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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!

  • We had AJ for this tour and he was fabulous! Perfect combination of “transit geek-storyteller-actor-true New Yorker.” I know “a bit” of the history and backstory of the subway and learned a few new things today!

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    Steve
    11/05/2022

    5 star ratingGCT - Did you know... I grew up in NYC and traveled to/thru GCT for many years. Still was able to learn quite a bit from this tour. Highly recommend it to both native New Yorkers and all visitors. Excellent historical tour

    AllanH0
    11/05/2022
  • 5 star ratingInformative, fascinating, great history and back story about the Station I just wanted to say that AJ delivered a fantastic tour about Grand Central Station - he is upbeat, extremely knowledgeable, funny and kept us moving at a perfect pace. The historical photos of the station and many back stories were fascinating. Would definitely sign up for another tour with him. There were so many incredible details about Grand Central Station I had not known. Would recommend highly.

    susanrL879PT
    11/05/2022

    4 star ratingGreat tour I enjoyed the tour,the information was great.The guide was on time.Directions for the meeting space we’re easy to follow.

    minson
    11/02/2022
  • 5 star ratingA Must for Everyone Who Love Grand Central Terminal I am so glad a tour like this exists for the Grand Central Terminal. It was very informative and you will learn so many interesting trivia and tidbits you won't find anywhere else. The tour will take you to places inside the terminal that you will never know about and go yourself. The tour guide (Louis) was funny, entertaining, and always making sure everyone is doing okay on the tour.

    I also appreciate that they gave each person a bluetooh earpiece so you can hear the guide loud and clear. I highly recommend everyone who love Grand Central Terminal to do this tour!

    benlwong
    11/01/2022

    5 star ratingGreat fun and flash back The ears phones! Great to be able to hear the guide without straining. Richard is knowledgeable and friendly. Learned new information about New York and Fifth Avenue. Thank you

    Q3420ICeileens
    10/31/2022
  • Grand Central Terminal is so fascinating! Take a tour!

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    Jennifer
    10/30/2022

    5 star ratingFun, unique tour of Grand Central. Great informative tour and learned a lot. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to try some of their other tours.

    Tom M
    10/30/2022
  • 5 star ratingThe Glory of Grand Central Terminal. Very professionally done. Thoughtful, insightful and interesting too. As a native New Yorker I've always known GCT was a treasure. I'm happy to report you all proved me right!

    Thank you again.

    mareyes002
    10/30/2022

    4 star ratingA fascinating tour. The tour was good. It was packed with a great deal of information, which was great for me. The tour is long and is a great deal of walking, which people should know in advance. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it.

    howardmutz
    10/29/2022
  • 5 star ratingThis is a tour for people who think they know everything about Rockefeller Center (and for those who don't) Educational. Engaging. I learned new, interesting things about Rockefeller Center and its context, even though I know much about the site and have been through it extensively over many decades. This tour is for anyone who has an interest in Rockefeller Center.

    O2496YYpetert
    10/28/2022

    5 star ratingTotally worth it! Jeremy was a very knowledgeable guide . We’ve been in Grand Central so many times yet learning the history behind the building and it’s many features inside and out was great. We had a super small group , so made it even more personal. Would recommend for anyone wanting to know more about one of the most beautiful buildings in NYC.

    ArleneD547
    10/26/2022
  • Wonderful stories. Highly recommend

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    Ashliegh
    10/22/2022

    4 star ratingFun and worth the money. The tour was interesting. When asked questions the guide was very knowledgeable and was enthusiastic when answering questions.

    Navigator506827
    10/21/2022
  • 5 star ratingGreat NY Experience The guide was caring and insightful, the history was full of small details that will stay with you forever. It is unique and compelling and we thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend

    sarahnB7819SI
    10/20/2022

    4 star ratingInteresting tour This tour was for the nerdy urban history enthusiasts like my dad and I. Our tour guide Jeremy was very knowledgeable about the design, history and uses of Grand Central. I'm not sure I'd 100% call the factoids secrets, but they were interesting none-the-less. The hour and a half flew by!

    664roxanneg
    10/20/2022
  • 5 star ratingLearned so much! Jeremy was a great tour guide! I've lived right outside of NYC my whole life and finally decided to tour Grand Central Station and learn more about it. Jeremy was attentive to all and answered everyone's questions with enthusiasm. I recommend this tour!

    adriannebc
    10/19/2022

    5 star ratingFascinating NYC history! Fascinating backstory for NYC, Gilded Age and more recent developments in the City. Our guide Richard was excellent: knowledgeable, so very informative, AND entertaining! The hidden secrets of GCT really need this tour to be uncovered. Based on our tour, I would plan to do more Untapped New York on future trips to NYC.

    664kristinc
    10/18/2022
  • 4 star ratingSecrets of the Lower East Side This was a very interesting and educational tour that provided a relaxing experience. Richard Soden provided insightful information and personal understandings of the history, importance, relevance, and forward thinking of this important section of New York City. The focus on architecture and food (bagels with lox & cream cheese, rugelach, and amazing pickles were provided by Richard) was very appealing and tasty. I highly, highly, highly recommend.

    A1614ZOcarlf
    10/17/2022

    5 star ratingA gem The guide was very knowledgeable. The tour was so interesting and Grand Union Terminal is beautiful with a fascinating history and hidden gems

    12sara64
    10/17/2022

Our Walking Tours

Ellis Island Hospital Hard Hat Tour- empty room
1.5 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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Secrets of the Metroploitan Museum
1.5 Hours - $65

Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum

Discover the secrets of this New York City icon!

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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

Cruises on the Hudson River

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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