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Walking tours are a great way to learn about a city as big as New York, focusing on specific neighborhoods or cuisines and exploring the city piece by piece. Here are a few of your options when it comes to walking tours in NYC.

Themed Walking Tours
If you're looking to dive into New York's food, music, or theater scenes, a themed walking tour is the way to go. Musical buffs can learn about the history of Broadway and get a behind-the-scenes look at New York's famous theater district or tour the historic sites that sync with the songs in the hit musical Hamilton, while foodies will want to take a speakeasy craft cocktail tour in the East Village or a dessert walking tour  around Greenwich Village to check out some of the city's best cupcakes, cookies, and gelato. Music lovers can see the venues where rock legends once performed and hung out on a rock 'n' roll history walking tour.

Neighborhood Walking Tours
Neighborhood walking tours are a great way to zero in on a particular part of Manhattan. Explore downtown and learn about the city's somber past on a 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero walking tour, or get a feel for New York City business on a Wall Street walking tour. Combine three great neighborhoods with a SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown tour, or head up to Harlem for a walk through the borough's hip hop scene. If you're interested in Brooklyn, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge on a tour from Manhattan and explore the area's Dumbo neighborhood.
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Full-Day New York

Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket

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Take in all the highlights of New York City on this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour. Explore the Big Apple like a New Yorker, as you walk, ride the subway and take the Staten Island ferry. Visit Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more. Entrance to the One World Observatory is also included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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$109.00

OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream. For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the Express 2 hour option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the Essential 30 minute tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

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Pack highlights of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown—all into one day with this walking tour. In SoHo, visit the Cast Iron Historic District and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster. In Chinatown, soak up the sights, smells, and sounds of the neighborhood.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour

Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour

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Artists have always called New York City’s Greenwich Village home. Learn about the artists of this area from past and present during this Greenwich Village walking tour. Perfect for new and seasoned visitors to NYC, hear little-known facts about Edgar Allan Poe, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and countless others, that you wouldn’t hear if exploring independently. Walk the winding streets and visit Washington Square Park, reliving more than 200 years of history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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New York Catacombs by Candlelight

New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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Go behind-the-scenes at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, and see parts of the church that are otherwise off-limits to visitors, during this catacombs tour. Meet your guide at a convenient location in Lower Manhattan, and follow them into the church. As you explore, learn all about the landmark’s place in New York history and discover the final resting place of famous New Yorkers past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.00
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NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group Tour

NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group Tour

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From stroopwafel to mozzarella to knishes; there are many amazing eats on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. On this small-group walking tour, discover the neighborhood's diverse cultural heritage and learn how its immigration history has influenced its dynamic foodie scene. Along the way, visit markets, bakeries, and restaurants, and sample delicacies from all around the world.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.63
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Central Park Walking Tour

Central Park Walking Tour

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Central Park is one of New York City's star attractions. Rather than wandering through it alone, you'll have a far richer experience in the company of a guide who knows it well. In a small group, follow your guide through the park on a walking tour that covers the history, structures, plants, animals, and movies associated with the park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.20
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New York "Must See" Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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Experience the best of the Big Apple during this half-day tour of Manhattan with a group limited to 15 guests. Rather than trying to do it all yourself, let an experienced guide lead you through the vibrant streets, colorful neighborhoods, and historic landmarks on foot, subway, and ferry. Get the full New York City experience and see iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, and Wall Street.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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$74.00

9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

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Prebook your admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in lower Manhattan, and guarantee your entry to the center that documented the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Museum artifacts include first-person accounts of what happened on that September morning in 2001, multi-media displays, and exhibits on history, which commemorate nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour

High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour

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An instant classic with locals and tourists since the day it opened in 2009, the High Line is a former railway line on the west side of Manhattan that has been converted into a dynamic park. This guided tour walks you through the High Line as well as the cosmopolitan neighborhood it runs through, Chelsea, and reveals amazing architecture and art you might not have noticed on your own.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

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See New York City at your feet with admission to the One World Observatory, a 3-story destination on top of the western hemisphere’s tallest building. Ride to the 102nd floor and watch the virtual city skyline transform across centuries of history. Learn about the construction of the skyscraper, which has sweeping views across the city, enjoying New York from a whole new perspective. Or choose from two upgrade options with benefits like skip-the-line security entrance and flexible admission.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.37
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Hamilton Musical Walking Tour

Hamilton Musical Walking Tour

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Alexander Hamilton spent much of his life in New York City, and with this walking tour inspired by the Tony Award-winning 'Hamilton' musical, you can take a deep dive into the Founding Father's life and the making of the hit Broadway show. Whether you have already seen the show, plan to see it soon, or simply love the cast album, this tour provides context to the story and its songs as you explore lower Manhattan.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.94
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Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour

Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour

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See two of New York City’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods, Flatiron and Union Square, on this food, architecture, and history walking tour. Try tastings at some of the most unique food stops in the city. Visit Caffe Lavazza at Eataly Market, an epic artisanal Italian food emporium. Also, enjoy a classic New York pastrami sandwich from a historic spot and try Big Apple’s best grilled cheese sandwich.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

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Harlem is one of New York City’s most culturally rich neighborhoods. Don’t miss out on its beauty just because you don’t know where to go on your own. This Harlem Sunday morning gospel tour, complete with a gospel choir service, takes care of the details for you. See the Apollo Theater and Cotton Club, and explore parts of this neighborhood. Upgrade to include a soul food brunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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Experience the lights of New York City at sunset on this twilight cruise along the Hudson River and into New York Harbor. Book your ticket in advance online to spare any fuss on the night, and set sail to enjoy the illuminated landmarks while learning about the city from a guide’s informative commentary. A great way to end a day of sightseeing or kick off a night on the town.
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  • 2 hours
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Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor

Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor

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Don’t settle for any average Broadway tour while you're visiting New York City. This Broadway theaters and Times Square tour gives you an insider’s look with a guide who is actually a Broadway performer. Learn about the history and happenings of New York City’s famous theater district, and hear the backstage stories about the stars of yesterday and today.
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  • 2 hours
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Chinatown, Five Points and Little Italy Walking Tour

Chinatown, Five Points and Little Italy Walking Tour

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Take a walking tour of three of Manhattan’s most storied neighborhoods with an informative guide. Perfect for first-time visitors and anyone who loves New York history, this fully-narrated excursion offers a fascinating overview of Little Italy, Chinatown, and Five Points. Hear about the various groups of immigrants who settled here and learn about the political and social influences they’ve had on the city.
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  • 2 hours
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$34.95
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Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Avoid the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with help from this small-group, early-access tour in New York City. Climb aboard an early ferry to Liberty Island, and see the iconic Statue of Liberty up close. Walk the Stairs of Separation that divided some families, visit the joyful Kissing Post where many immigrants met their relatives, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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$59.00
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Central Park Walking Tour
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Central Park Walking Tour

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With an area covering more than 800 acres, Central Park is hard to take in on your own. Explore with a guide on this walking tour so you don’t miss any of the highlights. See landmarks such as the Delacorte Clock, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, and the Alice in Wonderland statue. Hear about how the landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created this urban masterpiece.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour
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Private Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour

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On average, 98 movie scenes are shot in New York City every month, and unless you’re following all the details daily, you might pass by spots and not even know it. This Central Park TV and movie sites walking tour takes you through the city with a guide who knows all the best filming locations from ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ ‘Home Alone 2,’ and more.
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  • 2 hours
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$68.75
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Greenwich Village Walking and Food Tasting Tour

Greenwich Village Walking and Food Tasting Tour

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Absorb New York City’s food culture on a walking tour of Greenwich Village. Skip hours of research and trust your guide as you head to the area’s top-rated eateries to sample a variety of New York specialities, from pizza to artisanal cupcakes. Along the way, your guide points out hidden landmarks often missed by visitors and locals alike, leaving you with inside knowledge about the neighborhood.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Get a personalized introduction to New York City's legendary arts showcase with this private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Housing more than 2 million objects, this renowned institution can be overwhelming to explore, so let a private art historian guide show you the highlights from paintings by Vermeer to pop culture memorabilia. Explore at your own pace and concentrate on the museum sections that interest you most with a private tour.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$100.70
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New York: Alexander Hamilton's Haunts and Hangouts Tour

New York: Alexander Hamilton's Haunts and Hangouts Tour

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Alexander Hamilton spent much of his life in New York City, and many locations tied to his personal and public life can still be visited—if you know where to look. With this walking tour, explore the city through the eyes of a Founding Father. Hear stories about his life and death as you explore Zuccotti Park, the New York Stock Exchange, and Wall Street, as well as Hamilton’s tomb and favorite bar.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.34
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