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).
“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.”
“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”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I took the alternative street art tour … . It was fantastic-we saw so many wonderful images through Brooklyn and Williamsburg. [The Tour Guide] was so informative, and inquisitive (welcoming info from locals as we went) and guided a large group safely (we strayed on the roads to take photos and she constantly reminded us to be safe). She gave us a wonderful history to street art and of the artists whose work we got to see- loved!! Was a good idea to bring a snack although we did stop at a cafe for restroom and drinks- felt good to give back to a local business as we wandered their sidewalks.”
“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.”
“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.”