Real New York Tours
Real New York Tours
5
City ToursCultural ToursWalking ToursSightseeing Tours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The Original NYC Walking & Subway Tour! Family owned and operated for over 10 years. Private and Group Tours! 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!
New York City, New York

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Travelers talk about
(486 reviews)

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles5,933 reviews
Excellent
5,694
Very good
199
Average
29
Poor
7
Terrible
4

Sierra R.
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
Just finished a zoom tour of Greenwich Village with Real New York Tours and it was fantastic!! I booked this tour for my family (a group of born and raised New Yorkers) as a Christmas gift. They absolutely loved it. You know these tours are legit when they impress and entertain a group of New Yorkers with fun facts about their own city. I can’t wait to book another tour with this great company!
Written February 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

travelobsessed73
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I was looking for a NYC tour guide to give a virtual tour of NYC as a field trip for my son's elementary school in Los Angeles, and was so lucky to find Luke and Real New York Tours! I wanted to find a tour guide experienced at giving tours specifically geared towards kids, who would really know how to hold the kids' attention, and Luke really delivered. He is a real New Yorker, born and bred in the city, and he was an excellent tour guide. We had around 220 participants, with Luke transmitting to us live, on the ground, taking us from Times Square to Bryant Park to Grand Central Station. He shared loads of interesting information and there wasn't one question that he wasn't able to answer. He seems to knows anything and everything about NYC, and he did a great job of keeping the kids engaged the whole time. Leading up to the tour, he and Amber were super-responsive via email, answering my many questions, and coordinating all the logistics with them was a breeze. Highly recommend!
Written March 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jbird1011
Littleton, CO47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Ive been to NYC half a dozen times without doing a tour, My daughter and I traveled to the city this past week and after spending the day with Luke I learned and saw more of the city than all the trips I done combined. Luke is a great guy, good energy, and really fun to hang out with. He grew up running all around the city and knows so much about everything it was a great start to our trip and well worth the cost.
Written April 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jeremy B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I cannot speak enough to this company, and our amazing tour guide! Trey gave us our best day in NYC! He was funny, laid back, informative, and made the day feel like we were going around the city with one of our friends as opposed to a tour guide we didn't know that well. I recommend everyone use this service, without it, we would have missed so many interesting details about the city. I recommend asking for Trey!
Written October 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Emma Harvey
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
We had the most amazing time in The Big Apple and Fabrice (our guide) was really good - taking us on the ‘Christmas Holiday Train’ and showing us all things Christmas. His knowledge of the city was second to none and he gave us some really useful tips and showed us how to get sub-way tickets.

I’d have no hesitation in recommending this walking tour. It made our trip as we saw things we would have otherwise missed.

It was easy to book and all communication was clear and precise. A truly wonderful experience from start to finish.
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mlynn
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Real New York Tours is great! We used them on our first full day in the city. I booked the tour a few weeks prior to our visit and corresponded with Amber several times. Her responses were always prompt (within 24 hours) and she was always thoughtful and professional in answering my questions. The tour was an excellent start to our four-day New York visit. Trey was a wonderful guide, providing us with a 6-hour walking tour of the city, which included not only the sites we expected to see, but many historical facts and interesting stories about buildings, neighborhoods and people (many of whom were famous). Trey met us at our hotel near Times Square and we walked and rode the subway to lower Manhattan, ending our day in Central Park. He made sure that we were always comfortable during the walk. We stopped for water and bathroom breaks several times throughout the day. …and the pizza we ate for lunch was so good! Trey was kind, fun, courteous, helped us to understand the subway system, and couldn’t have been more a perfect guide for our small group. It was evident that he enjoys his job and loves his city. After Trey left us, my niece said that she was going to miss having our new friend around. We all agreed. This was our first trip to New York and we highly recommend Real New York Tours.
Written July 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Erica G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I booked Real New York Tours for my teams offsite in Sept 2022, which included around 35 people. Luke and the team did a great job helping me curate a personalized tour and their communication was outstanding. If you are traveling to NY any time soon, Real NY Tours is a 10/10 :)
Written November 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BBoyDTF
Crandall, TX389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
This was our 3rd tour w/ Real New York Tours! And if we are able to go back to NYC, it won’t be our last!

We were in town to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday, so we met up with owner Luke Miller for a private tour w/ just the two of us.

Luke tailored our tour to our requests to see some of the East Village, as well as the Lower East Side. We had seen many other places on previous tours and visits, but had not ventured down in this area. Luke knew the area well as it was part of his old stomping grounds.

Luke met us outside our hotel in SoHo right on time. He hugged us both as if we were his brother and sister, and for the next few hours we embarked on a journey of history, pop culture, major headlines of NYC happenings including mob hangouts, murder sites in the lower floor of a clothing store, a real Chinatown grocery store, Thompson’s Square Park riots of the 80’s, where to get the best foot massage, Eliza Hamilton’s brownstone after husband Alexander was killed in a duel, community gardens, defunct concert halls, famous brownstones, heard of a crazy story of a man who has a pet chicken in the area, & famous hall where Abraham Lincoln made a big speech just before running for president & then walked around the corner to McSorley’s Ale House to have a beer, and we saw what was once a very shady and dangerous neighborhood called Alphabet City! We only saw 1-2 ”touristy” spots as we weren’t there for those. We wanted to see real NYC and Luke did just that. He was fantastic and we were thrilled to finally get to tour with him.

Real New York Tours has many options for group and private tours to fit any budget and walking stamina. I highly recommend you take a tour with them on your first day in NYC so you can make best use of the remainder of your stay. Their tour guides will help you navigate Manhattan, the subway system, and so much more!

Luke, thank you for sharing this afternoon with us and celebrating my wife’s 50th! You are a blessing and a real treasure for your city and all who come your way. Your tour was the highlight of our trip!

Take a tour with this company to see real NYC. You won’t regret it and it will be the best money and time you spend on your trip!
Written July 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Simon
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We just wanted to express our gratitude to Luke for making our trip to New York so special.
We chose the 6 hour private walking tour of Manhattan as we were really keen to get to know the city before spending a few days exploring on our own. We felt so privileged to benefit from Luke’s knowledge and experience. His passion for his home was clearly evident and gave us a real insight to the city. All the extra help i.e. how to use the subway, where to find the best food, how to navigate was invaluable. We only wish he could have joined us for the rest of the trip!
Written March 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here on Trip Advisor. Means the world to me and my family. It brings us so much joy to know that you we were able to impact your trip in such a positive way. Please stay in touch and hope we see you down the road again, Luke
Written March 7, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kathleen K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We are a German company located in Paderborn and booked the New York Christmas Tour as part of our digital Christmas Party (around 50 people). And what shall I say? It was a real highlight. Luke made us feel like we were really in New York and not only watching from a screen thousands of miles away. The stories he tells are interesting and funny and are visualized by additional photos he shares over the screen. Moreover, he wanted us to ask questions via chat and immediately responds to them. We got only positive feedback from our colleagues. Also, the communication before and after the event war really nice and fast. Keep it up!
Written January 4, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 5,516

Real New York Tours - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All New York City HotelsNew York City Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in New York City
All things to do in New York City
Day Trips in New York City
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars