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Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Semi-Private Walking Tour: Max 8 People

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Visit two of New York City’s essential districts in one day on a small-group combo tour of Lower Manhattan and Midtown. See where past and present collide as you learn about the city’s Dutch colonial roots layered under the economic powerhouse of Wall Street, and remember those lost at the 9/11 Memorial. Then head uptown to walk among landmark buildings like the Empire State Building and New York Public Library as you explore Midtown's architectural legacy.
  • An in-depth tour of Midtown and Lower Manhattan in one day
  • See Zuccotti Park, Trinity Church, and the charging bull of Wall Street
  • Hear the stories behind Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building
  • Includes a break for independent lunch in between stops

What's Included

Semi-Private Walking Tour
Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 10 Guests Maximum
Professional Tour Guide
Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Lunch Break)
Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Battery Park Underpass, New York, NY 10004, USA

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
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Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lower Manhattan
During the first half of this walking combo tour, your exuberant guide will show you the historical sites that most visitors overlook, including Bowling Green and Castile Clinton in Battery Park. Learn about Alexander Hamilton at Trinity Church before fast-forwarding to the last century, when the Charging Bull took up residence among the NYSE and Federal Hall. Modern architecture soars overhead, once in the shadows of the World Trade Center. Discuss the tragedy of 9/11 while visiting the official memorial as well as the firefighters’ memorial. Then learn how Lower Manhattan has evolved since, including the Occupy Wall Street movement that took over Zuccotti Park. By the end of the tour, you’ll understand more clearly how New York City has become one of the most important and inspiring metropolises in the world.
Duration: 150 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Castle Clinton National Monument
After arriving at the meeting point you will start your tour with a brief highlight about Castle Clinton, a landmark representing not only the city’s growth but the growth of the nation. Built from 1808 to 1811, it was the first U.S immigration station where more than 8 million people arrived in the United States between 1855 to 1890.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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New York Harbor
From here, you will see the New York Harbour, part of the port of the New York. Lying at the mouth of the Hudson river, it is one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery
Next you will pass the Seaglass Carousel, a fish-themed carousel that represents a symbol of recovery in the area, which suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. You will be able to appreciate the carousel’s design, as design along with construction took nearly a decade.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Bowling Green
Next you will visit Bowling Green, New York’s City’s oldest park. According to tradition, this small public park served as the council ground for Native American tribes and was also the site of the sale of Manhattan in 1626 to Peter Minuit.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull)
During the tour you will also visit the Charging Bull, a bronze structure created by the Artist Arturo Di Modica who illegally dropped the sculpture outside the New York Stock Exchange. The sculpture became an instant hit as soon as it was set up at Bowling Green.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Trinity Church
Next you will visit Trinity Church, a historic parish church which began in 1696, located near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway. During your visit you will see the graves of Mr and Ms Hamilton in the Trinity churchyard, along with the monument dedicated to them near their resting place.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wall Street
You will then walk along the Wall Street, the renowned eight-block-long street running through Lower Manhattan. Known for its role in the international financial system, it is easily one of the most famous streets in the world.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
New York Stock Exchange
During your time on Wall Street you will see the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange. Founded in 1792, it is now a designated National Historic Landmark.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Fearless Girl
In front of the New York Stock Exchange, you will see what is known as the Fearless Girl, a bronze statue by Kristen Visbal which depicts a four-foot tour girl. The statue is considered by many to symbolize and promote female empowerment.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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House of Morgan
Continuing down Wall Street, you will also see the exterior of the House of Morgan, an office building formerly owned by J.P. Morgan & Co. Built in 1913, the building is known for its classical architecture and was designated a New York City landmark in 1965.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Federal Hall
You will also visit Federal Hall, the name given to the first of two historic buildings located at 26 Wall Street. While the original Greek Revival structure was completed in 1703, the current structure built in 1842 is one of the best examples of neoclassical architecture in New York.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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St. Paul's Chapel
Afterwards, you will make your way to St Paul’s Chapel, a chapel part of the Parish of Trinity Church Wall Street. It was considered a “chapel-of-ease for those who did not want to walk a few blocks to Trinity. Upon completion in 1766, it was the tallest building in New York City.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
You will then pay a visit to the National September 11 Memorial, a tribute of the remembrance and honor of those killed in 9/11. The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. Here you will see the names of every person who died in the attack, inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial Pools.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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One World Trade Center
Next you will see One World Trade Center, otherwise known as the Freedom Tower. The tallest building in New York, it stands today where the Twin Towers once towered over the city.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Zuccotti Park
From here, you will make your way to Zuccotti Park, formerly known as Liberty Plaza Park. The park was heavily damaged in the 9/11 attacks and underwent subsequent recovery efforts. The plaza is now used as the site of several events commemorating the anniversary of the attack.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Midtown
After a break for lunch, learn about the 19th and 20th century additions to Manhattan that helped shape the urban landscape. Explore the lesser-known Marble Collegiate Church and then visit icons like the New York Public Library and the Morgan Library. From Madison Square Park to the quirky Flatiron building, you’ll discover the earlier innovations that helped build New York up, quite literally. Your guide will discuss the skyscraper boom of the early 1900s, including the Met Life Tower and the New York Life Building. You’ll walk by the world-famous Empire State Building to learn about the last of the early 20th century giants. It doesn’t get much more beautiful than the main terminal of Grand Central Station, where you’ll learn about the landmark laws that preserve many of these historic buildings for generations to come.
Duration: 150 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Flatiron Building
Moving on to the second half of your tour, you will see what is known as Flatiron Building, a triangular 22-story steel-framed landmarked building built in 1902. The building’s distinctive shape allows it to ill the wedge-shaped property located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, making it one of the city’s most dramatic-looking buildings.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Madison Square Park
Next you will take a stroll through Madison Square Park, a true urban park nestled in the heart of Flatiron district. First opened to the public in May 1847, the park underwent a complete renewal in 2001 and today contains a dog run, playground and public installations by artists like Sol LeWitt and William Wegman.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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MetLife Building
Across from Madison Square Park you will see the Met Life Tower, officially known as the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower. Known to be the tallest building in the world from 1909 to 1913, it remains a landmark skyscraper in the city, known also for its impressive architecture.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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General Worth Square
Following, you will see what is known as the General William Jenkins Worth Memorial, a memorial obelisk which marks the burial site of Major General William Jenkins Worth. Dating to 1857, this site is the second oldest major monument in parks of New York.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Marble Collegiate Church
Next you will see the Marble Collegiate Church, one of the oldest continuous Protestant congregations in North America, founded in 1628.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Tin Pan Alley
Next you will visit Tin Pan Alley, a small section of West 28th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. The place is synonymous with the golden age with American song writing, when Yew York was the world’s epicentre of composing, lyric writing and sheet music publishing.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Empire State Building
Afterwards you will see the infamous Empire State Building, a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper completed in 1931. Every year this landmark attracts numerous tourists. During your tour you will observe the exterior of the building and go into the interior lobby.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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The Morgan Library & Museum
Next you will visit the Morgan Library & Museum, a museum and research library founded to house the private library of J. P. Morgan in 1906. This building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966 and declared a National Historic Landmark later that same year.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Bryant Park
During your tour you will also visit Bryant Park, a privately managed public park, named to commemorate the Romantic poet, longtime editor of the New York Evening Post, and civil reformer, William Cullen Bryant in 1884.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Library Way
You will also walk along Library Way, a street leading to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, a building part of the New York Public Library. Along the way you will see bronze plaques imbedded in the sidewalk containing literary quotes, making this a delightful literary experience.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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New York Public Library
You will also walk along Library Way, a street leading to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, a building part of the New York Public Library. Along the way you will see bronze plaques imbedded in the sidewalk containing literary quotes, making this a delightful literary experience.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Fifth Avenue
You will also get to experience Fifth Avenue during your tour, a street considered one of the most expensive and elegant in the world.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Chrysler Building
Next you will see the Chrysler Building, an Art Deco style skyscraper which was once the world’s tallest building before surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. Today it is considered the 8th tallest building in the city, tied with the New York Times building.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Grand Central Terminal
Your tour will end at Grand Central Terminal, a historic New York City landmark. Here you will learn all about the terminal’s history whilst enjoying the atmosphere in what is considered as a universal symbol between New York City’s past and present.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Babylon Tours New York City
The yellow taxis, the soaring skyscrapers, the street-side hot dog vendors – you think you know New York City already, right? We’re not so sure. Our English-speaking local guides know the city inside out and can share the stories behind the landmarks that you’ve seen on TV already. Whether it’s a historical overview of the colonial days in Lower Manhattan or a cultural romp through the 19th century marvel, Central Park, our tours go beyond the clichés. We’ll delight you with fun yet informative stories to make New York come alive. Take a bite out of the Big Apple with Babylon Tours and see how good it tastes.
Duration: 330 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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