Unique Tours in New Jersey

Experience New Jersey by foot, car, bike, boat and more with unforgettable tours that offer insight into the history, food and culture of each city.



  1. Princeton Tour Company
    The top-rated tour company in Princeton offers everything from self-guided tour maps to holiday trolley tours. However, their most popular – the Princeton Five Star Shameless Name Dropping Tour – is one you can’t miss. Learn all about the university’s history and visit the homes and favorite spots of the most famous Princeton residents – from Albert Einstein to Brooke Shields.
  2. AC Tour Guy
    What’s better than a great walking tour? A great FREE walking tour. The AC Tour Guy is a lifetime Atlantic City local who loves to share the rich history of his city. The Atlantic City Boardwalk Tour gives you the background on the boardwalk, hotels, amusement rides, the music scene and more. Be sure to tip generously if you enjoy your tour. 
  1. Jersey Shore Tours
    Whether you want to see the sights of Ocean City, learn about LGBTQ history in Atlantic City, or explore the 50s-era Doo Wop architecture of Wildwood, Jersey Shore Tours has a tour for you (and these are just a few of the options!). Choose from their specialized tour offerings – all guided by a local public historian – or give them a call to set up a tour that’s tailored to your interests.



  1. Cape May Trolley Tours
    Sit back and relax as a professional guide takes you on a tour of the must-see spots in America’s first seaside resort, Cape May. With Cape May Trolley Tours, you can check out the Victorian-style cottages in the historic district, hear local ghost stories and strange histories, or opt for a kid-friendly 30-minute tour that includes a fun “show and tell.”
  2. Delaware River Railroad Excursions
    Ride along the beautiful Delaware River in historic 1950s-era passenger coaches as you make your way to an exciting excursion. Adults will appreciate the train ride to Villa Milagro Vineyards, where you’ll sip some tasty wine and learn about the farming process. For families and kids, check out trips to the seasonal Corn Maze adventure or the Ol' Susquehanna Mine to pan for gemstones. Check out their website for even more tours, which vary by season.
  3. Cape May Whale Watcher
    If you’re visiting the Shore March-December, the Cape May Whale Watcher tours are a must. With their “Marine Mammal Sighting” guarantee, you are sure to spot a dolphin or whale from the deck of this 110-foot boat. You can also head out for a sunset lighthouse cruise, bird-watching tour or wine-tasting cruise featuring wines from a local vineyard.



  1. Taste of Asbury Food Tours
    Great for both visitors and locals, Taste of Asbury’s Sip & Stroll Tour lets you sample six popular eateries in downtown Asbury Park. Along the way, your guide will teach you the town’s local lore and at each stop you’ll learn from local chefs and owners. Three drink pairings are included, so this tour is just for those ages 21+.
  2. Savor and Stroll Culinary Tours
    Founded by a registered dietician and nutritionist, the Savor and Stroll Culinary Tours include five tastings over three hours in the heart of Morristown. Choose a brisk walk or leisurely stroll with historical highlights and tastings that can be modified for your preferences.
  3. Beyond the Plate Food Tours
    With tours in Somerville, Red Bank, and Jersey City, Beyond the Plate Food Tours make it easy to discover the local food scene across New Jersey. Get exclusive access to some of the most popular restaurants as you experience four tastings, including 2-3 beverage pairings. Both private and public tours are available and last about three hours.



  1. Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey
    Looking for a way to make friends that share your interest in biking and see some of the most picturesque areas of New Jersey? A non-profit club, Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey may be just what you’re looking for. Check out their website for details and see an active roster of rides popping up near you.
  1. NJ Bike Tours
    Explore the scenic landscapes and hidden gems of New Jersey on one of four European-inspired bike tours. Choose from the farm-to-table tour in Hopewell, beaches & cream in Atlantic Highlands, paths & pastries tour in Lambertville and the vineyards tour in Hopewell. The journeys range from 10-25 miles, depending on which tour you choose.
  2. Pedalcycle
    If you’re up for a party in Beach Haven consider Pedalcycle’s “party bike” tours. Gather a group for this 21-and-up bar crawl, where you and up to 14 friends can pedal your way through town, stopping at local watering holes and trendy bars. Expect two hours of music, laughter and delicious drinks.



  1. Self-Guided Tour of Jersey City Murals
    The Jersey City Mural Arts Program (JCMAP) is a beautification initiative that has led to the creation of 200 murals from local, national and international artists. You can tour this city-wide outdoor art gallery and learn about each of the artists and murals using the interactive map on the JCMAP website. Take in the free art displays as you wander the streets of Jersey City. And don’t forget to capture a few mural selfies for Instagram.
  2. New Jersey State House Tour
    The New Jersey State House in Trenton, built in 1792, stakes its claim as the state’s most historic building. Reservations are required for the 60-minute weekday tour, where you’ll learn about the building’s storied history, architecture and artwork.
  3. WheatonArts and Cultural Center
    When you go on a self-guided tour of the internationally-acclaimed arts community known as WheatonArts (Millville), you’ll hit the Museum of American Glass, the Folklife Center and Artist Studios, where you can watch pottery and glassblowing demonstrations. The ever-rotating exhibits and workshops always offer something unique and interesting for craft lovers.

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