Home

Discover NYC's Secrets & Hidden Gems

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!

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 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 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
  • 5 star ratingRemnants of the World's Fair We had such a great time on this tour of the Remnants of the World's Fair. Justin was very informative and such a great tour guide. Learned so many new and interesting things. I highly recommend this tour.

    Joycelouise512
    8/07/2022

    5 star ratingSweet spot The tour guide hit that sweet spot between all facts and over-the-top entertainment. Appreciated all the history that we would not have known without the tour. And he memorized every person’s name 🙂 Highly recommended!

    jameslG1928QK
    8/07/2022
  • While Justin didn’t come for the tour, the guide was amazing with a passion towards subways and metro systems across the globe. He was funny and witty. I enjoyed the tour and learned new things about the NYC subway system. I will definitely recommend

    Danish Avatar
    Danish
    8/06/2022

    This was such an interesting and informational tour! Our tour guide, Rain, was very passionate about sharing the secrets and history. He was kind, witty, and inclusive of all attendees. I enjoyed learning about Old City Hall and getting a quick glimpse! If you’re fascinated by the NYC subway system this is the perfect experience for you. I highly recommend this tour!

    Jennifer Avatar
    Jennifer
    8/06/2022
  • 5 star ratingSo interesting Had a great time on this tour learning all about Grand Central Terminal. This company was well organized and a pleasure to deal with. Would use them again the next time I'm in NYC.

    wendaroolie
    8/06/2022

    5 star ratingGrand Central Terminal We received a tour of Grand Central Terminal. John was very informative and prepared to give us a nice overview. Being concerned about being able to hear our guide, we were pleased when John handed out ear pieces. So even if we weren’t next to him we didn’t miss any of the information.

    NYtraveler2003
    7/29/2022
  • 4 star ratingInteresting look at the past Very interesting tour of the gilded age mansions on Fifth Ave As a New Yorker, there were bits of info I learned on this tour.

    246judil
    7/26/2022

    5 star ratingGreat tour, highly recommend! Great tour! Really enjoyed our guide and all the commentary he gave, along with the "nuts and bolts" of the history of the building.

    AlyssaYTerrapin
    7/24/2022
  • 5 star ratingA must-do for history lovers Perfect tour if you're interested in the early history of New York, or better: New Amsterdam. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and a real expert. It was a great experience and I highly recommend it.

    319MarcoS
    7/24/2022

    5 star ratingGreat Tour - very interesting. The Tour guide,Mr.Gelber, was excellent - we got a lot of historic information and he showed us also many old photos. Overall,thanks to his knowledge and kindness,the time went very fast - we can recommend this tour in Grand Terminal very much.

    Elke O
    7/20/2022
  • 5 star ratingGreat tour! Rayn knows so much. It's really incredible to learn about all the history and details that you miss every day in the subways!

    Max H Avatar
    Max H
    7/20/2022

    5 star ratingSecrets of Govenors' Island Mandy was a great guide who focused on less expected aspects of history during the Governors' Island tour -- we learned a lot! There was some trouble with meeting up due to transportation issues (not her fault) and she was very professional and thoughtful to make sure the group was able to come together & board the ferry without getting lost.

    Violeta A
    7/18/2022
  • 5 star ratingEllis Island Hard Hat Tour - amazing experience! I went on the Ellis Island Hard Hat Tour and it was amazing!! I would recommend it to everybody who is interested in history.

    AnneBoletteKK
    7/17/2022

    5 star ratingGreat Guilded Age Tour We went on the Guilded Age Mansions tour. Bob Gelber gave a great tour complete with the history of the interpersonal feuds of the time. He was informative, enthusiastic and professional -- he even continued educating us when the tour was interrupted by a sudden rain storm. Highly recommend.

    E4599EOwendyg
    7/17/2022

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

View Tour
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!

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

NYC Underground Subway Tour

Discover the surprising history of the NYC Subway

View Tour
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.

View Tour
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.

View Tour
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.

View Tour
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.

View Tour
Brooklyn Subway Tour
2 Hours - $35

Brooklyn Underground Subway Tour

Discover the secrets of the NYC subway in Brooklyn

View Tour
2 Hours - $40

Secrets of the Lower East Side Tour and Tasting

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

View Tour
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!

View Tour
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.

View Event
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

View Tour
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.

View Tour
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!

View Tour
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.

View Tour
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!

View Tour
Victorian Flatbush Mansions Tour
2 Hours - $35

Victorian Flatbush Mansions Tour

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

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

Hidden Gems of the Financial District Walking Tour

Discover the neighborhood's most surprising places and stories

View Tour
1.5 - 2 Hours - Partner Event

Cruises on the Hudson River (Partner Event)

Take in views of NYC while sailing on the Hudson River

View Tour

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!

Any questions? We're here to help!
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[formidable id=12]
<div class="frm_forms with_frm_style frm_style_formidable-style" id="frm_form_12_container" > <form enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post" class="frm-show-form " id="form_privatetourrequest" > <div class="frm_form_fields "> <fieldset> <legend class="frm_screen_reader">Private Tour Request</legend> <div class="frm_fields_container"> <input type="hidden" name="frm_action" value="create" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" value="12" /> <input type="hidden" name="frm_hide_fields_12" id="frm_hide_fields_12" value="" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_key" value="privatetourrequest" /> <input type="hidden" name="item_meta[0]" value="" /> <input type="hidden" id="frm_submit_entry_12" name="frm_submit_entry_12" value="7f2ea5651d" /><input type="hidden" name="_wp_http_referer" value="/tours/" /><div id="frm_field_64_container" class="frm_form_field form-field frm_required_field frm_top_container"> <label for="field_eipvh" id="field_eipvh_label" class="frm_primary_label">Name <span class="frm_required">*</span> </label> <input type="text" id="field_eipvh" name="item_meta[64]" value="" data-reqmsg="This field cannot be blank." aria-required="true" data-invmsg="Text is invalid" aria-invalid="false" /> </div> <div id="frm_field_69_container" class="frm_form_field form-field frm_required_field frm_top_container"> <label for="field_dosc9" id="field_dosc9_label" class="frm_primary_label">Email <span class="frm_required">*</span> </label> <input type="email" id="field_dosc9" name="item_meta[69]" value="" data-reqmsg="This field cannot be blank." aria-required="true" data-invmsg="Email is invalid" aria-invalid="false" /> </div> <div id="frm_field_70_container" class="frm_form_field form-field frm_required_field frm_top_container"> <label for="field_fjfkh" id="field_fjfkh_label" class="frm_primary_label">Which private tour are you interested in? <span class="frm_required">*</span> </label> <select name="item_meta[70]" id="field_fjfkh" data-reqmsg="This field cannot be blank." aria-required="true" data-invmsg="Which private tour are you interested in? is invalid" class="auto_width" aria-invalid="false" > <option value="" selected="selected"> </option> <option value="Ellis Island Abandoned Hospital"> Ellis Island Abandoned Hospital </option> <option value="Secrets of Grand Central"> Secrets of Grand Central </option> <option value="Secrets of Rockefeller Center"> Secrets of Rockefeller Center </option> <option value="NYC Underground Subway"> NYC Underground Subway </option> <option value="Fifth Avenue Gilded Age Mansions"> Fifth Avenue Gilded Age Mansions </option> <option value="9/11 Memorial Tour"> 9/11 Memorial Tour </option> <option value="Remnants of Gritty Old Times Square Tour"> Remnants of Gritty Old Times Square Tour </option> <option value="Brooklyn Underground Subway Tour"> Brooklyn Underground Subway Tour </option> <option value="Remnants of Penn Station"> Remnants of Penn Station </option> <option value="Lower East Side Tour &amp; Tasting"> Lower East Side Tour &amp; Tasting </option> <option value="Financial District Hidden Gems"> Financial District Hidden Gems </option> <option value="Remnants of New Amsterdam"> Remnants of New Amsterdam </option> <option value="Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge"> Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge </option> <option value="NY World&#039;s Fairs"> NY World&#039;s Fairs </option> <option value="Hidden Gems of Roosevelt Island Tour"> Hidden Gems of Roosevelt Island Tour </option> <option value="Hidden Gems of Governors Island"> Hidden Gems of Governors Island </option> <option value="Greenwich Village Coffee Tour"> Greenwich Village Coffee Tour </option> <option value="Something else"> Something else </option> </select> </div> <div id="frm_field_75_container" class="frm_form_field form-field frm_top_container"> <label for="field_ipmtr" id="field_ipmtr_label" class="frm_primary_label">Do you have a preferred date and time? <span class="frm_required"></span> </label> <input type="text" id="field_ipmtr" name="item_meta[75]" value="" data-invmsg="Text is invalid" aria-invalid="false" /> </div> <div id="frm_field_80_container" class="frm_form_field form-field frm_top_container"> <label for="field_j0dnl" id="field_j0dnl_label" class="frm_primary_label">How many people are in your group? <span class="frm_required"></span> </label> <input type="text" id="field_j0dnl" name="item_meta[80]" value="" data-invmsg="Text is invalid" aria-invalid="false" /> </div> <div id="frm_field_77_container" class="frm_form_field form-field frm_top_container"> <label for="field_u4hn5" id="field_u4hn5_label" class="frm_primary_label">What would you like us to know about your group? Are you locals or visitors? <span class="frm_required"></span> </label> <input type="text" id="field_u4hn5" name="item_meta[77]" value="" data-invmsg="Text is invalid" aria-invalid="false" /> </div> <input type="hidden" name="item_key" value="" /> <div class="frm_verify" aria-hidden="true"> <label for="frm_email_12"> If you are human, leave this field blank. </label> <input type="text" class="frm_verify" id="frm_email_12" name="frm_verify" value="" /> </div> <div class="frm_submit"> <button class="frm_button_submit" type="submit" >Submit</button> </div></div> </fieldset> </div> </form> </div>