Free tour

Free historical tour of Prohibition in New York

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Ala Tours
Registered on December 20, 2022

Hello GuruWalkers! We are Ala Tours. We were born in Bogota, Colombia and our team has been living in New York City for several years as well as traveling around the world getting to know different places that we have fallen in love with. New Yorkers say that we transmit the energy of the city more local than they do, because of our love and knowledge about this great city. We have visited close to 50 countries and from each of them we learned something new. Our goal is to discover the culture, architecture, art and customs of each new destination we visit. Likewise, we love to share experiences, so we will be happy to share with you everything we know about NYC, so you can take with you an unforgettable experience. We are waiting for you! Att Sebastian and Esteban your guides

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to New York City!

Do you want to visit the underground and hidden bars of New York while discovering the history of Prohibition?

Join us and delve into the culture fleeing from the typical tourist experiences, it is something similar to other tourism.

On January 16, 1920, the 22nd Amendment prohibited the sale and consumption of alcohol in the United States. As Prohibition officers patrolled the streets of New York City, illegal practices and criminal activity were rampant. During the 13 years of Prohibition, more than 15,000 speakeasies were opened. Although many of those bars have since closed, some New York City owners have enjoyed keeping history alive and reviving the underground culture of the 1920s. Whether you're a regular on the New York bar scene or just visiting, here are 5 of the best speakeasies in New York City.  

In this tour I will show you New York from the perspective of a local passionate about knowing the world and showing the attractions of the city.

Join me on this special SpeakEasy tour:

  • Please Don't Tell
  • Death & Company
  • The Back Room
  • attaboy
  • Fig.19
  • Apotheke Chinatown

What includes

  • Guide
  • Historical tour
  • Visit five emblematic places

What is not included

  • Drinks and food available to purchase at each stop
  • tips

City free tour + history = perfect plan ūüėä

Important data:

  • We only receive in Dollars, not in another currency.
  • We do not receive bank transfers such as Paypal, Paxum, Zelle or others.
  • The contribution conforms to the tourism law of the city of New York ( Tours and guided visits. In guided tours , the guide is usually given as a suggested contribution at least $15 USD, which is equivalent to one hour of work in the city of NY.

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  • Meeting point:
    113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
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    I'll be standing by the entrance with my burgundy parasol and my black hat.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from ‚ā¨10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Lucía 26 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Todo en este tour estuvo mal: desde el recorrido, las condiciones del tour y sobre todo el gu√≠a. En la p√°gina pon√≠a que el tour durar√≠a aproximadamente 3 horas, cuando en realidad el recorrido est√° programado para 1 hora. De las 6 paradas que muestra solamente hicimos la mitad 3, y en una de ellas no nos dejaron pasar por ser menores de 25 a√Īos. Si hubi√©ramos sabido que hab√≠a m√≠nimo de edad no habr√≠amos reservado el tour. Respecto al gu√≠a, adem√°s de insulso y aportar ning√ļn conocimiento al tour, realiz√≥ varias irregularidades. En primer lugar, nos avis√≥ de que en ning√ļn momento se pod√≠a consumir alcohol ni por su parte ni por la nuestra. En una de las paradas el gu√≠a cogi√≥ un vaso de cerveza y empez√≥ a beber, haci√©ndonos sentir muy inc√≥modos por la situaci√≥n. A lo largo del recorrido, el gu√≠a no respetaba ninguno de los sem√°foros que hab√≠a, poniendo en peligro la integridad de los participantes del tour. Asimismo, no paraba de anunciar el resto de tours que ten√≠an seg√ļn √©l con una propina m√≠nima que sol√≠a dar la gente de 20$ por persona.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.