We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Post
Inbox
Search

Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour

Save
Select Date and Travellers
From
USD 150.00
Date
2 travellers
Highlights
    What to Expect
    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, NY 10038

    The subway station, not the bridge. It is here, out side the station, were we get a bulk of the history. We enter the system here and it is here where the admission is paid. TIMING IS APPROXIMATE.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: New York City Subway, 130 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York City, NY 10004-3357

    We ride the original route and see the most beautiful abandoned station in the world. We will stop at Astor Place, then Grand Central Station and switch to the Shuttle to Times Square. Admission is paid one time only when we enter the system. TIMING IS APPROXIMATE.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Times Square, Broadway, New York City, NY 10036

    The subway station, how it became the most important station in the system as well as the several million dollars worth of art installed there. Admission is paid when you enter the system at the beginning of the tour. TIMING IS APPROXIMATE.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Astor Place, Astor Pl, New York City, NY 10003

    Subway Station with gorgeous terra cotta work. Admission is paid at the beginning of the tour when we enter the system. TIMING IS APPROXIMATE.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503

    How Grand Central Terminal Came to be, the prior 2 stations, how and why we almost lost the Terminal and the drastic steps to save it and renovate it. TIMING IS APPROXIMATE.

    Duration: 25 minutes
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1 Centre St, New York, NY 10007, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Inclusions
    • Professional local guide
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees (the cost of one subway ride)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Brooklyn Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - New York City Subway
    • Entry/Admission - Times Square
    • Entry/Admission - Astor Place
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Price shown is per group
    • A small amount of walking is involved and there are some stairs
    • Note: the tour does not enter tunnels
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    27Reviews2Q&A
    Traveller rating
    • 9
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • Filter
    • English
    Popular mentions
    Gary is a great storyteller and his knowledge of NYC and the subway system is impeccable. Re-kindled my love for the subways even after having lived here for more than two decades. The tour is long, so be prepared to exercise your standing muscles. But totally worth it if you
    Read more
    I travel a lot and have taken many tours. I think this was the best I've ever taken. Gary was an amazing storyteller. He brought his ipad and used visuals to enhance his stories even more. He knows so many facts about NY history, people, and places. He is passionate about
    Read more
    Response from nycmovieplace, Owner at Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour
    Responded 3 Aug. 2019
    You and your son where a pleasure to take on a tour. Any guide would be lucky to show you around. Thank you again.
    Read more
    I'm not sure what the rave reviews are about. We have the same tour guide. True Gary is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subway history in NY and shared very interesting facts. The tour starts at the Brooklyn Bridge. He shows the 115 year old subway tile and a
    Read more
    Response from nycmovieplace, Owner at Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour
    Responded 22 Apr. 2019
    I am sorry that you did not appreciate the tour. But when did you take this tour? Was it a large group tour? If so then this review is not about the private tours offered here. The large group tour is sold else where and has nothing to do with the tours offered on Trip Advisor or Viator. Like I always say at the start of the group tour, "if you can't hear me - say something". I also say "if you don't understand me say something". Most people want the history, that is why I do it. Most people live here for years without ever knowing why the numbered lines have only 3 doors on each side. Hopefully you do now. Of course not everyone will be interested in how this all came together but I did have an 8 year old on the tour this past Sunday who was able to follow it. In the summer, the 100 plus years of history is done in an area upstairs where it is rather breezy. So the brutal aspects are avoided. The 3 murals, by the way, are not original to the system, no one has ever asked about them probably because they are not that interesting but they were done by local NYC school children.
    Read more
    Gary had great information on the history of the subway, and was able to answer questions I had as well.
    Read more
    Gary was a tremendous guide and a wealth of knowledge. His knowledge and the pace at which he shared was perfect. the photos coupled with what you were looking at right in front of you gave not only a history lesson but in some way helped connect you with the past. Tthere were
    Read more
    Previous
    12
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: