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NYC: Best of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour335 Reviews
See the highlights of one of New York’s Metropolitan Museum and marvel at art and antiquities from ancient civilizations. Uncover tombs from ancient Egypt and the controversial Antioch Chalice.
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- Avoid getting lost in the vast galleries of New York's Metropolitan Museum
- Learn about the burial rites of Ancient Egypt and see well-preserved tombs
- Hear all the gossip about the Temple of Dendur and the Antioch Chalice
- Benefit from pre-reserved tickets to avoid wasting time waiting in line
- See the best of the museum with a guide that can take you to the highlights
DescriptionAvoid wandering aimlessly around the extensive collections of Metropolitan Museum in New York with this guided tour. Discover the museum's hottest attractions with a carefully-planned itinerary that starts in Ancient Egypt. View perfectly preserved Ancient Egyptian tombs, and tiny dioramas that show what life was like in the times of Tutankhamun. Learn about their burial rituals in the Egyptian mummies area, and see the Met’s mascot “William.” Continue to the Temple of Dendur, and discover a temple of Ancient Egypt smack in the middle of Central Park. Hear gossip about this and other exhibits, such as how Jackie O procured the Temple of Dendur for the Met. Be enthralled by tales about the armor of Britain’s infamous King Henry VIII and how some think the Antioch Chalice may be the Holy Grail. Admire ancient Greek statues and Roman frescoes, before moving to the exotic exhibits from Papua New Guinea. Marvel at beautifully carved Bisj poles collected by a Rockefeller, at the cost of his life. Head to the 2nd floor to soak in some of Claude Monet’s dreamlike “Water Lillies.” Be energized by the expressive works of Vincent Van Gogh and inspired by a bronze of Rodin’s “Thinker.”
IncludesPre-arranged ticket for the Metropolitan Museum (donation included) Guide Small groups of 15 people or fewer
- The Temple of Dendur is sometimes rented out for private events, with no advance notice provided by the museum. While usually, this occurs in the evening, closures may impact this tour. In such cases, other works from the Egyptian collection will be substituted. Even more rarely, the Metropolitan Museum may rent out select rooms for private events, in which case the same rule of substitution applies The tour partner complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Chicago government guidelines for the most up-to-date information.