A Walk in Central Park: Private Tour

3 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $360 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

A Walk in Central Park: Private Tour

3 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $360 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

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      A Walk in Central Park: Private Tour

      New York, New York, USA
      From (USD) $360 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)
      • An epic landmark: Uncover the vision behind this verdant landscape, hear about the challenges of creating more than 800 acres of public space, and experience for yourself why this is one of the most celebrated and beloved parks on the planet.
      • Insider insights: On this in-depth exploration with a local expert, you grasp how the park has shaped the Big Apple and understand its contribution to the city today, as well as its evolving role in the future.
      • More than a guide: Even by GoBe standards, your tour leader is special. Known as "docents" (from the Latin for teacher), these Ph.D. and M.A.-level scholar-guides make the difference between seeing and understanding this seminal landscape.
      • Your group, your tour: This private experience lets you choose the departure time and customize a walk that's in step with your passions. You set the pace that works for your group, and even the itinerary and length of the tour are flexible.
      About This New York Tour

      Central Park is a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of the city. And that's exactly what Frederic Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux envisioned as they set about transforming a rocky and desolate piece of land into this masterpiece of urban design. Team up with GoBe to explore winding footpaths, rolling lawns, playing fields, glistening ponds, bridges, and monuments, all set against a backdrop of eye-popping skyline views.

      This is no typical walk in the park. In the company of an entertaining guide, you discover how Olmsted's vision was shaped not only by 19th-century notions of the picturesque but by a keen sense of civic responsibility. You’ll discuss obstacles the park has encountered, the decline that left it in a sad state of decay, and its transformation during the 1980 and 90s into a national treasure. (Kudos to the Central Park Conservancy for that makeover.)

      Exploring this green oasis, you feel how the park was designed to move and lift the human spirit. Olmsted described the ever-changing and seasonally shifting views as "passages of scenery." (No surprise the park has featured in hundreds of movies since 1908, when the first film, Romeo and Juliet, was shot there.) Immerse yourself in Olmstead's vision and savor the views as you stroll through a century and a half of fascinating heritage.

      Your private tour can focus on the park's southern quarter, home to highlights like the restored Victorian Dairy, the Chess and Checkers House, Wollman Rink, the Pond, and Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Or you can head north to check out such iconic sights as Belvedere Castle and Strawberry Fields, the touching tribute to John Lennon. Just follow your guide to what intrigues you along the winding footpaths.

      No GPS required

      In a massive park, that encompasses 843 acres and 58 miles of pathways, you might imagine yourself lost if you opt to explore by yourself after our tour. But no worries. The park's early 20th-century lamp posts provide an ingenious wayfinding tool. Look for the numbers on the base of each lamp post. The first two or three numbers indicate the closest cross street; the last number indicates the side of town you're closest to, odd for west, even for east. Genius!

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring money Bring money
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Choose your date and time very carefully. Only a portion of this tour is refundable from the time of booking; within 72 hours of operation, it is fully non-refundable.

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