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).
“An informative tour given by a hard-core fan of the Brooklyn Bridge. Lots of details both historical and technical about the bridge, and history and tips of the Dumbo area.”
“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, …!”
“Completely engaging history of the role of NYC in the slave trade, the perpetuation of slavery and the bravery of the abolitionists and those involved in the underground railroad. Our guide … was knowledgeable, informative and managed to keep us and two children 11&14 fully engaged for 2.5 hours in soggy, cold and blustery weather. The history of the African Burial Ground and the Slave Market gave a tangible insight into the horrors of slavery and ongoing racism/inequality.”
“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”
“… 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, … .”
“Today was thoroughly enjoyable! Our guide … was so informative and had a great sense of humour. My partner and I were not sure if we were going to enjoy it however it turned out to be one of the best days so far. Excellent and I would most definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to experience New York old school – 10/10”
“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.”
“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.”
“Great, detailed information by tour guide about the history of gospel and an unforgettable service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle with its famous choir.”
“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 !”