Sites & Neighborhoods
Lower Manhattan is the older and southern portion of Manhattan. The sites and neighborhoods you will see and visit include the following: Central Park, Times Square, Hells Kitchen, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal, the United Nations, Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, Greenwich Village – Meat Packing District, SoHo, Little Italy, NoLita, Chinatown, City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge – South Street Seaport – Dumbo – Brooklyn Heights (the Fulton Landing site where George Washington’s army escaped in small boats to Manhattan through an early morning fog preventing capture by the British in 1776), Wall Street (New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall site where George Washington was inaugurated as America’s first president), Trinity Church, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (from the shore), the new World Trade Center, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (9/11 museum tickets can be arranged) and St. Paul’s Chapel.
Our tours are flexible to meet your desires for what you wish to see and do. If you are already familiar with some of the neighborhoods on this tour, we’ll make substitutions of other neighborhoods during your tour.
A Tour Designed With You In Mind
The Lower Manhattan Tour is generally a 4 hour tour, depending on how many stops you wish to make, and usually can be extended if you so desire. All our tours are specifically designed for you! No two tours are alike as all our guests have different interests. If you wish to have lunch while on tour, suggestions and arrangements can be made for you.
Your starting and ending location is usually at your hotel. However, we will gladly meet you at any local location you desire. Our tours are all about you and New York City!
Your tour will begin by your driver/tour guide asking questions such as: “How many times have you visited New York City? What have you seen thus far during your visit? What is it that is most important for you to see and do?” Then, we point out on a New York City map the geographical layout of Manhattan, the Boroughs, and Neighborhoods. And then, we customize a tour specifically designed for you and your interests. If you have a list of sites, stores, and neighborhoods you wish to visit, we are here to accommodate your wishes.
Experience The City To The Fullest
Throughout your tour we may indicate on the map where we are so you fully understand where neighborhoods and places of interest are located in relation to your hotel. During your tour we’ll point out the contrast in architecture from neighborhood to neighborhood, which makes New York City so unique and interesting, as no two neighborhoods are alike. We’ll also recommend local restaurants within each neighborhood where you may consider dining while you’re visiting the city. We’re glad to make reservations for you, as well.
Your request is welcome at any time for your touring vehicle to stop, so you could explore a site, store, market, deli, or just to stop and take photographs. We highly encourage bringing your camera, as there are so many photogenic buildings and sites throughout the City.
Guests find our guides enthusiastic, entertaining and extremely knowledgeable in their ability to explain New York culture, history and all the many wonders that make NYC the special place that it is! Foreign language tours can be arranged for you.
Please allow us the privilege of touring you and your group throughout the great City of New York!
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