Welcome to New York City: Private Half-Day Highlights Walking Tour

Travel CuriousStarbucks at 425 Lexington AveNew York City, NY 10174
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See what Midtown Manhattan can offer in this private walking tour! On this tour, your expert tour guide will tell you all about the attractions and landmarks that make this area special– from the lights of the New York Time Square to Broadway theaters, Rockefeller Plaza, the classic Neo-Gothic architecture St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and more!

up to 3 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • See the interesting sights and art that litter Manhattan’s Midtown area on this walking tour!
  • This entire tour is approximately 3 hours in duration.
  • Tour is suitable for culture vultures of all ages. Families are welcome to join.
  • Food and gratuities are not included on this tour.
  • This is an exclusive guided walking tour.


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Welcome to New York City, The Big Apple, The City that never sleeps! This fabulous private tour of the highlights of NYC in midtown Manhattan will ensure you see all the very best this vibrant city has to offer, from the famous department store Saks with its dazzling window displays on 5th Avenue, to the bright lights of Broadway and Times Square, and everything in between. Your expert private guide will ensure you see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and skyscrapers such as the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, as well as more historic places like St Patrick’s Cathedral.

On your private tour, you will:
  • Begin your tour on the iconic Lexington Avenue - known locally as ‘Lex’ and walk to your first stop, the Chrysler building.
  • Hear all about the history and formation, architecture and culture of New York City and the borough of Midtown Manhattan.
  • Walk through the romantic Grand Central Terminal and stop outside the magnificent Empire State Building.
  • Pass by the lions by New York Public Library and tranquil Bryant Park.
  • Enjoy the vibrant ambience and glittering lights of Times Square and explore Broadway: the world-famous musical theatre district.
  • Walk up the iconic Fifth Avenue and pass by Saks one of the world’s most spectacular department stores.
  • Admire the impressive Neo-Gothic St Patrick’s Cathedral (from the outside) - the city’s beacon of Catholicism since 1878 - a historic contrast to the modernity of NYC.
  • Stop by Radio City Music Hall, still the country's leading venue for popular concerts and media events.
  • Wander into Rockefeller Plaza and admire some of NYC’s best architectural and art deco masterpieces including the Rockefeller Centre known as ‘The Rock’ and Lawrie’s statue of Atlas.
  • End your tour at the Rockefeller Center, where you can continue to explore this iconic neighborhood at your own pace.

Your tour begins on Lexington Avenue - known to locals as simply Lex - and you’ll walk towards some of the most iconic architectural masterpieces of New York City. Your first stop is the Chrysler Building, considered by many to be New York’s finest art deco skyscraper. It was the tallest building in the world for just one year from 1930-31. Its antenna spire reaches 319 m.

Next, you’ll walk through NYC’s transport hub - Grand Central Terminal - made famous in countless romantic movies, and emerge in front of the Empire State Building - which remains the top attraction in the USA today. From starring in movies like King Kong to its incredible design, the Empire State remains one of the city’s most beloved features. It is the 4th tallest skyscraper in NYC, the 6th tallest in the whole USA and the 43rd tallest in the world!

Not far away, you’ll meet the giant stone lions outside New York’s beautiful public library. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle, you’ll be able to enjoy a moment of tranquillity as you walk through Bryant Park, a green oasis in the heart of Midtown, before entering the one and only Times Square. With its flashy billboards, you’ll see the news ticker on the One Times Square Building, the NASDAQ board, and a myriad of other flashing neon signs that have made this place so recognizable the world over.

Soaking up the bright lights, learn about the evolution of Broadway and how theatre transformed Times Square into one of the most famous destinations in the world. Hear many stories of famous shows and actors that have made their home on Broadway.

As your tour continues, you will see the impressive St Patrick's Cathedral a neo-gothic church built in 1878 and the seat of the Archdiocese of New York. Heading north toward Central Park, you will have the chance to experience the shopping mecca that is Fifth Avenue, abounding in old-world style and glamour.

You’ll see many of the historic buildings in the area dating back to 1900, as you head towards the recently restored art deco masterpiece— Radio City Music Hall.

And lastly, a short walk will lead you to the Rockefeller Center on Rockefeller Plaza, a magnificent complex of towering skyscrapers, where your guide will show you one of the great remaining art deco structures. Your guide will happily give you plenty of suggestions for how to spend the rest of your day to delve into Midtown or direct you to the nearest metro, so you can explore other parts of Manhattan.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Welcome to New York City: Private Half-Day Highlights Walking Tour

Where is the meeting point for this Travel Curious tour?

You will be meeting your guide for the Midtown Manhattan tour at the Starbucks at 425 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174, or as advised on your e-ticket. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is this Travel Curious tour?

The entire Private Walking Tour of Midtown Manhattan lasts for 3 hours long.

What is included in the tour package?

You will be given a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour. This tour is suitable for people of all ages. Their tours are all given in English, but numerous guides may speak other languages. Please contact the number provided on the e-ticket to see if they can accommodate any special requests!

What landmarks will we be on the Midtown Manhattan tour?

You will be seeing and touring the following areas: (1) Grand Central Terminal, the heart of NYC's train system (2) Time Square, one of the most famous area in New York City (3) The Theatre District, home to a lot of broadway productions (4) Saks Fifth Avenue where luxury and designer clothing are available (5) The Neo-Gothic St Patrick’s Cathedral which has been a beacon of NY's Catholicism since 1878 and where the Archdiocese of New York is seated (6) Rockefeller Plaza, an iconic area where the Rockefeller Building and Lawrie’s statue of Atlas stands (7) The outside of other beloved areas in the district, like the New York Public Library, Bryant Park, Chrysler Building, and the Radio City Music Hall Note that Only morning tours will be able to go inside the St Patrick’s Cathedral

Is transportation included?

This is a family-friendly, guided walking tour. Transportation is not included in the Midtown Manhattan tour.

Is parking provided?

No, but there are multiple parking garages and street parking available near departure point. One of which is the Regal Parking which charges according to length of stay, time of the day, and day of the week. You can also contact the phone number on your e-ticket to ask for advise on how to get to the departure point via car or public transport.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

This tour is suitable for all ages. All guests must be at moderate physical fitness as the majority of the Midtown Manhattan tour will be spent walking.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities(optional)!

How many people are on a tour?

This is a private walking tour and your group! All of their private tours are 100% exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?

All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.