Why Take a New York City Tour with Inside Out Tours?
Established by New York natives, Inside Out Tours is an award-winning tour company that offers the most comprehensive hidden-history tours of NYC available, covering all 5 boroughs. Developed by a former adjunct assistant professor of NYC history, our tours are well-researched and insightful. Our licensed New York City tour guides are educators, musicians, academics, and culinary experts. Recommended in the New York Times and many other media outlets, our tours provide a deeper view into the diverse neighborhoods, people and events that have made New York City into one of the greatest cities in the world.
We are a sightseeing company with a social mission: to show our customers the amazing diversity of NYC and its people.
We run daily public and scheduled tours ranging from 2 to 4 hours in length. These tours run rain or shine.
The cost of our public and scheduled tours are $35 (with the exception of the gospel tours) with special discounts for students, seniors and large groups.
Tours often get sold out so we recommend booking in advance!
Great Women of New York Tour
This tour explores the pivotal role women have played in the development of NYC
NYC Slavery and the Underground Railroad Tour
Discover the history of slavery and the Underground Railroad.
NY Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Tour
Get into the spirit of the holiday season by visiting four holiday markets across NYC.
Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour
Featuring views of major monuments of Twentieth Century American Architecture.
Alternative New York Street Art Tour: Lower East Side
Come along with us through one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods and let us bring the art alive.
Bronx's Little Italy and Arthur Avenue Tour
Explore Belmont and Arthur Avenue, known as New York's Culinary Center.
Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Neighborhood Tour
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and learn amazing and dramatic stories.
NYC Gospel Walking Tour
Listen to beautiful, uplifting sounds of a world-famous NYC Gospel Choir.
Harlem Gospel Experience Tour
Tour of the cultural capital of Black America and then experience gospel music.
Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour [All Inclusive]
Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and gain access to the pedestal.
Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour (Smart Destinations)
Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour (does not include access to the pedestal).
“Our family had a great on the tour . Our guide … did a fabulous job he was well informed and in touch with the people. We would highly recommend.”
“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, …!”
“Great tour, very interesting all around and a fantastic way to know all about the origins of gospel music. [The Tour Guide] was a fantastic guide, always making sure everyone was listening and enjoying themselves.”
“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”
“This tour was interesting, full of information and amazing. It was wonderful to be armed with the history of gospel before being born away by the choir and soloists at the service. Our guide … was wonderful and she clearly loved her job. She shared not only her beautiful voice but hey soul add well. This tour is a MUST and i think it will stay with me for a long time.”
“We took the Underground Railroad tour with this company in August and loved it! What struck us was the high level of expertise that the tour guide had. He was also enjoyable to listen to and friendly. The Underground Railroad and Slavery Tour was fabulous!”
“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!”
“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.”
“The guide was really knowledgeable, easy to understand and answered any question we asked. To get to know the details about how the slavery started in New York was really interesting and scary at the same time. The Slavery and Underground Railroad tour is a must when visiting New York.”
“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.