The Ultimate Uptown Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

Central Park, Harlem and Points in Between

Uptown Manhattan is essentially residential, and Central Park is where it begins. We will explore some of the park's most iconic features, including Bethesda Terrace, the site of numerous movie scenes. East of the park, in the Upper East Side, we will walk a stretch of Fifth Avenue that has many of the city's most coveted apartment buildings as well as some of the world's most extraordinary art museums. In the Upper West Side, west of the park, we will see a number of majestic apartment buildings, including the Dakota where famously John Lennon had lived. North of the Upper West Side is Morningside Heights, home to Ivy-league Columbia University, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, one of the largest cathedrals in the world. Finally, we will explore Harlem, a neighborhood which is very much in transition, yet retains an abundance of historic charm.


Depending on client's interests, we can visit any combination of the following attractions:
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Morningside Heights
Central Park
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Columbia University
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Apollo Theater
Hotel Teresa (once called the Waldorf-Astoria of Harlem)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours


Subway is the fastest and most reliable form of NYC transportation. If and when preferred, we can use taxi cabs.

What’s Included

Other: You get a fully licensed tour guide with inside information on all NYC things, including culture, food and history.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - For lunch, snacks, transportation, per person

What’s Extra

Other: Admission fees to any landmarks or amusements are the responsibility of participants, as are fares for subway, taxis or limousines.

A Recent Review of this tour

Richard is a terrific guide: very knowledgeable, professional and attentive to all our questions. We learned a lot about Harlem and can now more thoughtfully appreciate its history. Thanks to Richard, we can see what an amazing neighborhood it is. We will definitely book another tour with him!
Amy R.

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