New York City is a great city for walking! With level streets, it’s easy walking -- with great views and entertaining sounds all around. Wear comfortable walking shoes because the worldwide traveler reviews tell you NYC has the greatest walking tours in the world: "Historical, cultural and entertaining………..we loved every minute of it". "The ultimate NYC sightseeing experience." "I was surprised that a walking tour was one of my highlights of the visit, up there with a Broadway show and museum visit."
New York City walking tours are guided by knowledgeable licensed NYC professionals who know the ins and outs of navigating the City. "He was perfect...knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and interesting. He represented NY well, amused our teenager, and kept us moving."
Eat, shop, take iconic, scenic photos with a pro! Here are some of our choices for the best NYC Walking tours:
On NYCVP’s award-winning FREEDOM Comprehensive Tour
and Statue of Liberty & Landmarks Tour you’ll conveniently meet your tour guide on Broadway in the theater district of midtown Manhattan. The guide makes it easy for you -- assisting you and escorting you onto the famous NYC subway to Lower Manhattan – for many it’s an unforgettable experience and introductory course on how to use the quick and convenient NYC subway system!
Many NYC walking tours like the new WTC MEMORIAL Tour will include entry into the National 911 Memorial!
Comfortably stroll through the different ethnic neighborhoods of NYC on a Pub Crawl, enjoy a taste of New York on a unique Food Walking Tour, explore fashionable shops with an experienced tour guide, or capture a special moment on a private Photo Walking Tour.
We can even arrange a private NYC walking tour of NYC landmarks just for you – with a local NYC guide who will custom-tailor a tour so you can explore the Big Apple at your own pace.
"Hello - I recently visited NYC along with my mom and sister. Just wanted to let you know we very much enjoyed our tour guide, Hal Glicksman! We were so impressed with his knowledge of the city and appreciated his going the extra mile for us! Thanks again!" Shelly, Suzie and Leanne M. 7/18/12
"Hello New York Vacation Packages,
I had a great time on my tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on 7/12/12. especially enjoyed it because of our tour guide Hal. e was very helpful in telling us about the tour places, but also places for us to visit throughout Manhattan or the other four burroughs. al is a great tour guide and you can tell he loves to share his knowledge. Many thanks to Hal and NYC Vacation Tours. would definitely recommend to anyone I hear of coming to New York in the future to check you guys out.
Very Sincerely," Valarie S. Columbia, SC 7/14/12
I just received an email from my client Amber G. in regards to how her New York City trip was this past week. She wanted me to let you know how WONDERFUL Hal was with the Freedom Comprehensive Tour. She and her family were late arriving for the beginning of the tour and missed the first part with Ground Zero 9-11 Memorial. They were able to meet up with the group for the Statue of Liberty and Hal met them the next day for the portion they missed. I believe this is going above and beyond.
She also gave negative feedback on the Hop-on-Hop-off tour. If you could please pass along both the good and the bad to the appropriate people that would be great. Thanks," Elaine, Louisville KY 7/13/12
"I want to tell you what an amazing guide Hal was for our tour. Our girls were too young to remember 9/11 but he really helped them understand the magnitude of what happened that day and understand the scope of the tragedy. He also did a great job of showing the spirit of NYC as they have rebuilt and move on but never forgetting those lives lost. Thank you so much! Sincerely," Shay H., Winston Salem NC 7/7/12
"We took the WTC Memorial and Lower Manhattan Tour with Michael Dillinger last Saturday (June 23 – 9-12am). He is a well-informed and delightful person and conducts a group tour with grace[ a ]delightful person ...not an easy task. We will definitely try to book another tour with him when we are back in New York. Thanks, Michael" Mary H