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Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour provided by New York Tours by Gary

Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour

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C$221.21
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-08-27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour
The Subway system for the first time in its history is NOT 24 hours due to a system wide shut down for cleaning every night. Even with this, it is still a public space. For now, the tour is a small group tour, it can only be done during the off peak times.
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Updated 20-08-27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Centre St
    1 Centre St, New York, NY 10007, USA
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  • 1
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    New York City Subway
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Times Square
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Astor Place
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Grand Central Terminal
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Grand Central Terminal
    89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Centre St, New York, NY 10007, USA
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
Inclusions
  • Professional local guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (the cost of one subway ride)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Brooklyn Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - New York City Subway
  • Entry/Admission - Times Square
  • Entry/Admission - Astor Place
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Price shown is per group
  • A small amount of walking is involved and there are some stairs
  • Note: the tour does not enter tunnels, we only go to overlooked areas open to the public. We see the City Hall Station from the safety of a train.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
33Reviews
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Darrin L wrote a review Dec. 2019
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Gary was incredible!! I don’t know how he is able to keep such a depth of knowledge from memory. His tour was informative and super interesting. I’d definitely recommend him and this tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from nycmovieplace, Owner at Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour
Responded Dec. 19, 2019
Thank you for your kind words and I hope that you enjoyed the Campbell Bar.
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Robert Matsuoka wrote a review Oct. 2019
New York City, New York668 contributions1,259 helpful vote
Gary is a great storyteller and his knowledge of NYC and the subway system is impeccable. Re-kindled my love for the subways even after having lived here for more than two decades. The tour is long, so be prepared to exercise your standing muscles. But totally worth it if you
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Date of experience: October 2019
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margherndon wrote a review Jul. 2019
Dallas, Texas8 contributions2 helpful votes
I travel a lot and have taken many tours. I think this was the best I've ever taken. Gary was an amazing storyteller. He brought his ipad and used visuals to enhance his stories even more. He knows so many facts about NY history, people, and places. He is passionate about
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from nycmovieplace, Owner at Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour
Responded Aug. 4, 2019
You and your son where a pleasure to take on a tour. Any guide would be lucky to show you around. Thank you again.
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luvtogonj wrote a review Apr. 2019
NJ17 contributions6 helpful votes
I'm not sure what the rave reviews are about. We have the same tour guide. True Gary is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subway history in NY and shared very interesting facts. The tour starts at the Brooklyn Bridge. He shows the 115 year old subway tile and a
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from nycmovieplace, Owner at Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour
Responded Apr. 23, 2019
I am sorry that you did not appreciate the tour. But when did you take this tour? Was it a large group tour? If so then this review is not about the private tours offered here. The large group tour is sold else where and has nothing to do with the tours offered on Trip Advisor or Viator. Like I always say at the start of the group tour, "if you can't hear me - say something". I also say "if you don't understand me say something". Most people want the history, that is why I do it. Most people live here for years without ever knowing why the numbered lines have only 3 doors on each side. Hopefully you do now. Of course not everyone will be interested in how this all came together but I did have an 8 year old on the tour this past Sunday who was able to follow it. In the summer, the 100 plus years of history is done in an area upstairs where it is rather breezy. So the brutal aspects are avoided. The 3 murals, by the way, are not original to the system, no one has ever asked about them probably because they are not that interesting but they were done by local NYC school children.
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Mallory L wrote a review Mar. 2019
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Gary had great information on the history of the subway, and was able to answer questions I had as well.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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By: New York Tours by Gary
arondi9010
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Not what I expected but did enjoy it
Let me first get the bad out of the way. I traveled from Long Island. The tour states it starts at 10, we didn't
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502dorothym
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OUTSTANDING, FASCINATING, FUN! EXCELLENT GUIDE
I met Gary, a NYC-certified guide, at the City Hall subway station, next to the entry to the station, also next to
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ChicagoFred
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Excellent tour - would tour again with Gary in a heartbeat!
Gary gave us an insightful, historical, and entertaining tour of the Brooklyn Bridge. The stories and facts resona
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Bobby A
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I have been to Central Park many times before but this time… I learned that there was so much I didn’t really know
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Caliman63
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Gary is exceptional!
My wife and I did a 5 hour walking tour with Gary last Monday. Gary showed up promptly at our preset time at our h
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CanyonPeach
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Just what we were hoping for
I started chatting with Gary online a couple of months before our trip to NYC. We had a group of eight and a couple
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melbourne505
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Best personal tour guide in New York
Gary arranged a tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn and DUMBO for us on the 1st of January this year (sorry it ha
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amygL9098MN
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Brilliant and interesting tour
We have really enjoyed Gary's tour. We asked for a tour and history of the Subway but he didn't just cover this, bu
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Frankly2
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Exceeded Our Expectations
Gary takes great joy in sharing his wealth of knowledge of NYC. His contagious enthusiasm, witty presentation, and
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WC8882013
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Lively & Entertaining Tour by Life Long New Yorker with Great Knowledge & Humor!
Gary is born & raised in NYC & after a long career in media - has found his true calling doing what he does best -
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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