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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

With an area covering more than 800 acres, Central Park is hard to take in on your own. Explore with a guide on this walking tour so you don’t miss any of the highlights. See landmarks such as the Delacorte Clock, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, and the Alice in Wonderland statue. Hear about how the landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created this urban masterpiece.
  • Take in the highlights of New York City's vast Central Park with a guide
  • Stroll the walking trails without the hassle of following a map
  • Learn about the park's history, famous locations, and hidden treasures
  • End your tour on the Upper West Side, with free time to explore on your own
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General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument , 764 Doris C Freedman Pl, New York, NY 10019, USA

Departure Point: General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument Directions: Grand Army Plaza, in front of gold statue of General Sherman, 59th St & 5th Ave. Take N/R/W train to 5th Ave/59th St. Look for gold statue in middle of plaza.

The Dakota , 1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA
Meet your guide at a central meeting point to begin your walking tour of Central Park.

Expect to walk at a leisurely pace as you view the many highlights of the park, which offers different perspectives the whole year round as the weather and foliage changes.

Head to well-known landmarks such as Strawberry Fields, in addition to hidden attractions. Throughout the tour, your guide shares the history and feats of urban planning that created this New York City treasure.

Your tour ends in the Upper West Side, where you can continue to explore on your own.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Central Park
Detailed tour of park
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Army Plaza
Begin tour here
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
Visit memorial garden
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bethesda Terrace
Beautiful terrace by lake.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Custom NYC Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Favorite NY activity!
Christina_M
, Dec 2021
Awesome tour! We learned and saw so much!! One of my favorite NY activities! Jeremy was an amazing guide, with so many cool historic pictures and information! It really couldn’t have been better!
star-5
Memorable Experience
JULIE_C
, Oct 2021
Jeremy is extremely knowledgeable about central Park and brings the history alive. Well guided and very pleasant.
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Good basic o review
Leslie_W
, Aug 2021
Jeremy was knowledgeable about the city and the park. He provided details about the history and landscape.
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Central Park tour
Tanya_G
, Aug 2021
Seeing The Dakota....admiring the beauty of the park...Very informative guide...cleanliness of the park was amazing
star-5
Worth the time
Murielle_T
, Jul 2021
Jeremy was very informative and interesting to see prior photos compared to today. Would do it again
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Central Park
Pocha_M
, Jul 2021
Jeremy was a fantastic guide, well informed in the subject. We will definitely will use him next time we are in NY and will recommend him yo friends as well.
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Very Informative Tour
Michael_S
, Jul 2021
Jeremy was very informative, available for questions and all around great guide. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to be sure you know what you’re seeing when visiting Central Park.
star-5
A wonderful experience
MarthaCelia_A
, Jun 2021
This hands down, was the most wonderful thing I could’ve done for me and my family. Our guide was knowledgeable,, funny and truly seemed to enjoy this tour himself. We would have been lost and without any historical direction on our own. Highly recommend this park tour.
star-5
Central Park - an oasis
Robyn_S
, Jun 2021
Learning about the history of the park and the beauty of being in a “solemn forest” in the middle of a Chaotic city.
star-5
Central Park walk, talk, listen, and learn
Gerald_M
, May 2021
So many! Jeremy is a knowledgeable and lively guide who taught us to appreciate the many aspects of Central Park. I recommend this tour!

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