Can I tip my tour guide?

Absolutely! Your ticket price doesn’t include any gratuity and nothing tells a tour guide that they did a great job like a tip.

How long are your tours and how far am I walking?

All of THE HISTORY COUPLE’s tours run two hours. In terms of distance, each of our tours is different, some are closer to one mile and others are closer to two.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or reschedule, contact THE HISTORY COUPLE at and we will do what we can to accommodate your needs.

What happens if the weather is bad the day of the tour?

All tours happen, regardless of bad weather. On disagreeable days, we do all we can to keep you comfortable without taking away from your tour experience. If the weather or any other circumstances should make the tour unsafe, THE HISTORY COUPLE will contact you directly to reschedule. If you have further weather-related questions, please reach out to us at

Photo: Whitney Browne Photography

Will there be bathrooms available on the tours?

Yes, there will be public bathrooms along most routes. However, it is recommended you use the restroom before the tour begins so as not to take away from your experience.

Are the tours accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, part of the goal of THE HISTORY COUPLE is to keep our tours accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and needs. All tours are wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, THE HISTORY COUPLE cannot provide wheelchairs to visitors. If you have specific needs or special accommodations, please contact THE HISTORY COUPLE at prior to the tour so we can make any needed adjustments.

Can I take photographs on the tours?

Yes, please do! You are welcome to take as many photos as you like, and we encourage you to share them with us using @historycouple or @thehistorycouple on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Photo: Whitney Browne Photography

I want to have a private tour. Do you do that?

Yes we do! Hosting private groups is one of our favorite things! Please visit the Book Tour page to submit your request.

Can I smoke on the tour?

Even though we’re outdoors, we ask that you refrain from smoking when amongst the group. Also, many of the places we will be visiting are public parks in which smoking is illegal by New York State Law.

Are your tours good for kids?

Yes, THE HISTORY COUPLE works to make all of our tours enjoyable and fun for all ages. If you have further questions about the content, please feel free to email us at


Book your walking tour!

Whether you live in New York City or are just visiting, THE HISTORY COUPLE offers walking tours that everyone can enjoy! Book a private tour with your favorite walking buddies or come on a public tour and meet a whole new group of friends. Either way, you’ll all love hearing the offbeat stories of NYC’s great neighborhoods!