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Central Park Walking Tour

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Overview
Central Park consists of 843 acres, and 58 miles of walking trails. On this expansive walking tour, your tour guide will make sure you see its highlights. From its winding pathways and elaborate bridges to the Alice in Wonderland memorial to Strawberry Fields to the gorgeous Bethesda Terrace, you will see the park's landmarks and have ample photo opportunities. Along the way, you'll learn the history of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's urban masterpiece.
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You'll start at
General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument
764 Doris C Freedman Pl, New York, NY 10019, USADeparture Point: General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument Directions: Grand Army Plaza, in front of gold statue of General Sherman, 59th St & 5th Ave. Take N/R/W train to 5th Ave/59th St. Look for gold statue in middle of plaza.
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    Central Park
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Bethesda Terrace
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Grand Army Plaza
    Stop: 10 minutes -
You'll end at
The Dakota
1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA
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Highlights
  • Explore with a guide: The park’s size makes it easy to get lost
  • Learn about park history and urban planning from your guide
  • Visit hidden points of interest you might not find on your own
  • Small group size ensures a tailored, personal experience
What to Expect
Meet a guide at Manhattan’s Grand Army Plaza in the morning or afternoon, based on your choice at checkout. Your guide helps you make the most of your time in Central Park, as it’s easy to get lost in its 840 acres and 58 miles of trails. Visit famous landmarks including Bethesda Fountain, and the John Lennon memorial mosaic, Strawberry Fields, at a leisurely pace with your guide. Visit points of interest that even many locals don’t see, including the Ramble trail, ponds and waterfalls, and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. On the walk, learn about the history of the park’s construction and the incredible feats of urban planning that were undertaken to complete it. The tour ends on the Upper West Side, a charming neighborhood with plenty of streets to explore and grab a bite to eat.
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Important Information
Departure Point
General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument, 764 Doris C Freedman Pl, New York, NY 10019, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
The Dakota, 1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We did the Central Park Walking Tour early January with Jeremy as our guide. What a great tour and definitely well worth doing, we had all been to Central Park before but this tour really gave us an insight to the history of the park and many interesting facts and old photos to
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Micheal did a great job of taking us around Central Park. He had many great stories and kept us very entertained.
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Our tour guide was most excellent. Very knowledgeable and kept the tour fun. With all the different tours available, I am very glad we picked this one. It covered all the hot spots, and there was plenty of time for pictures and questions.
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This tour of Central Park was outstanding and fun due to Jeremy's knowledge and presentation skills. You will come away with so much info and history of this beautiful Manhattan landmark. I highly recommend the Central Park Walking tour.
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Jeremy's tour was full of fun facts throughout. I've lived near Central Park for years yet and Iearned a great deal. He showed us a number of spots from movies and pop culture but also told us the history of how hte part was made. I had a greater appreciation for the park's
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By: Custom NYC Tours
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Gill2812
Melbourne, Australia
72
Excellent Tour
We did the Central Park Walking Tour early January with Jeremy as our guide. What a great tour and definitely well
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936christianew
Hanover, New Hampshire
6426
Informative and Engaging
We enjoyed this 2 1/2-hour tour with Jeremy very much. He is a great communicator and gave us interesting insights
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504stephanieb
Houston, Texas
51
Great tour!
We really enjoyed the tour. Learned so much. Our 16 year old really enjoyed it as well. Highly recommend!
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Curious225626
10
HL&HY Walking Tour, NYC
Very interesting plus the tour guide was excellent. We were especially interested in the History of the area which
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BoerneBob
San Antonio, Texas
11536
Micheal Hunt tour guide
Micheal did a great job of taking us around Central Park. He had many great stories and kept us very entertained.
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Jane G
10
Central park walking tour
Our tour guide was most excellent. Very knowledgeable and kept the tour fun. With all the different tours
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Just2tourists
Germantown, Tennessee
10
Highly Recommend
This tour of Central Park was outstanding and fun due to Jeremy's knowledge and presentation skills. You will come
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alisac312
Miami, Florida
64
Unique and enjoyable
Great way to take in the city. We started with lunch at Bubby's which is at the start of the High Line.
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John_Semlak
New York City, New York
40
Wonderful and informative tour!
Jeremy's tour was full of fun facts throughout. I've lived near Central Park for years yet and Iearned a great
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Meg R
10
Amazing!! Don't miss this unique tour with the best guide in Manhattan!!
Jeremy's knowledge of the genre and history is amazing!! Our group said it was the best tour they've ever been
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Pauline D
162
Highline Park and Hudson Yards
We enjoyed our walking tour of Highline Park and Hudson Yards with Jeremy. he was very informed and interesting.
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JenJennieJennifer
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
8545
What to expect
I enjoyed the Highline so much and I love how this space was repurposed. First, pleasant surprise, it is ADA
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Daniva2013
Toronto, Canada
20
Great tour, I would highly recommend
I took this tour on a rainy day and I was hesitant at first, however it was a fantastic tour and Jeremy, who is
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Yankee62399
Clarksville, Tennessee
71
Magical Park
We had the best time on our walking tour of Central Park. It was a lot of walking but very interesting. I believe
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alexisd6547
21
Really fun, informative tour
This tour was awesome. It was very informative even for Hamilton super-fans - we learned so much! This wasn't a
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