Times Square Walking Tour

Visit the "Crossroads of the World”!

Learn Interesting Insider Stories

Private Version of Tour Available

Welcome to the Center of the Universe!

Times Square got its name from the New York Times building (The Times Tower). But, there’s a behind-the-scenes story that will tell you how it wasn’t that simple. Get the answers to the questions you’ve always wondered: How and why did the New Year’s Eve ball drop tradition begin? How many Broadway theaters are there? There’s only one way to find out.


Learn the history and significance of this special location

Experience behind the scenes Broadway stories

Find out why we named it Times Square

See where 1 million visitors cram together to celebrate New Years Eve!

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Trip Details


$50, but best value is the combo with our Hell’s Kitchen or Grand Central food tours for a $25 discount

Tours require a minimum of 2 guests to open, and then single travelers can join. If you are a single traveler, and are having trouble booking, please email or call.

Departure time

10:30 am

Meeting point

Upon your reservation, you will receive a confirmation with maps and best mode of transportation to get to your meeting point

Finish Point

8th Avenue & 45th Street


Seven days a week, rain or shine


Approximately 75 minutes

Group size

All tours are semi-private with 8 people or less


It is a walking tour, but the pace is slow and comfortable


1.1 miles

Private Tour Option

All of our tours are available as private tours. Enjoy the same great tour with just your friends and family, and one of our guides. Get in touch to plan your tour today!

What You’ll Do and See

The neon lights are bright on this tour! Times Square is one of the most visited places on the planet, and with good reason. You will be electrified by the energy and excitement of this metropolitan hub from the moment you set foot on its streets. On this NYC walking tour, your personal guide will accompany you through the crowds and share stories of how this area earned its nickname “The Center of the Universe.” Gaze upon the massive billboards and soaring skyscrapers as you wander through New York’s famed theater district and learn how Broadway became the beloved cultural institution it is today. Find out how this iconic urban core emerged from decades of crime-ridden decline and became the glittering crown jewel of New York City.

This tour continues with a stroll down the world-famous Restaurant Row and into the heart of New York’s most infamous neighborhood.

Looking for more? You can add on another NYC neighborhood tour and create a combo package with either our Hell’s Kitchen Food Tour(opens in a new tab), Grand Central Indoor Food Tour(opens in a new tab), or opt for a triple combo with Hell’s Kitchen and our Central Park Walking Tour(opens in a new tab).

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