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Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour

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Discover the captivating history, art, and architecture of one of New York's most famous landmarks, Rockefeller Center, on this exhilarating walking tour. Led by expert historians, immerse yourself in the outdoor beauty of Rockefeller Center as you explore its original sculptures, murals, and mosaics. With the aid of a wireless speaker, you'll hear fascinating insights into the rich heritage of this iconic site. From the meeting point at the entrance on 50th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, embark on a 75-minute journey that will leave you spellbound. Don't miss the chance to experience the spectacular views from the Top of the Rock as part of this tour. Let the history and art of Rockefeller Center come alive as you uncover its secrets on this unforgettable adventure.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours 15 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • & Audio GuidedGuided Experience
  • Explore Rockefeller Center's original sculptures, murals, and mosaics
  • Learn about the rich history of one of New York's most famous landmarks
  • Expert historian guides you via a wireless speaker
  • Conducted nearly entirely outdoors for an immersive experience
  • Experience the breathtaking views from the Top of the Rock
  • Local taxes
  • Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck ticket (must be purchased separately)
  • NBC Studio Tour ticket (must be purchased separately)

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Introduction

The Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour is an extraordinary experience that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the rich history, art, and architecture of one of New York City's most iconic landmarks. Led by expert historian guides, this tour takes you on a journey through the stunning sculptures, murals, and mosaics that adorn Rockefeller Center, all while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Using a wireless speaker system, your guide will captivate you with fascinating stories and insights, making this tour a unique blend of education and entertainment.

What to expect?

During this 75-minute tour, you can expect to be amazed by the incredible art and architecture of Rockefeller Center. You will explore the various sculptures, murals, and mosaics that hold fascinating stories behind them, gaining a deeper understanding of their significance. The expert guides will provide valuable historical context and share interesting facts, bringing these works of art to life. As you walk through the center, you'll also have the opportunity to marvel at the surrounding landmarks that contribute to the grandeur of the area.

Who is this for?

The Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour is perfect for anyone with an appreciation for art, history, and architecture. Whether you're a local New Yorker or a first-time visitor to the city, this tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the cultural significance of Rockefeller Center. From art enthusiasts to history buffs, this experience will satisfy anyone who seeks to explore the hidden gems of New York City.

Why book this?

Embarking on the Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour is like stepping into a world where history and art seamlessly blend together. This tour stands out from the rest by showcasing the unique sculptures, murals, and mosaics that make Rockefeller Center a true masterpiece. With an expert guide by your side, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the intricate details and hidden stories behind each artwork, creating a truly immersive experience. As you stroll through the center, you'll feel a sense of awe and wonder, appreciating the craftsmanship and creativity that went into crafting this cultural landmark.

Good to know

It's important to note that the Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour takes place mainly outdoors. So be sure to dress appropriately for the weather conditions and wear comfortable shoes for the duration of the tour. The meeting point for the tour is located on 50th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Remember to bring your voucher and a valid photo ID to exchange for your ticket at the will-call desk. Tours run daily at multiple time slots, ensuring you can find a time that suits your schedule.

Reviews

Visitors who have experienced the Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour rave about the knowledgeable guides who add a wealth of information and anecdotes that truly enhance the tour. The engaging stories shared during the tour have left visitors feeling more connected to the art, history, and architecture of Rockefeller Center. Many describe the experience as both informative and entertaining, immersing them in the beauty and grandeur of one of New York City's most famous landmarks. Overall, visitors highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for an in-depth exploration of the art and history behind Rockefeller Center.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Daniel_B

View at roof. Was unable to find your rep at start of tour. No one on site knew anything about a tour.

Daniel_F

Our experience was not good. We missed the guide, the ticket takers at Rockefeller had no idea what we were talking about and just sent us to the top, the last part of the tour. We never got anything that was described and no one reached out when 8 people didn’t show up. It was confusing. We meet at Rockefeller and each couple had the same experience- lost- confused and not directed. We were all over the building and never saw a guide.

Trip32801273945

This was one of my favourite things I experienced during my time in New York. There was a only short wait for the lift (which was interactive - a really nice touch) and the views from around the building were incredible!

Roy_B

We are so glad we did this tour. Our guide was fantastic and her knowledge was amazing. She taught us so many things we didn’t know and we saw so much more than we have when visiting the centre by ourselves. Can’t recommend this tour enough. Thank you!

Stefan C

Excellent one hour walking tour with a very engaging and clever guide. He pointed out many interesting sites that we never would have noticed on our own, and kept up a constant patter as we walked the streets. The headsets made it possible to hear him clearly. (English only). At the end of the tour we were able to buy tickets separately to go to the top of 30 rock, which was excellent as well. We highly recommend this tour.

Fabrizio_P

The tour was nice but Viator representatives have sold me the tour including the top of the rock and when I walked in to the Rockefeller centre they told me it was not included. Extremely disappointed by the level of professionality of Viator staff members

Deidre_R

Our guide David was wonderful. Answered questions and engaged the group. So much information. A very worthwhile tour .

Ivette_D

We did not get to do the walking tour. Your app is not good. I bought tickets but nowhere could we find where to redeem them. I texted the for help chat on your app but no one responded. After 30 minutes of asking for help a person was able to help us. Your times were in accurate. We are doing the tour today.

Kelly_Mills

The Rockefeller centre is much bigger than you could appreciate unless you went on the guided tour. It is very informative and really opens your eyes to the Fabulous artwork around the city and also the history behind the buildings.

Olga_P

The tour is amazing and very informative.I suggest this short walking tour to everyone visiting New York as well for its residents.
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2024-05-24 22:54