Welcome to Free Tours by Foot, offering pay-what-you-wish New York walking tours, including food, but also bike, audio, and free self-guided walks.
We provide a platform for licensed, local, freelance tour guides to lead tours at no upfront costs. You determine what a tour was worth, if anything, after the tour.
And in this time of pandemics, we’ve also created a slate of free virtual video tours, condensed versions of our live guided tours that you can enjoy anywhere and anytime.
A 32-min condensed video version of our Central Park Tour
Our model of live guided tours ensures that your tour guide must strive to give his or her best on every tour. It’s the best money-back guarantee available.
This is a city of neighborhoods and we focus on tours designed to show you what the Big Apple is made of.
There’s no cost to book our walking tours, so there’s no risk for you.
Some tours focus on single neighborhoods and some combine parts of several.
We have over 6000 reviews with a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
We are so well-reviewed, that TripAdvisor seems to hide us from you (probably because they can’t sell our tours). Read the reviews for yourself.
Daily (and Almost Daily) Scheduled Tours
NOTE: For the holiday season (through Jan 7th) we are running special daily tours
Weekly Tours (Tours that run 1 – 3 times a week)
Our New York tours are also a great way to meet fellow travelers and make new friends.
Our guests come from all over the world, and this means that many different perspectives are reflected in the questions asked of our tour guides and contributes to more enriching experiences for our guests.
We offer over 30 different NYC tours.
Be sure to consider one of our pay-what-you-wish New York City food tours. With our competitors charging anywhere from $45-$65 for their food tours, a food tour experience is often out of reach for most travelers.
There is so much good food at affordable prices, there’s no need to be forced to pay so much money.
Our two most popular and regularly scheduled guided tour options are:
We also offer weekly food tours of the East Village, Manhattan’s Chinatown, and Williamsburg Brooklyn as well as free self-guided food tours, so that you can experience the flavors of the city at your own pace.
Since we do not offer any of our food tours on a daily basis, we have also included the food tour schedules of other companies that we trust.
Can’t fit in any of our tours to your schedule, then check out our anytime audio tours, where you will find several of our most popular tours narrated by Free Tours by Foot tour guides.
These audio tours go deeper than our self-guided maps and allow you to enjoy our guided tours whenever they fit your schedule. We are constantly adding new audio tours to our collection.
Listen to a sample of our Lower Manhattan Tour (an archaeological site of old New Amsterdam)
Available Without Audio (full text):
New York doesn’t have to be an expensive trip if you know how to avoid paying too much money.
We at Free Tours by Foot know a thing a two about saving money, from our pay-what-you-like guided walking tours, audio tours, and free self-guided tours.
If you are even considering visiting two of NYC’s top attractions, say the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, then you have to read our post reviewing the top tourist attraction passes.
Below are some of the most popular articles:
Check out our post titled “Travel Guide for NYC on a Budget” for all of our helpful articles.