New York City Central Park Guided, Semi-Private Walking Tour

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Highlights

Central Park might be the only urban park that needs no introduction. This landmark is as important to movies and TV shows as it is to real New Yorkers. On this semi-private guided walking tour, you can discover the iconic features of this vast swatch of green surrounded by multi-million dollar residences and attractions.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: 59th to 110th Street Manhattan Borough, from Central Park West to 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022

Explore this 19th-century project that gave city dwellers an escape from urban life. Learn about the statues of prominent figures like Bolivar and Marti, or check out statues of more playful figures like sled-dog Balto and characters from Alice in Wonderland. Cross the charming Gapstow Bridge on your way to the Central Park Zoo. Stroll the tree-lined Mall and discuss the literary figures along its path, ending at the instantly-recognizable Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. Cross Bow Bridge on your way to Strawberry Fields and the Dakota to learn about John Lennon’s final day. Pass by Tavern on the Green—you might want to book dinner for later in the evening—or join the locals in Sheep Meadow, where New Yorkers can kick back and relax.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: 432 Park Avenue, 432 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10022-3534

After meeting your guide at the Latin America History equestrian statues on the corner of 6th Avenue and 59 Street, you enter the park. One of the first things you see is the surviving ASPCA horse drinking fountain sited in 1912. This represents the only place in the city where one can bring a horse to drink water if they happen to have one.

You then walk west to get a stunning view of the residential skyscrapers that overlook Central Park. Spot the second tallest building in New York behind One World Trade Center.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir, New York City, NY 10019-1158

You pass Time Warner Center, a mixed-use building complex that consists of two towers bridged by a multi-story atrium. The complex contains upscale retail shops as well as some office and residential flats. Yet another impressive skyscraper that you might want to photograph.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bow Bridge, 74th Street West of Bethesda Terrace, Connecting Cherry Hill and The Ramble, New York City, NY

Afterwards, you visit Bow Bridge, the largest bridge in the park. It is a cast iron bridge, decorated with Classical Greek refinement. While other bridges in the park are inconspicuous, Bow Bridge is made to stand out from its surroundings, and is decorated with an interlocking circles banister and intricate elements underneath the arch span.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gapstow Bridge, 62nd Street, New York City, NY 10019

Another bridge you come across during your tour is the beautiful Gapstow Bridge that was initially built in 1874. The bridge provides one of the best views of the New York City skyline, offering an ideal perspective on the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Turtle Pond, Central Park, New York City, NY

You can make your way to the Great Lawn, a 55-acre site that is considered one of the most famous lawns in the world. The Lawn is a great place to have a picnic on a spring afternoon or catch some rays in summer. Close by you see the Turtle Pond, where many of the park’s turtles live.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Dakota, 1 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023-3486

The Dakota is perhaps the most famous cooperative building in the city. Constructed in 1884, it still maintains much of its original character. John Lennon, former Beatles member, lived here until his murder in the archway of the building in 1980.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial, W. Park Dr. and W. 72nd St., New York City, NY 10023

Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre area in Central Park that pays tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon. A designated quiet area in the park, Strawberry Fields is lined with elm trees, shrubs, flowers and rocks, making it a tranquil, picturesque site.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bethesda Fountain, Midpark at 72nd St. Transverse Central Park, New York City, NY

The Angel of Bethesda atop of Bethesda Fountain is on view next. Located in the center of Bethesda Terrace, the angel became New York City’s first major piece of public art commissioned from a woman.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Central Park Zoo, 830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001

Finally, end your tour at the Central Park Zoo, at the southeast corner of Central Park. Here, you can either stay and enjoy the stunning landscapes of the park, or your guide can accompany you to the nearest subway.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • We as ask that all guests bring a face mask. Outdoors masks are not mandatory, however for entry to certain venues it may be required. All indoor venues and museums still require masks to be worn when visiting inside and are currently mandatory.
Inclusions
  • Semi-private walking tour in the park
  • Professional tour guide
  • 2.5 Hours Duration
  • Tour the park rain or shine


Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off (UBER or Taxi is the best choice)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Central Park Zoo


Duration
2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Central Park West, New York, NY, USA


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