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“great way to start your time in NYC”

Context New York Tours
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Private Walking Tour of New York City Architecture
Ranked #208 of 641 Tours in New York City
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Owner description: Context organizes scholar-led walking tours of New York City focused on the history, architecture, cuisine, culture, and art of the city. Groups are limited to six people in order to create a dynamic learning environment. With a network of historians, archaeologists, architects, and art historians, Context focuses on thematic walks that uncover New York City for the curious traveler.
Reviewed 13 January 2012

My teenage son and I did the Architecture of New York walk which takes you along most of 42 St. Apart from giving us very interesting architectural facts Matico also put everything into a social and historical context which made the rest of our time in NYC so much more interesting. Next time we'll be sure to do some of the other walks!

Thank Mark R
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paul_bennett_123, Owner at Context New York Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2012

Hi Eurorhino,

Few people think to do this walk as an introduction to the city, but we agree with your perspective. The Highline gives us a great lens to dig into the history and built environment of the city, which pays dividends farther along as you point out. Glad you liked it.

We hope to see you again.

Best, Context

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Reviewed 28 December 2011

We had a fabulous tour of the Meatpacking District with Context. They gave us the very reasonable group rate -- although there was only 3 of us. The women who gave the tour had an architectural background -- which provided extra context and enthusiasm for our tour. We also went on the fairly new elevated park -- and was shown great historical pictures when it was used by trains. This was our first domestic walking tour with Context and we all thought it was great . Although I grew up in NYC, I had never been in this area before.
This was our 3rd walking tour with Context -- there Guides knowledge is always deep and relevant and we have never been disappointed.

Thank fracto
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paul_bennett_123, Owner at Context New York Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2012

Dear Fracto,

Thanks for sharing. We're glad that you enjoyed your walk of the High Line and Meatpacking District. This is one of our newer walks, and so it's quite valuable to get your feedback. And from a native New Yorker no less!

Thanks for giving us a try in New York City. We hope to cross paths on your next trip.

Best, Context

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Reviewed 11 November 2011

This is the second year we have used the excellent services of Context Travel NY. For the four of us (two couples, 55-65 years old, experienced travelers) we have been highly impressed with the level of professional competance, social skills and subject knowledge of the docents. They come "fully loaded" to make the best experience possible touring the selected venues, tailoring the tour to tour specific interests and expectations or just doing a bang up job in the cases where we were "blank slates".
This year we toured the Morgan Library and the SOHO districts. These were two very different experiences, but both were excellent in their own way, similar to our experiences last year at the Met and Frick museums.
Without a doubt we will reserve our docents for next year's trip to NYC.

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

This is my first time writing a Trip Advisor review although we check this site often before booking restaurants and hotels. My husband and I engaged in the 3-hour walking tour of Central Park this past Saturday. Our guide, Matico, a Ph.D. architectural history student at NYU's Institue of Fine Arts, was a delight. He was extremely knowledgeable not only about the landscape and architecture, but also about the politics and social consequences of the Park. The time flew by and we were entertained and educated in terrific fashion. We will definitely seek out more Context Travel tours of NYC in the future.

1  Thank GerryKStamford_CT
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

Long overdue praise for Context and our tour! Jennifer was an extremely knowledgeable and personable docent. She was flexible and seemed to know exactly what interested us most. Loved the food!!! We would happily book another tour and recommend your company!!

1  Thank DWs2011
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