Private Walking Tour of New York
Taking a private walking tour of New York is a good way to see a lot within a relatively short time. As you pass both well and lesser known sights, the licensed New York City tour guide will tell you everything about life in the city, and some of its vibrant history. Let the guide surprise you, or tell her exactly what you would like to see and she will put together your personal experience.
What can you expect?
This tour will be given by Mirjam. She has lived and worked in New York for 22 years and knows all the ins, outs and goings on. I know her personally, and can guarantee that she will give you a great tour. You will get to know more about life as a local in New York, the favourite hotspots and of course, the history of The Big Apple. It is especially ideal to take this Private Walking Tour of New York on one of the first days of your stay, so you can get a little better acquainted with New York.
Do you have any specific wishes for your tour? Let Mirjam know in advance so she can plan the route accordingly. Below are a few examples of possible walking routes.
Little Italy, Chinatown and SoHo
Learn more about the Italian and Chinese influences in New York as you walk through Little Italy and Chinatown. While in Chinatown, taste some delicious dumplings or dim sum and continue on, with a full stomach, to your next destination: SoHo. Here, you’ll see impressive architecture and a wealth of attractive storefronts, galleries and restaurants in the neighbourhood. Moving on via my favourite neighbourhood, Greenwich Village, to Meatpacking District where you can enjoy views from High Line Park. This urban park, built on a disused 2,3 kilometre elevated train track, enables you to see New York from a different perspective. This tour ends at Hudson Yards, a new area under development, where the highest observation deck in the city is currently under construction.
Times Square is one of the most famous and impressive places in New York and therefore, a good starting point for your tour. You will head towards Downtown, passing, among other places, Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. After arriving on Broadway, you’ll see the striking, triangular Flatiron Building right in front of you. Via Fifth Avenue, you will then walk back up to see Bryant Park, the Public Library and, not to mention, the Empire State Building! Following a small detour to see inside the beautiful Grand Central Terminal, the tour will end on Fifth Avenue; by Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Do you like to shop? Then this is an ideal starting point for an afternoon of retail therapy!
During this tour Mirjam will tell you about some of the history of New York. After being collected at your hotel she will take you, by subway to TriBeCa: one of the most sought after neighbourhoods to live in New York. You’ll then continue on foot to Financial District. See the buildings around you getting higher and higher along the way. You will stop at Ground Zero where you will hear more about the events around 9/11 and the reconstruction of the area. Via the famous Charging Bull, you’ll continue to Battery Park, where you can wave to Lady Liberty in the distance. Then after taking the subway over to Brooklyn Bridge Park you will have an indescribably beautiful view of the city. The cherry on the cake: the walk back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge, where you can further enjoy the amazing skyline.
Within 48 hours of your booking you will receive a confirmation from Mirjam. After consulting with her, the meeting point, time and the plan for your tour will be agreed.
- Duration: 3 hours
- Departure point: TBC: for example, at your hotel in Manhattan
- Group size: Maximum of 8 people. More may be possible upon request, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Price: A fixed rate of £155 per tour for a group of 1 to 6 people and £199 per tour for a group of 7 or 8 people. When you’re making a booking, choose the amount of tours you want to book.