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Context New York Tours

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Address: 1133 Broadway (26th Street), New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 800-691-6036
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Context organizes scholar-led walking tours of New York City focused on...

Context organizes scholar-led walking tours of New York City focused on the history, architecture, cuisine, culture, and art of the city. Groups are limited to six people in order to create a dynamic learning environment. With a network of historians, archaeologists, architects, and art historians, Context focuses on thematic walks that uncover New York City for the curious traveler.

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Best tour ever!

This was the fourth time I've used Context; the previous ones were in Rome. Ours this time was "Tasting the Immigrant Experience," a walking food tour of Chinatown and Little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the fourth time I've used Context; the previous ones were in Rome. Ours this time was "Tasting the Immigrant Experience," a walking food tour of Chinatown and Little Italy. Our leader, Cathy Kaufman, is a food historian and professional chef -- just the sort of credentials I've come to expect with Context. Cathy was terrific! As luck would... More 

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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Karlena led a terrific tour of lower Manhattan, the very beginning of NYC! Her knowledge was amazing and she made the story come alive. Many people forget all the Revolutionary War history that resides in the area. A visit to the two old churches on the tour is a highlight! As always, Context Tours surpasses anything else you might do... More 

Thank Jan S
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Absolute 5-start walk led by Matico. The docent arrived before the start of the tour, organized and introduced the group members to each other (a very thoughtful move). Matico is extremely knowledgeable about the walk material and beyond. Has great suggestions for restaurants and takes unpredictable turns during the walk. Very very cool! Group members are able to ask questions... More 

Thank Aleksandra M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have taken Context NYC tours before and have always been well pleased. Most recently we did the Cloisters tour and the Jackson Heights tour. The docent for each was steeped in relelvant background, were more than able commumicators and provided the wonderful experience we have come to expect. Well worth the cost.

Thank Linda C
San Jose, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We love context and have used them in six cities, most recently in NYC. We did the Central Park tour and loved it. We saw and learned way more than we possibly could on our own. I highly recommend it!

Thank Brenda G
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A small group (three of us) with a passionate and knowledgeable docent provided a very lively discussion on Chelsea art galleries. I'm going to look at another tour when I come back to NYC for Christmas.

Thank LLG1972
Newark, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Highly recommended. great for all levels of interest. Insightful, entertaining, educational, academic (as much as you want it to be) and extremely professionally provided and organized. Tour guide is amazing. Everyone on our group loved the tour. Our tour focused on midtown: Tudor City and art deco architecture Of course being New York City there is always room and time... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What a great experience. Our guide, Monica Valley, was exceptional - knowledgeable about the collection, vibrant about the new building and its place in the neighborhood, and skilled in making connections among artists, techniques and styles. One of our party was in a wheel chair and Monica did a wonderful job of always turning to be heard. She arranged the... More 

Thank Kate W
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Hansel did a great job. Intelligent, funny, pedagogical, he is quite knowledgeable. My wife and I simply loved him. A charming fellow endowed with academic knowledge about New York's architecture. Suddenly, these sky scrapers speak to me. They tell me their stories. Many thanks Hansel !!!

Thank Michel S
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great walking tour -- probably one of the best I've been on. Extremely knowledgeable docent/guide (Matico), very small group, and great itinerary. Visited wonderful buildings and got a great feel for a lot of classic buildings and their history and place in New York's development. A little more pricey than some tours but well worth it!!

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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