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Discover Midtown Manhattan: The #1 Tour, From Grand Central Terminal to the New York Public Library
Hello GuruWalkers! We are Ala Tours. We were born in Bogota, Colombia and our team has been living in New York City for several years as well as traveling around the world getting to know different places that we have fallen in love with. New Yorkers say that we transmit the energy of the city more local than they do, because of our love and knowledge about this great city. We have visited close to 50 countries and from each of them we learned something new. Our goal is to discover the culture, architecture, art and customs of each new destination we visit. Likewise, we love to share experiences, so we will be happy to share with you everything we know about NYC, so you can take with you an unforgettable experience. We are waiting for you! Att Sebastian and Esteban your guides
- We only receive in dollars, not any other currency.
- It is recommended to confirm attendance 24 hours in advance or otherwise it is considered NO SHOW.
- We recommend looking at the minimum attendance policies, we cannot operate with one or two people, we have a minimum of 5 people to take the tour.
- We do not accept bank transfers such as Paypal, Paxum, Zelle or others.
- The contribution is based on the New York City Tourism Law (Visitors and Sightseeing). For guided tours, the guide is usually given a minimum of $20 as a suggested contribution, which is equivalent to one hour of work in New York City.
Welcome to New York City, the capital of the world! On this exciting walking tour, we invite you to explore iconic Midtown Manhattan and discover historic and unique places that have left an indelible mark on history.
We will begin our tour at the impressive Grand Central Terminal, a historical monument that has witnessed countless trips and adventures over time. We will discover the fascinating history behind this majestic building and its importance for the city.
Next, we will head to the United Nations Headquarters, an iconic location that hosts international meetings and negotiations. Here we will learn about the importance of diplomacy and the crucial role this organization plays on the world stage.
We will continue our walk admiring the beauty of the Hidden Interior Garden, an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the bustle of the city.
Finally, we will conclude our tour at the New York Public Library, an imposing building full of knowledge and wisdom. Here we will learn about its rich cultural legacy and its role as a center of research and learning.
This tour is a dream come true for lovers of history and architecture. Join Ala Tours and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Midtown Manhattan as we discover all these iconic places like you've never experienced before. Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the city that never sleeps!
NOTE: Please let us know if you cannot attend the tour at least 2 hours in advance by canceling on the Guruwalk platform.
THESE ARE SMALL GROUPS AND VERY OFTEN WE HAVE TO TRAVEL FAR TO FIND OUT THAT NO ONE SHOWS UP ON THE TOUR.
City tour + History = Perfect plan!
Join us on this tour to Midtown:
Grand Central Terminal: This iconic building is not only a train station, but a symbol of the city. Built in 1913, it features impressive architecture, with its famous vaulted and constellated ceiling. In addition to travel history, the terminal is home to shops and restaurants that fuse old and new.
United Nations Headquarters: Here, at the heart of global diplomacy, we will explore how the UN has worked to maintain peace and resolve global conflicts since its creation in 1945. From the General Assembly Hall to the iconic sculpture "No More Wars", each corner tells a unique story.
Hidden Interior Garden: In Tudor City, a quiet and green corner awaits us. This garden is like an oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle, offering a perfect escape for those seeking peace and serenity in the middle of the bustling city.
New York Public Library: This impressive marble building houses treasures of knowledge. Founded in 1895, the library houses millions of books and documents, including rare manuscripts and maps. We'll discover how it has evolved since its inauguration and its vital role as a source of information for generations of New Yorkers.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St,...Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
I will be at Grand Central in the main lounge in front of the information booth near the Grand Central clock. We will leave you a message first so you can find us!!!
1Outside visitgrand central terminal
2Outside visitChrysler Building
3Outside visitUnited Nations Headquarters
4Outside visitTudor City Bridge
5Outside visit220 East 42nd Street
6Outside visitNew York Public Library
7Outside visitStavros Niarchos Foundation Library
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).
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