Our biggest sale of the year starts now! Get 50% off all Untapped New York tours* with promo code BLACKFRIDAY2023 and join us for a signature walking tour such as the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal, Gilded Age Mansions of 5th Avenue, Hard Hat Tour of Ellis Island’s Abandoned Hospital and an Underground NYC Subway tour. Grab a bite with us on a food tour of Little Italy, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side, or our Coffee Tour of Greenwich Village. The discount also applies to new offerings in our “Rediscover Your City” series, like the Bridges of Gowanus, Secrets of Riverside Drive, and Untapped Central Park tours. Our Black Friday sale 2023 promo code is valid from today through Monday, November 27th (Cyber Monday).
All tours are led by expert, licensed New York City tour guides who will show you the fascinating parts of New York City others walk right by. While the sale runs through Monday, November 27th, your tickets can be for any upcoming tour date. Learn more about some of our favorite tours below, and see a full list of all our public tours here!
This year, Untapped New York is also offering a special deal on Untapped New York Insider membership. When you sign up for a new Insider subscription and use the code JOINUS, you’ll get your first month free! Insider membership grants you access to New York City’s most off-limits places and fascinating experts through an ever-changing lineup of members-only in-person tours and live virtual webinars. As an Insider, you also have access to a members-only archive of more than 200 on-demand video recordings of every past virtual event.
Taste of New York: Lower Manhattan Food Tour
Savor foods from Italian, Chinese, and Jewish cultures as you explore the ethnic enclaves of Manhattan! On this tour of Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Lower East Side, you’ll snack on pizza, dumplings, knishes, and more foods while learning about immigrant life in New York City. Along the way, you’ll stop by significant landmarks including the Jarmulowsky Bank, Old Saint Patrick’s Basilica, Doyers Street, and many more
Secrets of Grand Central Tour
Did you know there is a hidden tennis court inside Grand Central Terminal? Or that its ceiling is backward? On this tour, you will discover the origins and history of the Beaux Arts train station, from its glittering glory days to disrepair and modern quests to save it. Whether you pass through it every day on your morning commute or visit for the first time, you are sure to leave having learned, seen, and experienced something new and extraordinary. This tour of Grand Central Terminal is great for history or architecture buffs alike.
NYC Underground Subway Tour
Explore the world’s largest subway system, the beating heart of the city that never sleeps. You will discover the fascinating beginnings of the New York City subway, and explore spaces even the most seasoned commuter might not know about. Hear the story of the very first subway, which was built illegally under the cover of night, and other surprising tales. Using the 6 train as our own ten-car time machine, you will ride through abandoned stations that riders unknowingly pass by every day, including the famed City Hall Station.
Remnants of Penn Station Tour
Two things most commuters don’t realize about Penn Station‘s history: 1. There used to be a gorgeous Beaux-Arts station that was demolished in the ’60s. 2. Parts of that old station can still be found today, buried under the arena that landed on top of them. Although Amtrak only acknowledges one remnant, you will discover many more. Penn Station tours are supported by photographic presentations of the station shot by renowned photographers Norman McGrath, Peter Moore, and Aaron Rose, along with the work of railroad aficionados Alexander Hatos, an employee of Pennsylvania Railroad, and Ron Ziel, a railroad historian.
Remnants of New Amsterdam Tour
Explore where New York began and see what is left of Dutch New Amsterdam! With New York City’s first map in hand, you will trace the streets of 1667 Manhattan while discovering the many hidden Dutch relics south of Wall Street. Physically touch history as you find out how Bowling Green got its name and see the foundations of New York City’s first City Hall (which was also a tavern!), the long-forgotten oyster pasty cannon, the original battery wall and so much more!
Fifth Avenue’s Gilded Age Mansions
Take a stroll along Fifth Avenue as it was during the Gilded Age when grand mansions of millionaires lined the illustrious street. As you revisit Millionaire’s Row, you will discover works of architecture lost to time and some that remain today with a new purpose. This tour will resurrect some of the magnificent mansions that no longer stand bringing those glamorous abodes back to life with stunning historical images and scintillating stories of the affairs that took place inside. You will see the footprint of the largest single residence ever built in Manhattan, learn secrets of the famous Frick Collection, discover a charming bookshop tucked into a Fifth Avenue mansion, and more!
Untapped Central Park
Discover the secrets of this urban oasis and get away from the busy city in one of New York’s most popular attractions. Go off the beaten path and discover a secret ice skating rink for ladies only, take in (but don’t eat) the strawberries in Strawberry Fields, learn about the only subject who was present for the dedication of his statue in the park (because the park rules state that you must be dead to get a statue in the park!), and explore more of the untapped side of this famous green space!
Victorian Mansions of Flatbush Tour
Discover the spectacular mansions and history of Flatbush, a truly unique Brooklyn neighborhood. In many ways, the neighborhood best encapsulates the full history of Brooklyn — from its 17th-century Dutch colonial history to 19th-century residential growth to a population boom of working-class immigrant communities in the 20th century.
Greenwich Village Coffee Tour and Tasting
Drink your way through the surprising history of coffee in New York City on our Greenwich Village Coffee Tour and Tasting! On this tour, you will uncover the surprising history of coffee in New York City while exploring Greenwich Village, its iconic birthplace. You will learn how New York and coffee go hand-in-hand both in cultural and economic development. By the end of this experience you will have tasted: an espresso, a drip coffee, chocolate-covered coffee beans, and a cappuccino… so you will be caffeinated!
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*Partner events including ARTECHOUSE, and Classic Harbor Cruises are exempt from this sale. Insider discount applies to new memberships only.