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New York Tours and Experiences Hosted by Local Experts

Discover the Big Apple through perspective-shifting walking tours led by historians, art curators, archaeologists, and more.

Private Tours and Walking Tours of New York City: The Context Difference

From strolling the streets of Brooklyn to savoring the classic cuisine in Chinatown and Little Italy on our New York Food Tours, we curate diverse and immersive experiences. Create lasting memories with our family-friendly American Museum of Natural History Tour or dive into the world of art with our Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour, led by an art historian. 

Since 2011, our local team of experts has been unearthing New York's hidden gems, weaving tales of Hamilton and the Revolutionary War, American Immigration, and the Gilded Age tycoons on our Manhattan walking tours. Immerse yourself in must-see landmarks like the High Line, the September 11th Memorial, and more.

You'll unleash the spirit of New York during our captivating walking tours, where the city's fast-paced energy blends seamlessly with deeper historical narratives, leaving you with an enriched perspective and unforgettable experiences.
What Context New York Travelers Say
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A wonderful tour and Michelle is very knowledgeable about the area and the history and culture of The Gilded Age. Allowed us get a better feel for some of the beautiful old homes in NYC.
The tour was fascinating and my guide , Sam, went out of his way to be incredibly helpful and had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the city , its history and the amazing architecture ably the skyline . There wasn’t a single question he didn’t know the answer to , very impressive . Lovely person to spend time with as well. Very worthwhile tour . Right from the start , hearing about the Meatpacking district and it’s history , and all along the way through the Highline, Sam had so much fascinating information to share about the area and broader history of NYC. The Highline is very unique and I have no doubt you get so much more out of walking along it with a wonderful guide like Sam than you otherwise would .
This was one of the best tours I did while in New York . Becky was delightful , and had an incredible knowledge of New York history and culture . Her telling of the story of Brooklyn Bridge building and walk over the bridge was an absolute highlight , as was the history and walk through Brooklyn Heights . I would highly recommend this tour . Becky you are fabulous at your job !