About Big Onion Walking Tours

Long before it was dubbed the Big Apple, those who knew New York City called it The Big Onion…

Since 1991, Big Onion Walking Tours has led locals and visitors alike on innovative and exciting tours through New York’s ethnic neighborhoods and historic districts. For more than two decades, Big Onion guides have lead tours that explore the diverse fabric of New York City. Our educator & graduate student guides lead tours that are the finest, most comprehensive, and thought provoking walks available.

Over the years we have won numerous awards, including “Best Walking Tour in New York City” by New York Magazine, “Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests, 2014” by the Village Voice, and “Best Urban Walking Tour in New York” by Forbes.com, and “New York’s most prestigious historical-tour company” by The Rough Guide to New York. We are also very pleased to have received the 2012-2015 “Award of Excellence” from TripAdvisor. See more of what others have said about us on the “Awards, Press & Reviews” page.

Tours Today Saturday, July 30th

10:00 Central Park
11:00 America’s Museum: Art and History of the Metropolitan
12:00 DUMBO and Vinegar Hill
1:00 “Satan’s Seat”: 
New York During Prohibition
6:00 Upper East Side: A Clash of Titans
Tour Status: Saturday July 30, 2 p.m. Prospect Park tour canceled due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Group Tours

All tours are available for private walks and group bookings.

Call (212) 439-1090 ext. 5 or Email us for more information.