First off, Max is just a terrific person. He is a phenomenal guide but honestly he is just a great guy. So many people (who were not on the tour) would come up and ask him for help or directions and he would always be patient and kind with them. A+ in my book for just being a good human being.
Max is also a wealth of knowledge! And not just the knowledge you find in a tour book or guide book. He lives and breathes NYC. A true Brooklyn'er, he loves the city and acknowledges its beauty, its heart, its soul as well its issues and problems.
In this tour, you will ``lose yourself`` in the park. You will see learn more about the designers of the park and their unique personalities, encounter the depiction of ``four seasons``, be enchanted by famous storybook characters, discover an Egyptian treasure you may never have known existed, learn more about ``schist`` than you ever thought possible :), and the list goes on! My review would be several pages if I even try to touch on everything we discussed today!
We were so fortunate to have a great guide but also a great group of people on our tour. Autumn in NYC is my favorite time and enjoying the park on this tour while learning so much from Max while also taking time to hear the local singers and musicians perform was absolutely perfect.
Max- thanks so much for such an informative and entertaining tour! Thanks for being someone who makes NYC such an amazing place! We had a blast and can't wait to tour with you again!
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How strenuous is this walk? This walk covers about 3 miles on foot in nearly 3.5 hours. Assuming the benches in the Park are not wet, there will also be plenty of opportunities to sit down (while your guide tells you interesting stories). However, this tour does involve several short walks uphill and a few staircases to climb and descend. If you feel that this may be too strenuous for your age, level of fitness, or state of health, then please consider joining another CityRover tour or contacting us for a private tour. Generally, if you can walk up a flight of stairs without losing your breath, then this tour should present no challenges.
What About Kids? Our public tours are not ideal for young children, as they involve a lot of walking and cover topics geared to adults. If you would like to tour with us and have children ages 10 and younger, please contact us about a private tour. That said, there are 2 “child” tickets ($25 each) available for each public tour for children ages 12 and under.
Meeting Point: Detailed meeting point instructions will be emailed to you once your reservation has been processed. Please note that the tour usually ends either near the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the American Museum of Natural History (not at the starting point), so we recommend using public transportation to get to the meeting point (vs. driving and parking).
Stops: There will be at least 1 restroom break during our walk. Each participant will also be offered a complimentary bottle of water on the walk and a small snack along the way. A meal prior to the tour is recommended.
Are gratuities included? Guide gratuities are not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated.