South Bronx Renaissance Tour in New York, NY

Inside Out ToursGrand Central TerminalNew York, NY 10009
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Learn all about the Bronx and its rich history during this 3-hour guided tour through the South Bronx cultural corridor. Guests will understand the growth and decline of the Bronx with walks through all areas of the borough. From the wealth beginnings to the unfortunate decline, and now the social revival, the South Bronx is quickly becoming a “must see” area of New York City.


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Discover the South Bronx cultural corridor known for its art, culture and vibrant history. On this tour, we will explore the South Bronx from its early wealthy roots and immigrant communities to the neighborhood’s decline, to the cultural and social revival that has now made the Bronx one of the hottest destinations in NYC.

Tour Duration: 3 HOURS
Tour Distance: 1.2 MI / 1.9 KM
Tour Departure Time: 10 AM Fridays

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Frequently Asked Questions about South Bronx Renaissance Tour

How long is the tour?
Tours are approximately 3 hours long.

When are tours available?
From April 1st to October 31st, tours are available on Thursdays and Fridays at 11am. In November, December, and March, tours operate on Friday at 11am. From March to December, the tour is also available in Spanish at 11am on Fridays.

Where does the tour begin?
All guests should meet at the Grand Central Terminal entrance near the intersection of Park Avenue and East 42nd Street. This entrance is directly across the street from the Pershing Square Cafe.

What should I wear?
Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing is recommended.

What are the age restrictions for this tour?
Children are allowed to accompany their parents or guardians on this tour. However, due to the length of this tour, it is recommended that parents make a decision as to whether the tour is appropriate for their children.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, you may bring a camera for pictures.

Will the tour operate if it rains?
Yes. Tours are rain or shine and all guests should dress appropriately for the weather conditions. In cases of severe weather on the day of your tour, the tour will be canceled and guests will be provided a full refund.

What is the cancellation policy?
Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.