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Explore The Best of Midtown New York

Enjoy an insightful tour around the Grand Central Terminal area and see the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel. Then, walk through the Rockefeller Center, lavishly decorated with sculptures, bas-reliefs, and paintings.

From New York
Online Experience
1 Hour
Explore North America
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Live, online tour of the Grand Central Terminal area with Stan, your fantastic licensed New York guide 
  • Walk to, and through world-famous buildings such as Waldorf Astoria Hotel, RCA Building, Rockefeller Center
  • Hear interesting stories about this area as you make your way from Broadway to the famous Times Square
Description

Join me for a live-streamed walk around the Grand Central Terminal area as I explain how the district came to be. 

Take a walk north on Park Avenue, underneath which all of Grand central's trains run to the New York City suburbs. See the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel as well as take a distant view of architect Raymond Hood's 1930 original RCA building, an example of the Art Deco era. The building and the church next to it were featured in films like Salt and Mr. And Mrs. Smith.
Then we make our way through Rockefeller Center, built with oil money by John D. Rockefeller Jr., whose family owned 70% of all the oil wells in the USA. It was the only privately funded skyscraper construction project in the 1930s in New York and is lavishly decorated with sculptures, bas-reliefs, and paintings. In fact, you will be taken to the spot from where two separate kinds of sculptures make sense together. One long block from Rockefeller Center is the Times Square. We will look at the exteriors of a few Broadway theaters as well as Shubert Alley, and finish at the center of all the signage.

About this experience
What's included
  • Real-time walking tour of Midtown with a professional New York guide
  • An interactive session where your local guide will tell you about the most famous buildings in the area
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed in your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • You can book this tour for $25 per screen or for $100 for a private session for up to 10 screens joining this tour from anywhere in the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot.
  • Since this tour involves walking to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
Meet your Host
Stan O'Connor

I am a licensed guide in New York City, a certified member of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC), and a member of the IATDG. My goal is to give entertaining, fun tours of New York City while imparting historic, scientific, architectural, natural, and other information during each tour.

From USD 25 / Screen
Important Information
  • Refundable : Yes
  • Can be canceled up to 24 hrs before the scheduled time
  • Date is based on the local time zone of the experience host
  • Since the activity is conducted outdoors, it may need to be rescheduled in case of poor weather conditions