Free Tour of New York
The original FREE walking tour of New York’s most visited attractions with a local guide
This 2.5-hour Midtown walking tour will take you to many of New York’s major landmarks. You will visit the bustling Times Square, and taking in skyscrapers like the Empire State building and Rockefeller Center, this tour will help you tick off many of New York’s must-see sites.
Your Midtown Manhattan Walking Tour starts in front of the clock in the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal and finishes by Rockefeller Center.
The bright lights of New York City
The flashing billboards and honking yellow taxis of Times Square come to life in this Midtown walking tour of so many of New York’s iconic sites. You’ll take in the famous 42nd Street, as well as finding little bits of refuge from the bustling action with Bryant Park, and even learning about some of the famous speakeasies in 1920s prohibition-era New York.
The sites from the guide books, movies and TV
Whether you’re a fan of pop culture classics like Sex and the City or Gossip Girl, or you’re more of a traditionalist with Breakfast at Tiffany’s or King Kong, the New York Midtown walking tour will bring you many of the sites you’ve seen countless times in film and guide books. Sit on the steps of the New York Public Library, take in the stunning Grand Central terminal, and stroll along Fifth Avenue for the classic New York experience.
The famous skyscrapers of New York
You will likely have already seen New York’s newest skyscraper, the One World Trade building, on our Downtown FREE walking tour, but as you head up to Midtown, you’ll discover even more of New York’s tallest and most famous buildings. You’ll see the Chrysler Building, which was the tallest building in the world when built in 1930, before it was usurped by the Empire State Building when that was built in 1931.
Your Midtown Manhattan Walking Tour starts in front of the clock in the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal facing the Apple Store
Great, fun and informative Midtown Tour
My husband and I had a great time on the Midtown tour with Zev. The tour was about 3 hours long and hit all the major sites in Midtown along with quite a few less known spots that had interesting history or stories along with them. We learned a lot about the history, culture and the current state of NYC. And all of it was interesting and fun! I highly recommend!See more reviews
Very friedly guide Zev hosted our Midtown tour. He really helped us understand and appreciate NY city better with details from history and architecture. Great for a first-time visitor :)See more reviews
Myself and my partner went on the midtown tour at the end of June. Our tour was lead by Jordan and he did a fantastic job of showing us around a lot of the top landmarks in New York. He was very knowledgeable and shared some great stories that we otherwise would not have had the pleasure to hear. We had a fantastic time and would recommend this tourto everyone.See more reviews
Great walking tour
Today, we went on the midtown tour (with Zev) and I can recommend to anyone to do the same. There are just so many things that guides can point out to you, that you would just walk past without noticing them otherwise. Thanks Zev!See more reviews
Great experience with Jordan us our tour guide for the midtown tour
We had a great time with Jordan. He is very knowledgeable and easy going. We were lucky to be the only ones taking the tour today so it was like a private tour and we really enjoyed it. Jordan also has a great list of suggested activities for the rest of your stay.See more reviews
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Where the famous FREE Tour gives you a good overview of the city, the themed select tours give you a more in-depth look at some of the most fascinating periods or neighbourhoods of New York.
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