1. United States
  2. New York State
  3. New York City
  4. Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center Art & Architecture Tour: Flexible Ticket

Product ID: 108328
See gallery
The New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days. If you are traveling to New York from any of these states, visitors are required to complete the online Travel Health Form.
Discover the brilliant history behind the art and architecture of Rockefeller Center- an Art Deco masterpiece. An expert guide will delight visitors with stories and photos revealing so much more as you tour these unique buildings, gardens and spaces.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 75 minutes
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Wheelchair accessible

Select participants and date:



  • Understand the vision that created this “city within a city” with its abundance of world-class art
  • Tour both inside and outside – including breathtaking murals – one of which replaced a controversial mural by Diego Rivera
  • See how the heroic statue of Atlas physically relates to neighboring St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Hear the stories behind the artwork, their meaning and their significance
  • Explore the free art exhibition about Frieze Sculpture, their largest display of artwork to date
  • Revel in the iconic views of the skating rink and the Christmas tree (in winter)
Full description
Join for an extraordinary look into the rich history and breathtaking artistry of New York's most famous Art Deco landmark. Your journey will begin over 80 years ago with John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s unwavering vision for a cultural center in Midtown Manhattan and touches upon all the great works of art and architecture that comprise Rockefeller Center today.

A fun, expert guide will lead the way through the famous streets, buildings and artworks that make up this wondrous “city within a city,” and unveil the treasured and inspiring stories behind them. Follow your guide and listen with your own personal headset to ensure that you have a clear, uninterrupted experience. This closed-circuit connection makes the tour unique amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City. With such a wealth of ground to cover, it would be impossible to see it all in just over an hour, therefore each tour differs slightly from the next, lending an opportunity for guests to encounter their own personal experience.

Tour Highlights:

- World-famous skating rink at the heart of Rockefeller Center
- Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi, Michio Ihara and Paul Manship including his iconic Prometheus statue
- The heroic statue of Atlas, just steps from St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- The Channel Gardens, offering cool fountains in summer and dramatic views from 5th Avenue of the majestic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in winter
- The Eastern Airlines Building, current home of the Today Show Studio
- The International Building with relief sculptures by Lee Lawrie, Gaston Lachaise, Attillio Piccirilli and Leo Lentelli
- The exquisite mural paintings of Jose Maria Sert and Sir Frank Brangwyn in 30 Rockefeller Plaza (“30 Rock”) - also known as the Comcast Building
  • 75 minute guided walking tour
  • Personal audio receiver headset for use during the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Admission to other attractions in Rockefeller Center - including the Top of the Rock Observatory
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Enter the "Top of the Rock" main entrance at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The entrance is marked by a red carpet. Once inside, walk directly ahead to the Will Call/Guest Services Desk, and check in for the tour there. If arriving by Subway (B,D,F,M), exit the subway at the Concourse Level and make your way towards the Main Box Office for "Top of the Rock" which is on that same level. Ascend the large circular staircase to street level and check in at the Will Call/Guest Services Desk for your tour.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information
What to bring
  • Face mask or protective covering
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Tours run daily, rain or shine
• Tours run daily from 10:00 - 19:30 with the exception of 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 18:00 and 18:30 (no tours are offered at those times)
• Reservations are not required and cannot be made in advance
• Maximum capacity per tour is 20 persons
• This is a walking tour. No seating available
• Assigned tour times are given the day of arrival based upon availability

From US$ 27.22 per person

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 6 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by