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“A beautiful garden in the heart of NYC”

Official Central Park Tours
Ranked #178 of 641 Tours in New York City
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Owner description: For first time visitors and seasoned New Yorkers alike, Official Central Park Tours are the best way to enhance your visit. The Central Park Conservancy's expert guides highlight the Park's history and design, horticulture and maintenance, and amazing story of this American masterpiece. Welcome Tours are free and offer and introduction to some of the Park's most well-known highlights. Premier Tours are ticketed and focus on more specialized topics, plus they are the only tours that help support the care of Central Park!
Reviewed June 18, 2013

What a way to spend a beautiful day outside in NYC! Beautiful gardens with a big variety of specimens that are well maintained. Can't think of a better place if you need to get away from the city hustle and bustle.

Thank Lois R
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

I recently led an alumni tour to New York City. One of our side trips was a tour of Central Park. In looking for a reputable tour guide, I found the Conservancy's offerings to be by far the most affordable and diverse. The regular price for a group was a steal, and as a nonprofit, our university received an additional discount. Our tour guide Anna was wonderful. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating to those in our group with physical limitations. I was in touch with her twice before our tour date, at which point she gathered information about our interests and provided recommendations for where our bus could meet us at the close of our tour. It was a custom experience I would recommend highly to anyone - tour operators, families, groups of any kind. All for a great cause!

3  Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

While in a city that is as expensive as New York is it is always nice to find something that is free. These tours put on by the Conservancy are, but you get well more than you paid for. They don't ask for tips but they are well appreciated. We took the Manhattan Adirondacks tour. I was floored by the natural beauty of this area of the park. It was just unbelievable to me that we were in the middle of NYC. The waterfalls and streams were so pleasant sounding and you couldn't hear any city sounds over them. In addition the tour was extremely informative about the conservancy and the park in general. Our tour guide was very friendly and outgoing.
I really wish that we could have taken advantage of more of the tours, unfortunately there was inclement weather the week we were there.
There are a lot of steps, so if you have a problem getting around you may want to keep this in mind.

2  Thank Marcia M
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We had a wonderful tour guide, and a nice stroll through the park. We learned all about the history of the park and the conservancy. The tour was free, which is also very nice. This is highly recommended for anybody coming to New York City, who wants to take a walk to the park, and get more out of it.

1  Thank atltoca
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We choose a Central Park Consersvancy walking tour because the CPC is the actual non-profit that maintains the park. The tours are also free, although we did make a donation. Our guides were very knowledge, and I especially liked that they brought photos to explain how some things used to look. I wish there had been more tour options; as a non-profit, though, they are probably doing what they can.

2  Thank April T
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