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NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour
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NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

By Explore New York with Action
Welcome to Central Park, a leafy oasis in the heart of the Big Apple! This self-guided walking tour explores all the best spots in the park, from the super-popular Bethesda Terrace (featured in countless movies and shows) to the scenic Mall walkway, Central Park Zoo, and so much more! As you walk, hear the unexpected stories behind the park, its many attractions, and the early days of New York City. Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This tour does not include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
from
€7.46
per adult
from
€7.46
per adult

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Ages 5-90
Duration: 1h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • App on your phone: A link to download the Action Guide app. Password for your tours. Preview at home
  • Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat or Email.
  • Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
  • Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated hidden stories, video, text
What's not included
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks
  • National Park/attraction Passes, entry tickets, or reservation
  • Entry/Admission - Alice in Wonderland Statue
  • Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Entry/Admission - New York City


Departure details
  • Grand Army Plaza, New York, NY 10019, USA After booking the tour, please make sure that you have downloaded the app and the tour in advance. For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection. NOTE: This 6 mile-long tour covers the essentials of Central Park in 1 hours.
Return details
  • Columbus Circle, 848 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 259428P11

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • How it works: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions. Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours. To begin touring, go to the Starting Point and launch the app. The audio starts automatically. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
  • Good value: Purchase one tour per person. If you are a couple and prefer to share, purchase one tour and remember to bring headphones you can split.
  • Flexible Schedule: Once the app/tour is on your phone, you can use it any day and at any time. You can use it over multiple days. And, also use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Preview the tour: You can use it before the trip at home (highly recommended), use it during the trip, and use it after you come back.
  • Don't miss a thing: You will get everything with the app - a complete itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated audio stories, story script, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, exciting locations, recommendations for hikes, adventure, activities, treks, and stop-by-stop direction.
  • Private tour: You can use it in your car or rental car. No worries about groups or crowds. Start the tour app on your phone. And it will direct you step by step. You can stop for as many breaks as you like. Take a break for Instagram photos, and take a break for lunch/snacks. Go on a hike. The tour will wait for you and start when you start again. You can even do the tour over multiple days. Go at your own pace.
  • Easy to use: The stories play themselves as soon as the GPS is activated. It requires no use of your hands at all. You can get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing any time of the day.
  • Offline: There is no need for a cell signal or Wi-Fi while touring. App’s GPS map works offline.
  • Expiration/go again: The tour will last for the rest of your life on your phone. It is available for use on any day of your next trip.
  • Use pictures for a photo book: Create a photo book using clean (no crowd) app images of each spot to make a memorable trip. All the photos and the correct sequence is ready in the app for you to use.
  • Social media: Share clean (no crowd) images with friends/family.
  • Devices supported include iPhones with iOS 13 & above, Android phones with version 9 & above and all cellular-enabled tablets & iPads.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour?
How much is NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour?
NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour price starts from €7.39. Discover and book NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour cancellation policy?
NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour?
NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour is hosted by Explore New York with Action. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Explore New York with Action on Tripadvisor. Discover and book NYC Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 259428P11

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Grand Army Plaza
    Grand Army Plaza, New York, NY 10019, USA
    After booking the tour, please make sure that you have downloaded the app and the tour in advance. For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection. NOTE: This 6 mile-long tour covers the essentials of Central Park in 1 hours.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Grand Army Plaza
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Central Park Zoo
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Delacorte Clock
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Balto Statue
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 5
    The Mall and Literary Walk
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Naumburg Bandshell
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 7
    Bethesda Terrace
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 8
    Bethesda Fountain
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 9
    Loeb Boathouse
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 10
    Hans Christian Andersen Monument
    Stop: 5 minutes
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This tour was very interesting, offering many little known facts about the history of the station and the Vanderbil
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Discover570243
2 contributions
Nov 2021
I have an iPhone 8 and it ran out of battery life about half way through the tour. I did start at full power.
Written 19 November 2021
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Spectrum_Mgmt
I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour! And this is a great tip for everyone else — please bring a battery pack and headphones. Newer phones won’t need an extra battery pack but it never hurts. (By the way — Apple offers free battery upgrades for older iPhones since they lost a lawsuit over battery life. You may be eligible!)
Written 22 November 2021
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Kim W
Pflugerville, TX10 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
This was a great experience! Be prepared to spend more than an hour so you can learn more and take lots of pictures!
Written 27 October 2022
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Spectrum_Mgmt
Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m thrilled that my tour of NYC Central Park added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Written 28 October 2022
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