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Central Park Tour – Explore Manhattan’s Man-Made Masterpiece and Escape the City

Gapstow Bridge in Central Park

Tour Highlights

  • Escape NY’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
My wife and I were in NYC celebrating our 40th anniversary and wanted to take a few small group tours in addition to seeing some Broadway shows to make this a memorable trip.

Boy did CityRover ever do that for us and then some! We took the Central Park tour with Rodney and the Village Sampler with Danielle and we were wowed on both tours. Their knowledge, ability to effectively communicate, and passion was incredible!

We always do small private tours as we travel internationally and domestically and these two guides rank right up there with the best of the best.

Each tour was paced to the group size and adapted to the interest level with the stories told and information given. Not only were Rodney and Danielle skilled at their craft but they we truly nice caring individuals.

I cannot speak about other tour operators but in my opinion if you tour with anyone else you are making a mistake- CityRover Walks NY is the only one I'll use!

My husband and I have been to NYC many times and have wandered around in Central Park but our CityRover Walks Tour of Central Park with Rodney was fantastic. Rodney was very personalbe, chatted with each of us as we walked. We had a small group so we were able to ask questions about all that we were seeing. Rodney is very knowledgeable and passionate about all the information he's providing. We walked at a nice pace, not rushing. Rodney provided us with waters and a little snack! We also stopped for a bathroom break 1/2 way through. I can't say enough about the tour - we'll do another of their tours the next time we're in town! Thanks!
Central Park is best explored on foot, but not all NY sightseeing tours are created equal. Join our small-group, intimate walking tour of Central Park, and together we will explore its winding paths, famous landscapes and hidden gems.  Along the way, you’ll learn a lot about the park, its design and evolution, and the development of the great metropolis around it.  We promise you’ll leave knowing more about Central Park than most New Yorkers.

The CityRover Difference:

  • We offer unique NYC walking tours that are rated 5-stars on TripAdvisor
  • Small groups (12 max.), no microphones, no flags
  • Engaging local guides, fun stories and interesting facts
  • Local snack stops and focus on a non-touristy experience
  • Satisfaction Guarantee

Tour Details:

About 3 hours and 15 min; 3 miles on foot (5 kilometers)
$45 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under
Wednesday and Saturday at 10am; Monday at 2:30 in Oct.
Maximum group size is 12 adults
There will be 1 bathroom break
Starts near Fifth Avenue and Central Park South (you will receive detailed info after booking), ends in the Park near the Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Museum of Art (you will be given directions).

If you have any questions about this walking tour, please click on the Email Us button below, and we’ll respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.  Or call us at  (347) 464-9335.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Additional Tour Info

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.