Guided tour

NYC: The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

4.7 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: Untapped Cities

NYC: The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

Activity provider: Untapped Cities
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 35 per person

Did you know there is a hidden tennis court inside Grand Central? Or that its ceiling is backward? Explore this iconic NYC building with a local guide and discover its many secrets. Join this tour if you want to see what others miss!

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • See Grand Central’s hidden tennis courts
  • Experience the surprising whispering gallery
  • Discover a multi-million dollars jewel hidden in plain sight
  • Peek into the entrance of the glass walkways
  • Admire a tucked away speakeasy bar once the private office of a business tycoon
Full description
On this exciting small-group walking tour, you will uncover the treasures hidden within this historic transportation hub: see the world’s largest Tiffany clock, peek into the off-limits glass walkways, discover the massive design flaw in the main atrium, locate a multi-million dollar jewel hidden in plain sight, and so much more. Learn about the history of the station during the booming age of the railroad, as a rundown embarrassment, and finally experience it as a renovated wonder at the center of the city. Whether you pass through it every day on your morning commute or stroll through the Beaux-Arts beauty for the first time, you are sure to leave having learned, seen, or experienced something new and extraordinary on this behind-the-scenes walking tour.
  • Guided walking tour with a local New Yorker
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The groups meets in front of track 29 inside Grand Central's main atrium

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 30 reviews

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John is an outstanding guide! He has a fantastic depth of knowledge, passion for the Terminal, and he knows how to make facts entertaining. I was so impressed and touched by his awareness of the people on the tour and his ability to adapt as needed. He was accommodating and thoughtful to individuals, without taking anything away from the others on the tour. Many guides are self absorbed and focused solely on sharing their knowledge vs making the experience special for the guests. This tour was a highlight of our trip. Many thanks!

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November 27, 2021

The place alone is worth a visit. Our guide introduced us to the history of Termin and showed us some historical places. A little long winded for kids, but a MUST for anyone interested in American history and the wealthy nobility behind the curtain. I liked it very much.

April 19, 2022

Great tour! Richard was a great guide.

May 8, 2022

Product ID: 325018