New York City

NYC Private Custom Tour by a Local Guide, off-the-beaten-path

New York City, USA
Explore the hidden gems of New York with a Local host

From $122.52

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 to 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go off the tourist path with help from a local on this guided, half-day tour that reveals lesser-known sights. Let your local guide take you to markets, shops, restaurants not listed in your travel books. Customize your tour and travel at your own pace stopping to explore areas of interest so you can see the city like a local.
  • Tell your guide your interests and let them customize a tour for you
  • See off the beaten path sights in lesser-visited neighborhoods
  • Eat, drink, shop, and stop along the way
  • Private and personalized tour experience

What's Included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 2 to 8 hours with a Local host
  • Pick-up from your accommodation (within a reasonable distance)
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1411 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

    The meeting point is at the Starbucks. Upon booking your meeting point can be arranged (e.g. your hotel/accommodation), however this MUST be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • When booking, please provide the following:
  • Stroller accessible
  • your accommodation name and address
  • your preferred meeting time
  • Service animals allowed
  • any special requests you may have
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.


2 reviews
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Worth every personalized step
norma_a, Jun 2021
I love taking tours but rarely take private tours due to cost BUT this tour was worth it. The value for your dollar is worth every penny. They survey you ahead of time to understand your preferences but still lots of flexibility as you go through the day. Although I had been to NYC many times learned some new things and saw different sides of sites I've been to before. Got to shop at some Brooklyn (Williamsburg) Vintage shops and saw some fantastic street art. HIGHLY recommend this personalized tour. Thank you Ross for a great day of history, sites, and fun!!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Dear norma_a Thank you for the lovely review. I am happy to hear that Ross gave you the private tour that met your preference. At City Unscripted we want to make sure that our experiences are tailored to the guest while still providing them with a fun and informative tour, and I'm glad that is what got in New York. Hopefully we will be able to provide you with a other private and personalised experience in one of our 60+ destinations soon. Warm regards Liezel
Very good, recommendable experience
ilanzed, Sep 2019
We visited areas of NY which I had not seen in my previous visits such as Little Italy and China Town. The guide Maurita was very knowledgeable, dedicated and friendly making it a truly wonderful experience. Lots of comments and information of " hidden gems" as well as tips for me . Very recommendable and very glad I took this tour.

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