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New York City: Central Park Ice Skating and Walking Tour

Product ID: 317007
Immerse yourself in the grandeur of New York City’s legendary Central Park. Be guided through many of the park’s most timeless sights, an experience which culminates with open-air ice skating at the historic Wollman Rink.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
Starting times 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go ice skating at the iconic Wollman Rink
  • Visit Central Park including Strawberry Fields and Bethesda Terrace
  • View the wintery city landscape
Full description
You will begin with a 1-hour discovery of the secrets and splendor of New York’s iconic Central Park, the 843-acre landscape masterpiece that has graced the city since it’s opening in 1857. Stroll below the soaring cathedral-like canopy of American elms at "The Mall", originally designed to accommodate the width of carriages of the time.

Next, gaze upon the 2.5-acre Strawberry Fields that pay tribute to the late Beatle, John Lennon, and his vision of peace and hope for the world. You will also learn the significance of the 26-feet-high neoclassical Bethesda Fountain, also known as Angel of the Waters.

Finally, enjoy a quintessential New York City winter activity: ice skating in Central Park. Steeped in tradition, New York City ice skating dates back to 1858 with skating on the lake, and continued nearly a century later when Wollman Rink opened in 1950.

Skate by day and feel the crisp winter air and sunshine on your face, or conjure up romance with evening skating under the stars and the twinkling backdrop of city lights. Either way, the enchanting winter ambiance as you glide across the ice at Wollman Rink is an experience that should not be missed, whether you’re visiting New York City or are a long-time resident.
Includes
  • Ice skate rental
  • Admission to Wollman Rink
  • 1-hour guided walking tour
  • Audio headset
  • Professional and licensed guide
  • Century 21 gift card
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food (available for purchase)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet at Central Park West and 72nd Street (south east corner). Please look for the check-in supervisor wearing a City Rambler gold logo hat or jacket. Call 646-992-4276 if you have any problem finding your tour guide.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The Wollman Rink tickets will be distributed by your tour guide prior to the start of the walking tour
• Additional equipment such as ice walkers, helmets, or pads are not available at Wollman Rink
• Ice resurfacing is required throughout the day and takes approximately 30 minutes
• Lockers are available for rent at an additional fee
• Everyone must wait in the line to enter the rink complex - there is no skip-the-line access
Customer reviews
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Tour of the park was great. Ice skating tickets are supposed to be skip the line tickets but when we did skip the line we were send back by the staff as apparently there is only one line for everyone. Also tickets are cheaper when bought directly at the rink so you are better off buying your ice skating tickets directly there.

January 4, 2020

Tour of the park was great. Ice skating tickets are supposed to be skip the line tickets but when we did skip the line we were send back by the staff as apparently there is only one line for everyone. Also tickets are cheaper when bought directly at the rink so you are better off buying your ice skating tickets directly there.

January 4, 2020

January 2, 2020

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City Rambler

Product ID: 317007