▷ The 27 Best Walking Tours in NYC Right Now • The Complete Guide 2021

Best Walking Tours NYC


Among the most popular ways to experience the Big Apple are guided walking tours, which offer something for everyone. Here I show you the best walking food tours, street art walking tours, the best Hamilton Musical Walking Tour, Haunted Walking Tours and (of course) the best walking tours through neighborhoods like Soho, Chinatown, the Lower East Side or the Theatre District

The choice is huge and unfortunately not every tour is really worth the money. All walking tours that made it to our best list are really really good! Many of them we have done ourselves (several times) – which ones we show you here in our personal recommendations.

New are Self Guided Walking Tours, where you can explore the city at your own pace and at any time of day, private walking tours and last but not least, here is an overview of free walking tours.

The Best Walking Tours of NYC

  1. 01 A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

    The A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour is a combination of sightseeing tour, bus and walking tour. It starts not far from Union Square Park in Manhattan: with your New York guide you drive to Brooklyn to get to know one of the most important neighborhoods like  Sunset Park, DUMBO, Bay Ridge and also Coney Island. 

    On this sightseeing tour you will learn where movies like Goodfellas, Once Upon in America or Annie Hall were filmed and you will stop at two of the best pizzerias in Brooklyn. Because pizza and New York simply belong together!

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    02 Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour

    Brooklyn is known for its good pizzas and great coffee. You can go on a journey of discovery through different countries like you can in hardly any other borough. There are many different cultures that have brought their recipes from home to the Big Apple. This Food on Foot tour offers the best of everything: from savory to sweet, from European variations to Mexico and Asia.

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    03 Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO Walking Tour

    Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and learn about the exciting and dramatic history of this world-famous New York City neighborhood, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. On the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge you will discover DUMBO, a newly popular and up and coming part of Brooklyn. 

    Meeting point is 52 Chambers Street in front of the Tweed Courthouse.

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    04 Hamilton Musical Walking Tour

    Did you know that Alexander Hamilton spent most of his life in New York? He is the main character in the musical “Hamilton”, which is one of the most successful shows on Broadway (it won 16 Tony Awards!). This Walking Tour will take you to the most important stages of his life and show you which spots have made an impact on the story. 

    Highlights of the Walking Tour include many important historical sites such as Thomas Jefferson’s home, Kings College and Trinity Church. It’s the perfect tour for anyone looking to get in the mood for an evening on Broadway – and for all fans of the musical “Hamilton.”

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    05 High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour

    This is the most popular walking tour along the High Line, starting in the Meatpacking District at the Whitney Museum, running through Chelsea and ending at Hudson Yards. The High Line is my personal favorite park in NYC and always worth a visit. I find the High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour really exciting because you get told the history and significance to New York. Your guide will tell you many secrets that the High Line, the Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District has to offer.

    For me personally, this tour is one of the best walking tours in NYC ever, because you see a lot of the old and the new New York City. That’s what makes this district so interesting for me!

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    06 High Line Park and Greenwich Village Food Tour

    This walking tour through Greenwich Village and Chelsea is one of the best food tours New York City has to offer! Because in this part of the city there are many wonderful little food spots that you must discover. 

    In addition, you will learn many exciting anecdotes about the High Line, which connects the Hudson Yards with the Meatpacking District. This former elevated railway line was saved from demolition due to an initiative and is now one of the most popular sights in New York. All the more reason to book this awesome walking tour!

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    07 High Line, Chelsea & Meatpacking Tour

    Go on a fun adventure in New York’s only park above street level- the Highline. Experience the Chelsea neighborhood from a whole new vantage point and find out more about the history of the famous Meatpacking District including how it developed into one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world.

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    08 New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

    Learn more about the dramatic history of slavery and its connection to the New York subway. Listen to the stories of those New Yorkers who risked their lives and property to help others escape. During this Walking Tour you will gollow the NYC Freedom Trail, and learn how a group of brave men and women forged the network that became the Underground Railroad. View the former city stations that were included on the Underground Railroad, and discover how New Yorkers risked their lives to help people escape slavery.

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    09 New York: Central Park Movie Sites Walking Tour

    On the tour she passes countless locations of TV series and movies: feeds the pigeons like Macaulay Culkin in Allein zu Haus 2, takes pictures in front of the Wollman Rink, as seen in Serendipity, and visits the Boathouse Café, where Harry and Sally have already sat. Also on the tour are locations from comedies such as Date Night – Gangster for a Night, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gossip Girl, Ghostbusters and more.

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    10 NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group Tour

    This is a really unique walking tour in NYC that will introduce you to the wonderful Lower East Side. The Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour shows you the many lovely little delis, Jewish specialties, bakeries and everything that makes up the soul of the city. 

    You’ll visit places that are an important part of the community, having operated in the same spot for generations. You’ll get a glimpse of authentic life and become part of the real New York. 

    With nearly 500 positive reviews, it’s the most popular walking tour in New York of them all!

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    11 NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour

    The Lower East Side is still an absolute insider tip among the neighborhoods of New York City and a part of Lower Manhattan that I love to visit. There are countless authentic bars and delis, some of which have been family-owned for more than 100 years and are thus an important part of the community.  

    The NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour deals exactly with these small spots and stores and is therefore a TOP Thing to do for foodies!

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    12 NYC Private Walking Tour

    If you are traveling as a family or small group and already know exactly what you want to see in New York City, then this private walking tour with Oli is a great option. Here you can let a New York guide show you the best parts of the city and sights from a local’s point of view. You can decide individually which attractions you want to see, because together with Oli you can build your perfect itinerary!

    As a bonus, you can even be picked up directly from your hotel, so that the sightseeing program starts directly from your accommodation. And the best part? I personally know Oliver and can only recommend him to you: he loves New York and you will notice that 200% during your tour with him!

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    13 Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour

    The Stage Door tour is great for everyone who is interested in theatre and the entertaining arts. Find out everything about the Rockettes and their history as well as a lot of behind the scenes information about the Radio City Music Hall.

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    14 Soho, Little Italy & Chinatown Walking Tour

    Now known for their many excellent restaurants, shops and tourism, Manhattan’s SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown neighborhoods offer the most varied stories of New York City. Take a 2-hour tour with a local guide and discover hidden gems and 19th century buildings.

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    15 Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: 4-Hour Guided Tour

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You will have reserved access to the ferry to get to the statue and then you can explore these 2 major attractions with a 4 hour guided tour.

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    16 Statue of Liberty Pedestal, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

    A 30-minute English-language guided tour of Battery Park followed by a transfer to the Statue of Liberty with a German audio guide and guaranteed admission to the base of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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    17 The 9/11 Tribute Museum & Memorial Walking Tour

    Guided by 9/11 survivors, family members of those who lost their lives, first responders, and recovery workers, this tour provides a personal and unique touch to learning about the tragedy of 9/11. The tour includes a brief history of the attacks, its widespread repercussions as well as the building of the One World Trade Center.

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    18 Alexander Hamilton’s Haunts and Hangouts Tour

    This walking tour is the second tour that deals with the life of Alexander Hamilton. While the first one has a focus on historical sites, here you will learn more about the person himself. From his favorite pub to his grave, everything is included. Nevertheless, the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street are not missing from the program!

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    19 Broadway Walking Tour

    Learn about Broadway and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at New York City’s famous theater district. This two-hour tour lead by a real Broadway performer is the perfect way to get an insight into one of the most famous theatre districts globally.

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    20 Bronx’s Little Italy: Arthur Avenue and Belmont

    Explore Belmont and Arthur Avenue, known as the hotspot in NYC for authentic Italian bakeries, butchers, fish markets, specialist shops and more. Meeting point for this tour is at the Grand Central Station.

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    21 Central Park Conservancy

    Free Central Park tours are offered by the Central Park Conservancy. Here you will learn all kinds of interesting facts about the history of Central Park, its highlights and most important corners. The meeting point depends on the tour.

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    22 Central Park Highlights Walking Tour

    The Walking Tour takes you through the most popular park in New York: Central Park. Next to the TV & Movie Sites Central Park Walking Tour, this is one of the most booked tours. A New York guide will show you the most beautiful areas, spots, bridges and lakes in Central Park, from the Bethesda Fountains to the Central Park Zoo. You’ll also learn about the history of the park and where to take the best photos. 

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    23 Central Park Photography Tour in New York

    During the Central Park Photo Tour you will be guided by a professional photographer to the best photo spots in the park and receive support and tips on how to take pictures. The tour is suitable for photography enthusiasts of all levels and lasts 2.5 to 3 hours. It begins in front of the Sherman Statue at the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue.

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    24 East Village Haunted Manhattan Walking Tour

    On this haunted walking tour you’ll explore one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan: the East Village. And at night! There are 13 haunted locations on the list – from historic pubs to the Public Theater to a subway stop known for its “ghost train”.

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    25 Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty Walking Tour

    Learn more about the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. These two famous NYC landmarks are definitely worth a visit and the walking tour provides some excellent context and information.

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    26 Financial Crisis Tour with a Wall Street Professional

    On this unforgettable tour of the banking district, you will discover the origins of Wall Street and meet the men who transformed Wall Street from an 18th-century street bazaar into the global center of power and wealth. And you’ll learn how the great financial crisis came about and which institutions in Lower Manhattan were involved. Super exciting! 

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    27 Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour

    The Flatiron Building is one of the most photographed buildings in the city. But there is much more to discover in the direct neighbourhood. Thanks to the organization “Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership” you will be guided through the district every Sunday by a free guide. Meeting point is the southwest corner of Madison Square Park.

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    28 Food on Foot Tours

    This is one of the best ways to discover the culinary highlights of NYC! Taking you around the city to explore the best of the best in terms of food, this award winning tour is an excellent way to explore the taste of different areas of NYC.

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    29 Friends of the High Line Walking Tours

    The High Line Park takes you along the old tracks of the elevated railway to the Meatpacking District. Thanks to the initiative “Friends of the High Line” the park exists at all, because originally the construction was supposed to be torn down. And the best thing? They offer free tours!

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    30 Ghost Tour of Greenwich Village NYC

    Greenwich Village is for me one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of New York and has a lot to offer. But it also has a haunted side in stories, which will be shown to you on this walking tour. This ghost tour through Greenwich Village is full of spooky tales of lost children, phantoms and celebrity ghosts – and not only at Halloween a popular tour. 

    Along the way, you’ll learn many interesting anecdotes as you stroll through Washington Square Park, West 10th Street and the campus of New York University. The Greenwich Village Ghost Tour is a real highlight!

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    31 Ghosts of Greenwich Village: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    Do you like stories about ghosts? Then this private haunted tour of Greenwich Village in the evening is a great option! In two hours, you’ll hear lots of haunted stories about people who have suddenly disappeared or are haunted around Washington Square Park and New York University. And of course: also a lot about this beautiful neighborhood of NYC!

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    32 Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour

    Brooklyn is famous for its bold and bright street art, but it’s not easy to know where to find these creative works. With this walking tour of the Bushwick neighborhood, take in the diversity and culture of the neighborhood’s urban street artists. Check out massive murals and intricate designs as you take to the streets to learn how Brooklyn’s best can turn anything with a surface into a stunning work of public art.

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    33 Grand Central Partnership

    If you want to know what makes the Grand Central Terminal so special, the 90-minute free walking tour from the Grand Central Partnership is something you should definitely consider. With a historian as your guide, you’ll learn lots of exciting things about the beautiful building every Friday from 12.30 p.m.

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    34 Greenwich Village Pizza Walk

    Pizza and New York simply belong together! Next to the famous Brooklyn Pizza Walking Tour, this tour through Greenwich Village and Little Italy is one of the most popular food tours in NYC. Included in the price are 3 slices of pizza from different stores and during the tour you will also learn a lot about these neighborhoods from a New York guide.

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    35 Greenwich Village Walking Tour

    Greenwich Village has a reputation as a magnet for Bohemians and intellectuals. Generations of artists and writers have given the neighborhood its free-spirited identity. From Bleecker St. to MacDougal St. and Sheridan Square, this tour will show you some of the best sights in Greenwich Village and tell you the story behind them.

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    36 Harlem Gospel Multimedia Walking Tour

    Enjoy the sounds of one of NYC’s famous gospel choirs, learn about the history of gospel and explore beautiful Brooklyn during this unique tour. The tour starts at 104 Malcolm X Blvd in Harlem.

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    37 Harlem Walking Tour: Mount Morris Park Historic District w/ Lunch

    This insider walking tour will teach you all about Harlem’s diverse cultural and social history. It will take you to the Mount Morris Historic District, which will be introduced to you by a New York guide. You will be surprised how elegant the houses are here and how much history this part of New York City will tell you. Really exciting!

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    38 Inside Broadway Tours

    Listen to the personal stories of Broadway actors. The tour is an exciting 2-hour walk through the New York Theater District. You’ll not only explore the history of the Broadway Theatre but also find out more about the exciting backstage stories.

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    39 Madison Square Garden – All Access Tour

    This exclusive tour of Madison Sqauare Garden will give you a unique look at the state of the art arena in a much more detailed way. When you enter through the doors of the arena you can feel the energy in the air and you really start to imagine the many legendary concerts and games that have been held there.

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    40 Manhattan Neighborhood Private Customized Walking Tour

    You already have an idea of which neighborhoods and sights of New York you want to see? Then this walking tour is perfect for you, because you can create your individual route with your New York guide. 

    Each of the many neighborhoods has its own charm and character, which is what makes New York so charming and interesting. Therefore, the right mix can show you the best picture of the city. Combine Times Square and Broadway with Greenwich Village and Soho, or schedule Greenwich Village or Chelsea with the High Line. The beauty of this private tour is that you set the schedule. If you particularly like a place, you can just stay longer!

    With over 350 positive reviews, this private walking tour of NYC is one of the best!

  41. New York Christmas Markets and Lights Walking Tour

    41 New York Christmas Markets and Lights Walking Tour

    You will get to know four different Christmas markets on this walking tour. In a small group, you’ll learn all kinds of interesting facts about the buildings and attractions from a guide and walk past many of the decorated shop windows. The starting point is the information desk under the Holiday Under the Stars display in the stores at Columbus Circle.

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    42 New York City: Sunday Harlem Gospel Tour

    Harlem still proudly displays its African-American roots and vibrant culture, of which gospel is a large part. For a total of four hours this Harlem Gospel Tour will take you into the world of Gospel in Harlem. There will be a lot of history about the district of Harlem, a soul food lunch and of course a classic church service. The departure point is near Times Square on Eighth Avenue.

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    43 New York West Village Food Tour

    Go on one of the famous Food on Foot Tours. During the 3-hour tour, you will discover many great little restaurants and bakeries. A total of 6 of them are on your program on this walking tour, which is one of the most popular in the West Village. For foodies this tour is a must!

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    44 New York: Midtown Manhattan Street Food Walking Tour

    Food trucks are very popular with New Yorkers: as a quick snack between meals or as a lunch. The Gourmet Snack Truck Tour takes you either through the Financial District or Midtown. From Korean short ribs to souvlaki, curry, falafel, hot dogs or brownies – you will be surprised!

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    45 NYC Grand Central Terminal Self-Guided Walking Tour

    With its majestic cieling, a series of roman-inspired walk ways, and 18-metre high arched windows, the Beaux Arts style terminal is one of the busiest and most beautiful stations in the world. A comprehensive restoration in 1998 restored this jewel to its former splendour for thousands of passangers to enjoy daily.

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    46 Private Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour

    The Bushwick district is probably the most famous part of New York when it comes to street art and graffiti. Here there are many colorful, very elaborately designed and creative murals. You will see the different techniques that the artists have to master and learn a lot about this own culture and art. 

    For many artists, this is their main profession and their graffiti just look awesome! For this reason, take a look at this Start Art Walking Tour!

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    47 Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour

    Explore the famous Rockefeller Center with this tour! The guided tour includes your own headset through which you will be able to hear your guide tell you everything about the history the work and architecture of the building.

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    48 Secrets of the High Line

    I love the High Line and the Chelsea district, because this part shows in a very small area what New York is all about and has to offer. The old elevated railway line reminds you of the beginnings of the city, when the trains still drove to the meatpacking district. And at the same time you see the new New York with many galleries, small boutiques and wonderful cafes. 

    The High Line connects New York’s oldest district (Meatpacking District) with the newest district (Hudson Yards). On this 2 hour walking tour you will learn a lot about it and get great impressions of NYC. Moreover, the view from the High Line on the Streets and Avenues, the Hudson River and the Empire State Building is something very special!

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    49 Sex and the City Hotspots Tour in New York

    The Sex and the City tours in New York City are among the most popular tours of all – in addition to the Sex and the City tour by bus, there is this walking tour that takes you to the most important spots of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte.

    What to expect on the three-hour Sex and the City Hotspots Tour in New York

    You will meet with a local guide at Central Park to start your tour. The first destination is the famous The Plaza Hotel, which played an important role between Carrie and her Mr. Big at the end of season 2.

    After that, you’ll head to Perry Street in beautiful West Village – it’s one of my absolute favorite neighborhoods in New York (not only because of Sex and the City). As fans of Sex and the City New York, you of course know what is located here: the apartment of Carrie Bradshaw

    • Fun Fact #1: in the series, the apartment was on the Upper East Side, so in a completely different part of NYC (“245 East 73rd Street”).
    • Fun Fact #2: Sarah Jessica Parker lived just a block away from Perry Street on Charles Street until the end of 2020.

    What can’t be missed on a Sex and the City tour? The Magnolia Bakery! Although it was only featured briefly on the show, it became one of the most important spots for Sex and the City fans. Do just as Carrie and Miranda do: buy a delicious cupcake and you’re good to go!

    By the way, in addition to Magnolia Bakery in the West Village, there are now other branches in New York. You can also buy the cupcakes made famous by Sex and the City at Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, Bloomingdales, Columbus Circle and the Upper West Side.

    Next stop on the walking tour is the Buddakan restaurant. This is where the rehearsal dinner was held before Carrie’s wedding – and therefore couldn’t be left off the list. 

    The same goes for Onieal’s Bar and Restaurant in Little Italy, which is another important stop. It is just as significant for Sex and the City fans as the Central Perk café is for fans of the “Friends” series. 

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    50 Shop Second-Hand + Vintage Fashion in New York City

    The Fashion Window Walking Tour is the most popular fashion tour in New York City. Experience New York’s fashion industry and its most famous shops during this two-hour tour. You’ll also learn how shop windows are designed while exploring some of NYC’s latest fashion trends.

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    51 Sidewalks and Skyscrapers: Street Art Is This Way

    This walking tour shows that there is also street art and graffiti worth seeing in Manhattan. You start your exploration in Soho, and then in two hours learn the stories behind the large and small works of art. Some of the graffiti is an impressive 20 meters high, so always have your cameras ready!

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    52 Superheroes of New York Walking Tour

    The skyline and landmarks of New York City play an important role in countless movies and series. This is especially true for the superhero genre! Batman, Superman, The Avengers, Daredevil and Spiderman have all fought for justice in New York. The Superheroes of New York Walking Tour will take you to all the major locations of these heroes and also show you where the offices and favorite coffee shops of the creators are where these films were created.

    Besides the Chrysler Building, the United Nations Building, the “Stark Tower” there are many other spots you will see on this 2 hour tour. For me it is one of the most individual and best movie walking tours ever!

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    53 The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

    The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal Walking Tour not only shows you the most important parts of New York’s famous train station, but focuses on the secrets and special features that only a New York guide would know. Did you know that there is a hidden tennis court in Grand Central Terminal? Or that the painting of the ceiling is mirror-inverted? You will learn much more on this exciting walking tour in NYC!

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    54 Williamsburg Brooklyn Food Tasting and Walking Tour

    The Williamsburg neighborhood has a lot of bars, restaurants, pubs and delis and for me is one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Brooklyn (one of our favorite BBQ spots called “Die Fette Sau” is located here). A visit to Williamsburg should definitely be on your itinerary because it’s a nice contrast to hectic Manhattan.

    On the Williamsburg Brooklyn Food Tasting and Walking Tour, a New York guide will show you the most important corners of the neighborhood and where to get the most authentic and best food. 

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    55 Yankee Stadium Tour

    The Yankees are arguably one of the most famous baseball teams internationally. Allow yourself to be amazed by their very own state of the art stadium where many of their games are held. Find out more about the team, the stadium and what makes the Yankees so special!

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If you want to customize a walking tour to your own preference and schedule, I recommend this private walking tour with Oli, who I also know personally!


The 11 Best Walking Food Tours

Walking Food Tours bring together several things I like: you learn about the food culture and the neighborhoods of NYC through a local guide, and you get to eat delicious food!

Here you can find the best food walking tours of NYC:

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    NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group Tour

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    This is a really unique walking tour in NYC that will introduce you to the wonderful Lower East Side. The Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour shows you the many lovely little delis, Jewish specialties, bakeries and everything that makes up the soul of the city. 

    You’ll visit places that are an important part of the community, having operated in the same spot for generations. You’ll get a glimpse of authentic life and become part of the real New York. 

    With nearly 500 positive reviews, it’s the most popular walking tour in New York of them all!

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    Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour

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    Brooklyn is known for its good pizzas and great coffee. You can go on a journey of discovery through different countries like you can in hardly any other borough. There are many different cultures that have brought their recipes from home to the Big Apple. This Food on Foot tour offers the best of everything: from savory to sweet, from European variations to Mexico and Asia.

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    High Line Park and Greenwich Village Food Tour

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    This walking tour through Greenwich Village and Chelsea is one of the best food tours New York City has to offer! Because in this part of the city there are many wonderful little food spots that you must discover. 

    In addition, you will learn many exciting anecdotes about the High Line, which connects the Hudson Yards with the Meatpacking District. This former elevated railway line was saved from demolition due to an initiative and is now one of the most popular sights in New York. All the more reason to book this awesome walking tour!

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    Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour

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    The Flatiron Building is one of the most photographed buildings in the city. But there is much more to discover in the direct neighbourhood. Thanks to the organization “Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership” you will be guided through the district every Sunday by a free guide. Meeting point is the southwest corner of Madison Square Park.

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    NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour

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    The Lower East Side is still an absolute insider tip among the neighborhoods of New York City and a part of Lower Manhattan that I love to visit. There are countless authentic bars and delis, some of which have been family-owned for more than 100 years and are thus an important part of the community.  

    The NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour deals exactly with these small spots and stores and is therefore a TOP Thing to do for foodies!

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    Greenwich Village Pizza Walk

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    Pizza and New York simply belong together! Next to the famous Brooklyn Pizza Walking Tour, this tour through Greenwich Village and Little Italy is one of the most popular food tours in NYC. Included in the price are 3 slices of pizza from different stores and during the tour you will also learn a lot about these neighborhoods from a New York guide.

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    A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    East Village

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    The A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour is a combination of sightseeing tour, bus and walking tour. It starts not far from Union Square Park in Manhattan: with your New York guide you drive to Brooklyn to get to know one of the most important neighborhoods like  Sunset Park, DUMBO, Bay Ridge and also Coney Island. 

    On this sightseeing tour you will learn where movies like Goodfellas, Once Upon in America or Annie Hall were filmed and you will stop at two of the best pizzerias in Brooklyn. Because pizza and New York simply belong together!

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    New York West Village Food Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    West Village

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    Go on one of the famous Food on Foot Tours. During the 3-hour tour, you will discover many great little restaurants and bakeries. A total of 6 of them are on your program on this walking tour, which is one of the most popular in the West Village. For foodies this tour is a must!

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    High Line Park and Greenwich Village Food Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Hudson Yards

    Our Highlight

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    This walking tour through Greenwich Village and Chelsea is one of the best food tours New York City has to offer! Because in this part of the city there are many wonderful little food spots that you must discover. 

    In addition, you will learn many exciting anecdotes about the High Line, which connects the Hudson Yards with the Meatpacking District. This former elevated railway line was saved from demolition due to an initiative and is now one of the most popular sights in New York. All the more reason to book this awesome walking tour!

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    New York: Midtown Manhattan Street Food Walking Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Theatre District

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    Food trucks are very popular with New Yorkers: as a quick snack between meals or as a lunch. The Gourmet Snack Truck Tour takes you either through the Financial District or Midtown. From Korean short ribs to souvlaki, curry, falafel, hot dogs or brownies – you will be surprised!

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    Williamsburg Brooklyn Food Tasting and Walking Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Williamsburg

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    The Williamsburg neighborhood has a lot of bars, restaurants, pubs and delis and for me is one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Brooklyn (one of our favorite BBQ spots called “Die Fette Sau” is located here). A visit to Williamsburg should definitely be on your itinerary because it’s a nice contrast to hectic Manhattan.

    On the Williamsburg Brooklyn Food Tasting and Walking Tour, a New York guide will show you the most important corners of the neighborhood and where to get the most authentic and best food. 


The 3 Best Street Art Walking Tours

Street art is an expression of art that is very common and popular in New York. If you keep your eyes open while walking around the city, you will see a lot of them.

Especially Brooklyn with the Bushwick and Williamsburg neighborhoods are known for their variety of graffiti and street art. These street art walking tours will take you to the most important spots – and you will learn a lot about the artists and the context of the motifs.

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    Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Bushwick

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    Brooklyn is famous for its bold and bright street art, but it’s not easy to know where to find these creative works. With this walking tour of the Bushwick neighborhood, take in the diversity and culture of the neighborhood’s urban street artists. Check out massive murals and intricate designs as you take to the streets to learn how Brooklyn’s best can turn anything with a surface into a stunning work of public art.

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    Sidewalks and Skyscrapers: Street Art Is This Way

    Walking Tour
    in
    SoHo

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    This walking tour shows that there is also street art and graffiti worth seeing in Manhattan. You start your exploration in Soho, and then in two hours learn the stories behind the large and small works of art. Some of the graffiti is an impressive 20 meters high, so always have your cameras ready!

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    Private Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Bushwick

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    The Bushwick district is probably the most famous part of New York when it comes to street art and graffiti. Here there are many colorful, very elaborately designed and creative murals. You will see the different techniques that the artists have to master and learn a lot about this own culture and art. 

    For many artists, this is their main profession and their graffiti just look awesome! For this reason, take a look at this Start Art Walking Tour!


The Best Hamilton Walking Tour NYC

The musical Hamilton on Broadway has broken many records: it has won the most Tony Awards, the visitors are enthusiastic, the story is unique and until today it is not so easy to get tickets for this musical. The reason? It is always fully booked!

Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers of the United States and spent most of his life in New York City. Reason enough to take a closer look at the Hamilton Walking Tours, where you will learn a lot about his life, his works but also a lot about the history of NYC, which is strongly associated with him.

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    Hamilton Musical Walking Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Financial District

    Our Highlight

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    Did you know that Alexander Hamilton spent most of his life in New York? He is the main character in the musical “Hamilton”, which is one of the most successful shows on Broadway (it won 16 Tony Awards!). This Walking Tour will take you to the most important stages of his life and show you which spots have made an impact on the story. 

    Highlights of the Walking Tour include many important historical sites such as Thomas Jefferson’s home, Kings College and Trinity Church. It’s the perfect tour for anyone looking to get in the mood for an evening on Broadway – and for all fans of the musical “Hamilton.”

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    Alexander Hamilton’s Haunts and Hangouts Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Financial District

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    This walking tour is the second tour that deals with the life of Alexander Hamilton. While the first one has a focus on historical sites, here you will learn more about the person himself. From his favorite pub to his grave, everything is included. Nevertheless, the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street are not missing from the program!


The 4 Best Haunted Walking Tours

If you’re looking for Ghost Tours or Haunted Walking Tours, you definitely need to check out these tours (not only during Halloween in NYC!):

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    Ghost Tour of Greenwich Village NYC

    Walking Tour
    in
    Greenwich Village

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    Greenwich Village is for me one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of New York and has a lot to offer. But it also has a haunted side in stories, which will be shown to you on this walking tour. This ghost tour through Greenwich Village is full of spooky tales of lost children, phantoms and celebrity ghosts – and not only at Halloween a popular tour. 

    Along the way, you’ll learn many interesting anecdotes as you stroll through Washington Square Park, West 10th Street and the campus of New York University. The Greenwich Village Ghost Tour is a real highlight!

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    East Village Haunted Manhattan Walking Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    East Village

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    On this haunted walking tour you’ll explore one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan: the East Village. And at night! There are 13 haunted locations on the list – from historic pubs to the Public Theater to a subway stop known for its “ghost train”.

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    Ghosts of Greenwich Village: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Greenwich Village

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    Do you like stories about ghosts? Then this private haunted tour of Greenwich Village in the evening is a great option! In two hours, you’ll hear lots of haunted stories about people who have suddenly disappeared or are haunted around Washington Square Park and New York University. And of course: also a lot about this beautiful neighborhood of NYC!

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    Alexander Hamilton’s Haunts and Hangouts Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Financial District

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    This walking tour is the second tour that deals with the life of Alexander Hamilton. While the first one has a focus on historical sites, here you will learn more about the person himself. From his favorite pub to his grave, everything is included. Nevertheless, the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street are not missing from the program!


The Best Private Walking Tour

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    NYC Private Walking Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Theatre District

    Our Highlight

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    If you are traveling as a family or small group and already know exactly what you want to see in New York City, then this private walking tour with Oli is a great option. Here you can let a New York guide show you the best parts of the city and sights from a local’s point of view. You can decide individually which attractions you want to see, because together with Oli you can build your perfect itinerary!

    As a bonus, you can even be picked up directly from your hotel, so that the sightseeing program starts directly from your accommodation. And the best part? I personally know Oliver and can only recommend him to you: he loves New York and you will notice that 200% during your tour with him!

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    Manhattan Neighborhood Private Customized Walking Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Greenwich Village

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    You already have an idea of which neighborhoods and sights of New York you want to see? Then this walking tour is perfect for you, because you can create your individual route with your New York guide. 

    Each of the many neighborhoods has its own charm and character, which is what makes New York so charming and interesting. Therefore, the right mix can show you the best picture of the city. Combine Times Square and Broadway with Greenwich Village and Soho, or schedule Greenwich Village or Chelsea with the High Line. The beauty of this private tour is that you set the schedule. If you particularly like a place, you can just stay longer!

    With over 350 positive reviews, this private walking tour of NYC is one of the best!


The Best Self Guided Walking Tour

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    NYC Grand Central Terminal Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Walking Tour
    in
    Midtown

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    With its majestic cieling, a series of roman-inspired walk ways, and 18-metre high arched windows, the Beaux Arts style terminal is one of the busiest and most beautiful stations in the world. A comprehensive restoration in 1998 restored this jewel to its former splendour for thousands of passangers to enjoy daily.


Free Walking Tours

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    Central Park Conservancy

    Walking Tour
    in
    Midtown

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    Free Central Park tours are offered by the Central Park Conservancy. Here you will learn all kinds of interesting facts about the history of Central Park, its highlights and most important corners. The meeting point depends on the tour.

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    Grand Central Partnership

    Walking Tour
    in
    Midtown

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    If you want to know what makes the Grand Central Terminal so special, the 90-minute free walking tour from the Grand Central Partnership is something you should definitely consider. With a historian as your guide, you’ll learn lots of exciting things about the beautiful building every Friday from 12.30 p.m.

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    Friends of the High Line Walking Tours

    Walking Tour
    in
    West Village

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    The High Line Park takes you along the old tracks of the elevated railway to the Meatpacking District. Thanks to the initiative “Friends of the High Line” the park exists at all, because originally the construction was supposed to be torn down. And the best thing? They offer free tours!





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