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Secrets of Central Park South Walking Tour

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New York, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Central Park is among Manhattan's must-see attractions, and although many visitors make their way to the park, most miss the countless hidden spaces, and historic stories, that make the park truly unique. On this historian-led walking tour, discover some of the park's secrets that even locals might miss, including which parts of the park were included in the original design, and how the park developed over time.
  • History fans uncover Central Park's storied past on this historian-led tour
  • Enjoy a more personal experience, with a guided tour capped at 15 guests
  • Easily fit the tour in your day, since you're done in just a couple of hours
  • Tour an area of the park most interesting to you—the north, south, or middle

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BEST Walking tour of Central Park
Kelly N
, Oct 2019
I love that we learned the history of the park and unique "secrets" that nobody knows. I have walked in Central Park almost every day for the last 22 years and I now have a whole new appreciation for the park all thanks to our tour guide Lyle.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
My highest measure of a complement is being able to help even a local to discover things about the park! Thank you for joining us Kelly!
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Lots of interesting facts on a good walk
bogd_nk
, Aug 2019
I was lucky as I was the only participant on this tour. My guide was profssional, took me hidden places, told me a lot of interesting stories, I was a bit sad that the tour was only 2.5 hours long. I recommend this to everyone who likes to hear the backstories.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for the nice words about your tour!

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This experience only has a few reviews, but see what other travelers said about the provider.

Great Way to See Central Park

star-5janet b
The Central Park Walking Tour | Oct 2019
We really had a good time on this tour. We learned a lot about the park and its history. Billy was both informative and entertaining. Price was right. Would definitely recommend this tour.
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Great overview of the Park

star-5S P
The Central Park Walking Tour | Oct 2019
Lyall was informative, courteous and kept a good pace for all. Definitely worth the reasonable price!
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Fantastic tour and tour guide!!!

star-5jgeiser
The Central Park Walking Tour | Jun 2019
This was my first time taking a Central Park tour and all I can say is, it was amazing!! Lyle, our guide was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable, professional and had a great personality. We were actually late for our tour and Lyle kept in contact with me and met me at artisan gate to help us catch up with the rest of the group. Truly a gentleman. Would highly recommend this tour and tour guide.
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Great way to see Central Park

star-5Vidapaul
Central Park Bike Tour | Jun 2019
Great cycle around the park. Guide Lyle was really nice and informative. The pace was easy and the bikes good quality. Even the 17 yo enjoyed it!
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customized

star-4Dream45118436901
Tip of Manhattan Bike Tour | Apr 2019
Very good guide open for customizing the tour. His knowledge of history and the city New York was very good. Bikes where also good.
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Could be better

star-2Camper52024473907
The Central Park Walking Tour | Apr 2019
First of all, the meeting point is inside the "Bike Tour" office and it's extremely hard to locate your tour guide. No sign for the Walking Tour. I was 20 minutes early for our meeting time and asked the Bike Tour people and they seemed mostly unaware of this Walking Tour business. I almost missed my tour. I called the number on the voucher and finally caught my tour guide before the group went on for the tour. Tour guide seemed knowledgeable but wish we could hear more as we were walking along the park. We would walk and then stop to hear bits and pieces about the park and wish it was packed more throughout the tour.
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OK tour

star-3blonde11-12
The Central Park Walking Tour | Oct 2018
Because it was Columbus Day weekend, it was extremely crowded in the park. Our group of 13 was large and it was very hard to hear the guide who didn’t wear wear a mike. We skirted the perimeter of park and missed some of the highlights. I had taken the tour before, and knew what we missed. However, my friend enjoyed it, as she had nothing to compare it to.
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Central Park Walking Tour

star-5Boracay2013
The Central Park Walking Tour | Jul 2018
I really enjoyed the tour. I learned a lot about the park from my tour guide. I highly recommend this tour. It was fantastic.
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Excellent tour ! Our guide was...

star-5Herbert H
The Central Park Walking Tour | Mar 2018

Excellent tour ! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the Park and NYC. He made the tour interesting and we came away with an appreciation of the rich history of the park.

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