Explore the Metropolitan Museum with a Big Onion art historian!
Stroll through one of New York’s most picturesque and historic neighborhoods.
This tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East Side with food sampling from local shops & markets!
A walking tour emphasizing the Harlem Renaissance, exploring the history of Harlem to celebrate Black History Month.
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 & graduate student guides lead tours that are the finest, most comprehensive, and thought-provoking walks available. Take a tour today and see why our patrons keep coming back for more!
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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