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Get the inside scoop on the financial crises from Autumn 2008 that sent the world economy reeling. This informative and entertaining guided tour takes you to Wall Street and through the Financial District to explore the spots related to the financial crisis of 2008. Learn the secrets and get the inside story about how the world economy went into recession because of the actions that took place right in this neighborhood. An enthralling and intellectually stimulating way to tour one of the world's most famous streets!


  • 2-hour New York City walking tour of Wall Street
  • Learn about the most significant financial crisis since the Great Depression
  • Guided by Wall Street insiders with front line experience at major banks
  • Explore the history of lower Manhattan
  • Recommended by the BBC and New York Times
  • As seen on Oliver Stone's "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps"

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What You Can Expect

New York City and Wall Street Financial Crisis Tour

Wall Street, New York

Weave through the narrow streets of the Financial District, or FiDi as locals sometimes call it, exploring the sites and places associated with the 2008 world financial meltdown. See the company headquarters that were involved in the shake up, from Lehman Brothers to Bear Stearns. Learn about how traders made millions and millions of dollars and how banks collapsed in the wake of the meltdown. 

Stroll the streets, seeing the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve, and even the plus-sized statue of the charging bull. 

So live through what was portrayed in the acclaimed film The Big Short and get a first-hand understanding of the complexities that is the 2008 world financial crisis, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression in the 1930s. 

Customer Reviews

Triss USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Tour guide was knowledgeable and provided a very interesting tour.

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable. It was a very interesting tour.

Melissa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour, with George, our tour guide, who kept us enthralled with stories of wall street and the financial crisis, with a very clear explanation of what lead to the GFC. We covered a lot of the financial district, while listening to george, and I thought it was a highlight of our recent NYC visit. Great tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

An excellent review of the Wall Street area, with a great narration of 2008, 1929, the 1700s and much more. Plenty of photo opportunities, and a lot of good character. Our tour guide George had great info for every question we had, and kept a good walking and narration pace for the length of the tour. We even went over-time with the full approval of the group answering all of the questions. Like any walking tour in a metro area, there can be difficulties keeping the group together across crosswalk signal changes, but George managed to keep track of us all as we moved from place to place. If you have an interest in the mechanics and events of this world-class financial district, this is a highly recommended tour.

Kristine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My husband and I took our two Virginia Tech Eng students with us. I was thrilled, we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Both our boys remarked how interesting the sites were!! Our tour guide was very informative and a pleasure to listen to. Already have recommended to numerous friends!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Guide was an expert in his field of Finance. Wonderful tour!

Arlene F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

George was great! The tour was jam-packed with interesting, little-known details. We learned not only about the financial crisis, but many historical facts and fun anecdotes about NY. My husband grew up in Long Island, worked many years in Manhattan, and was still truly amazed by the tour.

Catherine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour. Just the right balance of financial and historical information--- fact and anecdote.

Takeshi I New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I thought it might be a good idea to do the Financial Crisis tour and I was particularly lucky in that our little group got two guides the experienced Tom who was a trader / day-trader and now specialises in New York history and the new guy John who was a former banker for a major firm and then went to work for the Office of the Comptroller of New York City and was responsible for the debt issues made by the city. The level of detail was fantastic what were the CDOs that brought the markets to their knees in 2008 ? How did they get so attractive to the market and why did the rating agencies such as Standard and Poors and Moodys and Fitch get so unobjective about it all ? All these and other questions were explained simply and with the benefit of detailed knowledge. And along the way, you get to see the buildings that housed the banks and the agencies which ultimately paid the price Lehman Brothers, AIG and the New York branch of the Federal Reserve. All in all, a very good morning spent in amongst it all.

John D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Sandy was a very knowledgable and entertaining guide. Mu family and i houroughly enjoyed our financial crisis tour.

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