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Underground Tour of the NYC Subway provided by Untapped New York

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Underground Tour of the NYC Subway

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As iconic as London’s Tube, the New York City Subway is one of the world’s largest rapid transit systems. Discover its heritage and secrets on this off-the-path tour, capped at just 10 travelers. Visit City Hall Park to see the remnants of the very first subway station; ride the 6 train through three abandoned “ghost” stations; and hear all about the history as you ride. Bring your own MetroCard.
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43 Park Row
43 Park Row, New York, NY 10038, USAThe tour meets on the north side of the Jacob Mould Fountain, facing City Hall. The fountain is inside City Hall Park.
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    City Hall Park
    Stop: 15 minutes -
    You will learn about the creation of the very first NYC subway station while looking at visible remnants from City Hall park!
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    Pass by Brooklyn Bridge
You'll end at
43 Park Row
43 Park Row, New York, NY 10038, USAThe tour meets on the north side of the Jacob Mould Fountain, facing City Hall. The fountain is inside City Hall Park.
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  • Discover the history of the New York City Subway with a guide
  • Ride past ghost stations including Worth Street and City Hall
  • Hear about secret spaces even hardened commuters don’t know
  • Small-group tour means everyone can hear—and share a carriage
Important Information
Departure Point
43 Park Row, New York, NY 10038, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Guided walking tour with a native New Yorker!
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Metro Card (1 swipe)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bob2n47 wrote a review Mar 2020
Lake Charles, Louisiana31 contributions4 helpful votes
Amazing history of the subway system.......You saw a part of the original subway.....Saw some of the Amazing original architecture and Jillian is an awesome tour good!!!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from justinrivers, Manager at Underground Tour of the NYC Subway
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Awesome to hear! We think Jillian is awesome also. Please be well and hope to see you soon!
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Canonchet wrote a review Feb 2020
Brooklyn, New York11 contributions2 helpful votes
A scam, basically - charging 'guide' service for a $2.75 subway ride, plus walking-tour patter on NYC subway history that while sometimes entertaining and largely accurate, is less complete and accurate than the Wikipedia entry on same, to cite one free transit-history source.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from justinrivers, Manager at Underground Tour of the NYC Subway
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Please note: THIS IS NOT OUR TOUR! Our Underground Subway tour does not meet at Starbucks nor do we advertise going through three abandoned ghost stations. Nor do we walk by or cover the Pace University building which was the home of the NYT from 1889 to 1904, but certainly not the first. I apologize that you did not enjoy your experience but again please note this was not our tour you are reviewing. My thanks and be well!
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tamar s wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Tour was just fabulous!!! Justin knew everything about the art, the history, the people who created the art, and the people the art portrayed. It was of the best tours ever, and we take lots of tours. For New Yorkers, it's particularly rewarding to find
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from justinrivers, Manager at Underground Tour of the NYC Subway
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Thank you so much for this amazing review! It was my pleasure to lead you around to discover some of the great, often-unseen art in the subway. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Be well!
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Heleen Van essen wrote a review Feb 2020
Amersfoort, The Netherlands16 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed the tour and lecture about the NY subway. Our guide was keen to share his knowledge and anecdotes about the subway. Not sure if this is worth the price, though...
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Response from justinrivers, Manager at Underground Tour of the NYC Subway
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Hi Heleen, I thank you for your review and your honesty about the tour price. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with us. Untapped NY hires the best guides in NYC to deliver our experiences so that level of expertise is reflected in our price which we know is definitely competitive with our tour companies. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if at if you have any other questions or feedback. Be well!
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Samuel R. Norton wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York5 contributions
Amazing Tour, five stars!!! Had such a great time, I am a New Yorker and spend lots of time in the subway but Justin was able to even make a cynical New Yorker enjoy learning more about my city.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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