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New York City Walking Tours

Listed below are some of the most popular New York City walking tours offered. There are a variety of tours, some are not available year-round. The completeness and accuracy of our listings is not guaranteed. You must check with the bike tour operator for the most current and detailed information.

Foods of NY Tours - Unique and fun food tasting and cultural walking tours through NYC

 Guided NYC Food-Tasting and Cultural Walking Tours
Since 1999 Foods of New York Tours has been offering unique food-tasting and cultural walking tours through Greenwich Village, SoHo, Meatpacking District, Chelsea MKT, and Nolita. We provide a non-touristy experience so you feel like a native New Yorker! Check out Foods of NY Tours!

Brooklyn Unplugged Tours
33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222
phone: (866) 431-5393, email: contact@brooklynunpluggedtours.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bklynunpluggedtours
Brooklyn Unplugged provides public and private walking and culture tours of Brooklyn, NYC. Our off-the-beaten-path excursions reveal Brooklyn's neighborhoods, history and ethnic communities. See Brooklyn through the eyes of a local, from hip Williamsburg to quirky Coney Island. Expect to discover secret spots, meet cool people and learn fascinating tidbits. Visit creative shops, galleries and street art. Also learn the epic tale of Brooklyn's industrial and ethnic heritage.

Scheduled public walking tours are led by energetic guides. Private tours are available covering neighborhoods, culture, history, and more. They are individually customized for an immersive, personal experience which can be done by foot, subway or chartered vehicle. Whether you're a first time visitor or seasoned New Yorker we promise you're gonna have a blast!

Central Park Sunset Tours
Duration:  2.5 hours
Cost:  $50
Contact:  info@centralparksunsettours.com

The most extensive walking tour of Central Park offered in the city at the most beautiful time of the day. You’ll discover New Yorkers' favorite places, learn the history of the park and its significance to the city, and see locations from your favorite films. Featured attractions include Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, the Carousel, Tavern on the Green, Wollman Rink, Belvedere Castle, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Fountain, The Lake, the Shakespeare Garden and more.
 
Chelsea Brewing Company Tour
Chelsea Piers, Pier 59
New York, NY 10011
(212) 336-6440, email: cbcbeer@aol.com
If you want to have a unique memorable time with a group of people, small or large, take a brewery tour of Manhattan’s only active brewery. Yes, we know it’s small, but it’ll be one of the best brewery tours you can take. The 30-barrel brewhouse offers free tours every Saturday. 30 People max per tour, sign in at the front host desk to reserve your spot the day of. Private tours are always available, so book one today by calling (212) 336-6440.
CityListen Audio Tours
Duration:  allow about 2 hours
Cost:  $9.95
Contact:  n/a

Download a CityListen audio tour and map to turn your MP3 player into your own personal tour guide.  See Central Park as you never have before. Whether you come to the park every weekend or are visiting New York City for the first time, you will come away from this tour with a true appreciation of why this park is among of the greatest achievements in landscaping and urban development.

See a sample:  Central Park: A Design Marvel
 
East Village Historical Walking Tours
Approximate Duration:  1.5 - 2 hours
Cost:  $20 per person
Contact:  (347) 465-7767

New York City's legendary Lower East Side, one of the oldest, most historically significant and complex quarters in America, encompasses several neighborhoods and enclaves including the East Village, Little Italy, the Bowery and Chinatown. Today the lower east side is one of the most visited locales in the city, offering a unique combination of historic sites, shopping and eateries.  There are a variety of tours to choose from.
Fashion Window Walking Tour
New York, NY
phone: (646) 827-2288,  email: tours@windowswear.com
Fashion is one of NYC's most important industries and a leading reason why so many people visit New York City each year. This tour explores the world’s best fashion district and takes you along the famed 5th Avenue. During the tour, you will learn about the history of New York City's fashion industry and most famous stores, how they think about their windows, and the latest fashions on display. Experience fashion from a new perspective and receive exclusive offers for participating.
Foods of New York Tours, Inc.
Duration: 3 hours
Cost:  $49 - $65
Contact:  (917) 408-9539

Since 1999, Foods of New York Tours has been giving food tasting and cultural walking tours through New York City's most delicious and historic neighborhoods. They offer a "non-touristy" experience so you feel like a native New Yorker! Each tour includes food tastings from the best specialty food shops, ethnic eateries, and one local restaurant, as well as an "off-the-beaten-path" glimpse of New York City's history, culture, architecture, and entertainment offerings.  Choose from the Greenwich Village, Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District, Central Village/SoHo, Chinatown and Nolita/NoHo Tours.
 
Free Tours by Foot, New York Tours
Duration:  2 hours
Cost:  Name Your Price (tour guides work for tips)
Contact:  (646) 450-6831

Free Tours by Foot is New York City’s only name-your-own-price walking tour company. These interesting and informative tours will take you through many of the city’s most famous neighborhoods. Part New York food tours, part New York sightseeing tours, they’re one of the best free things to do in NYC.  They provide a platform for licensed, local, freelance tour guides to lead tours at no upfront cost, so that you may enjoy an interesting sightseeing experience. You get to determine what a tour was worth, thus ensuring that your tour guide must strive to give his or her best on every tour. Tour locations include areas such as Central Park, Greenwich Village, Lower Manhattan, Midtown, the Highline, Harlem, and more.
 
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Images & Artifacts from the Recovery
Duration:  2 hours
Cost:  $25
Contact: (212) 209-3370

Before you visit the 9/11 Memorial, make sure and visit the "Biggest Little Museum in New York," a gem in the Meatpacking District that often sells out their daily 2-hour tours well in advance. Located just 7 minutes from Ground Zero in the Meat Packing District, the Ground Zero Museum Workshop exhibits 100 of Gary Marlon Suson's most notable photographs from the Ground Zero Recovery, including the Ground Zero Bible Page, the Clock stopped at 10:02 AM from September 11, the "Today is 11" Calendar Page, and several Honor Guard images. The entire collection was dubbed "Rare Photos" by the New York Times in 2002. 
 
New York City Photo Safari
Duration:  2 - 3 hours
Cost:  $100 - $120
Contact:  (718) 268-9634

New York Photo Safaris are one-of-kind photography classes designed for small groups & individuals who want to learn how to capture the life and allure that's distinctly the Big Apple. While using New York City as both backdrop and classroom, these photography workshops provide unique photographic opportunities to sharpen your photography skills and capture memories for a lifetime. Groups are small, so you’ll get hands on instruction from an experienced professional. These classes are also a great way to go on a Safari Manhattan style. New York City Photo Safaris are similar to walking tours with an added bonus of a photography class.  There is a wide variety of tour options.
PhotoTrek Tours
Duration:  2 or 3 hours
Cost:  $100 - $175 per person, depending on tour, size of party and duration
Contact:  (212) 209-3370

PhotoTrek Tours offers you a private 2- or 3-hour walking tour of NYC, while creating priceless photo memories. You will be presented professional quality photos on a CD-ROM which includes all the photos taken of you with great NYC landmarks as a backdrop.  Tour choices include Best of New York, Central Park and New York Neighborhoods or a custom tour. See YouTube video.
 
Pub Crawls New York
Phone: 646-732-5313
All crawls visit 4 legendary nightlife institutions, receive incredible “pub crawl only” drink specials, and get 100% free club admissions -all guided by our amazing party hosts.

Pub Crawls New York offers two options: a crawl through the East Village or a meander through SoHo. Each includes three bars and a club. The starting point is one of the bars, revealed after booking, where the host/guide is waiting with a sign-in sheet, itinerary cards, wrist bands and a list of the specially priced drinks offered at each venue.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral Tours
Duration:  n/a
Cost:  Free  (contributions accepted)
Contact:  (212) 355-2749

Enjoy a free, guided tour of one of New York City’s most beloved landmarks, St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Learn about the Cathedral in person as a specially trained guide will explore the history and traditions that have made St. Patrick’s a favorite destination for millions of worshippers and visitors alike. 

For a taste of what you'll find, take an online Mini Virtual Tour, or the even better Google Places Tour of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
 
Seek NY Personalized New York City Shopping Tours
Duration:  2 - 4 hours
Cost:  $35 - $40
Contact:  (888) 274-8580

Seek New York LLC offers a wide range of tourist-friendly New York shopping tours. Their private shopping tours are small, highly personalized experiences, with a tour itinerary created for each specific customer. Whether you're interested in boutiques or bargain-hunting, there is an NYC shopping tour for you. In addition to shopping and styling information, your licensed tour guide will offer interesting facts about NYC history, architecture, food, entertainment, culture, and even celebrity gossip.  There are a variety of public and private tours to choose from.
 
Urban Oyster Tours

Duration: Varies
Cost: From $60 to $105
Contact: (347) 618-TOUR (8687) or email at info@urbanoyster.com

Food, Neighborhood, Sailing, Brewery, Winery & Other Tours
Learning from this history, Urban Oyster was founded on the belief that, like oysters, the neighborhoods of New York are treasured resources that require nurturing and cultivation in order to survive and flourish. Through dynamic hands-on tour and event experiences, Urban Oyster aims to connect people to the local treasures of this great city, and in doing so, promote an appreciation for the neighborhoods we inherit.

Walking Tours Manhattan
Duration:  2 hours
Cost:  $39 - $49
Contact:  (917) 842-4319

Walking Tours Manhattan offers a variety of interesting food tours.  Regularly scheduled are the Greenwich Village Food Tour, the SoHo/Little Italy/Chinatown Food Tour, the Little Italy Dinner Tour, the Brooklyn Bridge Sunset Food Tour and the Chocolate Crazy Dinner Tour.  Private Party Tours (minimum 6 persons) add the Comfort Foods Dinner Tour and the Multi-Ethnic Food Tour.
 
Walkin' Broadway
Duration:  90 minutes
Cost:  $25 (discounts for seniors, students and children)
Contact:  (212) 997-5004

Walkin' Broadway is a unique guided audio-enhanced tour including 30 stops in Times Square and the Theater District.  You'll get loads of information from both a live guide sharing personal insights and an audio headset.
 
Wall Street Walks
Duration:  1.5 - 2 hours
Cost:  $25 - $30
Contact:  (212) 666-0175

Wall Street Walks takes visitors through the historic capital of world finance - the one-square-mile of downtown Manhattan known as "Wall Street".  Visitors learn about people, places and events comprising over 200 years of history, as they walk among locations where it all happened.  Tours include History of Wall Street & Ground Zero Tour, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour, American History Tour and the New York Way of Eating Tour.  They also offer a variety of unique tours for private groups
 

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