Duration
2/2.5-hour
Type
Private
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Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Embark on a captivating journey through Central Park, the verdant heart of Manhattan, where natural beauty and cultural icons intertwine. This 2-hour walking tour with an expert guide offers an in-depth exploration of the park's famous landmarks, hidden gems, and fascinating history. Discover why Central Park is not just a park but a vital piece of New York City's soul, attracting over 50 million visitors annually.


Experience Central Park's Splendor

Central Park, sprawling over 843 acres, serves as Manhattan's "green lung," offering a peaceful escape from the urban hustle. Our tour delves into the park's creation, its role in New Yorkers' lives, and its cameo in countless movies and TV shows.


Central Park on the Big Screen: Central Park's picturesque landscapes have provided the backdrop for numerous cinematic moments. From the mischievous adventures in "Home Alone 2" to the romantic scenes of "Serendipity" and "When Harry Met Sally," our guide will point out locations immortalized on screen, offering a unique lens through which to view the park.

Highlights – What we'll see during the walk

Professional English-speaking tour guide
The iconic Imagine Mosaic, Bow Bridge, and The Lake
Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Wollman Skating Rink
Gapstow Bridge and more scenic vistas

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Delving Deeper into Central Park's Legacy

Learn about the park's design, its evolution, and the balance between natural landscapes and man-made features. Discover intriguing anecdotes, such as the story of the park's early inhabitants and the transformation of its landscape. Central Park's self-financing, the multitude of events hosted within its green embrace, and its iconic status in New York City's cultural and social fabric will be explored in detail.


Tribute to John Lennon: A poignant part of our tour is the visit to the Dakota Building and the Imagine Mosaic at Strawberry Fields, dedicated to John Lennon. Reflect on the legacy of this music icon and the park's role as a site of memory and tribute.


Photographic Memories: Prepare your camera for unforgettable photo opportunities. From vibrant flower corners and romantic bridges to reflective ponds showcasing the stunning architecture of Central Park West, this tour is as visually enriching as it is informative.

Inclusions

    • 2.5-hour Private Walking Tour
    • Professional Tour Guide

Exclusions

    • Gratuities
    • Public Transportation

Pricing

Starting Rate: $61 per person, based on a group of four participants.

Please Note:
  • This is a private tour experience; prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The rate per person will vary depending on the final number of participants.

Activity Schedule

Location meeting Point:
By the Plaza Hotel & The Pulitzer Fountain (5th Avenue & 59th Street)
Tour ends on the West Side - Central Park West between 72nd and 81 street
Schedule:  9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closing Dates: Thanksgiving - December 24th and 25th - December 31st – January 1st – July 4th – Labor Day

Policy & Disclaimers

Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Booking Fees: Please note all reservations are subject to a 2.5% booking fee - This 2.5% Booking Fee is applied to all sales and is never refundable.
Cancellation Policy: Please carefully review our Cancellation Policy
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How to
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Map & Directions

The Central Park Walking Tour departs from the Pulitzer Fountain on 5th Avenue between 58th & 59th Street near the Plaza Hotel. You can easily reach the starting point by walking from all major Hotels located around Midtown. There are a few subway stops in the vicinity. The closest two are "59th & 5th Ave Station" (N, R, W yellow line) and the "57th Street Station" (F orange line.) Alternatively, you can use the "59th St & Lexington Station" (4, 5, 6 green line N, R, W yellow line) and then walk 7 minutes to the starting point.

Lastly, you may also reach the departure point by Taxi/Uber/Lyft by providing the complete address – 764 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019. You will meet your Tour Guide in front of the famous Pulitzer Fountain opposite side of the Apple Store. 
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Giuseppe M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
Excellent guide, excellent organisation, Irene always ready to respond, available in every topic with competence, you can feel the passion for her work. Her voice accompanied our tour, we will miss you!

From Google - January 2024
Antonella G. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
I am the owner of a Travel Agency. We are Italian in Erba, Eolo travel, I brought a small group and I entrusted myself to Tony. We received great service from start to finish. Punctuality and excellent guides.Thank you for the wonderful experience!!!

From Google - May 2024
Breanna A. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

From TripAdvisor - April 2022
DCA1014 | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

From TripAdvisor - October 2021
Carmine S. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
An extraordinary experience: I had the pleasure of having Irene as my guide for two days and thanks to the passion she puts into guiding you through the streets of NYC, the anecdotes, the trivia she lets you discover, and the facets she shows during the tour you can't help but fall even more in love with this wonderful city.

From Google - February 2024
Erica F. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
[...] unique, very professional, courteous, friendly we can only write positive adjectives, you made us feel at home and have the desire to return. Super recommended. Erica, Marco, Annalisa and Giuseppe.

From Google - December 2023
Keena B. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

From TripAdvisor - August 2021
Amber M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
Our family had a wonderful experience seeing Ellis Island and Liberty Island! Irene was very knowledgeable and engaging for our three children ages 5, 9, and 12. We will definitely book again with her [...]

From Google - November 2022
Giorgia M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
We did 2 tours together with our guide Irene in one day, Hoboken and the East side. What can I say, in addition to the wonderful places, she has made everything more magical [...]

From Google - January 2023
Pierangelo G. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene? as I have already said elsewhere, she truly deserves all the compliments that are paid to her. Available, friendly, prepared, in short, if you need an Italian speaking guide in New York, she is the right person. You deserve 5 stars and more!

From TripAdvisor - April 2024
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