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New York City

Renegade Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour with Skip-the-line Access

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This ain't your grandma's museum tour! This two-hour, fast-paced, interactive small group tour offers you the most incredible, most scandalous and most amazing backstory for the amazing objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This is an unconventional tour of The Met. Not recommended for participants under 16 years old.
  • Admission ticket to the Metropolitan Museum of Art included on this tour
  • Skip the line to breeze past crowds, saving valuable time
  • See the Met differently from the typical visitor on this 16-and-up tour
  • Learn scandalous stories behind artists, their artwork, and art history
What to Expect
Make your way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to meet your guide and group. Move past the crowds and enjoy skip-the-line admission with your guide in the lead. Put aside any idea about stuffy museum tours as you enter this huge, hallowed art institution for a most unconventional tour. Expect your guide to focus on the strangest and most scandalous works of art as you move through the galleries. Your guide customizes this tour based on your small group's interests, with no two tours ever the same. This tour goes beyond straight art history to tell the juicy backstories of the artists and the art itself. You'll play games, participate in quizzes, and find spots to take the best social media-worthy photos. Booking this popular tour ahead of time ensures that you'll avoid disappointment in the case of a sold-out day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour is only offered in English
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Fantastic! Two friends and I did the VIP evening tour led by Anna and Sarah and it was hands-down one of the very best tours I've ever taken. Sarah and Anna were hilariously funny, so well informed and shared art I've never seen in wings I've never visited and will definitely go
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So much to see and our guide Lindsay was so funny. I would have easily done another hour of this super interesting tour. I won an eraser too!
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Our favorite part of the trip! Kevin was brilliant, hilarious, and so knowledgeable! Let’s face it, the Met is 300,000 square feet. Where do you even start?! Kevin asked us for our interests and took us on a guided tour of pieces that amazed us! Wish we had this in our home city!
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Sara was beyond excellent. Not only was she courteous, knowledgeable, high spirited but funny and captivating. The two hours flew bye. It’s a great way to get an overview of the Met but have a great memorable and fun experience while you’re doing it. Highly recommend!
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Absolutely loved this tour! Kevin was funny and engaging and had a clear knowledge of the Museum and art in general. We learnt so much and had a ton of fun. I loved the little stories to go along with the pieces we were viewing. A must for anyone who wants a fun tour and also
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