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Inside Out Tours

Address: 419 Lafayette St, Brooklyn, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-209-3370
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Ranked #6 of 107 Activities in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Inside Out Tours specializes in "off-the-beaten path" cultural...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Inside Out Tours specializes in "off-the-beaten path" cultural exploration of New York through bus and walking tours. Established by two native Brooklynites and licensed NYC tour guides, Inside Out Tours highlights establishments that locals frequent, exploring the rich food, history, architecture and culture of NYC. On our tours, you do not simply observe from a distance but you can meet the locals, explore beautiful boutiques, taste the delicious food, hear local music, view artwork from artisans and explore historically significant sites.
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Guide was knowledgeable & passionate about subject, but two things that prevented this from being stellar: [1] guide walked fast, several in group struggled to keep up, and [2] guide inaccurate on a number of historical facts, no doubt relaying from word of mouth / stories. Tour is fun and would recommend, but those who come knowing some of the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Huge thanks to the wonderful Ludie and Stacey who walked us around part of the Bronx. The tour was well arranged, informative and fun. We are a family of 5 from Australia and we found the history of the borough and there passion for its continued existence compelling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Was a really good tour. Our guide James was very informative and friendly. It was a good experience better than walking the bridge on your own. He even takes you to this amazing place to get great hot chocolate. I would recomend to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

A great tour run at a comfortable pace to keep it interesting without rushing. The tour was made even better by our very friendly guide (Ludie) who was passionate about the history and the city. A great tour that I would recommend to anyone.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We booked the tour via our NY pass. Thanks to Ludie (our tour guide) it was one of our highlights during our NYC visit. Very insightful two hours, which introduce you not only to the amazing brooklyn bridge, but also the Dumbo neighbourhood history.

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I loved this tour simply because I am a huge history fan, learning about the people who built the bridge and all their lives changed because of the bridge. I can understand for some people who cared much less about history would find this tour boring. DUMBO is a great neighbourhood and I hope next time I will have much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This tour was excellent & our guide ludie was fantastic with her info & enthusiasm for the bridge. Stopped off at a great little hot choc place at end of tour. Highly recommend this & the bridge was one of my highlights of my trip to NYC! Thanks Ludie!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I told some NYC friends that I was taking a tour of The Bronx and they tried to talk me out of it -- I'm glad I didn't listen, this was a great tour. I enjoyed learning about the history of the area and Marco was an excellent tour guide, very informative. I definitely recommend it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is only a 2 hour tour which takes you across the bridge and does a walk around the DUMBO neighbourhood. Yes, we expected to hear about some history of the bridge and area, but after 1hr and 20mins we'd walked not even halfway across the bridge, no DUMBO in sight. Our tour guide had lectured,by this stage, for an... More 

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StaceyT815, Manager at Inside Out Tours, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your tour. However, we do have to address a few points that we feel are either inaccurate or unfair. As evidenced by the other great reviews, this tour is not a "boring" two hour lecture. The first half is in lower Manhattan and one the Brooklyn Bridge during which time we discuss... More 

Uitgeest, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had a fantastic Tour which started at the Trinity Church, Wall Street New York. Our guides Ludie and Alicia learned us more about the history of the music and they let us sing :-). After a Walking Tour through Brooklyn we went to the Brooklyn Tabernacle and had a special service with a great choir. Ludie and Alicia were... More 

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