• Location: New York, New York
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 150.00 View price calendar

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Learn the secrets of New York’s subway on a 2.5-hour underground tour with a private guide. Hear stories about the engineering, technology and people behind the subway’s construction. Discover legends and secrets about abandoned levels, hidden stations and fake houses that disguise escape routes around the city. See official and unofficial art as you follow the 1904 line from Bowling Green to Grand Central Terminal, and get a surprising look at places that every New Yorker sees—but few notice.


  • 2.5-hour private tour of the New York City subway
  • Discover NYC history and culture
  • Explore the subways secrets with a local guide
  • Perfect for visitors—or life long residents
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Harriet C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fabulous tour guide. Deeply knowledgeable about the subways and NYC history. Engaging manner. Tailored tour to our group. We had lots of fun and learned a lot. Book this tour!!!!

Patricia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Really enjoyed the tour - the guide was very knowledgeable - learnt lots of interesting facts

Joseph E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Great tour! Gary took time to answer our questions and provide history and background. I would highly recommend this tour for rail fans, history buffs, and those interested in getting some background about the system that moves the city.

Erik W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Gary is spectacular!!! Highly recommend for tourists and New Yorkers alike!

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

If you are into train and or NYC history this is a wonderful tour.

Glen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Gary met with us for this tour and it was probably our favorite one of the week. It was just the two of us with him and we really got an appreciation for the subway system. He was so knowledgeable about the history and also the meaning behind the mosiacs that line the subway walls. I would highly recommend taking this tour while in New York!

debra L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The subway system and the history prior to it's use is very interesting. Gary, our guide, is an amazing
historian about rail transportation.

Mike S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Gary was awesome--great tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is an excellent tour and gives you a great insight to the Subway and its development over the years. Gary, our guide was a wealth of information about the subway and its history, explaining things that you wouldn't notice as a passenger, answering all our questions and his encyclopaedic knowledge of its history is astounding. Highly recommend to anyone interested in knowing more about the Subway and its history.

Lorie A

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

Very interesting tour and knowledgeable as well. A lot of information and very cool tour.

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