"Best Place To Take Out Of Town Guests" - The Village Voice, 2014
"Great way to experience the city" - TripAdvisor Review, May 2016
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Brooklyn Bridge and Heights – In Person Tour
A walking tour across the Brooklyn Bridge and into the city's first landmark district.
Chelsea & The High Line – In Person Tour
Explore the history & architecture of Chelsea with a walk along the High Line.
Historic Harlem – In Person Tour
Emphasizing the Harlem Renaissance, this guided walking tour looks at the history, architecture & people of this remarkable neighborhood.
Original Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour – In Person Tour
This tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East Side with food sampling from local shops & markets!
Now offering Rover Tours in the Hudson Valley!
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.
Our educator and graduate student guides lead the most comprehensive and thought-provoking tours available. Take one today!
Cost $30 $15 for virtual tours Lower pricing for students and seniors
Each tour is deeply researched and based on factual information.
As varied as the city we serve, we offer over 30 tours, in 20 different NYC neighborhoods.
History grad students, certified by NYC, you can’t get any better than that.
“Astoundingly informative tours”Time Out New York Guidebook
“Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests”The Village Voice
“Great way to experience the city”800+ 5-Star Reviews
Field Trips We specialize in unique out-of-the-classroom excursions. We can assist in integrating our tours into an academic curriculum.
Private Tours Our walking tours are great for families, team building, special events, and entertaining clients.Email us or call (212) 439-1090 to arrange.
Gift Certificates All tours are available for Gift Certificates. Give multiple tickets and deliver by email. The perfect last minute gift they won’t forget!
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