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Midtown Manhattan Walking Tour

Explore many major New York landmarks on this 2.5-hour walking tour


Due to the unusual tourism situation currently developing, we have temporarily suspended this tour.

ABOUT THE Midtown Manhattan Walking Tour

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.

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Your Midtown Manhattan Walking Tour starts in front of the clock in the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal facing the Apple Store

  • Crane your neck up at major New York towers like the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and 30 Rock
  • See the magnificent New York Public Library
  • Take in the hustle and bustle of New York’s Times Square
  • Learn the secrets of Grand Central station
  • Discover the theater district with Broadway and Schubert Alley
  • Stroll along Fifth Avenue



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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local licensed English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Entrance to Empire State Building or 30 Rock
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
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