Urban Adventures has partnered with The New York Times for a new kind of city experience. Our newest line-up of day tours are inspired by Times content, particularly the newspaper’s much-loved “36 Hours” travel column. Expect our usual #localsknow themes such as arts and artisans, local cuisine and history, but with a Times twist to help you feel even more connected to the city you’re in.
Taste local food and drink, get behind-the-scenes access, enjoy hands-on experiences and strike up conversations with locals. On a Times Journeys City Tour, you might dig into homemade Moroccan dishes with a local family, step behind the grill and make your own cheesesteak in Philadelphia, or chat up some humanoid robots in Tokyo.
“Travellers look to The Times for trusted and unique insights into how to make the most out of any travel experience, from week-long excursions to what to do with a quick layover,” says David Rubin, senior vice president, audience and brand, The New York Times. “With City Tours, our travel offerings now reflect the entire breadth of our travel coverage and give more travellers the chance to explore cities alongside local guides who live there, with little planning and without having to dig deep into their travel budget.”
“Travel has always been something of an antidote to everyday life, but it’s increasingly important to get outside to get a fresh perspective,” says Tony Carne, managing director of Urban Adventures. “Not only because it’s a chance to step away from a barrage of social media outrage, but because there’s nothing like exploring a new neighbourhood to understand the real stories of a people and a place. We’re thrilled to be working with The New York Times to show readers a world that locals know and love.”