If America is the great melting pot, then the fire was lit in the Big Apple. Come see a unique cultural blend in action on our tour of SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown. Explore these fascinating neighborhoods as varied in identity as they are close in proximity. Where else can you travel the globe in just a few short blocks?
Accompany us on a 2 hour English-language tour and…
There may be short stops during the tour to purchase different types of ethnic foods, however there is no opportunity to sit down and eat a meal. Food purchases are not included in the price of the ticket and will be at the expense of the guest.
There is no time built in to the tour to allow for shopping. Your tour guide can direct you to any shopping areas of interest when the tour has ended.
Yes, you will have enough time to get from one tour to the other. The High Line tour ends at 11:30am. Take the nearby downtown C or E train just two stops to Spring Street where the SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown tour begins. Feel free to ask your guide for additional help.
There is between 2 to 3 miles of walking at a moderate pace. If mobility is an issue please arrange for a private tour. Please dress appropriately for long distance walking and for the weather.
It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.
We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.
Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.
Yes, this tour is included with your New York Pass. You’ll need to make a reservation with your credit card. No charges will apply IF you show up with a valid New York Pass. You can cancel 48 hours prior to your tour without penalty. You can always reschedule your tour. This allows us to better manage our group size and make the tour experience better for you.
to Spring Street station
to Houston Street
By Car: Click here to view a map of nearby paid parking spaces. Not recommended due to unpredictable traffic which may cause you to miss the tour.
Tour Bus Loading/ Unloading and Parking: Click here for a list of DOT’s authorized bus layover locations.
Tour Ends: Columbus Park on Mulberry Street near Mosco Street
Stroll the chic streets of Soho where millionaires now occupy the gorgeous cast-iron buildings once home to factories and brothels. Try to spot a few of the many celebrities who now call this neighborhood home. Window-shop the chic boutiques and galleries filling former slaughterhouses and meat markets.
We’ll walk the streets of Little Italy, absorbing the sights, the sounds, and the tastes of this colorful neighborhood rich with a triumphant, if occasionally bloody, history. Explore Mulberry Street, with its rich aromas of pasta and pastry wafting from nearly every storefront. Discover the spot where a legendary mafia assassination took place, or just take a moment to sample some cannoli.
"Tom is an Italian New Yorker with a personal knowledge... such enthusiasm you would think it was his first time."
Finally, we’ll venture into the vibrant world of New York’s Chinatown, once the largest enclave of Chinese expatriates in the Western Hemisphere. Learn about struggles of the earliest immigrants, coming to the city to build a new home. Awe at the violence of the Tong Wars, a forgotten dark chapter of New York history, chronicling those who would steal control of the neighborhood for themselves.
"...juicy gossipy tid bits and great historical overviews"
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