This is a great 2.5-hour walking tour of the landmarks of midtown Manhattan. From the Empire State Building to Grand Central to Chrysler Building (and more!), this tour will get you up close and personal with these historic sites, while your guide shares the secrets and history of each. See the insides of Art Deco skyscraper masterpieces, and countless photo opportunities.
A great tour for those who want to get the most out of their time in midtown.
This tour will start in front of the Empire State Building, whose main lobby we will visit, as we begin to explore the history of midtown and its many Art Deco architectural masterpieces. From there, we will travel up historic 5th Avenue. We will then visit Bryant Park, one of midtown's lesser-known treasures, where we will see one of the most unique Art Deco landmarked buildings in the city.
We will then visit the adjoining main branch of the NY Public Library, one of the greatest landmarks in the entire city. See the sweeping interior landmark Rose Main Reading Room and the library's famous lion sculptures! Your guide will point out the hidden secrets of this icon: remnants of the former Croton Reservoir, the library’s unique book transportation system, and more.
From there, we will journey down 42nd St, where we will numerous historic buildings. This stretch will include several early, key Art Deco masterpieces... including the gorgeous Chrysler Building and its main lobby, and many lesser-known buildings. You will be blown away! Finally, we will visit Grand Central Terminal, the world's largest train station, and one of NYC's most beautiful interior spaces. Your guide will tell you tales of the station's many hidden secrets and its storied history. It is here that the tour ends, and your journey in midtown may continue.
This is a expansive tour, and good for all ages.
Past customers have said: “Jeremy is knowledgeable and informative. He inspired us to look more deeply at the environment around us. Walking through the streets and stopping to reflect on the art, architecture and cityscape around us gave an insight that the guidebooks couldn't.” “Loved seeing not only the close-up view of each building but also, the distant "secret" views that only Jeremy could offer from his research as a historian. Wealth of knowledge, personable, and well worth the morning spent together”