SoHo, Little Italy And Chinatown Walking Tour - New York City

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Overview

Known today for popular restaurants, shops and tourism, the Manhattan neighborhoods of SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown boast some of New York Citys richest history. Take a 2-hour walking tour with an expert local guide to discover hidden gems, 19th-century architecture, historical churches, and several locations of the mob and gang violence that plagued these areas of Lower Manhattan for decades. Learn about the hardships that early immigrants faced and how the neighborhoods became what they are today.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Fully narrated tour

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Meet your tour guide and group on Spring Street in SoHo to begin your on-foot exploration of three of Lower Manhattans most interesting neighborhoods, which have been both gritty and glamorous throughout the years. They are also home to excellent food, and depending on availability on the day of your tour, you may samples some of the local ethnic cuisine.

Following your guide a local with boundless knowledge of Manhattans history, culture and eccentricities head toward Greene Street, the site of the Manhattan Well Murder, the first recorded homicide case in New York City. Most of SoHo is part of the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, a US National Historic Landmark, known for its concentration of cast-iron architectural detailing on its many 19th-century buildings. As you admire these structures and learn about the importance of them from your guide, keep your eyes peeled for celebrities fashionable SoHo with its many designer boutiques is a favorite hood for movie stars and supermodels.

Make your way toward Little Italy, the heart of which is Mulberry Street. Hear stories from your guide about mob bosses like John Gotti, gang violence, the struggles Italian immigrants faced when they first arrived in this neighborhood, and how much of the ethnic identity of Little Italy has faded over the years.

Continue a few blocks south to reach Chinatown, one of the oldest and largest concentrations of Chinese people outside Asia. As you take in the colorful busyness of the streets lined with fish markets, produce stands, gift stores and small restaurants, learn about the not-so-pretty history of the neighborhood from your guide.

Arrive at the site of the old Five Points, a former intersection and slum district that was home to crime and disease in the 1800s. The movie Gangs of New York was set in this location, which is now adjacent to Columbus Park, where your 2-hour tour ends.

Inclusions for SoHo, Little Italy And Chinatown Walking Tour

  • Professional guide

Exclusions for SoHo, Little Italy And Chinatown Walking Tour

  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This was a great tour. I learned so much about three different areas in New York in an enjoyable and fun way. Got the chance to get some inside tips for culinary delights! Highly recommended.

  • For me the best was the food in little italy!

  • Very good tour and a good guide. It was just too cold to really enjoy the tour. Did enjoy seeing the different areas and want to go back when the weather is better.

  • A short taste of the neighbourhood. I wish there was more time and more explanation in soho. Our guide seemed to rush through a bit

  • Fantastic tour, our tour guide was really engaging, fun and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate in recomending the tour.

  • very good! highly recommended!

  • An interesting tour - worth the price.

  • Helena was an excellent guide, walk was very interesting and a great way to discover more about NY.

  • Very good tour. Did this on our first day in NY, an excellent intro to the city.Tour guide very informative and entertaining.

  • Our guide Charles was just wonderful. He was beyond well versed in the history of the city, personable and professional throughout our tour. I LOVED his enthusiasm, it was obvious that he enjoyed his job.
    We meet some nice people in the group that were from all over the world! Thank you Charles for making an ordinary Saturday afternoon extraordinary!!

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