Kickstart Your Trip to New York

Hailing yellow cabs, avoiding the Empire State queue and skipping tourist traps.

  • (1 review)
  • Private &
    personalized
  • 3 hours
  •  From $62.50 USD per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

Whether it's your first time in the city that never sleeps or you’re a return visitor whose in-built New York gps is a little rusty, you’ll join one of our hosts to get your trip off to a great start! You’ll choose a neighbourhood to explore, then you’re off. Learn how to navigate the tangle of lines on the subway, or how to hail a yellow cab like a local - whichever is more your style. Get the low-down on great places to eat, drink and hang out (things pop up here so fast, only a local could keep up) and ask any of the 101 questions we know you’re got about exploring the city. Whether you’d like some advice on how to see the iconic sights like the Empire State without having to waste your day in a nightmare-ish queue, or tip offs on some great restaurants near Times Square (they do exist, it’s not all tourist traps), our host has got you covered. Just show up, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Our Picks

  • Choose your pace - a casual stroll or grand tour of the inner city of NYC and its surrounds, asking as many questions as you’d like along the way

  • Visit some of New York’s iconic spots, neighborhoods, and high rises as you map out the city

  • Take the experience at whatever pace suits you - a leisurely stroll or squeezing in as much as possible

  • Get a taste of New York through an inspiring lens and acquaint yourself with the briefest of histories, some general city info, how to get around and where (and when!) you should visit

  • Your host will reveal recommendations for things to do during the rest of your trip, and feel free to ask anything you’d love the inside scoop on!

Good to know

What’s included
  • Meet your host at a location of your choosing- within a reasonable distance.
  • A private and personalised experience
  • 3 hours with your host
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost.)
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



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This experience’s reviews

NEW YORK, KICKSTART YOUR TRIP TO NEW YORKDenise

5 average | 4 reviews

May 2018

Three Thumbs Up for Denise!

I couldn't have asked for a better guide than Denise. Ahead of my trip to the Big Apple, I had told Denise briefly about my interests and I just want to say that she exceeded my expectations! Testament of that? Well, we extended our tour by three additional hours! Denise brought me to shops that I wouldn't have noticed if I had walked around on my own. Best of all, I scored some really fantastic buys in the process. Denise is warm, funny and the conversation never stopped flowing. I would definitely call upon her again if need be when I am next in NYC. Thanks, Denise!

Review by Lydia T

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