New York City

Central Park Walking Tour

New York, United States
Central Park Walking Tour

From $44.20

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


Central Park is one of New York City's star attractions. Rather than wandering through it alone, you'll have a far richer experience in the company of a guide who knows it well. In a small group, follow your guide through the park on a walking tour that covers the history, structures, plants, animals, and movies associated with the park.
  • Uncover the secrets of Central Park: A richer experience than visiting alone
  • Small-group tour (maximum 12): Ensures a more personal experience
  • Stroll through Central Park in the company of someone who knows it well
  • Get insights into local history and culture from your guide

What's Included

  • Guide

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

      7TH AVE &, Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA

      We will meet precisely at the starting hour, just inside the park at 7th Avenue and 59th Street. To find us, take the A, B, C, D or 1 trains to Columbus Circle or the N, R, Q or W to the 57th Street stop.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Central Park

    2 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Traveler Tips

    Highly recommended for anyone looking for a guided tour in Central Park!
    Highly recommend this tour even for those of you who have been to the park many times (as I have) without a guide.
    Highly recommend this tour even for those of you who have been to the park many times (as I have) without a guide.
    Highly recommend this tour even for those of you who have been to the park many times (as I have) without a guide.
    I recommend this tour for a good overview of the park and backstory, along with local insight into the park and it's history.


    562 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Micheal was very...
    Roxanne_F, Sep 2023
    Micheal was very knowledgeable and quite entertaining. We learned some interesting facts about the Park and Manhattan. Exceeded our expectations! Thank you Micheal!!
    Varied sights and sounds. Was overall hoping for a quieter walking experience, not the fault of Viator tour of course
    monica_g, Sep 2023
    Strawberry Fields garden, carousel, Bethesda Terrace and fountain. Seeing local performers was interesting, but much too loud for my tastes. Some of the performers was better than others. I found the sidewalk food vendors distracting.
    Great tour
    clairebarker1982, Sep 2023
    Michael was informative and knowledgeable of the park. Such a great tour learnt so much. Thanks again
    meadows family tour
    Dennis_M, Sep 2023
    Tour guide Michael Hunt did a great job. He was very knowledgeable about the park and its history. Would definitely recommend.
    Great Day!
    Kathy_T, Sep 2023
    Great day to spend in NYC. Learned so much about Central Park. This is the second time I have taken this tour and there was more to appreciate the beauty of CP.
    Full of knowledge tour!!
    Delta_M, Sep 2023
    Absolutely greatly! I am in love with the Mother Nature and we had the best guide. The experience with Michael hunt was wonderful!
    Awesome Tour Experience!
    Curt_C, Sep 2023
    Michael was an excellent tour guide! Our group had a great time engaging and learning from him as they toured Central Park.
    Best guide!
    dawn_t, Sep 2023
    Great guide. So knowledgeable ! We loved learning about the history the wildlife and the background of the park. Thanks for guiding us thru the weather!
    Michael, our Tour Guide,...
    CharlesDavey_C, Sep 2023
    Michael, our Tour Guide, is The Best. Do not book with anyone else. Such a wealth of historical knowledge from Michael. Central Park came alive. And, Michael took photos of each of us and sent via e-mail. Great Day and Great Tour! C. Davey Castleberry
    Awesome tour
    gaurav_m, Sep 2023
    It was amazing experience to know so much about Central Park tower. Lot of history attached to the park. We loved going around the water bodies and plants story to go around
    A Memorable Morning with Michael
    Ahsan_M, Sep 2023
    Do yourself a favor and enjoy a couple of hours in Central Park, the crown jewel of NYC, with Michael. Michael is the Anthony Bourdain of walking tour guides. He is extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and like Bourdain, will leave you with a newfound sense of appreciation for travel and seeing new things. Michael's commentary is wide in its range - local history, horticulture, politics, to name a few examples - and will interest a diverse range of walkers. He is also a terrific photographer and will probably take a much better photograph than you, so please consider leaving most of the photography to him. Michael also expertly and respectfully dealt with an extremely obnoxious group on my tour and prevented them from ruining the tour for the others. A sign of a consummate professional and one who you will not regret spending a couple of hour in beautiful Central Park with.
    Central Park Walking Tour with Michael
    Greg_S, Aug 2023
    What a fun morning! We loved spending the time walking through the park with Michael and learning all about the construction and design of the park. He sprinkled in celebrity gossip, crime stories and even local politics. It was not too fast for me and my husband to keep up. We saw Chess and Checkers, Bethesda Angel, the boathouse, Wagner Cove, Cherry Hill, Bowman Bridge and Strawberry Fields. We got our steps in but he made a point to find seats while he talked at certain points. Would highly recommend!
    Great NYC activity
    Andrea_A, Aug 2023
    Our guide, Michael Hunt, was very knowledgeable and interesting. The tour was expansive and fun. It was great to learn more about Central Park.
    Great experience, I learned a lot
    Meir_S, Aug 2023
    Michael knowledge and passion for the history of the park, and nature comes across during this tour. I would definitely recommend this tour.
    Best tour of Central Park
    Beryl_D, Aug 2023
    Michael, the guide, really loves Central Park and this really came across. He was also very knowledgeable and entertaining and showed a good range of areas and surroundings.
    First visit to New York & Central Park
    Darlene_T, Aug 2023
    Michael is a very personable, interesting and informative guide. We were fortunate to have a smallish group and perfect weather for exploring Central Park. Michael geared our tour to the guests’ ages and interests. The walking tour was at a comfortable pace with short rest breaks and time for questions. We saw many points of interest in the southern half of Central Park.
    Outstanding guide
    Terry_E, Aug 2023
    He brought the park to life for us. Highly recommend this tour and especially this specific tour guide
    Central Park tour July 28, 2023
    Patti_G, Aug 2023
    Our Central Park tour was very enjoyable and informative. Michael gave us details about the park's history and development. Intricate details were explained, such as the meaning of certain pillars and archways of the bridges. Buildings surrounding the park were explained. He walked at a pace comfortable for everyone in our group. Being in a small group tour (12 people) allowed for a more personal experience. We would definetely recommend the walking tour by Michael L Hunt. You can find him at a his own website too. Much more informational than taking the pedal cab.
    Enjoyed Central Park Journey
    Elisa_D, Jul 2023
    Michael took us on an enjoyable and informative journey through Central Park. I learned so much about the structures, landscape, and statues. He mixed a ton of fun facts into the trip. I loved his sense of humor and hearing his personal experiences as a New Yorker. It was a fabulous way to spend a morning in NYC!
    Fun in the park
    Athena_B, Jul 2023
    This was my favorite tour of the trip! This tour gives you an insight into history of the city you would not get anywhere else. Michael did a super job with his knowledge of the history as well as his sense of humor. Had a terrific time!

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