Big Onion Virtual Adventures

Explore New York's history through live virtual tours

We are pleased to offer a selection of our walking tours as virtual experiences. Our educator-guides will lead you on a live virtual tour of New York and Brooklyn neighborhoods as well as the City of Hudson! Just like our in-person walks, we will explore history through stories and a variety of contemporary and archival images.

Programs will run approximately one hour and will be presented via Zoom. Prior to the event all participants will be emailed a link with the meeting number and password. As an interactive program, you can ask questions via the Zoom “raise your hand” and chat features.


Wednesday May 27, 6 p.m. The Brooklyn Bridge
Friday May 29, 6 p.m. Greenwich Village
Sunday May 31, 6 p.m. Immigrant New York
Tuesday June 2, 11 a.m. The Brooklyn Bridge
Thursday June 4, 7:00 p.m. Historic Lower Manhattan
Saturday June 6, 11:00 a.m. Greenwich Village
Sunday June 7, 5:00 p.m. The Brooklyn Bridge
Tuesday June 9, 6:00 p.m. Immigrant New York
Thursday June 11, 11:00 a.m. Historic Lower Manhattan

See below for brief virtual tour descriptions. Virtual tours also appear on our Schedule page as “Big Onion Virtual Adventures”.

Available Virtual Tours

Immigrant New York
The original Big Onion Tour! Explore the many layers of immigrant history of the Lower East Side.
Dates & Times:
Sunday May 31 2020 at 6 p.m.
Tuesday June 9 2020 at 6 p.m.

Greenwich Village
One of Manhattan’s most loved and least understood neighborhoods!
Dates & Times:
Friday May 29, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Saturday June 6, 2020 at 11 a.m.

Historic Lower Manhattan
Walk in the footsteps of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton & others on this broad-reaching tour of the oldest part of Manhattan: today’s Financial District.
Dates & Times:
Thursday June 4, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Thursday June 11, 2020 at 11 a.m.

The Brooklyn Bridge
A walk across the legendary Brooklyn Bridge exploring the who, how, and why this marvel was built.
Date & Times:
Wednesday May 27, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Tuesday June 2, 2020 at 11 a.m.
Tuesday June 7, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Historic Hudson
Learn about the City of Hudson, a historic & architectural treasure, 150 miles north of New York City
Date & Times:

Private Virtual Tours

All Big Onion Virtual Adventures are available for private bookings. Please email us at for more information.

Tour Info

Prices: $15 adults / $10 full time students, seniors, underemployed; $30 for a single screen household.

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Prior to the event all participants will be emailed a link with the meeting number and password.

NOTE: You will select your date in the next step.

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Have a group or special event?

Consider a private tour!

We’ve done tours for school example, group example and corporate example. Whether you are looking to integrate a tour into your academic curriculm or entertaining out-of-towners, a Big Onion walking tour is a great way to experience the city.

Private tours can be arranged for a weekday, weekend, day or evening. We can accommodate up to 500 walkers. We work closely with you to create an enjoyable experience for your group.

Please call us at (212) 439-1090 ext 5 or email us for more information or to arrange.

Meeting Location

From the comfort of your home.

Additional Information About Our In-Person Street Walks

Finding Your Guides
All guides carry an 8×11 sign that says “Big Onion Walking Tours”.

Time & Distance
All tours last approximately two hours. We start on time and walk between one and two miles at a moderate walking pace, stopping at various sites along the tour.

Rain/Inclement Weather
Big Onion generally presents tours rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather please check our home page for notifications or call our hotline [(888) 606-WALK (9255) ext. 1], to confirm our schedule.

The finest group of tour guides anywhere. Most of us are full-time graduate students researching and writing doctoral dissertations in history passionate about the history, architecture and people of New York.
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Gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected.

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Reschedule Policy
With 24+ hours prior to a walking tour, Big Onion offers a full credit for the value of the booking. Credits will be given as Gift Cards in dollar amounts. Gift Cards are good for two years and can be used on any Big Onion outing. Cancellations with less than 24 hours prior to the tour or no shows cannot be credited.

Walks are held rain or shine, but may be cancelled for severe weather or if museum is closed. In the event of a Big Onion cancellation or museum closure, full refunds or rescheduled tickets will be offered.

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