Guided tour

NYC: The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

4.9 / 5

10 reviews

NYC: The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

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!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour with a local New Yorker
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Participants aged 5 to 11 must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved 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

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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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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

Our guide, John, was funny, knowledgeable and engaging. The tour was incredibly enjoyable and all four of us were very happy with the experience!

November 7, 2021

John was an amazing tour guide. He indulged all of our questions and brought the history of GCT to life

June 6, 2021

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