Secrets of Grand Central Tour

Secrets of Grand Central Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the secrets of one of NYC’s most iconic buildings
  • Learn about the design flaw as large as Grand Central’s main concourse
  • Find one of NYC’s most elegant cocktail bars formally an office, a speakeasy and a jail
  • Peek into the entrance of the glass walkways
  • Locate Grand Central’s hidden tennis court
  • Decipher the hidden symbols of the family that built Grand Central
  • See what’s left of Grand Central’s lost movie theater
Make this tour private, schedule it anytime. Starts at $312

Guests Love This Tour!

  • Great experience with a very enthusiastic host! It was a lovely way to explore grand central station and I learned a lot

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    John is simply amazing and his shared knowledge of Grand Central should be made into a documentary!!!!

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    Gladys Helena
  • 5 star ratingAbsolutely the best way to see Grand Central Terminal! We really enjoyed taking this tour with John. His love for the terminal and it’s history was apparent through his enthusiasm and knowledge. We loved learning about all the beautiful and quirky things about GCT that make it such a wonderful place to visit. Any visit to NYC should include this tour beach add it holds such a special place in the history of the city. Ask for John DeSanto as your guide and you will see things that no one else gets to see!


    5 star ratingBest Tour of Grand Central The guide was very enthusiastic and clearly enjoyed what he was doing. We actually went overtime and everyone in the group was happy about it. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • People judged when I booked the tour at grand central but it was so worth it. Loved all the history and Ben was fantastic.

    Kayla Avatar

    Our tour guide John was so knowledgeable and nice! We loved discovering the hidden secrets and stories of Grand Central Terminal. I highly recommend.

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  • Excellent experience! Justin gave such a thorough presentation and knew so much about the history of Grand Central. We had an amazing time and look forward to going on another tour with Justin next time 🙂

    Marcel Avatar

    5 star ratingA fabulous adventure exploring Grand Central and Penn Stations and the NY Subway! I scheduled 2 private tours for my husband and our 13 year old grandson, the Secrets of Grand Central Station and The Remnants of Penn Station at 2 separate times on one day, both with Justin. Justin suggested it might be more fun for our grandson if we combined the tours and rode the subway to include the secrets of the NY Subway, usually offered as a separate tour. The resulting tour was fabulous! Justin's sensitivity to what our grandson would enjoy most was spot on, and his visuals brought it all to life. My husband and I were thrilled with Justin's attention to detail, his personable manner and genuine knowledge of and enthusiasm for his subject matter. Our grandson, a real train enthusiast, hasn't stopped talking about it yet, and neither have we. Justin combines all the perfect traits of a guide, and anyone able to schedule a tour with him will have a most memorable experience. His give aways at the end of pictures of Penn station before and after, etc. will be lasting mementoes of our wonderful experience. Untapped tours is amazing with its unique offerings, excellent guides and ease of scheduling.

  • Amazing tour! Spent a lovely day learning all about Grand Central. Would recommend the tour to anyone looking to learn more

    Kathryn Avatar

    Awesome tour! I’ve been walking through Grand Central for years, and now I have this immense knowledge of its history and architecture (and a few hidden gems!) to carry with me.

    Nick Avatar
  • 5 star ratingAwesome tour! My husband and I have lived in NYC for years and have traveled through Grand Central so many times, but we both learned so much on this tour! Our tour guide was awesome and so knowledgeable, so I can't recommend this tour enough.


    5 star ratingWonderful Tour We had a great time learning the history of Grand Central and its meaning to the City of New York in regards to landmarking historical places and the efforts to save Grand Central from ruin.

    Jen B
  • We had a great time learning the secrets and facts of the Grand Central. The whispering hall, the roof , the clock , eagles and so many more.

    Jayashree Avatar

    The tour was very interesting and our guide Mandy was very pleasant, accommodating and extremely knowledgeable. The overall experience was very nice. We’ll definitely take other tours. Thanks a lot for unforgettable experience!!

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  • “This was a great way to spend a Saturday and get to know NYC better - highly recommend for locals and tourists alike. Also a great COVID activity since Grand Central is quiet, it really gives you the space and opportunity to get some great photos and soak it in without commotion around you. Justin is a great storyteller and has really done his research on the history - highly recommend!”

    Cassandra Stockall

    This was a great way to spend a Saturday and get to know NYC better - highly recommend for locals and tourists alike. Also a great COVID activity since Grand Central is quiet, it really gives you the space and opportunity to get some great photos and soak it in without commotion around you. Justin is a great storyteller and has really done his research on the history - highly recommend!

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  • 5 star ratingLots of fun John was a great tour guide. Even though we’ve lived all our lives in NY, we all learned some interesting facts about Grand Central. He kept us all engaged and we really had a wonderful time. Thank you John!


    Chinatown, Little Italy and LES Tasting tour Loved the tour! Richard has so much knowledge and a very pleasing way of presenting it through personal experiences. I thought the pace was perfect and he found seating places too. For some people 3 hours may be too long, but personally I could have walked and listened all day. Thanks for having this tou

  • 5 star ratingTasty tour of 3 neighborhoods We just took a tour entitled “A Taste of New York: Food tour of Chinatown, Little Italy, and the LES” and it was excellent! Our guide Richard was extremely knowledgeable of the area and led a very well-paced, informative yet not overwhelming tour. Our food stops were very tasty and reflected the culture of the area with a modern take. It was a very enjoyable day and the 3 hours literally flew by. Highly recommend this one!!


    5 star ratingGCT - Did you know... I grew up in NYC and traveled to/thru GCT for many years. Still was able to learn quite a bit from this tour. Highly recommend it to both native New Yorkers and all visitors. Excellent historical tour


About This Tour:

Discover the many secrets of this New York City icon! Close to a million people pass through Grand Central Terminal every day, yet very few know the many stories and secrets which you will learn on this tour. On this unique walking tour you will discover the origins and history of the Beaux Arts train station, from its glittering glory days to disrepair and modern quests to save it. Our top rated tour guides will make you experience what most miss: its hidden features, design quirks, and much more. Whether you pass through it every day on your morning commute or stroll through the Grand Central for the first time, you are sure to leave having learned, seen, and experienced something new and extraordinary. This tour of Grand Central Terminal is great for history or architecture buffs alike.

Ear pieces are provided to each guests, ensuring everyone hears the guide perfectly, even from a distance!

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