Guided tour

New York City: Art Deco and Architecture Landmarks Tour

Activity provider: Custom NYC Tours
Guided tour

New York City: Art Deco and Architecture Landmarks Tour

Activity provider: Custom NYC Tours

From US$ 30 per person

Enjoy a 2.5-hour walking tour of midtown Manhattan with this small group tour. See landmarks like the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center, and more. Learn the history of how the skyscraper age transformed cities.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • See the best of Midtown NYC's architectural landmarks
  • Make the most of your time in midtown by seeing numerous landmarks
  • Discover details of the most famous landmarks and some of the lesser-known treasures
  • Hear of the successes of the architectural preservation movement
  • Be shown numerous historic photos for context along the way
Full description

Start your tour in beautiful Bryant Park and head off to explore the history of midtown and its many Art Deco architectural masterpieces, as well as other beautiful styles like Beaux-Arts.

Hear about the origins of NYC's landmarking laws from your expert guide. Get a unique perspective on the Empire State Building. From there, travel up historic 42nd street where you will see numerous historic buildings.

View several early, key Art Deco masterpieces including the gorgeous Chrysler Building, and many lesser-known landmarks with stunning decorative architecture. Admire a few stunningly preserved lobbies.

Visit Grand Central Terminal, the world's largest train terminal, and one of NYC's most beautiful interior spaces. Journey up 5th avenue to see the guide's favorite Art Deco hidden treasure in midtown, before ending at Rockefeller Center.

  • Tour guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities/tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Whole Foods store on 6th Avenue

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine, but will be cancelled due to severe weather
Customer reviews

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Very informative and the guide took us to plenty of places we would not otherwise have seen.

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Product ID: 407041