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Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

Discover New York City’s gospel heritage on this spirited tour of Harlem, complete with a Sunday morning gospel choir service. See musical landmarks like the Apollo Theater and Cotton Club on a coach tour, and explore parts of this vibrant neighborhood on foot. Visit a local congregation to take part in a traditional Sunday gospel service featuring the soulful stylings of the choir. Upgrade to include a hearty soul food brunch at a favorite local restaurant.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour

Discover the vibrant history and musical legacy of Harlem with a midweek morning gospel tour. Stroll past beautiful brownstones while learning about Harlem’s famous former residents. Take part in an uplifting morning service featuring the talented ARC gospel choir, which supports drug addiction recovery programs within the community. Upgrade to include a delicious lunch at Sylvia’s, a local eatery renowned for serving up some of the best soul food in New York.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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Skip-the-line Private Guided Museum Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

Get a personalized introduction to New York City's legendary arts showcase on a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Housing more than 2 million objects, this renowned institution can be overwhelming to explore, so let a private art historian guide show you all the highlights, from Henry VIII’s armor and paintings by Vermeer to the Chicago Stock Exchange steps and pop culture memorabilia. Opt for an evening tour on the weekends to explore away from the daytime crowds.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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$79.00 USD
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Hamilton Musical Walking Tour

Stroll through the life of Alexander Hamilton in New York City and the Tony Award-winning 'Hamilton' musical on a walking tour that features songs from the hit Broadway show. Whether you have already seen the show, plan to see it soon, or simply love the cast album, this tour provides context to the story as you explore lower Manhattan from the perspective of Alexander Hamilton.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00 USD
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Renegade Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour with Skip-the-line Access

Get a renegade take on New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art with an exciting 2-hour art tour through the Met’s weirdest, most wonderful and scandalous displays. Enjoy exclusive skip-the-line access, then follow your guide through the museum’s sprawling galleries to hear insider secrets about infamous artists and their creations. Make your museum visit a fun adventure with games, selfies and surprises as you experience the Met on your own terms.This is an unconventional tour of the Met. Not recommended for participants under 16 years old.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$69.00 USD
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New York Hip-Hop Tour

Hip-hop music began in New York City. There's no better way to explore the genre of music than by taking this entertaining and informative tour with one of rap's Grandmasters. The unique experience offers an interactive tour through Manhattan, Harlem and the Bronx, showing the origins and evolution of hip-hop and rap music.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$74.99 USD
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The Super Tour of NYC Heroes Comics and More

Comic book and movie buffs are sure to love this 3.5-hour superhero tour of New York City. Explore the city, and see more than 40 places where your favorite heroes have been filmed for TV and movies. From Spider-Man, to The Avengers, and Batman and Superman, visit some of the most well-known spots where these superheroes saved the world.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$56.00 USD
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Evening Harlem Jazz Tour

Watch Harlem come alive after dark with a 3.5-hour evening tour to historic churches, landmarks and one of the neighborhood’s best jazz spots. Walk with your guide along vibrant Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, and learn about the cultural heritage of Harlem’s night clubs and gospel churches. Spot some of New York City’s distinctive brownstone architecture as you walk, then finish your evening at a live jazz club, where some of today’s best artists play tunes by Harlem’s music greats.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$62.00 USD
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Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

Well before the Globetrotters and the “Harlem Shake” appeared, there was Harlem, the neighborhood that is the birthplace of hip-hop. Harlem’s contributions to hip-hop art and culture are unmatched. On this guided, 2-hour walking tour, led by a hip-hop historian, check out important landmarks like the Apollo Theater, the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Lenox Lounge, historic Harlem jazz clubs and more. See popular locations for hip-hop music videos and hear exclusive stories. Admission to the Museum of the City of New York is included.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$35.00 USD
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Skip-the-line Met Museum & Central Park Combo Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Combine high-brow culture with the pleasures of a green urban oasis on a tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park—two of New York City's favorite places for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the meadows and gardens of Central Park, stopping at recognizable film locations like Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields, before admiring highlights of the Met’s vast collection, from ancient Egyptian artifacts to medieval armor and Impressionist paintings. It's a great way to explore the Big Apple both inside and out.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$139.00 USD
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Hudson Yards the High Line and the New Vessel

The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long elevated park, greenway built on a historic, elevated freight line. The High Line is a public park programmed, maintained, and operated by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. View art, walk through gardens, experience a performance, enjoy delicious food.The southern end of the park is shaded by gray birch and serviceberry trees. Washington Grasslands & Woodland Edge section is full of grasses, perennials, and woody species that tolerate the shade of the surrounding buildings.The Vessel “New York’s Staircase,” 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings. Built bronzed steel located in the center of Hudson Yards. This honey comb shaped 150' tall art piece can accommodate up to 1000 people at a time.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$59.99 USD
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New York City Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour

Discover the three genres of music that helped form rock culture in New York City’s East Village on this guided, 2-hour rock walk. Rock, punk and glam helped introduce new music, rock ’n’ roll fashion and a way of life to the world. See where bands like the Ramones, the New York Dolls, the Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and others wrote music and played gigs. Soak up the rich musical history and get to know the East Village rock scene on the Original Rock ’n’ Roll Walking Tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$39.00 USD
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Studio Visit with a Record Producer

I’m a multi-platinum record producer and engineer. I’ve worked at iconic music studios such as The Hit Factory, The Cutting Room Studios and Sony Studios and worked with artists such as Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, The Black Eyed Peas, and many more. In addition to my first-hand knowledge of the recording business, I have a passion for pizzerias. I’ve worked as a pizza chef in many world-famous pizza shops in the Village.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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$100.00 USD
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Graffiti Art Workshop in NYC

Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood is widely admired as a mecca for creative street art and graffiti. After meeting at a convenient location, follow your guide—a working street artist—to a nearby studio space. During this small-group workshop, you’ll immerse yourself in the neighborhood’s artistic culture, will learn all about different street art styles and techniques, and will even have the chance to create your own artworks.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$28.00 USD
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Street Art Tour of Bushwick

Brooklyn—and specifically the Bushwick neighborhood—has had a long association with street art. On this walking tour of the area, you won’t just get to see dozens of highlight pieces: you’ll be shown the sights by a local artist. Discover the vibrant artworks curated by the Bushwick Collective, and explore the neighborhood as you go. You’ll also learn about street art’s history, and the genre’s different evolutions.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$20.00 USD
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New York City Lights Sail with a Live Jazz Band

Step aboard 105-foot Schooner America 2.0, a modern tribute to the first boat that won the America's Cup in 1851, for a 1.75-hour sail around New York Harbor. Sit back and relax while enjoying live Jazz music by the "The Sounds Waves". The crew will be around a few times for beverage service (3 rounds of beer, wine, Champagne, soda are included, but please note this is not a booze cruise). This experience is perfect for couples, friends, locals and visitors looking for a relaxing way to escape the city while enjoying the skyline and Statue of Liberty lit up at night. It's also great for Jazz music enthusiasts. The Captain will turn off the engines for as much of the tour as possible, providing an extra relaxing and peaceful environment.
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
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$72.00 USD
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Brooklyn Graffiti Lesson

Workshop Information: This unique hands-on workshop allows participants to create their own graffiti art project with the help of an authentic NYC graffiti artist. Learn the tips and techniques of aerosol art from fill-ins to masterpieces as you immerse yourself in the graffiti art culture. The workshop takes place in our beautiful Brooklyn art studio in the heart of Bushwick Brooklyn. Cultivating creative thought and a welcoming environment, this experience is designed for all ages and talent levels. Leave this workshop with a greater understanding of this still misunderstood craft and of course your newly created work. The Workshop Takes Place in our Brooklyn Art Studio; 1 hour; Meet at 282 Meserole ST.  Brooklyn NY 11206
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00 USD
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New York Gospel Music Tour in English

Immerse yourself in the history and hymns of African American gospel music on this unique experience that combines a walking tour with a live Sunday gospel performance. Ride the subway from Manhattan to Brooklyn Heights, the heart of New York’s gospel scene. Explore the history of the neighborhood and learn about gospel’s roots as you stroll past historic churches and admire spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Conclude your tour with an uplifting church service and live gospel performance at the famous Brooklyn Tabernacle.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00 USD
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Skip-the-line & Private Combo Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art & Central Park

Enjoy New York City’s visual treasures both inside and out on a private combo tour of Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Stroll through the famous urban greenscape with a guide, joining the local scene at famous landmarks like Central Park Zoo, Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, and Sheep Meadow. After a lunch break, immerse yourself in the Met’s world-class art collection as you learn the backgrounded behind works ranging from ancient Egyptian statues to medieval armor and modern masterpieces.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00 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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00 USD
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Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl

Get an equal taste of local brews and local literary icons during this historic tour of Greenwich Village. Follow your friendly guide through city streets and learn where writers, poets and playwrights lived, drank and partied. You'll have time to relax at each stop while you guide shared details about some of the city's most influential minds.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$30.00 USD
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Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour in English

Experience Harlem’s gospel music and culture with a 4-hour walking tour through the historic New York City neighborhood. Listen to the distinctive harmonies of a Harlem gospel choir in a local church, and hear how that music has transformed American culture. Explore Harlem’s vibrant streets with an experienced guide as you learn about the neighborhood’s art, literature and political history, follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, then see the celebrated Apollo Theater, where some of America’s most iconic artists ignited the Harlem renaissance.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00 USD
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Bushwick And Williamsburg Photography Tour

The  Bushwick and Williamsburg Photo Tour is a 6 hour walking photo tour in Brooklyn which includes the incredible street art in Bushwick and the very hip neighborhood of Williamsburg with views of Manhattan from the East River. Both neighborhoods are home to artists and a number of independent businesses. We will take the subway during 3 times during this tour. These 2 areas are only a few subway stops away. We may alternatively take the East River Ferry back to Manhattan from Williamsburg and obtain photos from the upper deck. You can also choose to do only one neighborhood if you prefer.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$82.50 USD
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