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How to choose between walking tours in New York

How to choose the right Walking Tour? It is not always easy to find the right tour especially in New York City. So many things to do, so many things to see and, more often than not, not enough time to do everything! Here, our Tour Guide Irene will give you some tips and ideas on how to choose the right tour, based on the areas and activities that interest you the most. Irene is not only a professional and licensed guide, prepared and attentive (her license-exam score -- 127/150, has earned her the Star!) but also your friend in New York.

Irene - La Tua Guida a New York

A word from our guide Irene

Four Tips that I give to all my customers,

  • Tou Lenght - from experience, I think 4/6 hours are the ideal duration for an overview tour without getting too tired.
  • The Itinerary - being New York a large and chaotic metropolis to avoid wasting time up and down during a gazillion trips, I recommend choosing an itinerary that takes you discovering a few adjacent neighborhoods. This allows you to visit much more without wasting precious time.
  • Attire / What to Wear - in New York you will not miss your "steps" to count on your iPhone/Android ... therefore I recommend comfortable shoes! Also, keep in mind we have many changes in temperatures both in the summer and winter months, so dress in layers. And don't forget to bring a scarf for the strong air-conditioning if you are not a fan.
  • Pick Irene ... :-) :-) ... jokes aside, if you have the opportunity to discover the city with a local guide, you will certainly have a more authentic approach to the city.

If you need more information on how to organize and choose a walking tour, read our full guide to THE BIG APPLE ON FOOT - TIPS BY OUR GUIDE IRENE 

A Private 4-hour Walking Tour just for you!

Discover New York with walking tours accompanied by our local guides. They will let you discover the city with a different "set of eyes"! We have designed some custom walking itineraries to bring you closer to the day-to-day life of every neighborhood in New York so you can learn about customs, habits, history and different cultures that make the Big Apple unique. Tours are done privately.


Downtown and Lower Manhattan Area

Some of the most historic and important landmarks are located in this "part of town". It is also the area that in recent years has seen a rise in brand new shopping centers, malls, and many new attractions.

Not to forget, this is also the area that was hit during the September 11th terror attacks ... an area that was reborn thanks to the hard work and willpower that distinguishes all New Yorkers.

From the historic Wall Street with the NY Stock Exchange to Bowling Green with the Charging Bull, from New York Bay with the Statue of Liberty to the World Trade Center with the ONE Tower. A visit to NYC without visiting these areas wouldn't be the same thing.

Midtown and Uptown Area

From the natural beauty of Central Park with its romantic corners to the "concrete jungle" of Midtown with the colorful giant billboards of Times Square. From the historic Harlem to the elegant Fifth Avenue with its famous museums and shops ... so much to explore!

Tour outside Manhattan

Why stop in New York if you can hop on a ferry to New Jersey or take the train to the beautiful Hudson Valley or Coney Island or reach the famous Hamptons beaches?

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Hop On Hop Off Tours - A New Idea To Explore NYC

These are walking tours that can be combined together to create a complete itinerary, or they can be done individually, especially if you have little time available or maybe you don't want to walk for too long.

They are themed tours, from Movies and TV series settings to the most peculiar foods of the Big Apple, from street-arts and graffiti around the city to the incredible natural oasis that only a large metropolis like New York can offer you ... and so on.

AN ORIGINAL IDEA - Everyone knows the Hop-on Hop-offs, the double-decker buses that go around the city leaving you free to get on and off the bus whenever you want. Perfect for getting around and discovering New York. We thought of creating an equivalent on foot ... organizing private tours that can be done individually or combined with each other to create a sort of "Hop on Hop off".

These are all ideal private tours for exploring the Big Apple. We cover from Central Park to Lower Manhattan with the Financial District, but also Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Long Island City. We try to concentrate our excursions on the hidden gems of the Big Apple, curiosities, past and present history, main places of interests and of course the off the beaten path spots that you might otherwise miss. In some cases, to reach different destinations, we may take public transport, and/or the subway. MTA / Transportation not included in the tour price.

3 itineraries to explore New York in 3 days

You can follow one of the Loops we have created and listed here below, or you can create your own mix. There are 3 loops, each one follows an itinerant path that allows to deepen the knowledge of nearby areas.
If you decide to make a full Loop or if you want to create your very own mix, go to the bottom of this page and fill out the Request Form to get 10% OFF the total coast of the tour.

Loop #1 - Between Parks, Views, Foods

A right mix of "the city" that is too often called "concrete jungle" but that instead knows how to be green with Central Park, the breathing-heart of Manhattan that enchants us with its romantic corners and the many activities it offers, or with panoramic views from Roosevelt Island, ending with the urban art omnipresent in New York. Graffiti and Food are the most popular themes for Instagram fans!

  • Best of Central Park (2  hours)
  • Aerial Tramway Tour -- Roosevelt Island (2 hours)
  • The INSTAGRAMMERS Tour - Colorful foods and Graffitis (2  hours)

Loop #2 - From Times Sq. to the Sex & The City Spots

Here is New York "Sex & the City" style, but not only. A day for those who love to discover the everyday life, starting right from Times Square, the most visited and tourist "square" in Manhattan, with the most famous points such as the Grand Central Terminal (the old station), the Public Library - New York Public Library. Then going down to Lower Manhattan, to discover the different kitchens that populate it finishing walking in the footsteps of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte.

  • Walking on 42ND Street (2 hours)
  • The Food Tour (2 hours)
  • Sex and the City - SoHo, West Village and Meatpacking (2 hours)

Loop #3 - From the History of Wall Street to the History of Immigrants

Here we have grouped 3 tours for those who love history and panoramic views. The first two tours are dedicated to neighborhoods that have literally made the "history" of New York but not only, of an entire nation. We will discover the first years of "new Amsterdam" as a Dutch colony of the early 17th century, the changes under the English empire, the for fights for liberty, the arrival of the stock exchange & the industrial revolution, and all migratory flows towards the New World. We'll see how immigrants shaped New York and America. And to conclude panoramic views over the whole city at sunset.

  • The Ethnic Apple (2 hours)
  • FIDI / World Trade Center (2 hours)
  • Sunset On The East -- Dumbo, Williamsburg, Long Island City (3 hours)

Choose your 3 Tours

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Best of Central Park
Aerial Tramway Tour: Roosevelt Island
Gli Instagrammer - Graffiti & Food
Walking on 42ND Street
The Food Tour
Sex and the City Tour
The Ethnic Apple
Sunset On The East - Dumbo
FIDI / World Trade Center
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