Awards & Press

Check out some of the nice things people have said about us. We have great reviews from people who have enjoyed the tour, the most nyc tour awards and press and have been written up in a lot of publications. Check it out!



“This was an A plus plus outing. Wildly informative, we were hanging on her every word.”

–TripAdvisor reviewer from New York, NY, May 2018


“This was my first tour with Big Onion and it will certainly not be my last. Thank you Erica and Big Onion Walking Tours!”

–TripAdvisor reviewer from New York, NY, May 2018


“We did the black history tour for MLK day and was pleased with the entire service. Extremely informative, I will take more with this group for sure, I learned so much!”

-Yelp! reviewer from Brooklyn, NY, January 2018


“Chelsea and High Line — fun tour and great guide.”

–TripAdvisor reviewer from Midland, Michigan, April 2016


“Best walking tour ever”

-TripAdvisor reviewer from New York City, New York April 2016


“Great way to experience the city”

-TripAdvisor reviewer from Wexford, Pennsylvania April 2016


“A foodie’s paradise! We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and will be taking another one.”

-Yelp! reviewer from Bellevue, WA December 2015

Awards & Press

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

We made Hall of Fame status by earning five Certificates of Excellence in a row!

– Tripadvisor, 2018


Recognized for Superior Service

– Tripadvisor, 2011-2018


“Astoundingly informative tours”

-Time Out New York Guidebook, 2007


“The granddaddy of New York City walking-tour companies, with a rotating roster of nearly 30 history-based neighborhood tours… The rigorously trained guides, all of them grad students in history, employ a mix of erudition and wit and are comfortable improvising to suit a group’s needs.”

-Travel+Leisure, March 2006


“Seriously well-informed enthusiasts give insight into New York’s many different worlds”

-The Guardian (UK), October 27, 2001


“The most comprehensive and intelligent tours in the city.”

-New York Unlimited: The 1001 Best Things to Do in New York City

Articles & Reviews

  • Outlook Traveller (India)
    – July 2012
  • JetWings International (India)
    – May 2012
  • TU Style Magazine (Italy)
    – February 2012
  • Vogue Italia (Italy)
    – January 2012
  • Time Out New York
    – October 27, 2011
  • “The Best Things To Do This Fall” Irish Times Go Magazine (Ireland)
    – September 2011
  • The New York Daily News
    – September 4, 2011
  • The New York Times
    – August 19, 2011
    – August 18, 2010
  • USA Today
    – April 13 & May 23, 2010
  • Denver Post
    – November 2, 2009
  • South Florida Sun Sentinel
    – November 9, 2008
  • Time Out New York Guidebook
    – 2007