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New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Millions of travelers pass through Grand Central Terminal, but most never discover the secrets of this Manhattan showpiece. This tour lifts the lid: spotlighting the origins and evolution of the beaux arts train station from its heyday to disrepair and restoration. Spot detail and design quirks; and hear stories of its past that will give you a deeper understanding of the building than you could get alone.
  • Discover the secrets of Grand Central Terminal on a small-group walking tour
  • Learn about detail and design features not obvious to untrained eyes
  • Uncover surprising gems and historical tales you may not experience otherwise
  • Enjoy a tour capped at 15 that's ideal for history and architecture buffs
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Guided walking tour led by a local New Yorker
Gratuities
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour is in English
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Untapped New York

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by New York City Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Tour.

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Not really interesting.
Joao_A
, May 2021
I just thought it was more like you could see more secret but is all just talking from the beginning to the end.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Joao, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are sorry to hear we didn't deliver on expectations, we are as disappointed as you must be! We aim to deliver the best experiences possible for all our guests and share the most surprising stories and places about Grand Central. We will connect with you by email so you can let us know what you think we could have done better. Thank you again
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Tour of GCT
Cyn_T
, Apr 2021
Very informative. The tour guide was very professional and knew his history. Nice group size (10 people)
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you so much!
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star-5
It is truly Grand !
Maureen_H
, Apr 2021
had a wonderful guide by the name of John. very interesting and informative. so many little secret nooks and crannies in the Terminal
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to have you join our tour
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Great Tour Guide
Luis_R
, Apr 2021
The guide was very knowledgeable and his hearing devices were spot on, he ensured to take care of all our questions.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you Luis!
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Grand Central Terminal - great winter outing day trip
Kate_F
, Jan 2021
Traveling through Grand Central has always been a via point to get to our main NYC destination. This was a great winter outing day trip with Grand Central Terminal as THE destination for the day. The tour guide did a great job highlighting the history and grandeur of the building (complete with photos), Jackie Kennedy’s preservation efforts which led to national landmark case law, and the Whispering Gallery, where you can stand in opposite corners of the space and talk to someone on the other side and only they can hear you because of the architectural design. The chandeliers and light fixtures could be a tour unto themselves! Great tour, thank you Viator.
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The Back Story of GCT
Elaine_W
, Jan 2021
Simply the history learned about he site was wonderful; our guide was very knowledgable abele enthusiastic
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Traveled through GCT 100s of times, a tour increased its appreciation 100%.
Jean_B
, Dec 2020
Appreciated learning not only about the terminal as a whole - but also smaller components of the building like the iconic clock faces, window walkways, whispering arches, celestial ceiling, chandeliers, etc. as well as its and the area’s history. I am now more alert to what is there when I pass through, actually try to stop and look.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you! Please let us know if there is anything we could have done in order to earn a fifth star! We hope to see you again soon
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Grand Central Secrets
eeisele3
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a great presentation. His own I interest in the information presented was obvious and contagious.
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Just ok
susancarlotto
, Feb 2020
A lot of looking at laminated pictures tour guide soft spoken On the positive the guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the need to preserve our pass
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HIGHLY Recommended!
stonehome
, Feb 2020
Fantastic tour - our guide, Justin, knows all of the ins and outs of Grand Central. Especially enjoyable if you have read Fiona Davis’ “The Masterpiece.” Highly recommended!
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