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
Central Park
Greenwich Village
Washington Square Park
Little Italy
Wall Street
World Trade Center site
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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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