Downtown Highlights NYC Walking Tour: From Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to Wall Street and 9/11 Memorial
Tour Downtown Manhattan, which is home to some of the most famous NYC attractions and steeped in history.
The scenic and informative 3-hr walking tour covers Wall Street, World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Trinity Church (including Hamilton’s grave) & much more!
Tour Highlights Include:
Wall Street, 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)
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
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Optional private tour add-ons:
Take a round-trip ride across NY’s Harbor on the free Staten Island Ferry (add about 1 hour of tour time). Enjoy terrific views of the harbor, Statue of Liberty, Downtown Manhattan skyline, and more, while your CityRover guide provides interesting commentary.
For your convenience, we can purchase tickets on your behalf for One World Observatory and drop you off there at the end of the tour.
We can add food and bar stops to the tour if you want to turn this into a walking tour combined with a food and bar tour. Contact us for a custom price quote.
This tour is ideal for visitors who are interested in:
NYC history & architecture
Exploring NY on foot in a fun, informative, and intimate way
Seeing and learning about famous places, people, and buildings
NYC development & immigrant history
Or first-time visitors to NYC
Private Tour Pricing:
Date & Time: This tour is available for private booking 7 days a week year-round upon request.
Max gave us a private tour of the downtown area. We were from ages of 11 to 60 and all had an incredible time. Battery Park, Wall Street, Trinity Church to Ground Zero, there was something for everyone. It was engaging, informative and most of all fun. Some of us were return visitors and some their first trip to NYC and all enjoyed the tour equally.
This is my third tour with cityrovers and I plan on taking many more.
Max and Ryan are wonderful!!! Our girls' trip scheduled a walking tour of the Financial district with Ryan on one day and Central Park with Max on another day. Ryan did an excellent job providing the history of the area in storytelling mode. I cannot wait to bring my children back for Ryan to make history come alive for them!
Max's Central Park tour provided interesting facts about the Park that you could never find on your own. From history to present day, he was a wealth of information about the park.
Thanks guys for the tour and can't wait to do it again with the family!!
If you’re visiting NY for the first time, or are not too familiar with Midtown Manhattan, we suggest pairing the Downtown Highlights tour with our Midtown “Must See” tour called Landmark Explorer. This great tour explores some of the most famous buildings and attractions in Midtown Manhattan.
If you have a free Tuesday or Friday morning and want to maximize your NYC sightseeing, check out our popular Brooklyn Bridge Tour (public tour each Tuesday and Friday at 10am).
Both tours above pair very well with Downtown Highlights for a longer private tour if your time in NYC is limited.
How strenuous is this walk? This walk covers about 2 miles on foot in about 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). With a private tour, the pace and distance covered can be tailored to your group’s needs.
What About Kids? Our public tours are not ideal for young children, however, if you book a private tour, we can personalize it to keep both adults and kids engaged, informed, and entertained.
Meeting Point: The tour typically starts downtown near Bowling Green and ends near the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. However, if you are booking a private tour, we can pick you up from your hotel if that’s would you would prefer.
Weather: Our tours take place rain or shine, barring a severe storm in the forecast, in which case we would email or call you and offer options to reschedule. If severe weather prevents us from leading this tour and you/we are unable to reschedule, then we would issue you a refund for the tour in question.
Are gratuities included? Guide gratuities are not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated.