Our biggest sale of the year ends today! Get 50% off all Untapped New York tours* with promo code BLACKFRIDAY2023 this Cyber Monday. Join us for a signature walking tour such as the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal, Gilded Age Mansions of 5th Avenue, and an Underground NYC Subway tour. Plus, don’t miss the final dates of our tours of the Bridges of Gowanus, Ellis Island’s Abandoned Hospital, the Victorian Mansions of Flatbush, and Remnants of Gritty Times Square, which will go on pause for the winter and return in the spring.
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.
Hydroponic Farm Tour & Tasting
Discover brand-new flavors as you sample rare herbs, micro-greens, and edible flowers used by NYC’s Michelin-star chefs at an indoor urban farm! With your expert guide, you’ll learn the science of plant growth and the latest indoor farming technology, connect with fellow plant-lovers, and enjoy a complimentary beverage crafted with Farm.One greens.
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.
Hard Hat Tour of Ellis Island’s Abandoned Hospital
Explore the abandoned Ellis Island Hospital complex, once the standard for U.S. medical care, later transformed into a US Coast Guard base and FBI detention center. Left dormant for nearly 60 years, now, Untapped New York has partnered with Save Ellis Island to create an exclusive behind-the-scenes hard hat tour of the abandoned hospital. Discover the laundry building, contagious disease wards, autopsy rooms, staff house and so more!
Remnants of Gritty Old Times Square
Learn about the largest sex emporium in New York City, discover the dirtiest hotel in America, visit sites for classic films like Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Taxi Driver (1976), and uncover more remnants of NYC’s former red light district in Times Square! Travel back to the halcyon days when 42nd Street was the Deuce, Eighth Avenue was the Minnesota Strip, and the Crossroads of the World was XXX-rated.
Bridges of Gowanus
Discover the past, present, and future of Gowanus as told through its pedestrian bridges and the Culver Viaduct with guide Daniel Pecoraro. As a former industrial center, current Superfund site, and already in its transformation from a derelict neighborhood to an arts hub, Gowanus is one of the most interesting and dynamic neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
The Art of Grand Central Madison Tour
Explore the fascinating works of art inside the newest part of Grand Central Terminal, Grand Central Madison! Discover art you may have never known existed, ride New York’s longest escalator, find the secret back entrance into the new Grand Central Madison, uncover an art installation that is rarely seen behind the tracks, learn the stories behind new monumental works by artists like Kiki Smith and Yayoi Kusama, and more!
Secrets of Rockefeller Center
Unearth the secrets of this famous Art Deco plaza, one of the most famous sites in NYC! Walk through a lobby covered in gold, see a literal hidden gem of the complex: A sterling silver model airplane made by the Cartier company, uncover a secret portal that ceremoniously marks the completion of Rockefeller Center’s construction, decode the meaning behind the world-famous art that covers the complex, and more!
Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge
Learn about hidden champagne vaults, a secret Cold War-era fall-out shelter, and more secrets of NYC’s most iconic span across the East River! Beyond the Brooklyn Bridge’s stately exterior lies an epic origin story. Now over 130 years old, the granite and limestone structure has dazzled both tourists and residents alike. Our unique Brooklyn Bridge walking tour will give you a whole new appreciation for one of New York’s most beloved landmarks.
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!
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*Partner events including ARTECHOUSE, and Classic Harbor Cruises are exempt from this sale. Insider discount applies to new memberships only.