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Grand Central Terminal

Experience one of the world's most amazing train terminals. A name-your-own-price Grand Central Terminal Tour is a tour for every budget!
Schedule: Sundays
Start Time: 10am
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours

Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown

Join Free Tours by Foot as we gawk at the Fashionistas and cast-iron buildings of Soho, visit New York's and America's first "pizzeria", famous mafia locations, or take a stab at bargaining with a street vendor in Chinatown.
Schedule: 7 days a week
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown Highlights

  • SoHo's Cast Iron District
  • Haughwout Building
  • Heath Ledger's Apartment Building
  • Little Italy
  • Lombardi's Pizza
  • Canal and Mott Streets
  • Former Five Points District (Gangs of NY)
  • Film and TV locations, including Ghost, Sex in the City and Men in Black
  • and much more!

Brooklyn Bridge, Heights & DUMBO

Spend three hours visiting a great bridge and two great neighborhoods on our Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Tour.
Schedule: 7 Days a Week
Start Time: 9:30am
Tour Language: English
Duration: 3 Hours


Discover the streets where Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and other cutting-edge Harlem Renaissance players put American music on the world map.
Schedule: 6 Days a Week
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Harlem Highlights

Lower Manhattan

Join us as we stroll through the ancient streets of Manhattan's Financial District and explain the rich history of New York City. From a Dutch trading post to a world financial capital, no stone is left unturned.
Schedule: 2 Days a Week
Start Time: 920am & 2pm
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours

Lower East Side Food

Bagels, Knish, and Dumplings: Join us on our Lower East Side Food Tour, and explore food influenced by immigrant cultures from Eastern Europe, Russia, Germany, Puerto Rica and many more!
Schedule: 4 Days a Week
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Lower East Side Food Highlights

  • Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery
  • Kossar's Bialy and Bagels
  • North China Dumpling
  • Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery
  • The Pickle Guys*

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 as well as live streams that you can enjoy anywhere and anytime.

A 32-min condensed video version of our Central Park Tour

Central Park Walking Tour Video

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.

Walking tours are our specialty, and we offer a number of daily and weekly, guided, pay-what-you-like walking tours of NYC.

New York Tours | Free Tours by Foot

You could browse the tours that we have by clicking the links below, by scrolling our public tours calendar, or just go to our booking page to see what we have available.

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.

Food tours and night tours are detailed in their own respective sections, but you can find them on the calendar below.

New York Food Tours

We also offer dozens of self-guided tours as well as GPS-enabled audio tours.

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)

Food Tours

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 contribute to more enriching experiences for our guests.

We offer over 30 different NYC tours.


There are other ways to explore New York City! Read our guides to the various bus, bike, boat 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 VillageManhattan'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 Tours:

  • Central Park
  • Lower Manhattan
  • 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center
  • Greenwich Village
  • Food Tour of Greenwich Village
  • SoHo
  • The Brooklyn Bridge (in both English and Spanish versions)
  • The High Line
  • Midtown Manhattan
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Harlem

Available Without Audio (full text):

  • Times Square


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.

And much, much more

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