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The History Couple: New York Local Tours

33 reviews
New York City, NY, USA
About The History Couple: New York Local Tours
Jonathan and Alex are THE HISTORY COUPLE, and they have been giving tours in New York City since 2014, sharing the stories they love and bringing history to life. Their love story began in NYC in 2012 when they met as actors and fell in love playing opposite one another in William Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It.” Inseparable since then, they have continued to inspire one another to pursue their mutual passion for education and history. They developed THE HISTORY COUPLE and its series of tours out of their passion to make the history of NYC come alive in engaging and entertaining ways. Alex and Jonathan have backgrounds in theater and education, which makes every tour with THE HISTORY COUPLE a thought-provoking, engaging, and fun experience. They love to hear your questions and ideas, which make every tour unique. THE HISTORY COUPLE keeps all tour groups small so that each visitor feels comfortable, at ease, and invited to participate.
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

We loved the New Amsterdam: Birthplace of New York tour we took last June. We ended up being the only two people on the tour. Jonathan was knew everything there was to know about NY. We spend a lot of time with us. We is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

Being Dutch myself, and having a partner who has lived in New York for two years, its Dutch history is not very well represented in the city, so we were curious to do this tour with Jonathan. It became one of our highlights of our...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

My wife and I did the Brooklyn Bridge tour with Jonathan and Alex on a perfect, sunny day in October. But it's just a bridge - right? No! On this amazing tour the Brooklyn Bridge takes on a life of its own. Our enthusiastic guides...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We did the New Amsterdam, the Birthplace of New York walking tour with Jonathan. Our two children ages 13 and 10 thoroughly enjoyed this tour, as did we - he was very knowledgeable, entertaining, and interactive.... would highly recommend this to anyone with an interest...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Alredaan
Reviewed August 18, 2016

My husband and I recently took the Coney Island tour and I really can't say enough wonderful things about these two. Our group included a bunch of teenagers, ready to roll their eyes and hate every minute of the tour they were clearly dragged on,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank vrigsbee
Reviewed August 9, 2016

My husband and I took the tour with our 19 year old son and his girlfriend, our 16 and 13 year old. Alex and Jonathan were both extremely knowledgeable and personable. They shared very interesting facts about Coney Island and work extremely well together. Everyone...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This walking tour of Coney Island was one of the best tours of any kind that I have ever taken. There is so much history behind Coney Island that I was totally unaware of. Jonathan presented all of this information by telling stories of the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Francis195919
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Really interesting mix of Facts,Fun and Fantasy and led by a great team of Alex and Jonathan.The tour gave a great and personal insight into this Historic Place.Beautifully paced and so much to see and experience,Highly recommmended

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank happydays060
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Second tour I've taken with Jonathan (other was New Amsterdam). He's extremely knowledgable about NYC history and puts an entertaining twist on events through his storytelling. At some points, it seems as if he personally knew these historical figures. Looking forward to taking the Coney...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Noah57654
Reviewed June 24, 2016

We did the Coney Island tour, but I"m already signing us up for the "New Amsterdam" tour for our next scheduled trip back to NYC. I lived here for 8 years (don't anymore) but WOW this was all the stuff I love hearing about --...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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