Cultural tours in New York City

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Cultural Tours in New York City

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Bus Tours
6 hours
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€73.79
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City Tours
3 hours
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€60.70
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Walking Tours
3 hours
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€78.92
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City Tours
2 hours
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€36.43
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Private and Luxury
4 hours
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€177.46
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Bus Tours
4–5 hours
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€139.17
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City Tours
2 hours
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€140.10
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Pedicab Tours
1–2 hours
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€55.11
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Private and Luxury
2 hours
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€41.28
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Bus Tours
3 hours
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€723.87
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Bus Tours
3 hours
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€651.01
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Private and Luxury
1–2 hours
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Walking Tours
2 hours
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€29.89
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Bus Tours
4–8 hours
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€1,116.16
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Walking Tours
3 hours
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€63.51
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Full-day Tours
2 hours
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  • Cokro S
    Jakarta, Indonesia5 contributions
    Daniel was a fun and energetic guide although it was clear english wasnt his mother tongue but his personality made up for it, theres room for improvement for the explanations on the bus

    Bus was way too hot and lacking in ventilation, but it has a toilet

    The suburb itself is beautiful and some of the decos we saw definitely is the best in terms of how committed the house owners are, and here you will understand what christmas should feel like

    The only downside was the streets become quite packed with tourists like us (like, times square kind of packed) especially around the really awesome crazy decos

    It will be very difficult to find a suburb anywhere in the world that can match this, and the story behind the 'why' is really one of a kind. Every visitor to NYC during christmas shd go on this tour

    I just felt bad to the actual residents for ruining their neighbourhood lol
    Written 4 January 2023
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  • Andrea C
    3 contributions
    We visited china town and tasted some local specialities, the guide Valerie was very knowledgeable and gave us some great history lessons, Little Italy was brilliant, great food tasting. I would recommend visiting the Tenement muswum after
    Written 26 January 2023
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  • Camille F
    2 contributions
    Jorge was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. This tour is a great way to see other sides to NYC other than Manhattan.
    Written 26 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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  • Abbie S
    Caterham, UK2 contributions
    Couldn't have asked for a better tour; our tour guide, Micaela, had extensive knowledge about the history, culture and food of the lower east side and made all of the information very accessible and interesting! The food spots were all amazing and felt very authentic, she took us to places we never would have thought to go to on our own which made it even more special. The 3 hours was a perfect time frame, didn't feel rushed at all and all walking was at a comfortable pace. Would recommend this tour to everyone!
    Written 24 January 2023
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  • Clairebear167
    Belle Plagne, France3 contributions
    Lovely tour & Patricia was a very good guide! Walked us round the key streets for approximately an hour.
    Written 3 January 2023
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  • Jo H
    Denver, CO2 contributions
    Gorgeous tour. Dante was a very relaxed and fun tour guide. We were 4 Australian and had a great time. Food was incredible. Definitely would recommend this to anyone.
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Matija
    Dublin, Ireland118 contributions
    With this tour u will skip the security line and overall it's okey i didn't try others but i will give 5 stars since there was no issues
    Written 31 December 2022
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  • Cathy I
    1 contribution
    Andrea did a great job of giving us a sense of the neighborhoods through the years. We would highly recommend taking this tour.
    Written 26 January 2023
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  • kejoh
    Ipswich, MA2 contributions
    Our private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour on 1/21/23 was terrific. We used Top Dog Tours NYC and our guide was named Clare. My husband and I prefer to see a place on our own but since we didn’t have a lot of time we decided to use a tour company. Clare was the best. She was very knowledgeable, professional, friendly and personable. She made the tour worth doing.

    We also didn’t have a lot of time and we wanted to see more of Ellis Island so she tailored the tour to our interests.

    Definitely a great tour and guide. We highly recommend Top Dog Tours and Hi-5 to Clare!
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • Shwimer
    Hudson, OH9 contributions
    Stephanie was awesome guiding our tour to each stop! Our bus was very comfortable and the variety of food was just right!
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • Lynn F
    Dallas, TX2 contributions
    Our guide was Soooooooooooo amazing and I am super sad I am forgetting her name but we did the 3hr guided tour on 1/21 starting at 11am. So maybe that tells you who she is. She was engaging, funny, respectful, thought provoking and so much more - in her sharing and style. It was also like we received 3hrs of a motivational speaker but in the most authentic, pure, vulnerable and beautiful way. I (age 57) was there with my mom (age 82). This young lady was truly one of the highlights of our mother/daughter trip. She literally brought us to tears twice during the tour (in a beautiful way). It is actually quite hard to capture our experience with words. So all I can say is your company is very lucky to have her!!! And we are extremely grateful we got to spend 3hrs of our trip with her.
    Written 24 January 2023
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  • Anna Lauren K
    1 contribution
    If you are an old soul, respecter and/or curious of once upon a time NYC, watcher or reader of the Gilded Age period, or just looking for a historical walking tour, this is what dreams are made of!! Every sight on the tour is breathtaking and Kevin has a talent to take you back in time with his endless information and stories. We suggest continuing the theme of the tour by pairing it with Gilded Age era restaurants, bars, museums in the mansions, and more!
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • holidayhoney65
    Chessington, UK1,074 contributions
    We booked our tour from the UK but I am sure it is easy enough to book when you are there if you haven't planned your days before you go.
    We rocked up ready to go and Moussa arrived to take us on our tour. He was really friendly and welcoming and put us at ease straight away.
    We spent a couple of hours touring round the park in the pedicab which was super fun. Moussa knew every inch and history of the park dating back to the 1800's.
    The tour was informative, fun and like having our very own personal photographer with us, Moussa knew all the best spots to take pictures and was happy to click away until our hearts desired lol.
    Brilliant experience, highly recommend. Central Park was a fabulous spot to visit in the bustling city.
    Written 31 December 2022
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  • Tony B
    London, England, United Kingdom7 contributions
    Alvin is a warm, enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide and focuses on African American luminaries and their personal connections to Harlem and the Bronx, as well as the early history of these districts.
    I understand there is a commercial element to the Church service and I had been prepared for something staged specifically to funnel tourist money into struggling communities. If that was the case, I didn't notice and the whole experience felt genuine and welcoming. The gospel singing (choir and congregation) was excellent.
    The tour bus was clean and comfortable and has an onboard rest room (important, as very few public ones in Harlem).
    I think you could skip the optional Cotton Club lunch element without missing the best of the experience. The entertainment was well executed but felt dated. The food was welcome but not standout. The European waitresses are there for their language skills with the mostly European customers, but they need a little more training in how to communicate with paying customers.
    Overall I thought the whole morning's package was good value for money.
    Written 29 December 2019
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