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Highlights of Central Park Walking Tour

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New York, United States
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2 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Get to know Central Park, the most visited urban park in the United States, on this guided walking tour. Take a leisurely stroll around this iconic New York City landmark, exploring its many bridges, fountains, and statues while learning about its history and design from an experienced guide. See the spots featured in more than 300 different films since 1908, stopping frequently to rest and hear interesting details and anecdotes about the park.
  • Guided walking tour of Central Park
  • Navigate the massive park with ease on a leisurely stroll with your expert guide
  • Stop at famous and hidden spots including the Wollman Rink, Central Park Mall, and Bethesda Fountain
  • See the filming locations of Sex and the City, Serendipity, Ghost Busters, When Harry Met Sally and more
  • Learn about the park’s history and design and enjoy views of quaint fountains, ponds and bridges
  • Small-group tour limited to 25 people, ensuring a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

It's easy to get lost in Central Park or miss the hidden gems tucked away in the trees. Having a guide to show you around and tell you all about the sites is an ideal way to explore Central Park.
Meet your guide just a few blocks from Central Park, and then it’s time for a stroll through the cultural history of this New York City icon. Learn about and fall in love with this New York City landmark, exploring the many bridges, fountains, and sculptures throughout the park while learning about its history and design from an experienced guide.

Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with almost 40 million visitors each year. It’s also one of the most filmed locations in the world. In fact, over 300 movies have scenes within the park, from 'Romeo and Juliet' in 1908 to 'The Avengers' in 2011 and beyond. Some of the cinematic highlights on this walking tour include the Boathouse Café from 'Sex and the City' and 'When Harry Met Sally,' the Bandshell in 'Breakfast at Tiffany’s' and 'Kramer vs. Kramer,' the pond from 'Home Alone 2,' Tavern on the Green from 'Wall Street' and 'Ghostbusters,' the Conservatory from 'Stuart Little' and many more.

There are plenty of rest stops along the way where the guide talks about the many interesting details of this National Historic Landmark park. The tour is rated as an easy stroll, with no significant hills to climb. And with no more than 25 people on the tour, it makes for an ideal, personalized experience.

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An OK walk. A very knowledgeable...
Graeme P
, Aug 2018
An OK walk. A very knowledgeable guide who tended to mumble and forget that his loudspeaker device did not count for much in the bustle of the main NYC roads before getting to the park. Joel ? clearly feels he knows more than other official guides as he puts it and indeed clearly knows his stuff. However, there is an art to being a guide and that is firstly remembering that your visitors may not speak the language very well but are just as interested as any others in what you are saying - so SLOW IT DOWN, JOEL if you want us to appreciate that knowledge. For the same foreigner reason, leaving the group at Strawberry Fields after all of us leaving HIM a tip, of course! and expecting us to somehow make our way back to where we wanted to go is not easy for people who do not really follow instructions like Yeah, just make your way to Columbus with a left out of the park when you are actually in the middle of it. Leaving all of us near a metro station or offering to show us on the map would have been more helpful.
Very informative
perrdar
, Aug 2018
We enjoyed this tour despite the humid 96 degrees temperature that day. Our tour guide Joel was fantastic!
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and...
cwhydraulics
, Jul 2018
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Lots of tidbits and kept a good walking pace for us. We had to leave the tour early in order to make it on time for our airport ride, and he was very helpful in getting us turned in the right direction in the park towards our hotel.
Best tour ever
marksaccomonto
, Jun 2018
The guide was friendly, informative and a lot of fun to be with on our walking tour of the park, at the end even helped us find and get on the subway back to our hotel
Decent tour. We had a small group 6...
Michael Z
, Jun 2018
Decent tour. We had a small group 6 of us, 3 of which were pretty disrespectful - talking during the tour over the stories the guide was saying, and the oldest even wandered off for 10 minutes and the family lost him. Of course he didn't have a cell phone so the tour was delayed while we searched for him in the park. Nothing against the tour per se, but I felt the guide didn't have a great hold of the group and wasn't very directive. All in all, some fascinating places and stories were seen and told, and I would highly recommend this tour if the guide was more directive. Because of the delay, I had to rush from the tour to the next one statue of liberty evening cruise as we went 20 minutes over from losing the old guy. I'm sure the next tour ran smoothly, its just I had a slight anomaly!
This 2 hour tour is great fun...
pbassett
, Jun 2018
This 2 hour tour is great fun. Having a guide meant that we learned things wed probably have missed if wed been by ourselves. Maggie was great, we really enjoyed her company, and loved hearing about the history of the park.
Central Park is amazing and it is...
Matthew S
, Dec 2017
Central Park is amazing and it is good to walk round with someone who can point out stuff you wouldn't normally know.
This was an excellent tour, Joel was...
Carol G
, Dec 2017
This was an excellent tour, Joel was our guide and there was only 3 of us on the tour. Central Park is stunning, we had only really been on the outskirts before going on this tour.
Joel was our guide- an actor on...
Susan P
, Dec 2017
Joel was our guide- an actor on Broadway. He showed us the sights from Central Park using a play backdrop with various acts. Very clever and engaging.
You would never see what the guide...
Barbara K
, Nov 2017
You would never see what the guide points out on the walking tour. It was wonderful. We go to New York a lot but there is always something to learn and the park is amazing.

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