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City of Dreams Tour – Discover East Village, Little Italy, SoHo & Visit a Famous Pub (Ale Included)

Enjoy an ale at McSorley's Old Ale House

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a visit to the oldest bar in New York City (small ale or soda included) and an authentic Jewish bakery for a small treat
  • Learn about the immigrant waves that shaped NY, from Kleindeutschland and Little Italy to the Jewish Realto and Little Ukraine
  • Discover SoHo, the historic Cast-Iron district, with its industrial and artistic pasts, unique architecture, trendy boutiques, and fashionable denizens
  • Enjoy historical anecdotes covering a wide range of topics and famous figures — from Peter Stuyvesant to Peter Cooper, from Joey Ramone to Jimi Hendrix

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Tour Details:

About 3.5 hours; 3 miles on foot (5 kilometers)
$45 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under
Monday and Friday at 10am
Maximum group size is 12 adults
Half-pint at McSorley's and small pastry treat
Tour starts near Astor Place in Lower Manhattan and ends in SoHo near Broadway. 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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We did a lower east side tour with Danielle on June 30th. Our sister in law had done it April and highly recommended it and we were not disappointed! Danielle was awesome, very knowledgeable and personable. We loved the personal connection she has to the area and little touches with bakery visit and McSorley's Bar. Would definitely recommend this tour and we will be booking other tours on our next visit to NYC. So many areas to explore and the best way is with someone who knows the area. Highly recommended to anyone visiting and interested in the history of the city. Thanks Danielle for an awesome tour.
One of the best tours I have taken. So interesting and fun. Loved the stop at McSorley's Pub and Moishe's bakery with snacks provided. Danielle really knows this area. Highly recommend City Rovers!
My husband and I visited NYC last week and had previously taken a City Rovers tour of Chelsea, Greenwich Village, etc. on our last trip that we had thoroughly enjoyed. So, we decided to book the East Village City of Dreams tour this time. We were NOT disappointed. Max Vishnev, the owner was a fabulous guide. We learned so much about the area that we had never heard before. We enjoyed it so much that we booked the Downtown tour several days later. Again, Max was an excellent guide. We highly recommend City Rovers! You will not be disappointed.

Additional Tour Info

How strenuous is this walk? This walk covers about 3.5 miles on foot in about 3.5 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 SoHo near Broadway and Broome Street.

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.