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.
Grand Army Plaza and the Plaza Hotel
Fifth, Madison, and Park Avenues
The Metropolitan Club
The Knickerbocker Club
The Central Park Arsenal
The Joseph Pulitzer Mansion
The Seventh Regiment (Park Avenue) Armory
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