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Flatiron Food, Architecture and History Tour

See two of New York City’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods, Flatiron and Union Square, on this 3-hour food, architecture and history walking tour. Try tastings at some of the most unique food stops in the city. Visit Caffe Lavazza at Eataly Market, an epic artisanal Italian food emporium. Also, enjoy a classic New York pastrami sandwich (vegetarian option available) from a historic spot and try Big Apple’s best grilled cheese sandwich.  Along the way, see and learn about Madison Square Park, the famous Flatiron Building, Union Square and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$56.00 USD
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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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$49.00 USD
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Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

Millions of travelers have passed through Grand Central Terminal, but most never know the stories and secrets behind this New York City emblem. Discover the origins and evolution of the Beaux Arts train station, from its glittering glory days to disrepair and modern quests to save it. A guide points out hidden features, design quirks, and more on this walking tour that's great for history and architecture buffs alike.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$35.00 USD
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Holdouts: A NYC Architecture Walking Tour

Explore another side of Manhattan’s ever-busy Midtown neighborhood—and discover details that most visitors overlook—on this 2.5-hour, small-group walking tour. Choose between convenient morning or afternoon departure times, and find your guide at an accessible meeting point in Midtown East. As you explore the area, you’ll learn all about the holdouts who refused to sell their properties to developers, and how their personal stories changed the layout of the city, and the look and feel of its skyscrapers, forever.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00 USD
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Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour

Explore the architecture of New York City’s world-famous financial district on this fascinating 1.5-hour walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, discover some of the financial district’s most popular downtown buildings as well as some lesser-known and harder to find spots. See everything from Battery Park, the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street to 28 Liberty Place, the Helmsley Building, Zucotti Park and much more. Also, witness the site of an architectural dig from the 1970s plus both the old and new Staten Island ferry terminals.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00 USD
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Underground Tour of the NYC Subway

Two swipes 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00 USD
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Expert-Led Architecture Tour of New York

Discover New York City’s iconic architecture on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour along 42nd Street. Learn about the evolution of the city’s buildings, from the late-19th century through modern day. Walk from Tudor City, the first residential skyscraper complex in the world, to Times Square. Learn about Beaux Arts, Art Deco and the International Style while exploring the inside and outside of iconic buildings like the Chrysler Building, the Daily News Building, Grand Central Terminal and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00 USD
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A Disastrous History of Housing the Poor: A Walk of New York's Lower East Side

Enrich your understanding of New York as a city of immigrants, exiles, and refugees on this walking tour of the Lower East Side. With an informative guide leading the way, learn about the African burial ground beneath the city’s pavement, the Italian slum of Mulberry Bend, the Five Points neighborhood of “Gangs of New York” fame, and the waves poor immigrants who called this corner of lower Manhattan home.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00 USD
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Midtown Manhattan Art and Architecture Walking Tour

Experience Midtown Manhattan through its unusual network of covered passageways on this guided walking tour. Explore the extensive labyrinth of tunnels that connect private and public places between Hell’s Kitchen and Tiffany & Co. with a savvy guide. Get a primer on New York City history, see striking works of art and architecture, and learn how insiders get where they’re going—while staying dry—on a rainy day.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$28.00 USD
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A Walking Tour of the Upper West Side: The Development of an Early NYC Suburb

History and architecture lovers will enjoy this walking tour of New York’s Upper West Side. Your guide will help you make sense of the beautiful brown stones, beaux arts, and Queen Anne buildings in the area. As this is a walking tour you’ll experience the city from an up-close, intimate perspective, and see beyond the common tourist sites.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$38.00 USD
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Recreate the Most Requested Walking Tour of New York City in the 1840s

Step back in time, and immerse yourself in a bygone New York, when you embark on a small-group, history-themed walking tour. You'll learn of the whirlwind changes, and the incredible architecture,that swept through today's SoHo. Begin your tour in Astor Place, which was once home to the Astors, Roosevelts, and other elite families. Then, continue down Broadway. Finish in Foley Square: once home to the notorious Five Points neighborhood that was made famous in Gangs of New York.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00 USD
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Expert-Led Private Tour of New York City's Architecture

Delve into the history of the buildings that define the New York City skyline on a private, 3-hour walking architecture tour. Stroll down the famous 42nd Street corridor with a longtime New York resident and architectural expert, stopping along the way to learn about Midtown Manhattan's most iconic structures like the Chrysler Building, Ford Foundation, Grand Central Station and the the New York Public Library. Price is per group, based on a maximum of six people.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$53.00 USD
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Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour

See Midtown Manhattan’s architectural highlights on a 3-hour walking tour that takes in New York City’s most iconic buildings, hidden gems and monuments. Learn about the history of the city’s architecture as you explore alongside your experienced guide, and capture unforgettable images of soaring skyscrapers, elegant interiors and historic façades. Trace a route from Tudor City to Times Square and the Theater District, crane your neck as you step inside Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building, and experience the Big Apple’s must-see historic structures.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$35.00 USD
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NYC Awesome Architecture Private Tour by Foot and Subway

Traverse the ‘Big Apple’ on foot and discover some of the city’s best architecture on this 4-hour private tour. Learn about the history of New York City as you visit famous landmarks like Rockefeller Center, the New York Public Library, Grand Central Station, the Flatiron Building, and more. Admire architecture from the 1700s to present day and see styles ranging from Beaux Arts to Art Deco.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.00 USD
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Private Downtown Street Art Tour With Guide/Muralist

New York City has been a street art destination for close to 50 years. On a private walking tour through downtown neighborhoods, your guide points out hidden murals that visitors often miss. Along the way, learn about the evolution of Lower Manhattan, from the influx of immigrants to how it became the city’s first artist colony. Booking a private tour ensures a tailored experience and your guide’s full attention.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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$290.00 USD
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SoHo and NoHo: A Brilliant Architectural History across Time

Discover the history of SoHo through the lens of its architecture on a 2-hour walking tour of this renowned New York City neighborhood. Hear from your guide about how the district changed as the city grew, and understand the significance of the building styles and decorative elements such as gargoyles.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00 USD
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NYC Extremes Photography Excursion

Get the perfect shot of New York City’s hidden corners on a small-group 2-hour photography tour. Follow your local guide to the Big Apple’s ideal vantage points to capture the city’s skyline, architecture, street art, and nature. Amateurs and professional photographers are welcome on the tour. With just four people per group, you enjoy plenty of one-on-one attention from your guide on this NYC adventure.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00 USD
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Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

Gain access to little-known secrets on this Brooklyn Bridge walking tour. As you stroll over the 130-year-old structure, your guide gives you the inside scoop on stories that range from love locks to an old Cold War fallout shelter. See the bridge from a unique perspective as you head down to explore underneath with your guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00 USD
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Tour of the Remnants of Penn Station

Discover the architectural remnants of New York's old Pennsylvania Station on this two hour tour. Developed by author Justin Rivers, the Remnants of Penn Station tour considers the demolition of the old Penn Station, and uncovers the history of the storied transit hub. Finally, consider the future plans for the public transit mecca, and learn about the station's art.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00 USD
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World Trade Center Architecture Tour

Discover the architecture that has been constructed in the aftermath of 9/11 on this guided, 2-hour walking tour around Lower Manhattan. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, explore the developments surrounding the World Trade Center — from skyscrapers, green buildings and office towers to memorials, urban redevelopment and brand-new open spaces. Visit One World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Brookfield Place, and more. Headsets are included to hear the guide clearly over the street noise.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00 USD
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High Line & Hudson Yards walking tour

Come experience the green oasis the most current and most expensive development in the history of NYC. Walk along its beautiful gardens. Admire and photograph the Vessel- this public structure rising 45.7 meters high and 2,500 interconnecting steps.Prepare for a urban hiking experience, away from NYC busy streets and get lifted up into a garden path along the West side of Manhattan with amazing views of New York City and the Hudson river along the way. The High Line park is an example of urban renewal at its finest, a unique concept of a park, a green oasis among the concrete giants. During the 2 hour walk you will visit the most important, the most historic points, sculptures, arts, and murals of the high line. Slowdown and check out the various species of plants that were specifically picked for the high line.Highlights are the: the “Vessel”, Hudson Yards, Zaha Hadid building, the 10th Avenue square and overlook, Chelsea Market…
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$10.00 USD
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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
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$49.00 USD
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