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Look up! Discover architecture.

New York, United States

Experience hosted by Anna

90 minsHosted in English, French, and Russian
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Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

- Go into New York City's past.
- Explore skyscrapers, mansions, and churches.
- Meet the people of the past - hear the tales about their passions, loves and tragedies.

Through storytelling, wanderings and sketching you will come away with your eyes sparkling and full of wonder for what you will see next. The danger? After our walk you might get use to crane your neck and see the beauty hidden in plain sight.

Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. The walk is mostly outdoors.

We end at Grand Central Terminal with a scavenger hunt that reveals the secrets of the star-studded ceiling, war of the mighty and the furry creatures.
Other things to note
If the weather is not nice we will explore some famous interiors. We might go up and down several flights of stairs.
- Go into New York City's past.
- Explore skyscrapers, mansions, and churches.
- Meet the people of the past - hear the tales about their passions, loves and tragedies.

Through storytelling, wanderings and sketching you will come away with your eyes sparkling and full of wonder for what you will see next. The danger? After our walk you might get use to crane your neck and see the beauty hidden in plain sight.

What's included

  • Equipment
    New York guide souvenir
    We might stop to sketch to observe the archite...

Meet your host, Anna

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 123 Reviews
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I love art, architecture and this city!

My father took me on walk adventures when I was a little girl and since then I walk around in the cities of the world and discover story after story.

My education in art and architecture has expanded my knowledge even further. Now I design my own adventures that I want to share with you. As an artist I also see beyond the facade and into the depth of the lines.

Come with me and see New York as an architectural gem.

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Book a private tour in Russian or French.

Reservez votre tour privée en Français.

Вы можете зарезирвировать частный тур на русском языке.
I love art, architecture and this city!

My father took me on walk adventures when I was a little girl and since then I walk around in the cities of the world and discover story after story.

My education in art and architecture has expanded my knowledge even further. Now I design my own adventures that I want to share with you. As an artist I also see beyond the facade and into the depth of the lines.

Come with me and see New York as an architectural gem…
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Where you'll be

We will be in the heart of the city. In case you missed the giants (favorite Skyscrapers of New Yorkers) this is your chance to see these beauties up close and personal. And don't get lost as we travel between the past and the present.

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 123 reviews.

Yulia
April 2021
Was amazing guided tour about art-deco in NY. But actually much more than that. We were discovering so many hidden treasures - looking mostly up, to the roofs if skyscrapers, also entering unexpected sights, listening to stunning stories of architects of NY. Anna knows subject really deep and she is very interested, dedicated and thoughtful guide.
Was amazing guided tour about art-deco in NY. But actually much more than that. We were discovering so many hidden treasures - looking mostly up, to the roofs if skyscrapers, also…
Malee
November 2019
If you are interested in seeing a different New York far from tourist attractions with a knowledgeable tour guide then this is the right tour for you.
Iva
August 2019
To begin with - Anna waited for us 10 minutes because we had problems with credit card at subway! I appreciate patience so much. She showed us different art styles and history facts. You couldn’t believe diversity this city has to offer even in few blocks. To end with - Anna gave us small game at the end of the tour which was really interesting and fun. If you have time for this tour - I highly recommend!
To begin with - Anna waited for us 10 minutes because we had problems with credit card at subway! I appreciate patience so much. She showed us different art styles and history fact…
Kobe
July 2019
Anna has a Very great insight and understanding of architecture and intertwines history of buildings with real stories and sometimes jokes behind them, highly recommended if you are visiting NYC.
Ryann
June 2019
I really enjoyed this walking tour with Anna. I loved her insight and passion for this topic. I would definitely recommend it to anyone with any interest in New York City history and architecture.
Andre
June 2019
Anna was great and I really appreciate her storytelling and knowledge about NYC Art Deco architecture. Thank you very much for the amazing tour!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Cameras or your phone

Water