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First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

A Private Tour of Midtown Manhattan's Iconic Sites

On this half-day walking tour, we'll visit New York's most renowned sites.

We begin by exploring highlights of Central Park, including Strawberry Fields, the Lake, the Bow Bridge, Bethesda Fountain, the Sheep's Meadow and the Mall.

We'll then head down Fifth Avenue, seeing the Plaza Hotel, Tiffany & Co. , and Sak's Fifth Avenue. We'll explore St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall (outside), the NY Public Library, the Chrysler Building and majestic Grand Central Terminal. We end our tour at the Crossroads of the World: Times Square.

My NYC expertise allows me to maximize our time, so we'll explore more sites than tourists typically see in five hours. And you'll have a richer experience, hearing a local perspective and the fascinating stories behind the famed sites.

This private walking tour is a superb introduction to New York City and ideal for those looking to explore NYC more deeply.


Highlights of Central Park
Fifth Avenue
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Rockefeller Center
Radio City Music Hall (outside)
New York's Diamond District
The New York Public Library
Grand Central Terminal
Times Square.

NOTE: this tour is customizable. The itinerary can be tailored to guests' interests.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: TBD. I will meet you at your hotel or other convenient location.

End location: TBD. I can return you to your hotel or other requested location.

Duration: 5 hours


Walking and public transportation.
Taxi and Uber, upon request.

What’s Included

An expert guide to provide in-depth commentary.
Pre-tour consultation and itinerary customization.
Insider advises to plan your entire NYC experience.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 USD - The only additional costs are transportation (upon request. $2.75 per ride subway/bus or taxi/Uber). However, guests may want additional funds for discretionary items (i.e. food or beverage, souvenirs, etc.).

What’s Extra

Food or beverages.
Fares for public transportation.
Tickets to attractions, when applicable.


Like most New Yorkers, I do not drive.

The best way to experience NYC is walking its streets and neighbourhoods. Tours are designed for exploration on foot, using public transportation or taxis/Uber as needed. A driver can be arranged upon request.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Jeff D.

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