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The Upper West Side is a neighborhood not often on a tourist's itinerary, but it is one full of architectural and historical treasures. This is a particularly good tour if you are interested in grand old apartment buildings, such as the Dakota (where John Lennon lived). It's also a great way to get a sense of what it's like to be a New Yorker.


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*

Columbus Circle and its monuments

Hotel des Artistes

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Juilliard School

Central Park

The Ethical Culture Society

The storied apartment buildings of Central Park West, including the Beresford, Majestic, Dakota, and San Remo

The New-York Historical Society

The American Museum of Natural History

The Ansonia

More ambitious walkers can also see the following sites; if you would like these included on your itinerary, please let us know when you book.

Riverside Park

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

The "You've Got Mail" flower garden

The tour features photographs that illustrate the development of the neighborhood, in particular the luxury apartment living that developed on the Upper West Side.

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