Rockefeller Center Observatory

360 Degree Cityscape Views

Midtown Manhattan Walkabout

Enrich Your NYC Visit with a Thrilling Panoramic View of the Big Apple

Our Midtown and Top of the Rock tour will give you an unforgettable introduction to The City That Never Sleeps. This escorted walking tour of Midtown Manhattan will take you to impressive architecture, famous neighborhoods, renowned landmarks, memorials, and more! All while your friendly CityRove guide shares with you both the famous and lesser-known history of this special city. After an approximately 2.5 mile stroll and subway ride, we’ll top off the tour with a visit to the Rockefeller Center and Plaza in the heart of Manhattan, one of the most iconic buildings in New York. From the Observatory at the top of The Rock, you’ll be awestruck by the 360 degree views of Manhattan, the best in NYC!

Tour Highlights Include:

Visit some of NYC’s monumental and popular parks - Washington Square, Union Square and parts of Central Park

Experience your own esoteric, intuitive vibrations as you stand over the IMAGINE monument in Strawberry Fields, Central Park

Take in the stunning cityscape views from the observation deck of one of New York’s most iconic buildings

See some of the most impressive architecture in Manhattan including the Flatiron Building and the Empire State Building

Get to know the area of Midtown known for having the best shopping, dining and entertainment

This is an experience for all ages and types, whether you are a couple, group, or family!

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Tour Details

Tour Details



  • 2-5 guests: $178 USD/per person
  • 6-9: $166 USD/pp
  • 10-12: $156 USD/pp
  • 13-15: $146 USD/pp


  • 0-7 guests: $79 USD/pp
  • 8-15: $75 USD/pp


  • 2-8 guests: $143.28 USD/pp
  • 9-15: $133.28 USD/pp

Departure time

Customizable, select at the time of booking.

Meeting point

This tour will meet at Union Square Park at West 14th Street & Broadway, near the rotunda of the Union Square West Subway Station, New York, NY


*Look for the CityRove guest assistant with the white & green banner/flag.


March 15th – Dec 30th
Sun – Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm


The escorted walk portion of this tour is approximately 2.5 hours; Observatory time will vary according to your preference.

Group size

Max 25 persons per booking.


  • Admission fees to the Top of the Rock and taxes
  • Tour guide/escort
  • Subway transportation fares

Not included

  • Food & drinks
  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Foreign language translation/interpretation

Participation requirements

This tour is mostly walking – you will be exposed to the natural elements during much of the tour; we advise wearing comfortable footwear for walking and clothing for weather conditions. High heeled shoes should not be worn for this activity.

Additional Info

  • Wheelchair accessible (including all transportation)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

What You’ll See and Do

The tour starts when you meet your CityRove tour guide/escort at Union Square. Union Square is an important landmark in New York’s history, it is a transportation and shopping hub, this is also the dividing line between Downtown and Midtown Manhattan.

Your tour will commence with a bit about Union Square followed by a guided walk through Midtown Manhattan. Our walk will traverse an area approximately 3.5 miles long, starting from West 4th Street and making our way north to the IMAGINE Monument in Strawberry Fields and then to the Rockefeller Center. It may include an area 3-4 blocks wide from 5th Avenue to 7th & Broadway. If your group is the only party on the tour, this walk can be customized! Let your tour guide know if there’s any particular Midtown sight or spot you would like to visit.

On our walk we’ll visit the iconic Washington Square Park and New York University (NYU). The central part of NYU is its Washington Square campus in the heart of Greenwich Village, then through the Chelsea area, as well as the iconic Penn Station, Madison Square Garden and Koreatown. Among the exciting neighborhoods we will see is Chelsea, the famously bustling Times Square, including parts of the Theatre District.

As we make our way further north, we’ll get to visit Central Park. There we’ll stop by the IMAGINE memorial, which is in the southwest section of the park known as Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon of The Beatles. We’ll see some of the most iconic architecture in New York City along the way, including the Flatiron Building, the Empire State Building and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Note, the Rockefeller Center is the same building where SNL and the Today Show are filmed and Rockefeller Plaza is where the famous NYC Christmas tree and ice skating rink are located. Admission to Rockefeller Top of the Rock is included in the tour price and we’ll tour the plaza before heading to the observatory at the Top of the Rock.

Finally, we’ll take in the stunning cityscape views, arguably the best in the city, from the observation deck of one of New York’s most well known buildings.

Our tour ends at the entrance to the Observatory. You may continue your NYC adventure after the tour.

Good to Know

Booking Process

Ticket purchase deadline: up to 3 hours prior to the start of the tour.

Notification emails for each booking: Yes.

Confirmation method: Instant notification via email.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund or tour credit, you must cancel at least 36 hours before the start time of the tour or activity.

Cancellation must be made via an email message to CityRove Tours.

If you cancel less than 36 hours before the start time of the tour, the amount you paid may not be refunded.

Any changes made less than 24 hours before the tour’s start time may not be accepted.

Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

CityRove Tours reserve the right to cancel a customer's booking for a full refund in the case of

Bad weather.

Not enough travelers.

Issues affecting the availability of Rockefella, Atop of the Rock.

Any emergency situation in the City that may affect walking in the areas of this tour.

Note: Please be sure to have access to your phone or other mobile communication devices as we may need to reach you in the event of an emergency or change in the tour's program.

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