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Context New York Tours

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About Context New York Tours
Context organizes scholar-led walking tours of New York City focused on the history, architecture, cuisine, culture, and art of the city. Groups are limited to six people in order to create a dynamic learning environment. With a network of historians, archaeologists, architects, and art historians, Context focuses on thematic walks that uncover New York City for the curious traveler.
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Glenn Grasso was prompt, courteous and above all knowledgeable! We choose the walking tour in FiDi (Wall Street financial district) because both my husband and adult son are American History buffs. Glenn was observant enough to notice when my husband needed a "bench break" because...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This was my first ever Context travel walking tour and I wasn't disappointed ! Our docent (Matico Josephson) walked us through New York, discussing along the way many interesting details about the architecture and story behind iconic buildings. What's more, he managed to do it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

My partner is an industrial designer and across architecture so it was always going to be a tough gig keeping him entertained but the docent certainly managed ! The tour includes the usual stage sets of the mega movies filmed in New York but included...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

My husband loves modern art - so I bought this tour for him. After our fabulous tour, my eyes are completely opened to this wonderful style. Context did not disappoint. I would never have appreciated the art without our docent, Irina. We cannot wait to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context New York Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent experience with us on our MoMA Master Class walk. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with Irina. She has been working with Context for many years...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

I and my two teenage kids had an excellent tour of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Our guide, Mandy Edgecombe, was very knowledgeable and engaging. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Context arranged for a private tour of the MoMA which took over 3 hours, and included tickets. Our tour guide was a very knowledgeable PhD professor who teaches and studies art. She came also equipped with an iPad to show us other art from the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Palomo55
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

My son had seen a NYTimes video about this Queens neighborhood and wanted to check it out. We've had good luck with Context Tours in other cities and this proved to be no different. It was just the two of us so I had to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Maybeinerror
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We have taken many Context Tours...in various places from London, Venice, Amsterdam, etc. So we start out expecting perfection....and always get it! Although we booked a group tour (which are always small) we were the only two on the tour. Our docent was a young...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Suefowl
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Queens walking tour was very nice. The leisurely walk through the many different areas of Queens was very interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history, architecture, and current situation of all the areas. He also knew the area first-hand and gave good...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank cacchione15
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We enjoyed another of the fabulous Context Tours. This time it was the Architecture of New York with the docent, Pengfei Li. Pengfei used photos, anecdotes, visits inside famous lobbies of these buildings, and participants' questions to weave a narrative of the American Dream of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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