What you'll do
Stroll through the heart of New York to admire its classic architecture, stop by the most iconic sights and wander through its bustling streets and parks.
Your local will design a bespoke and unique route for you which will include strolling past New York icons like the Library and Grand Central Station, the Empire State Building, and the Chrysler Building, as well as along Fifth Avenue where you can browse the most famous stores and through the bright lights of Times Square.
Your local will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other areas of New York that you’ll love and revealing hidden gems along the way.
* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
What's Not Included
* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs
* Gratuities (optional)
Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.
Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
* Discover the real New York with a local and explore Midtown Manhattan
* See the most famous and iconic NY sights through a local lens
* Visit the area’s highlights like Times Square and stroll along Fifth Avenue to admire the architecture
* Stroll along a bespoke route that your local has created for you
* Discover the main attractions, as well as the hidden gems, tucked away just around the corner from these famous spots
* Skip the tourist traps with a local by your side who will navigate and share unique stories with you along the way
* Get tips and tricks for other places and hidden gems to visit in the city
Explore Midtown Manhattan | New YorkReview by: Patricia H
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I have just returned to the UK from a 2 week business trip to the States. Starting in San Francisco then on to Chicago and finally New York. The 1st two destinations my feet didn't touch the ground but I found myself with a bit of spare time in New York. I've never been before and I was travelling alone and, because we are just opening a new office in NY, I had no work colleagues to meet up with either. I thought it would be a good idea to find a local tour guide as I found myself with a completely free Sunday. I Google'd (as you do) and City Unscripted came up. With little hope of getting anything (it was Saturday afternoon) I emailed the contact. I received a very quick response. They were very honest in saying that it was very late notice but they would see if any of the NY guides were available. I was very fortunate to then receive confirmation that Denise was available for a 3 hour walking tour on the Sunday. A few questions are asked about you and what you would like to see and do and also your preferences. I was very clear that I wanted to do an architecture tour (I love art deco and was really keen to see all the 1920's and 1930's buildings in the city). Denise was amazing as this is a passion of hers as well. She took me on an amazing walking tour of the best buildings, most of which I would never have thought to visit without her inside knowledge. We did some of the absolute musts such as Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building but she also showed me some total gems. The Fred French building was, I think, my favourite and a must see if you love Art Deco buildings. Denise's knowledge was fantastic. She helped me to understand so much more about this amazing city. We were too late to get into the Library but I returned the following day and that, too, was a great treat. Whilst walking to a meeting I also got to see the iconic Flat Iron Building. Having the tour with Denise gave me the confidence to have a wander around on my own. Despite some great tips on how to navigate the grid system I still kept turning right instead of left but my sense of direction has always been appalling! To sum up, this was a brilliant way to see NY and I would definitely recommend City Unscripted based on my personal experience.