The major attractions of Lower Manhattan

Duration: 2h
Guru: Alex
Quality Verified Registered on February 06, 2023

I am a licensed tour guide, professional blogger, and active member of the Guides Association of New York City. My passion is New York’s food, history, and culture, and my walking tours are one of a kind NYC experiences! I also created, own, and operate a tour agency called Food Strolls Guided Tours right here in New York City.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Join Alex on a walking tour through the streets of old New Amsterdam and Colonial New York.  Learn about the City’s earliest days, from Native American wilderness, to Dutch farmland, and eventually to America’s largest city.

We'll explore new York City's oldest streets, uncovering NYC secrets along the way.

Eventually we'll arrive at many of New York's most recognizable attractions.  You'll learn the history behind The Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, Trinity Church, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, St Paul's Chapel, City Hall, and the Woolworth Building.

Along the way you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and engage with Alex on any number of topics. 

The tours are casual, flexible, and fun, so bring your curiosity and a comfortable pair of walking shoes! 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA
    1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA
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    I will be on the stairs of 1 Bowling Green beneath the banner for the National Museum of the American Indian. I will be holding a clear folder full of black and white images.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Castle Clinton National Monument
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Statue of Liberty View Point
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Stone Street
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Wall Street
  • 6
    Outside visit
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Trinity Church
  • 8
    Outside visit
    St. Paul's Chapel
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • 10
    Outside visit
    City Hall
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Woolworth Building

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 €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Heather 09 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Very interesting & fun. Be sure to ask for restaurant recommendations at the end :)
Kevin 11 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Alex has been one of the best guides we've had since our 2 year trip around the world. He knows New York like it's his living room and also has the best and cheapest tips for us. He offers many tours and takes the time to answer every question.
Lana 09 May 2023
Saint Paul

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Great 2-hour walk through Downtown's major landmarks filled with historical and cultural information
Francesca 22 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
preparato e professionale ! Ti fa immergere nella storia e nelle chicche nascoste di New York ! Consigliato !
Cecilie 21 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
We enjoyed Alex and the tour to such an extent that we booked another tour for the morning
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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