Private New York: Times Square and Midtown Sites & Bites

3 hr

Midtown Manhattan is the center of it all with Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, and more. This is the neighborhood you think of when you think of New York City. Explore the neighborhood with our expert guides from Urban Adventures who will give you the inside scoop on all the major sights. You’ll learn everything about Times Square from its beginnings as a way station along old colonial roads to its brilliant...
Midtown Manhattan is the center of it all with Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, and more. This is the neighborhood you think of when you think of New York City. Explore the neighborhood with our expert guides from Urban Adventures who will give you the inside scoop on all the major sights. You’ll learn everything about Times Square from its beginnings as a way station along old colonial roads to its brilliant neon and theatrical present. You’ll see beautiful Rockefeller Center, its iconic skating rink, and amazing art work. You’ll also visit Grand Central Terminal, one of the busiest and most beautiful train stations in the world. And along the way we’ll feed you too! Our guides will take you into some of our favorite places to eat in the neighborhood where you will sample and snack your way through the afternoon on delicious foods from small local shops. Tastes will include iconic pizza, gourmet coffee, and dishes that highlight New York City’s vibrant food culture. Many of the places we’ll take you are really hidden away and while most visitors to New York City are stuck going to chain restaurants and Starbucks, the guests on our tour will get a real taste of New York City while seeing some of the world’s most famous buildings, theaters, and avenues.   Your NYC tour will start in Grand Central Terminal, the most historical transportation hub in the USA. We’ll explore the massive building and its incredible architecture. You’ll even take a hidden passage out to the street to avoid the crowds at the entrance — talk about a true secret insider’s tip!   Afterwards, we’ll head out through the skyscrapers of Midtown where you’ll uncover some short cuts, tunnels, and a few hyper-local spots for dining and shopping — places you definitely would have never found on your own! The neighbourhood might be filled with tourists and chain restaurants, but we’re here to help you discover the hidden local faves!   Of course, no tour of Midtown would be complete without seeing the bright lights of Broadway. Picture it: you’re standing right in the center of Times Square surrounded by flashing billboards, giant TV screens, and dozens of Broadway theaters, right in the midst of it all. Pretty epic feeling, right? While you’re soaking it all in, you’ll learn about the evolution of Broadway and how theater transformed Times Square from the middle of nowhere to one of the most famous destinations in the world. We’ll also point out the hidden façades, history, and Broadway stories you might not have otherwise discovered.  Plus, we’ll share our tips for snagging discount theater tickets and tell you about our favourite shows, as well as where to catch great off-Broadway shows.  By the end of this tour you’ll have some amazing photos in front of iconic buildings and landmarks, an insider’s local knowledge of the food and drinks scene, and the scoop on where to get discount theater tickets and catch great shows around the city.  (If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Times Square and Midtown Sights & Bites group tour.) This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
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Important Details

Highlights
  • See famous landmarks like grand central terminal, times square, rockefeller center, and more!
  • Discover hidden local food spots, retail shops, and a quiet oasis in the world’s busiest neighborhood
  • Get insider tips from your private guide on how to navigate times square, avoid scams, and get great deals on theater tickets
  • Taste delicious food made by local culinary artisans
  • Get the local scoop on new york city’s most famous neighborhood and inside info on the most famous sights in the city
  • Local impact: how you will help the local community by joining this tour:
  • In a neighborhood overwhelmed with big businesses and chains, your tour encourages and helps people find the local businesses that keep the city unique to keep money coming into the community.
  • On most days you will visit a non-profit church and spend money there to support their community, education, and outreach.
Included
  • Local english-speaking tour guide
  • Food samples.
Not Included
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide.
Departure Point
The clock in the center of the main concourse at Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street
Voucher Requirements

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 72 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.