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Midtown Manhattan History & Architecture Walking Tour - Private Tour

It’s the “City That Never Sleeps,” and nowhere is this more evident than in the vibrant, bustling Midtown district of Manhattan. This 2.5 hour private guided walking tour tour will take you through the landmarks and between the skyscrapers that define New York. Your enthusiastic guide will take you through a postcard worthy walk of Manhattan’s most iconic scenery.

per adult from

$90

AUD

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • Private Walking Tour
    • Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You
    • Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
    • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
    What's excluded :
    • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
    • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Flatiron Building
    • Entry/Admission - MetLife Building
    • Entry/Admission - Empire State Building
    • Entry/Admission - The Morgan Library & Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Chrysler Building
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Midtown, Midtown, New York City, New York

    Learn about the 19th and 20th century additions to Manhattan that helped shape the urban landscape. Explore the lesser-known Marble Collegiate Church and then visit icons like the New York Public Library and the Morgan Library. From Madison Square Park to the quirky Flatiron building, you’ll discover the earlier innovations that helped build New York up, quite literally. Your guide will discuss the skyscraper boom of the early 1900s, including the Met Life Tower and the New York Life Building. You’ll walk by the world-famous Empire State Building to learn about the last of the early 20th century giants. It doesn’t get much more beautiful than the main terminal of Grand Central Station, where you’ll learn about the landmark laws that preserve many of these historic buildings for generations to come.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Flatiron Building, 175 5th Ave At 23rd St., New York City, NY 10010-7703

    Moving on to the second half of your tour, you will see what is known as Flatiron Building, a triangular 22-story steel-framed landmarked building built in 1902. The building’s distinctive shape allows it to ill the wedge-shaped property located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, making it one of the city’s most dramatic-looking buildings.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Madison Square Park, Between 23rd and 26 streets and Madison and Fifth Avenues, New York City, NY 10010

    Next you will take a stroll through Madison Square Park, a true urban park nestled in the heart of Flatiron district. First opened to the public in May 1847, the park underwent a complete renewal in 2001 and today contains a dog run, playground and public installations by artists like Sol LeWitt and William Wegman.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: MetLife Building, 200 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10166-0005

    Across from Madison Square Park you will see the Met Life Tower, officially known as the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower. Known to be the tallest building in the world from 1909 to 1913, it remains a landmark skyscraper in the city, known also for its impressive architecture.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: General Worth Square, 200 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10010-3302

    Following, you will see what is known as the General William Jenkins Worth Memorial, a memorial obelisk which marks the burial site of Major General William Jenkins Worth. Dating to 1857, this site is the second oldest major monument in parks of New York.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Marble Collegiate Church, 1 W 29th St, New York City, NY 10001-4596

    Next you will see the Marble Collegiate Church, one of the oldest continuous Protestant congregations in North America, founded in 1628.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tin Pan Alley, 28th Street and Fifth Avenue Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, New York City, NY 10001

    Next you will visit Tin Pan Alley, a small section of West 28th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. The place is synonymous with the golden age with American song writing, when Yew York was the world’s epicentre of composing, lyric writing and sheet music publishing.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001

    Afterwards you will see the infamous Empire State Building, a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper completed in 1931. Every year this landmark attracts numerous tourists. During your tour you will observe the exterior of the building and go into the interior lobby.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York City, NY 10016-3405

    Next you will visit the Morgan Library & Museum, a museum and research library founded to house the private library of J. P. Morgan in 1906. This building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966 and declared a National Historic Landmark later that same year.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bryant Park, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10017

    During your tour you will also visit Bryant Park, a privately managed public park, named to commemorate the Romantic poet, longtime editor of the New York Evening Post, and civil reformer, William Cullen Bryant in 1884.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Library Way, 41st Street, New York City, NY 10017

    You will also walk along Library Way, a street leading to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, a building part of the New York Public Library. Along the way you will see bronze plaques imbedded in the sidewalk containing literary quotes, making this a delightful literary experience.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: New York Public Library, 476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City, NY 10018

    You will also walk along Library Way, a street leading to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, a building part of the New York Public Library. Along the way you will see bronze plaques imbedded in the sidewalk containing literary quotes, making this a delightful literary experience.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Fifth Avenue, 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10118-4810

    You will also get to experience Fifth Avenue during your tour, a street considered one of the most expensive and elegant in the world.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington and 42nd St., New York City, NY 10174

    Next you will see the Chrysler Building, an Art Deco style skyscraper which was once the world’s tallest building before surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. Today it is considered the 8th tallest building in the city, tied with the New York Times building.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503

    Your tour will end at Grand Central Terminal, a historic New York City landmark. Here you will learn all about the terminal’s history whilst enjoying the atmosphere in what is considered as a universal symbol between New York City’s past and present.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    33 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Return Detail :
    Theater District, New York, NY, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • We as ask that all guests bring a face mask. Outdoors masks are not mandatory, however for entry to certain venues it may be required. All indoor venues and museums still require masks to be worn when visiting inside and are currently mandatory.
  • 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Babylon Tours LLC

Activity ID: V-43656P4

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