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With the construction of Central Park in the second half of the 19th century, the Upper East Side became—and remains—the most fashionable New York City neighborhood. During the Gilded Age, Fifth Avenue became New York’s gold coast, and the streets are lined with former mansions, prestigious boutiques, private clubs, and—along “Millionaire’s Mile”—some of the city's grandest apartment buildings.


This tour lasts approximately two hours and costs a flat fee of $100 for groups of 1-4 people. For parties larger than 4 people, the cost is $25 per person. Please inquire about discounts for student groups or parties larger than 10 people.

To contact us about booking this tour please use our
online booking form (preferred) or call (toll-free) 1-877-572-9719


For an additional $12.50 per person (or a flat fee of $150 for groups of 1-4 people), you can add an hour to the length of your tour and spend some time exploring Central Park. To book a 3-hour tour, please mention it on our online booking form. 
Private Walking Tours of New York City

Tour stops include*

Grand Army Plaza and the Plaza Hotel

Fifth, Madison, and Park Avenues

The Metropolitan Club

The Knickerbocker Club

The Central Park Arsenal

Temple Emanu-El

The Joseph Pulitzer Mansion

The Seventh Regiment (Park Avenue) Armory

Hunter College

The Whitney Museum

The Hotel Carlyle

The Frick Collection

The Duke Mansion (NYU's Institute of Fine Art)

Mayor Mike Bloomberg's Mansion

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In addition, the tour is supplemented with historic photographs to show the beautiful mansions that are now gone and to get a glimpse inside some of those that remain.

Please note that this tour does not include stops in the museums, but participants are welcome to explore any of them before or after the tour.

* all walking tour itineraries are subject to change