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Skip-the-Line Rockefeller Center Architectural Walking Tour

by Top of the Rock Duration 1h 15m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is C$36

Get a first-hand look into the history, art and architecture of Rockefeller Center, one of New York City's most famous landmarks. Accompanied by insights from a seasoned guide, skip the entry line and stroll around the centre’s grounds as you explore its buildings, gardens, and significant works of art.

Delve into the details of Rockefeller Center’s past with an expert historian guiding the way. Don your own personal headset – transmitting audio through a closed circuit – and enjoy an uninterrupted account of the stories behind the Center's highlights.

Learn about John D. Rockefeller's vision for a cultural hub while witnessing his dream brought to life. View pieces such as Paul Manship's Prometheus and the sculptures of Isamu Noguchu and Michio Ihara. Greet the heroic statue Atlas, located mere steps from St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the impressive mural paintings of Jose Maria Sert and Frank Brangwyn in the GE Building.

Finally, stop at the Center's Channel Gardens, which offer cool fountains in the summer and dramatic views of New York's famous Christmas tree in the winter.

Get a first-hand look into the history, art and architecture of Rockefeller Center, one of New York City's most famous landmarks. Accompanied by insights from a seasoned guide, skip the entry line and stroll around the centre’s grounds as you explore its buildings, gardens, and significant works of art.

Delve into the details of Rockefeller Center’s past with an expert historian guiding the way. Don your own personal headset – transmitting audio through a closed circuit – and enjoy an uninterrupted account of the stories behind the Center's highlights.

Learn about John D. Rockefeller's vision for a cultural hub while witnessing his dream brought to life. View pieces such as Paul Manship's Prometheus and the sculptures of Isamu Noguchu and Michio Ihara. Greet the heroic statue Atlas, located mere steps from St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the impressive mural paintings of Jose Maria Sert and Frank Brangwyn in the GE Building.

Finally, stop at the Center's Channel Gardens, which offer cool fountains in the summer and dramatic views of New York's famous Christmas tree in the winter.

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Skip-the-Line Tour in English

Duration 1h 15m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Tours run every 30 minutes for up to 20 guests per departure time, excluding 6 PM and 6:30 PM, with the final tour departing at 7 PM.

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per adult
C$35.47

Total price is C$35.47, taxes included

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Skip-the-Line Rockefeller Center Architectural Walking Tour

Activity Location

Rockefeller Center

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York 10020

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck Will-Call Desk

    Rockefeller Plaza

    New York 10111


Highlights

  • Exploring the history & architecture of Rockefeller Center

  • Grand views of Rockefeller Plaza, gardens & spaces

  • Background about Rockefeller family, statues & sculptures

  • Expert historian guides via personal, closed-circut headset

  • Small group experience of max 20 people per tour


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Rockefeller Center's history, art & architecture

  • Live narration in English


Know Before You Book

  • Not recommended for children aged 11 and younger.

  • Maximum group size is 20 people.

  • The tours depart every 30 minutes daily, excluding 6 PM and 6:30 PM, with the final tour departing at 7 PM.


Skip-the-Line Rockefeller Center Architectural Walking Tour ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

3.6 out of 5

1/5 13 Oct. 2018

Misleading information. We were not informed that we had to schedule for a particular tour time. Also, only a walking tour and visit to the top not included. Hence, we were not able to use our tickets and complete waste of £19.74 each (4 people and no senior discount). Our only disappointment of our New York visit. I wanted to do this because our school is considering visiting this during their next visit - would not recommend.

Julie L

United Kingdom

4 Dec. 2016

Misleading information. We were not informed that we had to schedule for a particular tour time. Only by a miracle were we able to have a private guide for our party of four. Very poor service from Expedia. Never again!

A verified traveller

United States

13 Aug. 2016

As they said, this was NOT the NBC Studios tour. It is a walking tour in and around the Rockefeller buildings discussing the history, art and significance of the design of the buildings. Thoroughly enjoyable and what we expected.

A verified traveller

Australia