Guided tour

NYC: The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

4.8 / 5

72 reviews

Activity provider: Untapped Cities

NYC: The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

Activity provider: Untapped Cities

From US$ 35 per person

Do 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, discover its many secrets and see what most miss!

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Duration 1.5 hours
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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
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly, even from a distance!
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Meeting point

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

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Tripods

Know before you go

  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 72 reviews

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We had a free morning and felt this would be an interesting tour before flying back home to uk. Your guide was friendly and very knowledgeable and we found out things about Grand Central Terminal that you’d never know in just walking through it. Great behind the scenes tour and fun.

December 8, 2022

The tour started with a talk about the history of Grand Central - not too in depth. Which set the scene for what was to follow. The walk about itself was interesting and informative. Although this tour is advertised as one and a half hours people should be prepared for it to run over time stated. I would say it's more of a two-hour tour. However, you are informed at the beginning if you need to leave after one and a half hours that would be fine. I found the tour informative and excellent value for money.

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September 27, 2022

Good insight of this so magnificent Train station…even more than a train station as it is so beautiful and full of history. We could not have understood so much about Grand Central Station without our guide John. And great preparation of the tour including head-sets for everyone of us so we could hear our guide perfectly!

July 21, 2022

Product ID: 325018