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Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour

Tour

Summary

Explore the world-renowned architecture of New York City's Midtown.

View hidden gems like the interior the Chrysler Building and discover the secret stories behind their construction.

Learn about the prominent architectural styles of the 20th century.

This tour will feature viewing the major monuments of 20th-century American architecture and exploring the history of communities in the Midtown area. We will also view the interiors of some of these monuments. Highlights include: the hidden residential enclave Tudor City, the United Nations Building, the Chanin Building, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, Carrère and Hastings' New York Public Library and the Daily News Building.

Details

$35 per person

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am April 1 through October 31 & Tuesdays at 11am November, December, and March.

3 hours [1 MI/ 1.5KM]

Meeting Place: Across the street from United Nations building [on the Northwest corner of 42nd Street and 1st Avenue near Ralph Bunche Park]

End Point: Bryant Park

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This tour is not wheelchair-accessible. Please contact us for further information.

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Reviews

"... our tour guide was fantastic. Lots of great info and highly recommend doing it. Very easy walk with beautiful buildings every where." --dab828, LaGrange, NY

"Great experience to see and learn a bit more about the buildings you normally only are passing by. We had a fantastic tour guide ... who really made this 3 h tour to one of the high lights during our 5 day long visit in NY. Highly recommended!" --anna2016257, Gothenburg, Sweden

"This was a fabulous tour and one of the highlights of our trip to NY. It is, in my view, exactly what a walking tour should be - the right balance of walking and lots of information. This tour was crammed full of sights and information with plenty of time at each stop to absorb the building.
The guide ... was engaging and very passionate about her tour. We really felt like we were delving beneath the surface of the city a bit more. Our group size was great about 12 people so we were able to keep together. Be aware that you will be on your feet for most of the tour and you will walk from 1st avenue to 8th. Comfortable shoes, lots of water. Highly recommended" --pugdoggy5, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Reviews

"We recently took the Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour with [a Tour Guide] from Inside Out Tours. It was a fascinating way to see some of the key buildings in midtown, NY, and we saw a lot of buildings and learnt historical facts we would not have known otherwise. [The Tour Guide] was extremely knowledgeable and overall it was one the best ways we saw New York." --zoe w, Cambridge, United Kingdom

"I had a fantastic time on this tour yesterday! Although I have lived in Manhattan for 20 years, this tour revealed parts of the city that I had no idea existed or have only seen as background shots in films. The guide, ..., put everyone at ease with her friendly demeanor and obvious enthusiasm for the beautiful, quirky, and often poignant, historical details of the sites we visited. So pleased with the value and quality of service. I am not particularly informed about architecture and was surprised that the she was able to deliver so much information in such an entertaining format. Her ability to improvise when the hectic city intruded was superb. Looking forward to checking out of this company's tours soon!" --sixtythirdstreet, NY, New York

"... our tour guide was fantastic. Lots of great info and highly recommend doing it. Very easy walk with beautiful buildings every where." --dab828, LaGrange, NY

"Our guide ... was very informative and knew the area well. She was very interesting and was bright, cheery and helpful. She was accommodating to everyone's needs, listened and responded appropriately. [The Tour Guide] knew this area well and at the end of the tour offered advice for directions and NY tips. We have used Inside Out Tours twice now and would recommend them to anyone who wants to know a mix of history and information regarding the Manhattan areas." --jennykilby, Australia

"This was a fabulous tour and one of the highlights of our trip to NY. It is, in my view, exactly what a walking tour should be - the right balance of walking and lots of information. This tour was crammed full of sights and information with plenty of time at each stop to absorb the building.
The guide ... was engaging and very passionate about her tour. We really felt like we were delving beneath the surface of the city a bit more. Our group size was great about 12 people so we were able to keep together. Be aware that you will be on your feet for most of the tour and you will walk from 1st avenue to 8th. Comfortable shoes, lots of water. Highly recommended" --pugdoggy5, Liverpool, United Kingdom

"Great experience to see and learn a bit more about the buildings you normally only are passing by. We had a fantastic tour guide ... who really made this 3 h tour to one of the high lights during our 5 day long visit in NY. Highly recommended!" --anna2016257, Gothenburg, Sweden

Getting Here

Subway Options: 4, 5, 6, 7, or S to Grand Central Terminal and Walk Over