This action-packed New York walking tour includes a full Times Square tour, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Grand Central Terminal, and pre-booked Empire State Building tickets. It lets you make the most of an afternoon of sightseeing by taking you to the most iconic attractions in and around Central Manhattan in the company of an expert local guide. There's no better way to see more in a less amount of time while still getting plenty of local knowledge and insight.
Take a bite out of the Big Apple's most iconic attractions.
Your New York walking tour begins under the bright lights of Times Square where you'll meet your expert local guide and small group of no more than 19 fellow travelers before diving directly into the history of the area. As you visit different parts of the Times Square you'll learn how it went from the city's high-class theatre district to a low-rent red-light district in the 70s, before massive civic regeneration turned it into a flashing symbol of American capitalism the world over.
A short walk away, you'll stop by the Rockefeller Center, which has long been home to some of the most famous television shows in the world, like Saturday Night Live and the Tonight Show. Your guide can fill you in on all the show business history that has taken place inside the building, along with some of its structural quirks, like how they had one of the greatest murals in the world, then destroyed it, all because of a few communists.
A few blocks east, your New York walking tour takes you inside St. Patrick's Cathedral - the city's most beautiful church, and a monument to the role that Irish immigrants played in making NYC what it is today. After learning about their history, you'll take a stroll down America's most iconic shopping street - Fifth Avenue - and enjoy the lavish window displays that have made this stretch of luxury boutiques so famous. As you go, you'll also catch glimpses of other landmarks like the Chrysler Building and the New York Public Library.
Your destination is Grand Central Terminal, which is not only one of the city's main train stations, it's one of the most visited tourist attractions in the entire world. Once you step inside, you'll see why. Gape up at the constellations in the ceiling and explore some of the terminal's hidden corners as your guide tells you how this landmark building was once set to be demolished, only to be saved by a public relations campaign spearheaded by none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
It's a stunning building but the best is yet to come: Just a short walk away, the Empire State Building towers over the city. With pre-reserved Empire State Building tickets, you'll skip any entrance lines and head straight to the 86th floor for commanding views over all of Manhattan Island and Brooklyn.
There's a lot to see on this New York walking tour but Walks guides will unlock the city for you in ways that are usually off-limits to visitors. See the city through their eyes and enjoy the most popular NYC highlights on this action-packed tour.
N.B.: We will not enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral if there is a service on during the tour.
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