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Central Park Highlights Walking Tour

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New York, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

With its wealth of landmarks and vast size, exploring Central Park on your own can be overwhelming. With this guided walking tour, avoid the hassle of following a map and take in the highlights with a guide. Admire the storied bridges, fountains, and statues at a leisurely pace while learning about the park’s history and design, and see the famous spots featured in hundreds of films.
  • Navigate the massive park with ease on a leisurely stroll with your expert guide
  • Stop at famous spots including Central Park Mall and Bethesda Fountain
  • See the filming locations of Sex and the City, Ghost Busters, and more
  • Learn about the park’s history and design and enjoy picturesque views

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Having a guide to show you around and tell you all about the sites is an ideal way to explore Central Park.
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Gratuities

Departure Point

56 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide just a few blocks from Central Park to begin your two-hour stroll through the cultural history of this New York City icon. Learn about and fall in love with this lush 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Central Park
Learn the history and take some pictures!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bethesda Fountain
Learn the history and take some pictures!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Dakota
Learn the history and take some pictures!
Stop At:  
Central Park Sightseeing
Check in
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Balto Statue
Learn fun facts and take some photos
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Central Park Zoo
Learn about some fun facts and take some photos
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Sunblock or hats are recommended
  • Children under 8 years old are not permitted
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Unlimited Biking

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Central Park Highlights Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Central Park Highlights Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Central Park Highlights Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Central Park Highlights Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Central Park Highlights Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Central Park Highlights Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Central Park Highlights Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Central Park Highlights Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Central Park Highlights Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Central Park Highlights Walking Tour.

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  • "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." See review

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Central Park Highlights and Sustainability
Joanne
, Oct 2020
Knowledgeable, fun and friendly. Discovered the hidden gems of Central Park and learned about the innovative conservation efforts to keep the park an incredible urban oasis.
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Girls Trip!
CrisK21
, Dec 2019
Our tour guide Debra was wonderful! She explained everything and took her time with our group... highly recommend!
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Shakespeare in the Park
Wesley J
, Nov 2019
I went on number of tours in NYC and this was definitely one of the best. Joel was a great guide, both informative and entertaining. He even graced us with a passionate rendition of one of the Bard's soliloquies in the Shakespeare section of the Park. Highly recommended!
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A walk in the park!!
gandlinsocal
, Oct 2019
This was a great tour and our guide, Joel, was spot on in knowledge and entertaining. We would highly recommend this tour and Joel, as your guide.
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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.
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star-5
Very informative
perrdar
, Aug 2018
We enjoyed this tour despite the humid 96 degrees temperature that day. Our tour guide Joel was fantastic!
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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