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New York’s Transit System & Subway ArtGroup Tour

A fascinating walking tour covering the world-class art at four stations.
This experience is on request only. Please contact us for pricing.

Things to know

Duration:

2 hrs

Suitable for:

Arty Farty, Family, Friends, Looking for Local

Group Tour:

Small, intimate groups with a professional guide

Transport Mode:

Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.

Tickets:

No tickets included- travellers must purchase their own NYC MetroCard in advance

Other inclusions:

Local insight of New York's subway 
Gratuities optional
Meeting points: Subway entrance on the SW corner of Second Avenue and East 94th Street.

What makes this tour special

Discover four of New York City’s newest subway stations with the fun and fascinating art decorating them. The stations are unlike others in the City, and so is the art. 

The first subway train set off in 1904 from City Hall. Since then, the relationship between New York's subway and artwork has flourished. Initially, the art was mainly for functional and directional reasons, but art has now become an integrated part of subway platforms and mezzanines. 

Following the founding of the MTA Arts & Design public arts program in the 1980s, the subway has provided a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their work. Part of this $4.5-billion project was commissioning four world-class artists to create artworks that would enliven the new or renovated stations along the extended Q line. 

The art is not limited to the walls of the subway stations and passageways. If you are lucky, you will catch some performance art too. Musicians and puppeteers use the subway stations to entertain riders moving from one subway line to another line, and as a greeting to riders when they enter through the turnstiles. Other musicians use the subway platforms as a stage; and some even put on a show in the subway cars. 

Be sure to purchase your individual NYC MetroCard in advance!

What you'll see

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FAQ

QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@travelcurious.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
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