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Must See New York in a Day

New York

5 reviews
8 hours | from $150.00 pp
Discover New York’s highlights and the most famous tourist sights as you explore the city with a local by your side to navigate. Even with only one day to explore, you’ll see the very best of the city and tick NY’s top spots off your bucket list, but your local will show you a few secret local spots along the way too! See the city through the eyes of a local who knows it inside out and can show you a unique side to the main tourist sites that you’d never find in a travel guide - so ditch the guidebook and get ready to discover the real New York!
8 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a Local Host to discover New York’s top attractions and explore its most famous neighbourhoods - all through a local lens of course! Choose which of the city’s top attractions you most want to see like the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and Fifth Avenue, as well as stopping by local markets, hidden gems and seeing off the beaten path neighbourhoods that most visitors miss.Read more +


Stop for lunch a local neighbourhood eatery, or head to a restaurant that serves classic NY dishes that you can’t wait to try; somewhere that suits your preferences, tastes, and budget!

Your local will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other areas of New York that you’ll love and revealing hidden gems along the way.


What To Expect

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. 

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary based on your literary loves, and to agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do. 

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary. 

Although this is a food and drink themed experience, your Local Host will also help you to discover unique shops, inspiring places and independent galleries as well as sharing stories that you won’t find in a guidebook, and make the city unique. 


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience 
* 8 hours with a Local Host 
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost) 


What's Not Included

* Food and drinks
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund. 


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.


Experience Highlights

* Get to know the real New York with a local  
* See the city's most famous sites in one day
* Your local will design a bespoke route for you which takes in the city's highlights 
* Discover the main attractions as well as the hidden gems that are tucked away nearby and avoid the tourist traps 
* Eat delicious local dishes, at places that are loved by locals 
* Get tips and tricks for the rest of your stay 

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free


Jackie T

Must See New York in a Day | New York

Review by: Jackie T
February 2019

New York

Would like to say what a fantastic time we had with Mei she was brilliant. Really felt like we were meeting up with a old friend and the information she gave us was great. Would highly recommend her we even braved the subway the following day on her advice as the quickest way to get around thanks Mei for a wonderful day

Valeria C

Must See New York in a Day | New York

Review by: Valeria C
November 2018

Esperienza interessante e host molto cordiale

8 ore molto piacevoli e super interessanti. Spero di tornare preso e scoprire nuove cose su New York! Grazie Mille alla mia host Paola!!

Mary C

Must See New York in a Day | New York

Review by: Mary C
June 2018

Great host and great day!

I booked a one on one tour of New York. My guide, Denise, was amazing. Not only did she take me to sights that I wanted to see but she also included some things that she thought might interest me. We had a great day with lots of laughs along the way. I would go back to New York in a heart beat and would definetly catch up with Denise again. Thank you City Unscripted for a great guide and a great day!

Melodie & Ed T

Must See New York in a Day | New York

Review by: Melodie & Ed T
March 2018

Best part of our trip!

Greg was a great tour guide, not only does he love his city, he knows it like the back of his hand! He showed us all the different areas of NYC, explained what to do in each area i.e where to eat/drink and what to do there. He also took us away from all the tourist areas and showed us places we would have never gone to on our own which was great - we got the real new yorker experience! Greg provided us with some great facts and history about the city and showed us some of the city’s hidden gems. He is a big foodie likes us so was able to give us lots of recommendations for markets and restaurants which we loved! He also gave us some good tips and apps to download for the subway, restaurants, taxis etc. which were helpful for the rest of our trip. We had a great time with Greg, he is very easy to get along with and clearly has a passion for his city – we would gladly recommend him!