It’s fun to explore New York City on your own, but tour guides offer expert knowledge and connections that you can’t get anywhere else. To make the most of your trip, choose from the experiences listed here and see NYC from a new perspective. An expert guide can give you just the insider experience you’ve been craving.Browse all tours
You could spend a lifetime in New York City and still not see it all, but there are some attractions that no visitor should miss.
Obsessed fans and new recruits will love this whirlwind tour through the genre's NYC roots.
Seinfeld inspiration’s tour is really, really real.
Surprising tricks of historical restoration, lavish costumes and even ghosts await at Broadway's oldest theater.
Take a tour of these NYC drink factories, and raise a glass to locally made libations.
There's much you might not know about the famed performance space—like these fun facts.
Experience the energy and sights of Lower Manhattan on this 5 hour bike tour. From the seat of a comfortable bike you will ride through areas like the East Village, Battery Park and Greenwich Village, just to name a few and feel the vibe of the city! Each guest will be equipped with a headset and walkie talkie so as your amazing tour guide leads the way, they will provide interesting insight and commentary about the neighborhoods you are riding through!
An experience unlike any other in NYC, the 5-hour Brooklyn waterfront bike tour is comprehensive and covers Brooklyn's trendiest waterfront neighborhoods from Williamsburg down to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Here’s where to spend your ducats on Crosby Street in Lower Manhattan.
Experience New York City by double-decker bus, boat, helicopter and more with City Experts NYC tours.
Experience two of Brooklyn's top neighborhoods: historic Brooklyn Heights, and trendy DUMBO. It will be a walk through time as you journey through 200 years in just 2 hours: from stately townhomes of the 1800's to cutting-edge loft buildings of the modern day. Brooklyn Heights is a leafy neighborhood of historic brownstone town houses. DUMBO is a cutting-edge loft district which is one of NYC's most modern hip neighborhoods.
Depart from the Heart of Times Square and spend the day at the world's largest and best shopping outlet. Just 1 hour away from Manhattan, offering Free WiFi and storage on the bus with 2 daily departures and flexible returns with reserved seating. Receive a complimentary coupon book with additional discounts at all the stores.
Go behind the scenes of the art world in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Enjoy street art, experience a unique community art space and enjoy two artist studio visits. Vogue recently named Bushwick the second coolest neighborhood on the planet. Take in history in the making and visit this nexus of the art world reminiscent of the Soho art scene in the 70s. The 2-hour tour kicks off with a street art walk and concludes with red wine.
Join this unique opportunity to meet and discover working Brooklyn artists in the intimacy and richness of their studio and take home a small piece of art from one of the artists. You will hear from a curator at a gallery and then visit the studios of two artists, where you will view their work, learn about their process and perhaps hear what inspires them or the story behind a particular piece. You will also have an opportunity to explore the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope and Gowanus.
Take a booze cruise of Brooklyn and Williamsburg. Williamsburg’s charm is irresistible, with inspiring street art, stellar bites, cute boutiques, and a lively bar scene. Knowing the local hangouts is crucial to experience this area to the fullest, so your tour will be led by an expert. You will visit some faves like Brooklyn Brewery and designer hotspot Artists & Fleas. Your ticket also scores you beer, wine or whiskey, BBQ, ice cream, chocolate tasting and a guided hot sauce tasting by a hot sauce 'sommelier'.
Enjoy a Flatiron smorgasbord for lunch on the Flatiron Food, Architecture & History Tour! Enjoy, food, fun with some interesting history scattered throughout. It's a great way to explore and enjoy some of New York’s best and most unique food stops! See two of New York’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods: Flatiron & Union Square. On this tour you will enjoy 6 tastings including one classic New York burger.
Embark on a 2-hour journey around one of the world's most beautiful parks — a guided, 2-hour, small-group, Central Park bike tour. Explore its hidden secrets and enjoy the sites of Central Park — with personal service from a local, licensed tour guide. See the historic architecture, movie sites, gardens, hidden waterfalls, and much more. Along the way, learn about New York City's most-popular green space.
Explore New York City from all angles on this ultimate, all-access, city exploration tour. Experience the rich culture of the Big Apple's historic melting pot at great landmark locations like Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Times Square, and much more. Take 24 hours to hit all the stops. Snap pictures on a downtown double-decker bus tour. Explore Central Park with a bike rental. Learn about the rich history of the city at Museum of the City of New York. And enjoy a panoramic view of the city skyline from a cruise around the Statue of Liberty.
Explore the Ellis Island immigrant experience and perhaps swap recipes with Tom Bernardin, a former National Park Service Ellis Island tour guide and the author/publisher of The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook.
Martha Danielle Lanzillotti is a licensed guide (featured in Travel Weekly and Ad Femme), NYC native, author and accomplished actress who leads private citywide tours, customized to client interests, budget and available time.