Historical & heritage tours in New York City

THE 10 BEST New York City Historical & Heritage Tours

Historical & Heritage Tours in New York City

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50 minutes
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$24.00
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6+ hours
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$129.00
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3 hours
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4 hours
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$69.00
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6 hours
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$79.00
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4 hours
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$190.00
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2 hours
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$150.00
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3 hours
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$62.00
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2–3 hours
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$115.54
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3 hours
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$39.00
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2 hours
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$98.00
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2–3 hours
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50 minutes
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  • Kathryn F
    4 contributions
    We had a tour with Jim, who had a great passion for the tour, it was enjoyable to be on, the whole experience was so very well presented, it is a lovely tribute to all those who lost their lives and who still live with the attacks in their lives.
    Written December 8, 2022
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  • Christine S
    1 contribution
    To find the e tickets was hard but the guy at the boat helped me and the rest of the trip was great.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Maria P
    1 contribution
    This was a great experience of New York, walking though the city, taking the subway and getting on the ferry we were really able to immerse ourselves in the experience.
    Gary Dennis our tour guide was amazing!! He was very knowledgeable and experienced. We cannot recommend him enough!!
    Written December 7, 2022
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  • Adventurer660036
    1 contribution
    The tour guide was very knowledgeable. I loved his stories, even my kids liked it. Worth every penny.
    Written December 9, 2022
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  • Sharon S
    1 contribution
    Mike was me and my moms guide on the tripe to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island. He was very energetic and formative throughout the whole trip. It was a great time thanks to him! 10/10 recommend anyone to take a guide with Mike!
    Written December 8, 2022
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  • Daniel W
    3 contributions
    Alexis was organized, informative and humorous. We’ve been through Grand Central many times but learned a lot in this tour.
    Written December 9, 2022
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  • Stacey H
    2 contributions
    Tour with Rob! Great energy, really informative, good sense of humor. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learning about the history. Would definitely recommend it.
    Written December 9, 2022
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  • KJP
    1 contribution
    The culture tour really well complemented our NYC experience. Jorge was superb! His funny and insightful comments made the experience much richer.
    Written December 8, 2022
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  • Donnalovednewyork
    Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
    This company are the best they fully refunded my money a few yrs ago when we couldn’t come because of Covid no worries
    When we rebooked now everything was perfect our tour guide Steve went beyond the call of duty to give us as much info as possible the tour was worthwhile
    My 16 yr old daughter left her purse on the bus
    It was returned the next day at a meeting point
    Trustworthy caring company highly recommended
    Thank you from Donna and family Australian trio
    Written December 5, 2022
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  • Gattociccione
    6 contributions
    Lovely walking around with Allie (Barbara Streisand), tasting and discovering something special: the real street-food history and taste. Bravo!
    Written December 8, 2022
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  • Manicrose
    Bourne, UK1,090 contributions
    We did the Washington day trip from New York. Overall the tour was very well run. It's a 4 hour bus ride from New York to Washington with one brief (15-20 minute) stop about half way at a motorway services.

    We got to see all the big landmarks - Arlington National Cemetry (including JFK's grave, the National Mall (including Lincoln Memorial and Washington Momument), Senate and the White House. Also included just over an hour at the museum of Natural History. This was the one part I didn't like as was not interested in it. Surely they could have found something more appropriate to the tour (such as something related to their political history) or just spent a bit longer at each site? Seemed this was only included as it is a free museum.

    The tour guide was very good and provided appropriate commentary and made sure everyone kept to schedule.
    Written September 17, 2022
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  • Kerry S
    Weston super Mare, UK6 contributions
    Great tour of things I’d seen on documentaries over the years and knew a bit about was good to actually visit the sites where certain things happened.
    Pierre was informative and great company for the 2 hour tour.
    Written December 6, 2022
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  • Rlg72
    Spokane, WA6 contributions
    Claire was wonderful. She took the time to explain everything to us. She went at our pace. She even took the time to look up my Dads immigration records. I highly recommend the private tour. The only way to go !!
    Written December 6, 2022
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  • Nikita C
    1 contribution
    Alicia and Jose were a great team. The driving was smooth and we made some efficient stops with great quality information. We will definitely recommend this tour. Thank you for a great day!
    Written October 26, 2022
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  • Roberta B
    Averill Park, NY1 contribution
    Our group of 4 adults thoroughly enjoyed the guided bike tour of Centra Park. As a Brooklyn born New Yorker who frequented the City until I was in my late teens/early twenties, other than riding thru the park or jogging around the pond, I never stopped to see the wonderful historic beautiful sites. Antoine, our guide was excellent. He was full of park trivia and made sure the group stayed together. He even watched our bikes at each stop so we could site see. The biking is pretty easy, just have to be careful of the joggers and horse carriages on the west side. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who can ride a bike and wants to explore the natural beauty of the park.
    Written November 27, 2022
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