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Harlem Walking Tour of Mount Morris Park Historic District with Lunch

Explore Harlem’s most vibrant, historic neighborhoods on a 3-hour walking tour of 125th street and the Mount Morris Historic District with lunch. Follow your guide through the best of Harlem’s elegant architecture as you learn the story of the intellectuals and artists that ignited the Harlem renaissance. See the highlights of ‘Doctor’s Row,’ where perfectly-preserved brownstone homes evoke New York City’s gilded age, hear the echoes of groundbreaking performances at the Apollo Theater, then finish your tour with lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Exclusive Reserve Access: Ellis Island, Gateway to America & Statue of Liberty

Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty remain two of New York’s most significant landmarks—and on this seamless, half-day tour, you’ll get to visit them both. Meet your guide in the morning, and take a ferry to Ellis Island. Over 12 million immigrants passed through its doors en route to settling in America, and you’ll get to discover their stories as you explore its facilities and on-site Immigration Museum. Then, continue to Liberty Island, where you’ll get up close and personal with Lady Liberty herself.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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3 New York Neighborhoods Small-Group Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy

Explore the rich history of some of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods — SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown — on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. In SoHo, visit the historic Cast Iron District and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster who became boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. In Chinatown, soak up the sights, smells and sounds of this neighborhood, home to the largest portion of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Entrance

Get a better understanding of the September 11 attacks on New York City on this guided walking tour. With a local guide by your side, visit the National September 11 Memorial and Ground Zero and hear stories about the event that changed a country and the world. See the impromptu memorials that sprang up in St Paul’s Chapel and the incredible reflecting pools and the Fireman’s Memorial. There’s also an optional upgrade to visit the One World Observatory.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Midtown Manhattan History & Architecture Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

It’s the “City That Never Sleeps,” and nowhere is this more evident than in the vibrant, bustling Midtown district of Manhattan. This 2 to 2.5 hour semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided walking tour, will take you through the landmarks and between the skyscrapers that define New York. Your enthusiastic guide will take you through a postcard worthy walk of Manhattan’s most iconic scenery.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Exclusive: Ellis Island Statue of Liberty & 911 Memorial Pools Escorted Tour

Visit three of New York City’s most important locations on a 5-hour group tour. Set a leisurely pace, the tour is designed to give you an immersive experience. Ask questions and pause for photos whenever you like. Begin in Battery Park, then join your guide on the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, where you enjoy complimentary admission. Conclude with a stop at the National 9/11 Memorial.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

Follow the New York City Freedom Trail and learn how a group of brave men and women forged the network that became the Underground Railroad on this guided, 2.5-hour walking tour. See the site of Fort Amsterdam, the first settlement in colonial Manhattan. Visit the African Burial Ground National Monument, a memorial dedicated to enslaved Africans in colonial America. View the former New York City stations that were included on the Underground Railroad and discover how New Yorkers risked their lives to help people escaping slavery.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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TOUR OF THE BOROUGHS (CONTRASTS)

Go beyond the typical Big Apple landmarks and discover the diverse cultures of New York City on a private 4- to 5-hour tour. Comfortable transportation allows you to experience the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and everything in between all in one day. Highlights include Yankee Stadium, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Chinatown, and the Brooklyn Bridge. You also have the chance to meet local police officers at the NYPD 42nd Precinct.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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New York: The High Line & Chelsea Market with Food Tastings

Get to know one of New York’s most popular public parks, and explore several of Manhattan’s most characterful neighborhoods, on this morning tour. Meet your guide outside the Whitney Museum, and set off on a walk along the High Line: first opened in 2009, the one-of-a-kind park—formerly a disused railway line—offers up interactive artworks, impeccable views, and more. You’ll also see Meatpacking District highlights, will try a selection of nibbles at Chelsea Market, and will venture to Chelsea’s trendy art galleries and boutiques.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Guided Walking Tour: Central Park New York

Get to know New York City’s beloved urban oasis on a private walking tour of Central Park. Learn about the park’s history as you stroll with a dedicated guide to landmarks you’ll recognize from movies and TV shows, like the Gapstow Bridge, Strawberry Fields, and Bethesda Fountain. Join locals lounging in Sheep Meadow, see John’s Lennon’s former apartment building, and learn about the famous figures portrayed in the park’s many statues.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Pride New York: LGBTQ+ Culture and History of Greenwich Village

Drink at the oldest gay bar in NYC and sing with the locals at a café where many Broadway stars go to croon at the piano. Visit the location where ‘the shot glass that was heard around the world’ was thrown: Stonewall Inn, the gay bar that launched the civil rights movement for LGBTQ+ people back in 1969. Celebrate gay history at Big Gay Ice Cream; a fancy cone is included in your tour! Tour the iconic West Village where celebrities, writers, provocateurs and social justice warriors used to call home. This small group NYC tour is limited to just 12 guests.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Greenwich Village Tour

Uncover the stories and secrets of New York City’s famous bohemian heart on this private, 2-hour walking tour of Greenwich Village. See the cafes that launched the careers of groundbreaking artists and musicians, and trace 20th-century history at the site of events that sparked civil and workers’ rights movements. Get tips on where to find the best pizza and cappuccino in the city, and spot recognizable pop culture landmarks like the ‘Friends’ apartment.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Grand Central Terminal Official Walking Tour

GCT Tours is the official licensed guide operator for Grand Central Terminal. Our trained guides offer daily tours of the iconic terminal punctuated by historical facts, tales and legends, architectural points of interest, humorous anecdotes, and more. We supply audio devices and headphones to make it easier to hear the guide. Different guides every day so do the tour more than once! All key accessible areas of the Terminal are visited including the astronomical ceiling, the whispering gallery and more.
  • Duration: 75 to 90 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 75 to 90 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Soho Chinatown Little Italy Tour

Explore the history of three well-known neighborhoods in Manhattan on a New York City walking tour. Your informative guide shares the highlights of Soho, Chinatown, and Little Italy, giving you a glimpse of each district's history, culture, and landmarks.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor

Get an insider’s look at Broadway, the heart of the American theater industry, on this guided walking tour. Learn about the history and happenings of New York City’s famous theater district. Hear the backstage stories about the stars of yesterday and today from a guide who is actually a Broadway performer.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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9-11 Tribute Museum & Memorial Walking Tour

Guided by survivors, recovery workers, family members, and first responders who lived through the event, this walking tour delivers an intimate look at 9/11 and its aftermath. Visit important sites and landmarks and learn about the day’s events including personal accounts from your guide. Receive admission to National September 11th Memorial & Museum.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Private September 11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour with Pedestal Access to the Statue of Liberty

This private tour allows you to see some of New York's most important sites in just 2.5 hours. With your dedicated guide, walk through downtown Manhattan, visit the 9/11 Memorial, and get pedestal access to the Statue of Liberty. This private tour ensures flexibility and personalized attention from your guide. Priority-access round-trip ferry tickets are included.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Ground Zero Tour with One World Observatory Ticket

The September 11 attacks are a defining moment in American history, and no single place felt the impact more than New York City. Uncover the history of this infamous event with this guided tour to the sanctified World Trade Center Memorial Plaza—where you can see the somber reflecting pools, and 9/11 Memorial Museum. End your tour with unparalleled views from the One World Observatory, on the 100th floor of the impressive tower.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Guided Walking Tour: Midtown Manhattan History and Architecture

Get the inside story on the architecture that defines Manhattan’s skyline with a private walking tour of Midtown—the bustling heart of New York City. From the Empire State Building and other iconic skyscrapers to functional landmarks like Grand Central Station and the New York Public Library, see many of the city’s most impressive historic buildings while learning about their history and the preservation efforts that keep them gleaming for future generations.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Central Park Pedicab Guided Tour

One of the most celebrated sights in New York City is Central Park, a sprawling urban green space in the middle of Manhattan. Travelers that want to see more of this expansive park, in less time, shouldn't miss this private Central Park pedicab tour, complete with a guide to lead the way. As you cruise, stop for snapshots, and visit several of the park's top attractions, like Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, and Strawberry Fields—the memorial for musician John Lennon.
  • Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Hamilton & Washington in New York City: Secrets of the Past

Explore historic locations in lower Manhattan where Alexander Hamilton and George Washington made their impact on a 3-hour walking tour. Gain insight into the first reading of the Declaration of Independence, the Battle of Brooklyn, ratification of the Constitution, the Compromise of 1790, Washington's inauguration, the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and more as your guide walks you through New York City’s past.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Secret Places of Central Park

New York City's Central Park is full of hidden gems and hard-to-find spaces. On this walking tour, your city-licensed guide uncovers the park’s remote highlights above 100th Street, including the Loch, waterfalls, arches, and man-made mountains. Walk to the northern reaches of the park, hear about its storied history dating back to the Revolutionary War, and discover secrets that even locals are likely to miss.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Underground Tour of the NYC Subway

The swipe of a MetroCard is all it takes to experience the New York subway, the beating heart of the City That Never Sleeps. This guided walking tour showcases the history of the 113-year-old underground transit system, from gilded ghost stations—complete with Jazz Age chandeliers—to the most modern station: the Oculus at the recently completed World Trade Center station. With a maximum of 12 passengers, this small-group tour gets you close enough to hear every comment and historical detail, whether you’re an inquisitive subway buff or a quiet historian.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Guided Tour: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

History fans interested in the United States should learn about its history of immigration—an experience visitors enjoy firsthand on this private, half-day tour to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Starting in Battery Park, travelers uncover the incredible story of immigration—and at the well-curated Ellis Island Immigration Museum—discover the story of European passage to the New World. Along the way, your guide offers discussion points so you can learn as you explore.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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