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Broadway Up Close Walking Tours

208 West 41st street, New York City, NY 10036
917-841-0187
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Ranked #3 of 482 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: 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... more » 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! « less
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

My mom and I had the pleasure of taking Act I of BUC during our time in New York yesterday and it was outstanding. It was extremely interesting to learn the history of the theaters and the shows. Our guide, John was terrific. He was very enthusiastic, knowledgable, and a whole lot of fun. I would recommend this tour to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You receive a private tour but not at private tour prices. Broadway Up Close works to accommodate your schedule so we fit it in at a time we could make the most of our day. Mikey was very informative about the history of several Broadway theaters. The tour absolutely flew by. It was a fun way to learn about a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

The tour was very insightful, exciting and interesting! I would highly recommend it to both tourists and New- Yorkers. You will see Broadway through different eyes if you take the tour.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you are a theater buff, or a history buff you will love this tour. It was easy to book and pay for the tour. I liked the personal touch of receiving confirmation and follow up from Tim, the owner. The pictures in Times Square will go into our scrapbooks for sure! Our guide Mikey was the perfect "host" and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We are from Scotland and booked act 1 of the tour easily online. I love all things musical and this tour really lived up to my expectations. Ben, our guide, was really knowledgable and interesting to listen to. He was happy to answer any questions and really added to the experience with his behind the scenes insight. I would recommend... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My husband and I booked this walking tour at the last minute on a chilly Sunday. We received a prompt response to our email inquiring about the tour and were able to join the rest of the group. Katie was an excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about Broadway, friendly, and enthusiastic. As a Broadway actress herself, she offered... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Living in Upstate NY allows us to frequently visit NYC. In over 40 years of travel to the city I have never experienced a tour like this one. I initially found it on one of the NYC tourism sites and checked out the BUC website for further information. Contact with the owner was easily accomplished through their website. He is... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We took this tour to kick off our Broadway girl's weekend. Our tour guide, Ben, was genuinely excited to share his knowledge about Broadway theaters. He was friendly, funny and open to answering all of our questions. My daughters are true Broadway buffs and they learned so much more through this tour. This really helped us appreciate our theater experience... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I booked a tour for 28 university performing arts community students on our spring break trip to NYC and we had an outstanding experience! What was great is that even with the vast knowledge of my students, the tour offered all new and interesting information about Broadway and the theatres we stopped at. The guides were knowledgeable, friendly and really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My husband and I must have been the only people on the planet who don't like musicals. We went on this tour as a way of doing what you should do (see a show) without actually doing it. Suckers! This tour was fantastic. Ben started the tour by handing us glove warmers (and then showing us how to use them).... More

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