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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

New York Mafia Tour: Little Italy’s Mobsters, Gangsters and Tough Guys

Get the inside scoop on New York City’s most legendary gangsters on this guided walking tour through Little Italy. Learn about the history of the Mafia and hear stories about the bloody feud between the Five Families. Pass the hangout spots of John Gotti and the characters from 'The Sopranos' and visit Umberto’s, the site of Little Italy's most infamous mob shooting. You’ll also explore film locations of iconic gangster movies such as 'The Godfather.'


  • 2-hour gangsters of New York walking tour
  • Explore a unique part of New York City and get a taste of Little Italy’s dark past
  • Learn the history of the Five Families, which originated from Sicilian Mafia gangs
  • Visit film locations of iconic gangsters movies like The Godfather, Goodfellas and Mean Streets

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What You Can Expect

New York Mafia Tour: Little Italy’s Mobsters, Gangsters and Tough Guys

Gangster Tour of New York

In the afternoon, meet at Petrosino Square, named after New York City's first Italian detective who locked up more than 500 criminals. Begin wandering through Little Italy with your guide and listen as the story of the Mafia unfolds.

Visit St Patrick's Old Cathedral, the city's oldest Catholic church featured in the film Mean Streets and the Godfather Trilogy. See the site of John Gotti’s social club and his favorite Little Italy hangouts before stopping at the Curb Exchange, the bootlegging depot of NYC in the Prohibition Era.

Discover the site of Little Italy's most infamous mob shooting, Umberto’s, and pop in to Mulberry Street Bar, a Little Italy staple where Donnie Brasco and the characters from The Sopranos hung out.

Visit film locations from cinema's most iconic gangster movies including The Godfather and Goodfellas, and stop by the New York County Courthouse, where Henry Hill, played by Ray Liotta in Goodfellas, testified against the mob.

End your tour back at Cha Cha's restaurant with lots of stories to share with your friends!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent Tour! The tour guide was very knowledgeable!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We really enjoyed this walking tour, learning about the really interesting history of Little Italy. Kyle, our guide was very friendly, and had great communication skills.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A great insight into the mob and how they operated fascinating and lots of sites from movies.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Really great tour! The tour guide was friendly and really knowledgeable and all the stops on the tour were fascinating. Perfect length of time too as you had enough time to find out load but not so long your walking for too long. Definitely would recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

My 18 year old son and myself greatly enjoyed this tour. The tour guide, Justin, was engaging and informative. Unfortunately renovation work is being carried out on old St Patrick's Cathedral so we couldn't go and visit the interior. We saw the house where Martin Scorsese grew up, the bar where Al Pacino and Johnny Depp had the ring scene in Donnie Brasco, walking down Mulberry St is evocative of many old films, and more recently my son's favorite The Sopranos. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We had a great time! We learned so much! The guide was very accommodating! Thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great fun and Justin was hugely knowledgeable about the Mafia and had tons of good stories. Would recommend anyone to do this tour when next they are in NYC

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We enjoyed our tour of Little Italy, Chinatown, and Tribeca alot. Our tour guide, Alex was phenomenal!!! He gave us a wealth of knowledge about the history of the NY Mafia. I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to know more about it. It is evident that Alex is very passionate about history and enjoys relaying his knowledge about it to others!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great tour, very very interesting. We did this tour because our little son loves everything related to gangsters. But in the end we and the other children loved this tour. The tourguide Alex gave us so much information. Best tourguide ever.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

LOVED Walter! He had great information about Little Italy and was great! The weather sucked, but he was out there with us!

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