Welcome to Fab 4 NYC Walking Tours!

Featured in the New York Times, Time Out New York and “The Rough Guide to The Beatles.”

Fab 4 NYC Walking Tours featured on WNYC, New York City’s NPR station!

Fab 4 NYC guide Susan Ryan joined local New York City NPR “Morning Edition” anchor Soterios Johnson for a quick video tour of some of the lesser-known sites associated with John Lennon in New York City in time for John’s 70th birthday.  Check out the video below for a look at Susan in action:

NEW!  Tour Guide Susan Ryan and Fab 4 NYC Tours featured in You Tube Documentary at the Fest for Beatles Fans!

Susan was also featured in a short documentary film made at the 2011 New York Metro Fest for Beatles Fans!  Check out the video below!  (Susan comes in at about the 4:22 mark.)

Follow in the footsteps of the Beatles in New York City with an expert!  Learn about the group’s connection to New York, as well as fascinating facts about the history of the city!

See many famous sights significant in Beatles history including:

Strawberry Fields and Central Park

The Dakota Apartments

The Plaza Hotel

The Ed Sullivan Theater

Other sights include: Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, NBC Studios, Former U.S. Apple Offices and more!

Your Tour Guide – Susan Ryan

Susan has been a Beatles expert for 35 years.  A native New Yorker with a lifelong passion for the history of the city she loves, she is currently the proprietor and tour guide for Fab 4 NYC Walking Tours, a walk around New York City sites related to the group.  She is also a published writer of fiction, features, news, reviews and editorials.  Her work has appeared in Daytrippin’ Magazine, the London Beatles Fan Club Magazine, Newsbeat, Ha’Or, and many other publications.  She is the co-host of the travel DVD “John Lennon’s New York,” produced in 2007 by ArtsMagic, Ltd., and the publisher and editor-in-chief of Rooftop Sessions, a webzine devoted to presenting the finest in Beatles-related fiction on the Web.  Susan has appeared as a guest at the Fest for Beatles Fansin New York, Chicago and Boston for the past 10 years, discussing both Beatles travel and the fan fiction phenomenon.


I wanted to treat my daughter Madalyn to a very special “Beatles” weekend in New York City, as she was beginning to discover the Beatles and John Lennon in particular, via books and videos. Susan’s Fab 4 walking tour was excellent!  Susan was totally charming, she was a true fan but also a New Yorker who really knew her material and subjects. The tour was about 2 1/2 hours, but the pace was just perfect, with Susan providing unique insights into the Beatles and Lennon’s history all along the way. Susan shared some incredible insights, even personal nvolvement with some major players in the Lennon and Beatles circle, all tied to Manhattan and totally fascinating.  I was thoroughly charmed and won over by Susan and her Fab 4 walking tour of Manhattan. I would highly recommend this for any novice or hardcore Beatles or Lennon fan.  I now consider Susan as a personal friend of mine in NY” — Brian O’Malley, Dallas, TX

Thanks to Susan for guiding us on our recent Beatles walking tour of NYC. her enthusiasm and Beatles-related knowledge of the great sights we visited provided a great backdrop for the start of our NYC weekend.   Although we booked the tour on short notice, she was extremely accommodating and giving of her time and we are grateful to her.  I highly recommend the tour for first generation fans like myself as well as families.  My wife and I were accompanied by our 17-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son on the tour and everyone in our small group had a great time.  Susan is a wonderful person and a terrific Beatles tour guide. Thanks again! – David Pogue, Pittsburgh, PA

My husband David and I have for many years attended New York Metro The Fest For Beatles Fans in the Meadowlands and have long known of the Fab 4 Tour in NYC.  We had always said it sounded neat and something we should do, so we finally did it.  On October 1st, 2011 we had a wonderful 2 1/2 hour conducted tour of Beatle history through New York City by Susan of the Fab 4 NYC Walking Tour.  From our first meeting point to the last stop of the tour, Susan’s thorughness of all the events of the Beatles’ visits to NYC, along with her personal encounters and scrapbook kept us both entertained.  We stopped at several famed highlights remembering the Beatles; ie, Ed Sullivan Theatre, The Plaza Hotel, Manny’s Music (now Sam Ash) etc.  We would both highly recommend this tour.  Susan brings such a personal touch to this experience that if you are Beatles fans like we are, you are sure to love this tour!  — Kathy Gabrielle, Wyckoff, NJ  

Tour Prices and Other Information (Effective for Tours After July 1, 2011)

One or Two People (of any age): $60

Three or More Adults: $25 per person

Children Under 12 and Seniors Over 65 (if part of a larger group): $20

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more — contact Susan for more information.

All fees are payable in cash at the start of the tour.  Sorry, no credit cards or personal checks.

Private and Group Tours by Appointment. Tours are given year-round on both weekends and weekdays, depending on tour guide availability and weather conditions.  The tour is family-friendly, takes between 2 and 2 1/2 hours and requires walking through city streets and Central Park.

Email to Reserve Your Tour – nycbeatlestours@gmail.com or call 917-414-3315 between 10 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

Reservations are required to confirm availability. Please allow a minimum of five days to schedule a tour!


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