New York private tours and New York small group tours

New York Private and Small Group Walking Tours

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Whether it’s your first time in the Big Apple or you’ve lived in the city your whole life, we guarantee that there’s more to discover with Context.
For 12 years, our team of local experts has been leading incredible walking tours of Brooklyn and Manhattan. We take you to the heart of the city’s fast-paced energy – fueled by deeper historical narratives surrounding the Revolutionary War, American Immigration, and the Gilded Age tycoons that inhabited the Upper East Side. 

With Context, you’ll also be connected to must-see landmarks like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the September 11th Memorial, and the American Museum of Natural History. 

New York Private Tours and New York Small Group Tours

The New York private guides who lead our New York private tours and New York small group tours have put together a diverse offering in the city. Some of the most popular New York guided tours include our Brooklyn Tour, including a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge, and our New York Food Tour in Chinatown and Little Italy, which passes over tourist traps in favor of some of the remaining bastions of immigrant cuisine in this part of town. Other options include our New York Tour for kids, led by a family-friendly guide trained in Visual Thinking Strategies, both out on the city streets or inside one of many world-renowned museums, our Met Crash Course, in which we visit one of the world's greatest collections of art with an art historian, or our Jewish Food and Culture Tour, where we amble through New York's iconic Lower East Side while sampling famous bites from such places as Yonah Schimmel's.
What Context New York Travelers Say
892 Reviews (4.8)

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Benjamin was fantastic with great energy! His was packed with information, facts and stories about Old New York. The whole tour was so much fun and super interesting. Our 11 and 13 year old kids had a great time learning about this portion of US (and pre-US) history. We appreciated the excellent mix of outside and inside things to look at - a short walk through a historical building or pub really brought things to life, as did Benjamin's stories of how life worked in those days. We were riveted and appreciated his interest in our interest! We had done a Freedom Trail tour in Boston in the spring and Benjamin made many connections that enriched the content. Benjamin did a great job and gave us a new appreciation for this history of the Financial District.
We definitely experienced and tried foods that we would not have, had we not taken the tour. There was some information about specific murals and some information about Chinatown, but we would have loved even more depth regarding the cultural/historical details of the area. Dave was clearly very knowledgeable about the food and provided useful tidbits but the richness of academic content was not what we have come to expect on a Context Tour. That said, this was a foodie tour so we are not disappointed - just sharing our experience.
Michele was friendly and inclusive. She quickly understood our personalities, and designed the tour appropriately. her knowledge was impressive, making the tour both informative and enjoyable.