The Essential Central Park Guided Walking Tour in New York, NY

Babylon Tours NYC6th Ave & Central Park SNew York, NY 10019
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Iconic Central Park is a must-see for any visitor. This sprawling urban green space boasts beautiful sights like Gapstow Bridge and The Mall as well as memorials, famous artworks, and attractions like the Central Park Zoo and Tavern on the Green. As you explore these areas, your professional tour guide will detail insight and information only an insider can provide.

up to 2.5 hrs 2 to 8 people

Good To Know

  • Semi-private tour with eight guests maximum.
  • Tour duration approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Highlights include Bethesda Terrace, Belvedere Castle, and The Mall.


from The Essential Central Park Guided Walking Tour
In any film set in New York, Central Park serves as an essential backdrop, featuring at least one scene in its iconic surroundings. During this 2 to 2.5-hour private guided walking tour, participants will meander through the pathways of the world's most renowned urban green space, delving into its numerous monuments and often peculiar history.

Conceived in the 19th century, Central Park was crafted to provide New Yorkers with a refreshing escape. Beyond its lush greenery, the park serves as a canvas for memorials and artworks dedicated to notable figures such as Bolivar and Marti, along with Balto and Hans Christen Andersen. The enthusiastic young guide, devoid of personal pronouns, will share the park's rich history, guiding visitors across the renowned Gapstow Bridge en route to the Central Park Zoo. The tour will progress along the tree-lined Mall, exploring statues commemorating literary figures. Participants will uncover the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, a setting for countless Hollywood moments, and traverse Bow Bridge on the way to Strawberry Fields, leading to the Dakota, where the guide will discuss John Lennon's memorial following his assassination. The resplendent restaurant, Tavern on the Green, will be revealed before participants join locals in Sheep Meadow, providing a momentary escape for New Yorkers from the bustling city life.

  • Bethesda
  • The Mall
  • Duck Pond
  • The Dairy
  • Checkers and Chess House
  • Belvedere Castle
  • Boat House
  • The Lake
  • The Reservoir

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Essential Central Park Guided Walking Tour

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is approximately 2-2.5 hours.

What ages are allowed on the tour?

All ages are welcome.

Where do is the tour meeting point?

It is located at the North-East Corner of 6th Avenue & 59th St. In front of Simon Bolivar statu

When does the tour start?

Tour starts at 10:30 AM and 2 PM, daily.

What does my admission fee include?

Included in the admission is a professional tour guide just for you; where entry is permitted.

Do you operate rain or shine?

Whether it rains, snows, or shines, we run our tours. We advise you to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation provided?

There is no pick-up or drop-off available. This includes Airport transfer/shuttle services. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

Can I take photos during the tour?

Photos are allowed.