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Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

1. Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

Rediscover the charm of vibrant Manhattan on a private tour with a savvy local host. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there, as we all know the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it from a local's perspective. Travel through the best parts of Central Park, where New Yorkers go jogging and cycling. Go for a stroll downtown, stopping along the way at the best cafes loved by real New Yorkers. Or allow your local host to lead you towards the charming, old-style covered market in Greenwich Village, stopping to see the High Line. There are so many possibilities for your customized itinerary. After booking, you will be contacted about your preferences and interests. A like-minded New Yorker who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be assigned to you as your local host.  Based on the things that you would like to see and do, a personalized and bespoke itinerary will be built just for you. During the tour, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a different sight or experience, they will suggest it to you. You will be able to arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you. Let your private local host show you the New York you will love.

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NYC: Central Park Hidden Gems Walking Tour

2. NYC: Central Park Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Avoid the tourist crowds and discover the hidden gems of Central Park with the help of a guide. Explore the rolling landscape to find serene areas and ravines in the less-trodden northern section of the park. Encounter one of the most surprising bird sanctuaries in the US, where you can look for robins, tufted woodpeckers or even a rare great horned owl or red-tailed hawk. Walk under Huddlestone Arch to emerge back into the sunlight and climb up to the historic military Bunker to get spectacular views of Harlem. Descend through North Woods to Harlem Meer, surrounded by willow, oak, beech and gingko trees. Skirt the lake and walk up a short flight of stairs to Nutters Battery overlooking north Manhattan. Discover the historic north/south route through the city at McGowan's Pass, and then breathe in the fragrance of roses and magnolia trees at Conservatory Garden.  Sit on a bench under a crabapple tree to discuss your adventure and plan the rest of your day in peace!

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New York: Sensational Park and Soul Full-Day Bike Tour

3. New York: Sensational Park and Soul Full-Day Bike Tour

Your tour begins on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, near the extravagant Plaza Hotel, which has hosted New York’s elite visitors for over 100 years. A short jaunt away is magnificent Central Park, a green oasis within the concrete jungle of New York. Travel through the park and visit the Strawberry Fields for a Beatles sing-along. Explore a few off-the-beaten-path sites, rarely seen by tourists, including the only beach in Manhattan, a 3500-year-old obelisk, and an $18-million lawn. From Central Park, you’ll ride up to Harlem, one of the most important places for black history in America. You’ll attend a Sunday morning gospel service, replete with lush choral music, before heading to a poetry reading outside of what was once Langston Hughes’ home. After a lunch of delicious soul food, you’ll visit a former synagogue that has been converted to a church — emblematic of the constant, fluid changes of the Big Apple.

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What people are saying about Central Park

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Great tour! Affected with the guide Richard!

Upon arrival of the bicycle rental company it was incredibly chaotic and they were not too friendly inside. When we were assigned our cycling tour guide Richard, I first thought, onee he cycle in a line behind him and as if we don't know how to cycle, that's how it came about, but as you see first impression does not say everything, it was a beautiful tour. He has told a lot. Not just historical things but also about normal things nowadays. Very interesting!

Fred Is a knowledgeable, articulate and friendly guide. He will entertain you with his his myriad of information. Enjoy but don't be in a rush. This is a treat!

The guide was well informed and pleasant. It was an easy walk except for a short flight of stairs. It was really a fully guided tour.

We would highly this walking tour. Fred’s knowledge and obvious love of Central Park made it most enjoyable.