- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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”
Private Tour of Upper Manhattan - 4.5 Hours
Some of New York's richest history resides in Upper Manhattan; The American Revolution, jazz, soul food, the Harlem Rennaissance, and more.