Guided tour

New York City: Grand Central Terminal Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Ben's Bagel Tours

New York City: Grand Central Terminal Walking Tour

Activity provider: Ben's Bagel Tours

From US$ 40 per person

Discover New York City’s Grand Central Terminal's popular and hidden attractions, such as the Whispering Gallery, Zodiac ceiling, and more.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore New York's palace of rail transportation - Grand Central Terminal
  • Visit the Whispering and Kissing Galleries, and Main Hall
  • Admire the Zodiac ceiling
  • Learn the history of the rail terminal, and the story of its construction
Full description
Tour one the world’s great train stations with this 90-minute guided history tour of New York's Grand Central Terminal. When it opened in 1913, Grand Central Terminal was an immediate triumph of architecture and transportation. A mecca for train travel, New York citizens could now catch trains to Chicago, Detroit, and St. Louis, with connections on to the Pacific coast, from its handsome Art Deco halls. Once on board, trains such as the 20th Century Limited set the highest standard of luxury travel for the era. Granted landmark status in 1976, Grand Central Terminal remains one of New York’s most majestic landmarks, with many stories to tell. Discover what is still one of the nation’s top 10 tourist attractions, and experience its grandeur as it celebrates its 100th anniversary in typical style.
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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide by the clock at the Information Booth in Grand Central Terminal's Main Hall

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    • Please wear comfortable shoes
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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 18 reviews

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    Tour was very interesting; Ben was very knowledgeable

    Ben should have had a sign or something indicating who he was so we didn't have to stand around wondering where he was. Ben was very good, knowledgeable but he needs to look at all of his customers and be sure he shows pictures to all his customers so they won't have to ask him to do that. Otherwise, the tour was very interesting.

    June 4, 2017

    A Glimpse of the History of an Iconic Landmark

    Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were able to see and learn a lot about the history of Grand Central Station. I enjoyed the photos of the station in the past but trying to look at them in a small size on an iPad while in a group of about 20 was not really workable. I would suggest enlarging them, printing them out and laminating them so that they could be passed around and everyone could see them clearly. I would certainly go on another of Ben's Bagel Tours. The fresh bagel was a nice touch.

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    December 4, 2016

    I'm so glad we did this because all we would have done is walk in and walk out.Our guide which was bagel tours was brilliant he took us all round the terminal and outside too telling us about the history of the building. It was one of my favourites.

    August 7, 2019

    Product ID: 31964