New York City 1920's Literary Walk

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Meet in the Algonquin Hotel lobby (59 West 44th Street) at 10:45 a.m. Your guide will have a blue flag. Departure time is 11:00 a.m. sharp.
  • Departure Details :
    Midtown Manhattan, (specific location provided on voucher)
  • Return Details :
    Algonquin Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


The Algonquin Round Table and Jazz Age writers comes alive in the only walking tour devoted to the famed literary group. It met from 1919-1929 and is Americas most well-known group of writers, led by Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley. We will also see sites related to F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, James Thurber, Dawn Powell, and more. The tour begins and ends inside the world-famous Algonquin Hotel, a national literary landmark. This 2.5-hour tour encompasses twenty blocks to explore notable locations.Not only will you get a taste of New York history, but youll also be on a wonderful sightseeing tour and stroll the streets of Midtown, Hell's Kitchen, Times Square, the Theatre District, and Rockefeller Center.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

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Walk in the footsteps of the legendary wits Franklin P. Adams, Robert Benchley, Heywood Broun, Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman, Harpo Marx, Dorothy Parker, Harold Ross, Alexander Woollcott, and the rest of the Vicious Circle. The tour explore the architectural and historical stories of the buildings and landmarks linked to them.

Talk about the great books of the era: The Great Gatsby, A Farewell to Arms, So Big, and more. This is a tour of literary Manhattan and the most famous writers of the era. We will also visit three places where The New Yorker was created from 1925-1991.

Its a great way to learn about the past and also see how little has changed in more than two hundred years.

This tour is designed for tourists, locals, families, and groups of friends. Youll visit more than thirty locations and come away with a new appreciation for the area. It is wheelchair and stroller accessible.


  • Professional licensed guide
  • Guide is a published author
  • Private guided walking tour


  • Hotel pick-up/ drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Wheelchair accessible