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Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour provided by Ben's Bagel Tours

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2 adults
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Overview
Important Information
Departure Point
Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Continental breakfast
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Central Terminal
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nora_Keith wrote a review Oct 2019
Fairfield, Connecticut4 contributions2 helpful votes
Growing up in the New York suburbs, living in Connecticut, working in NYC for a while, I have been in Grand Central Terminal countless times. This 90 minute tour was jam-packed with information I had never considered as part of the 700,000 people passing through the Terminal
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Benjamin W, Owner at Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Wow! Thank you so much! And thank you for Shmearing the word about Ben’s Bagel Tours
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Jim D wrote a review Jul 2019
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Ben was great, very knowledgeable and took his time explaining the history. Born NYC native and knew his stuff!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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ricmo wrote a review Jul 2019
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Ben Wagenberg may be the most knowledgeable bagel expert around. And he knows an enormous amount about NYC and its history as well. Put the two together and the result is a really great and unusual "bagel tour." You get a super fresh bagel and after an extensive tour of Grand
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Gabriela C wrote a review Jun 2018
12 contributions3 helpful votes
When they say insights, they mean information. This does not take you to the back of the public areas or something like that. Ben is, however, the greatest tour guide, but I would recommend a container to storage the bagels instead of just taking them out of a bag in your duffel
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Benjamin W, Manager at Grand Central: The Open Sesame Bagel Tour
Responded 17 May 2019
Thank you Gabriel. We are always improving our presentation and great to hear "the greatest tour guide" comment. That means alot.
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Lewis D wrote a review May 2018
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Ben was extremely knowledgeable and shared with my partner and I fascinating insights into this amazing station.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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787angell
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So much fun with Bagels!
The tour was great. First we walked around Herald Square. I’d been there so many times, but had never heard the his
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Travelluvr12
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COMPLETE SCAM - WOULD GIVE ZERO STARS IF I COULD
Complete scam. Didn’t make bagels or even have really anything to do with bagels. Walked around midtown for an ho
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992bernaj
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Bagel ‘making’ tour
To be honest, this was more ‘walk’ around and hear about Macy’s and other landmarks than anything else. We met at a
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367juliex
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Learned a lot about the Lower East Side
This was a cool tour. We came in expecting it to be about bagels, but it was more about the immigrant-filled histor
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BGSage
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Interesting and Delicious!
I took this tour with my sister and it was phenomenal! Ben was full of knowledge, both about bagels and the surroun
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passportuptodate2020
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Who knew where bagels came from?
Ben combines the history of the area around Ess-a-Bagel - Herald Square, Macy's, the original Gimbels building, Gre
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Matthew F
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Great Day of History and Bagels
Great tour of the Herald Square area followed by a unique and educational tour of Ess-a-Bagel store. Behind the sce
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PLandryHappy
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LOVED the walking tour for Ben's Bagels - Interesting & Tasty!!
This is so fun, for the family and fascinating as a participant! Delicious and engrossing, if you think you know so
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radnyc2
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Wonderful Bagel Tour with Ben
Highly recommend this tour to get both history of the city and a birds eye view of how to make bagels. It is amaz
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Gail S
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Ben’s Bagel’s Tour
What a fun way to spend time with friends and family. Learning the history of the Herald Square, Macy’s department
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JoBo101
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Ben’s Bagel Tour, Lower East Side
Ben was a great guide, passionate about his home area. We loved all the stops into the different shops, markets and
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508karenl
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Deliciously entertaining!
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Ben is so knowledgeable about NYC history, being a lifelong New Yorker it comes nat
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Roving31918997410
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Interesting tour in May 2016
May 2016 Two of us arrived and Ben said that he was waiting for 2 additional people who were supposed to join the t
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Vacation45053142975
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Behind-the-scenes peek at history!
Ben’s access to the hidden apartment at Grand Central Station together with his knowledge of the history of this ic
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Laura S
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Great tour
Central Station is a wonderful place to go. Ben explained in great detail its history. Its a very interesting tour!
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Key Details
  • Grand Central Terminal, Campbell Apartment, and 2 more
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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