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Context Travel New York

1133 Broadway (26th Street), New York City, NY (Financial District)
+1 800 691 6036
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Ranked #157 of 550 Activities in New York City
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Owner description: 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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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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Dallas, TX
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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US
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My wife and I took a tour of the Meatpacking District and the High Line Park on Labor Day 2013. Our docent, Matico Josephson, greeted us outside the Chelsea Apple Store and the next 5 hours could not have been more enjoyable. Matico was informed and engaging! He explained that Context provides personalized tours and information that are tailored to... More

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Yoxall
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We booked a private family tour of moma which lasted for three hours. Our guide, Monica, was fantastic. We are a family of five with children aged 15, 13 and 8. We saw some moma highlights but in a way that told the story of modern art. If we had toured by ourselves we would have got 5% of the... More

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Vancouver
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Our guide Matico was absolutely the best. Knowledgeable, easy to talk to, passionate, interesting and able to incorporate our interests into the tours. Our Context tours were the most expensive activities we participated in on our trip but may have been the best value, which is amazing. The perspective that our first tour (which was on day two of our... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant walking tour of NY. Excellent variety of the big famous buildings and lesser known but no less interesting places. Guide was superb - encyclopaedic knowledge of NY sky line, she work on the preservation committee so had a well thought out point of view on literally everything. Loved it so much I'm going to do their tour of London... More

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