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SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Pack highlights of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown—all into one day with this walking tour. In SoHo, visit the Cast Iron Historic District and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster. In Chinatown, soak up the sights, smells, and sounds of the neighborhood.
  • A great introduction to NYC’s SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown neighborhoods
  • Learn about New York City’s early days of immigration and gang violence
  • A guide knows the best ways around the city to see more in less time
  • A noon start time frees up the morning and evening for other plans

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A great choice if you're looking for an overview of these famed neighborhoods, rather than an in-depth tour. It's easy to fit into your day.
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Professional, entertaining, local guide
Explore the neighborhoods of Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown
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Spring Street Park , Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA

Please meet at the SW corner of Spring Street and 6th Avenue at Spring Street Park. It is the corner across from Aqua Grill. The guide will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and they will be holding an orange flag.

12:00 PM
Chinatown , Chinatown, New York, NY, USA

Tour ends at Columbus Park (Mulberry Street &, Baxter St, New York, NY 10013) in Chinatown.

Meet the tour guide and group in SoHo to begin this walking tour of three of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown.

Walking toward Greene Street, see the site of the Manhattan Well Murder, the first recorded homicide case in New York City and the first murder trial in American history to be fully documented by a court stenographer. This well is currently in the basement of the Manhattan Bistro restaurant. Needless to say, there are a lot of requests to see the basement here.

Much of SoHo includes the Cast Iron Historic District, which consists of 26 blocks and approximately 500 buildings, many incorporating cast-iron architectural elements. Look out for celebrities in this area as SoHo is a favorite spot for movie stars and models.

In Little Italy, listen to stories about mobsters like John Gotti, plus the troubles Italian immigrants faced when they first arrived here. The name Little Italy doesn’t really apply today. It was once known for its large population of Italians, but the neighborhood only has a few Italian stores and restaurants remaining now.

Just a few blocks away is Chinatown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan and home to one of the largest concentrations of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. Chinatown provides a fascinating cultural experience.

Finally, visit the site of Five Points, a spot that gained international notoriety as a disease-ridden, crime-infested slum in the 1800s, before you end the tour in Columbus Park.

Get a chance to sample some of the local foods in these historic neighborhoods.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
SoHo
The tour begins in the Cast-Iron District of SoHo with trendy shops on cobblestone streets
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Little Italy
We’ll walk the streets of Little Italy, absorbing the sights, the sounds, and the tastes of this colorful neighborhood.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chinatown
We’ll venture into the vibrant world of New York’s Chinatown, once the largest enclave of Chinese expatriates in the Western Hemisphere.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How much walking will we be doing on the SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:There’s 2-3 miles of walking at a moderate pace.
Feb 2021
Q:
Will there be time for shopping during the SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:There’s no time built in for shopping, but your guide can direct you to any shopping areas of interest when the tour has ended, and you’ll enjoy plenty of window-shopping as you stroll the different neighborhoods.
Feb 2021
Q:
Will there be time to purchase/sample foods during the SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:There may be short stops during the tour to purchase different types of ethnic foods. However, there’s no opportunity to sit down and eat a meal — we have a lot to cover!
Feb 2021
Q:
What if it rains during my SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don’t miss this tour or meeting this guide, so knowledgeable and her love of the city is contagious." See review
  • "I recommended the tour at dinner last night to friends." See review

Reviews

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star-5
My favourite NYC Experience
Kevin_C
, Oct 2021
Jared (our guide) made this tour one of my favourite activities while in New York. There is nothing like seeing and learning about city from the ground. Jared was fascinating to listen to with his extensive knowledge about the area, it's history and the people. His upbeat and lively personality made it a truly memorable experience. I would give this a 10 out of 10.
star-5
Excellent
Lawrence_K
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide, Christian, was excellent. He was very informative and pointed out many things that you would not have seen on by yourself.
star-5
Great tour! Our guide...
Patricia_B
, Oct 2021
Great tour! Our guide Gabby was an excellent tour guide. She was very educated with personal experience of living in some of the neighborhood. Only concern was the end of the tour was in a totally different spot from where we started. Difficult for tourists to find their way back to a Main Street to catch a taxi.
star-5
Excellent tour!
Kris_H
, Sep 2021
Liz was a fabulous tour guide! So many details about these areas and recommendations for food and shopping.
star-5
Fun informative tour.
Doris_M
, Sep 2021
Jared was a pleasure to have as our tour leader. Learned history, noticed new things. Met nice people on the tour.
star-5
Fabulous!
sdj4dhq7p8
, Sep 2021
The guide was on point and energetic. Learning about all the cities and their history was fun and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
star-5
Soho Chinatown little Italy
Marcia_H
, Aug 2021
History of immigration,. Jared was knowledgeable and engaging. Loved the chance to stop for gelato in Little Italy.
star-5
Awesome!!
Tammy_I
, Aug 2021
Our tour conductor Kevin was very knowledgeable about the history of Manhattan and all the places we visited! We enjoyed the walking tour and learned a lot!
star-5
Great
Tammy_I
, Aug 2021
We really enjoyed our tour especially with our tour guide Kevin(the one who lived in China) very knowledgeable and learned a lot of history.
star-5
Excellent tour
EndangS
, Aug 2021
Excellent tour with a knowledgeable guide. The pace is just right, so is the tour length and I'm glad we got to explore more parts or NYC. Our guide Phillip was very friendly and shared recommendations also. Great for families.

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