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Big Onion Walking Tours

New York City, NY, USA
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About Big Onion Walking Tours
Big Onion offers both In Person and Virtual Tours! All programs outing are listed on our website and are open to the public. We have an advance schedule of outings and detailed descriptions. Since 1991, Big Onion has been leading informative, award-winning, and innovative walking tours in the historic districts and ethnic neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Manhattan and the City of Hudson (Upstate NY). All tours are lead by PhD candidates in American history or a related field. Big Onion has been called "The Best Walking Tour in New York" by New York Magazine; "Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests" by The Village Voice; and "One of the best urban walking tours in the world" by Forbes. Big Onion is an approved educational vendor for the NYC Department of Education and a Programming Partner with a number of different local institutions. Our In Person tours are presented with limited participants and we adhere to CDC & New York Covid health and safety protocols.
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Chris wrote a review Oct 11
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Anyone from NYC should visit Hudson, NY and hire Big Onion as their tour guide to show them around town with its history. They'll discuss the different time periods of Hudson and its people who make things happen. You will also get to know about the interesting architecture in the city. I recommend that you use Big Onion as your tour guide if you'll be visiting this small and pretty city along the Hudson River. Warren St is of course a place to hang out with its cute shops and restaurants.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Caitlin M wrote a review Sep 2021
New York City, New York23 contributions5 helpful votes
Amazing your! Informative and interesting! Our guide (Justine) was wonderful-fun, engaging and happy to answer all of our questions. I’m a local (live in Brooklyn) and learned a lot. Fun model too (to hire local grad students as guides). I’ll definitely be back for another tour!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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AlexT wrote a review Sep 2021
Lake Zurich, Illinois2 contributions
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Really good experience. Knowledgeable guide, perfect fit for this specific tour. A fun and interesting event. Maybe work in a 5 or 10 min water break/snack recess?
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Date of experience: September 2021
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NewYorkTraveldiva wrote a review Aug 2021
new york6 contributions2 helpful votes
had a great time on the east village big onion tour. I learned so much about history of the east village, our guide was very well versed on the history of the east village. I have done many of the tours and have enjoyed every one of them . the tour guides are all very nice and know the history well of whatever tour they are doing.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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ELAINE B wrote a review Aug 2021
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We did the Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour-it was great. We had a variety of samples while we learned about the history of the ever-changing ethic make up of the Lower East Side. Adam was fun and VERY informative-he even brought graphics to help us visualize the area as it once was. History and food-the perfect combination!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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