City Highlights

Half a Day In New York, Your Way

Times Square, neighbourhood diners and thrift store sifting.

  • (2 reviews)
  • Private &
  • 4 hours
  •  From $80.00 USD per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

You’ll spend a few hours with your new-found friend (aka one of our New York hosts) as they take you around iconic NYC sights and reveal hidden gems that only a New Yorker would be able to show you. Times Square is pretty hard to miss, but there’s more to life than landmarks. We want you to experience the soul of the city too, so by all means, please let us know which iconic spots you’d be interested to stop by, but your host can’t wait to show you a few secret spots along the way too. Wander the different avenues, spot the skyscrapers you might’ve seen in a movie or two and venture into the array of eclectic neighbourhoods. Stop by a diner for a real-life movie experience, or let your host recommend an Italian deli where you can pick up coffee and cannolis, or maybe an artisanal doughnut shop. Just let us know your vibe and if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Our Picks

  • Spend half a day with a host who will create an experience that's fully customized to your interests and what you'd most like to see

  • Fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of New York, getting the best of what the city has to offer in a limited space of time

  • See some of the city’s iconic attractions, as well as some secret spots you wouldn’t find in a guidebook

  • Get a taste of what makes NYC so iconic, with a twist – your stories will be authentic and all your own!

  • Get the scoop from your host on other areas to explore and exciting things to do while visiting The Big Apple

Good to know

What’s included
  • 4-hour experience
  • Private and personalized
  • Walking
What’s not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

Tell us your preferences
and book

See an experience you like and book it. We
will ask a few questions to build the right
experience with you.

Just right for you

We’ll pair you with the right host based on
your personality and interests. Trust us, we
know all our hosts personally.

The fun bit

Spend time in the city with your carefully
selected host. You have an itinerary but it’s
unscripted so it’s up to you and your host
where you go and what you do.

This experience’s reviews


5 average | 1 reviews

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!

Review by Janine M


4.9 average | 7 reviews

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.

Review by Margaret H

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