jan Vermeer

Madonna with Child

Picasso, Seurat, Van Gogh, and more!

Private Tour

“Private Tour” means tour guide exclusively for you.

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“Semi-Private” means group size is never more than 8 guests maximum.

Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • Jeralyn S Jeralyn S

    Our guide was wonderful. She made it so easy to navigate this very large museum and was so informative. This is a truly beautiful museum of art and thoroughly enjoyed itj.

  • john f john f

    We loved our tour!!! Great guide!!

  • jodee168 jodee168

    Great tour ... what a wonderful way to bypass lines and start enjoying the museum immediately with your own knowledgeable guide. Jared focused on our interests and educated us on the art we were passionate about. A loved the ease in which we moved around the museum and the personal touch from our guide. The only way to see this incredible museum!

  • MelindaW MelindaW

    Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We went the weekend before Christmas and I was very thankful I booked it. Busiest weekend, lots of people. We didn’t have to wait in line. Worth every penny. We were guided around based on our interests and what we wanted to see. The tour guide was very knowledgeable not only about the Met but, fun NYC facts! We would totally do this again. Thank you for a great experience!

  • MeB MeB

    Our guide was Matt and we loved him! His overall energy was awesome and he know exactly how to give off information with boring us. So happy we chose Babylon City Tours