THE NEW YORK SPORTS HISTORY EXPERIENCE

An Intimate, Guided, Multimedia Story Ride to Dozens of Manhattan Locations from Sports History Followed by Lunch or Dinner with a New York Sports Personality at Legendary Keens Steakhouse


  All public tour outings start on Vanderbilt Avenue one block north of this Grand Central Terminal exit

All public tour outings start on Vanderbilt Avenue one block north of this Grand Central Terminal exit

For private and custom outings, please contact kathy@newyorksports.tours or call 212 244 1132

  Post-tour dinner hosts have included New York Yankees great Mickey Rivers (in hat)

Post-tour dinner hosts have included New York Yankees great Mickey Rivers (in hat)


Reviews

"Absolutely brilliant . . . a worthy alternative to taking in a Broadway show . . . terrific value . . ."

— TripAdvisor's No. 1-ranked New York City "Historical and Heritage" Tour Ride

". . . a unique sports and cultural experience."

— Newsday

" . . . revolutionary . . . a tour of a lifetime . . ."

New York Family Magazine

"'Sports matters.' That’s what former soccer great Shep Messing said at the end of . . . the upscale tour
. . .  'I was blown away by all the things I didn’t know,' said Messing . . . Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, a history major in college, loves the history lessons provided by New York Sports Tours . . . 'They’ve brought history to life,' said Cashman . . ."
— Forbes.com

". . . very affordably priced for the luxury . . . It's great."

 Insider Travel Report

". . . immersed in entertaining, educational stories . . ." 

— Where Traveler

". . . you should check out
New York Sports Tours . . ."

New York Post

". . . bringing the city’s sports history to life . . ."

— SportsTravel magazine

". . . the rich history of sports in the Big Apple."

— WABC-TV

" . . . offers original, eye-opening stories . . ." 
Yankees Magazine

". . . will delight sports fans and many more." 
— Broadway World

". . . engaging . . . historically accurate, and fun . . ." 

— City Guide NY

". . . an amazing experience . . . an A+. It was that good."

Start Spreading the News". . .

“. . . such a compelling tour."

WCBS Radio

"comfortable . . . an exhaustive but not exhausting trip back through time . . ."

— ESPN.com

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The Experience


  • BOARD OUTSIDE
    GRAND CENTRAL



  • Meet near Grand Central Terminal, on East 44th Street at Vanderbilt Avenue.


    Reach the start by foot from Grand Central's iconic main concourse clock: Walk up the staircase located to the right of the large train departure board, exit onto Vanderbilt Avenue, turn right, then cross the street at 44th Street.


    Please see this website's Start/Finish page for more details on the start and finish spots.


  • ENJOY A GUIDED
    MULTIMEDIA RIDE



  • Witness entertaining true stories of how New York sports history at stops along the tour route and beyond have helped shape America and the world.


    Ride in a luxury vehicle with a tour host to more than 50 locations from sports history in midtown Manhattan.


    Enjoy a seamless narrative with engaging on-screen audio, video, photography and other content, plus hold rare original historical items.


  • WITNESS MOVING
    SPORTS STORIES



  • See 30 original and exclusive mini-documentaries that tie in to tour stops, narrated by celebrated sports broadcaster and New York City native Mary Carillo (above), and enjoy live commentary from a sports historian.


    Receive a premium baseball cap, and a password to access a private online New York sports museum featuring seven other exclusive mini-documentaries and other original content that complements the tour narrative.


  • DINE AT KEENS WITH
    A SPORTS FIGURE



  • Purchase the Full Experience ticket to enjoy an intimate post-tour meal at the table of a sports figure in Keens Steakhouse, a host to sports figures for more than 130 years.


    Each lunch and dinner host is identified at some point in advance of the meal date. Guests can then see the name of the host by clicking on the date in the ticket system.


    Some past Keens hosts appear on the Hosts page of this site.


  Each tour guest receives a premium New York Sports Tours baseball cap

Each tour guest receives a premium New York Sports Tours baseball cap

  Historical items tour guests have held include this Toots Shor menu at the restaurant's former site

Historical items tour guests have held include this Toots Shor menu at the restaurant's former site

  Tour guests visit at least one place featured in an exclusive documentary played in the tour vehicle

Tour guests visit at least one place featured in an exclusive documentary played in the tour vehicle

  Guests receive a group photo from their tour experience

Guests receive a group photo from their tour experience


Private and Custom Outings

  During a private tour outing: Cary Woods (left), New York City native and prominent American film producer (including of sports-themed classic  Rudy ); director-actress Teressa Tunney, granddaughter of boxing legend and New York City native Gene Tunney; and Boyd Melson, New York City native and World Boxing Council international champion

During a private tour outing: Cary Woods (left), New York City native and prominent American film producer (including of sports-themed classic Rudy); director-actress Teressa Tunney, granddaughter of boxing legend and New York City native Gene Tunney; and Boyd Melson, New York City native and World Boxing Council international champion

New York Sports Tours' private tour options include custom experiences.

Private outings can incorporate special access to historic New York sports venues, premium seating at New York sports events, and participation by select sports figures. 

To discuss custom experiences for corporate, school, family or other groups, contact Kathy Paprocki at kathy@newyorksports.tours.