Come with us and explore the oldest streets in New York City’s Lower Manhattan. You can stand where the first Dutch settlers traded with the Native Americans, swapping rifles for beaver pelts in what is now the Financial District. You’ll learn how Downtown Manhattan evolved from a lawless outpost at the edge of the world to the greatest city on Earth.
Accompany us on a 2-hour walking tour and…
There is approximately 2 miles of walking.
It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.
We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.
Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.
to Wall Street station
Broad Street station
By Car: Click here to view a map of nearby paid parking spaces. Not recommended due to unpredictable traffic which may cause you to miss the tour.
Tour Bus Loading/ Unloading and Parking: Click herefor a list of DOT’s authorized bus layover locations.
Tour Ends: Battery Park
Visit historical landmarks including Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, and the House of Morgan. Pose for a photo with the famous Charging Bull, a powerful symbol of our economy. Examine subtle scars in a granite wall, the only reminders of the first terrorist attack in New York, carried out by horse-drawn cart.
Contemplate the solemn quiet of Trinity Church, burial place of American giants like Alexander Hamilton, and located in the former shadow of the Twin Towers. Pay your respects to those lost on 9/11 beside the flowing waters of Reflecting Absence, breath-taking fountains built in the footprints of the Twin Towers. Hear heroic tales of firefighters and first responders who struggled to save as many as they could. Marvel at the majestic height of One World Trade, symbolically rising from the ashes to represent the unwavering human spirit.
"My husband and I went on this tour two weeks ago. We are still reminiscing!"
Conclude your tour with a visit to Battery Park through the Canyon of Heroes, birthplace of the “ticker-tape parade”. Listen to stories of immigrants arriving in New York, seeking a better life. At the end of your tour, gaze over the waters of the bay and share what they first saw, the Statue of Liberty raising her lamp beside the golden shore.