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Real New York Tours

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Address: New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 917-572-7017
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Lets face it, New York tours are only as good as their tour guides. Real...

Lets face it, New York tours are only as good as their tour guides. Real New York Tours gives people the opportunity to see the city through the eyes of real New Yorkers. Real New York Tours explores the history, the cracks and crevices, the side streets, and culture of real New York neighborhoods. We’ll ride the New York subway, pound the pavement, and meet the people who have become the fabric of this great city. Together we will feel the electricity that drives everyday New Yorkers. This is real New York!

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Excellent walking tour of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg

Our tour was a group of 6 "out of towners" which made it perfect for a lot of chatting that may not be as forthcoming in a larger group. Our guide was very knowledgeable about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Durban, South Africa

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Durban, South Africa
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour was a group of 6 "out of towners" which made it perfect for a lot of chatting that may not be as forthcoming in a larger group. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the areas, giving us a general historic context of significant landmarks and neighbourhoods. I now look on the LES and Williamsburg in a completely different... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group of 5 had a wonderful time. We learned so much about the city and its history. Our tour guide, Gregory, is passionate about NY and was full of information. He made the day a real experience and we would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabrice, our guide, made this tour a breeze. He's knowledgeable and employed several props to share the history of NYC.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a tour with Mindy and she was great! She was attentive, had interesting stories about the city and was very patient with our group. Definitely remember to wear good walking shoes as you do cover a lot of ground. Thanks Real New York tours!

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Let me start out by saying we did not take a tour. We tried to book a private tour (with hardly any notice) and they were booked up. However, they (Kristy) responded with other options (group tour) and even suggested another tour company for a private tour. In addition, Kristy closed out the email with "Even if we can't do... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the dozen apples tour with a family of four. Our tour guide, Ben, was EXCELLENT! Great communication with him from the beginning. He has a great sense of humor and incredibly intelligent. In our 6 hour tour he provided so many facts and little details of the city, a unique way to see the city! He took us... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided NYC was where we wanted to take our honeymoon. Neither of us had been to NYC before and so we wanted the best "real" experience available. Our first full day in the city was spent doing the Dozen Apples tour with Joe as our guide. Hands down would recommend the tour to anyone who has... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much Chris and congrats on your recent marriage!!! I know Joe will be happy to hear you had a great time on his tour. We want everyone to feel like they're getting to experience the real NYC on our tours, the way New Yorkers do. Hope you can come explore with us again soon - take care! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on the dozen's apple's tour this Tuesday. Our tour guide was very friendly, engaging, and aware of group needs/pace. On average, we spent about 5 minutes at each stop talking about highlights and a few stories. For the friendliness, professionalism, and relaxed atmosphere I'd give a 5-star rating. Customer service was top quality. Yet, for the price and time... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, JC. It's good to hear that. It can be hard sometimes to strike a balance between the right amount of facts/stories on a 6.5hr tour without overloading everyone, especially in extreme temperatures. We're always looking for ways to improve and enhance our guests' experiences though so I'll be sure to discuss this with our team. Enjoy... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travelled with our 4 children to New York for the first time and booked a private tour of the city which meant we could go where we wanted which I would personally recommend to any family. Shaun, our guide,was friendly and helpful and met us in our hotel foyer on our first morning. Within 15 minutes we had bought... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! So great to hear that you felt confident to explore the city on your own the next day- that's our goal!! Shawn is an invaluable part of our family and I'm happy to have been able to share him with you and your family. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the Dozen Apples tour on our first full day in NYC with Trey. What makes this so good is that its so different. Up close and personal NYC. You can see all the sights yourself, but you will not hear the history, the stories, the legends that are NYC. Trey did a great job bringing these to life... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Trey is an incredible guide and I know he'll be glad to know you had fun on his tour. He loves bringing the city to life for our guest so it's great to hear his hard work paid off! Thank you! More 

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Chinatown
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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