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How to experience NYC Off-the-Beaten-Path with a Local Guide

Are you looking for themed tours to explore New York City differently and entertainingly? Then these 2-hour long walking tours might be just for you. We have developed few itineraries to help you explore different areas of the city focusing on hidden gems and Off-The-Beaten-Paths. These are tours that anybody can take, whether you are a first-time visitor or an avid New Yorker!

All our guides are licensed tour guides (by the city of New York) and love to explore and share with others the ins and outs of the Big Apple.  

What makes these Tours popular?

Explore New York City with a Local Guide
Off-The-Beaten-Path and Hidden Gems
Multiple iItineraries: from Downtown & Midtown to Brooklyn
Dedicated and attentive service

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Explore our Itineraries - What you can see in NYC

These are three of our most popular 2.5-hour tours in New York City. Two hours are the perfect length to explore and enjoy one neighborhood without feeling overwhelmed or getting too tired. The price shown in the images from $56.25 per person is based on a group of 4 adults. You can check current availability and rates by scrolling down and selecting the tour you are interested in. These are all private tours and we allow up to 12 guests to participate. If you have a larger group, contact us and we'll be glad to assist you further!

Hidden Gems of Wall Street - Private Experience

Hidden Gems of Wall Street

When we hear "Wall Street," we typically think of New York City's financial hub. The neighborhood housing the NY Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the iconic Charging Bull sculpture by the Italian artist Di Modica. However, Wall Street and its surroundings (aka the Financial District) are full of many "firsts" from first paved streets to first public parks, historic buildings, hidden gems, and many secrets. In this not-so-typical walking tour, we will visit some iconic areas such as Wall Street and Bowling Green along with hidden gems like an elevated park open to the public, an old candy store still "surviving" today inside an office building's lobby, and Cannon's Walk in the South Street Seaport District. With this tour, you will be able to see all the top landmarks and sights of a classic Financial District Tour as well as enjoy anecdotes and secrets that will make this area much more entertaining than it already is. Itinerary Highlights: Bowling Green, 'Steamship Row,' Charging Bull, Fraunces Tavern, Stone Street Historic District, Wall Street, NYSE, Fearless Girl, Water Street Elevated Acre, Pier 17, South Street Seaport District, Cannon's Walk, and more.


The Secrets of 42nd Street Private Experience

The Secrets of 42nd Street

Everybody that has come to NYC at least once has been to Times Square and 42nd Street. And those arriving for the first time, we'll definitely have Times Square high up on their lists of things to see in the city. As New Yorkers, we are "engineered" to love and hate this area, often labeled overcrowded and over expensive. But to just paint Times Square and 42nd Street as "tourist traps" would be such a shame. These avenues have lots of secrets to tell us and hidden gems to show us. During the tour, we will learn where Times Square takes its name from and how it changed over the years, what is really buried under the famous Bryant Park, and we will have fun trying some old "whispering arches." The itinerary includes several stops along 42nd Street. Starting by the TKTS Red steps in Times Square for some great views over the most famous crosswalk in the world, followed by Bryant Park and the 42nd Street Public Library, where we will visit the iconic main reading room on the 3rd floor - if open. We'll walk down Library Way to arrive at Grand Central Terminal, where we'll conclude our tour with a visit to this iconic station.


The Brooklyn Private Experience

The Brooklyn Experience

We talk about Manhattan a lot with all its important landmarks and famous attractions, but did you know that the first-ever designated Historic District with the Landmark Preservation was actually a neighborhood in Brooklyn? Yes, Brooklyn Heights is officially the first historic districted in the city. Its narrow tree-lined streets safeguard so much history and anecdotes of the old New York. Actually, Brooklyn Heights holds even older secrets and testimonies. Back when the area was inhabited by Native Americans from the Lenape Tribe, some of their original pathways leading to the bay are today's Brooklyn Heights streets. During the tour, we will see elegant townhouses original to the 19th century, we will walk along the Promenade Park for unparalleled views of the skyline while learning what it was like to live in New York in the 1800s. We'll see and hear how the city adapted to the changes of the late 1800s and early 1900s by visiting the neighborhoods of Fulton Landing and Dumbo until we'll arrive at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Sometimes it's hard to imagine the first and longest suspension bridge was built during the second half of the 1800s. The tour will conclude with a 30 to 45-minute walk to cross the bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan and end by City Hall.


Answering Top-asked Questions

Who should consider joining these tours?

If you are looking for a dedicated and attentive service, if you love learning new things & fun facts, if you want to avoid crowds even in popular crowded areas, if you don't want to be just a tourist but you actually want to explore and experience the city you are visiting, then this type of tours is just for you! Oh, and you must love walking at an easy pace for at approximately 2 hours. 

Are your Tour Guides licensed?

Yes, all our tour guides have the NYC sightseeing license and must have successfully passed the city-sponsored exam to lead tours in NYC. They are either native New Yorkers or people that moved here and made the city their home for years now.

How many miles do we have to walk?

Depending on the tour, we will be walking between 2 to 3 miles during the 2 hours. We will keep a very leisurely pace, and most people can join the tour as long as they don't mind the walk. You don't need any particular level of fitness to join the tour. If requested, we can adapt the tour to make sure we will only use ADA and wheelchair accessible routes. Please let us know in advance, so we can make the necessary arrangements.

What kind of transportation is included in the tour?

These are private walking tours, so no transportation is included as no transportation is necessary during the tour.

How do I make a Reservation?

Whenever you are ready to make your reservation, you just need to choose which itinerary you want to do, pick a date and selected how many participants. It's a quick form to fill out and you will reserve your spot. One of our tour guides will reach out to confirm the meeting time and place. 

Can I cancel or change the date?

You have up to 3 days before the tour date to change or cancel the tour for a full refund. In the event you have to cancel less than 3 days from the tour date, unfortunately no refund will be issued. We understand last minute changes happen, so we will try our best to move the tour to another day, free of charge, depending on the tour guide's availability, or issue a credit to be redeemed for a future date. 


    • Private Walking Tour
    • Licensed Tour Guide


    • Gratuities: please consider 15%
    • Transportation
    • Food & Drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Everything else not specifically outlined in the "What’s Included"


Rates: prices are per adult and vary based on the number of total participants.
For expample, the $56.25 per person is with a party of 4 adults joining the tour. 
Children age 4 and younger can join for free. 


Departure Points: 

Wall Street Hidden Gems: In front of the main entrance to the Native American Museum (former Custom House) 1 Bowling Green, New York. 

Secrets of 42nd Street: In front of the TKTS Red Steps by the Father Duffy Square and Statue in Times Square. Broadway between 46th and 47th Street, New York

The Brooklyn Experience: By the Clark Street Subway Station, 72 Clark Street, Brooklyn, NY. Right under the former Hotel St. George awning.


Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Discounted Rates: Baby, Kid, Senior and any other discounted Rate only applies to the specified Age-Limit. National ID required at Voucher Exchange as proof of Age.
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I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

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Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

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