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Meet a guide at Manhattan’s Grand Army Plaza 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.

Locations visited
Central Park
Alice in Wonderland Statue
Belvedere Castle
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Overview

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.

Highlights
  • Explore with a guide: The park’s size makes it easy to get lost
  • 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely tour, great guide, very informative!!

We loved this great walking tour of Central Park. Perfect morning activity, and we saw so much. The guide listened to all our questions, and showed us everything we wanted to see. This park has so much history and is so beautiful. It was very...More

Thank Grace P
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

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...More

3  Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 23 June 2018
Excellent Tour

Jeremy’s tour was informational and just the right length. His mixture of history of the park and the tour route was excellent. Highly recommend for anyone who wants intro to Central Park. Will visit again knowing what I learned. Jeremy was engaging and personable. 5...More

1  Thank 1janetm1
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Amazing tour of Central Park

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...More

2  Thank cassieglove85
Reviewed 27 May 2018
magic in the center of the city

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...More

2  Thank Zvika R
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59RAFFAELLA63
10 August 2018|
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Response from Jeremy W | Property representative |
No. This tour is available only in English. I recommend contacting/googling Barefoot New York, a NYC company run by a wonderful Italian guide who can help you better.
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Teri S
29 July 2018|
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Response from Jeremy W | Property representative |
The walking tour does pass by the Zoo near the beginning of the tour, and includes some commentary & historical photos on its history as we pass by, but it does not include admission to the zoo, if that is what you mean.
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joyjoy000
15 June 2018|
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This tour is quite vigorous... unlike most of NYC, Central Park is not flat terrain. I would not recommend it for an older person with difficulty walking for 2+ hours.
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