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Private Guided Tour Of The Upper West Side

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A guided tour through a couple of centuries of entertainment, criminal and general history. The criminal and entertainment history of the area between the old Bloomingdale Road (Broadway) and Riverside Drive. Starting at the Cathedral Of Saint John The Devine (the largest gothic structure in the world) tour highlights include Humphrey Bogart's childhood home, the building that inspired the spooky building in the original Ghostbusters, buildings designed by famous New York architects. Former homes of Hollywood legends, legendary writers, legendary composers and even a couple of legendary criminals. See sites that played host to battles during the Revolutionary War, while George Washington escaped north in September 1776.
You'll start at
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
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  • 1
    Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Columbia University
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Riverside Church
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Riverside Drive
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 5
    Upper West Side
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
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Departure Point
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
Return Details
West 96th Street, W 96th St, New York, NY 10025, USA West 103rd Street, W 103rd St, New York, NY 10025, USA
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  • Any admission or "suggested donation" to a site, souvenirs or snacks are client responsibility.
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: New York Tours by Gary
Long Beach, New York
Not what I expected but did enjoy it
Let me first get the bad out of the way. I traveled from Long Island. The tour states it starts at 10, we didn't
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Darrin L
An outstanding tour
Gary was incredible!! I don’t know how he is able to keep such a depth of knowledge from memory. His tour was
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Robert Matsuoka
New York City, New York
Thorough and knowledgeable
Gary is a great storyteller and his knowledge of NYC and the subway system is impeccable. Re-kindled my love for
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Dallas, Texas
One of the best
I travel a lot and have taken many tours. I think this was the best I've ever taken. Gary was an amazing
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I'm not sure what the rave reviews are about. We have the same tour guide. True Gary is very knowledgeable and
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Mallory L
Very informative review of the subway and its history
Gary had great information on the history of the subway, and was able to answer questions I had as well.
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Anthony S
Who Knew? What a rich history.
Gary was a tremendous guide and a wealth of knowledge. His knowledge and the pace at which he shared was perfect.
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Leonia, New Jersey
I met Gary, a NYC-certified guide, at the City Hall subway station, next to the entry to the station, also next to
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Frank F
Bonn, Germany
Guides Tour with passion.
We paid Gary unproven in advance via Paypal, so we did not have to deal with cash. Meeting point easy to find,
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Excellent tour - would tour again with Gary in a heartbeat!
Gary gave us an insightful, historical, and entertaining tour of the Brooklyn Bridge. The stories and facts
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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