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Central Park Walking Tour

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

With an area covering more than 800 acres, Central Park is hard to take in on your own. Explore with a guide on this walking tour so you don’t miss any of the highlights. See landmarks such as the Delacorte Clock, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, and the Alice in Wonderland statue. Hear about how the landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created this urban masterpiece.
  • Take in the highlights of New York City's vast Central Park with a guide
  • Stroll the walking trails without the hassle of following a map
  • Learn about the park's history, famous locations, and hidden treasures
  • End your tour on the Upper West Side, with free time to explore on your own

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument
    764 Doris C Freedman Pl, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Departure Point: General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument Directions: Grand Army Plaza, in front of gold statue of General Sherman, 59th St & 5th Ave. Take N/R/W train to 5th Ave/59th St. Look for gold statue in middle of plaza.

Return Details

  • The Dakota
    1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA

What To Expect

Meet your guide at a central meeting point to begin your walking tour of Central Park.

Expect to walk at a leisurely pace as you view the many highlights of the park, which offers different perspectives the whole year round as the weather and foliage changes.

Head to well-known landmarks such as Strawberry Fields, in addition to hidden attractions. Throughout the tour, your guide shares the history and feats of urban planning that created this New York City treasure.

Your tour ends in the Upper West Side, where you can continue to explore on your own.

Central Park

Detailed tour of park

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Grand Army Plaza

Begin tour here

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Custom NYC Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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A nice walk in the park
Daniel_S, Aug 2022
We had a fun and educational walk in the park with Jeremy! The old photos of the park made it interesting to see how much or how little has changed. Even when we asked questions about things in the park that were not on the tour, he knew the answers. Very knowledgable! We had a great time. Recommended for all.
Fun and informative
Kristen_J, Jul 2022
Jeremy was very nice and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the facts that he gave us. Some historical while some were more just random fun facts. He was very nice to allow us to stop for water and pictures. I would definitely recommend.
Excellent tour
Claire_B, Jul 2022
Book this tour! Jeremy is so knowledgeable and the walk is lovely. A great way to spend an afternoon learning a lot about New York.
Loved the experience from a true historian.
maureen_j, Jul 2022
all the details provided by our tour guide, Bob, too many to mention. He is a true historian. So glad we booked this tour since our first experience in Cental Park. Just wish we had more time to enjoy.
Loved all the history and...
Melissa_H, May 2022
Loved all the history and stories of the park. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Highly recommend
Robert_D, May 2022
Our guide was great. He was very informative and we never felt rushed or like we were on a forced march. Great time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A wonderful walk in the park
Anthony_S, May 2022
Our tour guide Jeremy added so much value to the walk, with his knowledge of the park. I didn’t realise the park was as interesting as it is beautiful.
We loved this walking tour in Central Park!
Adriana_R, May 2022
Jeremy Wilcox was our walking tour guide, he was very knowledgeable and professional. We really enjoyed it and learned so much of this beautiful and historic Central Park. We took this walking tour Saturday morning perfect day to see tourists and locals walking around the park. I recommend Jeremy!
The tour is definitely worth it.
Jennifer_F, Apr 2022
Got to see so much more of Central Park then I would have without the tour! Learned so much and our guide was super informative.
Fabulous winter tour of Central Park
Patricia_P, Jan 2022
My husband and I had a fantastic tour with Jeremy! He is very knowledgeable and we learned so much about Central Park ! Even on a chilly winter day it was wonderful ! I Highly recommend this tour and plan on booking more tours with Jeremy!
Favorite NY activity!
Christina_M, Dec 2021
Awesome tour! We learned and saw so much!! One of my favorite NY activities! Jeremy was an amazing guide, with so many cool historic pictures and information! It really couldn’t have been better!
Memorable Experience
JULIE_C, Oct 2021
Jeremy is extremely knowledgeable about central Park and brings the history alive. Well guided and very pleasant.
Good basic o review
Leslie_W, Aug 2021
Jeremy was knowledgeable about the city and the park. He provided details about the history and landscape.
Central Park tour
Tanya_G, Aug 2021
Seeing The Dakota....admiring the beauty of the park...Very informative guide...cleanliness of the park was amazing
Worth the time
Murielle_T, Jul 2021
Jeremy was very informative and interesting to see prior photos compared to today. Would do it again
Central Park
Pocha_M, Jul 2021
Jeremy was a fantastic guide, well informed in the subject. We will definitely will use him next time we are in NY and will recommend him yo friends as well.
Very Informative Tour
Michael_S, Jul 2021
Jeremy was very informative, available for questions and all around great guide. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to be sure you know what you’re seeing when visiting Central Park.
A wonderful experience
MarthaCelia_A, Jun 2021
This hands down, was the most wonderful thing I could’ve done for me and my family. Our guide was knowledgeable,, funny and truly seemed to enjoy this tour himself. We would have been lost and without any historical direction on our own. Highly recommend this park tour.
Central Park - an oasis
Robyn_S, Jun 2021
Learning about the history of the park and the beauty of being in a “solemn forest” in the middle of a Chaotic city.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Central Park walk, talk, listen, and learn
Gerald_M, May 2021
So many! Jeremy is a knowledgeable and lively guide who taught us to appreciate the many aspects of Central Park. I recommend this tour!

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