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Inside Out Tours offers a range of award-winning and authentic New York City walking tours. Experience the hidden histories of iconic NYC neighborhoods, from SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown, to the Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg and Bushwick, Grand Central, Harlem, Brooklyn Heights, Bryant Park and the South Bronx! We have scheduled tours running 7 days a week throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. We conduct scheduled tours in both English and Spanish.
Inside Out Tours welcomes you to join us for a private tour. If you're traveling with a small group of friends or family, this tour is for you! We'll show you great places across the city and help you discover the fascinating stories behind them! We conduct private tours in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Featured Tour of the Month
NYC Slavery & the Underground Railroad Tour
Visit the site of the city’s first slave market and learn about the origins of slavery in colonial New York.
Discover the secret escapes of the Underground Railroad and view a former stop along this famous route.
Visit the African Burial Ground Memorial, a powerful tribute to the nation’s earliest known African and African American cemetery.
Learn the exciting history of how a band of brave men and women formed the networks that became the Underground Railroad. Visit an archeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America. View a former station of the Underground Railroad. Learn about the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes that occurred during the era of American slavery. Listen to tales of courage and triumph and discover the stories of real New Yorkers who risked their lives and properties to help people escape slavery.
“This was a fabulous tour and one of the highlights of our trip to NY. It is, in my view, exactly what a walking tour should be – the right balance of walking and lots of information. This tour was crammed full of sights and information with plenty of time at each stop to absorb the building. The guide … was engaging and very passionate about her tour. We really felt like we were delving beneath the surface of the city a bit more. Our group size was great about 12 people so we were able to keep together. Be aware that you will be on your feet for most of the tour and you will walk from 1st avenue to 8th. Comfortable shoes, lots of water. Highly recommended”
“A no-miss if you want to discover a new aspect of NYC. Our guide, …, was amazing and adapted the tour to our wishes. Thank you.”
“Our guide … was very informative and knew the area well. She was very interesting and was bright, cheery and helpful. She was accommodating to everyone’s needs, listened and responded appropriately. [The Tour Guide] knew this area well and at the end of the tour offered advice for directions and NY tips. We have used Inside Out Tours twice now and would recommend them to anyone who wants to know a mix of history and information regarding the Manhattan areas.”
“I thought the tour was great. Our guide was very informative. We got some wonderful photos and he was only happy to take some for us. Would highly recommend this tour.”
“Great tour for gospel lovers! Despite the freezing weather, we enjoyed walking around Brooklyn and learning the basics of gospel music. The church service is long but it’s worth to hear the introducing songs.”
“… our tour guide was fantastic. Lots of great info and highly recommend doing it. Very easy walk with beautiful buildings every where.”
“The Alternative Art Tour was awesome. The guide was knowledgeable and skilled in presenting the information on an ever changing landscape of street art. I would recommend this to anyone without hesitation”
“We did the NYC Gospel Walking Tour on Sunday November 9th. Although guide … had no voice he succeeded in explaining everything about gospel and Brooklyn Heights. He even sang (hard to do without a voice) and let us sing to get into the spirit of gospel. Great tour, great expercience, great host ! Thanks ! We’ll be back !”
“Fascinating and informative tour, included general info about NY history and the history of slavery, and a pleasant not too strenuous walk around Lower Manhattan. The conclusion was very powerful as well. Guide …, with an advanced degree in History, knew his material, and answered numerous follow-up and other questions with detail and depth. Great tour!”
“We just got home from 7 days in New York. We did 4 walking tours while we were there. The Alternative Street Art tour was a favorite for my 18-year-old. I also enjoyed it very much. Just be prepared if you go in July it is HOT! Awesome tour definitely would recommend it!”