• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Explore the rich history of some of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods — SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown — on this guided 2-hour walking tour. In SoHo, visit the Cast Iron Historic District and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster who became boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. In Chinatown, soak up the sights, smells and sounds of the neighborhood.

Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown in Lower Manhattan
  • Admire the SoHo – Cast Iron Historic District, and learn about the 19th-century architecture from a knowledgeable guide
  • Walk by places where celebrities are often spotted
  • See mob sites in Little Italy, and hear about notorious mobsters like John Gotti
  • Get caught up in the sights, smells and bustling atmosphere of Chinatown
  • Learn about New York City’s early days of immigration and gang violence, especially in Five Points

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What You Can Expect

SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

Learn the stories behind famous New York City sites such as the Shrine of San Gennaro

Meet the tour guide and group on Spring Street in SoHo to begin this walking tour of three of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods — SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.

Walking toward Greene Street, see the site of the Manhattan Well Murder, the first recorded homicide case in New York City and the first murder trial in American history to be fully documented by a court stenographer. This well is currently in the basement of the Manhattan Bistro restaurant. Needless to say, there are a lot of requests to see the basement here.

Much of SoHo includes the Cast Iron Historic District, which consists of 26 blocks and approximately 500 buildings, many incorporating cast-iron architectural elements. Look out for celebrities in this area as SoHo is a favorite spot for movie stars and models.

In Little Italy, listen to stories about mobsters like John Gotti, plus the troubles Italian immigrants faced when they first arrived here. The name Little Italy doesn’t really apply today. It was once known for its large population of Italians, but the neighborhood only has a few Italian stores and restaurants remaining now.

Just a few blocks away is Chinatown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan and home to the one of the largest concentrations of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. Chinatown provides a fascinating cultural experience.

Finally, visit the site of Five Points, a spot that gained international notoriety as a disease-ridden, crime-infested slum in the 1800s, before you end the tour in Columbus Park.

Customer Reviews

Kyra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great tour. I learned so much about three different areas in New York in an enjoyable and fun way. Got the chance to get some inside tips for culinary delights! Highly recommended.

Déa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

For me the best was the food in little italy!

Jeralyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very good tour and a good guide. It was just too cold to really enjoy the tour. Did enjoy seeing the different areas and want to go back when the weather is better.

alejandrobernabenava ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic tour, our tour guide was really engaging, fun and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate in recomending the tour.

Anna P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

very good! highly recommended!

Matthew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

An interesting tour - worth the price.

Kathryn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Helena was an excellent guide, walk was very interesting and a great way to discover more about NY.

Ronald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Very good tour. Did this on our first day in NY, an excellent intro to the city.Tour guide very informative and entertaining.

runner0896

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our guide Charles was just wonderful. He was beyond well versed in the history of the city, personable and professional throughout our tour. I LOVED his enthusiasm, it was obvious that he enjoyed his job.
We meet some nice people in the group that were from all over the world! Thank you Charles for making an ordinary Saturday afternoon extraordinary!!

Lori R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Amazing tour guide and full of fun!

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