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Private Tour

Private Walking Architectural Tour of Chelsea, Hudson Yards, and Midtown

Explore the ever-evolving architecture of New York City with an expert guide.
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Things to know

Duration:

3 hrs

Suitable for:

Arty Farty, Family, Friends, History Buffs

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

No tickets required

Type of tour:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional
Meeting points: In the center of 14th Street Park

What makes this tour special

Since its founding 400 years ago New York City has been in a constant state of construction, with  the Big Apple’s iconic skyline evolving year-by-year. On your Private Architectural Tour, you will: 

A spectacular array of styles span distinct historical and cultural periods that include modern engineering masterpieces, Art Deco spires, and defining monuments to gleaming towers that earned NYC the nickname of “Skyscraper National Park.”Not all of New York City's 700,000 buildings touch the clouds, and on the fascinating Private Architectural Tour of NYC you will discover lesser-known structures too. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you will visit buildings and places that are transformative, or emblematic of an era or event in the city’s history. In each place, you will learn the backstories to the Big Apple’s pioneering architecture, the people, and the politics that made it happen.

Your first stop is Chelsea Market, formerly the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) factory, built in the 1890s but left derelict and a magnet for prostitution and criminal activity. Redevelopment was the brainchild of Irwin Cohen who opened Chelsea Market to the public in 1997. Next, walk the High Line, New York’s innovative community-operated public park built on an old elevated rail track. During this garden stroll, see first-hand an ambitious transformation of the dilapidated railway line to public space. In sharp contrast, your next stop is Hudson Yards - America’s largest private real estate development, and a super-engineered city-within-a-city. 

Finally, walk 34th Street, Manhattan’s stretch of notable buildings that include Macy's Herald Square, Javits Center, and the 102-story Art Deco Empire State Building, which was the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years. From here we will head to 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown to historic Grand Central Station, a building that provides a compelling insight into the formidable growth, and societal transformation, of one of the world’s most celebrated cities. 

What you'll see

Empire State Building
The building that defined an epoch, it stood as the world's tallest for over 40 years.
Grand Central Station
One of the USA's most famous landmarks, this historic transport hub made New York what it is today.
High Line
Innovative urban park on old train route

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
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 <team@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 <team@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@tourioicity.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 <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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