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Free Tours by Foot

New York City, NY, USA
About Free Tours by Foot
Free Tours by Foot is pleased to present name-your-own-price New York walking tours. We cover all of Manhattan, parts of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. We also offer name-your-own-price food, bike and bus tours as well as ghost tours as well as free self-guide tours and audio tours. No upfront costs. You decide what a tour was worth or what you could afford once a tour is over. It's the best money back guarantee in the business.
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flashncrash wrote a review Aug 2020
Berkeley, California696 contributions331 helpful votes
One of the best things to do is take advantage of the many tours that Free Tours by Foot offers. I don't mean one tour, I mean take multiple tours during your stay if you can. In 2018 we took 2 tours and in 2019 we took 4 tours, all in NYC, plus another one in Charleston. Love that they offer so many options in NYC though some are seasonal. You get plenty of information and we really love the Food tours. We don't know how things have changed with Covid but our September 2019 tours were all greatly enjoyed from taking in Central Park, doing a nighttime walk, one of the many food tours and walking over the Brooklyn Bridge to DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights. All of the tour guides have been great, especially the native New Yorkers, and we have tipped them, we think, generously for an enjoyable number of hours. We look forward to taking more tours with them.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Ducky331980 wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
My Mum (who is 70) and I did two tours with Free Tours by Foot. The Ground Zero and Brooklyn Bridge by Night and the Grand Central Station tour. Both were fantastic. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and made the sight seeing experience mean so much more with the context they were able to provide. I would definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Joel S wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York1 contribution
A tour guide makes or breaks the experience and we were lucky to have stumbled into a STAR. Probably one of the best guides we had and we have been with many around the globe. Garret Shore is passionate about the city; his enthusiasm, knowledge, personality and antidotes makes for a memorable and extraordinary tour. We highly recommend him.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Kristina B wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I liked this tour and the guide a lot! Great parts: Lady Altovise makes the tour unique with her smart comments, funny jokes, good knowledge of history and sights, but also her interesting appearance. For example, it was Valentine's Day, so she was entirely dressed up in red. The tour itself covers a lot of spots, and a lot of famous hiphop and jazz names came up in the tour, related to locations. Other comments: the tour did have a few "selling points", advertising spots for food or shopping, but not too much. The way that the guide shared information was interesting and fun, maybe that is why I thought it could have more historic details and stories. Also, all of the tours we did in the USA have restroom and snack breaks that often last for about 30 minutes. So this tour started with such a break, which also included a small library exhibition on African-American history. All in all - it was a great experience, definitely recommended with Lady Altovise! :)
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Date of experience: February 2020
Carolyn R wrote a review Mar 2020
Stafford, United Kingdom7 contributions
Free Tours by Foot are a great way to see the city. We did Chelsea and the High Line with Debbie on a Sunday morning. You learn so much more about a city than you would if you just walked around on your own. Debbie was friendly and informative. I would definitely recommend signing up to this or an alternative tour in New York so that you get a locals view of the city you're visiting
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Date of experience: March 2020
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