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29 Star Starred
NW corner of 45th and Broadway
Times Square in front of the Sunglass Hut 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036
212-957-5009
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 85 members
Review from James Conlee Jackson
Red Velvet 84 events 6 reviews

My wife and I were visiting from Chicago (we've been to NY several times now, but never "explored" the city like we wanted to) and went on this tour yesterday and to say that it was GREAT is truly an "understatement" (smile)! Our tour guide Fred...continued

reviewed Jul 05 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Maria
5 events 2 reviews

Our tour guide, Fred, was fabulous. He custom-tailored our tour for the teenagers that were with us. They learned many new and interesting facts about NYC and all want to explore more. As a native New Yorker, I thought that I knew much about the...continued

reviewed Jun 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from VitalT
2 events 1 review

Absolutely amazing tour 5 hour!!! Take it, you will not regret it. It was very laid back, relaxed, packed with a lot of information in air-conditioned van, free cold water, MTA Card to Grand Central Terminal and a lot places to see. We had our...continued

reviewed Jul 04 2010 report as inappropriate
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This tour offers a perfect balance between riding in a small comfortable vehicle and walking, where we’ll get out to explore enchanting Central Park, the mansions of the Gilded Age along Fifth Avenue, and then down to the remarkable Grand Central Station to see one of the most beautiful buildings in the world — and this is just the first half of your tour.

For lunch, the tour stops at either one of two places: the extensive and diverse food court in Grand Central Terminal, where you can sample a broad variety of foods as well as NY’s famous Juniors Cheese cake, or perhaps we’ll head to Madison Square to Eataly, a destination stop with a collection of Italian specialty shops and eateries. For those who would prefer something other than Italian, the area around Eataly at 23rd and 5th Avenue offers a number of restaurants to choose from. Included are Chop’t, Pret a Manger, Lenny’s, and the Eisenberg Sandwich Shop, just to name a few.

After lunch, the tour heads down to Washington Square Park to walk the meal off in Greenwich Village. It’s a unique part of town that was actually one of Gotham’s first suburbs, with cobblestone streets lined with beautiful homes, some even dating from the early 1800s. Emma Lazarus, Bob Dylan, Edith Wharton, Cary Grant, and Dylan Thomas have called the Village home. Today, Julia Roberts, Anderson Cooper, and Anna Wintour, to name a few, reside here.

The excursion continues south. To travel south on the Island of New York is to head back through time to the epoch of the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. The Financial District, Wall Street, and the winding streets and alleys of lower Manhattan are the oldest parts of the city. We will pass through these areas as we make our way over to the Winter Garden to view the new World Trade Center.

Complimentary bottled water is available on all tours.

Walking is involved in the tour, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Bring cash for the subway ride back.

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