New York Tours | Pay-What-You-Wish
Welcome to Free Tours by Foot, offering pay-what-you-wish New York tours – including walking tours, as well as food, bike and bus tours. We provide a platform for licensed, local, freelance tour guides to lead tours at no upfront costs, so that you may enjoy sightseeing New York tours for whatever price you like – even free! You get to determine what a tour was worth, if anything, after the tour, thus ensuring that your tour guide must strive to give his or her best on every tour. Our New York walking tours are some of the best things to do in New York. This is an expensive city and we feel that every visitor should be able to experience a guided tour of the city in an affordable manner.
This is a city of neighborhoods and we focus on tours designed to show you what the Big Apple is made of. Walking tours are our specialty, and we offer a number of daily and weekly guided pay-what-you-like walking tours of NYC. You could browse the tours that we have by clicking the links below, by scrolling our public tours calendar or just go to our booking page to see what we have available and to book now. There’s no cost to book our walking tours, so there’s no risk for you. Some tours focus on single neighborhoods and some combine parts of several. Food tours and night tours are detailed in their own respective sections, but you can find them in the calendar below. We also offer dozens of self-guided tours as well as GPS-enabled audio tours.
- Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO
- SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown
- Downtown Manhattan
Not-Quite Daily Tours
- Lower Manhattan (Financial District) Tour
- Greenwich Village
- Central Park
- Chelsea and the High Line
- Midtown Manhattan
- Grand Central Terminal
- Graffiti and Street Art Tours
Our New York tours are also a great way to meet fellow travelers and make new friends. Our guests come from all over the world, and this means that many different perspectives are reflected in the questions asked of our tour guides and contributes to more enriching experiences for our guests. We offer over 30 different NYC tours.
Be sure to consider one of our pay-what-you-wish New York City food tours. With our competitors charging anywhere from $45-$65 for their food tours, a food tour experience is often out of reach for most travelers. There is so much good food at affordable prices, there’s no need to be forced to pay so much money.
Our two most popular and regularly scheduled guided tour options are:
We also offer weekly food tours of the East Village, Manhattan’s Chinatown, and Williamsburg Brooklyn as well free self-guided food tours, so that you can experience the flavors of the city at your own pace. Since we do not offer any of our food tours on a daily basis, we have also included the food tour schedules of other companies that we trust.
Can’t fit in any of our tours to your schedule, then check out our anytime audio tours, where you will find several of our most popular tour narrated by Free Tours by Foot tour guides. These audio tours go deeper than our self-guided maps and allow you to enjoy our guided tours whenever they fit your schedule. We are constantly adding new audio tours to our collection. Currently, we offer the following GPS Audio Tours:
- Lower Manhattan
- Central Park
- 9/11 Memorial
- Greenwich Village
- Grand Central Terminal
- High Line
We’ve also written down some of our favorite stories and routes for many of the famed neighborhoods in NYC. We offer over 40+ different self-guided tours of NYC neighborhoods and attractions, such as the Brooklyn Bridge. Many of these self-guided tours are part of overall neighborhood guides, so they can also be very helpful when planning your trip.
New York doesn’t have to be an expensive trip if you know how to avoid paying too much money. Obviously, we at Free Tours by Foot know a thing a two about saving money, from our pay-what-you-like guided walking tours, audio tours, and free self-guided tours. But, there are many ways to save. Check out our post titled “Travel Guide for NYC on a Budget” for all of our helpful articles. Below are some of the most popular articles:
- Save money on attractions and tours with a tourist attraction discount pass.
- Learn how to use the NYC Subway and which MetroCard to buy.
- Find highly rated but inexpensive hotels and other accommodation options.
- List of museums and galleries that offer free admission.
- Tips on discount shopping.
- Don’t pay full price for tickets to Broadway shows.
- Find the best cheap eats.
The same goes for sightseeing in New York on a bike. Some hotels offer complimentary bikes. Some guests have their own bikes or rent them through a tourist pass. We offer an affordable option for all visitors to New York City. You can rent a bike through us for less than it will cost through a bike shop. We offer two bike tours, one of Central Park and one of Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. Check out our New York tours by bike.
Private New York Tours
We also offer our guiding services for private groups where we can take you pretty much anywhere you want to go in the city. Whatever your tour guiding needs are; we can hook you up. Need a bus? We will get you one. Want a multi-day tour with a full itinerary? No problem. Call us or email us and we will get back to you with a timely quote. Come and discover New York with us!
We also focus our content on helping you understand all of the things to do in NYC, to help you decide which tourist attractions and sightseeing opportunities are best for you and your time in the Big Apple. Whether you are here for a week visit or just a weekend trip, our blog posts will demonstrate how to see the best places to visit in New York City and which places to avoid.