New York by The Experts

Take a bigger bite of the Big Apple with a small group or private tour – hands down the best way to experience the city. 

Pride of guides Context Travel run private and small group (max 6 people) ambles led by a crack team of experts, from art historians and PhDs to culture mavens and specialists. Alongside the neighbourhood and cultural tours are a range of themed itineraries – spanning architecture to the history of cocktails – or you can arrange a tailor-made jaunt. Whichever way you swing, expect an enlightening walking conversation.

Should you be overwhelmed by the Met’s stagger collections, book a personalised, behind-the-scenes peek with Museum Hack. This 2.5-hour VIP experience explores the vaults of one of America's most famous cultural institutions, revealing the lesser-known stories and secrets along the way. Better yet, wine is included – cheers! 

Frequently dubbed ‘the best food tour in NYC’, Foods of New York is a must for gourmands. Take a culinary canter through Little Italy and Chinatown, graze the food stalls at Chelsea Market and discover the real-deal mom n’ pop eateries of Greenwich Village. All that’s required is a hearty appetite. 

The absolutely fabulous Pamela Parisi has more than 20 years experience as a model, designer and retailer; book a tour through her company The Elegant Tightwad and you’ll gain insider access to the Garment District’s best showrooms, sample sales and bargain outlets. Shop to it!

For more expert tips and tricks, nab a copy of the LUXE New York guide...

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Siobhan Brewood-Wyatt

London-born Siobhan has worked for the Guardian, TripAdvisor and Expedia (UK) and Cedar (Hong Kong). She spent part of her MA studying in Malta before moving to Hong Kong in 2016 to continue her editorial adventures in Asia. She joined the LUXE team in 2018.

  • Siobhan LOVES... Tiny islands, big cities

  • Siobhan LOATHES… Packing, slow walkers

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