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Context New York Tours

1133 Broadway, New York City, NY
+1 800-691-6036
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed another of the fabulous Context Tours. This time it was the Architecture of New York with the docent, Pengfei Li. Pengfei used photos, anecdotes, visits inside famous lobbies of these buildings, and participants' questions to weave a narrative of the American Dream of...More

Thank Lenore H
Reviewed May 30, 2017

We enjoyed our two-hour walking tour departing from Manhattan, going across the Brooklyn Bridge into the "DUMBO" (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) area of Brooklyn. Bring your comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hats, water, and a good camera. The weather was very cooperative on our...More

Thank John S
Reviewed April 28, 2017

We booked the private walking tour of Brooklyn for our group of 5 people. Our guide, Becky, began the tour in Manhattan, with a brief overview of the development of New York and Brooklyn as cities, and the subsequent linking of the two via ferry...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed April 24, 2017

I loved the architectural walk so much three years ago that I booked it again! Irina was our guide this time, and although we visited many of the same buildings as previously, her perspectives and insights made it seem like a whole new tour! Her...More

Thank mazzy6
Reviewed February 28, 2017

I hate fluffy or vague or stale or scripted tours. If I'm going to pay for a guide, I want someone who knows--AND LOVES--the subject matter. Context Travel provides expert guides who are both passionate and personable. My sister and I toured the Frick Gallery...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Really wonderful tour at the Met with Ms Monica Valley. If you have young kids and want to give them an educational, captivating, and memorable Museum experience, this is the way to go.

Thank Derick S
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Ben was our docent, and he was terrific. He is working on his PhD in American Revolutionary History and was so knowledgable about the events, people and places of history in lower Manhattan (AKA New Amsterdam). He customized the tour to our wants and provided...More

Thank Crystal K
Reviewed November 29, 2016

We toured southern Manhattan on ""Young, Scrappy, and Hungry - Hamilton and Revolutionary NY" with one other couple. Tour was 2.75 hours and cost was $200 including tip. Our guide ("docent") was a PhD student in history that was well up on his game. Fascinating...More

Thank JoeHouston52
Reviewed September 23, 2016

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...More

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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...More

Thank Amanda H
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
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