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Big Onion Walking Tours

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Since 1991, Big Onion has been leading informative, award-winning, and innovative walking tours of New York's historic districts and ethnic neighborhoods. All tours are lead by PhD candidates in American history or a related field. Big Onion has...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
476 13th St, New York City, NY 11215-5207
+1 212-439-1090
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All reviews multi ethnic eating tour lower east side ethnic food phd student gramercy park historic harlem brooklyn bridge pickled pineapple new york five points two hours bialys union square history tour subject matter cannoli great walking tour
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked about with Alice today for about two hours. One of the most informative tours we have had... Alice had a vast array of knowledge on just about everything you could want to know about the Village! A delightful outpouring of fun facts both historical...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dave R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took the Greenwich Village tour as a little divergence from the usual tourist and shopping activities I enjoy. I was on my own so it was great to have some company wandering around the city. The tour guide was very friendly and provided lively...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HolaBean
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked Central Park with Jordan on a very cold Sunday morning. What a fabulous way to spend two hours, especially as there were just myself and my husband. Jordan was excellent and the walk was great, very informative and interesting. We recognised so many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FrequentFlier605736
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took our first tour with Big Onion Walking Tours earlier this month. Very impressed with our guide, Caroline, who showed us around Lower Manhattan. Caroline provided a great deal of information, and paced the walking well. Our group was a perfect size...eight adults. Looking forward...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travel50StatesUSA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the most scenic area of Brooklyn but lots of history and ends with some really good whiskey. We have done several Big Onion tours and wanted to learn more about Brooklyn. Katie did a nice job of enthusiastically telling us about the industrial past...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ScottEmmaLee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the walking tour of Harlem with guide, Oliver. Very informative and fun. Although I'm a native New Yorker (from the Bronx!), there is always so much more to appreciate about our city. We learned about the personalities and the social factors that created...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the tour on November 10. Really appreciated the knowledge of our guide Salonee. Knew very little about the borough prior to the tour and bought a book Salonee recommended afterwards. Great way to explore an area off the usual tourist route.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trek40756062490
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a fun tour! We loved our tour guide, a graduate student doing research on Jewish immigrants. She was a wealth of information, very warm and friendly and the group bonded over the immigrant experience and fun food. We explored places that we would never...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank robinlitwalk
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We had a great tour guide, who really knew this area! And the food tastes on this tour were generous, and delicious! We loved the Malaysian Beef Jerky (not at all like traditional beef jerky - thankfully!), the fresh bialy, pickled pineapple from the Pickle...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny S
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Fantastic experience of a walking tour in NYC. Alice, our guide was engaging, fun enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, as well as friendly and approachable for any questions. I wish I had more time in New York to take more Big Onion tours - maybe on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 13, 2018|
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Response from bigonion | Property representative |
Thanks for your note. We walk between stops but do stop when addressing tour participants. Can not guarantee places to sit however. All walks run two hours and we cover roughly two miles in that time. Also, as noted... More
October 15, 2015|
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Response from bigonion | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out to us via TripAdvisor. We do recommend advance reservations, but the only tours that require them are the Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour and the America’s Museum Tour. Reservations can be made via the... More
April 1, 2015|
Response from bigonion | Property representative |
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