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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Manhattan: Skyline Bus Tour at Night

2. Manhattan: Skyline Bus Tour at Night

Take a nighttime bus tour of New York and see how the city comes alive after dark. Sit back and relax on the bus as your accompanying guide provides you with facts and interesting stories about the famous landmarks you’ll pass. Enjoy nighttime views of famous places that may include Times Square, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, the Empire State Building, Little Italy, and the Brooklyn Bridge, depending on the option selected. Feel the ambiance of the metropolis known as The City That Never Sleeps.

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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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Manhattan: Sightseeing Bus Tour

4. Manhattan: Sightseeing Bus Tour

Tour vibrant Manhattan aboard a comfortable coach whilst your expert guide narrates stories and interesting facts about the major sights of the city. Explore the different facets of the city and its various neighborhoods. Discover the most famous landmarks such as Times Square, the Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, and Empire State Building. See Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, Central Park and Fifth Avenue. Head to Greenwich Village, the artsy SoHo district, the bustling streets of Chinatown, Little Italy's sidewalk cafes and the busy Wall Street area. Finally, you will visit the charming Battery Park to enjoy stunning views of the Statue of Liberty - one of the icons of New York and the United States.

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

5. 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

6. 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 City: Central Park Zoo and Sightseeing Walking Tour

7. 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.

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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. Throughout the tour, stop at 4 local eateries and taste the very best food that New York City has to offer. Immerse yourself in the traditional flavors of the city including a hot dog with all the trimmings, an authentic New York pizza slice, delicious dumplings from Chinatown, and a tasty Italian cannoli.

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

9. 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!

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New York City: Half-Day Tour

10. New York City: Half-Day Tour

Spend the day visiting New York City’s most iconic landmarks, including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. See St. Patrick's Cathedral and check out the wonderful views of New York as you travel down 5th Ave. The Empire State Building is accessible at the end of the tour with a reserve or express ticket, which is optional and must be bought separately. Use the high-powered binoculars to get a better look at the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Hudson River, Central Park, and more.   After this experience, the group will head to Little Italy for a pastry snack. Continue your tour over to the Wall Street area, where you can check out Trinity Church, Federal Hall, and the Charging Bull statue, an enduring symbol of optimism and prosperity.   The second highlight of your tour will be a visit to the Statue of Liberty, which you’ll access by taking the ferry to Liberty Island. Access the pedestal portion of the statue, where you can get panoramic views of Ellis Island, New Jersey, and New York. Visit the new museum on Liberty Island, which chronicles the development and creation of this symbol of freedom.   Finally, your tour will end at the somber 9/11 Memorial, located at the former location of the Twin Towers. Afterwards, you’ll be dropped off at Times Square to continue your exploration of the city in this exciting square.

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What people are saying about Little Italy, New York

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 205 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.

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