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The Best New York City Walking Tours,
4 Incredible Routes

  • CityDays brings an immersive new way to have a walking tour in New York City
  • Discover New York City's historic landmarks, secret sights & hidden gems
  • Solve fun challenges & puzzling clues to unlock your way
  • Optional breaks at top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Interactive private tour, you and your team, at your own pace
  • Full money back guarantee. We know you'll love it
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What to expect on a CityDays Walking Tour

Messages sent to your phones - we'll send your walking tour to any international phone number.
Clues, challenges, & puzzles - interact with the city to unravel obscured directions and find your way.
The perfect difficulty - just the right amount, inclusive for all, with help available should you need it.
Landmarks & hidden gems - see New York City in a new light, a tour showing off quirks too!
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Find Your Perfect Walking Tour

Each walking tour explores a different area of New York City, find the route that suits you best or work your way through! All bookings are fully flexible, alter your booking freely.

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How the New York City walking tours work

Clues & Puzzles

Clues don't require any prior knowledge and are made up of two parts:

1) Obscured directions that make reference to the city around you. Unravel their meaning and be guided by your surroundings.

2) A puzzle to be solved once you've followed the directions, search nearby to find your answers.

CityDays aim for an enjoyable, just-the-right-amount, level of difficulty that is inclusive for all! Help messages are available should you need a bit of support.

A mix of clues, puzzles and photo challenges

Guided by clues sent to your phone

  • Receive snippets of history, quirky facts and intriguing stories about the areas you visit.
  • Pub/cafe breaks along your hunt, all totally optional and some with discounts on food & drinks.
  • Make memories at locations along the way, get inspiration from previous teams and share a clever snap!
  • Go at your own speed, or go for top spot on the game leaderboard.
Learn snippets of history, optional breaks in pubs/cafes and a leaderboard for each game.

NYC might be the city that never sleeps but it would still take many a restless night to unearth all its hidden gems unassisted. Secret City's walking tours take you on an interactive journey of its stunning secrets, revealing it from every angle, making sure you don't miss out.

Discover the historic remains of New Amsterdam amidst NYC's financial district in 'The Southern Tip', or travel to the legendary havens of musicians, poets and progressives in 'The Devil In Chelsea'.

All you need to enjoy our tours is a smart phone and the desire to uncover all this great city has to offer.

New York City Walking Tour Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Walking Tours

Yeseboys Walking Tour

Yeseboys

Great tour and escapetour, it was really fun and was a good diffeculty!

ManyPaws Walking Tour

ManyPaws

We did the Search for Shoreditch hunt and it was interesting and a lot of fun. Even though I know this area I saw lots…

Cattle Walking Tour

Cattle

Excellent day , great fun

Burlesque Walking Tour

Burlesque

Brilliant walk, a little hilly but really enjoyed it.

Solar Flares Walking Tour

Solar Flares

Great day out with friends with a bit of education thrown in.

The killer catchers Walking Tour

The killer catchers

My mum and I had a great experience, we came to Sheffield on a weekend getaway to do this murder mystery experience and…

The Greenwich Wanderers Walking Tour

The Greenwich Wanderers

We both loved it - a fantastic hunt around Greenwich taking in all the sights.

Nicola Benstead Walking Tour

Nicola Benstead

It was fun but maybe could have been a tad longer maybe another 5 clues

Eurovision Walking Tour

Eurovision

Fantastic! A great blend of straight forward clues that guided us around plenty of hidden treasures away from the touri…

Verbs Walking Tour

Verbs

This was a great way to see the city.

Good Lookers Walking Tour

Good Lookers

Great day out exploring Greenwich reeking of history with its cobblestone paths and alleys, statues, magnificent views…

M&M Walking Tour

M&M

Great way to explore the City and make lots interesting discoveries along the way. The clues were cryptic enough to kee…

Esta and Lou Walking Tour

Esta and Lou

We had the best day. We loved the hidden gems and sites. It was brilliant to do the city tour on a Saturday as it’s so …

charootery Walking Tour

charootery

amazing adventure. better than i was expecting

Fox and Badger Walking Tour

Fox and Badger

A great day out for the family.

Froot Loop Soop (Jorkin the peanits) Walking Tour

Froot Loop Soop (Jorkin the peanits)

There was no storyline but it was just as fun as if there had been. We learned lots of interesting things about the cit…

Country tweed Walking Tour

Country tweed

It was a very enjoyable thing to do with teenagers and fantastic seeing parts of London you would otherwise not get to …

Birthday Bec Walking Tour

Birthday Bec

A really informative and fun treasure hunt, taking in lots of interesting sites. Unfortunately part of the route was bl…

Nicolas Cage Superfans Walking Tour

Nicolas Cage Superfans

Very Good

MaccyD's Walking Tour

MaccyD's

Great day, the 4 of us had a fabulous time trying to solve the clues and seeing the sights of London along the way!

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Your Guide To The Best & Coolest NYC Walking Tours in 2023

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If you want to know what the best walking tours in NYC are, you’ve come to the right place. 

Think of New York City like a hive of secrets: always buzzing, always growing, always changing. For that reason alone, there are hundreds of walking tours in NYC - all specializing in different aspects, neighborhoods, interests and catering for pretty much any niche you can think of. The question is: which one is for you?

To help you figure it out, we’ve come up with a list of the best and coolest walking tours in NYC. Whether you’re a history buff, amateur detective, fashionista, or just an NY nerd, these are our favorite walking tours in NYC that pretty much anybody can do. 

Read on to find out more!

The Coolest Walking Tours of NYC

The Southern Tip

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One of the best walking tours in NYC for discovering New York City’s roots, "The Southern Tip" is a self-guided journey through Manhattan’s mysterious past.

Beginning at Chambers Street Station in Lower Manhattan, this self-guided tour delves into New York City's Dutch colonial past, weaving through significant landmarks that tell the story of the city's early days to the present.

This tour includes notable sites like The Federal Reserve, where economic history has been made, and City Hall Park, a testament to civic evolution. Along the way, stop by an authentic 17th-century pub, a relic of the past amidst the modern cityscape. The tour concludes with the scenic vistas of Battery Park and the historic Castle Clinton, offering a comprehensive view of Manhattan's transformation from a Dutch settlement to a global metropolis.

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The Devil in Chelsea

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For those with a penchant for mystery and history, "The Devil in Chelsea" is one of the most intriguing NYC walking tours. 

This murder mystery-style self-guided walking tour leads you through the artistic neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan. As you navigate the streets, the tour blends historical facts with a fictional narrative, creating an immersive experience. 

Participants piece together clues from their surroundings and unravel riddles along the way, exploring hidden corners and famous spots in Chelsea. This unique approach not only uncovers the area's rich history but also adds an element of suspense and excitement to your exploration of New York City.

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Slow Boat to Chinatown

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"Slow Boat to Chinatown" is a captivating self-guided walking tour that meanders through the culturally rich neighborhoods of Tribeca and Chinatown. 

This route is perfect for those looking to experience a blend of cinematic history, remnants of colonial New York, and significant historical sites. 

You'll start by visiting the iconic Ghostbuster HQ, a treat for movie enthusiasts. As you delve deeper into the tour, discover the remains of a Revolutionary War prison, a silent witness to America's tumultuous past. The walk further unravels the layers of New York's history, showcasing relics and sites from 17th-century New York, offering a tangible connection to the city's early days. This tour is a unique opportunity to witness the historical tapestry that makes up modern-day Manhattan.

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Glamour of Midtown

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The "Glamour of Midtown" is a puzzle-filled walking tour in NYC through the Garment District, starting near the iconic Empire State Building. 

This self-guided trail showcases a blend of famous landmarks and hidden treasures, culminating at the magnificent Grand Central Terminal. 

Along the way, immerse yourself in the fashion world as you uncover Fashion Avenue, Bryant Park and New York’s classic department store, Macy’s, all while picking up historical facts and whimsical trivia. 

A must for fashionistas and lovers of all things glamorous, this tour is a celebration of Midtown's unmatchable grandeur and energy.

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