Self Guided Walking Tours of NYC

Four self guided New York City walking tours

Quite often the best way to really see a city is by walking. You absorb so much more detail and flavour of an area than you would passing through it in a vehicle. Walking lets you see all the nooks and crannies and you are free to stop and explore and take pictures anywhere along the way.

For that reason we have put together four recommended neighborhood walking tours for you. Each tour is fully described on its own page which can be accessed by clicking on the corresponding links below.

Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour - 2.1 kms

Brooklyn Bridge stretching from Manhattan at duskBrooklyn Bridge Walking Tour A stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge is a great way to enjoy your visit to New York. Whether it be morning, afternoon or evening, you will be greeted with some spectactular views of the New York skyline, not to mention the Statue of Liberty. At the same time you will get an intimate look at the amazing design and architecture of the iconic New York Bridge. Total distance of 2.1 kms is one way including walking distance to and from nearest subway stations. The Bridge portion itself is about 1.8 kms. Allow about 45 minutes for one way at a leisurely pace.

cc licensed photo by Anthony Quintano

Architectural Highlights Walking Tour - 4.5 kms

Grand Central TerminalArchitectural Highlights Walk This walking tour exploring some of the finest NYC architecture will take you past some of the city's most renowned buildings and skyscrapers. You will also have the opportunity experience the incredible and ornate interiors of some of them. We suggest allowing up to 3 hours in order to give yourself ample time to stop and explore along the way.

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High Line Walking Tour - 3.8 kms

Enjoying a stroll through High Line Park in New York CityHigh Line Park Park Walking Tour This unique new park in New York provides an excellent place to experience the city on foot. You will walk high above the traffic on a splendidly rejuvenated former elevated rail bed from which you will enjoy some excellent views and experience a slice of New York's intriguing history. The tour is about 3.8 kms in length including walking to and from the nearest subway stations. We suggest allowing about 2 hours for a leisurely walk with lot's of opportunity for stops along the way.

cc licensed photo by David Berkowitz

Hudson River Park Walking Tour - 9 kms

View of Hudson River ParkHudson River Park Walking Tour There is nothing quite like a stroll along the waterfront and the Hudson River Park provides a fantastic space to do just that. This park which is reclaimed from the once very industrial waterfronts lands stretches for miles along the Hudson River on the western edge of Manhattan. You can walk just a portion or enjoy walking the entire length of this park. You will enjoy great views of the river and bridges along with ever changing perspectives of the New York Skyline. If you plan to walk the entire length you should allow at least 3 hours in order to have some time to stop and absorb the sights along the way.

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Fully Guided Walking and Biking Tours

In addition to the self-guided walking tours above you may want to consider one or more of the following fully guided walking tours.

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Greenwich Village Italian Heritage Food Tour

Rating 4.5 Star Rating

From: $81.44 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

This is a fun-filled interactive walking tour of Greenwich Village's Italian neighborhood. See St. Anthony's Church, Raffetto's Pasta Store and then stroll MacDougal Street's Caffe Reggio. This 2-hour tour is led by a local, licensed NYC tour guide with Italian family roots in the neighborhood for over 125 years. Your food tour guide gives you an insider's perspective into local history with music, serenades and family tales.   Greg Walks NYC employees, are released/discharged, from and against any/all liability from participation in Greg Walks NYC Tours, and is legally binding on participant, heirs, successors assigns and legal reps. Tour participants assume all travel risks. Gregory Marro and Greg Walks NYC are released from all/any liabilities and penalties to the legal maximum permitted by law. Tourists MUST inform tour guide of any/all food allergies. Greg Walks NYC tour pics/videos may be used on social media.Samples and sights subject to change.

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Music and Eats on MacDougal Street Walking Tour

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $81.44 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

This walking tour of MacDougal Street explores Greenwich Village's most famous and hip street with its extensive and colorful musical history. Learn about jazz in the Village, America's left bank, and 1950's folk music. See the sites where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Miles Davis and many other talented musicians sang and played on and near MacDougal St.Greg Walks NYC employees, are released/discharged, from and against any/all liability from participation in Greg Walks NYC Tours, and is legally binding on participant, heirs, successors assigns and legal reps. Tour participants assume all travel risks. Gregory Marro and Greg Walks NYC are released from all/any liabilities and penalties to the legal maximum permitted by law. Tourists MUST inform tour guide of any/all food allergies. Greg Walks NYC tour pics/videos may be used on social media.Samples and sights subject to change.

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New York City Meatball Tasting Crawl

Rating 4 Star Rating

From: $81.44 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

This meatball crawl is a fun and yummy meatball tasting tour. Enjoy filling, tasty, mouth watering meatballs - Venetian, Sicilian, Neopolitan followed by a decadent dessert from Rocco's Italian Pastry Shop; Greenwich Village's last Italian pastry shop.Greg Walks NYC employees, are released/discharged, from and against any/all liability from participation in Greg Walks NYC Tours, and is legally binding on participant, heirs, successors assigns and legal reps. Tour participants assume all travel risks. Gregory Marro and Greg Walks NYC are released from all/any liabilities and penalties to the legal maximum permitted by law. Tourists MUST inform tour guide of any/all food allergies. Greg Walks NYC tour pics/videos may be used on social media.Samples and sights subject to change.

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New York City Pierogi Walk

Rating 5 Star Rating

From: $86.44 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Enjoy a delicious 2-hour stroll through New York City's famous and colorful East Village, with its old world Eastern European eateries full of yummy pierogi, kielbasa, egg creams and baked goods Greg Walks NYC employees, are released/discharged, from and against any/all liability from participation in Greg Walks NYC Tours, and is legally binding on participant, heirs, successors assigns and legal reps. Tour participants assume all travel risks. Gregory Marro and Greg Walks NYC are released from all/any liabilities and penalties to the legal maximum permitted by law. Tourists MUST inform tour guide of any/all food allergies. Greg Walks NYC tour pics/videos may be used on social media.Samples and sights subject to change.

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New York City Dessert Walk

Rating 4 Star Rating

From: $81.44 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Take a sugary stroll through NYC's famous and funky Greenwich Village - a sweet-tooth lover's dream!Greg Walks NYC employees, are released/discharged, from and against any/all liability from participation in Greg Walks NYC Tours, and is legally binding on participant, heirs, successors assigns and legal reps. Tour participants assume all travel risks. Gregory Marro and Greg Walks NYC are released from all/any liabilities and penalties to the legal maximum permitted by law. Tourists MUST inform tour guide of any/all food allergies. Greg Walks NYC tour pics/videos may be used on social media.Samples and sights subject to change.

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Taste Filipino Cuisine

From: $82.81 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

We will visit three restaurants where we will tickle our tastebuds with Filipino all-time favorites. In the first restaurant, we will taste the "gateway dish to Filipino cuisine" as our appetizer. In the next restaurant, we will try a variety of mouth-watering entrées for our main course. At our last stop, we will end on a sweet note with dessert. We'll eat through a curated tasting menu and chat with storeowners and staff who bring these amazing dishes to life. Along the way, we will talk about the influences that shaped Filipino cuisine, how these dishes fit in Filipino daily life, and the story of Filipino migration to the US.

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30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in NYC

From: $366.64 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Flytographer 30min vacation photoshootConnect with a local New York City photographer to capture your most memorable moments during this private shoot with a professional photographer. Get insider tips on the best things to do in New York, including where to eat and what to see.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photosThe best souvenir ever.

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