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Viator VIP: NYC EmptyMet Tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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$218.9

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 a frisson of achievement 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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Carole S

Our guide was raised in the Met. It showed, she obviously loved her job and made the tour outstanding. There is so much to see and she managed to give us a great overview of important exhibits, some of which we may never have found on a short visit to such a grand museum.

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dv8weeby

An immersive introduction to the museum from a PhD Columbia professor of Art History. You can't get any better than this!!!!!

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Amy S

I used the $ I would have spent on a Broadway play and I came here instead. It was an experience I will never forget. I learned a lot, and the docents as well as the tour guide were top notch and they LOVE the MET. You can tell they are excited to share it with you. I got to spend the entire day there but the empty part was the best part of my trip.

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Catherine M

Experiencing the Met when it is empty is absolutely awe inspiring. The spaces in the morning when we arrived compared to after the museum opened was astonishing. This tour was worth every penny.

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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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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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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: NYC 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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$218.9

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