Private Walking Tour of Midtown Manhattan

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Discover the best of Midtown Manhattan with a private guide.

Itinerary Details

Experience the bustle of Manhattan in this private walking tour around some of New York City’s finest sights. On your private tour, you will: 

  • Enjoy the bustle and bright lights of Times Square and explore the theatre district.
  • Learn about what makes Broadway so special in the theatre world.
  • Walk the best of Fifth Avenue and visit Saks Fifth Avenue for some window-shopping of one of the world’s most spectacular department stores. 
  • Visit Neo-Gothic St Patrick’s Cathedral - the city’s beacon of Catholicism since 1878, standing in contrast to Saks Fifth and Rockefeller Plaza. (Only morning tours will be able to go inside the Cathedral).
  • This tour ends in Rockefeller Plaza, where you can admire some of the city’s best architectural and art deco masterpieces, like the Rockefeller Building, and Lawrie’s statue of Atlas.
On this highlights tour of NYC, you will discover some of midtown Manhattan’s best known and much-loved attractions. First, you will get the chance to one of the most iconic transportation hubs in the United States— Grand Central Terminal. Catch a perfect view of the gleaming spire of the Chrysler Building, another of New York's Art Deco masterpieces, explore the New York Public Library where you will meet the giant stone lions, and enjoy Bryant Park—a lovely green oasis in the heart of Midtown. You will then continue to the crossroads of the world —Times Square— to view the news ticker on the One Times Square Building, the NASDAQ board, and the myriad neon signs.

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. As your tour continues, you will see the beautiful, gothic St Patrick's Cathedral, the seat of the Archdiocese of New York. Heading north toward Central Park, you will have your chance to be part of the shopping mecca that is Fifth Avenue, abounding in old-world glamour.

Have the pleasure of seeing 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. 

A short walk will lead you to the Rockefeller Center, 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. 


Tour duration
3 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Tickets included
No tickets are required for this tour

Other inclusions
Gratuities optional, not included
Food & Drinks not included

Suitable for
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Attractions along this route:

Empire State Building
The building that defined an epoch, it stood as the world's tallest for over 40 years.

Times Square
Neon-lit and monumentally busy, this most famous of intersections is a mecca for tourists, shoppers and protesters.

New York City Public Library
This magnificent building holds a collection of over 50 million volumes.

Bryant Park
A green oasis amongst skyscrapers and the hubbub of city life, popular with city workers taking a break.

Grand Central Station
One of the USA's most famous landmarks, this historic transport hub made New York what it is today.

Chrysler Building
A stunning Art Deco pinnacle, the Chrysler was the world's tallest building when it opened in 1930.

St Patrick’s Cathedral
This imposing Neo-Gothic construction has been the beacon of Catholicism in New York since 1878.

Rockefeller Center
An iconic complex of Art Deco buildings and public art, commissioned by the Rockefeller family.

Radio City Music Hall
A beloved entertainment venue that has earned the moniker of 'Showplace of the Nation.'

Broadway
There's a show for everyone in the world's premier theatre district.
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