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Babylon Tours New York City

101 reviews
New York City, NY, USA
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About Babylon Tours New York City
The yellow taxis, the soaring skyscrapers, the street-side hot dog vendors – you think you know New York City already, right? We’re not so sure. Our English-speaking local guides know the city inside out and can share the stories behind the landmarks that you’ve seen on TV already. Whether it’s a historical overview of the colonial days in Lower Manhattan or a cultural romp through the 19th century marvel, Central Park, our tours go beyond the cliches. We’ll delight you with fun yet informative stories to make New York come alive. Take a bite out of the Big Apple with Babylon Tours and see how good it tastes.
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11 reviews
Encounter the extremes of Earth without leaving New York City on a private guided tour of the American Museum of Natural History. From prehistoric giants like the Tyrannosaurus rex and wooly mammoth to the giant blue whale and animals of the African savannah, come face-to-face with skeletons and dioramas featuring some of the planet's most astounding species, and even explore the outer reaches of the cosmos. A dedicated guide makes sure you see the highlights of the massive collection spread out over 28 different buildings and skip-the-line admission means you can jump ahead of the crowds.
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$79.00 per adult
18 reviews
Get a personalized introduction to New York City's legendary arts showcase on a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Housing more than 2 million objects, this renowned institution can be overwhelming to explore, so let a private art historian guide show you all the highlights, from Henry VIII’s armor and paintings by Vermeer to the Chicago Stock Exchange steps and pop culture memorabilia. Opt for an evening tour on the weekends to explore away from the daytime crowds.
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$79.00 per adult
21 reviews
Take the guesswork out of a visit to New York’s most acclaimed museum with a small-group tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Skip the line and see the most important pieces of the enormous collection—including European paintings, ancient Egyptian sculpture, medieval armor, and pop culture memorabilia—and learn the stories behind the art from an expert guide. Group size is limited to eight for a more personalized tour of this world-renowned institution.
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$79.00 per adult
Skip-the-line Private Combo Tour: The Met Museum & Museum of Natural History
3 reviews
If museums are on your New York City bucket list, explore two of the finest in the world on this private combo tour. First, admire masterpieces by Vermeer and van Gogh, medieval armor, ancient Egyptian statues, and other artsy artifacts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After a lunch break, head over to the American Museum of Natural History for a tour through time and space on planet Earth, complete with lifelike dioramas, near-complete dinosaur skeletons, and 33 million other scientific objects.
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$139.00 per adult
Skip-the-line Met & Museum of Natural History Combo Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
2 reviews
Devote a day to two of New York City's top museums with a guided combo tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Admire artistic masterpieces spanning ancient Greece to Renaissance Europe and postmodern pop culture at the Met, and then delve into the mysteries of the earth and cosmos as you explore T-rex skeletons, African mammal dioramas, and outer space exhibits. It's a great way to make the most of your time and ensure you see the highlights of both vast collections.
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$139.00 per adult
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Mark Venaglia, an artist in his own right, gave my wife and I a special tour of the museum. His presentation centered on the history of the building, the artists and how they related to each other socially and politically. Was a special tour.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mark was very knowledgeable and loved the museum and showed us around with many interesting facts. I would have liked if he asked us what we wanted to see or not want to see, seeing stuffed animals that live in our area and we have...More

Thank leisha926
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed seeing the highlights of the Met. Guide (Katherine) was very good. This is a very large museum and hitting the highlights with a guide was a great introduction.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SheltieMomTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we went on a private tour of the natural history museum and with Mark as our guide. The tour was exceptional! Mark is filled with enthusiasm and extremely knowledgeable with lots of interesting facts. He linked all the different parts of the museum but...More

Thank SamD3461
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Katherine’s enthusiasm and knowledge made this a great way to sample the Met, astonishing scale and variety, she made it an excellent visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Macdhome
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ashley's guiding was absolutely outstanding. She's quite well informed. Energetic; enthusiastic; well mannered; interesting person, as well. She seems to know her subject matter cold. My grandson and I thoroughly enjoyed the time she spent with us. Ashley made the tour most worthwhile in every...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank cld1776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mark V gave us not only great info about the art and the Met but also back stories that only a true New Yorker and artist himself would know. Thanks for a great day!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Tami T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time!! Learnt so much about the history and pieces at the museum. Would highly recommend going on this

Thank Ankur_1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our time with Jose. He was very knowledgeable and really seemed to really enjoy what he was doing! 10/10 would recommend!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide Mark was incredible, I have been on many tours and nothing has even come close to the experience we had with him. Not only was he very knowledgeable but he was witty and funny and has a presence that you just want...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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