New York City

Midtown Manhattan Exclusive Tour with Skip the Line MoMA Entry

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Private Guided Walking Tour of Midtown Manhattan History and Architecture

From USD 126.14

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get the inside story on the architecture that defines Manhattan’s skyline with a private walking tour of Midtown—the bustling heart of New York City. From the Empire State Building and other iconic skyscrapers to functional landmarks like Grand Central Station and the New York Public Library, see many of the city’s most impressive historic buildings while learning about their history and the preservation efforts that keep them gleaming for future generations.
  • Admire many of Midtown Manhattan's most iconic buildings on a private tour
  • Learn about the architectural styles that define the Manhattan skyline
  • See the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, and Flatiron Building
  • Explore the history of New York's commercial and cultural center

What's Included

  • Private Walking Tour
  • Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You
  • Duration 2.5 Hours
  • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
  • Skip-the-line entry to the MoMA Museum will be UNGUIDED, you can explore on your own.
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
  • the MoMA Museum will be UNGUIDED, you can explore on your own.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 33 Madison Ave
    33 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA

    SW corner of Madison Avenue & East 26th St. In Madison Square Park.

Start time

10:30 am

End point

  • Theater District
    Theater District, New York, NY, USA

What To Expect

Flatiron Building

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Madison Square Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

MetLife Building

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

General Worth Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Marble Collegiate Church

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tin Pan Alley

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Empire State Building

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Morgan Library & Museum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Bryant Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Library Way

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

New York Public Library

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fifth Avenue

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chrysler Building

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Grand Central Terminal

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
  • the MoMA Museum will be UNGUIDED, you can explore on your own.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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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20 reviews
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Showing 1-9 of 20 reviews
A great tour thru midtown!
Todd_R, Dec 2022
My wife and I had a great time on this tour! Katherine did a wonderful job providing an immersive and informational history of many famous midtown landmarks!
A worthy tour to gain perspective context and orientation
John_G, Dec 2022
Good overview of not only architecture but the history and the story of the city and how it evolved. The guide - Jeff was articulate and well spoken and provided sufficient knowledge plus additional background. Guidance was also provided other tips and buildings which can be explored in our own time. Similar tours should also be offered in other areas of the city.
Great tour
Adrian_S, June 2022
Mark was fantastic. Really knows the city, the people, and the buildings. We had a fantastic time. Seems he has a story for each location. It really made our stay wonderful. I would hire him again in a minute. You should too
Where "The Gilded Age" Got Its Start
Larry_K, May 2022
Excellent tour by Mark of a historically important area, from Madison Square to Grand Central. And a good walk. Brings "The Gilded Age" to life.
Excellent tour
Melinda_A, May 2022
Robin Garr has a wealth of knowledge! She was interesting and personable. I count the tour with her as one of the best things I did on this trip. I highly recommend this tour to anyone and hope for your sake that she is your guide!
Highly recommend!
AnThu_N, Sept 2021
Robin was incredible. She was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about NYC. This isn’t just a job for her. We took the Midtown Manhattan History & Architecture tour which lasted almost 3 hours. We saw and learned so much! Highly recommend!
Definitely worth doing.
claire_e, July 2021
Robin Garr was extremely knowledge, not only about the specific things she showed us (which covered a lot of material), but in her ability to respond to other questions about the city. She loves history and loves NYC. Can highly recommend this tour!!!
Best guide ever!
KenEdh_J, June 2019
Mark, our guide, was absolutely wonderful! Well read, enthusiastic and a great storyteller, Mark could animate all the intricacies and wonders of the tour - magnificent. And take his advice and make sure to visit Rockefeller Center!
A Truly Memorable Experience
John_D, June 2019
We spent a marvelous several hours with our guide, Jose, covering all the architectural sites that mattered in midtown Manhattan. The man's knowledge was extensive but his enthusiasm for all things New York made it truly memorable. His insider's knowledge about what was worth seeing gave us a great appreciation for the history and beauty of this piece of the island.

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