New York Underground Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

441742


Categories

First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

Sink into the past, present and future of the NYC Subway System


A ride through the history of the world's largest rapid transit system, learning the secrets of New York's subway on a 3-hour underground tour.

Hear about the past, present and future of the NYC underground, listen to stories about the people and the engineering behind the subway's construction and the secrets about abandoned levels and hidden stations.

Visit the new stations at Fulton and the World Trade Center and see official and unofficial art as you follow the 1904 line from City Hall to 14th street.

This tour explores the areas that are open to the public (not the tunnels) but in most cases overlooked. We do not go into the tunnels or any area that is not open to the public.

Itinerary

We start in lower Manhattan in front of City Hall where we will learn how, why and when the NYC Subway system was opened in 1904.

After a visit to the Municipal Building we will go to the new World Trade Center hub, Calatrava's Oculus, and then to the Fulton Center.

After a short break we will use the subway to visit some of the stations along the old IRT line, including a glimpse of the abandoned City Hall Station, crown jewel of the original line, and the ghost station that green line riders unknowingly pass through everyday at Worth Street.

A stop on 14th street Union Square station and Astor Place before heading back to City Hall where the tour will end.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Tour departs at the Jacob Mould Fountain inside City Hall Park.

Duration: 3 hours

Time and route may vary depending on MTA's schedules, especially during the weekends.

Transportation

This tour will be in part by foot, part by subway (it is an Underground Tour after all!).

What’s Included

Other: My expert and experienced services as a fully licensed sightseeing guide in the City of New York.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3 USD - The tour requires only 1 metro card swipe per person ($2.75 on an MTA card or $3.00 each for a single ticket) not included in the price of the tour. No other expense is required.

What’s Extra

Other: - Cost of subway tickets not included in the price of the tour.
- Any other personal expenses - water, refreshments, snacks or souvenirs.

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    Tour Price

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

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    441742


    Categories

    First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

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