New York Custom History Tours for Individuals or Groups

Planning a visit to New York City? Explore NY with seasoned city historian, Joyce Gold.

Schedule a guided tour where each tour is a unique experience tailored to the interests and requests of the individual or group. Joyce shares accurate, interesting information with wonderful details and stories with a historical twist that will delight any group.

For a complete price schedule and quote for your custom tour, contact Joyce for details.

Plan a marvelous, enriching experience for yourself, your family, friends or special guests from the city or from around the world.



Joyce Gold with family tour


On our guided tours, we understand that we represent your company and must reflect your high standards. We take great care to adhere to your specifications, to plan meticulously, and to exceed your expectations for your important event.

Joyce Gold History Tours of New York specializes in providing high-level, enjoyable tours for corporate clients.

Whether entertaining your clients, your special guests or your employees from the city or from around the world, Joyce Gold customizes the tour as she responds to questions and comments from your group. The emphasis, the stories, even the themes she explores can be open to subtle or significant changes as she interacts with your group.

For your reference, below is a list of walking tours that are currently popular among our corporate clients.

- Area of the corporate offices
- Wall Street – From Windmills To World Finance
- Greenwich Village (many different emphases are available)
- Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women Of Washington Square
- Gangs of New York And The Bloody Five Points

Explore our complete list of tours at Tour Descriptions.

If you are looking to offer your group a broad view of the city, check our Bus and Vehicle Tours page for some ideas.

Contact Joyce for more information about planning your corporate tour.

Corporate Tour Marriot and Wall Street
Joyce with the staff of the Courtyard by Marriott after their tour of Financial District history. The hotel is about to open near Wall St. and the staff is now enthusiastic about the hotel’s exciting location.
Joyce Gold guiding a corporate tour.
photo courtesty of J. Goodman


Extend a walking tour — combine or arrange it as a Bus, Car, Limousine or Van Tour for your group.

Walking Tours (see Tour Descriptions) can be combined and arranged as a Bus Tour or a Car, Limousine or Van Tour.

Special Tours (listed below) are available only for groups in vehicles. These tours can be custom-designed to appeal to your group’s interests. Vehicle tours can include short walking tours and stops for shopping and strolling.

  • Manhattan Overview Tour - From the Financial District to Midtown and Harlem, this tour includes the city’s major highlights, with the possibility of walking through key areas.
  • Architecture Tour - Manhattan highlights, architectural styles from Colonial times, turn-of-the-century mansions, the first skyscrapers, today’s most innovative structures; esteemed architects from the Belle Epoque to today’s “starchitects.”
  • Manhattan Neighborhoods – including one or more of those listed below: Downtown/Lower Manhattan: Financial District, Ground Zero, Battery Park City, Tribeca, Chinatown, The Bowery, Soho
  • Ethnic New York: Lower East Side, Little Italy, Chinatown, Italian Greenwich Village, East Village
  • Greenwich Village: Washington Square Park, South Village, West Village, Hudson River Park, Meat packing District, High Line Park
  • Midtown: Times Square, Fifth Avenue, 42nd Street, Irish Hell’s Kitchen, Gramercy Park, Chelsea, Union Square.
  • Uptown: Central Park, Fifth Ave, Central Park West, Morningside Heights, Harlem.
  • Revolutionary War in New York Tour – Brooklyn Heights, East River Crossing, Lower Manhattan, & Retreat up Manhattan to Harlem Heights.
  • Civil War Era in New York Tour – Draft riots, ethnic neighborhoods, memorials.

Contact Joyce for more information about planning your corporate tour.

Wall Street Ethnic Food 42nd St