Explore Iconic Midtown Manhattan

5th Avenue strolling, Times Square and the Empire State of mind.

  • (1 review)
  • Private &
  • 3 hours
  •  From $62.50 USD per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

You’ll join one of our NYC hosts to explore the neighbourhood you’ve seen in the movies; of course we mean Midtown Manhattan. You’ll see the iconic skyscrapers and landmarks - hello Grand Central - but the twist is, it will be through the eyes of your host. They can’t wait to share with you what they love about the area, where they hang out, and what’s good to eat and drink. From Times Square to Rockefeller to the Empire State, there are more New York landmarks here per square metre than anywhere else in the city (probably, we haven’t had this fact independently verified…) and your host can’t wait to show them to you! If you were the kinda person to have a bucket list, bring it along because you’ll make some headway through the city’s top attractions with your host. But things will move at your pace, and whilst your host would love to take you to one of their favourite bakeries, delis or coffee shops along the way, if there’s too much to see you can just keep on moving!

Our Picks

  • Join one of our New York hosts to explore the electric, well-known Manhattan neighborhood and some hidden city gems

  • Visit the iconic 5th Avenue and walk through the bustling Times Square - or not, if that doesn’t sound like your vibe

  • Visit the Empire State Building and stop by Grand Central Station, or let us know which spots in particular you’ve been dreaming about visiting

  • Enjoy local-loved spots, off the beaten tourist path - there’s always a few hidden away somewhere

  • Get the scoop on what else there is to explore in NYC

Good to know

What’s included
  • A private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with your 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)
Cancellation Policy

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This experience’s reviews


5 average | 4 reviews

February 2018

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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.

Review by Patricia H

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