New York: 2-Hour Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

13 Reviews

New York: 2-Hour Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

From US$ 34.95 per person

Go on an enchanted stroll through Little Italy visiting some of its iconic shops. Hear the stories of its forefathers' struggles for better lives. In Chinatown, wander around a maze of quaint streets filled with echoes of the past.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Small group
Limited to 15 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
Starting time 3:30 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an expertly guided walking tour through iconic neighborhoods
  • Marvel at the baked delights at Italian and Chinese bakeries
  • Hear the music of an iconic American composer
Full description
The beacon of Italian immigrants since the 1800s, New York City's Little Italy has always been a haven for these exiles. Through their stories of struggle and sacrifice, experience their renaissance and triumphs. Then go inside a favorite local pastry shop established in 1892 by an opera impresario. Marvel at the numerous offerings of authentic Italian delights. Wander into America's oldest cheese shop with a secret celebrity owner. Then it's on to Chinatown. Walk through the gateway of Chinatown onto its main street. Glimpse diners enjoying a Chinese brunch that had its roots from the Silk Road. It's a 2,000-year old tradition from the Han Dynasty being served in Chinatown's oldest restaurant. Savor the exotic treats of a Chinese bakery: from egg tarts to puff pastries and moon cakes to wife cakes. Hear the music of an iconic American composer that wrote songs for Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, and Judy Garland. See the saloon where he got his start as a singing waiter. Go by the birthplace of modern tattooing and hear its history. 
Includes
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Licensed professional walking tour guide
  • Small plate of dumplings
  • Gratuities are welcomed and recommended
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point is at 273 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013. Your tour guide will be standing in front of Soho Eatery holding up a white tour flag. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your tour.

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Important information

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  •  Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  A moderate amount of walking is involved
  •  Wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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This was a fun and informative tour with our guide (Andrew) offering a vast amount of knowledge on how these communities were formed, as well as how historic events helped shape them into what they are today. He showed us several points of interest and simply had an upbeat and fun personality, which only added to the experience.

18 December 2019

Our guide was great! (Still trying to find his name. He was around 30-35 y/o, He grew up in the area, he’s part Italian, also part Cuban I think). He was extremely knowledgeable about history of the area, beginning from the initial settlers, various changes over time, ongoing through modern day events. He provided excellent visuals that showed the changes over time. Information about architecture was fascinating. Very informative about cultural issues, including food. He also treated everyone to Asian Dumplings that were fantastic. Highly recommend taking this tour!

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23 October 2019

This was a great tour! Very informative. I learned a lot and saw parts of Little Italy and Chinatown that you don’t normally see. We loved our tour guide Andrew!!! He was the best.

1 January 2020

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