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Midtown Sights and Bites Tour

Highlights
  • See famous landmarks like Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and more!
  • Discover hidden local food spots, retail shops and a quiet oasis in the world's busiest neighborhood
  • Get insider tips on how to navigate Times Square
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Midtown Sights and Bites Tour
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Midtown Sights and Bites Tour
From $69.00
Overview
There’s more to Times Square than meets the eye. And there’s a lot to see. Explore one of the busiest neighborhoods in the world on this guided, 3-hour sightseeing tour. Start at one of the nation’s most historical landmarks, the iconic Grand Central Terminal. Grab a bite to eat and discover the grand façade, main concourse — even a hidden passage to the street. Then marvel at the Midtown skyscrapers and bright lights of Broadway. Food samples along the way are included.
What to Expect

You’ll learn everything about Times Square from its beginnings as a station along old colonial roads to its brilliant neon and theatrical present. You’ll see beautiful Rockefeller Center, its iconic skating rink, and amazing art work. You’ll also visit Grand Central Terminal, one of the busiest and most beautiful train stations in the world. And along the way you'll eat too. The guides will take you into some of thier most  favorite places to eat in the neighborhood where you will sample and snack your way through the afternoon on delicious foods from small local shops. Tastes will include iconic pizza, gourmet coffee, and dishes that highlight New York City’s vibrant food culture. Many of the places we’ll take you are really hidden away and while most visitors to New York City are stuck going to chain restaurants and Starbucks, the guests on the tour will get a real taste of New York City while seeing some of the world’s most famous buildings, theaters, and avenues. 
This NYC tour will start in Grand Central Terminal, the most historical transportation hub in the USA. We’ll explore the massive building and its incredible architecture, and learn where you can grab some local NY State food and drink. You’ll even take a hidden passage out to the street to avoid the crowds at the entrance — talk about a true secret insider’s tip.
Afterwards, we’ll head out through the skyscrapers of Midtown where you’ll uncover some short cuts, tunnels, and a few hyper-local spots for dining and shopping — places you definitely would have never found on your own The neighborhood might be filled with tourists and chain restaurants, but the guides are there to help you discover the hidden local faves.

Of course, no tour of Midtown would be complete without seeing the bright lights of Broadway. Picture it: you’re standing right in the center of Times Square surrounded by flashing billboards, giant TV screens, and dozens of Broadway theaters, right in the midst of it all. Pretty epic feeling, right? While you’re soaking it all in, you’ll learn about the evolution of Broadway and how theater transformed Times Square from the middle of nowhere to one of the most famous destinations in the world. We’ll also point out the hidden façades, history, and Broadway stories you might not have otherwise discovered.  Plus, the guides will share their tips for snagging discount theater tickets and tell you about our favorite shows, as well as where to catch great off-Broadway shows.

 Finally, you'll end the tour with a classic tasting of the best slice of New York pizza in the neighborhood and a visit to one of our favorite local markets for dessert. By the end of this tour you’ll have some amazing photos in front of iconic buildings and landmarks, an insider’s local knowledge of the food and drinks scene, and the scoop on where to get discount theater tickets and catch great shows around the city. 

 

Reviews (46)
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Like a private tour!!!

If you want to take a tour with your BFF/sister/college girlfriend, then this tour is for you! Jillian customized it just perfect for what we wanted. She said, "Are you thinking savory, or sweet?" So, she headed to this amazing off the beaten path sandwich...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Workintoohard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Food tour

Juillan is a fantastic guide with helpful local knowledge. A wonderful exciting communicator . Thoroughly enjoyed this tour and the food waa exceptional

1  Thank B5050KMashleyg
Reviewed October 23, 2018
Fun afternoon

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Midtown Sights and Bites Tour. The pace was fine, we had several stops at various landmarks and also for several various "bites", including pizza, hand pies, coffee, danish rolls, etc. Altogether they were very filling. I don't eat much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank historyz-fan
Reviewed October 22, 2018
Hidden gems of Midtown!!

What a great mix of historical and present day New York! Not only was the food exceptional, Jillian's ability to take us back in time through every corner of midtown was uncanny. Bright and bubbly, Jillian was a treat to have as a guide. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mikeQ8959SA
Reviewed October 5, 2018
Totally recommended!

This food tour was one of our favorite things we did. Lightweight, not too long, yummy, and just the right balance of history and sightseeing. Brian was excellent and we thank him for the good time!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lynette K
October 5, 2018|
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I actually did the tour week before ACL and meniscus surgery. I walked little slower and with slight limp and did fine.
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Stephanie B
July 23, 2018|
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I’d say yes, as long as they are mature enough to follow along and be good listeners for 3 hours. You do walk through some crowded areas, so they’ll have to hustle. My teens loved it.
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Katherine W
June 1, 2018|
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It takes exactly 3 hours. I goes by fast. If you need to leave early though, you can.
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