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City of Dreams Tour

Tour East Village, Little Italy, and Nolita in a small group with a great local guide; visit McSorley’s Old Ale House, Moishe’s Bakery and DiPalo’s — ale and snacks included!

Enjoy an ale at McSorley's Old Ale House

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy visits to the oldest bar in New York City (small ale or soda included), an authentic Jewish bakery for a small pastry, and a 90-year-old family-run Italian specialty store for delicious homemade mozzarella and imported prosciutto samples– all included in the price.
  • Learn about the immigrant waves that shaped NY, from Kleindeutschland and Little Italy to the Jewish Realto and Little Ukraine
  • Discover the trendy shops and restaurants and beautiful street art in NoLIta
  • Enjoy historical anecdotes and fun stories covering a wide range of topics and famous figures — from Peter Stuyvesant to Peter Cooper, from Joey Ramone to Jimi Hendrix

The CityRover Difference:

  • We offer unique NYC walking tours that are rated 5-stars on TripAdvisor
  • Small groups (12 max.), no microphones, no flags
  • Engaging local guides, fun stories and interesting facts
  • Local snack stops and focus on a non-touristy experience
  • Satisfaction Guarantee

Tour Details:

About 3 hrs and 15min; 3 miles on foot (5 kilometers)
$45 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under
Resumes mid-March; Mondays at 10 and Thursdays at 2:30.
Maximum group size is 12 adults
Half-pint at McSorley's
Tour starts near Astor Place in Lower Manhattan and ends in Little Italy. Exact meeting point will be emailed after booking.

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.

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Di Palo's of Little Italy
Outside Moishes Bake Shop
Enjoy an ale at McSorley's Old Ale House
Danielle in action
Great tour with Danielle, informative and fun. Danielle, a native New Yorker, knows her immigrant history. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. I've been on other tours and to NYC several times and I learned more this time than in my previous visits. Highly recommend this company, easy to book and good follow thru with directions the day before the tour.
We have been to NYC many times, but this was our first walking tour. Oh my! Danielle is a Brooklyn native who clearly loves her city. She took us (small group of about 8-10) on a 3 mile tour of the Little Italy/Soho/Lower East Side area of NYC. She was entertaining, thoughtful, full of interesting information and stories. We ate, drank, laughed, and would recommend this tour to anyone looking to learn more about the history of this great city.
I've used these guys before and they are just the best . Hands down . This time we did the ``City of Dreams`` tour ( Lower East Side and surround ) . Great itinerary . Danielle was our guide . Top rate . Very easy to understand . Good volume ( I am a bit hard of hearing and this is sometimes an issue but not with her ) Full of knowledge . Very charming . Good sense of humour but not a ``ham`` like so many others. Only 7 in our group which was a bonus . I've done lots of tours like this and generally enjoy them but these guys are our favourite .

Additional Tour Info

How strenuous is this walk? This walk covers about 3.5 miles on foot in a little over 3 hours..  The terrain is flat, and we’ll get to take a break in McSorley’s Old Ale House.  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 near Astor Place in Lower Manhattan and ends in Little Italy.

Stops: There will be at least 1 restroom break during our walk.  Each participant will also be offered a complimentary bottle of water on the walk and a a couple of snacks/refreshments along the way.  A meal prior to the tour is recommended.

Are gratuities included? Guide gratuities are not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated.