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Inside Out Tours

419 Lafayette St, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
718-280-3283
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Ranked #5 of 64 Activities in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Walking 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... more » 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 Brooklyn and all 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. « less
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Longmont, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I couldn't understand what NYC had to do with the slave trade but found out plenty on this tour. Who would believe a National Park museum dedicated to slavery in the downtown area. Very interesting tour led by an excellent guide. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We used our NY Pass to get this tour. I knew going in it was going to be at least a 2hour walk so I was prepared with the right shoes(they let you know before booking). Our tour guide was very knowledgeable in this subject. He was sensitive and informative-I never knew any of this before about slavery in New... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We join the tour not really knowing what to expect and left totally fulfilled. Our tour guide Ludi was both passionate and knowledgeable and we left the tour with a greater awareness of the history of the area and of gospel music. We will take up the challenge to really listen to music in the future. It was amazing just... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was a well paced, informative tour. Very insightful. Good mixture of historical buildings and visual aids layered with accounts of people who went through this network. Highly recommended.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Ludi (hope I got that right) took us on a journey by the subway to the Bronx and informed and entertained us with her deep knowledge of the Bronx, its past, problems and the amazing changes that have taken place there. Her passion for the subject came across very strongly.

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Victoria, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We took the two hour walking Inside Out Tour, The Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Tour and I have to say that our guide, Ryan, was extraordinary. He had an interactive discussion with our group before setting out on the tour using his knowledge of the history of the Brooklyn Bridge and used some of the group to role play the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A thought provoking walking tour through a dark piece of NYC history culminating in a moving memorial to hundreds & hundreds of previously forgotten people. Guide was extremely informative without being stuffy & professor like!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Tour was very good and tour guide was excellent and new his stuff was very glad that my wife and I went on this tour. Thanks for a very insightful afternoon.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was a waste of our time. It took 1.5 hours to get over the Brooklyn Bridge as our tour guide would not stop talking. He constantly showed us picture from a book he carried with him. If you are after a history lesson this is the tour for you. If you want an exciting walking tour - look elsewhere

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

We regret that you did not enjoy your tour. Our tours have been recognized with awards for their excellence and the vast majority travelers find them to be very interesting as you can see from the other reviews. Anyone can walk across the Brooklyn Bridge quickly by themselves but the whole purpose of a tour guide is to give you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Fantastic. By far one of the best tours we've been on here in NYC. Marcos our guide was fantastic, approachable and funny. Very informative without being overbearing. Had a great time. Would do it again for sure when we come back to NYC next!

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