Laurels
Best Local Tours
in New York
2017

Why These Local Tours?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored local tours on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best local tours in New York, NY.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours

A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours is a bus tour agency that is located in New York City, New York. If anyone is looking for a fun, adventure-packed bus tour that will take them to the iconic landmarks, movie locations, and the best food that Brooklyn has to offer, A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours has got them covered. Tours include the chocolate tour, Brooklyn pizza tour, neighborhood tour, and Christmas lights tour. This agency won the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

New York City, NY(917) 515-5409

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Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting

Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting is a food and culture tour company that is located in New York City, New York. This company was founded in 2008 by Alana Hoye. Tour options include a 3-hour tour of Chinatown and Little Italy or their newest addition, an afternoon tour of Nolita and Little Italy. Private tours are available as well. Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting has been seen in CBS 2, New York Daily News, Trip Advisor, and The New York Times.

New York City, NY(646) 681-3994

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Big Onion Walking Tours

Since 1991, Big Onion Walking Tours has been offering entertaining and informative tours of New York's historic districts and neighborhoods. Their guides hold advanced degrees in from Columbia, CUNY, New York, and other universities and are licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. Their tours have been named Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests by The Village Voice; The Best Walking Tour Operator in New York by Luxury Travel Awards; and one of the “best urban walking tours in the world” by Forbes.com. Big Onion Walking Tours is a programming partner with the New-York Historical Society.

Brooklyn, NY(212) 439-1090

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Boroughs of the Dead

Boroughs of the Dead is a tour agency that is located in Brooklyn, New York. This agency offers macabre New York City walking tours through areas including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. They also provide seasonal and private tours. Boroughs of the Dead has been featured in The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and Time Out New York.

Brooklyn, NY(917) 409-8533

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Foods of New York Tours

Foods of New York Tours is a tour agency that is located in New York City, New York and was established in 1999. Food and culture tours include The Heart of Greenwich Village, Original Greenwich Village, Chelsea Market, Gourmet Chinatown, Nolita/NoHo, and The Best of Brooklyn. Foods of New York Tours is number one on Trip Advisor.

New York City, NY(212) 913-9964

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Fun Foodie NYC Tours

Fun Foodie NYC Tours is a tour agency that is located in New York City, New York. Its founder is Adrienne Cooper, a native New Yorker who holds a BBA in Hospitality Management, with a concentration in Hotels/Resorts. The seasonally-inspired walking food tours include Festive Food and Holiday Fun in Midtown, Winter Wander Feast Around Bryant Park, Spring Up to the West Side, and more. Fun Foodie NYC Tours is 100% Trip Advisor approved.

New York City, NY(646) 559-1689

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Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center

Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center is a tour agency that is located in New York City, New York and offers authentic Harlem walking/bus tours. Tours include the Harlem Walking Tours, Harlem Day Trips, Harlem Gospel Tours, Harlem Music/Jazz Tours, and Harlem/NYC Tours. All Harlem Heritage Tourism and Cultural Center guides were born, raised, and still live in Harlem.

New York City, NY(212) 280-7888

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Helicopter New York City

Helicopter New York City is a helicopter tour agency that is located in New York City, New York. The New York attractions visited include the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Ground Zero, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, and Statue of Liberty. Helicopter New York City offers discounts. All of the agency's pilots are FAA certified and have logged thousands of hours.

New York City, NY(212) 747-9282

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High Quality Tours, Inc

High Quality Tours, Inc. is a bus tour agency that is located in New York City, New York. Tour packages include the Land and Sea NYC, NYC 360 Sightseeing Tour, Manhattan Tour, Christmas Lights Tour, Brooklyn Tour, Queens Lucky 7 Tour, and HQT Miami Tours. High Quality Tours, Inc. offers luxury vehicles, filling the trip with style and elegance while providing tourists the ultimate New York VIP experience. The agency also provides airport transports and car/limousine service upon request using their luxury fleet.

New York City, NY(212) 531-1212

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Like A Local Tours

Like A Local Tours is a tour agency located in Brooklyn, New York that helps visitors explore New York City and Brooklyn like a local with its unique tours. Tours include the Flatiron Food and History Tour, Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour, Sunday Funday A Taste of Brooklyn Tour, and Brooklyn Artist Studio Tour. Like A Local Tours won the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

Brooklyn, NY(917) 417-0378

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Manhattan Helicopters

Manhattan Helicopters is a helicopter tour agency located in New York City, New York that began serving NYC visitors in 2006. Tours include the Classic Manhattan Tour, Deluxe Manhattan Tour, and VIP Manhattan Tour. Manhattan Helicopters won the 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

New York City, NY(212) 845-9822

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Manhattan Walking Tour

Manhattan Walking Tour is a tour operator located in New York City, New York with over 50 years of combined experience. This agency specializes in food tours, double combo tours, triple combo tours, and historic tours. The business features great local guides, semi-private tours, and discounts on combos. Eight people or less are guaranteed on the tour. Manhattan Walking Tour has been seen in Time Out, Trip Advisor, KLM, Voice, New York City Pass, and more.

New York City, NY(914) 564-0461

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New York Shuttle Tours

New York Shuttle Tours is a bus tour agency that is located in New York City, New York. The main attractions visited are the Empire State Building and One World Observatory. The agency also tours Times Square, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Station, 9/11 Memorial and Memorial Pools, Little Italy, and more. New York Shuttle Tours is a DBA of Sprinter Tours, LLC which operates fully insured vehicles.

New York City, NY(866) 991-8687

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Nice Guy Tours

Nice Guy Tours is a tour agency that is located in New York City, New York. Dante Mercadante is the founder of this company and has been a licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide since 2012. He launched Nice Guy Tours in 2014. Tour options include the Greenwich Village, Lower East, and side private tours. With Nice Guy Tours, tourists can walk, talk, and eat. This agency offers gift certificates.

New York City, NY(646) 883-0310

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NY Food Tours

NY Food Tours is a tour agency that is located in New York City, New York. This agency helps tourists experience New York City’s history and culture through food. The tourists will also experience the taste of the best food in New York City. Tours include the Tastes of Chinatown guided by local Chinese, Ultimate New York Food and Culture Tour™, Asian Vegetarian Food and Culture Tour™ with dim sum, Gourmet and Fusion Dessert Tour™, Original Multicultural Bar Hopping Tour™, Freakiest and Funniest Food Tour™, and more. NY Food Tours offers special discounts.

New York City, NY(347) 559-0111

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Patriot Tours

Patriot Tours is a tour operator located in Sunnyside, New York that offers a revolutionary war era walking tour of Downtown Manhattan. This agency has been in business since 2005. Tour options offered include the Revolutionary War Walking Tour, Hamilton Walking Tour, and Civil War Era Walking Tour. Patriot Tours experts comb through hundreds of archival documents as they research everything to prepare for their tours.

Sunnyside, NY(917) 716-4908

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The New York Beer and Brewery Tour

The New York Beer and Brewery Tour is a sightseeing tour agency that is located in New York City and was established in 2010. The company's public tour runs every Saturday and on select Sundays throughout the year. They also offer private and corporate beer tours. The New York Beer and Brewery Tour has been seen on The New York Times, Yahoo News, ABC Nightline, CBS, Daily News, New York Post, and more.

New York City, NY(646) 552-4718

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True Tales of NYC Walking Tours

True Tales of NYC Walking Tours is a sightseeing tour agency that is located in New York, New York. Their tours include Greenwich Village, East Village, Brooklyn Bridge, Meatpacking District, Midtown, and custom/private tours. True Tales of NYC Walking Tours offers insider tours of New York's most distinctive sites and neighborhoods.

New York City, NY(917) 592-6352

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Urban Oyster Tours

Urban Oyster Tours is a sightseeing tour agency that is located in Brooklyn, New York. This agency guides tourists to discover the people, places, food, and drink that make neighborhoods so vibrant and unique. Tour options include culinary delights food tours, beer, wine, sprits, and cocktails tour, sights and stories tours. In 2015, Urban Oyster Tours won the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame Awards.

New York City, NY(347) 618-8687

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