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Context New York Tours

1133 Broadway, New York City, NY
+1 800-691-6036
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Context organizes scholar-led walking tours of New York City focused on the history, architecture, cuisine, culture, and art of the city. Groups are limited to six people in order to create a dynamic learning environment. With a network of historians, archaeologists, architects, and art historians, Context focuses on thematic walks that uncover New York City for the curious traveler.
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1133 Broadway, New York City, NY
Flatiron District
+1 800-691-6036
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

My son had seen a NYTimes video about this Queens neighborhood and wanted to check it out. We've had good luck with Context Tours in other cities and this proved to be no different. It was just the two of us so I had to...More

Thank Maybeinerror
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We have taken many Context Tours...in various places from London, Venice, Amsterdam, etc. So we start out expecting perfection....and always get it! Although we booked a group tour (which are always small) we were the only two on the tour. Our docent was a young...More

Thank Suefowl
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Queens walking tour was very nice. The leisurely walk through the many different areas of Queens was very interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history, architecture, and current situation of all the areas. He also knew the area first-hand and gave good...More

Thank cacchione15
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We enjoyed another of the fabulous Context Tours. This time it was the Architecture of New York with the docent, Pengfei Li. Pengfei used photos, anecdotes, visits inside famous lobbies of these buildings, and participants' questions to weave a narrative of the American Dream of...More

Thank Lenore H
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We enjoyed our two-hour walking tour departing from Manhattan, going across the Brooklyn Bridge into the "DUMBO" (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) area of Brooklyn. Bring your comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hats, water, and a good camera. The weather was very cooperative on our...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We booked the private walking tour of Brooklyn for our group of 5 people. Our guide, Becky, began the tour in Manhattan, with a brief overview of the development of New York and Brooklyn as cities, and the subsequent linking of the two via ferry...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I loved the architectural walk so much three years ago that I booked it again! Irina was our guide this time, and although we visited many of the same buildings as previously, her perspectives and insights made it seem like a whole new tour! Her...More

Thank mazzy6
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I hate fluffy or vague or stale or scripted tours. If I'm going to pay for a guide, I want someone who knows--AND LOVES--the subject matter. Context Travel provides expert guides who are both passionate and personable. My sister and I toured the Frick Gallery...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Really wonderful tour at the Met with Ms Monica Valley. If you have young kids and want to give them an educational, captivating, and memorable Museum experience, this is the way to go.

Thank Derick S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Ben was our docent, and he was terrific. He is working on his PhD in American Revolutionary History and was so knowledgable about the events, people and places of history in lower Manhattan (AKA New Amsterdam). He customized the tour to our wants and provided...More

Thank Crystal K
Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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