Chinatown, New York City

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Chinatown, New York City: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • New York City: Central Park Zoo and Sightseeing Walking Tour

    1. New York City: Central Park Zoo and Sightseeing Walking Tour

    The tour begins on the world-famous Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this busy district, and see some of the city’s most recognizable sights including Ground Zero and The Charging Bull at the New York Stock Exchange. Continue on to Greenwich Village next, walking through Five Points, China Town, and Little Italy. Learn about the vibrant culture of these neighborhoods and the people who live here as well as tips on the best local places to eat some amazing food. After the walking tour, visit the Central Park Zoo, nestled in the heart of New York's beloved Central Park. Explore this 6.5 acre zoo and admire the array of animals housed here, which includes bears, penguins, pandas, leopards, monkeys, and more.

  • Manhattan: 3-Hour Food and History Tour With a Local Guide

    2. Manhattan: 3-Hour Food and History Tour With a Local Guide

    This 3-hour walking tour starts off at City Hall, where many immigrants become American citizens. Make your way around the neighborhood, visiting 100-year-old bakeries, churches, markets, and historic sites. Stroll the streets of little Italy, as Lucky Luciano might have a century ago. See synagogues and Jewish clothing stores. Along the way you’ll sink your teeth into amazing stories and amazing food. Knishes, tacos, dumplings, and more are all in store. Taste the culinary legacy left by those that have passed by Lady Liberty on their way to realize the American Dream. This trip is offered on a join-in basis, with a maximum group size of 12. If you are happy with the services provided by your local guide, a tip (though not compulsory) is appropriate and much appreciated!

    This was an excellent way to be introduced to the history and culture of different communities in NYC. Highly recommend if you've never been to NYC before or just enjoy eating different cuisines!

  • SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown 2-Hour Guided Walk

    3. SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown 2-Hour Guided Walk

    A Big Apple experience doesn’t get more authentic than a visit to SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown, where you’ll experience very different worlds in a relatively small area. Spot movie stars, celebrities, and fashionistas in historic SoHo district with its charming cast-iron buildings – its greatest treasure. On this 2-hour guided walk you’ll hear stories of immigrant struggles and gang violence in Little Italy and Chinatown as you sample ethnic food. The itinerary includes visits to many of the following sites: • Spring Street • Greene and Spring streets (site of the Manhattan Well Murder, which was the first recorded murder case in New York City) • Cast Iron district • E.V. Haughwout Building (home to the first safety elevator) • 421 Broome Street (where Heath Ledger died, in Mary Kate Olsen's apartment) • Old Police Station (1909 Beaux-Arts building, which is now a residence) • Rav...

    Sara made all the difference, she’s a gem Somehow with over 15 people it felt like a small group

  • New York: 2-Hour Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

    4. New York: 2-Hour Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

    Through the gateway of Chinatown sits its main street. There, glimpse diners enjoying dim sum, a 2,000-year-old tradition dating back to the Song Dynasty. Visit the birthplace of modern tattooing and discover its history. Savor some of the best dumplings in the world while laughing at the origins of the eatery. Next, discover the beacon of Italian immigrants since the 1800s, New York City's Little Italy, a haven for exiles. Through their stories of struggle and sacrifice, experience their renaissance and triumphs in the "Land of Opportunities". Go inside a favorite local pastry shop, established in 1892, and marvel at the numerous Italian delights. Wander into America's oldest cheese shop owned by a secret celebrity.

    It was really memorable time. The guide, Andrew, was so knowledgeable and expertise. I enjoyed single moment about the town. I appreciate all!!

  • New York: Guided Wall Street, Little Italy & China Town Tour

    5. New York: Guided Wall Street, Little Italy & China Town Tour

    After meeting with your guide, you will be led on an exploration of New York’s major landmarks. This tour will provide you with a good idea of the history, culture, and legends of one of the world's best-loved cities You will begin on Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Here you will see iconic buildings, Ground Zero, and The New York stock exchange (Bull statue). You will also be able to take pictures with the Wall Street Bull and the Fearless Girl statues. Next you will head to Greenwich Village, going through the 5 Points, China Town, and Little Italy districts. There is plenty of history in these areas, including gangsters, amazing food, and iconic buildings. Chinese, Irish, and Italian immigrants arrived here throughout the last 150 years and created the best areas of New York!

    Bobby was amazing - so fun, informative, and on point. He went above and beyond to make sure everyone in the group had a wonderful time. I would 100% recommend this tour to friends and would love to go again!

  • New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Ferry or Night Tour Options

    6. New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Ferry or Night Tour Options

    Explore New York from onboard the open-top, double-decker sightseeing bus. Hop-off at the attractions you want to explore further and see the city at your own pace. The 1, 2 and 3-day tickets includes access to 2 loops - Uptown and Downtown - where you can hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you please! You can also opt for a Night Tour or Ferry Tour, to discover the city from a different angle! Travel on the Downtown Loop and the Uptown Loop, jumping off at any of the 50 stops along the way. Enjoy the best of Manhattan, from the flashing lights of Times and the iconic Empire State Building–New York's most prestigious skyscraper–to the fashion stores of 5th Avenue, or the impressive home of the United Nations. Onboard, you will have access to a high-quality live audio commentary, giving you a general overview of the sights. Downtown Loop Stop 1 - Times Square...

    It’s good and nice place to be , to my surprise I didn’t know that the Statue of Liberty is a gift from France to USA. I really learnt a lot of things .

  • 3 Neighborhoods Tour: Soho, Chinatown & Little Italy

    7. 3 Neighborhoods Tour: Soho, Chinatown & Little Italy

    The 3 Neighborhoods Tour will give you unique insight into three very different places in Manhattan. Start in Soho, one of NYC's trendiest neighborhoods. Learn about the area's real estate and how this area became on of the most expensive places to live on the island. Stroll into the heart of Soho and see some of the most posh bakeries, shops, and restaurants that Soho has to offer. Walk down Greene Street and talk about why Soho has such unique and beautiful architecture. See the Haughwout Building and the Old Police Station before heading to the next neighborhood. Make a quick stop in Nolita and sample some cheesecake before working your way into Historic Little Italy. Sample some of the delicious local cuisine such as cannolis, gelato, pizza, and more! Mingle with locals and get the inside scoop about famous spots on Mulberry Street. Chinatown is the last neighborhood. Visit the Mah...

    if youre lucky enough to have Shelby for a tour guide toure in for a treat! she is fantastic, money very well spent.

  • New York: 5-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour with Food Tastings

    8. New York: 5-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour with Food Tastings

    Your 5-hour walking tour begins on the world-famous Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Admire some of the city’s most iconic buildings that line the street, pass by the sombering Ground Zero, and see the famous Charging Bull statue outside the New York Stock Exchange. Head to Greenwich Village next and walk through Five Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy. Feel immersed in the unique and truly vibrant atmosphere of these vastly different New York neighborhoods. From your informative guide, learn about the fascinating history of these areas and the people that live here. Continue the tour onto the iconic Flatiron Building then head across to the High Line and Hudson Bay Yard. Afterwards, take the subway to Times Square and then explore 5th Avenue. From here, marvel at a selection of sights including the NBC Studios, Museum of Modern Art, St Patrick’s Cathedral, and more. Through...

    Absolutely amazing tour! Bobby was absolutely fantastic! Highly recommend to anyone coming site seeing to take this tour.

  • New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

    9. New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Take a two-hour guided walking tour through some of NYC's most famous neighborhoods and discover their stories of gangsters and ghosts from the city’s past. The Five Points, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Greenwich Village were known as the vice districts during the 1920s and 30s. See the places where gangsters such as John Gotti and Lucky Luciano used to party, make deals, and carry out threats. Visit haunted locations and old crime scenes on a tour led by historians. Spooky tales of the ghosts and gangsters of NYC's streets will be shared along the way. Stop at The Five Points, known for hosting New York's most infamous gangs, Chinatown's "Blood Alley," haunted houses of the West Village, and the many restaurants where mafia murders occurred in Little Italy. Go inside the Godfather-featured Basilica of St Patrick. The tour is family friendly with frequent stops.

    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and highly educated! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the tour guides pep! We recommend everyone to join!

  • New York City: Statue of Liberty and Top Sights Walking Tour

    10. New York City: Statue of Liberty and Top Sights Walking Tour

    Start your 5-hour walking bright and early, heading down to Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Admire the iconic buildings, from modern skyscrapers to Arc Deco towers. Pass Ground Zero, and see the famous Charging Bull statue outside the New York Stock Exchange. Continue to Greenwich Village through Five Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy, all the while picking up history and local insight from your expert guide. Head to the Rockefeller Center, past The Flatiron Building, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, 5th Avenue, Times Square, New York Public Library, and the Chrysler Building. The urban oasis of Central Park is your next destination. Sights along the way include the NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Station, Carnegie Hall, and more. Stroll through the most famous park in America, then finish your tour at the Guggenhe...

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What people are saying about Chinatown, New York City

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 417 reviews

The tour guide is truly knowledgeable (but not at all boring). The time with him fun and educational. He gives the history of the areas and explains how each of the 3 areas grew and shrunk as the laws and cultures changed. Plus, he has pictures to show how it used to be or look vs now. A son of an Asian immigrant, he knows where to find a great dumpling treat.

The tour was pretty amazing and fabulous, the Tour Guide Mr. Andrew was really amazing and very humble and knowledgeable of great history stories . This tour is a must for those who would like to know the darkness of China town and Little Italy

This was an excellent way to be introduced to the history and culture of different communities in NYC. Highly recommend if you've never been to NYC before or just enjoy eating different cuisines!

Excellent tour!!! I love the information and history about cultures. The tour guide is very specific with the periods and it’s a travel in the time.

Sara made all the difference, she’s a gem Somehow with over 15 people it felt like a small group