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“The Best Tour in NYC”

Broadway Up Close Walking Tours
Ranked #14 of 642 Tours in New York City
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Owner description: Have you ever wanted to know which Broadway theaters are haunted? Are you curious to know what a Broadway "swing" is? Have you ever heard about the ghost light? If so, then this tour is just for you! "The Great White Way" has always been a world full of mystery, tradition, history and spectacle. Now, you too can learn all there is to know about Broadway on our two hour tour. All of our guides are working theatre professionals and will share stories and anecdotes from Broadway!
Reviewed 3 February 2012

In January 2012 we visited NYC for my 50th birthday. We managed to pack in 5 shows within 5 days; Book of Mormon, Other Dessert Cities, Anything Goes ....). We spent one morning with Tim Dolan the founder of "Broadway Up Close". This is was one of the best tours I have taken in a long time. Tim was very informative and passionate about Broadway and he made it all come alive. If you are interested in theater and have a passion for Broadway this tour is not to be missed. As a "Tapper" Tim knew all the facets of the the theater business - he illuminates both sides of the stage lights. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed 23 January 2012

A fantastic tour from a brilliant tour guide. Tim is not someone who has learned a bunch of facts then repeats them 'parrot fashion'. He is a working actor sharing his love and passion!! He knows his stuff ;) He will tell you about the history of the theatres and some incredibly interesting tales about the people who have owned, restored and worked in them, all whilst showing you the most beautiful buildings. The time flies by - even in the freezing cold! I would urge anyone to take this tour - you will not be dissappointed!! It was one of the highlights of our visit. Thanks Tim xxx

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Reviewed 12 January 2012

What a wonderful way to learn about Broadway in the Big Apple!! My daughter and I took this tour while she was home from her college break, and this tour seemed a perfect way to spend mother-daughter time together. Tim, our fantastic tour guide, was friendly, witty and wonderfully charismatic while sharing lots of fun facts, history, anecdotes and a ghost story or two. Tim's passionate, expansive knowledge of the theater world - both on stage and off - certainly makes for one of the best NYC walking tours. This is a tour which every New Yorker or tourist, theater and non-theater goer should not miss and is for anyone who enjoys any aspect of theater or who just wants to learn more about the Great White Way. Absolutely worth the time and price of your ticket - one of the best acts on Broadway! Wish there was an Act II.
Thanks Tim and Broadway Up Close Walking Tours!

2  Thank Miriam W
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

This tour was fascinating, I thought I knew Broadway, but I learned so much more. There is so much history about Broadway that just made this tour the best ever…It is a must do on your next trip to New York City!!!!

1  Thank girlscookin
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

I took a trip to New York City with my Mom to experience the sights and sounds of Broadway. We discovered this tour and Trip Advisor and, because I love theatre history and buildings so much, we decided to take the tour. We lucked out , since the weather was beautiful for Decemeber!

Tim, our tour guide, knows his stuff! He had so mant interesting stories about the theatres and history of the industry in New York City. I love hearing the many ghost stoires and the many crazy characters who graced the stage in New York. Tim was very sweet and enthusiastic about theatre. It was fun talking about out favorite shows!
I highly recommend this tour to everyone!

1  Thank Rachel K
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