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We welcome up to 10 guests on our public walking tours

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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.

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  • 5 star ratingMust do if you want a history tour. Bill is very knowledgeable and gave a fascinating tour that was packed with information. As we walked we were told about the buildings, the people, the stories and the context of who and why. Must do for anyone interested in the history of the Guilded Age.
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    Steven K
    2/05/2024
    5 star ratingGreat tour! Excellent tour for visitors and New Yorkers alike! Bill Schaffer did a great job of sharing GCT’s wonderful history. We (5 of us!) all enjoyed it very much!!
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    Anna M
    2/05/2024
  • 5 star ratingA grand Grand Central Tour! Such a well done tour! Having spent many years traveling to and from Grand Central, it was so fascinating to learn so many details. Great job! We also went to the Campbell Apartment for a drink after, such a unique venue.
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    Pat L
    2/05/2024
    5 star ratingTour of Grand Central Thé tour was very good. The guide was prepared and easily found. Our guide Louis was very enthusiastic and got everyone engaged. The ear phones they provided really helped our whole family to hear the guide. It’s a small ear piece that easily attached to your ear. Grand Central is a beautiful station, it’s nice to hear the history.
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    Mindymarr
    2/03/2024
  • 5 star ratingGrand Central with Richard The tour was great - informative, interactive and fascinating. Grand Central Station just on its own is impressive enough, but learning the history and lesser known facts gave us an even deeper appreciation for it. Richard did a fantastic job!
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    ahatcher1185
    2/01/2024
    5 star ratingGreat tour. We had a great tour (private) with Mandy. She was an attentive and knowledgeable guide with great working knowledge of Dutch New Amsterdam (what's left of it). Super personable. Highly recommended, especially if you have ancestors from the early Dutch period.
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    candycG5161XT
    1/31/2024
  • 5 star ratingGrand Grand Central walking tour We've raved to friends about this excellent tour! Lots of history and attention to detail. Great idea to provide individual headsets in such a busy spot. Thank you.
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    veronica8928
    1/30/2024
    5 star ratingExcellent tour I went in the tour of Grand Central and it was excellent! The tour guide was knowledgeable and funny with lots of interesting facts about the station I didn’t know. I’ve lived in New York for a few years and it was fascinating to hear so much about a building I’ve been in many times. Well worth it - highly recommend!
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    Jo T
    1/30/2024
  • 5 star ratingExcellent tour Excellent tour! Very informative, the family loved it. The red carpet, secret tennis court, offices/a prohibition drinking club hidden in plain sight….
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    terencew387
    1/29/2024
    5 star ratingVery interesting! Very interesting! Our guide was very knowledgeable. So glad they have preserved it rather than tearing it down like they did to Penn Station.
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    BostonEngineer
    1/27/2024
  • 4 star ratingInteresting tour of a landmark NYC building Very interesting tour. We enjoyed learning the history of this landmark building and visiting parts of it we have never seen. Louis was a very friendly, engaging and knowledgeable tour guide.
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    Nadine321
    1/21/2024
    5 star ratingSecret facts of Grand Central! Tour guide Richard was fabulous! Knowledgeable and fun! We have lived in NYC and been commuters thru Grand Central for years and still learned new and interesting facts. Definitely recommend this tour.
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    Patricia C
    1/21/2024
  • 5 star ratingVery Interesting We had a great time during our visit to Grand Central Terminal. Our guide Louis knew a lot about it and was able to tell very interesting things. We learned a lot!
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    FNE56
    1/21/2024
    5 star ratingHighly recommend for locals as well as tourists! Highly recommend this tour. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and so enthusiastic. The tour offers a wonderful railroad history lesson as well as fun glimpses of areas in the Terminal that even regular commuters wouldn’t be aware of. You don’t just have to be a visitor to NYC to love this tour.
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    Eileen92056
    1/21/2024
  • 5 star ratingInteresting and thorough tour! We had a tour with Alexis this week. She was very friendly and had some really good jokes! She was very thorough and exposed some wonderful hidden details about the station. It's a gorgeous station and we're lucky it still stands! Definitely a worthwhile activity to enjoy while visiting or if you just live in the city and want to know more!
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    LGar7
    1/18/2024
    5 star ratingGreat tour for a cold winter day Laura gave a great fun tour that included history and quirks of GCT. Especially loved the stories of the Vanderbilt’s and seeing the gorgeous Campbell Apts. Thanks.
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    Shelia14
    1/17/2024
  • 4 star ratingSecrets of Grand Central Terminal Laura led us into the secrets of Grand Central Terminal. We appriciated her huge knowledge of the history not only of GCT but of whole NYC. We highly recommend the tour with Laura! Thank you so much, dear Laura!
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    Silvia S
    1/17/2024
    5 star ratingA 5-Star Tour to Appreciate Grand Central and NYC An AMAZING walking tour. Richard S was extremely knowledgeable about not just the history of Grand Central, but also the different time periods in which it has existed. He made the tour fun and interesting, without having it feel like an overload of factoids. You walk away knowing more, feeling like you had fun and more appreciative of what is the magnificence of the station itself in the city of New York. This is a great tour to take!
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    Mason D
    1/17/2024
  • 5 star ratingThe Unexpected Grand Central Station Very informative and enjoyable tour of Grand Central Station. Great way to get familiar with the station, its history and all it has to offer the public today.
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    wallace b
    1/15/2024
    5 star ratingWell worth the price and time Really interesting tour with Jonathan. His knowledge and information as well as his narration made for a wonderful 90 minute insight into the history and relevance of the origin and continued use of Grand Central Terminal. Highly recommend.
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    Bos2nBonnie
    1/14/2024

Our Walking Tours

Ellis Island Hospital Hard Hat Tour- empty room
1.5 Hours - $90

Ellis Island Hospital Hard Hat Tour

Exclusive Hard Hat Tour inside the usually off-limits hospital

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Farm.one tour
1 Hour - $36

Hydroponic Farm Tour & Tasting

Taste Michelin-star ingredients inside Brooklyn’s state-of-the-art hydroponic farm!

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Skynet art at Fulton Center subway
2 Hours - $39

Underground Subway Art Tour

Uncover works of art hidden in plain sight below the streets of NYC!

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The Bowery
2 Hours - $39

Secrets of The Bowery Tour

Uncover the secrets of The Bowery in Manhattan, one of the most architecturally and historically diverse streets in New York City!

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1.5 Hours - $39

Burning Gotham: Life in 1830s Manhattan

Retrace the path of The Great Fire of 1835 and learn how it forever changed Manhattan!

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Secrets of Grand Central TourView of Grand Central Terminal's atrium
1.5 Hours - $39

Secrets of Grand Central Tour

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

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Fifth Avenue Gilded Age Mansions Tour
2 Hours - $39

Fifth Avenue Gilded Age Mansions Tour

Take a stroll along Fifth Avenue as it was when millionaires’ mansions lined the illustrious street!

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NYC Underground Subway Tour- Chambers Street Station
2 Hours - $39

NYC Underground Subway Tour

Discover the surprising history of the NYC Subway

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Chinatown, Little Italy and LES tour
3 Hours - $49

A Taste of New York: Food Tour of Manhattan

Uncover tales of immigrant life in on this food and history tour!

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Remnants of New Amsterdam TourWomen touching remnant of Dutch Wall
2 Hours - $39

Remnants of New Amsterdam Tour

Discover the many hidden Dutch relics south of Wall Street

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Remnants of Penn Station Tourrecreation of Penn station atrium
2 Hours - $39

Remnants of Penn Station Tour

Discover the hidden remnants of the old Penn Station!

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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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Victorian Flatbush Mansions Tour
2 Hours - $39

Victorian Flatbush Mansions Tour

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

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Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Tourempty
2 Hours - $39

Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Tour

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

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Brooklyn Subway Tour
2 Hours - $39

Brooklyn Underground Subway Tour

Discover the secrets of the NYC subway in Brooklyn

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Gritty Old Times Square Tour
2 Hours - $39

Remnants of Gritty Old Times Square Tour

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

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Untapped Central Park Tour
2 Hours - $39

Untapped Central Park Tour

Discover the secrets of this urban oasis and one of New York’s most popular attractions.

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Art of Grand Central Madison Walking Tour
1.5 Hours - $39

The Art of Grand Central Madison

Tour of the fascinating works of art inside the news part of Grand Central Terminal, Grand Central Madison!

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View of the Gowanus Canal
2 Hours - $39

Bridges of the Gowanus Canal Tour

Discover the surprising history of the Gowanus Canal seen through the lens of its bridges

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Secrets of Rockefeller Center Tour
1.5 Hours - $39

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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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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Curated Experiences From Our Partners

City Climb at Hudson Yards
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City Climb at Hudson Yards

Climb the highest open-air building ascent in the world!

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AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour
3 hours | $112

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour

Enjoy NYC's architectural landmarks - as best seen from the water.

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Statue and Skyline Sightseeing Cruise
1.5 hours | $64

Statue & Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

Experience stunning views of the city from a classic 1920s-style yacht

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Harbor Line Sunset Cruises
2 hours | $94 and up

Sunset Cruises

Experience the most stylish means of viewing a New York sunset

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1 Hour - Partner Event

World of AI-magination at ARTECHOUSE

See how human creativity and artificial intelligence work together!

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The Edge at Hudson Yards
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The Edge at Hudson Yards

See stunning views of NYC from the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere!

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Empire State Building
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Empire State Building Observation Decks

Ascend to the 86th and 102nd floors at the top of the Empire State Building!

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Top of the Rock
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Top of the Rock

See New York City from the iconic Art Deco landmark, 30 Rockefeller Plaza!

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One World Observatory
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One World Observatory

Admire spectacular 360° views of NYC from the Freedom Tower!

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SUMMIT at One Vanderbilt
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SUMMIT at One Vanderbilt

Join an immersive experience atop Midtown Manhattan's tallest commercial skyscraper!

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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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