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Viator VIP: EmptyMet Tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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$199

Ever dream of visiting The Met like a VIP? An EmptyMet tour is your opportunity to see The Met before it opens to the public. One of the Museum’s most engaging guides leads you through an intimate view of 5,000 years of human history housed in NYC’s most visited museum and attraction. The EmptyMet tour is your chance to experience the depth and breadth of The Met’s collection in an exclusive way.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please arrive on time. Any guest arriving 15 or minutes after their group has entered the galleries will not be permitted entry.
- Coat check will be available for small bags and coats.
- Food and drinks are not permitted in the museum.
- Luggage, carry-on bags, and oversize backpacks are not allowed in the museum.

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Stop At: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198

Start your day with this exclusive tour through The Metropolitan Museum of Art. For an hour and a half, journey uninhibited through an institution which hosts over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world. Experience this popular New York attraction in an intimate setting, limited to 25 guests each tour. As you roam the galleries, snap photos without the crowds and listen to commentary from an expert guide. Feel accomplished passing the long lines of people once you exit the museum. This surreal, one-of-a-kind experience is not to be missed!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

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8:30 AM

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1 hour 30 minutes

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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Tom J

Wonderful tour explaining the layout of the Met and important acquisitions. Highly recommend to anyone who is overwhelmed when visiting the Met.

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James V

Great tour to get an overall feel for the Met plus where major exhibits are and how to get around. Our guide, Page Knox, PHD, Columbia University, kept us moving (which is required in a 1 1/2 hour tour) but still took the proper time to show us many exhibits and individual pieces. I hope you get her for a guide. She made the $199 fee more than worth it.

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Patrick D

As a local New Yorker this tour is my yearly treat to myself. You get a real one of a kind experience!

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Angela B

So worth it. I could look at my favorite pieces and hear myself think.
Met a lovely woman from Sydney. Really enjoyed it.

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MIRACLE ANNE R

Amazing way to see the Met for firstimers like me. You get to have the highlights before get to explore it on your own. Our guide was really good. It is quite pricey but definitely worth it

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Donald D

I had been to the met a few times before the EmptyMet Tour. From those few times I found it difficult to recall the experience. The EmptyMet tour is unforgettable from the outstanding docent and her information to the incredible exhibits. I feel I know what the Met has to offer now and will look forward to going back with renewed interest. A real bonus to the tour was being able to go to three special exhibits and the rooftop immediately after. We beat the crowds and left with a lifetime of memories.

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Terry C

We loved the tour of the Met before it opened. It’s a little rushed because you only have 1.5 hours but our guide was terrific and we learned so much. A great way to see the Met without the crowds. FYI - you get two days of free access to the Met and all the annexes (including the cloisters) so plan it when you’ll be around nyc for a few days after.

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Randy E

I was excited to visit the Met with few patrons, however I'm not sure this was worth the experience. It was nice to have no one around but the 20 in our group especially after the tour and seeing the throngs of people coming in. The guide was knowledgeable but seemed more interested in telling us about the buildings updates and advancements and not so much the actual items on display. If I had the chance to do it all over again, I would take a pass and just get a regular ticket and Audio Tour.

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Brenda F

We were so excited for this tour, looking forward to a unique experience. Our tour guide was a Columbia Univ professor and very knowledgable and accomplished. However, we missed at least half of what she said. She was not miked and although I questioned her about this, she assured me I would be able to hear her. She talked while on the move and with her back to everyone, it was impossible to hear her. At $175.00 a person, this was quite disappointing. The next day, we toured the 9/11 memorial and.the guide was miked. Museum should do likewise.

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dhmcmullen7

1. Tour guide spent 15 of out 90 minutes lecturing on history of MET, to begin our tour.
2. Later, she spent another 5 minutes showing us where the old entrance to the MET had been.
This tour cost over $2 per minute per person. So for my wife and I we paid $80 to hear about history of MET and its former entrance.
3. Meaningless 15 minutes in Oceana section, etc. But maybe we were the only two not at all interested in the temporary ceiling.
4. Only Egypt artifact shown was temple Dendera, at very end of ancient Egypt. No one ever mentions the obelisk just outside the building. Maybe the US should give it back.
Sad, very sad.
Great museum, horrible tour. In hind sight, would only have done if free.


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Viator VIP: EmptyMet Tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Ever dream of visiting The Met like a VIP? An EmptyMet tour is your opportunity to see The Met before it opens to the public. One of the Museum’s most engaging guides leads you through an intimate view of 5,000 years of human history housed in NYC’s most visited museum and attraction. The EmptyMet tour is your chance to experience the depth and breadth of The Met’s collection in an exclusive way.

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$199

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