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Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour provided by Ben's Bagel Tours

Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour

Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Group size:
    15
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Treat yourself to a sesame bagel and an inside peak at the inner workings and secret treasures of one of the world’s top attractions, Grand Central Terminal in New York City. A triumph of architecture and transportation for its era, Grand Central has been renowned as a premier destination for more than 100 years. These days, the terminal is also a destination for deliciousness exhibited at an exceptional range of top food establishments.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7601P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Continental breakfast
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Central Terminal
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA Meet at Information Booth on the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal. Call or Text me with any issues: 347-931-7676
  • Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA Grand Central Lower Level
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 10 years old
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Continental breakfast
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Central Terminal
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA Meet at Information Booth on the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal. Call or Text me with any issues: 347-931-7676
  • Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA Grand Central Lower Level
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA Grand Central Lower Level
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 10 years old
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

4.5
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Nora_Keith
Fairfield, CT4 contributions
Oct 2019
Growing up in the New York suburbs, living in Connecticut, working in NYC for a while, I have been in Grand Central Terminal countless times. This 90 minute tour was jam-packed with information I had never considered as part of the 700,000 people passing through the Terminal every day. Ben Wagenberg of Ben's Bagel Tours provided history, insights, cool facts and figures, all with the humorous edge of a true New Yorker. I have recommended it to numerous friends already. Our family is looking forward to joining Ben again for his tour of the East Side. Not to be missed!
Written 30 October 2019
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Benjamin W
Wow! Thank you so much! And thank you for Shmearing the word about Ben’s Bagel Tours
Written 31 October 2019
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Jim D
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Family
Ben was great, very knowledgeable and took his time explaining the history. Born NYC native and knew his stuff!
Written 12 July 2019
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ricmo
1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Family
Ben Wagenberg may be the most knowledgeable bagel expert around. And he knows an enormous amount about NYC and its history as well. Put the two together and the result is a really great and unusual "bagel tour." You get a super fresh bagel and after an extensive tour of Grand Central (lots of info I new knew and I'm a New Yorker!) the group heads out to several, nearby, top-of-line bagelries. There you get to see how they're made up close and taste a big selection of cream cheeses and assorted bagels. Take this tour! You be pleasantly surprised!
Written 3 July 2019
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Gabriela C
13 contributions
Jun 2018
When they say insights, they mean information. This does not take you to the back of the public areas or something like that. Ben is, however, the greatest tour guide, but I would recommend a container to storage the bagels instead of just taking them out of a bag in your duffel bag.
Written 28 June 2018
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Benjamin W
Thank you Gabriel. We are always improving our presentation and great to hear "the greatest tour guide" comment. That means alot.
Written 17 May 2019
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Lewis D
1 contribution
May 2018 • Couples
Ben was extremely knowledgeable and shared with my partner and I fascinating insights into this amazing station.
Written 31 May 2018
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mariamerc498
Massapequa, NY5 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
This was an information packed tour of the famed terminal. Our guide, Ben, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of not only the terminal but of the railroads as well. The history and stories about the art and architecture were both informative and amusing. I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys learning about history.
Written 15 April 2018
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Bronxite1970
Bronx, NY3 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Ben's Bagel Tour of Grand Central Station was filled with interesting information, history and
a bagel!
Written 23 October 2017
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Hi Josephine, Thank you so much for comments. Please spread the word about Ben's Bagel Tours!
Written 25 October 2017
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Emily R
New York City, NY9 contributions
Mar 2017
I am a NYer and go through Grand Central often. I didn't know most of what i learned on this tour. I came in December and it was so good i came a second time in March with my dad. I did not mind hearing it a second time THATs how good it is!! Def do this!! And the bagels are delicious.
Written 12 March 2017
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Thank you so much for your review! Ben Wagenberg Ben's Bagel Tours
Written 28 March 2017
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Wayne R
London, UK9 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
My family and I did the "Open Sesame Tour" of Grand Central Station today with Ben from Ben's Bagel Tours.

We had a great times - Ben is really well informed and knows all there is about Grand Central Station, he is full if interesting facts.

Really recommend
Written 29 December 2015
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LJS2020
Boston, MA5 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
Ben's knowledge of Grand Central beats all! His detailed knowledge and fun facts during the tour made it well worth the time spent. Plus the bagels were absolutely delish - from an NYC institution! I was lucky enough to do this tour when Ben was just getting the business off the ground along with my friends from Switzerland - thanks to a recommendation from my friend Joan Pelzer. Thank you Ben for sharing your wealth of knowledge and filling our tummies with yummies too.
Written 3 December 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Footprints431603
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Now we know about the Lower East Side
This was a great way for our family, with 2 teenagers, to learn about the history of the Lower East Side. Ben's kn
mvicksdog
mvicksdog
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Great history lesson.
The tour was what I was looking for and having actually read the description, unlike the negative reviewers, learne
787angell
787angell
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So much fun with Bagels!
The tour was great. First we walked around Herald Square. I’d been there so many times, but had never heard the his
Travelluvr12
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COMPLETE SCAM - WOULD GIVE ZERO STARS IF I COULD
Complete scam. Didn’t make bagels or even have really anything to do with bagels. Walked around midtown for an ho
992bernaj
992bernaj
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Bagel ‘making’ tour
To be honest, this was more ‘walk’ around and hear about Macy’s and other landmarks than anything else. We met at a
367juliex
367juliex
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Learned a lot about the Lower East Side
This was a cool tour. We came in expecting it to be about bagels, but it was more about the immigrant-filled histor
BGSage
BGSage
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Interesting and Delicious!
I took this tour with my sister and it was phenomenal! Ben was full of knowledge, both about bagels and the surroun
passportuptodate2020
passportuptodate2020
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Who knew where bagels came from?
Ben combines the history of the area around Ess-a-Bagel - Herald Square, Macy's, the original Gimbels building, Gre
Matthew F
Matthew F
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Great Day of History and Bagels
Great tour of the Herald Square area followed by a unique and educational tour of Ess-a-Bagel store. Behind the sce
PLandryHappy
PLandryHappy
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LOVED the walking tour for Ben's Bagels - Interesting & Tasty!!
This is so fun, for the family and fascinating as a participant! Delicious and engrossing, if you think you know so
radnyc2
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Wonderful Bagel Tour with Ben
Highly recommend this tour to get both history of the city and a birds eye view of how to make bagels. It is amaz
Gail S
Gail S
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Ben’s Bagel’s Tour
What a fun way to spend time with friends and family. Learning the history of the Herald Square, Macy’s department
JoBo101
JoBo101
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Ben’s Bagel Tour, Lower East Side
Ben was a great guide, passionate about his home area. We loved all the stops into the different shops, markets and
508karenl
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Deliciously entertaining!
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Ben is so knowledgeable about NYC history, being a lifelong New Yorker it comes nat
Roving31918997410
Roving31918997410
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Interesting tour in May 2016
May 2016 Two of us arrived and Ben said that he was waiting for 2 additional people who were supposed to join the t
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