Tour Duration
2/2.5-hour
Mobile Voucher Accepted
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Language
Easy cancellation
100% Penalty (not refundable) for cancellations received 7 days or less from the date of service.
Tour Type
Private

Walking in Central Park - What to except

A Walking Tour to discover the main sites of the famous Manhattan Park – Central Park. The park might not be natural but it's where New Yorkers go to enjoy Mother Nature. We'll explore its history, how it came to be, and fun facts such as famous movies & Tv settings. Central Park extends over 843 acres (3.41 km2) and is considered “the breathing lung”, or rather the green heart of Manhattan. The refuge from the "concrete jungle" and never-stopping city traffic. Beloved by New Yorkers and by visitors from all over the world, if we think that every visitor walks at least once in Central Park, we already reach over 50 million annual visitors.

Highlights – What we'll see during the walk

Professional Tour Guide in English
Imagine Symbol, Bow Bridge & The Lake
Bethesda Terrace and The Mall
Skating Wollman rink & The Gapstow Bridge

Central Park on The Big Screen - The Movies

We all had the chance to see famous scenes from movies shot in Central Park. If the film is set in New York, we will almost certainly have scenes in the park, and not just for fun, but because Central Park is part of most New Yorkers daily lives. Your guide will list several movies and TV series during the tour, how could we forget Home Alone 2, or the romantic comedy Serendipity, the classic and timeless The Way We Were and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Walking along The Mall, we will arrive at Bethesda Terrace and the Fountain to the boathouse with its iconic Restaurant that reminds us of Sex & the City and Harry meets Sally. We will pass the bridge of Autumn in New York, the famous Bow Bridge. A must photo-op!

Central Park, New York City

What to know about Central Park

During our walk, we will discover the park's story and anecdotes – who were the first inhabitants of the park? did you know that once a locals lived in the middle of it? Is it all natural or has man intervened and if so, what was the park artificially created in its entirety?

Do you have any idea how many people are working and how does Central Park finance itself? For these and many other questions, you will have answers and stories from our Local Guide. Central Park also hosts many festivals and events, many are free – Theater, Concerts, Exhibitions, Sports Events including the iconic arrival of the New York City Marathon!

We can’t talk about Central Park without mentioning one of the greatest music icons of all times -- John Lennon. The tour also includes a stop by the residence of Lennon and Yoko Ono, she still lives there, The Dakota, on Central Park West, and by the iconic Imagine Mosaic at Strawberry Field. 

Central Park is always gorgeous - Central Park Gallery





You will have plenty of opportunities to take pictures and videos during the Tour. We will stop at some strategic points, so be prepared to spend 2 hours enjoying the tranquility of the park, looking for the corners with the most colorful flowers, the romantic bridges, and the popular ponds where gorgeous Central Park West Buildings are reflected. 

Video – The Best of Central Park




 

Included in the Price

    Included in the Price
    • Tour on Foot around Central Park
    • 2/2.5-hour Private Walking Tour
    • Professional Tour Guide

Not Included in the Price

    Not Included in the Price
    • Public Transportation
    • Gratuities
    • Pick-up in Hotel
    • Drop-off in Hotel

HOW MUCH & WHAT'S INCLUDED

Tour Price: starting from $40.50 per person (price based on 4 participants)

WHERE AND WHEN

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:  9:30am - 3:30pm
Closing Dates: Thanksgiving - December 24th and 25th - December 31st – January 1st – July 4th – Labor Day

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