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Broadway Up Close Walking Tours
Ranked #14 of 644 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 August 6, 2014

We were a group of 4 on this tour, 2 adults and 2 teen theater kids. We booked it on a recommendation of a friend who took it last year and loved it. It did not disappoint. There is a lot of information about the history and development of Broadway including historical pictures and video, the main theater families wielding power in the district, ghost stories, and the current business from the viewpoint of the performers. On top of that, our wonderful tour guide, Joe, was happy to indulge our questions about theater schools, life in New York, and any other off-topic questions we came up with. We will definitely sign up for the Act Two tour when we are back in New York. We had great fun.

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Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I visited NYC to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary. The Act One tour is a fantastic overview of Broadway and the various Theaters around 41st and 42nd Street. We are looking forward to taking the Act Two tour next summer which covers the theaters around 44th and 45th Street. Our tour guide, Drew, was a great source of information. I hope to see him in a Broadway show very, very soon. Broadway Up Close Walking Tours is well worth the time and money! Alan and Yvonne Bellomo, Ebensburg, PA

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited New York City for a vacation. Visiting a huge place with two 17 year old girls seemed intimidating, but I wanted to do it! This tour was a great intro to the shows that we saw later in the trip. Drew gave us some insight into theater that we didn't know and also advised us how to get cheaper tickets to some shows. The advice worked and we purchased the last two "rush" tickets to "Newsies" the next day. The girls went. Overall, we had a great tour and highly recommend this!

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband, daughter, and I went on this tour in the beginning of July. It was very easy to book, as Tim responded almost immediately to our email and we were able to schedule the tour for the coming week. He was waiting for us at the designated meeting place and we promptly started the tour. We were with just one other couple, and enjoyed the personal attention Tim gave to all of us. We walked to several theaters and at each one we stopped in a comfortable place, sometimes sitting, as Tim explained the history and current situation of each venue. He was very informative and answered all our questions in depth and with passion. It is clear he truly loves everything Broadway and enjoys sharing his knowledge. We were so happy we booked the tour and can't wait to return for Act II.

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

I wish we would have know about Broadway Up Close Walking Tours on our other trips to NYC. The whole family really enjoyed the tour and Tim was so accommodating when we had some timing issues. Can't wait for our next trip to do another tour.

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