Must-See Manhattan with SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Highlights

  • - Spend time with a New York City guide, a local versed in all things Manhattan!

  • - Hit up all the must-see sites in two hours including Radio City Music Hall and 30 Rockefeller Center

  • - Get a pre-reserved ticket to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

  • - See the famed Today Show windows and go inside the main hall at Grand Central Terminal

  • - Take in the architecture of the Chrysler Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the NY Public Library

Summary

Explore iconic Midtown Manhattan on this Walking Tour, and then enter SUMMIT One Vanderbilt; a mind-bending way to experience the New York skyline. Walk in glass skyboxes 1000ft above Madison Avenue and immerse yourself in this multi-sensory city experience.  With a local New Yorker leading your Walking Tour, take in the Rockefeller Center, 30 Rock, NBC Studios, 5th Avenue, the historic Grand Central Terminal, and more.

Tour info

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
20
Pricing (From)
Adult: (15-99 years)
$89.00
Child: (2-14 years)
$84.00
Infant: (0-1 years)
$0.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

1260 Avenue of the Americas, (Radio City Music Hall), New York City, NY, 10020, US

Dropoff location

1 Vanderbilt Ave, New York City, NY, 10017, US

Why take this tour?

Manhattan, with its heart-stopping pace and bustling sidewalks, can seem intimidating to visitors. But no need to worry, we got you! On this two-hour tour navigate in the company of a local New Yorker through the hustle of Midtown's busy streets taking in the sites you may have only seen on TV! Start under the landmark marquee at Radio City Music Hall, beginning with the tale of the theater's famous Rockettes before heading into Rockefeller Center - yep, that's right, we're going to 30 Rock! Stop at its famous skating rink and wander over to the gorgeous Channel Gardens.

Next, were going to NBC to take a quick peek through the Today Show's windows - (although we can't promise there will be any Hoda sightings) then continue on to make our way down arguably the most well-known street in the world, Fifth Avenue. Yes, we're going to make a stop at Saks Fifth Avenue (not for shopping, that would take days!) but not before seeing the historic St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Pose with Patience and Fortitude, NY Public Library's majestic marble lions while reading the words of great writers passing below your feet as you stroll down charming Library Way. Pause to gaze upon the gleaming temple of Art Deco brilliance that is the Chrysler Building before heading into the heart of New York’s transportation pantheon, Grand Central Terminal. Here you will gaze up towards the celestial ceiling with the open heavens recreated in stunning detail. Follow your guide through the station's main hall to visit some, "I've seen that on TV!" spots like the famed brass clock atop the main Grand Central Terminal Information Booth, and then take a visit to the Whispering Wall to experience firsthand its odd secrets.

From inside Grand Central Station, a building like no other awaits.  Ascending to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, you'll find an immersive, multi-sensory experience designed to change the way you see the city. It's here your guide will say farewell and leave you to marvel at the rare views, complete with a pre-reserved ticket. Afterward, you could walk these streets alone but why not scratch below the surface into the events and cultural significance that make these places so special? You're one step closer to being a true Manhattanite now!

A must-do tour of must-see sites! Visit iconic sites like Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, and Grand Central Terminal then end the tour with tickets into SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.

Sites Visited:
  • Radio City Music Hall 
    Rockefeller Plaza (30 Rock)
    Studio windows at NBC's Today Show
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    Fred French Building (interior)
    NY Public Library & Library Way
    Chrysler Building
    Grand Central Terminal (interior)
    SUMMIT One Vanderbilt (interior)

What’s included?

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Expertly guided walking tour

  • Pre-reserved ticket to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

  • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off

  • Lunch

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to New York government guidelines for the most up to date information

Before you go

  • This tour is conducted in English only.

  • This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.

  • You are required to go through airport-style security on this tour. No luggage, weapons, or food (except for water in a clear container) is allowed.

  • The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows.

  • The SUMMIT One Vanderbilt portion of this tour is self-guided.

  • Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.

  • Carriers and small fold-up strollers are highly encouraged. Large strollers cannot be accommodated.

  • Make sure to bring sunglasses. The reflective material used throughout the Summit One creates a very bright environment.

  • Wear comfortable shoes. Stilleto heels, steel toed boots, sports cleats, and any other footwear that can damage the flooring in Summit One is not permitted. Please dress appropriately to avoid unwanted exposure on glass and mirrored floors. We recommend wearing pants, shorts or tights when possible.

  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to New York government guidelines for the most up to date information

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Redemption information

    Mobile tickets will be accepted


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Walks (takewalks.com, walksofitaly.com) began over a decade ago (2008, to be exact) in Rome, Italy. We quickly became the premier walking tour company in 7 countries - Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Greece, and Portugal. Our US cities include San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Chicago, and New Orleans.

In 2021, we joined The Hornblower Group (cityexperiences.com) expanding our reach and working alongside this powerhouse travel brand.

Our tour products vary but predominantly we #takewalks, exploring the world by foot - we believe, the best way to get into the heart of a city and its incredible people. From introductory strolls to food tours, day trips, cooking classes, and below the surface, in-depth tours, we have our hand in everything a traveler could want. Oh, and we also like to give our clients exclusive access to the biggest attractions in the world...

Despite the big changes in our brand over the years, our focus has remained simple - to relentlessly create tours with the client experience at the forefront and anchored upon the dedicated, intelligent, and above all, passionate local guides who want to share their cities with you.