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Real New York Tours

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Address: New York City, NY
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The Original NYC Walking & Subway Tour

Celebrating our 10th Year!

Lets...

The Original NYC Walking & Subway Tour

Celebrating our 10th Year!

Lets face it, New York tours are only as good as their tour guides. Real New York Tours gives people the opportunity to see the city through the eyes of real New Yorkers. Real New York Tours explores the history, the cracks and crevices, the side streets, and culture of real New York neighborhoods. We’ll ride the New York subway, pound the pavement, and meet the people who have become the fabric of this great city. Together we will feel the electricity that drives everyday New Yorkers. This is real New York!

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Perfect introduction to NYC

With only 3 days on our first time to New York, we were looking for the best way to see the city. When booking we thought a 6 hour private tour might be too long but it went by so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ben C
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With only 3 days on our first time to New York, we were looking for the best way to see the city. When booking we thought a 6 hour private tour might be too long but it went by so quickly and was the right length. Greg B was really passionate and quickly tapped into what places would be good... More 

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Newcastle UK
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did the Dozen Apples tour in 2010 with my daughter after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and absolutely loved it. So when I was planning another trip to NY with a friend this was first on my list to book. It certainly lived up to my memories of the first tour and it was nice to have the... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us again, Sheila!! Our goal is exactly that: to show guests the city we love in a relaxed way that makes them feel like they got to spend a day with close friend (who just happens to know a ton about the city - haha!). So glad you had fun with Nathan - I will be sure... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Three of us had a 6-hour private tour on April 10, 2017 with Lawrence. Two in the group were from California. I, the third person in the group, was born in Manhattan and have lived in Manhattan off and on for years. I decided to 'play' tourist and see what I didn't know and could learn. Lawrence was an encyclopedia... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Hey Mark! Thank you for sharing your experience! Lawrence is an awesome guide and person - so glad you had fun together. Hope to see you again soon for more exploring, take care! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I highly recommend this tour. My friend and I had a fantastic time. A great introduction to the city!

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Heidi!! Join us anytime - there's tons to see!! More 

Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful tour!!!! We took the Dozen Apples Tour earlier this week. We were a little apprehensive about walking long distances, but were able to keep up with the group and thoroughly enjoyed the tour! A fun day visiting more sites than we would have seen on our own. Tre was our tour guide, and he was perfection!!! Loved everything about... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for sticking with us!! I know we really cover a lot of ground but it sounds like you had a great time! Remind me to tell you about my favorite foot massage parlor in Chinatown the next time you visit NYC. It's perfect for after a long day of touring! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lawrence was our guide for 6 hours around New York City. We walked nearly 8 miles, and it was WORTH EVERY STEP! This was a phenomenal experience for us and our high school students. We learned so much about the geography, architecture, and history of the city. Lawrence's love of NYC is obvious and his knowledge seemed boundless. This was... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

AWESOME! Happy to read your review, Summer. Lawrence is such an amazing guide, and friend. We're lucky to have him in our family. Please let us know the next time your group wants to explore NYC! Have a lovely week. More 

Mukilteo, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 6 1/2 hour walking tour with Trey last week. I kept saying throughout the tour that I didn't know how I was going to remember everything that Trey shared about his remarkable city. Trey kept saying "You will remember everything that you are passionate about." Well, I must be passionate about almost everything he said because I... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

Your review is wonderful, thank you! This is exactly what we want to leave each guest with- curiosity and love for a city we love to explore!! I hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is a great way to get your bearings for a first timer in New York. Trey was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable, funny and he made us feel very safe while navigating the streets/ subway. We would recommend this tour as a must to anyone who doesn't mind the walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As our first visit to New York as a family, I wanted to book a tour to orient ourselves with Manhattan at the start of our 3 day weekend. We booked just 2 days before - their tour was full but they opened a second tour on our request (thank you!). We picked the 'Dozen Apples' 6.5hr tour. We had... More 

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Lucas M, Owner at Real New York Tours, responded to this review

That's wonderful to hear! I will pass along your review to Lawrence, I know he'll be pleased to know you had a great time and that he brought the city to life for you. Please let us know the next time you're in town, we'd love to explore some more! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day with Trey on the full day tour, what a fabulous experience! Trey was funny, interesting and knowledgeable. It was the first day of our holiday and was the best way to orientate ourselves to NY. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling here!!

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Chinatown
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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