Learn about the 2030 SDG Agenda by visiting Grand Central Terminal, the United Nations and the New York Public Library

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Ala Tours
Registered on December 20, 2022

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

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Important information:

  • 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 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.


City tour + History = Perfect plan!

Join us on this tour to Midtown:

  • large central terminal
  • Chrysler Building
  • hidden indoor garden
  • United Nations Headquarters
  • Tudor City
  • New York Public Library

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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
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    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!!!

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    grand central terminal
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    Chrysler Building
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    United Nations Headquarters
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    Tudor City Bridge
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    Outside visit
    220 East 42nd Street
  • 6
    Outside visit
    New York Public Library
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Stavros 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).

Tour opinions

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Felipe 28 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Experiencia lamentable. Falta de puntualidad y una falta de de educación y saber estar del guía. Primer y último tour con esta empresa.
juan 26 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
No fue buena, el guía no tenía información de lo que estábamos viendo y no nos llevó a la biblioteca que estaba publicada en el tour. Fue como hacerlo solos
Gabriela 26 Sep 2023
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Le faltaba información y conocimiento. Nosotros hicimos varios tours en nuestros viajes por Europa también pero de otras empresas como sandemans, interviajes, buen día tours y civitatis. El tour de hoy fue el peor que compartimos y además se fue antes el guía porque tenía otro compromiso dijo y no llegó a terminar en la biblioteca. Lo peor es que el jueves próximo reservé otro con ustedes y no sé si voy a perder mi tiempo… que es lo más valioso en estos viajes de pocos días. Gracias. Gabriela.
Elena 26 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Decepcionados. El tour comenzó con spuntualidad pero no se nos avisó de que no había tiempo de ver la Biblioteca. Nos quedamos con las ganas de aprender más sobre Naciones Unidas y la agenda 2030 (preguntamos al final y nos dijo que allí había paneles que informaban). No hemos entrado al jardín, no ha explicado Tudor City. Muy decepcionados, no lo recomiendo
Francisco 25 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Muy interesante y guía profesional. Quizás en un día con mejor clima, el ritmo hubiera sido más ágil.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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