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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.
“We recently took the Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour with [a Tour Guide] from Inside Out Tours. It was a fascinating way to see some of the key buildings in midtown, NY, and we saw a lot of buildings and learnt historical facts we would not have known otherwise. [The Tour Guide] was extremely knowledgeable and overall it was one the best ways we saw New York.
“[The Tour Guide] was a perfect guide for this tour. It was fun meeting the business owners and learning the history of the area and best of all getting to taste the food!”
“We have just come back from the Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo walking tour. We had a great, very knowledgeable, polite and informative guide … . Really really worth the money, yes you can see the bridge and even walk it, but the guide told about the history and the stories of the bridge and the Dumbo area. I can’t recommend it enough, a must do! As well a nice chocolate shop stop!”
“We did the Bronx Renaissance Tour … today. Despite the awful weather, she was very enthusiastic and taught us loads about the Bronx, its history (both good and bad) and its ongoing ‘renaissance’. Interesting concept and very good tour guide. Would definitely recommend.”
“I had a fantastic time on this tour yesterday! Although I have lived in Manhattan for 20 years, this tour revealed parts of the city that I had no idea existed or have only seen as background shots in films. The guide, …, put everyone at ease with her friendly demeanor and obvious enthusiasm for the beautiful, quirky, and often poignant, historical details of the sites we visited. So pleased with the value and quality of service. I am not particularly informed about architecture and was surprised that the she was able to deliver so much information in such an entertaining format. Her ability to improvise when the hectic city intruded was superb. Looking forward to checking out of this company’s tours soon!”
“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”
“Great tour. We learned a lot about the area and we had to change our ideas about the Bronx. [The Tour Guide] was our great guide. She told us a lot of facts but also talked about living in the Bronx. She was passionated. Although most people don’t thing visiting the Bronx it is a real cool place. …”
“It was a very nice and informative tour. We have seen interesting places and have learned a lot about how the Bronx is nowadays. Thank you, …!”
“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!”
“This walking tour was outstanding. [The Tour Guide] was able to masterfully balance the conversational heaviness of slavery with the positive energy of the railroad and its supporters. It is informative, allows you to see a little of the city, and enjoyable. I would recommend this walking tour to anyone who lives in or visits NYC.”