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Unique Walking Tours for the Curious Mind

Small Groups

We welcome up to 10 guests on our public walking tours

5 Stars Rating

on Trip Advisor, and recipient of their 2022 Best of the Best Award!

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We'll get you inside places nobody else goes to

Explore Ellis Island's Abandoned Hospital

Exclusive hard hat tour inside Ellis Island's Contagious Disease Hospital, abandoned since 1954. An experience unlike any other in NYC...

Discover the Secrets of Grand Central

Did you know there is a hidden tennis court inside Grand Central? Or that its ceiling is backwards? Join us and discover its many other secrets.

Discover The Fifth Avenue 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.

Our Guests Love it!

  • 5 star ratingTerrific tour for tourists (and even jaded New Yorkers) Our tour guide was fantastic (I'm embarrassed that I don't remember his name). Pace was good. He checked to see if we were all able to stay a little longer -- which we all could -- so we definitely got our money's worth. I lived in NYC and passed through GCS a million times. I thought I knew a fair amount about the history. But there was much to learn and see (he had easy to see pics in a binder that he passed around), and we visited spots in the terminal I had never been to. Ear pieces made it easy to hear, even in the crowded and noisy station.

    stlcoop
    9/20/2022

    5 star ratingFun, passionate and informative tour for those that want a little more Our guide, AJ, was passionate about the subject which was rather infectious. Very informative and has made us look at the New York subway in a new light.

    enidpend2
    9/20/2022
  • 5 star ratingEntertaining, Personable- A Well Curated Tour We joined John (maybe his name was Jeff, sorry!) tour on 9/17/2022, he was personable, connected us with the locals, and attentive to all members of 8. The content was entertaining and followed the theme and revealed a lot of insider secrets!

    His well-prepared photographs and resourceful knowledge brought us back in time and helped us understand the context. It is always hard to cramp a hundred years of history into two hours, and I think John did a fantastic job of it.

    suggestion#1: print his photographs from the phone.
    suggestion#2: would love to hear more personal encounters and stories.

    sandichen
    9/19/2022

    5 star ratingGreat tour of Rock Center for locals and visitors alike This is a great tour for locals and visitors alike as it is extremely well researched and provides a wealth of information about the area. I am a Native New Yorker and have worked in the area and I still learned a bunch of new things. The art in some of the buildings is world class and a treat to see. It was also interesting to see and hear about the changes and new developments for the complex. The tour was very engaging as it included numerous photo references to the history of the area. Logistically the tour is excellent as well with the use of little earpieces which makes it easy to hear and follow along. I can highly recommend this tour.

    travelingal60
    9/19/2022
  • 5 star ratingRockefeller Center Tour Great tour of Rockefeller Center. Saw parts of the complex I had never seen before. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

    H1682GNdavidh
    9/18/2022

    5 star ratingHidden Gems We had an excellent personable guide Ginie ( as in Virginia) who went out of her way to show us hidden gems and had great knowledge. Totally held our interest with features inside and out of the building.
    Gave us great ideas too for follow up activities, eg the Oster restaurant Campbell Bar.
    Learned a lot that you wouldn’t see if you just went alone

    lesleyyounge
    9/18/2022
  • 5 star ratingExcellent tour, highly recommend! I highly recommend this tour! I live and work in NYC, but knew next to nothing about Rockefeller Center. My tour guide, Alexis, was fantastic - she shared so many great stories and interesting facts as we walked inside and around Rockefeller Center. Alexis kept the group engaged the whole time, had a great sense of humor, and seems to really enjoy giving the tour, exactly what you’d want from a tour guide. I’m excited to go on another tour!

    devoraf335
    9/17/2022

    5 star ratingEasy and interesting! This tour was a lot of fun! An easy walk, interesting history, beautiful architectural touches, and a celebration of art and humanity. Highly recommend!

    89KatieC
    9/17/2022
  • 5 star ratingAJ Slays the Grand Central Terminal Tour Our tour guide, AJ, had a wealth of knowledge about Grand Central Terminal. I also enjoyed his "Myth Busters" segments throughout the tour. AJ's use of pictures of GCT on his iPad really helped visualize the different stages of the building. If "Jeopardy" were to have one show dedicated to GST, AJ would be the hands-down winner.

    Travel326461
    9/17/2022

    an okay tour on unique history. do it if you have time or really into history but no fret of you miss it

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    Ryan
    9/16/2022
  • 5 star ratingEnjoyed our tour We enjoyed our tour and learned a lot about Grand Central terminal. Our tour guide was knowledgeable.

    allisonj297
    9/16/2022

    The tour was definitely worth our time. Very interesting and informative.

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    Keith
    9/10/2022
  • Great storytelling; fun experience to learn a bunch of things about NYC and Grand central station! Thank you!

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    Anne
    9/09/2022

    Great tour! Learned some interesting things.

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    Nashley
    9/04/2022
  • 5 star ratingGood even for longtime GCT users Knowledgeable guide, interesting insights into the relationship between GCT and NYC history- the railroad was once much more critical to America than today.

    JackM394
    8/15/2022

    5 star ratingGreat Tour of Grand Central Station This was an amazingly informative and fun tour. I've lived in NY for years and didn't know many of these things.

    christynicky
    8/14/2022
  • 5 star ratingEntertaining and surprising, and totally true! Bob was an informed, engaging tour guide, and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. He had photographs and images, as well as very interesting facts. More than once, my jaw dropped at the stories, and little-known details of Grand Central Terminal. We walked into parts of the terminal that I had no idea existed.
    I highly recommend this tour!

    U1345EJmelissap
    8/10/2022

    5 star ratingNYC’s Grand Central Station Jeremy Wilcox is your go to Grand Central tour guide. He was all you want in a tour guide. Professional, competent and extremely informative of every detail related to this marvelous train terminal. If you want a much deeper appreciation of this iconic landmark and how it connects to NYC and the nation at large I would Highly recommend Jeremy! Safe travels!

    BILLYGOATTRAVELLER
    8/09/2022
  • 4 star ratingA Good use of time Great tour - interesting to hear the background behind the building and stories surrounding it. A good use of time. I was (perhaps erroneously) expecting to see a bit more "behind the scenes", but the tour is limited to areas open to the public. Tour guide was fantastic.

    Rynnis
    8/07/2022

    5 star ratingNative New Yorker wowed by this excursion Richard, our guide, was articulate, enthusiastic and professional. Despite wiltingly hot temperatures, he kept things moving along in a timely way. He held our attention as he recounted interesting facts and anecdotes about the glorious "gilded mansions of Fifth Ave". I might even do this same tour again as there was so much to learn and appreciate.

    Stefanie S
    8/07/2022

Our Walking Tours

Ellis Island Hospital Hard Hat Tour- empty room
2 Hours - $89

Ellis Island Hospital Hard Hat Tour

Exclusive Hard Hat Tour inside the usually off-limits hospital

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Secrets of Grand Central TourView of Grand Central Terminal's atrium
1.5 Hours - $35

Secrets of Grand Central Tour

Discover the many Secrets of this iconic building including its hidden tennis court!

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NYC Underground Subway Tour- Chambers Street Station
2 Hours - $35

NYC Underground Subway Tour

Discover the surprising history of the NYC Subway

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Secrets of Rockefeller Center Tour
1.5 Hours - $35

Secrets of Rockefeller Center Tour

Unearth the secrets and stories that make this landmark one of the most visited sites in the world.

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Fifth Avenue Gilded Mansions Tour
2 Hours - $35

Fifth Avenue Gilded Age Mansions Tour

Take a stroll along Fifth Avenue as it was during the Gilded Age when grand mansions of millionaires lined the illustrious street.

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9/11 Memorial Tour
2 Hours - $35

9/11 Memorial Tour, Celebrating Heroes

Step back in time and view the exact locations of the original architectural elements of where the Twin Towers stood.

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Gritty Old Times Square Tour
2 Hours - $35

Remnants of Gritty Old Times Square Tour

Go back to the halcyon days when 42nd Street was the Deuce.

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Brooklyn Subway Tour
2 Hours - $35

Brooklyn Underground Subway Tour

Discover the secrets of the NYC subway in Brooklyn

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2 Hours - $40

Secrets of the Lower East Side Tour and Tasting

Explore the history and evolution of Manhattan’s Lower East Side!

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Remnants of Penn Station TourAerial View of the old Penn Station
2 Hours - $35

Remnants of Penn Station Tour

Discover the hidden remnants of the old Penn Station!

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1 Hour - Partner Event

Life of a Neuron! at ARTECHOUSE (Partner Event)

Life of a Neuron brings together decades of neuroscience data and research to create a cellular level journey through the human brain.

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Remnants of New Amsterdam TourWomen touching remnant of Dutch Wall
2 Hours - $35

Remnants of New Amsterdam Tour

Discover the many hidden Dutch relics south of Wall Street

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Hidden Gems of Governors Island Tour
2 Hours - $39

Hidden Gems of Governors Island Tour

Learn about the history of the Governors Island, which dates back over 400 years.

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Remnants of the World's Fair TourNY State World's Fairs Pavilion Flushing Meadows Corona Park
2 Hours - $39

Remnants of the World's Fair Tour

Didn’t make it to the 1939/40 or 1964/65 World’s Fairs? Here's your chance!

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Greenwich Village Coffee Tour
2 Hours - $40

Greenwich Village Coffee Tour and Tasting

Discover the surprising history of coffee in New York City while exploring its iconic birthplace: Greenwich Village.

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Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Tourempty
2 Hours - $35

Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Tour

Discover the secrets & hidden gems of NYC's most famous bridge!

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Victorian Flatbush Mansions Tour
2 Hours - $35

Victorian Flatbush Mansions Tour

Discover the spectacular mansions and history of Flatbush, a truly unique Brooklyn neighborhood.

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Trinity Church Cemetery- Hidden Gems of the Financial District Walking Tour
2 Hours - $35

Hidden Gems of the Financial District Tour

Discover the neighborhood's most surprising places and stories

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1.5 - 2 Hours - Partner Event

Cruises on the Hudson River (Partner Event)

Take in views of NYC while sailing on the Hudson River

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Private Tours

We can organize a private tour just for your group! Whether you are planning your next family outing, a school trip or a corporate event, we've got you covered!

Virtual Tours

Explore the best of what NYC has to offer from the comfort of your home! We offer several live webinars a week, on-demand virtual tours and more!

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