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Central Park Walking Tour provided by Custom NYC Tours

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Central Park Walking Tour

Central Park Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Explore with a guide: The park’s size makes it easy to get lost
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Experience the beauty of New York City’s Central Park, the most-visited urban park in the United States. On this walking tour, see both major landmarks and lesser-known points of interest that even some locals haven’t seen. The guide ensures you don’t get lost in the park’s vast expanse of meandering trails, paths, gardens, and fields.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about park history and urban planning from your guide
  • Visit hidden points of interest you might not find on your own
  • Small group size ensures a tailored, personal experience
What to expect
Meet a guide in the morning or afternoon, based on your choice at checkout. Your guide helps you make the most of your time in Central Park, as it’s easy to get lost in its 840 acres and 58 miles of trails. Visit famous landmarks including Bethesda Fountain, and the John Lennon memorial mosaic, Strawberry Fields, at a leisurely pace with your guide. Visit points of interest that even many locals don’t see, including the Ramble trail, ponds and waterfalls, and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. On the walk, learn about the history of the park’s construction and the incredible feats of urban planning that were undertaken to complete it. The tour ends on the Upper West Side, a charming neighborhood with plenty of streets to explore and grab a bite to eat.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about park history and urban planning from your guide
  • Visit hidden points of interest you might not find on your own
  • Small group size ensures a tailored, personal experience
What to expect
Meet a guide in the morning or afternoon, based on your choice at checkout. Your guide helps you make the most of your time in Central Park, as it’s easy to get lost in its 840 acres and 58 miles of trails. Visit famous landmarks including Bethesda Fountain, and the John Lennon memorial mosaic, Strawberry Fields, at a leisurely pace with your guide. Visit points of interest that even many locals don’t see, including the Ramble trail, ponds and waterfalls, and the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. On the walk, learn about the history of the park’s construction and the incredible feats of urban planning that were undertaken to complete it. The tour ends on the Upper West Side, a charming neighborhood with plenty of streets to explore and grab a bite to eat.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 43159P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument, 764 Doris C Freedman Pl, New York, NY 10019, USA Departure Point: General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument Directions: Grand Army Plaza, in front of gold statue of General Sherman, 59th St & 5th Ave. Take N/R/W train to 5th Ave/59th St. Look for gold statue in middle of plaza.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument, 764 Doris C Freedman Pl, New York, NY 10019, USA Departure Point: General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument Directions: Grand Army Plaza, in front of gold statue of General Sherman, 59th St & 5th Ave. Take N/R/W train to 5th Ave/59th St. Look for gold statue in middle of plaza.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • The Dakota, 1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: May 15, 2022
A note from Central Park Walking Tour
Masks no longer required. All customers may make their own decision, based on their comfort level. The guide utilizes regular at-home testing for your benefit.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument
    764 Doris C Freedman Pl, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Departure Point: General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument Directions: Grand Army Plaza, in front of gold statue of General Sherman, 59th St & 5th Ave. Take N/R/W train to 5th Ave/59th St. Look for gold statue in middle of plaza.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Central Park
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Grand Army Plaza
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Bethesda Terrace
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    The Dakota
    1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA
    See address & details
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Andrew M
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Our guide, Jeremy, knows Central Park like the back of his hand and gave us a great tour showing us all the points of interest. Very helpful with questions and trivia, route was easy to walk with places to stop for water and take lots of photos. Would definitely recommend to both locals and New York first timers.
Written July 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy B
1 contribution
May 2022
Jeremy gave the best, most informative tour to my friends and me of Central Park. He had answers to every single one of our questions, took his time, and boy did we get our money's worth. I would recommend this tour to all! Thanks, Jeremy!!
Written June 23, 2022
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EmmaE007
Cardiff, UK13 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
‘Jeremy’ arrived to meet us with the biggest smile! Only us 3 (me, hubby & son) on the tour. A wonderful morning spent . Jeremy was so knowledgable about the Park and NYs history . His file full of pictures gave a great insight into the design, build and makeup of Central Pk. 100% recommend the tour - with Jeremy. NB: the horse carriages and pedicabs can’t access the majority of Park areas - walking is the only way 😉
Written February 19, 2020
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Gill2812
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We did the Central Park Walking Tour early January with Jeremy as our guide.
What a great tour and definitely well worth doing, we had all been to Central Park before but this tour really gave us an insight to the history of the park and many interesting facts and old photos to see how the park and surrounding New York looked back then.
Jeremy was a wonderful guide and we would highly recommend. Meeting place was also very easy to find.
Written January 12, 2020
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Yvonne B
2 contributions
Our family booked the walking tour and we were lucky enough to have Jeremy as our guide. His knowledge of the Park was really amazing and he even showed us pictures now and then on the route of what it looked like long ago. He was patient and answered all of our questions. The length of the tour was just right. This was a very good value for the price!
Written June 29, 2018
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jan
Brooklyn, NY1 contribution
Feb 2018 • Couples
Jeremy was very friendly and knowledgeable! The pace was perfect, not too slow, not too fast. Well worth the time and money. We all learned a great deal about Central Park.
Written February 19, 2018
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BoerneBob
San Antonio, TX120 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Micheal did a great job of taking us around Central Park. He had many great stories and kept us very entertained.
Written October 25, 2019
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cassieglove85
Yonkers, NY19 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
My friend and I took the Central Park walking tour (we'd been in the park before, but wanted to learn more about it), and we are so happy. We not only saw many sections we'd missed on our own, but learned the amazing backstory of this park. It is a work of art!

Our guide also answered our (many!) questions, and allowed for a short break when we needed it. Loved seeing all the wildlife too... turtles and birds. Guide made our journey through the park fun and memorable, and I loved our tour.
Written June 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zvika
Israel88 contributions
May 2018
The transformation from the crowded and noisy city to the quiet and peaceful of the central park gardens is always shocking , in a good way . Many new yorkers and tourist from all the countries find there refuge during the visit or lunch time , when they are looking for a way to find some peace .
Written May 27, 2018
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jdmelton64
D Hanis, TX6 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
My wife and I were so pleased to invest time in the walking tour hosted by Jeremy. His commentary was so interesting and as consequence we gained understanding of origin and impact of the park on New York and the city. A highlight of our visit to NYC.
Written April 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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gerardaC3800UG
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Fantastic time very informative & fascinating
Can’t wait to find more fantastic events, I would definitely recommend to everyone even if you don’t have much know
MaxBerardi
MaxBerardi
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Let’s see NYC with new eyes after this great tour!!
Outstanding tour which gave us a different understanding of NYC regardless we have been before a few times. The gui
608sylvanak
608sylvanak
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learning about art deco buildings in ny city
guide jeremy was very knowledgeable...took us into lobbies of buildings that we have passed many times answered all
125terriek
125terriek
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Excellent tour and good value for money
This tour was great. Jeremy our guide was so knowledgable it made it so interesting. There were many beautiful land
travellin_mama2222
travellin_mama2222
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great architectural tour
The tour with Jeremy was really informative and an enjoyable walk on a chilly Nyork day. We learned lots about the
DouglasFrick
DouglasFrick
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Whole new view of new York
Very interesting. Good length and good level on the knowledge. Gave me a whole new view of these buildings. Thanks!
eyequackess
eyequackess
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Art Deco Treat
Jeremy is an extremely knowledgeable guide and this tour is a treat for people like me who love Art Deco. It would
R1278JRjoem
R1278JRjoem
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Worthwhile
Fine experience, excellent sites and a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Worthwhile if you have an interest in
RennieFamilyHolidays
RennieFamilyHolidays
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Brilliant!
Surprisingly we enjoyed this, started at Hudson Yards and walked only a short distance but it was refreshing. It is
Sakura_3892
Sakura_3892
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A deep journey in NYC architecture & art
I took a private tour with Jeremy, about art deco, street art and antiques/ vintage. This 4 hour tour was exactly w
Schade805
Schade805
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Terrific tour of looking up!
I really enjoyed this tour with Jeremy. The tour was interesting, and definitely pointed me to things I would not
LivioB475
LivioB475
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Fascinating architecture
Jeremy was very engaging, enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour and Jeremy parti
allysaavedra102
allysaavedra102
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Fantastic. Must do!
Our tour guide was awesome! Super knowledgeable and showed us some fantastic spots around the city, as well as some
josephcristiano
josephcristiano
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You'll learn lots... and eat a hot dog along the way!
Took a custom Coney Island walking tour. Despite the heat, Jeremy was a champ taking us through the history of its
Kurt V Z
Kurt V Z
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Very interesting and informative tour of beautiful buildings
We got to see and appreciate some beautiful architecture detail, and some buildings that we would have not noticed
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