Untapped New York’s Black Friday Sale Starts Now! This year, get 50% off all Untapped New York tours* with promo code BLACKFRIDAY2022. The code is valid from today until Monday, November 28 (Cyber Monday). With our biggest sale of the year, you can save on our signature public tours like the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal, Victorian Flatbush and NYC Underground Subway, as well as our new offerings like the Secrets of Rockefeller Center and Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
All tours are led by expert, licensed New York City guides who will show you the fascinating parts of New York City that others pass by. While sales run through Monday, November 28, your tickets can be for any upcoming tour date. Learn about some of our favorite tours below and see a full list of all our public tours here!
Secrets of Rockefeller Center
Completed in 1939, the iconic Rockefeller Center holds a host of historical and current secrets. The Art Deco complex is one of New York’s most popular tourist destinations, but we show you what most tourists miss! Rockefeller Center is home to the nation’s largest Christmas tree and a handful of television’s most popular TV shows, including the world-famous sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live.” Join Untapped New York and discover the secrets and stories that make this landmark one of the most visited locations in the world.
Secrets of the Lower East Side Tour and Tasting
Once the most populous district in the world, Manhattan’s Lower East Side has undergone many changes over the past century. This tour offers a glimpse into the past when the streets were filled with handcarts and Jewish delis, bakeries and pickle stands. Led by Richard Soden, a longtime Lower East Side resident, see structures still standing from that era and learn which ones have been restored, repurposed, demolished, or abandoned. Along the way, stop to nibble on some traditional Jewish dishes!
Secrets of the Met Museum
Your guide, Patrick Bringley, worked as a security guard at the Met for ten years, watching over this two-million-square-foot treasure house. After exploring every corner of the galleries and haunting the sprawling backstage, he wrote the memoir All the beauty in the world. On this one-of-a-kind walking tour, explore the inner workings of this vaunted institution from an intimate, first-hand perspective. You come face to face with beautiful objects whose stories span multiple continents and millennia. You look into the eyes of a once stolen Greek statue,
find the tooth of Mary Magdalene and see well-known masterpieces in a fascinating new light!
Secrets of Grand Central Tour
Did you know there’s a hidden tennis court in Grand Central Terminal? Or that the ceiling is backwards? On this tour you will discover the origins and history of the Beaux Arts train station, from its glittering glory days to decay and modern day quests to save it. Whether you pass by it every day on your commute or for the first time, you will be sure to have learned, seen and experienced something new and extraordinary. This guided tour of Grand Central Terminal is great for history or architecture buffs.
NYC underground subway tour
Explore the world’s largest subway system, the beating heart of the city that never sleeps. You’ll discover the fascinating beginnings of the New York City subway and discover spaces that even the most seasoned commuter might not know about. Hear the story of the very first subway, built illegally under the cover of night, and other surprising stories. With the 6 train as our very own ten-car time machine, you’ll travel through abandoned stations travelers unknowingly pass by every day, including the famous City Hall Station.
Remnants of Penn Station Tour
Two things most commuters don’t realize about Penn Station’s history: 1. There was a beautiful Beaux-Arts station that was demolished in the ’60s. 2. Parts of that old station can still be found, buried under the arena that landed on top of it. While Amtrak only recognizes one remnant, you’ll discover many more. Penn Station tours are supported by photographic presentations of the station created by renowned photographers Norman McGrath, Peter Moore, and Aaron Rose, along with the work of railroad enthusiast Alexander Hatos, a Pennsylvania Railroad employee, and Ron Ziel, a railroad historian.
Remnants of New Amsterdam Tour
Discover where New York began and see what’s left of Dutch New Amsterdam! With the first map of New York City in hand, trace the streets of Manhattan from 1667 as you discover the many hidden Dutch relics south of Wall Street. Get a physical feel for history as you discover how Bowling Green got its name, and see the foundations of New York City’s first city hall (which was also a tavern!), the long-forgotten oyster pasta cannon, the original battery wall, and much more !
The gilded mansions of Fifth Avenue
Take a stroll along Fifth Avenue as it was during the Gilded Age when grand millionaire mansions lined the illustrious street. If you revisit Millionaire’s Row, you will discover architectural works that have been lost over time and some that have survived today with a new purpose. This tour will revive some of the magnificent mansions that no longer stand and bring those glamorous abodes back to life with stunning historical images and scintillating stories of the affairs that took place within. You’ll see the footprint of the largest freestanding residence ever built in Manhattan, learn the secrets of the famed Frick Collection, discover a charming bookstore tucked away in a Fifth Avenue mansion, and more!
Remnants of the World’s Fair
Did you miss the 1939/40 or 1964/65 World’s Fairs? Here’s your chance! Discover relics from both fairs, such as hidden time capsules, the Fountain of the Planets, the Unisphere, and the historic New York State Pavilion. If you attended before, visit the park again and tell us your story! Flushing Meadows-Corona Park transformed from marshy wetlands to ash dump, to the site of not one, but two World’s Fairs. This tour explores the past, present and future of this 900 acre park, an obsession of the late ‘Master Builder’, Robert Moses.
Victorian Flatbush Mansions Tour
Discover the spectacular mansions and history of Flatbush, a truly unique Brooklyn neighborhood. In many ways, the neighborhood best encapsulates the entire history of Brooklyn – from 17th-century Dutch colonial history to 19th-century residential growth to a population explosion of working-class immigrant communities in the 20th century.
Greenwich Village Coffee Tour and Tasting
Drink your way through the surprising history of coffee in New York City on our Greenwich Village Coffee Tour and Tasting! On this tour, discover the surprising history of coffee in New York City as you explore Greenwich Village, the iconic birthplace. You will learn how New York and coffee go hand in hand, both in cultural and economic development. At the end of this experience you will have tasted: an espresso, a drip coffee, chocolate covered coffee beans and a cappuccino… so you are decaffeinated!
See our full list of public tours here and use code BLACKFRIDAY2022 for 50% off! Not sure which tour you or your gift recipient want to join? You can buy a gift card!
*Partner events such as Monet’s Garden, ARTECHOUSE and Classic Harbor Cruises are exempt from this sale.