Walking tours in New York City

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Walking Tours in New York City

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Walking Tours
3–5 hours
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€41.27
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Private and Luxury
5 hours
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€102.24
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City Tours
1–2 hours
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€34.70
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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€121.00
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
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€32.83
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Walking Tours
3–4 hours
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€81.33
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Bus Tours
6 hours
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€74.10
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Private and Luxury
2–3 hours
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€108.37
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City Tours
3 hours
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€60.96
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Walking Tours
3 hours
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€79.25
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City Tours
4 hours
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€64.72
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Private and Luxury
3 hours
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€36.58
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City Tours
2 hours
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€36.58
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Private and Luxury
4 hours
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€178.21
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City Tours
2 hours
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€140.70
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Bus Tours
6 hours
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€468.05
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Private and Luxury
2–3 hours
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  • Nicola H
    1 contribution
    What a day!! Charlie our tour guide was absolutely amazing, he was so knowledgeable, very friendly and approachable, he made the tour a very memorable one, 5 stars even just for Charlie! Everything was well organised with time to ourselves Aswell, enjoyed getting to know everything about liberty and Ellis island, would definatly recommend this trip to anyone,
    Written 31 January 2023
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  • John L
    1 contribution
    Having Daniel as our walking tour guide was the best part of the tour! He was informative, talked loud enough for everyone to hear, described the past and present of the world trade center complex, educated the group on the things about the nearby buildings and memorial that a person visiting without a guide would not likely know about. He also shared his firsthand experience being near the twin towers that fateful day.
    The museum was very overwhelming in my opinion so I would suggest setting aside several hours of your day to really take in everything the museum has to offer. The One World Observatory did not disappoint as well! The view from the top is like nothing I have seen before.
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • Nicholas M
    1 contribution
    The cathedral itself was super interesting and our tour guide Leo was a very good speaker. Also, we arrived @five minutes late (transportation issue), but they kindly waited for us to begin. I’d advise you to arrive early to avoid a similar mistake (Thank you!)
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • rktaddeucci
    Lincoln, NE2 contributions
    We had such a great time with our tour guide, Patrick! All of the foods we tried were great and it was wonderful to learn about the history of the neighborhoods. We lucked out with having great weather in January, but just know that a lot of the tour is spent outside. We highly recommend!
    Written 31 January 2023
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  • Kerri S
    1 contribution
    I chose to book this tour based on the number of good reviews. It definitely lived up to its reputation. My family and I agreed that we all learned and now know so much more about New York City than we would have ever learned on a bus tour. We were more confident walking around, taking the Subway, and just overall seeing the sites on our own after having done this tour. Jim was wonderful! You could tell that he REALLY enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the city with us. We felt like true New Yorkers eating at Underground Pizza and the pizza was very good! Overall, I would recommend this tour to anyone who really wants to "get to know" the city.
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • Hector
    3 contributions
    Great tour and very fiendly guide. It really covered the secret we didn’t knew about Grand Station. Will definitively reccommend this tour for anyone that comes to NY and want to see something different, specially in the cold months is a great indoor tour.
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Makeda F
    2 contributions
    My partner and I did the tour with David, and it was absolutely amazing! It wasn't our first time in the city, but it was a great opportunity to learn so many new things about the city. David was a great tour guide and kept the entire tour laughing and had so many more fun facts about the city, and even texted us recommendations for other places to check out during our time in New York. I was a bit afraid it would be a lot of walking, and we would be extremely tired towards the end, but this is a very accessible experience, and would recommend it to all ages!
    Written 29 January 2023
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  • Steph680
    Manchester, UK3 contributions
    We did this on 29th jab with Tom. He was brilliant and knew his stuff. Lovely guy and full of knowledge
    Written 31 January 2023
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  • Adrian U
    1 contribution
    Mark is an amazing guide tour who shows the history beneath the exhibitions. Very thoughtful and deliberate during the tour guide.
    Written 27 January 2023
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  • logicalelk
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    It’s just one of those landmark that I got to tick off my travel list. As expected crowded. Pretty impressive to see it up close.
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Norm M
    Bradenton, FL20 contributions
    Tour was a blast! Micaela was a great guide, friendly, funny, and extremely knowledgeable! Not only did we learn the history behind the great food we tried, we learned a lot about the origins and evolution of the Lower east Side, Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Bowery. Discovered some off the beaten path gems as well! Highly recommend this tour!
    Written 31 January 2023
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  • Jason W
    1 contribution
    Best walking tour ever. Great history, great details, funny and so much fun. Oh, and great food! Adam was witty and personable. Adam also sat with us for nearly an hour afterward to keep us company while we waited for our next thing.
    Written 31 January 2023
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  • Lorraine
    New York28 contributions
    Stefan was a great tour guide. Learned a lot about the city's history especially as it relates to the mafia and ghosts. He will tailor it the group; depending on people's interests. Highly recommend.
    Written 19 January 2023
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  • Peter S
    1 contribution
    Greg, knows all the right people in the Village for their Italian walking tour. The food sampling is well paced, and the walking gives you a good appreciation of all the layers of NYC history.
    Written 29 January 2023
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  • rebeccamusic
    Fernley, NV25 contributions
    This food and history tour was amazing! The food from the Chelsea Market was so good - everything! The tour guide even recommended places that we did not stop at. Food was a full slice, piece etc. The walking tour through the Highline area was interesting but good, as well. At the end, we stopped at a high-end mall at Hudson Yards and the tour guide gave us a small, edible gift! A good touch to end the tour. Thank you, Justin, for waiting on us and getting us wrangled in when we finally got there!
    Written 9 January 2023
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