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Historic Downtown Tour – 400 Years of Downtown Action & Intrigue

Freedom Tower by Day

Tour Highlights Include:

  • Wall Street, including the NY Stock Exchange and the former “House of Morgan”
  • 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center
  • Views of Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty (from Battery Park)
  • 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

On this fun and informative 3-hr walking tour of Downtown Manhattan, you will discover the rich history and some of the most important events, people, and places in New York City.  This small-group tour is ideal for first time visitors and locals alike.  Join us and avoid the huge tour groups with flag-toting, microphone-wearing guides and the double-decker buses stuck in Downtown traffic.  

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Tour Details:

Lenght:
About 3 hours 15 min; 3 miles on foot (5 km)
Cost:
$45 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under
Schedule:
Friday at 10am until year-end, Tuesday at 10am thru Oct, Wed at 10am in Dec.
Size:
Maximum group size is 12 adults
Language:
English
Break:
Short break at a popular cafe
Location:
Starts near Bowling Green (exact meeting point will be emailed after booking) and ends near the 9/11 Memorial
We had a wonderful tour with Ryan! He was entertaining and informative and the 3 and 1/2 hours flew by. We would definitely tour with CityRover Walks again.
Negotiating Lower Manhattan was easy with the small group of 10. Ryan's voice projected well. He was chock full of fascinating NYC history and stories. Our friends said the same about Max. I strongly recommend CityRover Walks NY. Jerry H.
Ryan was a terrific tour guide. He's an extremely knowledgeable, very personable and a very enthusiastic guy. This tour was through Lower Manhattan beginning at the Charging Bull and ending at the Reflecting Pools at One World Trade Center. Overall our group of four thoroughly enjoyed this tour through New York. We learned a great deal of historical facts. Ryan did a great job making this mostly historical tour fun. Our group consisted on 11 people so it wasn't overwhelming and we could all easily hear our tour guide. We stopped half way through at a coffee shop for some delicious chocolates (purchased by Ryan), a chance to grab a drink and a bathroom break. At the end of the tour Ryan handed us a few magnets and postcards that he had purchased. Definitely check out this tour if you are in and around New York and looking for something to do that is both educational and enjoyable.

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.