Free tour

Secrets and flavours Of China Town and Little Italy in NYC

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Fractal
Quality Verified Registered on December 21, 2021

Fractal Travel is a travel agency dedicated to offering a different kind of tourism experience, and showing United States beauty and potential by thoroughly informing tourists and generating unforgettable and positive experiences. Every day we provide free tours, shared tours and private tours in New York and in all the US, available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German.

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Tour description

Soho, China Town and Little Italy Free Walking Tour 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 neighbourhoods.

Our tour begins at the iconic Dominique Ansel Bakery, where you can fuel up delicious pastries and coffee before we set off on our adventure.

As we explore the historical and artistic district of SOHO, we'll admire the stunning iron-cast architecture of the Gucci store. On the other hand, we will learn about the area's transformation from an industrial hub to a thriving fashion district. 

After, we'll head to Petrosino Square Park, also known as Paparazzi Park. This park is known for its French-inspired design and vibrant atmosphere that embodies the fashionable lifestyle of New York City.

From there, we'll visit a local sculpture park where you can appreciate the area's unique artwork and creative talent. We'll also stop at the famous Ferrara 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.

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.

We'll also stop at a local tea shop where you can taste delicious ginger tea and learn about the cultural significance of tea in Chinese tradition.

Our tour will conclude at Lin Zexu Square, where you can take in the magnificent Confucius sculpture 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 bakery with the purple umbrella at 189 Spring St, New York, NY (Manhattan).

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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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    Outside visit
    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).

Tour opinions

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פרצו... 26 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
The tour was interesting, clear and humristic.
Paula 23 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Nos gustó mucho el tour de David, nos enseñó galerías y restaurantes auténticos de Soho, China town y Little Italy, a parte de toda la información histórica que te facilita te recomienda un montón de sitios más locales que tienen muchísimo encanto, volveríamos a repetir 100%
Valeria 23 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
La verdad es que nos decepcionó bastante este your, el guía no tenía mayor información, se le notaba bastante desconectado de la información y de la historia que contaba, había mucho silencios y todo era muy lento, se perdía fácilmente el interés. Los contenidos deberían ser más atractivos y la comunicación más fluida. 4 personas no terminamos hoy el tour. No lo recomendaría.
Deborah 23 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
The tour was really nicely done, the guide very nice and interacting with the group. We were recommended great places and ate good food! The only small downside was that in my opinion, the information given was very much surface level. I wish it had went a little bit further in the explanation of the neighbourhood's history. But would definitely do it again!
Cris 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
David fue un guía excepcional. Empezamos la ruta en "Dominique Ansel Bakery". En la terraza trasera de la misma cafetería había preparado una mesa con mapas en la que nos explicó en que consistiría el tour y nos explicó parte de historia de la ciudad. Me parece una idea estupenda arrancar así, pues uno puede resguardarse de las inclemencias del tiempo (tanto por frío y lluvia como por calor). Recorrimos parte del Soho, little Italy y Barrio Chino, en el cual nos invitó a probar unos deliciosos Dumplings y después compramos un té de jenjibre y limón muy rico. Por supuesto sus sugerencias fueron buenas y económicas, quedamos muy contentos. De hecho, repetimos con él en otro tour.
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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 4 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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