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New York - Central Park: Statues and Fountains and Lakes

Central Park: Statues and Fountains and Lakes

(427 reviews)
Central Park, New York, United States
40 mins

About the tour

Oh my! This instalment of our Central Park series (previously known as part one) will focus on the midsection of the park. Starting with a stroll along The Mall, we'll make our way towards Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge and The Lake. From there we will wander past Strawberry Fields before ending at The Dakota, New York's first luxury apartment building.

Meet your local guide

Aaron K. and Patrick

Aaron and Patrick both grew up on farms, but having lived in New York City for over 25 years, they consider themselves New Yorkers. Their tours are energetic and fast-paced - much like the city they love. While venturing through New York City's iconic highlights, viewers will also discover some hidden gems and learn where to find a sweet treat or the best slice of New York-style pizza. Better yet, you get to stroll through Times Square (and on New Year's eve, catch over a million partiers!) or see a stunning fireworks display from Belvedere Castle. "We have so many funny memories but here are two of our favorites. During one of our Christmas tours, we slipped on the ice in front of hundreds of Virtualtrips viewers - luckily, we were fine! On a different tour, we happened upon a person dressed as a tap-dancing fox in Washington square park. A rare sighting indeed!" Patrick laughs. Virtual trips voyagers have the opportunity to see New York from Aaron and Patrick's perspective. Their positive energy is infectious and each tour feels like a love letter to the city. Come take a bite out of The Big Apple with the NYC tour!

Aaron K. and Patrick has been guiding since Sep 2020

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to New York with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from New York. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Dee (from Central Texas) C.

01 April 2021

Aaron K & Patrick have such wonderful energy. I throughly enjoy their tours. They make the funniest puns, and others join in & encourage them puns. It is great. The sights are wonderful, & the fact that they are locals makes it nice. You get the hometown vibe, 'tude, and realness. The facts on NYC are so much more than most know. So, next time you see a NYC tour with Aaron K & Patrick, book! The journey is totally worth it. Thank you guys again!

Cheryl M.

01 April 2021

Its a gloomy day and this was a great lift of spirits. They are always fun.

Patricia M.

01 April 2021

Amazing as usual!

Karen L.

01 April 2021

Interesting walk around park, loved tiled ceiling. Personal I would have preferred to do your when fountains where full and working to see their splendor but that is unavoidable I appreciate at this time of year.

Christine (CA Red Hatter) C.

01 April 2021

Thanks for another enjoyable tour!

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