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Small-Group Central Park Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Pick between morning and afternoon departure times and then meet your guide on the day of your trip at Manhattan’s Grand Army Plaza just across from The Plaza Hotel.

    You’ll start your Central Park exploration by learning some details about the park’s creation. Hear about the park’s origins by architects Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux in 1857, discussing some of the obstacles they faced prior to construction. Then start exploring the park’s more than 843 acres (341 hectares) of territory.

    First, pass by the Central Park Zoo, featured in the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” and see other park highlights like the Sheep Meadow and the iconic Tavern on the Green. Continue your exploration as you pass by Central Park landmarks including Belvedere Castle, the Boathouse, Shakespeare Garden, and the Delacorte Theater.

    Proceed alongside the main lake, where you just might see turtles floating on the surface, and make a pilgrimage to Strawberry Field, a memorial to the famous Beatles star John Lennon. Making your way out of the park, you’ll make one final stop in front of The Dakota, an 1884 building that has been home to a range of celebrities including Judy Garland, Leonard Bernstein, John Lennon, and Lauren Bacall. Your Central Park trip ends here.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Grand Army Plaza, New York, NY, USA
    Departure Time
    3:30 PM
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    The Dakota, 1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA
    • Local guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Audio Guide (translates the tour)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's designated start time. The tour departs promptly and no refunds will be given for guests who miss the tour due to being late
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • If canceled because of dangerous weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
    • We reserve the right to deviate from the route of the tour in the event of marches, parades, and circumstances beyond our control.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Once the tour begins, if you make the decision to not follow the guide or their instructions, we cannot guarantee we can reunite you with the group.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

    James is a fascinating guide. He guided us through a very interesting tour for the south part of the Central Park. His explanation was wittiful and interesting getting into detail of film memorabilia and interesting details of the Park. We had a great time.

    Thank Sergio B
    TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

    Hello Sergio, We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with James. We also agree that James is very witty! We hope you had a lovely stay here in the city and had a safe trip home! -The Team at TopDogTours

    Reviewed 22 May 2018

    Nicole is very knowledgeable on all things Central Park and New York. We loved the tour and beautiful Central Park!

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank nancy m
    TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

    Hello Nancy, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your Central Park Tour with Nicole. We hope you had a great stay here in NYC and we look forward to seeing you soon! -The Team at TopDogTours

    Reviewed 25 April 2018

    Nicole was great, led a wandering tour through many parts of the park I knew about but didn't KNOW about. She had great historical photos and answered questions about what was on the tour and plenty more about the Park. Highly recommended -- and we'll...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank 977gabrielg
    TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

    Hello, We're so glad you enjoyed your Central Park Tour! It's especially nice to hear you enjoyed the photos that were provided as the park has changed so much since it was first built. We hope you enjoyed your time in NYC and look forward...More

    Reviewed 23 October 2017

    My husband and I took the Central Park walking tour with Nicole this past Saturday. Her knowledge was outstanding and her enthusiasm for Central Park was contagious. On our next trip to NYC we will be sure to book via TopDog and ask for Nicole....More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    Thank Dfitzmauri
    NKelly86, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

    Hello! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself on our tour of Central Park. It was lovely to meet you both. I'll definitely keep and eye out for you on a future tour! Nicole TopDogTours

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