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405 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025, USAMeet at 100th Street and Central Park West ACROSS THE STREET from 405 Central Park West. Meet on the Central Park side of the street
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    Secrets and surprises abound! Get away from it all and immerse yourself in some of the most scenic, least-visited, and historical parts in the best Central Park walking tour in New York City, The tour is all above 100th Street and below 110th Street. "Secret Places of Central Park". The majestic 843 acre, man-made, 2.5 mile long park, set in the center of the largest city in the United States continues to astound. As a New Yorker or visitor, you might have seen the Lake and Bethesda Fountain, but this tour, the Secret Places of Central Park will take you to secret places that will surprise you with delight. This walking tour is conducted by a licensed New York City tour guide with 20 years experience. You will be amazed as you… • Explore the forest of the North Woods. • Visit the Secret Garden of the formal Conservatory Gardens • Hear about the history and see the grounds of a convent built on the site of Central Park • “Look out” for invaders as you stand high on fortresses from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 • Overlook the scenic vistas of the Harlem Meer • Tread the same ground that General George Washington rode on before he re-entered New York City • Stroll under awe-inspiring arches • Find peace and tranquility along the beautiful Loch and waterfalls You’ll learn the fascinating history of the park and gain an even greater appreciation for what the creators Frederick Law Olmstead, Calvert Vaux and commissioner, Andrew Haswell Green accomplished 160 years ago. You will understand how the park was designed. This tour is a must for all lovers of New York City and Central Park.
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    Departure Point
    405 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Tour Runs from 12:00PM-2:30PM
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    • Gratuities
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • NOTE:PLEASE GO TO "RevolutionaryToursNYC.com" FOR MORE TOUR DATES.
    • Tours go out in rain, snow and shine. There are no cancellations or rescheduling for rain or snow within 24 hours of the start of the tour.
    • The tour is approximately 3.5 miles and takes about 2.5 hours. You should be in good physical shape; there is uneven terrain, unpaved trails, rocks, some steep (but short) hills on dirt and mulch, uneven stairs and potentially slippery areas. It is essential that you dress appropriately and wear suitable shoes.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Some locations may not be open or accessible depending on weather conditions and/or park closings.
    • Visit Revolutionary Tours NYC site for additional later times/dates
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This tour was my absolute favorite thing I did during my trip to New York. Our tour guide, Bruce, was very funny, polite, incredibly patient, and had lots of wonderful information about the park and its history. I had no idea where to even begin exploring the park alone with my
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    Response from BruceR1496, Owner at Secret Places of Central Park
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thank you for your review and your recommendation. I'm so pleased that it was your favorite thing in New York. People are generally surprised by what they see in that part of Central Park and I'm glad that you were as well. I hope to see you and your daughter again on another tour. Thanks again, Bruce
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    Bruce was the tour guide. Very knowledgeable and shared a lot of history about Central Park. I was sooo glad I took the tour. Definitely a recommended tour for anyone visiting NYC or a native like myself.
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    Response from BruceR1496, Owner at Secret Places of Central Park
    Responded Nov. 24, 2019
    Thank you for taking the "Secret Places of Central Park" tour and your recommendation. It means a lot, especially coming from a native New Yorker! Bruce
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    We took this tour on Nov 2. Bruce is an excellent guide and a true enthusiast. This one of the most enjoyable tours I’ve ever been on in the city.
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    Response from BruceR1496, Owner at Secret Places of Central Park
    Responded Nov. 12, 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Secret Places of Central Park tour. I hope to see you on another tour soon. Bruce
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    We (My wife and I and our two best friends) booked the tour for Saturday afternoon. We have lived in NY our whole lives. We had NO IDEA really what Central Park had to offer.This tour given by Bruce was so much more than we would have ever expected. Bruce is not only very
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    Response from BruceR1496, Owner at Secret Places of Central Park
    Responded Nov. 5, 2019
    Hello John, I'm always pleased to find that people are surprised by the scenery and history on the Secret Places of Central Park tour, even people like you, your wife, and friends who have always been in New York. Thank you for your kind words. It's a great pleasure to have people like you on the tour. I appreciate you spreading the word about the tour and sharing the secret. Thanks again, Bruce
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this tour with my daughter as we wandered off the popular paved trails of the northern part of Central Park and into a wilderness that I had no idea existed. I am from Austin, TX and had no idea before this visit that Central Park is a man-made creation born
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    lkaplow320
    Bethesda, Maryland
    3516
    How we became a nation-not to be missed
    I have never enjoyed a tour as much I as l did this one. Bruce was entertaining and very informative. He painted
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    becky s
    Kansas
    10
    Worth every penny & then some!
    I would take this tour again. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bruce was so engaging and passionate about
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    Rachelle
    51
    Favorite thing I did in New York!
    This tour was my absolute favorite thing I did during my trip to New York. Our tour guide, Bruce, was very funny,
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    YuTurner
    Derwood, Maryland
    914
    Great Tour!
    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Bruce. He is very knowledgeable and organized. If you like history, this
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    Mark J
    10
    Hamilton & Washington Tour: Top Rate!
    Despite the frigid and windy (though clear!) weather, tour leader Bruce Racond held my attention (and that of my
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    David Ross
    10
    BEST TOUR EVER
    We have gone on many walking tours over the years, and Bruce Racond’s was the most engaging, informative, and
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    Linda Segreto L
    11
    Hamilton & Washington in NYC:Secrets of the past
    If every history class were like this tour, kids would be crashing the gates to get in. Bruce is a gifted
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    marygnp
    Levittown, New York
    81
    A Must for Hamilton and History Buff!
    Although it was a brisk and windy day, we had the most amazing time on this tour. Bruce is an outstanding tour
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    Inge Zegwaard
    Oyster Bay, New York
    10
    Great way to see and learn about NYC, behind the scenes !!!
    Today I took my second tour with Bruce Racond, the very talented guide of Revolutionary Tours Inc. of NYC ! A
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    Lauren T
    10
    Lauren Tietz
    My husband and I took our twin 7th graders and 8th graded on this tour. We all loved it! Bruce, the tour guide,
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