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
Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour (does not include access to the pedestal).
“Great tour – really interesting history of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn area. And the views of Manhattan as you cross the bridge are fantastic. Our guide was really knowledgeable and helpful and we could ask him any questions about Brooklyn which is really useful if you’re planning to use the tour to further explore the Brooklyn area.”
“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.”
“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 wonderful tour! We learned so many new things, tasted delicious food and had a great time. Our guide, … was full of interesting facts and stories. We felt that we truly experienced life in Little Italy. Everything was on time and well organized. The entire afternoon was a very positive and professional experience. We would definitely recommend this tour and company to others.”
“Very easy to book online (the day before) and great tour guide … . Walked over the Brooklyn Bridge and explored Dumbo. Learnt a lot of interesting history from Matt re the construction of the bridge and the town of Dumbo. I’m not a lover of history but he was very engaging. Walked at a good pace with regular stops and photo opportunities. Very satisfied with this tour and would use this company again.”
“This was an outstanding tour. The tour guide was very enthusiastic and made it very interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and participation with the church service. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the New York area”
“An educational and informative tour. The information was delivered clearly and the tour was well-paced for all those attending. I learned a lot about slavery in the early days of the city, and would strongly recommend this tour to anyone with a thirst for knowledge.”
“Great, detailed information by tour guide about the history of gospel and an unforgettable service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle with its famous choir.”
“… our guide, was a mine of information with tremendous enthusiasm and knowledge of the area. The walk was well paced and covered the history of the Bronx from its origins to the present day. Murals, the birth of hip-hop, the Grand Concourse were all covered in detail. [The Tour Guide] was an excellent guide and this walk has greatly enhanced my knowledge of this vibrant New York borough. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone interested in urban history and development.Thanks, … .”
“What a wonderful tour guide … turned out to be. A fountain of knowledge with a magnificent voice breaking out in song when informing us about the source of gospel music. With so much enthusiasm from our guide, how could we not have had the best time! The service in the Brooklyn Tabernacle was such a highlight, the singing lives on forever. Great tour.”