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Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour

  • 1.5-hour tour of Grand Central—with a bagel
  • See an iconic New York City landmark
  • Explore local history and culture
Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour
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Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour
From US$40.00
Explore the art, architecture and history of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal with a 1.5-hour tour that begins in true NYC style—with a hot, fresh bagel. Spot the starry skies that arc above the terminal’s main concourse as you follow your guide to trace the details on its famous façade. Capture images of the beautiful Tiffany clock, see the hidden and romantic Campbell Apartment, and hear stories about New York’s golden age of rail in the Kissing Room and the Whispering Gallery. 
What to Expect
A triumph of architecture and transportation for its era, Grand Central has been renowned as a premier destination for more than 100 years. Trains such as the 20th Century Limited set the highest standard of luxury travel for its time. Granted landmark status in 1976, Grand Central remains one of New York’s great tourist destinations with many stories to tell.
These days, the terminal is also a destination for deliciousness exhibited at an exceptional range of top food establishments. A special variety of these yummy delights can be experienced at Grand Central Market and at several eateries on the lower level dining concourse.
Begin the tour with everyone receiving a hot fresh bagel, the iconic symbol of New York! We then explore the terminal beginning with the main concourse, move on to the Vanderbilt Waiting Room, and go outside and look at the famous facade of the terminal. Visit the famous Campbell Apartment (even very few New Yorkers know it exists!) and on to such sites as the Kissing Room and Whispering Gallery.
Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2018
Good info

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Gabriela C
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Grand Central

Ben was extremely knowledgeable and shared with my partner and I fascinating insights into this amazing station.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lewis D
Reviewed 15 April 2018
The Grand Central Experience

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mariamerc498
Reviewed 23 October 2017
Grand Central Tour

Ben's Bagel Tour of Grand Central Station was filled with interesting information, history and a bagel!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jennifer P
Benjamin W, Owner at Ben's Bagel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Josephine, Thank you so much for comments. Please spread the word about Ben's Bagel Tours!

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile
Great tour

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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank tranquilaNY
Benjamin W, Owner at Ben's Bagel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Ben Wagenberg Ben's Bagel Tours

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