Guided tour

NYC: Rockefeller Center Art & Architecture Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

8 reviews

NYC: Rockefeller Center Art & Architecture Guided Tour

From US$ 27.22 per person

Discover the history behind the art and architecture of Rockefeller Center, an Art Deco masterpiece. An expert guide will delight you with stories and photos as you tour the unique buildings, gardens and spaces. Tours run six times a day.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 75 minutes
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore this Art Deco masterpiece on a guided walking tour
  • Book a flexible ticket in advance to join one of three daily departures
  • Hear compelling stories from your fun, expert guide
  • Learn the rich history of Rockefeller Center's iconic art, architecture, buildings, and gardens
  • Tour inside and out with (seasonal) views of the world-famous ice skating rink and Christmas Tree
Full description

Join a unique tour of the Rockefeller Center at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM or 6:30 PM that runs daily. Dive into the rich history and breathtaking artistry of New York's most famous Art Deco landmark. Learn about John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s vision for a cultural center in Midtown Manhattan. Discover the great works of art and architecture that comprise the Rockefeller Center today. A fun, expert guide will lead the way through the famous streets, buildings and artworks that make up this wondrous “city within a city”. Hear the guide clearly via a Bluetooth speaker as you learn the inspiring stories behind these sights. Unveil the treasured and inspiring stories behind them. Follow your guide and listen with your own personal headset to ensure that you have a clear, uninterrupted experience. This closed-circuit connection makes the tour unique amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City. With such a wealth of ground to cover, it would be impossible to see it all in just over an hour, therefore each tour differs slightly from the next. Tour Highlights: - World-famous skating rink at the heart of Rockefeller Center - Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi, Michio Ihara and Paul Manship including his iconic Prometheus statue - The heroic statue of Atlas, just steps from St. Patrick’s Cathedral - The Channel Gardens, offering cool fountains in summer and dramatic views from 5th Avenue of the majestic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in winter - The Eastern Airlines Building, current home of the Today Show Studio - The International Building with relief sculptures by Lee Lawrie, Gaston Lachaise, Attillio Piccirilli and Leo Lentelli - The exquisite mural paintings of Jose Maria Sert and Sir Frank Brangwyn in 30 Rockefeller Plaza (“30 Rock”) - also known as the Comcast Building

Includes
  • 75-minute walking tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Admission to other attractions in Rockefeller Center - including the Top of the Rock Observatory
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

Enter the "Top of the Rock" main entrance at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The entrance is marked by a red carpet. Once inside, walk directly ahead to the Will Call/Guest Services Desk, and check in for the tour there. If arriving by Subway (B,D,F,M), exit the subway at the Concourse Level and make your way towards the Main Box Office for "Top of the Rock" which is on that same level. Ascend the large circular staircase to street level and check in at the Will Call/Guest Services Desk for your tour.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tours run daily at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, and 6:30 PM
  • Reservations are not required and cannot be made in advance
  • Maximum capacity per tour is 10 persons
  • This is a walking tour. No seating available
  • Assigned tour times are given the day of arrival based upon availability
  • A Bluetooth speaker will enable you to clearly hear the guide, no headphones or headsets are required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Debi was an amazing tour guide that loves NY and was full of information about the architecture around Rockefeller Center. Also she loves to slip in little side stories especially about Abby Rockefeller ( his wife )

October 29, 2021

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