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See New York City with a local and discover its secrets, from Lady Liberty’s backstory to the multicultural neighborhoods rich in food, shopping, and hidden photo spots.

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The best way to see New York

New York City has been called “the greatest city in the world,” and we’d be hard-pressed to disagree. From the magic of the Statue of Liberty to the dim sum of Chinatown, there’s nothing quite like exploring NYC led by a local who knows their city better than anyone.

Touring NYC with us

ExperienceFirst was born in New York over a decade ago, and we offer tours that no one else does in quite the same way. What does that mean?

  • Our Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour consistently ranks as one of the best cultural activities in the world.
  • We offer the only Wall Street tour that covers the truth of the financial crisis.
  • Our Broadway tours are led by actors who know the backstage secrets of the theater world.
  • Every tour guide can share insider tips on what you should do and see next — just ask!

Convenient and immersive

Our tours are all about convenience without sacrificing the immersive experience of being in NYC. That means we have skip-the-line options, reserved access to the Statue of Liberty pedestal, and handcrafted itineraries. But we aren’t afraid to go off the beaten path so we can show you the best place for pizza or the most romantic views of New York City.

Bring your walking shoes. You’re about to discover the real New York.

NYC travel guides

11 Photo-Worthy Things To See and Do in NYC’s Central Park

Central Park is my favorite park in the entire city. Whether you’re lounging on the lawn during the summer or frolicking in a December snow, the park offers…

12 Attractions You Must Not Miss in NYC

So you’re ready to explore New York! Whether you’re planning for a weekend or you’ve been here for years, there’s so much to see that you’d need a…

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Tips Plus 2020 Updates

As two of the most popular attractions in New York City, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are probably on your must-see list — and they should…