Little Italy, New York
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From Manhattan: Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Bus Tour

1. From Manhattan: Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Bus Tour

After pickup, head north from Manhattan, going through the neighborhood of Harlem and crossing into the Bronx. Visit the Yankee Stadium, home of the legendary NYC baseball team. Enjoy a stop to take pictures and shop for souvenirs. Proceed to the South Bronx to see graffiti and street art masterpieces. Hear the stories behind each of the most famous pieces, snapping photos along the way. Next, head to Queens, the largest and most multicultural borough in New York. Visit Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, where you'll find the Mets' Stadium and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The final stop in Queens will be on Roosevelt Avenue, one of the borough’s main streets. See first hand how immigration has contributed to the vibrant life of this neighborhood, full of multicultural stores and restaurants. The last borough to visit is Brooklyn, where you’ll see the Jewish Quarters in Williamsburg, which provide a stark contrast to the more trendy areas made famous by movies and TV shows.

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3 Neighborhoods Tour: Soho, Chinatown & Little Italy

2. 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 Mahayana Buddhist Temple and get a peek of the 16-foot Golden Buddha. Pass the Manhattan Bridge and walk into the heart of Chinatown. Enjoy treats from The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory while you see where Chinatown got its start. Walk down Doyer Street and learn how the neighborhood has changed over the years. End the tour by enjoying a traditional dumpling and talking about about the infamous Five Points.

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Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

3. Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

Rediscover the charm of vibrant Manhattan on a private tour with a savvy local host. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there, as we all know the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it from a local's perspective. Travel through the best parts of Central Park, where New Yorkers go jogging and cycling. Go for a stroll downtown, stopping along the way at the best cafes loved by real New Yorkers. Or allow your local host to lead you towards the charming, old-style covered market in Greenwich Village, stopping to see the High Line. There are so many possibilities for your customized itinerary. After booking, you will be contacted about your preferences and interests. A like-minded New Yorker who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be assigned to you as your local host.  Based on the things that you would like to see and do, a personalized and bespoke itinerary will be built just for you. During the tour, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a different sight or experience, they will suggest it to you. You will be able to arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you. Let your private local host show you the New York you will love.

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New York Walking Tour: Chinatown, Five Points & Little Italy

4. New York Walking Tour: Chinatown, Five Points & Little Italy

Learn the immigrant history of New York City as you follow in the footpaths of the first Chinese, Irish, and Italian settlers. Travel through different historical periods, such as the Gold Rush, railroads, and birth of the Chinatowns. Hear about the gangs of the Irish-dominated Five Points district, including "Boss Tweed" and his Tammany Hall political machine. Trace the path of the Mezzogiorno exodus of the Italian settles, to the origins of Little Italy. Revel in details about how each neighborhood was established and follow the struggles of the sun-drenched immigrants. Marvel at how they and their descendants built the greatest nation in the world. Pass the first tenement and the birthplace of the American Mafia. See where Lucky Luciano had his office, and hear about the first pizzeria in America. Custom-made posters are used throughout the tour to enhance guests’ experience.

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

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

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New York: Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rentals Unlimited Biking

7. New York: Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rentals Unlimited Biking

Explore Lower Manhattan with a 1-hour, 2-hour, 3-hour, or 4-hour bike rental. You can also rent the bike for 24 hours, or purchase a day-pass to rent the bike for a whole day, returning it before 7:00L PM on the same day. The area is rich in architecture, history, and culture, making it ideal to tour by bike. Cycle the Lower East Side’s Little Italy to vibrant Chinatown. Go to the site of the former World Trade Center, or bike the café-laden streets of the Meatpacking District, SoHo, or Greenwich Village. You are provided with all bike equipment, including chain locks and baskets, while a city map is included for your convenience. With a 1-hour bike rental, you can easily cycle across the Brooklyn Bridge and back for fantastic city views. Rent a bike for a full 24 hours and cycle the dedicated greenways.

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New York: Statue of Liberty and Sightseeing Walking Tour

8. New York: Statue of Liberty 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 iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to marvel at the city’s most beloved landmark up close.

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New York: 2.5-Hour Little Italy Private Mafia Food Tour

9. New York: 2.5-Hour Little Italy Private Mafia Food Tour

Walk the beat with a retired NYPD detective born and raised in Little Italy, touring notorious mafia spots in NYC. Experience the flavors of this iconic neighborhood, while hearing first-hand stories of the infamous events and larger-than-life personalities that lived there. See highlights like the Ravenite Social Club and visit the sites where John Gotti and the Gambino Crime Family members hung out and ran their elusive "family businesses." Taste your way through iconic local eateries with pizza from a famous mafia "red sauce joint," established in 1908. Enjoy fresh ingredients with handmade mozzarella, cured meats, as well as meatballs from the best joint in Little Italy. Get an insider's perspective as your former detective guide takes you to off-the-beaten-path spots very few know about. Finish your food tasting experience with a full-sized cannoli from one of Little Italy's most iconic local restaurants.

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What people are saying about Little Italy, New York

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 44 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

Our very attentive and friendly guide accompanied us throughout the tour, telling us the history of the city and its immigrants in great detail. We know the famous Dumbling and much more.

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.

Nicole was fabulous; she provided us great information regarding Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown. The best!