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Address: 419 Lafayette St, Brooklyn, NY
Phone Number: +1 800 979 3370
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Inside Out Tours specializes in "off-the-beaten path"...

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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Great tour guide!

Ludie made the walking tour very fun and entertaining! She had such passion talking about the history! She was very nice and genuinely helpful once we were done the tour in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sarah Z
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ludie made the walking tour very fun and entertaining! She had such passion talking about the history! She was very nice and genuinely helpful once we were done the tour in Brooklyn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shaun was our tour guide and he was fantastic! Very informative and loved his city! He was friendly and helpful. Very pleased with the tour. Franny from Alabama

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Chesterfield, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Did this tour on November 21st, which was led by James. I found him to be very knowledgable, and entertaining, which meant the two and half hours flowed by very quickly. As it was a wonderful sunny day there were about 30 people on the tour. The tour starts in Manhattan outside the Tweed court house, and then it goes... More 

Thank needdm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide (Rudie) was full on, brash and in your face...frankly very annoying! She kept referring to us as her 'family' which wound us up, we were guests or customers! The tour spent over an hour before we even got on the bridge and felt the stops could have been more frequent and whilst the info was very comprehensive... More 

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

We regret that you did not enjoy your tour. As you can see from Ludie's many excellent reviews, her warm disposition is generally loved by customers. When she uses the term "family" she means that she treats customers as if they are like family, not that she views them that way literally. She does offer hugs to customers but they... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this on Sunday 15th Nov, really great tour and James the guide was fantastic in making this a knowledgeable and enjoyable tour - the only down side I would say for us is that we didn't realize we were actually attending a Sunday service church, the first hour was absolutely amazing with all the choir singing, however the... More 

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Wirral UK
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ludie, our guide, was a mine of information with tremendous enthusiasm and knowledge of the area. The walk was well paced and covered the history of the Bronx from its origins to the present day. Murals, the birth of hip-hop, the Grand Concourse were all covered in detail. Ludie was an excellent guide and this walk has greatly enhanced my... More 

Thank agedwalker
Geel, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the NYC Gospel Walking Tour on Sunday November 9th. Although guide James had no voice he succeeded in explaining everything about gospel and Brooklyn Heights. He even sang (hard to do without a voice) and let us sing to get into the spirit of gospel. Great tour, great expercience, great host ! Thanks ! We'll be back !

Thank EricD1966
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour was great, meeting point was easy to fine but you are expected to make your own way back which was a fair way from the starting point, but you are given clear instructions from the guide Marcos who was fantastic. Very enthusiastic and you could tell he was passionate about the area and the people who live and work... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I booked this the night before we took the tour. All very easy, an email confirmation was all we needed to show we were on the tour. Our tour guide, Ludie, was excellent her knowledge was fantastic and she was very engaging and energetic, nothing was a problem for her. The tour was great and we had... More 

Thank Ben H
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an excellent 2.5 hour trip across the bridge with Ludie. She's engaging, entertaining and informative and I don't think you could get a better guide. 10/10 as far as I'm concerned. Very highly recommended.

Thank PeterW5034

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