Beyond Broadway: Insider's Tour Of Times Square - New York City

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Overview

Midtown can be madness! Most New Yorkers won't go anywhere near it, avoiding the crowds, the high prices, the chain fast food — everything that's not authentically NYC. But believe it or not, hidden amongst the tourists, Starbucks, and costumed characters, there is an authentic NYC neighborhood to discover.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free snacks included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

You’ll learn everything about Times Square from its beginnings as a station along old colonial roads to its brilliant neon and theatrical present. You’ll see beautiful Rockefeller Center, its iconic skating rink, and amazing art work. You’ll also visit Grand Central Terminal, one of the busiest and most beautiful train stations in the world. And along the way you'll eat too. The guides will take you into some of thier most  favorite places to eat in the neighborhood where you will sample and snack your way through the afternoon on delicious foods from small local shops. Tastes will include iconic pizza, gourmet coffee, and dishes that highlight New York City’s vibrant food culture. Many of the places we’ll take you are really hidden away and while most visitors to New York City are stuck going to chain restaurants and Starbucks, the guests on the tour will get a real taste of New York City while seeing some of the world’s most famous buildings, theaters, and avenues. 
This NYC tour will start in Grand Central Terminal, the most historical transportation hub in the USA. We’ll explore the massive building and its incredible architecture, and learn where you can grab some local NY State food and drink. You’ll even take a hidden passage out to the street to avoid the crowds at the entrance — talk about a true secret insider’s tip.
Afterwards, we’ll head out through the skyscrapers of Midtown where you’ll uncover some short cuts, tunnels, and a few hyper-local spots for dining and shopping — places you definitely would have never found on your own The neighborhood might be filled with tourists and chain restaurants, but the guides are there to help you discover the hidden local faves.

Of course, no tour of Midtown would be complete without seeing the bright lights of Broadway. Picture it: you’re standing right in the center of Times Square surrounded by flashing billboards, giant TV screens, and dozens of Broadway theaters, right in the midst of it all. Pretty epic feeling, right? While you’re soaking it all in, you’ll learn about the evolution of Broadway and how theater transformed Times Square from the middle of nowhere to one of the most famous destinations in the world. We’ll also point out the hidden façades, history, and Broadway stories you might not have otherwise discovered.  Plus, the guides will share their tips for snagging discount theater tickets and tell you about our favorite shows, as well as where to catch great off-Broadway shows.

 Finally, you'll end the tour with a classic tasting of the best slice of New York pizza in the neighborhood and a visit to one of our favorite local markets for dessert. By the end of this tour you’ll have some amazing photos in front of iconic buildings and landmarks, an insider’s local knowledge of the food and drinks scene, and the scoop on where to get discount theater tickets and catch great shows around the city. 

 

Inclusions for Beyond Broadway: Insider's Tour Of Times Square

  • Food samples
  • Professional Local Guide

Exclusions for Beyond Broadway: Insider's Tour Of Times Square

  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear casual clothes appropriate for the weather, and comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation Policy
  • 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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9 reviews by the users

  • Wonderful,great food and information about mid town. Comfortable walking pace for about 2 hrs .Ate tacos ,pizza,designer sandwich/coffee, doughnuts .No room for dinner after.Went to some locations again because so good and close to hotel .

  • I am a New Yorker, born and raised here and I have seen things I never new existed. Easier ways to get around the city. Almost like secret passage ways. Going thru buildings to save time and steps to get to where I want to go. Eateries I never knew existed. Great food at great prices, yes in New York City. If you want a great time for a few hours, this is the tour to take for everyone of all ages. And, to make it even better, we had the best guide ever, Brian. Thank you so much Brian, for making our day so delightful and insightful. Can't wait to go on another tour with you guys!!!!

  • It was a great tour of midtown manhatten and learned a lot of where the locals hang out to go about their daily business. Enjoyed the variety of different food offerings and short cuts to getting around the extremely busy area. Obtained a lot of good info and knowledge of the area. Brian was a Great informative, knowledgeable and very friendly tour guide. Was really great on providing additional info and places that were a must see as well as subway directions. Would definitely do other tours with him. Would definitely rate this a 5 star tour !

  • Very knowledgeable guide. Tour was packed with tips and treats! We got a lot of insider information for restaurants and short cuts in the city!

  • An easy walk with lots of interesting stories and good food along the way. Josh was knowledgable and passionate about New York and food. The small group was perfect--7 in ours. It didn't feel like a bunch of tourists in the way or bunched together trying to hear someone with an umbrella. I recommend this tour and Viator for booking good tours.

  • Our guide, Josh, really pours his best efforts in trying to show you around Midtown the eats and sights. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate and offers great insight to the mysteries of how the New Yorkers eat and move around this busy area. Of course there is a fair amount of walking and Josh does slow the pace down a bit if necessary. This is a great tour to get a glimpse into the eats of NYC.

  • This is a neat tour if you plan to spend time in Times Square. The tips on avoiding crowds in certain areas were very helpful. Every place we visited for food samples were very good especially the Pizza and that fabulous donut. The walking was not bad, do to the times we stopped. I loved hearing the history of he busy and beautiful Grand Central Terminal and the some of the history of Times Square.
    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. I just wish he would on E-mail me the names of all the places we visited like he promised, because I did not write them down. When I visit NY again I would like to go to those places again.

  • Our guide Brian was the best! Great tour of the area, great food, great history of the Midtown Sights. If you get a chance to do this tour, ask for Brian and enjoy!

  • It was really great! Josh was personable, striking just the right tone of balanced historical knowledge with the current feel and energy of the area. The food samples were right on target too. I just wish my daughter and I had allowed more time! Next visit for sure!!

    Thanks Again!
    Cathy and Jaclyn

USD 58.74