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Central Park NYC Self-Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to New York. Among the most visited places in the city, the central park was the US's first major landscaped public park. Enjoy the tour and hear how the park was built. The park is larger than Vatican City and Monaco.

This self-guided tour allows you to explore New York’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility and value.
We’ll email or text you your unique password within 30 minutes after you book the tour. All audios play automatically based on location.
Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking!

per adult from




1 to 2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • GPS Map
    • Audios and Text
    • Online Support
    What's excluded :
    • Admission to Paid Attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Alice in Wonderland Statue
    • Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Central Park Zoo, 830 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7001

    The Central Park Zoo is a 6.5-acre zoo located at the southeast corner of Central Park in New York City. It is part of an integrated system of four zoos and one aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Delacorte Clock, East 65th Street and, 5th Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA

    Just beyond the pool, you’ll see the exit gates. They’re topped by the elaborate Delacourte Clock. Look closely at the animal statues on top.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Balto Statue, East Drive at 67th Street, New York City, NY 10024

    Balto’s story begins on a cold morning in Alaska….. In January 1925, the tiny Alaskan town of Nome was struck by a diphtheria epidemic. The deadly and highly contagious infection primarily affects children.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Naumburg Bandshell, Terrace Dr. Near, W 72nd St, New York, NY 10019, USA

    This bandshell was built in 1923 to replace a much smaller one which was part of the original Central Park plan. It began its life as a stage almost exclusively for classical concerts, but quickly expanded to include much, much more.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bethesda Terrace, Mid-Park at 72nd Street, New York City, NY 10021

    This gorgeous Italian-style terrace is framed by five Romanesque arches. The steps ahead lead down to Bethesda Terrace, the heart of Central Park. It was crucial to the original design for the park and remains one of the most beautiful places in New York City.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bethesda Fountain, Midpark at 72nd St. Transverse Central Park, New York City, NY

    This immense fountain is 26 feet tall and almost 100 feet across! The sculpture on top, known as the Angel of the Waters, was the only statue included in the original design for Central Park.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Loeb Boathouse, Park Drive North, E 72nd St, New York, NY 10021, USA

    Since the creation of Central Park 150 years ago, people have taken to this lake in rowboats to relax and enjoy some tranquility in the midst of this bustling city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Hans Christian Andersen Monument, E 74th St, New York, NY 10021, USA

    That bronze statue sitting on a bench is Hans Christian Andersen, the beloved Danish children’s author.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Alice in Wonderland Statue, 76th Street and 5th Avenue near Conservatory Lake, New York City, NY 10021

    Large bronze statue of Alice, the Mad Hatter & the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll's classic book.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198

    That grand building you’re approaching now is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially known as the Met. If you’ve heard of it, that’s not too surprising, as it’s one of the most famous museums in the world!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Obelisk, E 81st St, New York, NY 10024, USA

    Finally, in 1878, one of the obelisks moved to London, and in 1881, the other one came here.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Alexander Hamilton Monument, East Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA

    Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the US. Hamilton was responsible for establishing the country's financial system, including the US dollar, national bank, and Treasury. He was also George Washington's right-hand man in the fight for American independence from the British.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, 85th Street to 96th Street, New York City, NY 10128

    The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is a decommissioned reservoir in Central Park in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, stretching from 86th to 96th Streets. It covers 106 acres and holds over 1,000,000,000 US gallons of water.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Arthur Ross Pinetum, 84th and 86th Street Transverse, New York City, NY 10024

    The original designers hoped the splash of green from pine trees would liven people’s moods during the long, bleak winters. These trees, unfortunately, didn’t last very long.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Great Lawn, 79th Street & 85th Street, New York, NY 10024, USA

    During the 60s and 70s, this lawn saw heavy use for performances by such wildly popular artists as Elton John and Simon and Garfunkel. This had the unfortunate side effect of killing most of the grass and turning the Great Lawn into a Great Dustbowl.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Delacorte Theater, 81 Central Park West, New York City, NY 10023

    This is home to the Public Theater, which puts on regular performances of Shakespeare and other classic plays. It is one of the newer additions to Central Park, having opened in 1962. Since then, over 150 theatrical productions have been held in this open-air theater.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Belvedere Castle, 79th Street Mid Central Park, New York City, NY 10021

    It was built because the designers of the park thought it would add a nice touch of whimsy to the landscape. It was never actually a functioning castle but instead serves as one of the park’s visitor centers.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Shakespeare Garden, W. Park Dr. and 79th St. Transverse, New York City, NY 10024

    While this may simply appear to be a beautiful garden, every plant here has been chosen very carefully. The flowers and plants on display here are those mentioned in William Shakespeare’s many plays and poems.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Strawberry Fields, New York, NY 10023, USA

    The design of the memorial was heavily influenced by Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono. She said there were enough statues in central park already, and wanted something more alive. That’s why there’s a mosaic instead.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sheep Meadow, 1802 65th Street Transverse, New York, NY 10065, USA

    That green expanse up ahead to your right is Sheep Meadow. If you want to know what Central Park’s designers had hoped the park would be, you need look no further than this meadow. Olmsted and Vaux had hoped to create a place of natural beauty which would refresh and uplift visitors who simply looked upon it. This is as close to their original vision as one can get.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Grand Army Plaza, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Departure Time :
    6/26/2020 - 10/29/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Columbus Circle, 848 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Written, English - Audio

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Organised by SpectrumXP

Activity ID: V-259428P11

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