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Secret Tour of Old NYC Glamour

culture walk

Secret Tour of Old NYC Glamour

12 reviews
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Secret Tour of Old NYC Glamour

culture walk

Secret Tour of Old NYC Glamour

12 reviews
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Vintage darlings Pandora and Jenny take you back in time to NYC in the glamorous decades of the, 1920s, 30s and 40s and show you where the old Hollywood, Broadway and film stars and high society lived and played. You begin at the Algonquin Hotel where the members of the Round Table met, from there we visit locations associated with Katherine Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Tallulah Bankhead, James Dean and many more. Sights: the Katherine Hepburn Garden and The Monkey Bar among others. Tour duration: 3 hours. Tour starts with the Round Table literary at the Algonquin, followed by the Iroquois Hotel, the Harvard Club and the Waldorf as we tell some hidden stories about their residents. Nest stop: the house where Katherine Hepburn lived for 60 years and her garden which is public but unknown to most New Yorkers. Next we walk past the actual site of Marilyn's famous subway grate scene and walk to The Monkey Bar where we can purchase a refreshment and snack if desired. The next stops are residences lived in by Greta Garbo, Tallulah Bankhead and Billie Holiday and finally the Barbizon, home to Little Edie and Grace Kelly. Along the way we will also discover some of the amazing art deco architecture as well as some hidden secrets! Finally we visit the house where Audrey Hepburn's character Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany lived. Definitely an instagramable moment.

Your host

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Jenny

We, Jenny and Pandora are part of the NYC Vintage retro scene and performers and we have 20 years of experience between us hosting and producing and performing at Retro and vintage events such as Shanghai Mermaid, The Holiday Subway Nostalgia Rides, Weimar Girls, The Slipper Room Burlesque and many more. We have crafted this special tour visiting the locations and sites associated with some of the celebrated stars of old Hollywood, Broadway and beyond, showing sites that many are not even aware of! And of course we go all out with our outfits!! Currently our holiday tour is available!

What's included

Drinks
They may Purchase drink or snack at The Monkey Bar.
Equipment
Fun hats and accessories to use when we video their old movie scenes.

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Where you'll be

We begin at the Algonquin Hotel where the members of the Round Table met, we walk past the Iroquois Hotel, Waldorff Astoria winding up at Katherine Hepburn's home and visiting her private garden named after her. From there we visit the famous Monkey Bar, have a refreshment. Then on to Great Garbo's residence, Tallulah Bankhead's home and finally the Barbizon residence, which was at times the home of Little Edie and Grace Kelly among others.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Be sure you have comfy walking shoes darlings! Also bring some cash or a card to purchase a refreshment or food if you would like. Vintage outfits are welcomed but not a requirement.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Jenny
Secret Tour of Old NYC Glamour
12 reviews
£38/person
12 reviews
£38/person