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NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour

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NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Millions of travelers pass through Grand Central Terminal, but most never discover the secrets of this Manhattan showpiece. This tour lifts the lid: spotlighting the origins and evolution of the beaux arts train station from its heyday to disrepair and restoration. Spot detail and design quirks; and hear stories of its past that will give you a deeper understanding of the building than you could get alone.
  • Discover the secrets of Grand Central Terminal on a small-group walking tour
  • Learn about detail and design features not obvious to untrained eyes
  • Uncover surprising gems and historical tales you may not experience otherwise
  • Enjoy a tour capped at 15 that's ideal for history and architecture buffs
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Guided walking tour led by a local New Yorker
Gratuities

Departure Point

89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA

The tour starts in front of Track 29 inside Grand Central Terminal's main atrium

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour is in English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Untapped New York
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "We wish we could a little more behind the scenes, but it was worth taking it." See review

Reviews

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star-5
90 minutes well spent!
Margaret_B
, Jan 2022
We learned a lot about the history of the building and fun facts too! Glad We finally took the time to take this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
And we are so glad you joined us. My thanks for leaving the review. Be well!
star-4
There always new things to learn about places you've been to./
Holly_k
, Jan 2022
We visited the Grand Central Terminal. We had been there several before. But going with a tour you learn so much. We also went to places in the terminal that I had never seen before. Definitely worth going to.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Holly, I appreciate the review and so glad you feel the tour was worth doing. Grand Central has so many hidden gems and they are so much fun to discover. Be well!
star-5
Fast facts— new and old Central Station
Meghan_R
, Jan 2022
Mandy was very friendly and super knowledgeable! We loved all the new facts and past artifacts she’s been collecting throughout her time as a historian that she chose to tell us and update us on.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Mandy is one of the best! So happy you enjoyed your time with her at Grand Central. My thanks!
star-5
Grand time at Grand Central!
Clariece_t
, Jan 2022
Excellent tour. Our guide knew her stuff! Loved the history! Not a difficult walk. It definitely helped having hearing pieces.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear the tour was well received. Be well!
star-5
Grand Central on New Years Eve.
Jay_S
, Jan 2022
So much history. Beautiful art, architecture, and insider stories. John is an excellent tour guide. He made everything very exciting to our tour group.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Jay, thanks for joining us and glad you enjoyed your experience with John. Happy New Year!
star-4
Learned a lot!
Olivia_E
, Dec 2021
The tour guide we had was very sweet and taught us a lot about the history of Grand Central! Would reccomend.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
My thanks for joining us and glad you learned more about Grand Central Terminal. Be well!
star-5
AJ was great. Very...
Amy_V
, Dec 2021
AJ was great. Very knowledgeable and he made it interesting. Answered lots of our Questions. And made the tour very fun.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Amy, so many thanks for your review. I forwarded it along to AJ who will be over-the-moon. Glad you joined us.
star-5
Behind the scenes of Grand Central
Jeffrey_B
, Dec 2021
The fascinating history of New York railroading from the early 1900’s. Loved the architecture that remains today and the story behind it.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Jeffrey I thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We hope you'll join us again!
star-5
Our tour guide was very...
Heather_T
, Dec 2021
Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. I enjoyed the stories of the past and the small details of remembrance. I would absolutely take this tour again
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
My thanks for the review Heather! So happy to hear you would take the tour again. Be well!
star-5
Inside look at Grand Central
sheila_e
, Dec 2021
my husband and I loved this tour! TONS of interesting insider-only tidbits. Very interesting and worthwhile
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you Sheila for your review of your experience at Grand Central Terminal with us. Be well!

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