New York - Madison Square Park & the Flatiron District

Madison Square Park & the Flatiron District

(110 reviews)
Madison Square Park/Flatiron Disctrict, New York, United States
40 mins

About the tour

In the heart of the Flatiron and NoMad districts of Manhattan sits this quaint urban park, but its surroundings are anything but quaint! Many of Manhattan's original skyscrapers (including the historic Flatiron Building and the Met Life Building) flank this park and we'll explore them all. We may even see the statue of a certain President of the United States who was sworn in just around the corner!

Meet your local guide

Aaron K. and Patrick

Aaron and Patrick both grew up on farms, but having lived in New York City for over 25 years, they consider themselves New Yorkers. Their tours are energetic and fast-paced - much like the city they love. While venturing through New York City's iconic highlights, viewers will also discover some hidden gems and learn where to find a sweet treat or the best slice of New York-style pizza. Better yet, you get to stroll through Times Square (and on New Year's eve, catch over a million partiers!) or see a stunning fireworks display from Belvedere Castle. "We have so many funny memories but here are two of our favorites. During one of our Christmas tours, we slipped on the ice in front of hundreds of Virtualtrips viewers - luckily, we were fine! On a different tour, we happened upon a person dressed as a tap-dancing fox in Washington square park. A rare sighting indeed!" Patrick laughs. Virtual trips voyagers have the opportunity to see New York from Aaron and Patrick's perspective. Their positive energy is infectious and each tour feels like a love letter to the city. Come take a bite out of The Big Apple with the NYC tour!

Aaron K. and Patrick has been guiding since Sep 2020

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to New York with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from New York. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Bec H.

28 February 2021

Great tours always very interesting and engaging!

Ole L.

28 February 2021

Aaron and Patrick are great tour guides. Their commentary is very informative and they engage just the right amount with the chat. Always look forward to their tours.

Janice U.

28 February 2021

Several years ago I made my way down to the Flat Iron Building for my first time. I thought the park near by was a little bit of Central Park as I had no idea of location, size, etc. Well, then came and I am learning my geography of NYC so I’ll know it so much better thanks to you both. I loved seeing the park and people with strollers, walking, and of course, seeing the Flat Iron Building again. You both are charming and extremely knowledgeable and always so uplifting. Gifted beyond words. Thanks for making my day! See you again soon. Janice U. From the Cape.

Cynthia W.

28 February 2021

Always a great tour with these wonderful guys. Always get extra. Don’t miss out on this great tour.

Luisa M.

27 February 2021

I love these guys, they are just brilliant

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