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Inside Out Tours offers a range of award-winning & authentic New York City walking tours. Experience the hidden histories of iconic NYC neighborhoods, from the Brooklyn Bridge, to Grand Central, Harlem, Brooklyn Heights, and Bryant Park. We have tours running 7 days a week throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. We conduct tours in English and Spanish.
Historic & Social Justice
Inside Out Tours welcomes you to join us for one of our Historic & Social Justice tours. We'll show you great places across the city while also elaborating on the American struggles for social justice and civil rights. We conduct the NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour and Great Women of New York Tour weekly!
Featured Tour of the Month
Great Women of New York Tour
Women have shaped every aspect of the city's growth since before it was founded.
This tour explores the pivotal role women have played in the development of NYC and tells the hidden stories of the female pioneers whose contributions made this city into a great metropolis.
We begin with the story of the matriarchs of the Lenape Indians, the original Native American inhabitants. We then tell the stories of women trailblazers including the only women to start a village in colonial America, the first woman to be injured in fighting during the Revolutionary war, enslaved women, woman suffragist, Wall Street pioneers, religious leaders, ground breaking writers, social justice crusaders, philanthropists, and 9/11 heroes.
“This was one of the best tours we took. [The Tour Guide] was very informative and new a lot about the area. The places we stopped we all very good and the people that ran them were so friendly. I believe we purchased something at every stop, just wish there was we could have gotten some of the fresh pasta home! Highly recommend. Just remember you need to purchase a ticket for the train, subway pass does not get you on the train.”
“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.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide … was the best! So off the beaten path, this tour made me feel like I was experiencing the life in the Bronx firsthand. [The Tour Guide] has befriended a few shop owners and we were able to see how bread was made in coal ovens, how pasta is made, tasted fresh cannoli, tasted homemade mozzarella. It was phenomenal.”
“… our tour guide was fantastic. Lots of great info and highly recommend doing it. Very easy walk with beautiful buildings every where.”
“I had a really great time on this tour. It was great to have [the Tour Guide] show us a part of NYC I would probably have never seen on my own. As a street art enthusiast, it was great to spend three hours walking Brooklyn and seeing some great murals and pieces of art. [The Tour Guide] also gave us a lot of information on the murals we saw. I recommend this tour to everyone wishing to see something out of the mainstream.”
“First and foremost let me compliment our tour guide … on well presented and informative tour. She made the experience so much more enjoyable. Brooklyn Bridge is a construction marvel. The views from her majestic presence over the East river are breathtaking. When in New York you simply have to walk this bridge and immerse yourself into the atmosphere that surrounds this iconic structure. Our memory of this sightseeing tour was so much more enhanced by the experience of Inside Out Tours”
“We prebooked the tour via internet for our long- awaited first trip to New York early March 2016 via New York Pass. The address and tour details received by mail were very good, we found the guide … immediately and spent a wonderful 2.5 hours exploring Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO neighbourhoods. Very personal and interesting by a Brooklyn fan ;o) highly enjoyable and recommendable.”
“What a delight The Tour guide … had a fantastic knowledge of both the art and the neighbourhoods we were in. The collections of art were fantastic and with out the tour we would never have found them. This was the highlight of an 8 day trip to new york. Our sincere thanks to [the Tour Guide] for a fantastic tour.”
“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.”
“My daughter and I had a wonderful time with the alternative arts walking tour in Brooklyn. Our tour guide was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and made me view streets arts in a very new way. We had a plenty of time to take photographs. It was really a neat way of learning more about New York. I also liked that we stopped at a local coffee shop. It was nice to relax a bit, participate in the local economy, and have a chance to sit down. We had two other walkings tours, which were all very good, and wish that there was this component of stopping at a coffee shop at each tour.”