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.
Explore how New York City has shaped the American Cultural Landscape.
A tour across the Brooklyn Bridge and into the city's first landmark district.
Emphasizing the Harlem Renaissance, this tour looks at the history, architecture & people of this remarkable neighborhood.
This tour combines the history of the diverse Lower East Side with food sampling from local shops & markets!
“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”590+ 5-Star Reviews
All tours are available for private walks and group bookings. We can accommodate 1 or 500 walkers.
For corporations, walking tours are great for team building, special events, and entertaining clients.
For schools, we can assist in integrating our tours into an academic curriculum.
Please call us at (212) 439-1090 ext 3 or email us for more information or 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! Contact us to purchase a Gift Certificate.
Frequent Walker Card Get 5 Big Onion tours ($125 for adults, $100 for seniors & $75 for students) and the 6th FREE! More information..