Author: Top Dog Tours

TopDog Tours Holiday Tour is Featured by Travel + Leasure

By Top Dog Tours | December 11, 2020
Sam of TopDog Tours Gives a Holiday Tour of NYC

0:00 Introduction to New York Holiday Landmarks 0:23 St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Historical Origins of Christmas 1:34 New York Christmas Firsts 1:54 St. Patrick’s Cathedral Midnight Mass History 2:35 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree History 4:27 Radio City Music Hall History 4:48 The Rockettes History 5:56 Bryant Park History 6:30 Bryant Park Winter Village 6:57 Macy’s Store History 8:02 Macy’s Day Parade History 9:08 Macy’s Holiday Window Display  

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A Look Inside the Exclusive Players Club and Gramercy Park

By Top Dog Tours | March 16, 2020
Iron Railings And The Two Masks Associated With Comedy and Tragedy Close Up On The Exterior Of The Players Club Near Union Square Park New York City

New York’s wealthy elite took to the charming area just North-East of Union Square in the 1880s. During what is now known as the Gilded Age, the wealthy top tier of NYC society lived in lavish mansions and brownstones while a large percentage of the population lived in abject poverty. Constantly trying to carve a piece of the city for themselves out of sight from the poor, the neighborhood of...

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Top Dog Tours Now Serves Toronto!

By Top Dog Tours | May 30, 2019

Check out our two newest tours: Kensington Market and Chinatown Tour Downtown Toronto Tour

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Join our Email List and Save 15% on Tours Booked in November

By Top Dog Tours | November 1, 2018
statue of liberty in the fall

We’re offering a special discount to all of our newsletter subscribers for all tours booked in November*. To get the discount codes head over to the sidebar -> (or the bottom of the page on mobile) and Join the Email list. You will receive an email with the latest newsletter and discount codes good for: 15% off any tour! *Tours do not need to be attended in November, but booked in November.  Thanks...

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Superheros Tour Wins Award for Incredible Family-Friendly Experience

By Top Dog Tours | October 15, 2018
An image of many superheros in NYC

  Incredible Family-Friendly Experiences Top Dog Tours wins the first annual GetYourGuide Awards for incredible travel experiences. The list, announced on October 15th, celebrates excellence in the tours and activities industry by category and region. Winners were selected by a team of GetYourGuide judges using a proprietary algorithm across a variety of happiness metrics, including average review score, net promoter score, review language quality, booking volume, and number of reviews....

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Ghost & Superheros Tours Discount Specials

By Top Dog Tours | October 1, 2018
Halloween dogs

Happy Fall! We’re offering a special discount to all of our newsletter subscribers for Ghosts tours and Superheros tours booked in October*. To get the discount codes head over to the sidebar or the bottom of the page (on mobile) and Join the Email list. You will receive an email with the latest newsletter and discount codes good for: $5 off group Ghost Tours $10 off Private Ghost Tours 20% off Superhero tours...

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Halloween Tours in the Village or Ghosts in the City

By Top Dog Tours | October 18, 2017

Halloween has always been a time where it seems the veil between our plane of existence and what lies beyond becomes a bit thinner. No place celebrates that more than Greenwich Village. New York’s Village Halloween Parade is an annual holiday parade and street pageant presented on the night of every Halloween in New York City’s Greenwich Village. The Village Halloween Parade, initiated in 1974 by Greenwich Village puppeteer and...

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Our First ‘TopDog’ Central Park Fundraiser for Dogs

By Top Dog Tours | June 29, 2017
A photo of happy dogs with peopleat the Top Dog Tours Central Park fundraiser.

When the company first started, I knew I wanted to give back in a way we wouldn’t be able to as private citizens. Once we had gotten our bearings as new business owners, I was trying to figure out what kind of cause we should hold an event for. We had adopted our younger dog Scarlett, last year from Muddy Paws Rescue here in NYC and I followed them on...

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Central Bark Dog Tour and FUNdraiser – May 7

By Top Dog Tours | February 20, 2017
A photo of a happy dog looking for foster care.

Central Park is one of the most visited urban parks in the United States and one of NYC’s most popular tourist attractions. What better way to enjoy this unique 843 acre city oasis than by taking a fully guided walking tour? And to add to the fun it’s dog friendly! Bring you four-legged friend along to enjoy the tour as well!! There will also be adoptable dogs to meet and...

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Featured Walking Tours

By Top Dog Tours | February 15, 2017
A photo of a small group tour ear the Statue of Liberty.

It’s been quite the whirlwind. We have so many great stories to tell and places to show you. Join us! Our tours this 2017 include: • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island • Three Neighborhoods Tour (SoHo/Chinatown/Little Italy) • Broadway Theater District • Greenwich Village • Ghosts of The Village (Greenwich Village at Night) • Gilded Age Tour (Union Square/Gramercy/Player’s Club) • Historical Downtown & 9/11 Memorial (Financial District/Wall St.)...

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Featured Reviews

By Top Dog Tours | January 15, 2017

Since opening a year ago, our mission and goals are reaffirmed with every review we receive. Check out a couple here: “Patrick knows his stuff” 5 of 5 on TripAdvisor “Patrick was our guide and he made the history come alive. Very knowledgeable, put information across well and is very easy to be with…” – Sam H., United Kingdom “Players club” 5 of 5 on TripAdvisor “[The Gilded Age Tour]...

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