Chinatown- Soho and Little Italy , , Arts and Flavors of Manhattan. Local Secrets . The coolest in town.s

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on October 19, 2023

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Tour description

 Free Walking Tour of SoHo, Chinatown, and Little Italy with Optional Food.

Welcome to our free walking tour of SoHo, Chinatown, and Little Italy. We'll take you on a journey through some of New York City's most unique and culturally rich neighborhoods and teach you the true and alternative histories of the city which you won’t find in any other tour.

Our tour begins at the iconic Dominique Ansel Bakery, where you can fuel up on a delicious and famous Cronut (croissant doughnut) before we set off on our adventure.

As we explore the historic and artistic district of SoHo, we'll admire the stunning Cast Iron architecture as we learn about the area's transformation from an industrial hub to a thriving fashion district. We will pass by some of the most important art galleries and fashion stores.

After that we'll head to a secret garden , where we will have the option to try the best cheesecake in New York. From there we'll visit a local sculpture park where you can appreciate the area's unique artwork and creative talent. We make sure our visitors get the best insights on the architectural and artistic development of this amazing city.

We'll stop at a secret old cafe in Little Italy, where you'll have the opportunity to indulge in some traditional Italian cuisine and learn about the fascinating history of the Italian mafia. We will explore the historic Italian neighborhood and come to understand the Italian American culture at a real Italian family business.

We will also stop in the historical Five Points of New York, in which the film “Gangsters of New York” is based on.

Then we’ll explore the magic of Chinatown, Manhattan’s biggest neighborhood.

In Chinatown, we'll explore the vibrant streets and visit the Dr Sun Yat-Sen monument, which honours the life and legacy of the Chinese revolutionary leader at Columbus Park.

We will have the chance to try the best dumplings of New York for just a few dollars .

We will see Chinese street art and all the best restaurants on this town.

We will visit the only Chinese Catholic church where the Chinese Virgin Mary is located.

Then we’ll visit a local tea shop where you can taste delicious ginger tea and learn about the cultural significance of tea in Chinese traditions. 

Our tour will end at a stunning Buddhist Temple where you can witness one of the largest Buddhas sculptures in the country and feel the magnificence from this ancient tradition of Confucius and reflect on our incredible journey together through some of New York City's most culturally rich neighbourhoods.

Join us on this unique free walking tour with optional food stops, and experience the true spirit and diversity of New York City!


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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA
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    We will meet in front of the Dominique Ansel bakery with the purple umbrella at 189 Spring St, New York, NY (Manhattan).phone 13476565744

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    Outside visit
    Dominique Ansel Bakery

    Dominique Ansel Bakery is a famous pastry shop in NYC known for its innovative and delicious pastries. It was founded by the world-renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel and is a must-visit destination for anyone with a sweet tooth visiting New York City.

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    Lt. Petrosino Square

    Petrosino Square Park: This small but charming park is located in the heart of SOHO and is known for its unique French-inspired design. It's also been dubbed "Paparazzi Park" due to its popularity among photographers and fashion bloggers.

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    Outside visit
    Ferrara Bakery & Cafe

    Ferrara Cafe: Founded in 1892, Ferrara Cafe is a legendary Italian pastry shop and cafe located in the heart of Little Italy. It's known for its delicious cannolis, gelato, and other traditional Italian pastries.

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    Outside visit

    Chinatown is a vibrant and bustling neighborhood in lower Manhattan that is home to one of the largest Chinese communities outside of Asia. It's a must-visit destination for anyone interested in exploring Chinese culture, cuisine, and history. From authentic Chinese restaurants and bustling street markets to ornate temples and cultural landmarks, there's something for everyone in Chinatown.

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    Outside visit
    Dr. Sun Yat-sen Plaza

    This monument is dedicated to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the father of modern China and a key figure in Chinese history. It's located in the heart of Chinatown and is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

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    Outside visit
    Church of St. Joseph of the Holy Family

    The Parish Church of St. Joseph is a hidden gem in the heart of Greenwich Village. Established in 1833, this historic Catholic church has been a cornerstone of the community for nearly two centuries. With its stunning architecture and beautiful stained glass windows, it's a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, art, or religion. Whether you're a devout Catholic or simply a curious traveler, the Parish Church of St. Joseph is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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    Outside visit
    Lin Ze Xu Monument

    In Manhattan's Chinatown, specifically at Chatham Square, there is a statue of Lin Zexu. It serves as a tribute to his sacrifices and struggles against drug abuse in 19th-century China. Chatham Square is a significant intersection in the heart of Chinatown, where seven streets converge, including Bowery, East Broadway, and St.

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).

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Marie 15 Jun 2024
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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
A wonderful experience. Very nice people. Guide had passion and knowledge about the areas. So glad I went.
Raymonde 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
This is a historical walking tour. Only 3 sugar/carb stops total. Very interesting historical information.
Tere 15 Jun 2024
Mexico City

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Tremendo paseo con grandes explicaciones y excelentes tips 🙂
Sabine 13 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Sehr interessant und lebhaft erzählt...super klasse
Jaime 13 Jun 2024
Antigua Guatemala

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Travelled in family - Jun 2024
The tour and the guide was great!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 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 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.
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