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Broadway Up Close Walking Tours

Address: 208 West 41st street, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: 917-841-0187
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Ranked #4 of 1,013 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Have you ever wanted to know which Broadway theaters are haunted? Are you curious to know what a...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Have you ever wanted to know which Broadway theaters are haunted? Are you curious to know what a Broadway "swing" is? Have you ever heard about the ghost light? If so, then this tour is just for you! "The Great White Way" has always been a world full of mystery, tradition, history and spectacle. Now, you too can learn all there is to know about Broadway on our two hour tour. All of our guides are working theatre professionals and will share stories and anecdotes from Broadway!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My daughter and I were "stuck" in NYC due to the storm. So we found this tour on TripAdvisor. We are Broadway buffs and my daughter goes to a performing arts high school. We chose this tour is WHAT A GREAT DECISION. Tim met us in 20 degree weather with hand warmers and great enthusiasm. We learned so much history... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I was a chaperon for a high school trip to Broadway and we were fortunate to find Broadway Up Close Walking Tours! Our guide, Katie, was knowledgeable, funny and interesting. She knew the history of the theaters inside and out! She also had excellent old photos on her iPad of the theaters. It was fascinating to see how much things... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Did this tour on my daughter's 15th birthday. It was a very wet, very cold day and I must admit I wasn't looking forward to the tour in this weather! Enter Tim - what a fantastic guy! So entertaining and upbeat he totally made braving the elements worth it! Even gave us hand warmers! He really geared the trip to... More 

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Newtown Square, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Kudos to Tim and his crew for delivering a very informative and engaging tour of Broadway for students from Delaware County Christian School (Suburban Phila.). This group of students participated in the tour as a culmination of their two week January Term class that focused on the history of Broadway as well as all aspects of production, promotion and marketing... More 

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Boiling Springs, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Because we were short on time we did both the Act I and Act II tours on the same day. We were warned that it was a lot to take in, but it was worth it. Little of the information was duplicated from one tour to the next. Both provided us with a slice of Broadway history that enhanced our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

My friend was visiting from Montreal Canada. On a previous visit to NYC, she had been on the Broadway Up Close Walking Tour - Act I. She enjoyed it so much that for this visit, she made reservations for Act II. I was the lucky one who joined her! Tim, the owner of BUC, was our Tour Guide. He did... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

finally got around to having my Act II tour yesterday with none other than owner Tim Dolan!!! He gave me my first two over 2 years ago - and is as awesome as ever!!! It was a very very cold day in January - and it was just my friend and I, but Tim made us feel like royalty! He... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful experience the Broadway Up Close private tour was for my daughter. She and her best friend had an amazing time and are definitely feeling like part of the “inner sanctum” of Broadway now. John, their guide was delightful and fun and just perfect in every way. His sendoff for their afternoon... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Already a theatre junkie, I had no idea I would learn so much from my ACT I tour! Joe was incredibly knowledgable and friendly, and provided a lot of in-depth information and stories about some of my favorite theatres. He also mentioned interesting facts about NYC that I found helpful on my first visit. A must-do for theatre students and... More 

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Dublin, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Hands down this was an amazing experience. I planned a last minute trip to NYC with my daughter (who's a huge Broadway fan and has aspirations of performing someday.) I emailed BUC with a question and Tim Dolan, the company's owner, exchanged several emails with me, gave me great advice, and walked me through the entire registration process on a... More 

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