The Central Park & More Private Tour: New York City

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Tour Number

Activity Level

412802


Categories

Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Great for kids, especially if you tell me in advance, so we can plan if they need playgrounds, scrambling on rocks, a carousel, skating, an amusement park, snacks, frequent restrooms, or admission to a zoo. In addition, if you want to avoid any of these things, please let me know.

Several of these things cost additional, and depend on schedules and cancellations of attractions without notice.

Friendly: Yes.
Advance notice to accommodate mobility challenges.

Severe mobility challenges entail hiring a vehicle at additional cost that you would need to be able to get in and out of, and then requires walking up to .5 miles (.84 km) with rest opportunities.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Central Park's highlights, a bit of the Upper West Side, fancy Midtown, delightful surprises.


Central Park's famous highlights and delightful surprises.

You've seen it in the movies and on TV.

The world's most famous park,
making it surrounding neighborhoods fabulous,
while taming a once notoriously violent city.

A successful social experiment, one of the first free public parks, the park for the people, a refuge for nature.

Yet, it is a work of art, a nature themed park, made by and for pictures.

It went through tough times, and now it is better than ever, thanks to volunteers and New Yorkers pulling together for their park. A new model supporting parks improving people and cities today.

In a city of concrete, lights, advertisements, and shadows, our parks are a surprisingly vital and important part of our lives, neighborhoods, metropolis, and world history.

Itinerary

Delight in Central Park's icons:
- The Great Lake
- Bow Bridge
- Strawberry Fields
- Not the Friends Fountain (?!)
- Bethesda Fountain (in movies)
- The Ramble
- Belvedere Castle (under renovation in 2018-2019, so seen from a distance)
- The Pond (in movies)
- Balto, the dog hero
- Sheep Meadow
- Alice in Wonderland Statue
- Cleopatra's Needle
- The Arcade, and
and a bit of luxurious local neighborhoods.

Enjoy miles of walking, stairs, hills, and rustic conditions. Route can be accommodated with advance notice.

Add time for more Central Park surprises: War of 1812 ruins and a self-supporting arch made of boulders! Central Park's environs, including parts of its 7 neighborhoods, or nearby museums (admission fees).

Compare the Highline, Washington Square, Tompkins Square, Bowling Green & Battery Park, or outside the last private park, Gramercy, or maybe Community Gardens. Learn how they fit into history and their neighborhoods.

You will be amazed about the beauty of NYC's green world & its importance.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Outside 2 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065, the Pierre Hotel, near 5th Ave.

Duration: 3 hours

Tour can last from 2 to 12 hours, at the hourly rate, to include local neighborhoods, museums, or other parks and gardens further away. Please contact me to discuss, and customize your tour.

Rain or shine!

:D

Transportation

Usually a couple of miles by foot.

Usually includes hills, rustic paths, stairs that may not have railings.

Accommodations made after discussion.

What’s Included

Other: Enchanted and enchanting Tour Guide with knowledge, concepts, and stories.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - Refreshments, food, admissions, (per guest). Or transportation expenses. Or no cash at all, but you should always have cash in New York City.

What’s Extra

Other: We can go entirely by foot for free in 'the Park for the People,' but if we go beyond the park, Transportation options will be at your expense:

By foot (still free!);
Subway $2.75 per ride (in 2018), and/or
UberXL or Lyft Plus for over 1 guest (variable);
or Uber or cab for 1 guest (variable);

If you have your own vehicle, I can join you in your car. I can provide a contact for a local rental agency if needed.

Restrictions

I focus on providing excellent tours. No restrictions :)

A Recent Review of this tour

Thank you Jared for a wonderful and very informative tour of Central Park!! We had a fabulous time and you were awesome!! I recommend this tour to everyone! Definitely a 5 STAR Tour!!!
Laura Dean

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    245 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 3 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    412802


    Categories

    Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Great for kids, especially if you tell me in advance, so we can plan if they need playgrounds, scrambling on rocks, a carousel, skating, an amusement park, snacks, frequent restrooms, or admission to a zoo. In addition, if you want to avoid any of these things, please let me know.

    Several of these things cost additional, and depend on schedules and cancellations of attractions without notice.

    Friendly: Yes.
    Advance notice to accommodate mobility challenges.

    Severe mobility challenges entail hiring a vehicle at additional cost that you would need to be able to get in and out of, and then requires walking up to .5 miles (.84 km) with rest opportunities.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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