Private Tours

Schedule a private tour with official Central Park Conservancy guides and other members of our expert staff for a unique and exclusive experience in Central Park.

Prefer to avoid groups, interested in a special experience with loved ones and friends, or simply looking for a flexible option that works with your schedule? Schedule a private tour with official Central Park Conservancy guides and our expert staff for a unique and exclusive experience in Central Park.

Private tours are available seven days a week between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm (pending staff availability).

COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

Ensuring the health and safety of our guests, staff, and the public is our top priority. Central Park Conservancy tours follow recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State and New York City guidelines, including reduced tour sizes (10 max), mandatory mask wearing by all visitors aged 2 years and older and maintaining 6 feet of social distance at all times. Free audio equipment will be provided to encourage ample space between visitors.

Guests that have tested positive for COVID-19, been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and/or experienced COVID-19 symptoms (i.e. loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, fever, cough, etc.) in the 14 days prior to their Central Park Conservancy Tour should request a raincheck for a future program by emailing [email protected].

Read about tour policies related to COVID-19, inclement weather and more on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

RATES

$150 for up to 6 guests ($250 for Conservatory Garden)

$25 per additional guest after 6 (10 maximum)

Discounts available for Central Park Conservancy members.

Requests for tours outside of 9:00 am–5:00 pm will incur an additional charge.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Private tours take place rain or shine, except in the event of extreme weather conditions. In this case tours may be rescheduled. Private tours are nonrefundable after the reservation has been confirmed.

HOW TO BOOK

Request a private tour through our Private Tours Request Form.

Requests should be made two weeks in advance to guarantee the best availability. Tours are not confirmed until payment is received in full.

Have questions? Review our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at [email protected].

Available Private Tours

At this time we are unable to accept requests for customized tours.

  • Private Tour

    Iconic Views of Central Park

    Take our signature tour for an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. This tour is also available in Spanish, French, and Italian.
  • Private Tour

    Conservatory Garden

    Tour the Park's only formal garden, known for its extraordinary floral displays, through the eyes of its curator and director, Diane Schaub, and her experienced staff. The Conservatory Garden tour is unavailable from November – March.
  • Private Tour

    Belvedere: A Beautiful View

    Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation.
  • Private Tour

    Heart of the Park

    Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on a tour highlighting famed spots like Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, and Strawberry Fields. This tour is also available in Spanish and Italian.
  • Private Tour

    The North Woods

    Escape the chaos of the City in the North Woods, an idyllic woodland oasis showcasing cascades, streams, and thriving greenery. The North Woods Tour is unavailable in January and February. This tour is also available in Spanish and Italian.
  • Private Tour

    Seneca Village Tour

    Before Central Park was built, the area from West 83rd to West 89th Street was home to Seneca Village, the largest community of African-American property owners in New York. Learn about its history, the lives of its residents, and what new archaeological discoveries have revealed about this remarkable community.
  • Private Tour

    Statues & Monuments

    Although the Park’s original design did not include statues and monuments, many groups have proposed additions to its grounds since it opened. Learn more about the Park’s statues and monuments and how the Conservancy cares for them.
  • Private Tour

    Hidden Highlights of the North End

    History buffs will love this tour Central Park’s north end, which played a key role in military strategy during both the American Revolution and the War of 1812.