New York City

Guided Central Park Pedicab Tour

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Central Park Pedicab Tour

From $50.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get to know Central Park, the most visited urban park in the United States, on a private pedicab tour. Take a leisurely ride around this iconic New York City landmark, exploring its many bridges, fountains and statues while learning about its history and design from the experienced driver/guide. See the spots featured in more than 300 different films since 1908 and discover interesting details and anecdotes about the park.
  • See the park's famous bridges, fountains, and statues
  • Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a driver-guide
  • Learn the history of Central Park and see movie locations and celebrity homes
  • Discover hidden spots that aren’t in the guidebooks

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Pedicab tour
  • Tips (gratuities)
  • Hotel pickup
  • Drop off in other place rather than our regular finish spot
  • No tour for 1 person. Need 2 persons per booking.

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1411 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Departure Point: Close to 58th Street and 6th Avenue (Exact location provided on voucher) Address: 1411 6th Avenue New York, NY 10019 Directions: Closest subway is F train stops at 57 Street & 6th Avenue (1-3 minutes) Dates: See Availability Return point: Tour ends at 59th Street & 7th Avenue

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Bethesda Fountain

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bow Bridge

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No tour for 1 person. MINIMUM NEEDED 2 persons
  • It is recommended that you book AT THE BEGINNING of your vacation. In case of rain you can reschedule to next day. We do not conduct tours in the rain or even small chance of rain
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress warmly in winter months
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Definitely recommend!
Annie_L, Apr 2024
V was amazing! His energy and knowledge made the tour so enjoyable! Weather wasn’t the best but he really took care of us to ensure we were staying dry and still having fun😊 Definitely recommend!
Start spreading the news
Jennifer_G, Mar 2024
John was wonderful, knowledgeable and a delight to be with. Full of modern and historical references about the park. And a Instagram photo shoot at no extra charge. Book him now.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you so much for the glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that John provided you with a fantastic experience during your visit to the park. It's wonderful to know that his extensive knowledge, engaging personality, and creative touches, like the Instagram photo shoot, made your time with him truly enjoyable. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to John. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon for another memorable adventure!
Great guide!
Lisa_K, Feb 2024
We had a great experience with Vitaly! He showed up right on time at the listed address.. (I had been nervous about paying in advance then having to find him on a busy street - but he was exactly at the address on time). He started by asking my son and I what our priorities were on the tour which I appreciated. He was friendly, engaging, and informative throughout. I have been to Central Park countless times so really did this for my son. However, I learned so many interesting facts and really enjoyed it. Vitaly took a few great photos of us as well. Overall, a lovely way to spend an hour as a tourist in Manhattan.. Do not hesitate to book with Vitaly!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Wow Lisa!!! Thank you very much! It was my pleasure to ride you & your son through Central Park and garages of NYC:). I am blowing away with knowledge of your son Eliot about Seneca Village & Hooverville that many locals does not know. Have a great day!
Fantastic ❤️
Helen_W, Dec 2023
We could have not asked for a better guide.. very knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time from Start to finish we were smiling.. never felt rushed or on a timer definitely recommend ❤️
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you so much for your delightful review! It brings me immense joy to hear that your experience was not just satisfactory but also enjoyable. Creating a seamless and enjoyable journey for our guests is always our top priority, and knowing that you felt informed, entertained, and comfortable throughout is truly heartening. Happy Holidays!!!
Autumn in New York 🎶
Adam_B, Nov 2023
We had the most amazing pedicab trip around Central Park! Vitali was a fantastic guide and his tour had the perfect balance between fun, history and facts. Despite the rain, it really was a fantastic end to our trip to New York. We would definitely recommend Vitali as a tour guide!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you so much! Happy Holidays!!!
Great Tour!
Erin_O, Sep 2023
The driver was on time, super fun and very informative. Highly recommend making reservations online!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for your fantastic review! Making reservations online is a great tip. Online reservations can save time and ensure availability, making the planning process more convenient.
Nice 1 hour tour
Scott_F, Aug 2023
We had an hour tour which was perfect. Jon was our guide. We had several opportunities to take pics. He was informative and it was worth the price. I'd do it again.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your hour-long tour with Jon as your guide. It's wonderful to know that you had plenty of opportunities to capture memorable pictures and found Jon's information valuable. We truly appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to welcoming you back for another tour in the future.
VITALY IS THE MAN(ny pacquaio!)
Jasmine_N, Aug 2023
Vitaly was awesome!!! He was so easy to communicate with.. he was so nice! We had a wonderful in his “office!” Highly recommended!! If you want to tour central park, Vitaly is THE MAN(ny pacquaio haha)!! 10 STARS!!!!!!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am absolutely thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time and glad to know that you enjoyed your time exploring my "office" 😄. Thanks again for your 10-star rating! I truly appreciate your support.
Our tour guide was...
akscarboro, Jul 2023
Our tour guide was fantastic! We loved all the history he shared with us about Central Park. Highly recommend him!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with our tour guide during your visit to Central Park. It's wonderful that you enjoyed the historical insights he shared with you. We take great pride in providing knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides who can enhance our guests' experiences.
Best Tour Guide Ever!
Judy_M, Jul 2023
We had the best experience ever! Our tour guide was fantastic! He was very knowledgable and made the trip so fun! We did not want the experience to end and we can't wait to do it again.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Wow, thank you for the glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that you had the best experience ever with us. Our team takes great pride in providing knowledgeable and enjoyable tours, and it's fantastic to know that your tour guide lived up to your expectations.
Made to feel touristy and too much of a hard tour and sell. Overall good and worth it, but don't need the extras
Heather_K, Jul 2023
Loved being able to see things and not be on foot the whole time. It is big. Did not like the movie star focus. Don't care. Like history. Movie location, okay but we were there to really just be ridden around for the hour and hear history. I don't want music blaring. Hurts my ears. Also you should put a mic in the cart so people can hear you and we don't have to strain to hear. Don't take stupid pics. Just take good pics in good location a couple of times. Our biker was nice to wait for us to use the restroom and overall a kind person. Just too much random stuff.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We appreciate your perspective and value your insights. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the opportunity to explore Central Park from a different perspective and not have to walk the entire time. The size of the park can indeed be overwhelming, so the pedicab tour provides a convenient way to cover more ground. You mentioned feeling touristy during your tour. We understand that it can sometimes be a concern when engaging in tourist activities. However, it's important to remember that exploring new places and experiencing different attractions is a natural part of traveling. We understand that you were not particularly fond of the movie scenes and celebrity focus during the tour. Different people have varying interests. Most of our customers know Central Park because of movies. Your suggestion to incorporate a microphone in the pedicab is also valuable. However, there are about a hundred pedicabs and no one incorporated it. Regarding the photography aspect, we understand your preference for quality pictures in the right locations. However, we are praised for taking creative photos rather than regular ones. In tour description states, there are 3 stops in a tour and each stop is 5 minutes long so you are not all the time in a pedicab. Your assumption that you will be all the time in a pedicab is not correct. On a positive note, we are delighted to hear that your pedicab biker was considerate and accommodating throughout the tour, including waiting for you to use the restroom. Customer service and the attitude of the guide greatly impact the overall experience, and we're glad to know that your biker was attentive and kind.
Bike in the park
Sue_W, Jun 2023
Great experience, John was a fantastic guide who showed us the best parts of Central Park and explained the history of the area very well, with gusto.
Ask for Buddy the Elf
Darlene_J, Feb 2023
This tour was part of my sister's NYC birthday weekend extravaganza and Buddy stayed in step with the theme. He was animated, informational, and very detained. He consulted with us on exactly what we wanted. Definitely a must do when you visit NYC.
Fun in the Park
Suzan_M, Jan 2023
What a fun, educational, and entertaining way to experience Central Park! A highlight of our NYC visit!
Amazing!!
Marlene_T, Dec 2022
Buddy the Elf was a great tour guide and really made the experience fun and great. He took his time and really brought the stories to life.
Best Elfin Tour!
Angie_M, Dec 2022
Buddy (Vitali), thank you, thank you, thank you!! You were the most fabulous tour guide we could have asked for! Knowledgeable, entertaining, interactive, and just downright fun! We were only in NYC for a day and this was one of our must do's on our list and the first stop of our day. It was the best way to start the day, seeing the highlights of Central Park, singing along with the popular movie/show theme songs, and just joking around. Buddy (Vitali) was a great photographer and great with my 8 year old son! I honestly cannot recommend the tour with enough! I promise you won't regret it!
Great tour of Central Park.
Karen_S, Dec 2022
Our guide was amazing. He was fun and informative. He pointed out many landmarks and went into detail about movies filmed in the park as well as famous people. He definitely knew his stuff. I would highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic tour!
Evelin_D, Dec 2022
Vitaliy (The Alf) was amazing! Enthousiastic, humoristic and took his time to explain a lot of things about the park. Would highly recommend this guy!
Buddy the elf your - AMAZING
Neil_S, Dec 2022
Buddy the elf was amazing, funny and a great knowledge of Central Park. I would highly recommend his tour, you will not be disappointed.
Buddy the Elf Experience
Samantha_J, Dec 2022
Peter aka Buddy the Elf was a wonderful tour guide! He was very knowledgeable, polite, and fun. Our group of six took three peicabs around central park and laughed until our sides hurt. Highly recommend this tour to others!!
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