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Real New York Tours

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Address: New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 917-572-7017
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Lets face it, New York tours are only as good as their tour guides. Real...

Lets face it, New York tours are only as good as their tour guides. Real New York Tours gives people the opportunity to see the city through the eyes of real New Yorkers. Real New York Tours explores the history, the cracks and crevices, the side streets, and culture of real New York neighborhoods. We’ll ride the New York subway, pound the pavement, and meet the people who have become the fabric of this great city. Together we will feel the electricity that drives everyday New Yorkers. This is real New York!

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WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL WALKING/SUBWAY TOUR

Best experience ever! Kristy, in the office was wonderful and so very accomodating. We had only about 5 hrs. for a tour and she was so helpful, friendly and kind to us. We were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bev R
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Indianapolis

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Hoover
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are two couples in 60s in reasonable shape so we booked the private tour. Fabrice met us in lobby of Knickerbocker hotel at 10 on a Thursday. We started walking with him talking! We went EVERWHERE he planned - walking, subway and lunch in Greenwich. 6 hours later we returned feeling great - but tired. Fitbit said we covered... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best experience ever! Kristy, in the office was wonderful and so very accomodating. We had only about 5 hrs. for a tour and she was so helpful, friendly and kind to us. We were assigned Greg as our guide. He was on time and also so very accomodating and customized our tour to the places we wanted to see and... More 

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scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd time touring with Real New York tours and we were not disappointed. Shawn was our guide for the second time and took us across the water for a tour of the real New York and it was fantastic. We took the ferry across and got an excellent view of the city and then proceeded using multiple transport methods to... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our private walking tour with Fabrice was perfect. We saw so many areas of NYC that we wouldn't have seen had we been out on our own. Fabrice was extremely knowledgeable of the city and provided us with lots of fun and interesting facts about the different areas we visited. He was great with our kids and was really fun... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so happy to have went on this tour last week. Trey was our tour guide and he was amazing, and very knowledgeable of the history of New York. We learned a lot and had so much fun. We definitely wouldn't have seen and learned so much on our own. We loved it and recommend to all, as long... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! Exploring on your own can be an adventure but we really believe having a guide can enrich the experience so much more. Glad you didn't mind hitting the pavement with us!! Hope to see you again down the road! Happy Holidays :) More 

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We just had a great day on a tour with Trey and 6 others. We only had a couple of days in New York so wanted to see as much as possible with the short time we had. We could not have chosen a better tour. Good humour, plenty to see, informative, very well presented, good company all round. Trey... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! We're glad you had a fun day with Trey and that he helped you learn the ropes of the subway. Please don't hesitate to call us if you need help or have questions while you're in the city. Happy to help! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did the Big Apple tour with my wife. We had a great time. Was very nice have the attention of a private tour. Shawn allowed us to totally customize the tour and only see the things we wanted to. We covered a huge part of the city but never felt rushed. Shawn new a ton of cool stories and the... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! That's great to hear. Shawn is an awesome guide and I know he'd be happy to explore with you some more if you return to NYC. Happy Holidays! More 

Cumbria
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the beginning, Nathan said he wanted the tour to be like a gang of friends walking the city and riding the Subway. This is exactly how the day panned out. We may have been fortunate in our group ( Brits, Aussies and Kiwis will generally always provide entertainment!), but Nathan pulled the day together beautifully. He was informative, relaxed... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Peter! Nathan told me what a fun group you all were. Glad you could enjoy the city together and share a few laughs! Hope to see you down the road again - happy holidays! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great day we had walking and riding the subway with Trey. Highly recommended. You will see and learn about parts of the city you won't see any other way. Trey is a fantastic tour guide, so knowledgeable, fun and friendly. Hope you've won that ticket to Hamilton by now, Trey !

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! Trey is a great friend and I'm happy you had a fun time touring with him. Unfortunately, I think many of use will be trying to win Hamilton tickets for the foreseeable future- haha! Happy Holidays from NYC! :) More 

Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took a tour with this company last week. I have taken tours of locations all over the world and can not name a one that was better than this one. Our tour guide Shawn was outstanding. Shawn is a real “New Yorker” and took us to places we never thought of going and all were outstanding.... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! Shawn astounds me with his knowledge of almost any topic! So glad you had a wonderful time on the tour with him. Hope you can join us again another time. Take care! More 

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Chinatown
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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