Private 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
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Guests Love This Tour!

  • 5 star ratingVery interesting! We greatly enjoyed our tour. Our guide was very well-informed and engaging. We definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about the history of Grand Central Terminal
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    J J V
    5/29/2024
    5 star ratingVery interesting! We greatly enjoyed our tour. Our guide was very well-informed and engaging. We definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about the history of Grand Central Terminal
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    jjluvs10s
    5/29/2024
  • 5 star ratingVery enjoyable Great tour. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, a lot of interesting facts about Grand Central itself. I definitely recommend going on a weekday so that you can go to the oyster bar as well. Costs a bit more, but worth it.
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    MFB
    5/26/2024
    5 star ratingFantastic Behind the Scenes Tour of Grand Central.... History and Fun Absolutely amazing walking tour of Grand Central. Our guide, Richard, was fantastic. He knowledge of the history of both Grand Central and the Vanderbilt family was tremendous. He made it fun and interesting, plus was willing to stop to answer questions. The Tour did a great job of taking us different areas of the station, even the tennis courts - who knew!!! Highly recommend Untapped New York, if possible ask for Richard as your guide. And I understand he also does a fabulous tour of NYC Gilded Age.
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    artfulphoto
    5/21/2024
  • 5 star ratingCatch this train! This was a great look at easily-missed details of Grand Central station. Louis (Lewis?) had really done his homework and brought along photos of the station and surround from years gone by. Without giving away any secrets I can say you will learn a great deal.
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    L K
    5/19/2024
    5 star ratingCatch this train! This was a great look at easily-missed details of Grand Central station. Louis (Lewis?) had really done his homework and brought along photos of the station and surround from years gone by. Without giving away any secrets I can say you will learn a great deal.
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    LLKOttawa
    5/19/2024
  • 5 star ratingGreat tour of Grand Central Terminal What an amazing experience to explore the Grand Central Terminal with Laura. She was informed, funny and an expert in her subject. I appreciate the work she has put into her tour.
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    JDSfromPVR
    5/17/2024
    5 star ratingGreat tour of Grand Central Terminal What an amazing experience to explore the Grand Central Terminal with Laura. She was informed, funny and an expert in her subject. I appreciate the work she has put into her tour.
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    JDSfromPV
    5/17/2024
  • 5 star ratingInteresting tour with an excellent tour guide Laura was knowledgeable, enthusiastic about the subject and NY history in general, and personable. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Grand Central, learned a lot, and would highly recommend it. Note to anyone with mobility issues - there are a few places requiring walking up or down steps.
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    Linda C
    5/16/2024
    5 star ratingA very nice tour Richard was amazing at his knowledge and attentiveness to the group. It was a great tour and a lot of insight on Grand Central Station.
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    Paradise37362713224
    5/15/2024
  • 5 star ratingBehind the scenes tour of Grand Central We really enjoyed this tour. It was a last minute decision to book it for a rainy day in NYC and we had a great time. So informative and very cool to get a behind the scenes tour of Grand Central.
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    Carrie S
    5/15/2024
    5 star ratingA very nice tour Richard was amazing at his knowledge and attentiveness to the group. It was a great tour and a lot of insight on Grand Central Station.
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    frequent flyer
    5/15/2024
  • 5 star ratingA must do when in NYC Have visited NYC a couple of times before and missed out on Grand Central Station so made sure this was top of my 'to do' list on this occasion.Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and we learnt so much - including the origins of the word commuter!Grand Central is an iconic building with so much history and this tour added so much to the experience.
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    PercyPig
    5/12/2024
    5 star ratingGrand Central Station Richard was our guide, he was great. And Very knowledgeable. His knowledge of Grand Central Station is just amazing! I’m glad he was our guide.
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    JOE L
    5/12/2024
  • 5 star ratingGrand Central Station Tour Review Richard was superb!! Excellent knowledge and understanding of Grand Central Station. Highly recommend this tour with Richard.
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    ctenley24
    5/09/2024
    5 star ratingDefinitely a tour to take ! Really enjoyed our tour of Grand Central Terminal . We learned so much about the history and hidden aspects of the building led by our entertaining and knowledgeable guide , John.Would highly recommend the tour to find out more about this beautiful landmark in NYC and the personalities associated with it through the years.
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    lindamcc2015
    5/07/2024
  • 5 star ratingSecrets of Grand Central walking tour. This was a great tour. We have been to Grand Central many times, but we learned so much on this tour. Alot of very interesting information. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.
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    Lois K
    5/06/2024
    5 star ratingAwesome tour This tour was awesome and greatly exceeded our expectations. We were surprised by the amount of history and interesting stories behind Grand Central. Worth even for New Yorkers. Our tour guide John was knowledgeable and made the experience fun. Quite a bit of walking though.
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    Leelakrishna Sa... B
    5/05/2024
  • 5 star ratingGreat tour for visitors or native New Yorkers! I have lived in and around NYC for more than forty years. I commuted into Grand Central for many of those years. I do not remember ever looking up or around the terminal because I was too busy making it into my office on time or running for my train home. John’s tour is all about what I missed seeing, and appreciating, all those years. Whether you are a visitor to NYC or a long-time resident you will greatly enjoy this tour. John takes you to and describes so many historical hidden wonders. His flip book is filled with many historical pictures. If you are a student of architect and historical restoration this is the tour for you. I highly recommend this tour!
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    Sherpa481801
    5/01/2024
    5 star ratingEntertaining tour of GCT Enthusiastic tour guide John D. took us through the history of Manhattan and the building of Grand Central Terminal. So many interesting details and stories of how this building survived! And lots of historical photos from the tour guide added to the marvel of planning underground train tracks in NYC and the various histories of the spaces included, up to present day, and the restoration.
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    Julie W
    4/26/2024

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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