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This page provides details of our free Midtown Manhattan Walking Tour, including tips on directions, times and sights covered.
Arguably the world’s busiest and most crowded and valuable pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors envision when they think of New York City.
Home to some of the city’s most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco) – it’s not difficult to understand why.
Behind these massive facades lie fascinating stories just waiting to be unveiled.
Let Free Tours by Foot guide you through Midtown Manhattan.
This two-hour tour will take you from the pulsating beats of Times Square and Grand Central Terminal to the majesty and tranquility of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
SIGHTS WE COVER ON THE TOUR:
**sites we do not enter, but cover from the outside.
TIP: This tour ends near Rockefeller Center, where you could go to Top of the Rock observation deck.
Where: Meet your guide at the Waffles and Dinges kiosk at 42nd and 6th Ave. Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo.
Check out our Google map for directions to Bryant Park’s starting point. Tour ends in Times Square near Rockefeller Center. ***The Midtown Manhattan Night tour does NOT meet here.**
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. The total distance is approximately 1 mile (1.6K).
This tour is also available anytime with our GPS-led audio tour.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done.
A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.
If you can’t take our guided Midtown Manhattan walk when it’s offered, or you prefer to go it alone, then consider our GPS-led audio tour version.
You can take this tour any time, day or night, though we think daytime on a workday gives you the best feel for the area.
Here is a sample of the tour.
Here is how it works:
In addition to the audio version of our Midtown Manhattan Tour, we also have the following audio tours.
Available Without Audio (full text):
You could also visit our main NYC audio tours page for more samples and information.