More information about our walking tours
How large are your groups?
Public walking tours are limited in size to 15 participants. We limit the size to create a better experience for the participants (no more "Can you hear me in the back?!?!") and more interaction with the tour guide. Private tours may accommodate larger groups.
How long are the walking tours?
Tours last approximately two hours.
How much do tickets cost? How do I buy them?
Public walking tours cost $35 per person and should be purchased online prior to the walk to guarantee a space. (Walk-up customers may purchase tickets only if a group has fewer than 15 participants.)
Where do we meet for the tour?
After booking your tour, you will receive a confirmation email that contains information about where the group meets to start the tour.
Will we be walking the entire time? How physically challenging are the walks?
We will list the approximate distance walked in each tour listing, but most will be about 1 mile (or the total distance of about 20 blocks). Much of the time will be spent standing and listening, not walking.
What about the weather? What if it rains or snows?
Our walking tours are conducted rain or shine. After all, New York doesn't stop when it rains! (Somethings are even easier to visit when the weather isn't picture perfect.)
However, in the case of severe weather (think: blizzard), tours will be canceled -- in which case, tour participants will be notified and refunds will be issued.
What is your cancellation policy?
Of course, sometimes plans change and you need to reschedule or cancel a tour. Our cancellation policy is as follows:
- Cancellations made up to ten days before tour date – a full refund will be issued.
- Cancellations made ten to two days before tour date – a 50% refund will be issued.
- Cancellations made 48 hours before tour date – no refund is available.
Are these tours conducted by the Bowery Boys?
No, walking tours are led by professional licensed New York City tour guides, although each walking tour has been created by the Bowery Boys (Tom Meyers and Greg Young), together with your guide.
What other tours do you have up your sleeves?
Plenty! We're currently developing several new tours with history-obsessed guides built around topics that we love to discuss on the show. Be sure to sign up to be the first to know when these tours go live.