Guided tour

New York: Central Park Secrets and Highlights Walking Tour

New York: Central Park Secrets and Highlights Walking Tour

From US$ 40 per person

Join a guided tour of Central Park to visit many of its most scenic spots. Learn about its history, wildlife, and role in pop culture from your professional guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See statues, the Wollman Ice Rink, Central Park Zoo, and more
  • Explore the one of the most filmed, photographed, and visited parks in the world with a licensed guide
  • Revel in the beauty of this 843-acre landscaped oasis
  • Spot some of the 240 species of bird that call the park home
  • Visit the John Lennon memorial at Strawberry Fields
Full description
Enjoy a guided walking tour through Central Park with a licensed guide to learn about the park's rich history. Visit some of the prettiest spots for terrific photo opportunities. Meet your guide in front of The Shops At Columbus Circle. Set off to explore the southern part of Central Park. Begin the tour in the southwestern section before winding your way northeast. End near the Imagine mosaic memorial and the Dakota (the former home of music legend John Lennon and other celebrities). During the 2-mile walking tour, learn how to navigate the 843-acre urban wonderland nestled amid a concrete jungle of Manhattan skyscrapers. Take advantage of this photographer's paradise as you pass some of the park's 30 spectacular ornamental bridges and arches. Spot the park's inhabitants, including songbirds, ducks, geese, egrets, herons, hawks, owls, raccoons, and chipmunks. Admire a grove of majestic, endangered American elm trees. Take in the architecturally impressive Bethesda Terrace Arcade and beautiful Bethesda Fountain. See the much-photographed Bow Bridge. Learn about the statues and tributes that line the Mall. Enjoy the talents of some of the many performers as you stroll through the park.
Includes
  • Professional, licensed NY sightseeing guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal purchases
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starting time. Meet on the sidewalk in front of the Shops at Columbus Circle, at the corner of W 60 St and Broadway. You guide will be standing street-side at the entrance to the shops, directly beneath the Jazz At Lincoln Center Rose Hall marquee. They will be wearing their NY Sightseeing Guide license.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain, shine, or snow
  • This activity involves 2 miles of walking on uneven or moderately graded paths
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Product ID: 400431