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Central Park: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

1. Central Park: Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Pass by many historical landmarks of Central Park on a horse-drawn carriage. This is the perfect activity for a romantic date, or a fun outing with friends or family. Cimb into a lavishly-decorated carriage with plush seating for a ride through Central Park. With the clip-clop of the horses' hooves in the background, you will visit the cascading Angel of the Waters Sculpture, as well as many other famous sights in the park. With a knowledgeable driver to tell you stories about the park's past, you will cruise by the Dairy, where New York's children once came to get fresh milk. View the horses on the carousel, and pass by the statue of William Shakespeare. At the Bethesda Fountain you can pause to snap memorable photos, before you head towards Cherry Hill. Head to the top of the hill and see the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields, and the John Lennon memorial. Clop by the English lawn bowling court, and admire the bust of Italian philosopher Giuseppe Mazzini. You can then enjoy views of the legendary restaurant, the Tavern on the Green.

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New York: Classic 1-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

2. New York: Classic 1-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

Start the tour with an optional pickup from your hotel in New York if it's not more than 5 blocks away from Central Park. Alternatively, head to the meeting point at the edge of the park. Meet your driver and board your pedicab, then set off together on a 1-hour tour to discover Central Park's main sights and attractions.  Journey through the park and make a 10-15-minute stop at the stunning Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. Get out here for the chance to stroll around and take pictures. Then, set off again towards the Cherry Hill Fountain and Bow Bridge, an iconic spot where countless wedding proposals have taken place over the years. Make another quick stop here to cross the bridge over the lake and take more incredible photos.  Next up, head over to Strawberry Field for a 5-10 minute stop where you'll discover the John Lennon Memorial. Make your final stop at the Dakota Building for the chance to visit what's best known as the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. At the end of the tour, be taken back to the initial pick-up location where your memorable ride concludes.

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Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

3. 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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Private NYC Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

4. Private NYC Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Explore New York with your own personal photographer, learn about the hidden gems, and receive insider information on your 2-hour walking tour. Your professional photographer/ NYC tour guide will take pictures of you at some of the most iconic locations in New York; if you're traveling as a couple, family, or a group of friends, you'll finally all be in the pictures together. Throughout the tour, you will be provided with insights about dining, shopping, where to buy discounted theater tickets, and off-the-beaten-path locations to explore during the remainder of your stay. Your guide/photographer will also take you on the NYC subway (not included) and give you tips on how to navigate your way around. You will explore as many sights as time permits within your itinerary. Some of the locations may include the following: Times Square and the Theater District: Feel the pulse of New York. The dazzle and lights of Broadway create an exciting atmosphere and a dramatic backdrop for many spectacular photos. The Brooklyn Bridge: This architectural wonder is a must-see in New York and offers a panoramic view of New York’s urban vistas. Central Park: This urban oasis, surrounded by The Plaza Hotel and NYC skyline, provides a stunning setting for pictures.   Grand Central Station:  Featuring monumental spaces and meticulously crafted detail, Grand Central Station  has been described as "the world's loveliest station."   Downtown: Tour New York's eclectic neighborhoods, such as SoHo and Greenwich Village, known for their cast-iron buildings and picturesque streets, as well as their numerous boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, music venues, and more.   Within 48 hours of finishing the tour, you will receive a zip file and photo gallery by email.  

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New York City: Romantic Central Park Carriage Ride

5. New York City: Romantic Central Park Carriage Ride

Central Park is probably the most famous and romantic park in the world. If you want to make a unique and special proposal or celebrate an anniversary, this ride is ideal. The tour includes a bottle of champagne to toast the special occasion, a bucket of roses, and pictures to immortalize the event. You are also welcome to pitch your own suggestions to make the ride even more creative. You can choose one of the following cinematic spots for you special moments: • Bow Bridge: The most famous place to propose ever, some people even refer to it as the "Bridge of Love" • Bethesda Fontaine and Terrace: Likely the most recognizable place in Central Park Making a proposal in Central Park is a tradition. A romantic horse-and-carriage ride is the gold standard of Central Park activities. With the aid of a stylish roofed carriage and warm blankets, it is one of the few Central Park activities that can be enjoyed in the rain, and it is also particularly beautiful in the winter time. You are also able to have a special arrangement with a profession photographer to make this occasion unforgettable. The photographer will be ready at the departure point, and will follow your ride whilst taking pictures secretly until the moment of proposal. Once you are done with proposing, the photographer will show up and take further photos. You will then proceed to the carriage together with the photographer. When you arrive at the carriage, you will receive a bucket of roses and a bottle of champagne to celebrate the occasion. The ride then proceeds to the drop off location, and you will receive your photos after your tour via email.

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Private 3-Hour NYC Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

6. Private 3-Hour NYC Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Explore New York with your own personal photographer, learn about hidden gems, and receive insider information on your 3-hour walking tour. Your professional photographer/ NYC tour guide will take pictures of you at some of the most iconic locations in New York; if you're traveling as a couple, family, or a group of friends, all of you will finally be in the pictures together! Throughout the tour, you will be provided with insights about dining, shopping, where to buy discounted theater tickets, and off-the-beaten-path locations to explore during the remainder of your stay. Your guide/photographer will also take you on the NYC subway (not included) and give you tips on how to navigate your way around. You will explore as many sights as time permits within your itinerary. Some of the locations may include the following: Times Square and the Theater District: Feel the pulse of New York. The dazzle and lights of Broadway create an exciting atmosphere and a dramatic backdrop for many spectacular photos. The Brooklyn Bridge: This architectural wonder is a must-see in New York and offers a panoramic view of the city's urban vistas. Central Park: This urban oasis, surrounded by The Plaza Hotel and NYC skyline, provides a stunning setting for pictures. Brooklyn: Boasting stunning views, Brooklyn offers great photo opportunities, with the NYC skyline as a backdrop.  Grand Central Station:  Featuring monumental spaces and meticulously crafted detail, Grand Central Station has been described as 'the world's loveliest station.' Downtown: Tour Manhattan's eclectic neighborhoods, such as SoHo and Greenwich Village, known for their cast-iron buildings and picturesque streets, as well as for their numerous boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, music venues, and more. Within 48 hours of finishing the tour, you will receive a zip file and photo gallery by email.  

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New York City’s Iconic Sights: 3-Hour Photography Tour

7. New York City’s Iconic Sights: 3-Hour Photography Tour

Capture the iconic sites of Manhattan on a 3-hour guided walk and photography tour. Regardless of your level of photographic skill, you’ll discover the city in a fun, innovative way while developing your abilities with a camera. Photograph Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State Building, and sites in Central Park. Learn how to best photograph these landmark locations as you sharpen your photography skills. Discover how to work with lines and angles to bring locations to life. You’ll even get an opportunity to photograph the skyline from Central Park! With groups of no more than 8 participants, this is the ideal way to learn as much as you can about taking breathtaking photos with Manhattan as your backdrop.

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Guided Walking Tour of Central Park

8. Guided Walking Tour of Central Park

Get to the root of Central Park on this 2-hour guided walking tour. Explore the most famous park in the world and make the most of your time in New York City. Few will get to see how the twists and turns of Central Park unfold to reveal the essence of the park. See the green, beating heart of the park amid the hustle and bustle of New York City. Hear the distinct crunch of Central Park dirt beneath your feet and feel the warm light of the sun on your face. Your seasoned tour guide will be with you every step of the way on this emotional, physical, and spiritual journey to teach you about the rich history of these incredible sights. Highlights include the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, Conservatory Waters, Strawberry Fields, Central Park Mall, Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, the Great Lawn, Bethesda Castle, and more. Count yourself among the lucky few when you finally learn what makes Central Park so special.

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Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

9. Standard Central Park Horse Carriage Ride

With this ride, you will get the lucky opportunity to witness many of Central Park's historical landmarks from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. This activity is perfect for a romantic promenade or a fun ride with friends and family. The ride takes 40-minutes on a 2.5 mile trail. It has one stop at Cherry Hill/Friends Fountain where you can take some mesmerizing holiday pictures or simply just enjoy the view. During the ride you will see various landmarks such as The Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess & Checker House, The Dairy, Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue/Upper East Side, Literary Mall, Balto Statue , Summer Stage, Boat Pond, The Loeb Boathouse Restaurant, Bethesda Fountain, Bandshell, The Lake, Cherry Hill (photo stop), The Bow Bridge, The Museum Of Natural History, Strawberry Fields, Upper West Side, Dakota Building, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Heckscher Playground and Columbus Circle. The nice park scenery alongside the magnificent views of the city from the park is a must-do during your visit to NYC!

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What people are saying about Central Park

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 23 reviews

We had a great time on our photography tour! Best money spent! I had never been to NYC before and our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable giving us facts as we walked and taking us to beautiful spots along the way. He also gave us some tips on things to do and see after the tour. We received the photos 48 hours later and they really captured our time. I highly recommend the tour to anyone!

Our tour guide was extremely professional and down to earth. We were even late and he called to check on us. I was impressed by that. After being late he was gracious to give us the tour and take pics when he had someone soon after us. I would highly recommend!

Our guide was Mark. He was pleasant and very helpful. He also took great photos. He showed us how to use the subway and we were experts after only 2 trips. This tour is highly recommended.

Really enjoyed out tour with Mark. He was very informative and was very open to our many questions. Would not hesitate to recommend Mark.

Great trip! I was scouting spots to propose so the guided tour helped!