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“Terrific tour - a "must-do" while visiting NYC!”

Broadway Up Close Walking Tours
Ranked #14 of 639 Tours in New York City
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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!
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Even if you're in Manhattan for a short trip, I enthusiastically recommend making time in your itinerary for a Broadway Up Close Tour.

I contacted Tim prior to my long weekend in Manhattan to volunteer for a charity event, and he bent over backwards to work a tour in for me with my crazy schedule and limited availability. Broadway Up Close has an excellent website where you can learn more about Tim and the BUC team, see photos from past tours, and read about what's offered.

You can't walk ten feet in Manhattan without encountering somebody offering a different city tour. What sets Tim's apart is that it is his own business, and he and the rest of the team of BUC treat those on the tour as valued guests and are clearly committed to making sure that they get the most from the experience. Tim, who led my tour, is also a working actor and part of the NYC theater community, and his passion for and inside knowledge of the industry are clearly reflected in his presentation. He is gracious and enthusiastic about answering questions and has a wealth of information on the business and history of Broadway theater.

Both theater novices and those with backgrounds and serious interest in Broadway alike will enjoy this tour; those with an interest in architecture and NYC history and culture will also find it very interesting. I thought I was knowledgeable on the subject of Broadway theater history and I learned a lot from Tim. The ghost stories and local legends concerning some of the old theaters are especially fun!

The route of the Broadway Up Close Walking Tour takes you around the historic theaters of the "Broadway Box" theater district and Times Square/Shubert Alley area. The pace is relaxed as there is so much to see and talk about, and should be manageable even for those with limited mobility. It takes about two hours, though mine ran a little over because of the many questions we asked. Afterward you even get a photo so that you can share this cool adventure with your friends - perfect for Facebook.

If you are fortunate enough to enjoy a Broadway show during your stay, or see one on tour, it will be an even richer experience after Tim's talk. It is a tremendous value for an unforgettable experience and I have already highly recommended BUC to my friends and colleagues.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

As a "senior" with some limited walking issues, this tour is ideal. Tim enthusiastically shared his much-researched knowledge of the Broadway scene while at the same time, keeping an eye on the pace of his walkers. His willingness to answer questions further enriched our experience...his personality shines! Tim's tour is a must-see for anyone who truly wants to broaden their Broadway experience.

Thank Joan N
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Tim is a knowledgable and wonderful tour guide and personality - he knows so much and is ready to answer any question. It is a MUST for any Broadway fan, there's no other tour like it out there! Thank you, Tim!

Thank Andrew_Tribe
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is flat out, the BEST walking tour happening in NYC. Tim's knowledge is incredible and the route is both manageable and completely fulfilling. There's really nothing like this in NYC. I highly, highly recommend this tour.

Thank Steven J
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Tim really went above and beyond. Easy to communicate with ahead of time, very accomadating of my schedule. The tour was fantastic. Whether you're a novive (like me) or a seasoned veteran of Broadway, you'll love the BUC tour.

Thank CWil
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