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NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
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NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour

By Untapped New York
Recommended by 96% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
More than 100 years old, Grand Central Terminal’s majestic Beaux-Arts architecture has made it a New York City icon—but it still has secrets to share. Join a native New Yorker and licensed guide on this fascinating walking tour that reveals the station’s hidden gems, from a concealed tennis court to a backwards ceiling. Numbers are capped at 15 travelers for a more personal experience with plenty of interaction.
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₹2,964.10
per adult
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₹2,964.10
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Hear the secrets of Grand Central Terminal, New York’s iconic train station
  • Off-the-path tour led by NYC native and licensed tour guide
  • Perfect for rail fans, history buffs, and lovers of architecture
  • Group is limited to 15 travelers, ensuring time for questions

  • Guided walking tour led by a local New Yorker
  • Ear pieces provided to each guests, ensuring everyone hears the guide perfectly, even from a distance
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA The tour starts in front of Track 29, inside Grand Central Terminal's main concourse. Your guide will be holding an "Untapped New York" sign.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26697P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is in English
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
  • We provide ear pieces to each participants so guests can hear the guides perfectly, even from a distance while maintaining social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour?
NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour is hosted by Untapped New York. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Untapped New York on Tripadvisor. Discover and book NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26697P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Grand Central Terminal
    89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
    The tour starts in front of Track 29, inside Grand Central Terminal's main concourse. Your guide will be holding an "Untapped New York" sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Grand Central Terminal
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Midtown
    MetLife Building
    Chrysler Building
  • 2
    Campbell Apartment
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Grand Central Market
    Graybar Electric Building (Graybar Rats)
  • 3
    New York City
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Manhattan Skyline
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Val C
Val C
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Great Experience
Was a great tour and would definitely take another tour with this company after this experience. Our tour guide, AJ
SDevada7659
SDevada7659
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A fun walk on the lower eastside
The tour was the Secrets of the Lower East side Tour and Tasting. For those who want to learn about the history of
Aleisa M
Aleisa M
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Rockefeller Center - it's an amazing complex!
This tour taught me a lot about the history of Rockefeller Center, which was quite impactful on the history of the
Aleisa M
Aleisa M
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Well Worth the Time!
I LOVED this tour. Mandy, the guide, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and patient. Part of the tour is above ground
Mary O
Mary O
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They didn’t turn yp
Arrived at allotted time, at agreed location but guide did not meet us. We telephoned to see where they were, had t
479meredithi
479meredithi
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Untapped New York tours are awsome!
I signed up for the Secrets of New Amsterdam tour on my birthday and had an amazing time. I found out about it bec
dmtks
dmtks
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Subways are amazing!
Knowledgeable, funny, well prepared, obviously loving what he is doing. Such a great tour! My husband is a life lon
Road565794
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We came, we saw, we thoroughly enjoyed the gilded age mansion tour.
Having an interest in history, the gilded age, and period architecture, I found it fascinating to combine the inter
marygwynned
marygwynned
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Old NYC history
Fun tour! Very knowledgeable tour guide who pointed out many interesting sights I would have never noticed.
9emmalynnb
9emmalynnb
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Engaging, fabulous tour with lots of stories and beautiful architecture
Wonderful tour!! Richard was engaging, knowledgeable, and truly passionate about the history of 5th Avenue. He expl
Al M
Al M
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Subway History... A Fun Class
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. He provided ear pieces for us so that we could easily hear him in t
kjrel
kjrel
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Secrets of the Lower East side tour and tasting
Amazing tour. Richard Soden is a wealth of knowledge and information. Always checking in to make sure he can answer
Chris J
Chris J
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We’ll organised trip
We’ll organised friendly and very informative Great way to spend a Saturday morning in New York Guides were very k
jillmM2888KX
jillmM2888KX
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Highly Recommend -- Great Tour for History Buffs, Subway Enthusiasts, & New Yorkers
Super interesting and fun tour -- thank you to our amazing tour guide, Ben! We lucked out with a small group which
Nadine S
Nadine S
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Excellent tour with knowledgeable guide! Highly recommended!
We were on a tour with a total of 8 people and enjoyed learning about so many interesting details of the NY subway
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mlea321
Boston, MA1 contribution
Jan 2023
My sister and I, who are native New Yorkers, did this tour. It was wonderful! Jonathan, our tour guide, was super knowledgeable and personable. We were a large group and he made it feel like a private tour (how does one memorize so many people's names so quickly???!!!!) We highly recommend this tour to anyone, tourist and native New Yorkers alike. The history of Grand Central Terminal is fascinating and had such an impact not only on the City but the rest of our country. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves not only New York but history in general!
Written 24 January 2023
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justinrivers
Thank you so much for this amazing review of our tour and of Jonathan! We are so lucky to work with him. We will also be share to share your review with him as well. Take good care!
Written 25 January 2023
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Tatiana M
New York City, NY12 contributions
Feb 2023
Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the Grand Central, and she made the tour both informative and fun.

She had a knack for pointing out interesting details and stories that made the city come alive for us. We learned about the architecture, and the people who have shaped its history.

Overall, I would highly recommend this walking city trip to anyone who wants to explore NYC.
Written 2 March 2023
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justinrivers
Tatiana, thank you so much for the high recommendation of our Secrets of Grand Central tour. We really appreciate it. Take good care!
Written 3 March 2023
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rjmjt
Toms River, NJ10 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Jonathan was a great guide. He remembered all 11 of our first names, which was a nice touch. Lots of historical background; very interesting! Tour ran 90 minutes, which was just right. Group was limited to 15 people which allowed us to all hear Jonathan and still stay socially distant, which was important to me.
I would have liked a map of the Terminal. I would have jotted some things down and would help me navigate Grand Central after the tour. (I had to ask for directions to go back to one of the places we visited.)
Written 11 March 2022
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justinrivers
Thank you for your feedback about the map. It's a great idea. Glad you enjoyed the tour though and your time with Jonathan at Grand Central Terminal. Be well!
Written 16 March 2022
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Brittany O
McLean, VA10 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
The tour was just ok. The group was fairly large (20ish), so it was difficult to hear the guide, and the earpieces provided didn't work well. It was longer than expected at 90 min, but also felt slow/long. On the upside, we learned a few cool details about the historic terminal and saw a few areas we would never have known existed.
Written 29 December 2022
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justinrivers
Hi Britney thanks for for leaving this review and we are very sorry you found the tour just ok. To be clear, we had three guides on assignment that day so your group size did not exceed 17 which is our max. We apologize about the earpiece it seems you were having signal crossover we were made aware of the problem and are correcting it immediately. Please reach out to us at tours@untappedcities.com so we can make the situation right. All our best!
Written 30 December 2022
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Dorette G
1 contribution
Jun 2022
I loved seeing the historical pictures of Grand Central. Our Tour Guide JR did a great job telling us about the beginnings and the history of the terminal. There truly were so many secrets and interesting facts I did not know! I highly recommend this tour - especially to anyone who like myself has spent a good part of their life commuting in and out of this station and never giving it a good hard look! It’s a beauty!
Written 8 June 2022
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justinrivers
Awesome review and my thanks for taking the time to leave it. Grand Central really is a beauty! Take good care.
Written 17 June 2022
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JP*
129 contributions
Good tour, focused on art, historical fun facts, & architecture. It would’ve been nice to have had earphones, sometimes difficult to hear tour guide with all the noise in the terminal. Tour guide used a lap top to show earlier historical pictures. 15 people in the group.
Written 24 October 2022
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justinrivers
Thank you for the amazing review and the feedback with the earphones. We are making strides to make sure all of our groups have listening assistance for all of ours tours in the future. Be well!
Written 24 October 2022
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Furrow
1 contribution
Dec 2022
This tour covered everything from the beginnings of this beautiful building to the small black dot on the ceiling. Good history and fun trivia. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and interacted with the entire group. Overall a fun afternoon.
Written 14 December 2022
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justinrivers
Awesome! So great to hear. I am so thrilled you had a fun afternoon with us at Grand Central Terminal. Please take good care.
Written 15 December 2022
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Deena W
5 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Our tour guide, John, was exceptional!!! Immediately learned and used our names making the tour personal and engaging. His mastery of the history of Grand Central Terminal was top notch and his delivery of the facts made it feel like a conversation instead of a rote lesson. I'd love to book any tour with Untapped (and John) after such a wonderful first experience. What other tours does he lead? Sign me up when I'm in town next!
Written 7 February 2023
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justinrivers
Wow thanks for this amazing review. John leads our Coffee Tour of Greenwich Village which is a ton of fun. Email us at tours@untappedcities.com and we can set it up for you if the dates line up with your neck visit. Be well!
Written 13 February 2023
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Copia W
25 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
I learned so much, saw so much, and got in some steps…this was a great experience!
I highly recommend this tour. The gal who led ours was Very Knowledgeable. We learned a ton of fascinating history in the process of touring the stunning building, and, when anyone asked a question, she knew every detail about any related topic that came up!m.
Bottom line? Take this tour.
Written 30 December 2022
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justinrivers
Thank you for this glowing review! We hope to see you again on another tour in the future. Happy New Year!
Written 31 December 2022
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KimKandRandyP
Chicago, IL24 contributions
Nov 2022
Our tour guide Richard shared his passion for the city and his love for Grand Central. We felt like we were taking a step back in time uncovering all that the gilded age had to offer. He took us through back passages and helped us understand the original vision for the station and how it has been transformed over the years. We were so grateful that this iconic structure was saved from the wrecking ball by preservationists. This building has stories to tell and we were delighted to hear them!
Written 8 November 2022
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justinrivers
Kim, I love the title of your review! Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with Richard!
Written 9 November 2022
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