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Context New York Tours

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Address: 1133 Broadway, New York City, NY 10010-7903
Phone Number: +1 800-691-6036
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Context organizes scholar-led walking tours of New York City focused on the...

Context organizes scholar-led walking tours of New York City focused on the history, architecture, cuisine, culture, and art of the city. Groups are limited to six people in order to create a dynamic learning environment. With a network of historians, archaeologists, architects, and art historians, Context focuses on thematic walks that uncover New York City for the curious traveler.

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Fantastic visit to the galleries of Chelsea, New York

Just spent the afternoon with Monica of Context tours visiting the gallery district of Chelsea, New York. I can't fault a thing. We were met promptly and just 6 to a group made... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent the afternoon with Monica of Context tours visiting the gallery district of Chelsea, New York. I can't fault a thing. We were met promptly and just 6 to a group made it intimate and easy to move from gallery to gallery. Monica created an interesting itinerary of different galleries from the majors like the Gagosian and Pace with... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

While staycationing in NYC, I booked Context's Architechture of NYC walk with Hansel. What a wonderful way to learn more about my beloved city. Hansel was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, thoughtful & opinionated. We walked and talked and gawked at the beauty, artistry and diversity of this awesome city. GREAT day, FANTASTIC way to explore. Thank you!

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

Took two walks: Architecture of NY and Jackson Heights. They were both amazing: Irina is an Art Historian at Columbia and Pengfei has a PhD on suburban development in New York and Beijing. You really see the city with different eyes, and the fact that the groups are so small provide a framework for conversation and exchange of ideas. Can... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

We had booked the "small group 3 hour architectural walking tour 42nd street". It surpassed all of our expectations. It turned out that the 2 of us were the only ones who had booked this tour, so it actually turned out to be a very private guided walk! Our guide Irina (born and raised in Brooklyn, from Ukrainian origins) was... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Tried to sign up for Brooklyn tour. Had difficulties because of a previously used e-mail address whose password couldn't be reset or recovered. Left a message stating the issue and that I would like to sign up for a tour. Never got a return call. Ended up signing up for the Sunday Brooklyn tour utilizing another e-mail address. On Friday,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

We went on a good walking tour of Brooklyn. Tour started in a coffee shop with some history and some maps and then the walk begun with a decent amount of breaks. We had good weather, but certainly would not do the tour if it was raining.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

This was our first trip to NYC and we're so glad we booked some tours with Context through our local travel agent. We enjoyed "Architecture of New York" with a young man named Daniel. Incredibly knowledgible and entertaining. Covered a lot of ground in 3 hours and saw a lot of buildings we would have missed. We also booked a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Our tour of the High Line and Meatpacking district was great. ‎I've taken many Context tours of historic places in Paris, Rome and Buenos Aires, and this one was a nice change. The docent was really in the know about everything new. Not only the High Line itself but the galleries in Chelsea and the best new eateries. We felt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

From the moment we met Ara outside of MOMA we knew we were in good hands. This was our first Context experience and we were curious to see how it went. I know that they have many tours in many cities and this was a "test drive" of sorts. Ara was not only knowledgeable, he was personable and friendly to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

Our guide Sarah Lohman, led us into the jewish history in new york and their cuisine. I had taken different tours with Context Tours in Europe but this was my first time I took a tour in New York, and I was not disappointed. The tour was amazing, I really enjoyed it. We had a great time visiting different spots... More 

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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