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“Awesome experience - so glad we booked.”

Real New York Tours
Ranked #2 of 620 Tours in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Original NYC Walking & Subway Tour Celebrating our 10th Year! Lets face it, New York tours are only as good as their tour guides. Real New York Tours gives people the opportunity to see the city through the eyes of real New Yorkers. Real New York Tours explores the history, the cracks and crevices, the side streets, and culture of real New York neighborhoods. We’ll ride the New York subway, pound the pavement, and meet the people who have become the fabric of this great city. Together we will feel the electricity that drives everyday New Yorkers. This is real New York!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
England
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Awesome experience - so glad we booked.”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We were initially hesitant about booking the tour as the only one available on the day we chose was the six hour tour. However, within 30 minutes of being on the tour we were so happy that we chosen to book. Our tour guide was Trey who was a brilliant guide. The tour is extremely well thought out in making sure that busy spots are quickly followed by quieter ones. That opportunities to take in new information are broken down into comprehensible chunks, that restroom stops and refreshments breaks are timely built into the day. The tour takes you to places where tour buses just couldn't get and you would be highly unlikely to experience doing a tour on your own. Trey made sure that he made time to speak to everyone in our group individually and was easy to talk to. He gave us valuable, time saving information on how to visit other places of interest, e.g. Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Tower and Hell's Kitchen, and the best places to eat or chill out. He even helped us to save a fortune in getting to and from JFK airport rather than shelling out on a taxi, which we found in New York traffic actually takes longer than using public transport. There were only ten of us on the tour and so it was nothing like the tours you often see with the guide holding up an umbrella to keep the group together. We did the tour on our first day in New York and I would recommend that others do it this way. It gave us a springboard to then decide where we wanted to go back and visit again, where we'd like to eat in the evening and an introduction into how to get around this huge city. Trey even gave us all his cell phone number at the end of the tour telling us to text/call him if we needed any further help during our visit. Well worth every penny and next time in New York we will definitely be using this company again.

Visited August 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great tour of the Big Apple for all ages!”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I recenting took my 3 kids (10,12, 16) to NY and to start the vaca off right we did the 3 hour walking tour with Luke ! The tour ended up to be 4.5 hours because this tour company was more concerns about ensuring you saw all the sights then cutting you off at 3 hours. Luke did a continue check on how everyone was feeling and did a get job of engaging the the group along the tour.
I would recommend this tour company for all ages to start off your vacation in NY!
Leslie Vancouver BC

Visited August 2014
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Vancouver
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Book this tour!”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is an awesome tour! We took the full-day, "dozen Apples", tour and LOVED it. Our guide, Trey, was knowledgable and kind. It's a lot of fast walking, so not for someone with medical issues. I am so happy we took this tour...honestly the best way to see Manhattan in a short time period. I would recommend this tour for sure and would take it again. A great value as well.

Visited August 2014
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“A MUST!!!”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I REALLY enjoyed our dozen apples tour with A.B.
He was funny, informative and loves what he does! I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting NYC!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great time! Will do it again!”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

My boyfriend and I spent 3 days in NYC and loved every minute of it! We booked the tour through this site, which was really very easy (just a couple of clicks) and got the email confirmation with a reminder the day of the tour. Fool proof instructions on how to get to the meeting place and then, the fun began.Gregory, our guide, was really friendly, interesting and involved with the group. He took his time to learn about everyone and included everyone in the different places, to make sure we were all having a good time. He was very patient and made sure we were comfortable and took his time to complete the tour, giving us the opportunity to stop to try some of the wonderful products that are to try, as well as allowed for the unavoidable loo visit. He was very amiable and enthusiastic and I think he did transmit to us a bit of his love for the city and it's unique history. I recommend doing this tour and if possible, at the beginning of your stay, since it will give you a better overview of the city and what there is to see. Then you can take your time to visit those restaurants and shops that are really worth trying over and over again!

Visited August 2014
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