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Downtown Highlights Tour – From Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to Wall Street and 9/11 Memorial
Our highly rated walking tour for visitors who would rather not follow a guide with a flag and a microphone or get stuck in Downtown traffic on a tour bus.
Tour Highlights Include:
- Wall Street, including the Federal Hall, NY Stock Exchange and the former “House of Morgan”
- 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center
- Learn about Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty (while enjoying great views of the NY Harbor from Battery Park). No need to go through security lines or get on and off boats.
- Bowling Green and Charging Bull
- Alexander Hamilton Custom House
- Stone Street, including a coffee and bathroom break
- Federal Hall Memorial (where George Washington was inaugurated)
- Federal Reserve Bank of NY
- Trinity Church and Saint Paul’s Chapel
About 3 hours 15 min; 3 miles on foot (5 km)
$45 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under
Fridays at 12 this winter, then Tuesday and Friday at 10am starting mid-March
Maximum group size is 12 adults
Short break at a popular cafe
Starts near Bowling Green (exact meeting point will be emailed after booking) and ends near the 9/11 Memorial
If you have any questions about this walking tour, please click on the Email Us button below, and we’ll respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. Or call us at (347) 464-9335. We look forward to hearing from you.
We recently joined Ryan on this approximately three hour tour. His knowledge and passion for the history of the area continued for the entire tour and our only regret was that we did not have more time to join City Rovers for another of their tours. There were 12 people in the group which allowed us a far more intimate walking tour of New York. We highly recommend City Rover Walking Tours and look forward to our next visit and experiencing another tour with them.
Thanks CityRover for a great tour of lower Manhattan. My son and I had just a wonderful and informative walk. The four hours went by so quickly. We highly recommend your tour to everyone.
Ryan was a super tour guide! He was knowledgeable, interesting, fun and accommodating. Next visit, we will book another tour. The weather was pretty brisk and he took that into account as he steered us through the sites. If you like getting a ``first hand`` experience and history lesson, this is for you. Highly recommended!
Additional Tour Info
How strenuous is this walk? This walk covers about 3 miles on foot in a little over 3 hours. The terrain is flat. You’ll be on your feet most of the time, though we will take a break at a coffee shop in the middle of the tour for a bathroom break and optional snacks/refreshments (not included). However, we try to maintain a steady walking pace to cover all the areas of interest. So if you think you might find it difficult to keep up at a moderate walking speed with the rest of the group, please consider a private tour with us, which can be tailored to suit your pace and fitness level.
What About Kids? Our public tours are not ideal for young children, as they involve a lot of walking and cover topics geared to adults. If you would like to tour with us and have children ages 10 and younger, please contact us about a private tour. That said, there are 2 “child” tickets ($25 each) available for each public tour for children ages 12 and under.
Meeting Point: Detailed meeting point instructions will be emailed to you once your reservation has been processed. The tour starts downtown near Bowling Green and ends near the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
Stops: There will be at least 1 restroom break during our walk. Each participant will also be offered a complimentary bottle of water and a small snack on the walk. A meal prior to the tour is recommended. During cold or inclement weather, we may visit historic buildings like Federal Hall Memorial Museum, Trinity Church, or Saint Paul’s Chapel.
Are gratuities included? Guide gratuities are not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated.