Millions of travelers pass through Grand Central Terminal, but most never discover the secrets of this Manhattan showpiece. This tour lifts the lid: spotlighting the origins and evolution of the beaux arts train station from its heyday to disrepair and restoration. Spot detail and design quirks; and hear stories of its past that will give you a deeper understanding of the building than you could get alone.
Explore the Metropolitan Museum on a 2.5-hour tour with a guide who puts a tongue-in-cheek spin on this celebrated destination in New York City. You'll hear vital facts and humorous commentary about both famous masterpieces and more unusual works in the museum’s collection, including pieces that are often overlooked, and get an entertaining look at one of the Big Apple's premier museums.
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.
Hip-hop music began in New York City, and there's no better way to explore this iconic music genre than this insider’s tour led by one of rap's Grandmasters. This exclusive experience takes you on an interactive musical journey through Manhattan, Harlem, and the Bronx to uncover the origins and evolution of hip-hop and rap music.
Discover the vibrant history and musical legacy of Harlem on this exclusive insider’s gospel tour. Stroll past beautiful brownstones while learning about Harlem’s famous former residents and take part in an uplifting Wednesday morning service featuring the talented ARC gospel choir, which supports drug addiction recovery programs within the community. Upgrade to include lunch at Sylvia’s, a local eatery renowned for serving up some of the best soul food in New York.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art, in a modernist building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Pre-book tickets to the Guggenheim to get convenient, skip-the-line access to this landmark New York City art museum, and explore at your own pace during its hours of operation.
Encounter the extremes of Earth without leaving New York City on a private guided tour of the American Museum of Natural History. From prehistoric giants like the Tyrannosaurus rex and wooly mammoth to the giant blue whale and animals of the African savannah, come face-to-face with skeletons and dioramas featuring some of the planet's most astounding species, and even explore the outer reaches of the cosmos. A dedicated guide makes sure you see the highlights of the massive collection spread out over 28 different buildings and skip-the-line admission means you can jump ahead of the crowds.
Explore three New York City neighborhoods, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens, with a Spanish-speaking guide on this tour. Stop to take photos and hear the history of each neighborhood. Go beyond Manhattan and experience the different cultures of New York City while learning more about the everyday life of New Yorkers.
See parts of New York’s Madison Square Garden most people never see on this tour. Rather than just visit the public areas, go behind the scenes of this world-famous sports and entertainments venue to see backstage and hear history you’d otherwise miss. Visit VIP suites, and more. Prebooking online allows you to guarantee a tour on your preferred day.
Get to know Central Park, the most visited urban park in the United States, on a private pedicab tour. Take a leisurely ride around this iconic New York City landmark, exploring its many bridges, fountains and statues while learning about its history and design from the experienced driver/guide. See the spots featured in more than 300 different films since 1908 and discover interesting details and anecdotes about the park.
While prohibition made alcohol illegal in 1920s New York, the city still retained an illicit bar scene. This prohibition-themed Manhattan tour visits some of the city’s self-styled “speakeasies”—cocktail dens and taverns that mimic the era’s outlawed bars—to enjoy drinks (own cost) with a dose of history—an experience hard to replicate independently. See prohibition-period sights, and savor each bar's atmosphere alongside prohibition and bootlegger stories from your guide.
Uncover a unique part of New York history not always brushed upon during this New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad tour. Follow 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.
Arrive in New York City the easy and stylish way with a pre-booked private transfer service. A professional driver picks you up at JFK International Airport, Newark International Airport, or La Guardia Airport and takes you directly to your Manhattan hotel or private residence. Relax and enjoy the ride as you make your way into the city in a comfortable sedan or minivan.
Exploring New York’s 9/11 Memorial without a guide may mean missing details and personal stories of the 2001 attacks. This walking tour steps up: enabling you to experience the Memorial Pools and other key sights such as the Firefighters Memorial with a guide for added insight. The experience includes a skip-the-line, post-tour ticket to the 9/11 Museum, so guaranteeing your visit and saving you the fuss of purchasing tickets independently.
Avoid the mobs of people sightseeing on land, and opt for this Manhattan architecture yacht cruise instead. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks as you circumnavigate the island and listen to the 'Around Manhattan' narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as soda.
Prebook this Hasidic Williamsburg tour in New York City, and explore the Hasidic area of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood with a guide so you don’t miss any of the details. Your guide grew up in the Hasidic Jewish community, and takes you to visit Williamsburg's Hasidic shops, eateries, synagogues, schools, and historical sites. Gain a better understanding of this religious group’s history, culture, and traditions—plus, sample traditional food along the way.
History buffs and fans of the hit musical ‘Hamilton’ can explore Lower Manhattan through the lens of the lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr with this walking tour that highlights the impact of these two important figures on American history and NYC culture. Take in important landmarks and locations with the narration of your guide to explain their significance, and come away with an in-depth understanding of this important area of the city.
See New York’s skyline from the water—and soak up a festive atmosphere—aboard a holiday-themed cruise. Choose from several departure times, and set sail aboard an elegantly decorated yacht. As you go, discover the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan skyline, and other scenic vistas. You can also sing along to carols, listen to live jazz, nibble Christmas cookies, and enjoy a cup of spiked hot cocoa from the bar.
Enjoy a New York City evening on the water during this 2-hour twilight cruise. Take in views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline while the sun sets, and order drinks from the on-board bar (own expense). This is a great way to start a night out in the Big Apple.
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.
This walking tour through Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood offers a brief look at Brooklyn history and its influence on contemporary culture, with an insider guide leading the way. Meet-up just steps from the subway, and begin your adventure uncovering trends and traditions—from the urban street art scene to hip local businesses. Venture past historical buildings, chic boutiques, and neighborhood cafés reflecting the area's laid-back vibe. Then be sure to capture the iconic Manhattan skyline from the scenic Brooklyn waterfront.
Harlem’s contributions to hip-hop are unmatched, and on this guided walking tour led by a hip-hop historian, you can check out important landmarks like the Apollo Theater, the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Lenox Lounge, and historic Harlem jazz clubs. See popular locations for hip-hop music videos and hear exclusive stories. Admission to the Museum of the City of New York is included.
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.