Central Park New York - Exclusive Guided Walking Tour

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19 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Probably the only urban park that needs no introduction, Central Park is as important to movies and TV shows as it is to real New Yorkers. On this 2.5 hour exclusive tour, you’ll discover the iconic features of this vast swatch of green surrounded by multi-million dollar residences and landmarks.

What's Included

Duration 2.5 Hours

Private Walking Tour

Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You

Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine

What's Not Included

Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)

Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 9
  • YOUTH: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No lar
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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

What To Expect

Central Park
.Explore this 19th century project that gave city dwellers an escape from urban life. Learn about the statues of prominent figures like Bolivar and Marti, or check out statues of more playful figures like sled-dog Balto and characters from Alice in Wonderland. Cross the charming – and famous – Gapstow Bridge on your way to the Central Park Zoo. Stroll the tree-lined Mall and discuss the literary figures along its path, ending at the instantly-recognizable Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. Cross Bow Bridge on your way to Strawberry Fields and the Dakota to learn about John Lennon’s final day at his memorial. Pass by Tavern on the Green to book dinner later in the evening or join the locals in Sheep Meadow, where New Yorkers of all walks of life can kick back and relax.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

432 Park Avenue
After meeting your guide at the Latin America History equestrian statues on the corner of 6 Ave & 59 St, you will enter the park. One of the first things you will see is the surviving ASPCA horse drinking fountain sited in 1912. Although we are well into the world of the automobile, this represents the only place in the city where one can bring a horse to drink water if they happen to have one.

You will then walk west to get a stunning view of the new SuperScrapers. 432 Park Avenue is a residential skyscraper that overlooks Central Park. The skyscraper is the second tallest building in New York behind One World Trade Centre, making it a prime location to live at.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Time Warner Center
Next you will see the Time Warner Center, a mixed-use building complex that consists of two twin towers bridged by a multi-story atrium. The complex contains upscale retail shops as well as some office and residential flats. Yet another impressive skyscraper for you to photograph!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bow Bridge
Afterwards, you will visit Bow Bridge, the largest bridge in the park. It is a cast iron bridge, decorated designed with Classical Greek refinement during the 19th century. While other bridges in the park are inconspicuous, Bow Bridge is made to stand out from its surroundings, decorated with an interlocking circles banister and intricate elements underneath the arch span.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gapstow Bridge
Another bridge you will come across during your tour is the beautiful schist Gapstow Bridge that ws initially built in 1874. The bridge offers one of the best views of the New York City skyline and you will be able to get some great shots of the city.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Turtle Pond
Then, you will make your way to the Great Lawn, a site of 55-acres that is considered one of the most famous lawns in the world. The Lawn is a great place to have a picnic on a spring afternoon or catch some rays in summer. Close by you will see the Turtle Pond, where most of the park’s turtles live.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Dakota
After this you will see the Dakota, perhaps the most famous cooperative building in the city. Constructed in 1884, it still maintains much of its original character. It was the home of John Lennon, former Beatles member from 1973 until his murder in the archway of the building in 1980.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
Following, you will visit Strawberry fields, a 2.5-acre area in Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon. A designated quiet area in the park, Strawberry files is lined with elm trees, shrubs, flowers and rocks, making it a tranquil, picturesque site.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bethesda Fountain
During your walk you will come across what is known as the Angel of Bethesda atop of Bethesda Fountain. Located in the centre of Bethesda Terrace, the angel became New York City’s first major piece of public art commissioned from a woman.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Central Park Zoo
Finally, we will end our tour at the Central Park Zoo, at the southeast corner of Central Park in New York City. Here, you can either stay and enjoy the stunning landscapes of the park, or your guide will accompany you to the nearest subway.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Amazing way to start our first NYC visit
Gregg_W, 25-11-2022
Our guide, Jonathan, made our tour enjoyable. He is experienced and knowledgeable, and most of all, has the passion to share the history of Central Park. It was our first visit to NYC. We had been flying for about 10 hours, arrived in the morning, and met Jonathan at 2pm in Central
Park. He contacted us throughout the day to confirm our tour and he was punctual. It was a heavy drizzle, but even with the weather and us being sleep deprived, the tour with him was worth every minute! He is personable and answered all our questions. He even offered some tips on other places we had planned to visit while in the city. He asked how we were doing throughout the tour, making sure our expectations and needs were being met! Our first trip to NYC certainly started out on a very positive note!
Excellent Central Park tour
Gill_P, 16-11-2022
Excellent Central Park tour with James, a very knowledgable New Yorker. Great information on a whole range of subjects. Very worthwhile!
Central Park in Autumn
AutumnNYC22, 16-11-2022
A must see destination when visiting NYC is Central Park. Filled with all the iconic scenes featured in movies and the like. The views are spectacular. To experience a private walking tour with my amazing guide Katherine, left me filled with wisdom concerning the formation and history of the park. She was a true delight.
Central Park private tour
Thomas M, 17-09-2022
Very knowledgeable. Just the guide and my wife with me on the tour. My wife and I are seniors and we really enjoyed the leasurly stroll in the southern end of Central Park. Our guide was able to give a great deal of information.
Central Park
Lisa T, 09-08-2022
Mark Venaglia, our tour guide was fantastic. So informative and we had so many laughs along the way. High recommend this tour.

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