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Architecture of New York

Take a stroll down one of the most famous main streets in America
$274 and up
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Tour Details
About the Tour
3 hours
New York
Photos & Highlights
  • Traverse 42nd Street from East to West
  • Led by an architecture or history expert
  • Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, and Times Square
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150 Reviews (4.86)

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I found Context Travel through Googling “boutique tours/private tours” while planning my NY trip. What initially peaked my interest was the small tour size and educational backgrounds of the tour guides. Booking online was very easy, your day of phone number staff were very responsive/helpful, and I appreciated the text message containing a link to a map with the exact meeting location. My tour guide was fantastic! Irina was very friendly, conversational, and extremely knowledgeable! It felt like I was exploring NY with a friend who just so happened to be an extremely well informed local. Tour was causal/relaxed unlike big group tours which can feel like herd migration. What could be improved is the confirmation process. I am not sure if I missed the confirmation email or it ended up in my junk inbox because I was unsure if my tour was confirmed until I called the office 2-3 days prior to. After that, I did receive a confirmation email/all additional communications.
Caroline was a great guide--full of information, but I think it would have been nice to go inside a few more of the stops (e.g., NY Public Library). If this is your first time visiting NY, I'm not sure that I'd recommend the Architecture Tour because the focus is too narrow.
Slow moving and too much detail. Couldn’t hear the guide most the tour.