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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (New York Public Library Main Branch)
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (New York Public Library Main Branch)

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (New York Public Library Main Branch) Tours and Tickets

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Two stone lions guard the front of the main branch of the New York Public Library, an imposing Beaux Arts structure. Opulent interiors that feature carved oak, ceiling murals, and crystal chandeliers create a sumptuous setting for the millions of books and manuscripts that reside here.

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455 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10016
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both the Staten Island Ferry and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

New York City at Night Bus Tour

New York City at Night Bus Tour

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Experience New York, the ‘city that never sleeps,’ magically lit up after dark during this guided evening tour of the city by bus. Begin with a short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous High Line Park, then hop on a bus for a ride past illuminated landmarks like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the neighborhoods of SoHo and Chinatown, and take a short walk through Grand Central Terminal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Full-Day New York

Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket

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Take in all the highlights of New York City on this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour. Explore the Big Apple like a New Yorker, as you walk, ride the subway and take the Staten Island ferry. Visit Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more. Entrance to the One World Observatory is also included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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New York "Must See" Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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Experience the best of the Big Apple during this half-day tour of Manhattan with a group limited to 15 guests. Rather than trying to do it all yourself, let an experienced guide lead you through the vibrant streets, colorful neighborhoods, and historic landmarks on foot, subway, and ferry. Get the full New York City experience and see iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, and Wall Street.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Midtown Manhattan History & Architecture Semi-Private Walking Tour: Max 8 People
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Midtown Manhattan History & Architecture Semi-Private Walking Tour: Max 8 People

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New York City is home to some of the most important architectural and historical sites in the country, and can be an overwhelming destination to tour on your own. With this Midtown tour, take in the top landmarks with a guide in just hours. Enjoy the personal attention of a small group while exploring sites like Madison Square Park, the Flatiron, MetLife, and Empire State Buildings, and New York Public Library.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Superhero Walking Tour of New York

The Superhero Walking Tour of New York

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Visit the New York City film locations from major Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Batman’ and ‘Spider-Man,’ as well as real-life comic locations, on this guided, 2-hour superhero walking tour. Comic books and superheroes were invented in New York in the 1930s, and the city continues to influence the genre in modern-day comics and films. Visit landmarks like the New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, the Flatiron Building and Marvel’s headquarters on this exciting adventure.
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  • 2 hours
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New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour

New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour

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There are few places that feel more festive than New York during Christmastime. Soak up its holiday spirit on this New York sightseeing tour, including stops at the Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Snap photos in front of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, admire the festive window displays of Fifth Avenue stores, and browse stalls in the magical Bryant Park holiday market.
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  • 2 hours
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$27.74
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Art Deco and Architecture Tour in New York City with Local Expert Guide
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Art Deco and Architecture Tour in New York City with Local Expert Guide

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Explore the iconic highlights of Midtown Manhattan—and learn all about the city’s architecture and history of art deco design—on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide in the morning right outside of the Empire State Building, and begin with this New York highlight. Then, see Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building; admire the Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library; visit Central Park and Bryant Park; and more.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Midtown Manhattan History & Architecture Walking Tour - Private Tour
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Midtown Manhattan History & Architecture Walking Tour - Private Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$83.74
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Must-See Manhattan Tour with SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Ticket

Must-See Manhattan Tour with SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Ticket

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Explore Midtown Manhattan on this guided walking tour that includes a ticket to Summit One Vanderbilt, New York's newest way to see the city’s iconic skyline. The walking tour itinerary includes stops at Rockefeller Center, NBC Studios, 5th Avenue, the historic Grand Central Terminal, and more. Then, take in picturesque views 1,200 feet (366 meters) above the sidewalk from inside Summit One Vanderbilt.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Private New York City Christmas Walking Tour

Private New York City Christmas Walking Tour

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See Manhattan decked out for the holidays on a 2-hour private evening walking tour that takes you to locations including Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and along Fifth Avenue to see the elaborately decorated storefronts. Along the way, hear about the history of holiday events in New York City, including the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, from a private guide.
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  • 2 hours
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Fifth Avenue Hidden Secrets & History Tour
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Fifth Avenue Hidden Secrets & History Tour

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This two hour walking tour was developed in coordination with the Fifth Ave Association, who helped us create a unique blend of iconic attractions and hidden gems along one of the most storied streets in the world! Learn about the neighborhood's incredible history through storytelling. We take you inside famous landmarks and end with an exclusive access stop! What a great way to experience this world famous avenue!
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  • 2 hours
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Private New York City Midtown Landmarks Walking Tour

Private New York City Midtown Landmarks Walking Tour

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Avoid the stress of navigating New York’s crowded streets on your own on a walking tour through Midtown Manhattan. While the itinerary typically includes Grand Central, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square, and Bryant Park, the private tour allows you to customize the the day to your own interests. Leave knowing the secrets of New York's postcard-worthy landmarks and an inside perspective on the city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour
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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour

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Take in Manhattan's architectural landmarks—and discover how to best record them on camera—on this photography tour. Visit Times Square, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, and other attractions; and get direction on capturing perfect images and mastering light so you come away with crisp, well-composed shots you might never achieve independently. Ideal for avid photographers wanting to hone their art, or beginners seeking a great introduction.
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  • 3 hours
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New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

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Explore New York City at your own pace on a private tour that lets you customize your itinerary. Your personal guide helps you to craft your dream journey around NYC, making this trip a rewarding adventure for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Plus, while many tours have one driver/guide, on this trip you can choose a separate guide and driver so you can ensure your guide’s full attention.
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  • 6 hours
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NYC After-Dark Photography Tour
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NYC After-Dark Photography Tour

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Night is an exciting time to snap great photos of busy New York City, but if you don’t know the proper techniques, your photos might not come out right. This NYC after-dark photo tour is led by a professional photographer that teaches you how to use your flash and other camera features to capture the best pictures of some of the city’s biggest attractions.
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  • 2 hours
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Midtown Manhattan:

Midtown Manhattan: "Secret Societies" City Exploration Game

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Go on a magical walking tour in Midtown, Manhattan! Explore legends and history of some of Manhattan’s busiest streets. Follow clues and challenges to unlock secrets to tourist favorites like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, or to 6 ½ Avenue, which much like Harry Potter, is something only those special enough know to exist. Are you in to uncover the wonders of New York? Highlights: Visit the Oldest Magic Shop in New York City Discover the Secret ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Located Just Here in Midtown Visit Prime Locations like the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, NY Public Library and More Explore Some of the Best Kept Secrets and Urban Legends of NYC Learn More About Local Favorites Hidden Between Prime Midtown Landmarks The city game will take you about 1 hour to complete, but there’s no time limit which will allow you to go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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New York City Self-Guided Audio Tour

New York City Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Explore New York City at your convenience and pace with this self-guided audio tour that features commentary about popular attractions in and around the city. No need to download any apps; this guide is accessible both on and offline, and is available in multiple languages. Learn about the history, architecture, and other important facts about each site.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
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The Secrets of 42nd Street Private Tour

The Secrets of 42nd Street Private Tour

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Join us on this private, and not so traditional, Walking Tour of Midtown Manhattan along 42nd Street to discover all the great landmarks and famous attractions of the area. Although a tour around Midtown Manhattan doesn't really strike as an "off-the-beaten-path" itinerary, you will be surprised to find out that along 42nd Streets some of the most iconic attractions and landmarks actually hold secrets and hidden gems. From the interesting history of Times Square and the Theater District to Bryant Park and the Public Library finishing with a comprehensive Tour of Grand Central Terminal with a visit inside the historic train station. During the Tour, you will enjoy panoramic views over the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building for some great photo opportunities and you will discover, or re-discover, this area in a completely different way and under a new light.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)

Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)

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Become a New York VIP for the day during this half-day sightseeing tour, including a private guide and a chauffeur-driven vehicle. Explore the Big Apple by car and on foot as you visit attractions such as the Broadway Theater District, the stores of 5th Avenue, Central Park, the West Village, Wall Street, and much more.
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  • 4 hours
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Christmas in New York: Private Holiday History Tour

Christmas in New York: Private Holiday History Tour

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This is an expert led private tour to experience the magic, spectacle and spirit of the holiday season on an enchanted journey through the history of holiday traditions.  This first class tour of Christmas in New York takes you to the most spectacular seasonal sites in the heart of Manhattan and reveals the inspired stories behind them.  Get ready to enjoy the festive tales and stories behind time honored traditions that will bring the spectacle of the city to life for an unforgettable holiday treat. - Discover the history and secrets behind the many merry customs we associate with season. - Learn the magic behind Macy’s and uncover the miracles of 34th street. - Stroll by a popular ice rink through to a local holiday village market - Encounter the dazzling holiday displays along Fifth Avenue. - Delight in the magnificence of Rockefeller Center - Experience the true spirit of Christmas at St Patrick’s Cathedral. - Take iconic holiday pictures of your unforgettable experience
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  • 2 hours
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$132.00
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Self-Guided Walking Tour of Midtown Manhattan and Times Square

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Self-Guided Walking Tour of Midtown Manhattan and Times Square

Welcome to the bustling, beating heart of New York City: Midtown Manhattan. Featuring Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and more, this is the section of the Big Apple where everything happens. Take a GPS-guided walk through the most iconic sights in this neighborhood and get the history behind it all. If you want to see New York like it appears in the movies, this is the place to do it! Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This isn't an entrance ticket. Check covid rules & opening hours before your visit.
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  • 1 hour
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New York Midtown Tourist Scavenger Hunt

New York Midtown Tourist Scavenger Hunt

There are countless sightseeing tours of Midtown Manhattan, but only this scavenger hunt tour lets you explore the Big Apple through a series of engaging puzzles and challenges. On this smartphone-powered adventure, take in landmarks like Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral, a dozen locations from famous films, and iconic corners of the city like Times Square while working through New York City-themed clues.
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  • 3 hours
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New York City Architecture Walking Tour of East 42nd Street

New York City Architecture Walking Tour of East 42nd Street

This tour examines the architecture of 42nd Street from the early 1900's to today. Beaux Art, Art Deco, and Modern designs are explored and given context. It is designed for a variety of backgrounds from the causal observer to students of architecture. It takes place entirely outside in all four seasons, so dress for the weather. Admission to buildings that are not open to the general public like office buildings is not included as part of the tour ticket.
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