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Half a Day In New York, Your Way

New York

3 reviews
4 hours | from $80.00 pp
Ditch the guidebook and get ready to see the real New York! Explore the city as you would if you were staying with a friend who lived there and in just half a day you’ll discover NY like a local as you visit famous attractions and discover hidden gems. See the city’s highlights or discover an off the beaten path neighbourhood, get oriented and immerse yourself in the city’s food culture with a local by your side to navigate on your personalised adventure in New York.
4 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a like-minded Local Host to explore a neighbourhood of your choice or to visit the most famous sights, discovering hidden local gems nearby so you can see the city through the eyes of the locals.Read more +


Immerse yourself in a local neighbourhood, discovering unique places that match your interests or visit the most famous districts to and famous sights, wandering along iconic streets and getting a taste of local life.

As well as visiting the places you most want to see, stop by local spots and places of interest along the way to get an authentic insight into local life in New York. 

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 the city that you will love and revealing other hidden gems that they know you’ll love. 


 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 and 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 you will see the main attractions in the area, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things, and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. 


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 4 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

* Spend half a day with a local who will create an experience that's fully customised to your interests and what you'd most like to see 
* See New York’s iconic attractions as well as a few off the beaten path spots 
* Discover the highlights of the area or neighbourhood that you explore through the eyes of a local 
* See the real NY that you wouldn't find in a guidebook
* Get tips and tricks from your local and ask any questions you have about exploring the city

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


Janine M

Half a Day In New York, Your Way | New York

Review by: Janine M
March 2019

A guided tour in NYC you need to book

We had a great time with our host Greg (and the photographer Marco). Greg was so kind and gave us so many recommendations (not only for Greenich Village where the tour took place). We visited nice places where we surely wouldn't have entered w/o Greg as we wouldn't have known that we could have fine food there. Greg asked and listened on what we would like to eat or not. It was a complete costomized tour for us. The tour was not only about food. We talked a lot and got to know also historical and cultural topics of the area. Also the contact with other employees from CityUnscripted was so kind and lovely. We totally recommend from the heart booking a guided tour at CityUnscripted! Was so far our best guided tour. Absolutaly worth it!

Margaret H

Half a Day In New York, Your Way | New York

Review by: Margaret H
June 2018

Two 1/2 days walking around New York

Ross was generous with his time, had a good knowledge of New York, was flexible around our long list of sights to see and provided us with knowledge of the Subway system which we really appreciated. I would recommend City Unscripted to friends and family when looking for a walking tour of New York. This tour was good value for money spent.

Andy H

Half a Day In New York, Your Way | New York

Review by: Andy H
December 2016

Great time in NYC - November 2016

We had a great time exploring NYC with Gabby in November 2016. A really fun, knowledgeable and professional local. 4 hours around Chelsea / High Line / Meat Packing District was really excellent. I would certainly book Gabby again. An experienced that really was fun.