With our New York City tours, you can enjoy the benefits of having your own, private guide for the same price that other charge you to be part of a large, public tour.
All tours are led by James or Michelle Nevius, authors of the acclaimed New York City history book Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City and Footprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New Yorkers, which is due out this spring from Lyons Press. (CLICK HERE for more information on our books.)
“Footprints in New York has some of the sharpest, most informative meditations on the history of the city that I have encountered in a long time. If these essays are any indication, a walking tour with James and Michelle Nevius must be a real treat.” -- Edwin G. Burrows, coauthor of Gotham and author of Forgotten Patriots.
The Best of Lower Manhattan (this can also be a tour of Dutch New York or Alexander Hamilton's life)
The Best of Greenwich Village
Immigration and the Lower East Side
Five Points and The Gangs of New York
The Best of Central Park
Historic Brooklyn Heights
Exploring Historic Chinatown
Neighborhoods Reborn: Soho, Nolita and Tribeca
The Art and Architecture of 42nd Street
The Best of the Upper East Side
The Best of the Upper West Side
And two four-hour tours: The Manhattan Sampler
The Skyscrapers of New York
Most tours are two hours long and cost a flat fee of $100 for parties of 1-4 people. (The Skyscraper tour and the Manhattan Sampler are longer and cost more.)
Larger groups are $25 per person. If you have a group of 10 or more people or a student group, discounted rates apply. Most tours can be extended for another hour for an additional fee.
All tours are led by authors and historians Michelle or James Nevius and feature a mix of stops that highlight the history, architecture, and cultural development of the neighborhood. We are both historians who believe that the best way to experience New York City is up close and on foot.
All tours (with the exception of occasional public tours) are given exclusively on a private basis so that you can pick the time and date that best accommodates your schedule. Most tours cover between a mile-a-half and two-and-a-half miles in approximately two hours. Two-hour private tours cost a flat fee of $100 for groups of 1, 2, or 3 people; it is $25 per person if your party is four or more people. Discounts are available for student groups and parties of more than 10 people. (Three- and four-hour tours cost more; please see the individual tour descriptions.)
To contact us about booking a tour please fill out our online booking form or call (toll-free) 1-877-572-9719 (or in NYC: 212-666-2903)