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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

Departure time:

8:30 AM

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

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All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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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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Patricia B

Do it! Unforgettable experience. We enjoyed every second of this visit. Excellent guide, ansewering our questions with lots of interesting details. Thank you, we will recommend this tour any time.

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Carolyn C

When I booked this tour I wasn't sure what was going to be the difference of doing it on regular hours, however this is the best experience I've ever had in an museum, this is an experience that people that appreciated art and history and want more than the "I was here feeling" should try this tour.
Just to be able to enjoy the art with almost no one around and getting the right guidance it is priceless.
My son and I enjoyed it and thought it was the best experience of our trip.

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Angela J

EXCELLENT!!! The tour guide was knowledgeable and personal. Having an up close experience with the Art was unforgettable. Highly recommended.

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Heather P

Do it! Yes, the price tag is high.....and it is worth every penny! To have the MET to yourself with a very knowledgeable museum curator has set the bar high for all future museum visits. I wish they offered this type of tour of more museums, as we would sign up for nothing else but this set-up to truly be able to enjoy the space and the artifacts while getting insight beyond what is on the label and yet without the crush of the crowds.

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Bernadette M

Absolutely priceless experience not to have to face the crowds and to get to see the museum with a small group and an expert

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Malcolm W

Not cheap, but well worth the money. To see the MMoA ahead of the crowds with a personal guide is something amazing. From being able to clearly hear your guides and close up views of exhibits, through to being able to take photos of completely empty rooms - an amazing experience. And, just as we finished up the front doors opened and floods of people came in. So glad we saw the museum this way and now think it may be the only way to visit museums!

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Kimberly M

Perfect way to see the art and get great photos without all the crowds!

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Chantal B

We really enjoyed our tour and the expertise of our guide. In the allocated 90 mins we only had access to about 7-8 different items but that was still fine because our passes were valid for 3 days. We spent 9 hours in total in the museum and still did not see everything and our hopes of seeing the met cloisters and breuer in one trip were a bit unrealistic! So we will have to make another trip back. Great entertainment though. Totally worth the cost. I loved it.

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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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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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