The Official Grand Central Terminal Tour

652 reviews

1.5 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?

Highlights

  • Join the only official tour of Grand Central Terminal thanks to our exclusive relationship.
  • Visit lesser-known areas of this famous building—from an old movie theater to the former office of a 1920s railroad tycoon—with an expert official guide.
  • Hear the stories of historical characters like Cornelius Vanderbilt or Paul "Tick Tock" Kugler, who made Grand Central what it is today.
  • Take an intimate look at the daily routine of one of the world’s biggest and busiest travel hubs.
  • See all the major sites, including the Grand Central Market, Transit Museum, Grand Central Clock, Vanderbilt Hall, the Whispering Gallery, and the Main Concourse.
  • Sites Visited
  • Vanderbilt Hall
  • Onassis Foyer and Commemorative Plaque
  • Pershing Square and Tiffany Clock
  • Campbell Apartment
  • Oyster Bar
  • Dining Hall and waiting areas
  • Police station
  • Movie Theatre
  • Lexington Avenue and Chrysler Building
  • Grand Central Market
  • The Celestial Ceiling
  • Grand Central’s Famed Clock
  • Track 34
  • The New York Transit Museum Annex and Store
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Official Grand Central Terminal walking tour

Discover a side of Grand Central Terminal that even the most frequent commuters never get to experience on an unforgettable tour.

Book Now

Total Customer Reviews: 652

Verified Ratings
4.7 /5
based on 627 Walks’ customer ratings
Rating summary by category
Guide
4.8/5
Guest Support
4.6/5
Latest reviews
Good
We booked this tour for our family - 3 grandchildren and son and grandparents. I think that it could have been a lot better; while our tour guide was very enthusiastic, she talked far too much about personal issues, we stood in one place for long periods without any option for sitting (and two of us have back problems), and she did not really try to engage the children in any meaningful way. I love Grand Central station, and would have liked to see even more than we did - which we could have if the tour had moved along better. NNonetheless, we learned a lot and appreciated the theme about NYC being "home" to everyone who lives there.
Verified · Lisa · Feb 25, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
Excellent
My colleague and I took the Grand Central Terminal Walks tour this week and we were overwhelmed with how incredible the experience was! Amazing welcome from Zizi, and our guide Joe was full of fascinating information and stories about the history and details of this amazing center of transportation! I highly suggest this tour!
Verified · Patti · Feb 24, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Excellent
We completely enjoyed our tour. Joe was an engaging and knowledgeable guide who managed a large group with grace and humor. We learned a lot and definitely recommend the tour to friends. Thank you!
Verified · Lauren · Feb 23, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
Rhionne was a wonderful guide! Theatrical and well spoken. I had a friend with me that suffers from depression and I thought this would liven her up a bit and it did! She had so much more energy. I hope to be able to gift her with another tour when I can afford it.
Verified · Angela · Feb 21, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
This tour really opened up some of the deeper lore of the history and families responsible for building GCS and all of NYC at the time. Great in depth info about the gilded age construction through modern restorations. The tour is 100% on hard stone floors and concrete so definitely wear comfortable/supportive shoes.
Verified · Jillian · Feb 20, 2024 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point

We will meet at the Tour Information Booth in the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal. If you are standing at the clock in the middle of the concourse, the Tour Information Booth is located just to right of the Harlem and Hudson Line Departures. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.  

You Can Also Experience These Similar Tours

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Transcendence Centered (2)
From $71
Must-See Manhattan with SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Ticket
A must-do tour of must-see sites, combining a walking tour past New York's most iconic attractions with entry into SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.
34 2 h 20 max
Walks-20190716-New York - Statue of Liberty Tour-0139-16x9
From $69
Fully Guided Statue of Liberty Tour with Ellis Island
Hop aboard the ferry for an impeccable guided visit to Liberty Island.
1013 4 h 25 max
Walks-20190716-New York - 911 Tour with Museum-0310-16x9
From $55
9/11 Memorial Tour with Priority Entrance 9/11 Museum Tickets
Discover the human stories on this touching 9/11 tour which takes in the key sights and memorials including St Paul's Chapel, the Fireman's Memorial and the Reflecting Pools.
196 2 h 20 max