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Free Tour of New York

The original FREE walking tour of New York’s most visited attractions with a local guide

ABOUT THE Free Tour of New York

This 2.5-hour Manhattan FREE walking tour will show you many of the top attractions in the city. Local experts will take you to must-see spots such as the Charging Bull, Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial and much more. Explore the Big Apple with a licensed guide!


Your FREE Tour of New York starts daily in front of the Museum of the American Indian and finishes by the 9/11 Memorial.


The heartbeat of the USA

It can sometimes seem like all roads lead back to New York in the USA. Sure, it hasn’t been the capital in over 200 years, but that doesn’t stop it from being the USA’s capital of culture, business and sometimes even politics. This downtown walking tour will show you some of New York’s major landmarks that have been most crucial to USA’s modern life and past history, including Battery Park (with views to the Statue of Liberty), the Trump Building at Wall Street, the Museum of the American Indian and much more!

A true world city

Much more than one of the USA’s main cities though, New York City is truly a world city, and is firmly placed on the bucket list of people across the globe. As you stroll over Broadway, stop at the world-famous New York Stock Exchange, and finish the tour at the 9/11 Memorial, you will be standing in the center of world culture, business and history.

FREE Tour concept

The tips-based model of the FREE Tour allows guests to support and reward only the highest quality tours, and to ensure that the tour fits within their expectations, and within their budget.


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local Licensed English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Your Free Tour of New York starts in front of the Museum of the American Indian, subway station Bowling Green, daily in English and Spanish


  • Take photos at the iconic Charging Bull
  • Look over the water to see the world-famous Statue of Liberty
  • Remember those who lost their lives at the 9/11 Memorial
  • Marvel at the impressive One World Trade building
  • See the heartbeat of the US economy at the New York Stock Exchange
  • Stop at New York’s treasured St Paul’s Chapel
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The original Free Tour of New York, every day of the year


Rain or shine, all of our tours run as scheduled. Book your place online to guarantee your spot!

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of New York's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

The independent guides who employ us to market their tours conduct the FREE Tour on a tips-only basis, thereby guaranteeing that you receive a tour of the highest quality. They'll never pressure you to tip; we believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveller.

Why join the SANDEMANs FREE Tour?

  • Many major landmarks covered
  • Central meeting points
  • Guaranteed to fit within your budget
  • High quality guides, incentivized to perform every time!
  • Tips-based tours running every day


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Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.


What is a Free Tour?

The FREE TOUR is the best introduction to the city! A general overview tour including many of the highlights of the city, the FREE TOUR is provided by a local freelance guide in partnership with SANDEMANs NEW Europe, tour content and duration of the tour can vary depending on your guide’s particular area of interest and expertise.

The FREE TOUR is a walking tour with no need for public transport and is designed for independent travellers, not groups. 

You can book your spot in advance online or simply show up at the start point on the day.

There is no payment necessary at the start of the tour but you are welcome to tip your guide at the end! 

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