No Big Onion Public Program Today

We are not offering a public walking tour or virtual adventure today.  We hope to see you soon!

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Seth Kamil, President, Big Onion Tours

Tour Info


Health & Safety Guidelines
For our in-person walking tours, see our FAQs below for information regarding our Stay Well NYC Pledge.

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Tour Schedule
Tuesday, October 1111:00 am
Wednesday, October 1211:00 am
Thursday, October 1311:00 am
Monday, October 1711:00 am
Tuesday, October 1811:00 am
Wednesday, October 1911:00 am
Thursday, October 2011:00 am
Monday, October 2411:00 am
Tuesday, October 2511:00 am
Wednesday, October 2611:00 am
Thursday, October 2711:00 am
Monday, October 3111:00 am
Tuesday, November 111:00 am
Wednesday, November 211:00 am
Thursday, November 311:00 am
Monday, November 71:00 pm
Tuesday, November 811:00 am
Wednesday, November 911:00 am
Thursday, November 1011:00 am
Monday, November 1411:00 am
Tuesday, November 1511:00 am
Wednesday, November 1611:00 am
Thursday, November 1711:00 am
Monday, November 2111:00 am
Tuesday, November 2211:00 am
Wednesday, November 2311:00 am
Monday, November 2811:00 am
Tuesday, November 2911:00 am
Wednesday, November 3011:00 am
Thursday, December 111:00 am
Tour Reservations

Big Onion requires all walkers to reserve and pay in advance. Prepayment helps us determine group size and appropriate guide numbers.

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

Reserve Your Spot
Refund Policy

For bigger groups, consider a private walking or virtual tour!

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.

For more information, or to arrange, please call (718) 499-3001 or email

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FAQs for In-Person Street Walks

Health & Safety Guidelines
Due to Covid-19, Big Onion has proudly signed the Stay Well NYC Pledge and we ask that all of our customers follow these guidelines as well.

Masks Are Required
Big Onion Walking Tours adheres to all New York City and State mask and social distancing requirements.

Social Distancing
On in-person tours, Big Onion will follow the recommended outdoor social distancing protocols and will be using audio technology to aid with hearing. Details will be provided in your booking confirmation.

Contact Tracing
Big Onion will securely retain client contact information for one month, for contact tracing purposes, if necessary.

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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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.

Gratuities are always appreciated, but never expected.

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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