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Rockefeller Center Art Tour, New York City

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    1 hour and 15 minutes (approximately)

  • Start time

    The Rockefeller Center is open 24 hours a day. Tours depart from 10am to 5pm, every hour.

  • Meeting Point
    Rockefeller Center
    45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111, United States
    Rockefeller Center is located in midtown Manhattan and encompasses the six square blocks between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas from 48th -51st Streets.
    Closest subway to Rockefeller Center Tour: B, D, F, V at 47-50/Rock Center
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Admire extensive artwork, sculptures and architectural wonders at the Rockefeller Center
  • Be guided through the highlights of the Rockefeller Center by a local historian
  • Hear fascinating stories, facts and interesting anecdotes from your tour guide
  • Admire the famous gilt statue of Prometheus, the bronze statue of Atlas and the stainless steel sculpture of News among other artistic treasures
  • You will be provided with a personal headset so as not to miss a single word of the guide’s commentary
  • Rockefeller Center is a must-do on every NYC tour

Overview

Explore Rockefeller Center’s rich history and fascinating art on a tour guided by a local historian. Known predominantly for its Top of the Rock Observation Deck and as the NBC headquarters, the building’s fascinating Art Deco design with its fantastic collection of public art makes it an absolute must-visit for all NYC tourists!

While your guide regales you with fascinating stories and “did you know?” anecdotes, admire the great works of art and architecture. A complex of 19 buildings and gardens, the Rockefeller Center boasts a rich assortment of Art Deco statues, sculptures, and murals, including the famous gilt statue of Prometheus in the Lower Plaza and Atlas on Fifth Avenue.

Itinerary

Meet your guide at the Rockefeller Center in time for the start of the tour. With a local historian presiding over the tour, you will explore the extensive artworks and architectural nuances at the center and understand the important innovations that made Rockefeller Center revolutionary when it was built in the 1930s.

Known predominantly for its eponymous Christmas Tree, its public skating rink, Top of the Rock Observation Deck and the NBC headquarters, Rockefeller Center’s fascinating Art Deco design with its fantastic collection of public art makes it an absolute must-visit for all NYC tourists!

Be led through the centre’s most significant buildings, gardens and spaces and study some of the most distinctive pieces of art. Admire the gilded statue of Prometheus by Paul Manship; the mighty Atlas holding up a globe by sculptor Lee Lawrie, Isamu Noguchi’s eye-catching bas-relief News; and Catalan artist Josep Maria Sert’s stunning mural, American Progress.

After the tour ends, you can continue sightseeing on your own.

Inclusions

  • Admission to Rockefeller Center
  • Guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

Please bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you.

The voucher is valid for 21 days from service date. This voucher can be exchanged only once and misuse is considered a criminal offence.

The Rockefeller Center tour does not guarantee times and dates on vouchers. The Rockefeller Center reserves the right to assign times and dates based upon the availability at the time the voucher is redeemed for service, and makes every effort to accommodate the times and dates printed on the voucher.

Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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