New York - Central Park


Tour Number

Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Italian (advanced)

A private tour of a magnificent public place with a private guide

The energy of NYC is unmistakable, in fact it's what I love most about living here! But sometimes I like to escape into a perfect oasis nestled within the confines of this historic concrete jungle, and this time I'd like to invite you to take a stroll with me : ) It's time to take a deep breath and escape the sights and sounds of the city streets and allow Mother Nature to work her magic. Together we will walk through the southern half of Central Park, where architecture & history, the laughter of children and the solitude of passersby all converge in this most iconic and picturesque urban landscape. If you've never explored Central Park, you've not fully experienced NYC. And if you've never explored Central Park with a tour guide, well, now's
your chance : )


Sites will include:

Delacorte Theater - Hosts free Shakespeare in the Park
Turtle Pond - Where turtles live, naturally : )
The Great Lawn - Home of VERY LARGE public events
The Ramble - A veritable forest in NYC!
Bethesda Terrace & Fountain - Site of countless films
Conservatory Water - Think Sailboats, very little ones. . .
Alice in Wonderland - You'll see : )
The Mall - Not a place to shop!
Balto - You should know this one
Central Park Zoo - Think Madagascar, only not Animated!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet outside on the steps of the Museum of Natural History at 79th St. and Central Park West.

End location: We will finish the tour at 59th St and Central Park South by the Plaza Hotel (where you might like to enjoy a drink or a stroll on 5th Ave when we're done!)

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.


While this tour will truly be a leisurely stroll it will also involve going up and down some steps as well as traversing lightly graded walkways.

What’s Included

Informative and fun commentary on the sights, sounds, and history of Central Park!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 USD - A refreshing beverage and/or ice cream might make your Central Park stroll complete : )

What’s Extra

any food and drink

A Recent Review of this tour

Doug was very personable and engaged with everyone in our group, from my 80 year old parents to my 9 year old son. He provided pertinent information about the areas of the park we visited and made our visit to Central Park memorable and fun. Thanks Doug!
Anjum Khan

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