NYC is a big city and sometimes it can be hard to know how to tour it in the best way. We’ve put together a list of different tours that will let you see the best of the Big Apple by foot! Whether you’re looking for unique eateries, shopping, touring with your private photographer or beer-tasting, even a close up look at Wall Street, you will find something that will help you get a little extra out of your NYC vacation!

Brooklyn Pizza Tour

The original Brooklyn Pizza tour will take you to Grimaldi’s in Dumbo for their famous Neapolitan-style pizza and L&B Spumoni Gardens for a delicious Sicilian-style pizza. The best part (except the incredible pizza of course) is that you will get to skip the line. And while skipping the line might not sound like a big deal in most places around the world, here in NYC it’s a true perk considering some places have hour-long lines for food. If this tour sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve seen it on The Today Show, The Food Network and The Travel Channel!Brooklyn PIzza Tour - best of the Big Apple by foot

You will also be taken to the Brooklyn Waterfront in Dumbo that has a spectacular Manhattan skyline view and provides for the best spot to snap pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge. A stroll on the Coney Island Boardwalk is also included in the tour where your guide will take you to famous Brooklyn movie locations like Saturday Night Fever, Goodfellas, the French Connection and many more!

The Instagram Walking Tour

What better way to tour NYC than with a personal photographer? During this private tour, you will explore the city with an experienced guide while a photographer will capture all the special moments!Instagram walking tour - best of the Big Apple by foot The tour will take you through historical NYC neighborhoods and iconic sites.

These tours are perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends. The options include the Best of NYC tour, SoHo & Brooklyn tour, Central Park tour and the honeymoon, proposal and wedding tour.

Secret Food Tour

Experience some of the most unique food items in the Big Apple! The tours include 6 different tastings combined with great knowledge from passionate and experienced New York guides. You will gain great information about the food, history, architecture, and culture.

secret food tour - best of the Big Apple by footThe food tour starts by letting you in on the biggest secret: how New Yorkers find the best bagels. The tour will give you a guide on how you can find them as well, of course, followed by a bagel tasting. The second tasting consists of a unique spaghetti and meatball dish made in a way you have never seen before. It wouldn’t be a complete food tour if it didn’t include pizza – so stop number 3 is a classic New York pizza slice.

The tour will then move on to desserts where you will experience gourmet doughnuts and cupcakes. The last stop consists of a mysterious secret dish.

The Wall Street Experience

These tours, licensed by New York City, provide an exclusive and unique experience of Wall Street. The Financial District is one of the oldest areas in the city and occupies an important significance in American history. the wall street experience - best of the Big Apple by footThe first groups of Dutch settled down here, also this is the area where the Stock Market is located.

During the tour you will learn about 400 years of history, see where the billion dollar high-powered meetings are held and the fate of our economy is determined.

You will also see where some of the biggest US financial institutions were built by immigrants while discovering the unique architecture in this area.

Brewery and Beer-tasting tour in Brooklyn

Did you know that NYC is home to 24 different breweries? So if you are looking for an out of the ordinary activity that doesn’t include the Empire State building this might be the one for you.

brewery and beer tasting tour brooklyn If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that history and alcohol go very well hand-in-hand, and if you are a new reader you can find more info about this popular topic here (Historical Bar Crawl). This tour will not only take you on exclusive brewery tours and beer tasting, but you will also gain knowledge about the beer industry in Brooklyn from their very knowledgeable guides.

But what is beer without pizza? Luckily this tour also includes a pizza-lunch in Williamsburg between the beer-tasting (no it doesn’t get any better than this). When the tour ends you will be provided with a complimentary brewery map in case you want to continue the fun and explore a couple more breweries.

The Ultimate Shopping Tour

Came to NYC to fill your closet? You’ve come to the right place! This city is a real shopping paradise and these tours deliver exciting perks that are not available to independent visitors. Join one of them to gain special access to wholesale designer showrooms, exclusive store discounts (by this point the ultimate shopping tour - best of the Big Apple by footyou’ve probably already stopped reading and are signing up, right?) and rare opportunities to meet designers.

You will also be introduced to new stores and brand and your guide will let you in on the best well-kept shopping secrets.

Discover the Big Apple History 

Since 1991, these tours will take you to some of New York’s ethnic and historical neighborhoods. You will experience a comprehensive and thought-provoking walk that will teach you a lot about this city’s origin. Some of their tours include a walk thbig apple history tour - best of the Big Apple by footrough historical Harlem, the art, sex and rock and roll tour, Chelsea and the Highline tour and many more.

Their guides are full-time graduate students that are researching and writing doctoral dissertations in history.

Food Culture Tour

This company will take you on tours through NYC’s most food and culture friendly neighborhoods that will give you an unforgettable experience! food culture tour  - best of the Big Apple by foot Each tour includes food tastings from local restaurants and specialty ethnic eateries. This together with a glimpse of the NYC life. You will experience culture, architecture, and entertainment because this is so much more than just a food tour! Some of their most popular tours include the Chinatown gourmet tour, the Greenwich village tour that includes mom and pop specialty food eateries, and the Little Italy’s secret food tour.

Tours by Levys

tours by levi - best of the Big Apple by footWho are the Levys? They provide step-on group, student and private tours around NYC!  Their unique tours are conducted by expertly trained quality guides and feature custom-designed tour itineraries. They are knowledgeable and passionate New Yorkers who are proud to share colorful stories about the city’s culture, diversity, energy, and strength. They are the 4th generation of the father-son team and as NYC’s first family of tour guides, their information goes well beyond the surface as they instead share personal and professional information. Some of their most popular and unique tours include the graffiti, gangster, and gangs of the five points tours.



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