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Address: 1133 Broadway (26th Street), New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 800-691-6036
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Description: 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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Wonderful Intro to NYC Architectural History

This was my daughter's first visit to NYC and as I have had two very positive experiences with Context Tours in the past, I that the Architecture of NYC tour would be a good intro... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Vancouver
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179 reviews 179 reviews
30 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was my daughter's first visit to NYC and as I have had two very positive experiences with Context Tours in the past, I that the Architecture of NYC tour would be a good intro for her - we both loved it. As with the other tours I have done with Context, our docent was not only incredibly knowledgeable but... More 

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Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We booked this tour (Metropolitan Museum NYC) withour teens and asked that we focus on what our eldest daughter has recently studied at school- The Renaissance, as a way of getting the kids more interested in the museum. Our guide was highly educated in Art History but likely not experienced as a guide. She delved deeply into each item which... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Our family had a thoroughly wonderful time learning about Greek and Roman culture through Context Travel at the Metropolitan Museum. Ou guide, Zachary Taylor, was the best. He really connected with our teenage son.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is my second tour with context travel. I love a good cocktail and this walking tour sounded perfect. Richard the docent was extremely knowledgeable and a very engaging speaker. There were a couple of stops around mid-town before a ride on the subway downtown. We finished in a tiny bar that was just fantastic. The cocktails were sensational! Definitely... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I am currently a freshman at Columbia University in New York. I'm from Philadelphia, so I love exploring NYC and learning more about it. I took the Context Travel Architecture of New York and Brooklyn Portrait of a City walks and absolutely loved them! Context is amazing. The groups are so small that you really get to interact with the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

In a discretely small group of 6 persons and with a cunning scholar guide we really took in many stunning buildings and their interiors, many of which we wouldn't have access to on ourselves. The East 42nd Street route was rich in styles and history as well as present function came alive.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Other than allowing a client to be physically injured, the worst mistake a tour company can make is to pull a "no call/no show" and leave a client stranded as the Context guide did to us on September 3, 2014. We had scheduled and paid for the Context Walking Tour of the High Line/Meatpacking District for Friday, September 3. We... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I took the Context Travel Architecture of NYC Tour on a beautiful sunny day in March. The small group of people on the tour were interesting and fun to spend a few hours with learning about the iconic buildings along 42nd Street. Our docent, Hansel, was insightful, engaging and very knowledgeable about architecture and the history of NYC. It was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We did this tour on Christmas Eve and it was wonderful. We started at the United Nations end of 42nd Street and worked our way westward, stopping at all of iconic buildings on this famous street. Ford Foundation Building, Daily News Building, Chrysler Building, Chanin Building were all visited and explained in depth by our great guide. We also visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour last weekend. It was a bit brisk (it's November after all!) but we found it to be a highlight of our trip to the city. Our guide, Meisha, was knowledgeable and very entertaining. I would recommend this to anyone travelling to NYC. This is our second experience with Context Travel walking tours... More 

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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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