Best Of New York With Times Square, Grand Central & Empire State Building - New York City
OverviewThis NYC Highlights tour Starts in Times Square and hits all the main attractions in Central Manhattan, including Rockefeller Center, St. Patricks Cathedral, and Grand Central Station. The highlight is the Empire State Building, where youll use pre-reserved tickets to skip most of the lines and head straight to the 86th floor for expansive views of the city.
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Meet your expert guide and small group of tk number in Times Square, then dive right into the history of the area, from its early days a a theater district to its decline in the 70s and rebirth as a global crossroads of entertainment and consumer culture.
Leaving Times Square, pass Rockefeller Center and get a crash course on the history of American show business while learning about some of the interesting lore behind the building, like how it won, then lost one of the worlds greatest murals. Next, head inside the jaw-dropping St. Patricks Cathedral and learn about the Irish immigrants who helped build the city and continue to shape its culture.
Then take a stroll down fifth avenue to see one of the worlds swankiest shopping streets and admire the elaborate decorations that adorn the windows of high-class boutiques. Along the way youll pass famous landmarks like the main branch of the New York Public Library.
Your destination is one of the most beloved buildings in New York, Grand Central Terminal. Explore this cavernous building - one of the most visited in the world - as your expert local guide tells you the story of how it was nearly demolished before being refurbished to its current splendor. Dont forget to check out a few of its hidden corners, like the whispering wall, which has an acoustic trick you have to hear to believe.
Your last stop is the highlight of the tour: the Empire State Building, so weve saved it for last. Take a pre-reserved ticket, skip the entrance lines, and hop on an elevator straight to the viewing deck on the 86th floor, which gives you a panoramic vistas around the city and beyond into and Brooklyn and Queens.
The heart of the Big Apple can be overwhelming, but when you go with a Walks guide, they unlock the history and culture of the city for you so you can see and appreciate the city as they do. On this Highlights tour you wont just see the most famous sight of NYC, youll experience them.
N.B.: We will not enter St. Patricks Cathedral if there is a service on during the tour.
Inclusions for Best Of New York With Times Square, Grand Central & Empire State Building
- Expert English- speaking Guide
- Small Groups of 20 people
Exclusions for Best Of New York With Times Square, Grand Central & Empire State Building
- Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
Note: We advise our clients that St. Patricks Cathedral is subject to closure during special celebrations/festivities. If this occurs during your visit, we will run an alternative itinerary that includes and explanation of the Cathedral from the outside. We are unable to provide refunds or discounts.
Only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed on this tour.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate strollers on this tour.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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