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Private Walking Tour of Little Italy, Greenwich Village, SoHo & Chinatown in New York City, NY

Travel CuriousAt the "Stonewall National Monument" located at Christopher Park at 38-64 Christopher St.New York City, NY 10014
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Overview

Journey through time and cultures on a private Little Italy, Greenwich Village, Soho and Chinatown NYC tour. Explore four neighborhoods in a day with a professional guide. From the culinary hotspots Little Italy and Chinatown to the bohemian Greenwich Village and trendiest shops in Soho, NYC, there are so many cultures to experience and history to be told!

up to 3 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Approximately 3-hour exclusive tour of four historically and culturally diverse Lower Manhattan, NYC.
  • Explore the Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown and Little Italy on foot with your own knowledgeable tour guide.
  • Meet your guide at the Stonewall National Monument at Christopher Park in front of the historic Stonewall Inn.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour departure.
  • Visit the popular and historic architecture, including the TV show Friends' apartment building, Washington Square Park, and Haughwout Building with cast-iron façade.
  • Find dining destinations, such as the country's first-ever pizza place: Lombardi's Pizzeria, tea shops and restaurants along Motts Street from Little Italy to Chinatown, and so much more!
  • Wear weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
  • Bring bottled water, sunscreen, shades, hat or umbrella, camera and cash for tips (optional).

Description

from Little Italy, Greenwich Village, Soho & Chinatown: Private Tour
Welcome to New York City and Manhattan - the core of the Big Apple! Made up of several cool and quirky neighborhoods, full of iconic New York history and made famous in movies and TV series, this fascinating private tour will take you around the trendy and bohemian areas of Little Italy and Greenwich Village, Soho and Chinatown.

On your private tour, you will:
  • Begin your tour in the bohemian Greenwich Village - where Hemingway, Poe and Jackson Pollack have all lived.
  • See where the ‘Friends’ flat was, and the Washington Arch.
  • Learn about the Stonewall Riots, and see the Monument dedicated to it.
  • Visit the artistic soul of New York City in Soho, filled with galleries and art museums.
  • Learn about the cast iron facades that flank the streets.
  • See the Haughwout Building - home to the first safety elevator and the Old Police Headquarters.
  • Learn about the history of the immigrants in Little Italy and Chinatown, and how each neighborhood has come to be a local diaspora.
  • Admire Old St Patrick's Cathedral, built between 1809-1815.
  • Pass by the Ravenite Club - a famous gangster hangout - and hear some of the dramatic stories of the Mafia.
  • Stop outside Lombardi's Pizzeria - the very first pizzeria in the entire country, opened in 1905.
  • Step inside Alleva Dairy - the oldest cheese shop in NYC.
  • Your tour ends in the heart of Little Italy - where your guide will happily recommend some of the best Italian restaurants and shopping areas.

Simply known as “The Village” and much loved by native New Yorkers, Greenwich Village is home to America’s Bohemian scene. Filled with artisanal coffee houses, art galleries, and chic boutiques, you will see where the ‘Friends’ flat was located, explore Washington Square Park, a buzzing city hangout, and see beautiful architecture, including 19th-century brownstone carriage houses.

See some unusual spots, like the home where John Wilkes Booth spoke openly of his plan to murder President Abraham Lincoln. On your way out of the neighborhood, you'll see Jefferson Market Library and Bleecker Street, as well as where Hemingway, Edgar Poe, and Jackson Pollack lived and worked.

Next venture through vibrant Soho, where your guide will tell you about its transformation from its humble beginnings as a center for the rag trade industry, eventually becoming an extravagant artist community. See Soho's unique collection of cast iron buildings such as the Haughwout Building, home to the first safety elevator, and the Old Police Headquarters— the 1909 Beaux-Arts building.

From there, while walking the narrow cobblestone streets in the heart of Little Italy, you will learn about Mafia hangouts, the most famous of which is the Ravenite Club. Pop into the oldest cheese shop in NYC and the first pizzeria, Lombardi's, and explore Old Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

Journey through NYC’s Chinatown, walk along Canal and Motts Streets, the former Five Points District, and the Old Opium Den, where you will hear stories of Chinese immigrants who came to Manhattan to build a future of their own. Your expert local guide will also tell you all about the violent gangs that sprang up around them, fighting for dominance.

Your tour will finish in the vibrant, cultural heart of Little Italy - filled with restaurants, shops and good vibes! Your guide will happily direct you to any number of eateries where you can rest and recharge before continuing to explore at your leisure.

Inclusions:
  • A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favorite places

Exclusions:
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Italy, Greenwich Village, Soho & Chinatown: Private Tour

Where is the meeting point for the Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown and Little Italy walking tour (NYC)?

The NYC walking tours: Greenwich Village, Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown depart from Christopher Park at 38-64 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014. Meet your guide at Stonewall National Monument.

How long is the Greenwich Village, Soho, Little Italy & Chinatown neighborhood walking tour?

The Greenwich Village, Soho, Little Italy & Chinatown walking tour is approximately three hours long.

Is transportation included in the ticket price?

You'll explore four diverse neighborhoods in Manhattan on foot, so transportation is not included.

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

Tour is private and exclusive to you and your group, with a designated professional guide.

Is the tour family-friendly?

The walking tour is family-friendly and enjoyable for all ages.

What should I wear?

Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for the walking tour.

What should I bring?

Bring bottled water, sunscreen, shades, a hat or umbrella, a camera for pictures, and cash (optional) to tip your friendly guide.

Who is Mott Street named after?

Mott Street, a narrow but busy thoroughfare filled with authentic Chinese food, tea shops and restaurants, is named after Joseph Mott, a successful butcher before the American Revolution.