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New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour

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

Overview

There are few places that feel more festive than New York during Christmastime. Soak up its holiday spirit on this New York sightseeing tour, including stops at the Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Snap photos in front of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, admire the festive window displays of Fifth Avenue stores, and browse stalls in the magical Bryant Park holiday market.
  • See New York's Christmas sights with a guide to avoid the hassle of a map
  • Hear about holiday traditions at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Pose for photos in front of the Rockefeller Christmas tree
  • Savor the festive spirit on Fifth Avenue and the Bryant Park market

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Audio Guide (translates the tour)
  • Tickets to Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • Entrance to Rocekfeller Center skating rink

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • New York, NY 10022, USA
    The tour meets in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral at 5th Avenue between 50th and 51st. Our guide will be there to greet you 15 minutes before the tour, which begins promptly at 6:00pm. They will be holding a white and blue checked flag with our logo on it. If you are running late, please call our office at (718) 806-1706. Although we do not guarantee that you will catch up with the group, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Departure Time

  • 6:00 PM

Return Details

  • Herald Square, New York, NY, USA
    Macy's Herald Square

What To Expect

Your festive experience begins at St. Patrick's Cathedral, a Gothic-style gem that holds the record for one of the largest Catholic cathedrals in the United States. Here, you’ll greet your guide before heading inside to admire celebratory decorations and hear of American holiday traditions. 

Then, stroll to the colossal Rockefeller Center and pose for photographs in front of its famous Christmas tree. Proceed to Radio City Music Hall, one of New York’s premier musical venues, before you head to the Bryant Park holiday market, located in Downtown.

Browse stalls selling festive foods and artisan Christmas gifts, then marvel at the dramatic window displays on Fifth Avenue, replete with sophisticated boutiques. Your tour concludes outside of one of the world’s most famous department stores, where you’ll hear of the franchise’s history before bidding your guide farewell.
1

Rockefeller Center

One of New York's most famous complexes

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

2

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City, home of the Rockettes

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's designated start time. The tour departs promptly and no refunds will be given for guests who miss the tour due to being late
  • Admission to St. Patrick's not available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Rockefeller Center Tree is not lit and decorated until early December (varies per year)
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear appropriate shoes
  • There is no need to confirm your reservation with our office
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If canceled because of dangerous weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Company reserves the right to deviate from the route of the tour in the event of marches, parades, and circumstances beyond our control.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Once the tour begins, if you make the decision to not follow the guide or their instructions, we cannot guarantee we can reunite you with the group.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Top Dog Tours Inc.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour.

Q:What is the social distancing policy during New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour?

A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour.

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


I should have asked so be aware that you have to figure out the parking situation.
This was a great way to see the area, take in the good sights, and not feel overwhelmed trying to see it all.
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I love new york ❤
Milly_A, Dec 2021
Laura was amazing ,a lot of knowloge and love for what she does ,looking foward to do and recommend another tour with her.
Viator is the worst
Meghan_K, Dec 2021
The whole experience from booking the tickets to the tour itself. I was so unhappy with it! The tour guide was completely unaware of crowds and we could barely move she kept leaving everyone and no microphone we couldn’t hear her at all
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hi Meghan, Unfortunately we have no control over the booking process. If Viator is such a terrible company than don’t use them in the future. That being said, you are not leaving a review for Viator but a separate entity. According to our records you took a Holiday tour in a Saturday. Unless you’re completely oblivious you should have known there would be crowds. Our guide did not leave anyone behind. All of our guides carry flags making themselves extremely visible to the group, but for those that choose to ignore instructions that’s one them. If you couldn’t hear..than you should have said something, we’re not mind readers. Some guides choose not to use mikes because they often do not work properly. If you’re hard if hearing we suggest you let future guides know so they can situate you closer to them or speak louder. It sounds like you’re not really the type of person who should be be taking tours as you cannot appreciate the experience with a highly rated guide and company and might be better off doing things solo.
Very nice tour. Loved the...
Carrisa_T, Dec 2021
Very nice tour. Loved the guide and loved that it kicked off at St. Patrick’s! We really enjoyed it!
Loved Laura our guide!...
Sherrie_B, Dec 2021
Loved Laura our guide! She was very informative and an awesome story teller! Was very patient trying to keep all our group together! She was great!
Delightful.
wanderingkale, Jan 2020
Our tour guide was wonderful and had plenty of isight into the history and goings-on of the area. She provided lots of information, tips, and photo suggestions. This was a great way to see the area, take in the good sights, and not feel overwhelmed trying to see it all. A wonderful tour and great guide.
Family Fun
Ctroskoph, Dec 2019
We had a large group -- 10 -- ranging in age from 6-81. We were prepared for a lot of walking and for the cold. The tour was good but not great. It did not exactly match the description and was more of a history tour of New York than a focus on the holiday stuff (I did not particularly care to go down diamond alley and hear about Adam Sandler's new movie.). The main thing I wanted to see with the kids was the Saks display and we did not stop there. Granted, the city was mobbed and that is not the tour's fault. I also thought that the tour ended where we started and it ended at Macy's. I should have asked so be aware that you have to figure out the parking situation.
Great tour leader for all.
Daryl_B, Dec 2019
Tour leader included everyone and was excited about her tour. She knew her subject and areas very well.
Walking Tour
Connie_S, Dec 2019
This excursion was boring and not at all like it was portrayed. Definitely not worth the money. We were very disappointed.
Okay
Jessica_P, Dec 2018
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. But, it wasn't really a Christmas tour. It was more like a NYC history tour. We were disappointed because we were expecting more of a Christmas-y tour.
Bundle Up and Enjoy the Walk
Sharon_A, Dec 2018
Enjoyable brisk winter evening walk. Even though it was cold (and a times a bit crowded) we really liked the information, both regional and historical, about the buildings, architecture, and cultures from Rockefeller Center to the Empire State Building. Hannah has got to be the best guide! Can't recommend this walking tour or our guide enough!! Be sure to wear clothing appropriate to the weather! It will make your evening much more enjoyable.

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