Questions and Answers About Our Tours

Ticket Policies

Do I have to purchase tickets for the public tour in advance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance.

Do I need to buy a ticket for my young child?
Children under age 3 may come on the tours for free, but we ask that you ensure they do not disrupt.

Tour Content

Do you have to be Jewish to appreciate Jewish New York?
No, absolutely not! Our tours are fun learning experiences – no matter what your background is.

Are your tours also a good general New York City sightseeing tour?
Yes! Our tours are a must for anyone who wants to see authentic New York City.

Can a New Yorker gain anything from tours of Jewish New York, or is it only for tourists?
Native New York residents are surprised by how much they can learn about their own city and the people that live in it!

Tour Facilities

Is there a place to sit during the tours? Are restrooms available?
Our tours stop along the way at locations where seating and a restroom are available.

Do the tours operate in inclement weather?
Yes, the tours operate rain or shine. In case of inclement weather we make sure to make frequent indoor stops along the way.

Are any snacks or refreshments served on the tours?
We stop at numerous places along the tour routes where you can purchase refreshments. The cost of purchasing snacks and refreshments (at scheduled stops or otherwise) is not included in the tour price.

Are cameras allowed on the tours?
Yes. Please make sure to bring a camera or video camera to capture the sights.

Children on Tours

Are your tours suitable for children?
Our public tour is geared for adults, and it is up to you to determine whether it is suitable for your child.

Our private tours can be geared for children and we have special tours for school groups.

Do I need to buy a ticket for my young child?
Children under age 3 may come on the tours for free, but we ask that you ensure they do not disrupt.

Wheelchair Access

Are your tours wheelchair-accessible?
Our tours normally go into places that are not wheelchair-accessible. If you would like to arrange a tour for someone in a wheelchair, please contact us to discuss a custom tour.

Clothing Questions

Is there a dress code?
Since we tour through traditional neighborhoods, modest attire is requested. No halter or tank tops or short shorts.

Is a head covering necessary for the stop at the synagogue?
The synagogue provides head coverings for men. Women do not need head coverings.

Gift Certificates

Are gift certificates available for your tours?
If you are interested in purchasing our tours for someone as a gift, please contact us with your request. We will be in touch with you to make arrangements.

To inquire about a private or group tour call (718) 339-2302 or email us at

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