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Lower Manhattan
New York City is more than the bright lights of Broadway, the billboards of Times Square or the boutiques of SoHo. Travelers who want to make the most of their visit to the Big Apple should be sure to include a stop in Lower Manhattan, where plenty of culture, history and landmarks reign supreme.  Whether it’s a couple of hours or an entire day, there’s something for every kind of visitor in this diverse destination.

History lovers can check out the African Burial Ground Museum or the 9/11 Memorial, while outdoor enthusiasts can revel in the sunshine of Battery Park or the cruise along the waters on the Staten Island Ferry. Bargain shoppers will love the deep discounts of iconic Century21 and the unique stores located at the South Street Seaport. 

Lower Manhattan is also home to the world-famous financial district, which means a visit to Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange and its massive bull are an absolute must!

Practical Info

The easiest way to access all of Lower Manhattan is by using the newly renovated Fulton Street subway station. Travelers can access this transit hub using almost any subway line. Lower Manhattan is also accessible using the New Jersey PATH trains and those who are walking from Brooklyn will find Lower Manhattan at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Walking Tours

Wall Street and Financial District Walking Tour

Discover America’s financial hub on a small-group walking tour through Wall Street and the Financial District. Learn about the history of this business mecca and the stories of some of its famous, and infamous, businessmen. Visit a few filming locations from movies like The Dark Knight Rises and Ghostbusters and if you’d like, upgrade your ticket to include a self-guided audio tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

NYC Birth of Punk Tour

In this tour through Greenwich Village and the East Village, we'll see how punk rock developed — from forebears like the Velvet Underground, the New York Dolls, Jobriath and Suicide, to it's commercial peak in the late 70's with Patti Smith, the Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Richard Hell, and Blondie. Special attention is paid to punk's deep but often-overlooked roots in the city's LGBTQ+ community. We'll also discuss the larger history of the East Village, how the neighborhood impacted the music that came out of it, and how that music in turn transformed the neighborhood for decades to come.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

NYC Indie Rock Walking Tour

In this tour through Alphabet City and the Lower East Side, we'll examine how some of Manhattan's last artist-friendly neighborhoods nurtured the likes of the Strokes, Elliott Smith, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Regina Spektor, Le Tigre, Beck, the Magnetic Fields, and Anohni, and how the fruits of their successes ultimately pushed the music scene out of Manhattan entirely. We'll also discuss the history of Alphabet City and the Lower East Side, and how they remained staunchly bohemian for decades — until interest in the city and its music in the years following 9/11 ultimately pushed the indie scene into Brooklyn, where it struggles to exist to this day.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

NYC 70s & 80s Music History Tour - Punk, Disco & Hip Hop Landmarks

In this tour through NoLiTa, SoHo, and TriBeCa, we'll see how cheap rents and repurposed industrial spaces helped jump-start punk, disco, and hip hop - leading artists like Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Arthur Russell, Run-DMC, Madonna, Blondie, Public Enemy, and Grace Jones to cross paths, and giving birth to sub-genres like No Wave, Mutant Disco, and Electro in the decade that followed. We'll also discuss how the city's economic collapse in 1975 turned lower Manhattan into an urban wasteland - but a very affordable one - and how the art that flourished in its wake ultimately turned it into the luxury shopping district it is now.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Catch a bird's eye view of the Big Apple during this helicopter ride over Manhattan. Look out over the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the financial district and more. You’ll also spot top sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this unique sightseeing flight over one of the world's most iconic cities.
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  • 15 minutes
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Hop-on Hop-off Tours

New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from with access to the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop and Night Tour, or upgrade to add attractions to your tour!
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  • 120 to 180 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 120 to 180 minutes
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Day Cruises

Circle Line: Statue by Night Cruise

Experience the beauty of New York City at sundown on this narrated twilight cruise along the East River. Get incredible views of the Manhattan and New Jersey skylines, One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building and more, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Learn about the history of the sites with live commentary from a tour guide aboard an iconic New York Water Taxi.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Sailing Trips

Private New York City Boat Tour

See New York City from the waters of the Hudson River on your own private motorboat tour. Enjoy two hours of sightseeing with stops at the Brooklyn Bridge, Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) and Statue of Liberty. Bring your group of up to six people along with your own food or drink for this exclusive New York boating experience. Your tour departs from a convenient location in lower Manhattan.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

Skip the Line NYC Speakeasy Walking Tour

Step into the shoes of a Roaring Twenties scofflaw on this cocktail tour of Manhattan’s best and most secretive speakeasies. Learn about the history of Prohibition and how New Yorkers responded with an underground liquor scene, and then visit six or seven modern incarnations of these vintage watering holes. Discover the locations and hidden entrances of such hard-to-find spots, and enjoy high-quality craft cocktails while soaking up the nostalgic atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Super New York Package, Including Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Observatory, and Statue of Liberty

Enjoy the freedom to explore New York City at your own pace with this combo tour, valid for three consecutive days. Your pass includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour (featuring Downtown, Uptown and Brooklyn loops), a night bus tour, a hop-on hop-off cruise and a Liberty Island ferry, plus a ticket to either the Top of the Rock Observation Deck or the Empire State Building. Bonus: Museum of the City of New York admission is included.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days
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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Statue of Liberty Ticket

Traverse the city in the best possible way: via double-decker bus with this hop-on, hop-off tour. See the best of the Big Apple, from Times Square to the Empire State Building to historic Greenwich Village. Choose from 24-, 48-, and 72-hour hour options, and get a great value with the following inclusions: a Night Tour of the city lights at iconic attractions, a hop-on, hop-off ferry tour of New York’s waterways, and entrance to your choice of the Museum of the City of New York or New York Historical Society
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  • 120 to 180 minutes
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  • 120 to 180 minutes
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Highlights of Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour

See the best of Lower Manhattan on this Brooklyn Bridge guided bike tour that covers all of the highlights. Navigate the city on two wheels and explore the streets as you make your way from Manhattan's southern tip to City Hall and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. This easy climb leads to incredible views and prime photo ops, so be sure to bring your camera!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Limousine Tour: Best of NYC

See New York City in style on this private tour around Lower Manhattan in a chauffeured limousine. As you cruise the streets of Lower Manhattan in style, learn about the history of the city and of each place you pass by. See legendary landmarks and neighborhoods such as Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and One World Trade Center. Cross the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Consider an upgrade to include Upper and Mid-Manhattan, the perfect way to get to know New York in a day.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Viator VIP Tours

Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

Feel like a true New Yorker with this VIP tour of the Big Apple, offering early and skip-the-line access to the city’s best-known landmarks. Skip the crowds, but not the views, on top of the Empire State Building, and skip the line at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. You’ll also make stops at iconic NYC landmarks during a hop-on, hop-off river cruise. Want to add even more? An optional skip-the-line tour of the 9/11 Memorial is also available. It’s a Viator exclusive package that can't be booked anywhere else!
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Walking Tours

Hamilton Live!

This walking tour allows you to see New York through Alexander Hamilton's eyes. Follow your guide, a professional historical reenactor in character as Hamilton himself, around Manhattan as he points out Trinity Church, City Hall, and other landmarks familiar to him from his time in colonial New York. Headsets provided to hear your guide clearly.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Walking Tours

Highlights of Brooklyn Bridge Guided Walking Tour

Experience the history, landmarks and culture of Lower Manhattan on this Brooklyn Bridge guided walking tour. Follow your friendly local guide through the major highlights and check out the epic views from atop one of the world's most famous bridges. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors or anyone who wants to learn more (and see more) of this city's sites.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

A Complete Manhattan with Central Park Bike Tour

Explore the borough of Manhattan on this 4-hour bike tour. Bike through Lower Manhattan, along the waterfront, up into the Upper West Side to explore Central Park, and through Midtown. Visit key districts and landmarks such as Little Italy, SoHo, Strawberry Fields, and much more, covering more than 20 miles of the city. Admire the views of the city and stop for a 30-minute lunch—not included—along the way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private NYC Highlights by Chauffeured Escalade

Make the most of your time in New York on a private tour of the city’s highlights. Your personal guide and separate chauffeur ensure easy access to locations on the day’s itinerary, which is customized to fit your needs and interests. You’ll see more of the city than you ever could by foot, cab, or public transit, and leave with an insider’s perspective on its most iconic neighborhoods.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,000.00
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  • 6 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour of Brooklyn Neighborhoods by Chauffeured Escalade

If you don't want a typical, cookie cutter tour of Brooklyn, the best bet for a personalized experience is with a private, chauffeured excursion. With this private tour, explore New York's favorite borough to see what you want—when you want—with a guide leading the way. Visit top sights around the borough, like the Brooklyn Bridge, and diverse neighborhoods, including old Italian areas like Carroll Gardens, and artsy areas like Bushwick—what you see is up to you.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

Lower Manhattan: Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour

Explore the architecture of New York City’s world-famous financial district on this fascinating 1.5-hour walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, discover some of the financial district’s most popular downtown buildings as well as some lesser-known and harder to find spots. See everything from Battery Park, the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street to 28 Liberty Place, the Helmsley Building, Zucotti Park and much more. Also, witness the site of an architectural dig from the 1970s plus both the old and new Staten Island ferry terminals.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE

See Downtown Manhattan from a rare perspective on a bus tour that includes state–of–the–art virtual reality technology. As you cruise past top landmarks, your goggles take you back in time to important historical moments, from George Washington’s inauguration to Black Tuesday. When you’re not immersed in the VR scenes, your guide provides little–known facts about points of interest on the itinerary, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, and One World Trade.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Dining Experiences

Skip the Line Ripley's Believe it Or Not and Dining Experience in Times Square

See some of the city's (and the world's) most bizarre and weird as part o this Ripley's Believe it or Not Times Square dining experience. Tour the halls of strange and uncanny artifacts in Ripley's 20 themed galleries. Then explore the sites of New York City while you dine at either Señor Frogs or Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. Whether you're a first-time visitor or returning to New York, his two-for-one tour is sure to make a night of Big Apple memories.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Walking Tours

Alexander Hamilton Private Walking Tour

Get to know Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States, on this guided, 90-minute, small-group walking tour in New York City. Visit the Financial District in Lower Manhattan and see where Hamilton lived and worked. Get to know much more about the man as well as his family and friends. It’s a great precursor to the award-winning Broadway musical ‘Hamilton.’
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ports of Call Tours

Private New York City Full-Day Walking Tour

Take a full day to see the areas of NYC you’ve always wanted to on this private, 6-hour walking tour. Together with your own personal guide, you and your group of up to nine can spend the day exploring the New York sights and neighborhoods that interest you the most. Your customized itinerary takes you to the places you request, and your guide's commentary is based on your interests.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$475.00
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  • 6 hours
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