New York City was made for walking, but why explore the city with your nose stuck in a guide book? These tour companies can change your view of the Big Apple.
By Candace Taylor

Jewish Chassidic Walking Tours
718-953-5244; Jewishtours.com.
The Chassidic Discovery Welcome Center sponsors walking tours of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, home to the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic Jewish movement’s headquarters. You’re unlikely to get a more personal look inside this culture than a stop at the Chabad rebbe’s private library, stocked with ancient manuscripts, religious articles, and a late-nineteenth-century clock that calculates months according to the moon. Visitors also see Torah scrolls being made by quill and parchment, then nosh on a kosher deli lunch.
Schedule: Sun. (except Jewish holidays)-Fri., 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; call for information about tours specifically for Jewish school groups and organizations.
Reservations: Required.
Duration: 3 hours.
Cost: $49.99.

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