Upper East Side: A Clash of Titans

Explore one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in the world as we delve into the personalities, scandals, and institutions that have made it so legendary. Our tour will include a visit inside one of New York’s most significant historic galleries and landmark townhouses. Stops could include: the Park Avenue Armory, the Frick Mansion, and sites associated with Richard Morris Hunt, Alexander Calder, Stanford White, as well as the Morgan, Tiffany, Vanderbilt and Houdini families.
Prepayment Optional Many Big Onion customers prefer to pay in advance. Prepayment also helps us determine group size and appropriate guide numbers.
To preregister and pay for your tour, click the “Book Now” button below. You will receive an e-mail confirmation and receipt once your order has been processed.
We regard a senior one 65+ years and a student anyone enrolled in full-time study. Please bring ID indicating senior status (i.e. age) and/or full-time active enrollment.

Refund Policy: Tour refunds (minus a $1 processing charge per person) are available by request up until 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour. Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the tour or no shows will not be refunded. If Big Onion cancels a walk for any reason a full refund will be provided (please see our rain/inclement weather policy on the FAQ page for more information about tour cancellations). Between mid-May and early September the Upper East Side tour is one of a variety of walks offered as public “twilight” tours. Summer public “twilight” tours are lead Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 5 p.m. We rotate a variety of tours in these time slots. Please see our Schedule page for details for specific dates and times.

Related Tours:

America's Museum
Central Park
Upper West Side

Tour Highlights:

Architecture
History
Uptown

Schedule:

September 6, 1:00 pm
September 19, 1:00 pm
September 29, 1:00 pm
October 11, 2:00 pm
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Meet:

SW corner Lexington Avenue & 68th Street, in front of the large black metal sculpture at Hunter College.

Subway Trains:

6 to 68th Street; F to Lexington Avenue
NYC Subway Map

FAQ:

Tours last approximately two hours. We generally present tours rain or shine.
Check the local weather forecast.
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Cost:

Adults: $20
Students/Seniors/BHS Members: $15

We do not require pre-payment for most public tours. Just show up and join us at the meeting site. Exceptions: Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour requires reservations; America’s Museum Tour requires reservations & advance payment.

Tours Today Wednesday, September 3rd

11:00 Brooklyn Bridge and Heights
2:00 Central Park
Tour Status: All tours running as scheduled.
Group Tours

All tours are available for private walks and group bookings.

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

As Featured In:

"For most of my life, I believed independent travel was the only route to the real unfiltered stuff. I eschewed group experiences like the plague, most of all, anything incorporating the word tour. My mistake. I’ve gained some of my best travel memories from being herded around with a bunch of strangers on a Big Onion Walking Tour."

Peter Jon Lindberg, Travel + Leisure's editor-at-large, January 2009.