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Unique Tours & Webinars 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 2020 Traveler's Choice Award!

Exclusive Access

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 Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam

Explore where New York began and discover the many hidden relics of Dutch New Amsterdam in today's lower Manhattan!

Our Guests Love it!

  • Great tour! Justin is super knowledgeable and he made the tour very and we learned a lot.

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    Kaustubh
    2/21/2021

    The tour was very interesting and our guide Mandy was very pleasant, accommodating and extremely knowledgeable. The overall experience was very nice. We’ll definitely take other tours. Thanks a lot for unforgettable experience!!

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    Nelly
    2/20/2021
  • 5 star ratingExcellent, fun and interesting!!!! The tour was just fantastic!! Justin was extremely knowledgeable and informative. He was patient with all the questions our group had!! I learned so much and really had such a good time. I cannot wait to go on another Untapped tour!! I will definitely be scheduling more tours for sure.

    dinat318
    2/15/2021

    5 star ratingFantastic NY Walking Tour I took the Penn Station tour. Tour guide Justin has deep knowledge of the history of the Station, back story, personalities, architecture. I've been in this station hundreds of times in the past 40 years and never "saw" the structures he showed us. He's personable and helpful and made this a "perfect 10" experience

    Kay C
    2/15/2021
  • 5 star ratingReminence of Penn station Justin did an excellent job showing us aspects of the old Penn station I never knew still existed. He is well spoken, touches on a number of different points, and doesn’t belabor any issue. He kept my interest the entire tour.

    zdhkurv
    2/15/2021

    Fantastic!

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    Ryan
    2/13/2021
  • 5 star ratingAbsolutely awesome! Took the Secrets of GCT tour with Justin this weekend and have done a private Subway tour with Justin in the past. Both were AMAZING. The tours are well planned out and chock full of interesting information. Justin is enthusiastic, very knowledgable and comes with visual aids/pictures including photos he has taken himself that really amplify the experience. You know you are learning from someone who has a passion for the secrets and history of NYC. Justin is approachable and makes sure everyone has a great experience. He texts prior to the tour to make sure you are appropriately prepared to get the most out of the tour and comes prepared with sanitized earpieces to ensure that everyone can hear him despite the loudest of subway trains or train announcements. Will definitely be taking more Untapped tours in the future and would not hesitate to recommend this group to anyone!!

    gkweston
    2/08/2021

    5 star ratingOne of the best NYC tours (especially for NYC natives) This was the best local NYC tour I'd been on in years (and I live in NYC). The tour should really be called "The History and Secrets of the NYC Subway." I thought Justin was great -- he knows so much, but he didn't overwhelm you -- he knew exactly how much information to give and truly the most interesting stuff. At two hours, it was just perfect. All I kept thinking was -- I can't wait to show off my new subway knowledge to my friends and kids. It was 100% cool.

    PlasticMoonRain
    2/08/2021
  • “This was a great way to spend a Saturday and get to know NYC better - highly recommend for locals and tourists alike. Also a great COVID activity since Grand Central is quiet, it really gives you the space and opportunity to get some great photos and soak it in without commotion around you. Justin is a great storyteller and has really done his research on the history - highly recommend!”

    Cassandra Stockall
    1/31/2021

    This was a great way to spend a Saturday and get to know NYC better - highly recommend for locals and tourists alike. Also a great COVID activity since Grand Central is quiet, it really gives you the space and opportunity to get some great photos and soak it in without commotion around you. Justin is a great storyteller and has really done his research on the history - highly recommend!

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    Cassandra
    1/30/2021
  • 5 star ratingLots of fun John was a great tour guide. Even though we’ve lived all our lives in NY, we all learned some interesting facts about Grand Central. He kept us all engaged and we really had a wonderful time. Thank you John!

    miriamlichtman
    1/28/2021

    I love trains and booked this tour in a last minute trip to NYC. Justin was a great guide. Very informative, the Bluetooth earphones were a great touch, they made it very easy to hear him. I'm definitely going to look in to Untapped NY.

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    William
    1/23/2021
  • 5 star ratingBrilliant tour by a scholar and storyteller! Our guide, Mandy Edgecombe, is a scholar in New Amsterdam! Additionally, she was a good story teller and brought New Amsterdam to life showing how the original settlers way of life still influences Manhattan culture and mindset.

    Also, Mandy took into consideration weather, ducking us in and out of secret hiding spots to make sure we were comfortable the entire time. What a treat!

    I highly recommend!

    amberc298
    1/19/2021

    5 star ratingExcellent Tour, Very Informative Excellent tour. Justin knows so much about the history of Penn Station, and shares his love (and sometimes dislike!) for the place with everyone. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested in NYC and transit history, or just if you want to know a little more about the US's largest train hub.

    Stagetek
    1/11/2021
  • 5 star ratingGreat Tour! Great Host! Great Time! Too many highlights to list! It was a great tour and Justin is very knowledgeable and personable. The addition of the Moynihan Train Hall was a major plus.

    ChrisHiker55
    1/11/2021

    5 star ratingExcellent tour! Have already signed up for the Penn Station as a result of how well this tour went! Mandy did a great job of showing us the history and special parts of Grand Central! She was knowledgeable and, frankly, very entertaining! She made a very “dry” topic (my wife’s word) so interesting that my wife paid attention and enjoyed herself! The time flew!

    H5164UPthomasb
    12/28/2020
  • 5 star ratingGrand Central TERMINAL! Fantastic private tour in October of Grand Central TERMINAL with phenomenal tour guide Gabby Hammond. Like any good educator she tailors the proceedings to both my interests and my intellectual deficiencies. Absolutely Fantastic! Due to pandemic restrictions we didn't take the elevator up to the fourth floor together so I delightfully get locked into the west stairwell.
    As a Pennsylvania Railroad enthusiast who bleeds Tuscan Red, I put my total disdain for the Vanderbilts and the New York Central's Twentieth Century Limited on hiatus for the duration. There's only ONE way to Chicago, and that's on the Standard Railroad of the World's BROADWAY LIMITED. Real railroaders don't pussyfoot around the Alleghenies by taking the Lake route: They strap an extra engine on in Altoona and go OVER the mountains utilizing the Legendary Horse Shoe Curve. Enjoy!

    MorbeckRob
    12/25/2020

    What a great way to get to know the history of Grand Central Terminal, as well as other interesting NYC facts! This tour was super informative! Our guide knew EVERYTHING and more! We started in the main atrium, walked outside, walked near the tennis courts (you can’t actually see them) and the glass walkway (you can’t walk through it), stopped in front of Grand Central’s most famous restaurants and more. Listening devices made it easy to hear every word while maintaining a safe distance. Photos also provided historical reference. The guide was a great storyteller but also put emphasis on making sure we knew the facts and not just a great story. I would recommend this to anyone with a general interest in architecture or wanting to learn more about NYC history.

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    Alicea
    12/12/2020
  • 5 star ratingGreat walking tour Victorian Brooklyn tour. Guide was great; loved the head set, appreciated the heat packs. Will definitely do more tours

    Nancy R
    12/08/2020

    5 star ratingIncredibly interesting and beautiful tour. The victorian flatbush tour was amazing. I've lived in the neighborhood for 12 years and learned more on 2 hours then the rest of my years here combined. Jeremy, the guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the whole neighborhood and it's history, not just memorized talking points.

    DitmasParker
    11/29/2020

Our Walking Tours

Ellis Island Abandoned Hospital empty room
2 Hours - $83

Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital

Exclusive Hard Hat Tour inside the usually off-limits hospital

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

Grand Central Tour

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

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Chambers Street Station
2 Hours - $35

Underground Subway Tour

Discover the surprising history of the NYC Subway

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Aerial 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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Women touching remnant of Dutch Wall
2 Hours - $35

Dutch New York Tour

Discover the many hidden Dutch relics south of Wall Street

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NY State World's Fairs Pavilion Flushing Meadows Corona Park
2 Hours - $35

NY World's Fairs Tour

Didn’t make it to the 1939/40 or 1963/64 World’s Fairs? Here's your chance!

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Trinity Church Cemetery
2 Hours - $35

Financial District Hidden Gems

Discover the neighborhood's most surprising places and stories

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Brooklyn Bridge empty
2 Hours - $35

Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge

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

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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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