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New York Central Park: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

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Activity provider: VoiceMap

New York Central Park: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Activity provider: VoiceMap

From US$ 7.99 per person

Get to know the stories of New York’s iconic Central Park on a self-guided audio tour. Enjoy the magic of GPS playback, and explore part of the area at your own pace.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Make memories for a lifetime on an audio tour of New York’s iconic Central Park
  • Get a chance to revisit the Great Zoo Escape of 1874 and spot the hidden witch
  • Hear the murder story of John Lennon and pay your respects at the Imagine Mosaic
  • Visit the famous filming locations for hundreds of TV shows and movies
  • Make use of the audio tour whenever you like with unlimited access to the app
Full description

Enjoy a visit to New York’s iconic Central Park on a self-guided walking tour. Explore the lower part of the area at your own pace with the magic of an audio guide. We’ve curated the best of the best into one walk, so you can make the most of this enormous park in 90 minutes.

You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. Travel back through time with tales of love, loss, laughter, and tragedy at every turn.

You will have the opportunity to know John Lennon’s murder story and pay your respects at the Imagine Mosaic in Strawberry Fields. Feel like you are there on the sled getting frostbite as Balto saves Nome, Alaska, and then learn why Balto is the wrong dog.

Decode the symbols of Bethesda Terrace and get a chance to weep at the heartbreaking love story of the Bethesda Angel. During the tour, you will also know how Shakespeare gave the deadly riots and invasive species story to the people.

Relive the episode of Great Zoo Escape of 1874 and hunt down the park’s hidden witch.

See famous filming locations of many TV shows and movies and learn which stars live in which buildings along the park. You will meet some of the 39 eccentric widows of the Plaza Hotel and also discover why the Pulitzer Fountain is a giant washing machine.

You will hear engaging stories about the Central Park was, in the words of its legendary creators. Walkthrough the park and see how Central Park’s design inspired the US Interstate highway system.

Includes
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided audio tour so please reach Grand Army Plaza, in front of the Plaza Hotel and start the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • The tour uses a mobile app. You will need to download the app and then use the voucher code provided to download the tour
  • It is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It is best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point
  • When the download is complete, you will see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The redstart button will become active when you are at the starting point
  • The tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next
  • Please note that you'll need to use your own mobile device and headphones for this tour. The tour is only available in English.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

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Central Park is HUGE! Impossible to see it all. So I tried this audio walking tour and was super glad. It's a great introduction, so if you only have one chance to see the park this is perfect. Hits the big highlights, like the zoo, the mall, Bethesda fountain, Strawberry Fields, plus the Dakota, where Lennon was shot. Some walking tours I've tried are just blah-blah-blah facts but this was cool, with sound effects and actors. Like a movie in your head. Gave me turn-by-turn directions using GPS. All sorts of cool details and stories I never would have known otherwise, like why some of the statues have these weirdly high foreheads. Some of the stories were funny, some touching. I would do anothr one like this

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July 18, 2022

It only describes a very small part of the park!I

July 17, 2022

Excelente tour para realizar por tu cuenta. Todo muy bien explicado, conocí puntos de Central Park que no conocía, vale la pena!

September 18, 2022

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