Underground Tour of the New York City Subway
Take a ride through history on a tour of the world’s largest subway system. Explore the past, present and future transit hubs of lower Manhattan on a guided tour led by a licensed NYC Tour guide.
What You Will Do
- Hear the history of the subway, from the original groundbreaking in 1900 to the soon-to-open Second Avenue subway line
- Examine the nearly abandoned “Grand Central” of lower Manhattan, now practically left in ruin
- Explore the secrets inside the Santiago Calatrava-designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub
- Journey into the future as you learn about the location and technology that's planned to create the world’s first underground park
- Guided subway tour
The tour requires two metro card swipes. Please bring comfortable shoes.
Tours take place rain or shine as long as the subways as running. No refunds
- 203 Ratings
The tour was absolutely wonderful, the guide was quite knowledgeable
The tour guide was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and shared lots of great information. He was very open to answering questions. The group was small, which was very nice. If we had had the 10-12 people that were supposed to have been on the tour, I think that would have been too many.
We bought tickets 7 months ago, and the wait was worth it. It was very informative, and it certainly gave me a new respect for the 6 line! The tour was informative and really easy to follow. Gabi was a great tour guide! I will definitely be on the lookout for her other tours.
The tour was great. Mandy was an excellent tour guide and we learned a LOT of interesting information about the subway. However, both my friend and I thought that the tour included access to City Hall station or at least some other 'off limits to the public' station since the event picture showed people touring the station, maybe that information was given in the fine print, but having that picture was a little misleading. But otherwise we had a great experience and would like to come to other Untapped Cities events.
Mandy was a wonderful guide. She provided her cell number in advance, showed up on time, was well-informed and handled herself well, especially given that it was a very cold day and only 3 of us showed up. I would highly recommend her tour.
Although I myself am a historian, the tour was worthwhile and enjoyable. Our guide was delightful and offered tremendous insight and tuition. The tour was, above all else, fun - and that's how we need to convey history.