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CityRover’s Central Park Walking Tour: The Best Way to See and Learn About the Park

Living paintings in Central Park

Central Park was designed to be explored on foot, but not in a public group of 20 to 30 people following a guide with a flag and a mic, or sitting in a pedicab listening to memorized fragments of information.  Instead, contact us about an immersive and personalized private tour.

Tour Highlights:

  • Escape NYC’s concrete jungle and get lost in America’s first and most famous landscaped city park
  • Discover some of the most photographed Central Park landscapes and features, including The Mall, Bethesda Terrace, The Lake & Bow Bridge, Strawberry Fields & Imagine Memorial, The Great Lawn, and many others
  • Learn about some of Central Park’s secrets and discover hidden gems like the Ladies’ Pavilion, Belvedere Castle, and Shakespeare Garden
  • Enjoy Central Park’s incredible beauty while learning about its history and design
Central Park Mall

New Yorkers may disagree on a lot of things, but it’s safe to say that most if not all would agree with the following statement:


Central Park is a must-see New York City attraction


We wrote about it in our detailed Top 10 Places to Visit in NYC guide.

The Angel in the Waters
The Lake in Central Park

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This tour is ideal for visitors who are interested in:

  • An intimate walking tour to explore and learn about Central Park
  • Photography & sightseeing
  • Getting away from the hustle & bustle of New York City
  • History of Central Park and New York City
  • Or first-time visitors to NYC

Availability & Pricing:

Date & Time: This tour is available for private booking 7 days a week year-round upon request.

Suggested Duration: 3 to 4 hrs

Cost for 3 hours (for the group, not per person):

  • 1 to 5 people: $280
  • 6 to 10 people: $350
  • Groups larger than 10: Contact us for a quote

Cost for optional 4th hour: +$70 (total for groups of 10 or fewer)

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Want to book a private tour or have a question?

Call us at  (347)464-9335 or Email us.  

What customers are saying:

★★★★★ “Central Park – Amazing Private Tour”

We booked a private tour of Central Park - it's something I've always wanted to see more of and know more about. And we weren't disappointed! Max was terrific - showing us the beautiful sites while keeping us entertained with the engrossing history. Max is a delight - incredibly knowledgeable, thoughtful, and fun. This was everything we'd hoped for and we will definitely use and recommend CityRover in the future!

★★★★★ “Excellent way to see Central Park”

I joined the Scenic Central Park Tour today with City Rover Walks. Max was out tour guide and it was very informative and knowledgeable scenic walk of Central Park. He told us a lot about the history and showed us the hidden gems of the park as well. I highly recommend Max for providing a great experience.

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Want to book a private tour or have a question?

Call us at  (347)464-9335 or Email us.

Tour FAQs:

How strenuous is this walk? This walk covers about 3 miles on foot in about 3 hours.  The terrain is mostly flat, though there are a couple of small hills and some steps.  You’ll be on your feet most of the time, but one of the advantages of a private tour is that the pace and distance covered can be tailored to your group’s needs (as well as local snack/refreshment stops).

What About Kids? Another benefit of a private tour, if you’re traveling with kids, is that we can personalize it to keep both adults and kids engaged, informed, and entertained.

Meeting Point: The tour typically starts on Fifth Avenue and Central Park South and ends near Strawberry Fields.  However, we can pick you up from your hotel, if you’d prefer that option, and end the tour at a place that’s most convenient for you.

Weather: Our tours take place rain or shine, barring a severe storm in the forecast, in which case we would email or call you and offer options to reschedule.  If severe weather prevents us from leading this tour and you/we are unable to reschedule, then we would issue you a refund for the tour in question.

Are gratuities included? Guide gratuities are not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated, though certainly not required or expected.