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The Essential Central Park Walking Tour provided by City Rambler

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A Walk In The Park/ Central Park Walking Tour Discover the legends and lore of iconic Central Park – the sprawling masterpiece of American landscape brought to life by it’s visionaries in 1857. Join us for “A Walk In The Park” as your costumed tour guide unearths the saga of America’s first landscaped public park with intriguing tales of yesteryear. As a character from another era, your guide will introduce you to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the creators of this urban treasure. Marvel at the architecture of Bethesda Terrace, be captivated by the poetic Shakespeare’s Statue, and lose yourself in the serenity of The Ramble on this 2.5-hour comprehensive tour. At the designated Ramble Point you will have the opportunity to leave the tour, visit the MET or just explore around at your own pace, enjoy the activities happening, grab a snack, or relax over coffee before rejoining a later group (about 2-hour interval).
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2 W 77th St
    2 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA
    South West corner of West 77th Street and Central Park West - [Along side of the New York Historical Society, looking for supervisor in Yellow City Rambler logo hat/jacket]
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    Central Park
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    American Museum of Natural History
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Central Park Zoo
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    Pulitzer Fountain
    764 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Pulitzer Fountain is located at 59th St. and 5th Ave.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Pulitzer Fountain, 764 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA
Inclusions
  • Costumed Professional Tour Guide
  • More than 50 Points of Interest
  • Audio Headset-Optimize the walking & hearing experiences
  • 1 Ramble Point
  • Century 21 Gift Card (value $5 or more)
Exclusions
  • Attraction tickets
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Entry/Admission - American Museum of Natural History
  • Entry/Admission - Central Park Zoo
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ilccc03 wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York4 contributions
We had a spectacular time on the walking tour of Central Park. Julia, our tour guide did an exceptional job of teaching the history of the park in a thoughtful, intriguing and exciting way. She kept the audience engaged and eager the entire time. Make sure to wear comfortable
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from CityRamblerNYC, Guest Relations Manager at The Essential Central Park Walking Tour
Responded 24 Oct 2019
To our Valued Guest, we are pleased to hear your tour of Central Park exceeded your expectations. Our professional actors/guides deliver an entertaining as well as an educational tour. Thank you for recognizing Julia and giving her a shout out. We hope to see you on a future City Rambler tour.
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Anna M wrote a review Oct 2019
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Not only was it the most beautiful Fall day to be exploring Central Park, but Bridgette was an excellent tour guide and had us laughing the whole time. She was knowledgeable, quick-witted and captivating in her delivery. I really enjoyed learning about all the sites of Central
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from CityRamblerNYC, Guest Relations Manager at The Essential Central Park Walking Tour
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Anna M, Thank you for joining us on our "A Walk In The Park" tour. We are pleased to hear that the tour delivered a fun and informative experience. We appreciate you taking the time to post this review.
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M. Kim wrote a review Sep 2019
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My family and I (my parents plus us 3 adult children) had a wonderful time yesterday on our tour with Bridgette. She had us engaged and laughing the entire time, and she was so witty and kind! We saw parts of the park that most of us had never visited before. It was a great way
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Response from CityRamblerNYC, Guest Relations Manager at The Essential Central Park Walking Tour
Responded 9 Sep 2019
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us for A Walk In The Park. We are pleased to know you found the tour to be fun and entertaining as well as informative. We appreciate your review and hope to have you and your family join us on another tour in the future.
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CPeck18 wrote a review Aug 2019
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania10 contributions1 helpful vote
Took the Central Park tour this past weekend with a fabulous guide who wondered through an arch in the park in the 1800's and turned up in 2019! So entertaining and informative - and relaxing - did not feel rushed at all! Saw areas and heard facts about the park that I never did
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from CityRamblerNYC, Guest Relations Manager at The Essential Central Park Walking Tour
Responded 31 Aug 2019
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us for A Walk In The Park. We are pleased to hear that you had fun learning about Central Park. We appreciated your kind review and we look forward to welcoming on a future tour.
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David G wrote a review Aug 2019
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Great tour with great information about the park spanning time period from it's beginning to modern day. Wear comfortable shoes (some spots are "cobble-stony") and consider bringing water, although vendors can be found in a few spots along the way. I took the tour all the way to
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from CityRamblerNYC, Guest Relations Manager at The Essential Central Park Walking Tour
Responded 16 Aug 2019
David, Thank you for joining us on our A Walk In The Park tour of Central Park. We are please to know you found the tour to be fun and educational. We look forward to hosting you at another of our locations.
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Extremely knowledgeable tour guide
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Historical Downtown New York walk
It was one of the best experiences ever. Julia, the guide, was simply delightful and the way she presented everythi
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Amazing experience
Walked with the tour guide for 3 hours, felt like 30 minutes. You get to see and hear about so much, it's absolutel
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Fun and entertaining "Walk through History"
I love this idea! Meet a character or two from long ago New York - hear their personal story while getting all the
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I'm impressed!
I am very passionate about NYC and claim to know a lot about it, but I learned so much about Lower Manhattan and it
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PanagiotisD179
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Entertaining and informative
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Benjaminmaddy
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Great Central Park Tour!
Thank you so much City Rambler for an amazing tour! Had a great experience walking through time with our amazing g
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It's a Time Warp!
A wonderful way to get to know Central Park. Matt and Julia were both a wealth of information. They delivered histo
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I highly recommend City Rambler!
Central Park is one of my favorite spots. I love being introduced to new spaces within the park, and learning about
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Entertaining and informative 'Walk through history'
We highly recommend this personal, friendly and informative guided tour through historic lower Manhattan. One of ou
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