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NYC in a Day

(Formerly our Big Apple Private Tour) Private Tour of Manhattan

6 Hours Subway and Foot Private Guide Flexible Itinerary

New York City Full Day Tour

Whether you have just one day and want to see as much as possible or you are here for a while and want to get your bearings, our NYC In A Day Tour has got you covered. We'll hit the iconic sites, and the off the beaten path hidden gems and we will do it by subway and foot the way real New Yorkers do it everyday. You will see Times Square, Central Park, Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy, Wall Street, and the World Trade Center site.

Experience Real New York

We will explore not just the iconic sites, but seldom seen hidden gems that most tourists never get to experience.

Real New York Tour Guide

We truly believe our guides are the best in New York. It is their own unique perspective that makes our tours personalized, memorable, fun, and anything but cookie-cutter.

Learn to Navigate the Subway

Our tours offer a local and immersive perspective of NYC. During your tour with us, you will get to know the subway system and feel more comfortable navigating throughout the rest of your visit.

No Microphones, Flags, or Scripts

With the personal and intimate experience we offer, you don't have to worry about looking like a tourist.

Pricing & Details

For groups larger than 12 guests, please contact for pricing.

1 - 4 Guests
6 Hours
5 - 8 Guests
6 Hours
9 - 12 Guests
6 Hours
  • Recommended start time of 10am
  • Your guide can meet you at the concierge desk of your hotel if you are staying in Manhattan
  • Each guest will need 3-4 subway rides on a MetroCard
  • Our tours are done by subway and walking so if you have any serious mobility issues please let us know
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule for any reason, please do so within 48 hours

Times Square with Trey

See it on our NYC in a Day Tour

NYC in a Day Itinerary

Times Square
Learn about the transformation of this area, from the horse and carriage industry to the media and entertainment center of the world. You will see the original New York Times building, ABC Studios, the Winter Garden Theater and much more.
Central Park
Explore the history behind how and why Central Park was built and it’s transformation over the years. Sites include Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain, Bethesda Terrace, Sheep Meadow, the Literary Walk and much more.
Greenwich Village
Explore Greenwich Village’s past of literature, theater, rock & roll and bohemian life. Sites include Washington Square Park, Arthur’s Tavern, Grove Court, Chumley’s, the Friends Building, Cafe Wha?, Minetta Tavern, the Cherry Lane Theater and much more.
Discover 400 years of SoHo’s history, from the early Dutch days to present day. Also known as the “Cast Iron District” Soho has been a farming community, theater and red light district, struggling artist haven and much more.
Little Italy
Discover the rich vibrant history of Mulberry Street and it’s place in Italian immigration to New York City. Sites include Mulberry Street, Mulberry Street Bar, Alleva Cheese Shop, Ferrara’s Bakery and Cafe and more.
Walk the bustling streets of Chinatown and discover the rich culture the Chinese have brought to NYC. Learn about the history of Chinese immigration, the exclusion act, the Tong (gang) wars. Sites include Mott Street markets, Canal Street, Church of The Transfiguration, The CCBA, Pell Street, and the Bloody Angle.
Wall Street
Explore the history of The early Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, The Revolutionary War and The United States first Capital. Sites include The NY Stock Exchange, Federal Hall National Memorial, The Bank of Manhattan Building, Broad Street and more.
World Trade Center site
Explore the new World Trade Center site, the history of the original Twin Towers and the unfortunate events of 9/11. Sites include the Memorial Fountains (Reflective Absence), The Survivor Tree, The Oculus, The Firemen’s Memorial, One World Trade Center (The Freedom Tower), Saint Paul’s Chapel and more.
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“Real New York Tours was recommended to me by a colleague and it did not disappoint. What a great way to gain an understanding of the city and what it might be like to have lived in it. Trey was relaxed and engaging, and the info he shared gave us a great perspective. Myself and others in the group who had been to NYC before learned things we never knew. I would recommend this as a great tour option, especially to do in the first few days of being in NYC.”
helen d
“We completed a unbelievable day with Luke, owner and guide of Real New York tours. I can't say enough good things about our day. The tour is so worth the price it cost. Learned how to navigate the subways as well. It was a perfect first day in NYC and gave us invaluable tips and an overview of the city to explore for the rest of our time visiting. Skip the Big Bus tours and book with Luke, you won't regret it. I would give it 6 stars if I could”
Dave R.

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