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Lower East Side & Culture Tour in New York City with Expert Guide

Explore Lower East Manhattan. One of the most visited places by tourists in the whole of NYC. On this tour, our local guide will tell all the historical facts about the place and what makes these places unique. Also if you are the Instagram lover, this tour will offer you some great locations such as Brooklyn Bridge, Nolita and Lower East Side which also referred to as one of the trendiest districts in NYC. As well as some plunge into the historical social changes of the United States with the visit to the African Burial Ground National Memorial. Also, our tour allows you to try the different cuisine starting from Italian and finishing with all the Asian types in legendary Chinatown. The small tour with no more than 12 people will help you to personalize the experience and try to be in the shoes of the local New Yorker.

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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Friendly local guide
    • Must see and off the beaten path
    • Iconic places for photoshoot
    • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
    • Traditional Cookie
    • Fried Chinese Dumplings
    • Cheesy Italian Tasting
    • Savory Jewish Baked Good
    • German Pretzel
    What's excluded :
    • Extra food and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lower East Side, Lower East Side, New York City, New York

    Today Lower East Side is packed with the bars and clubs with trendy and stylish design and interior. However, before we come to the final destination we will visit the well-known Brooklyn Bridge where the breathtaking view on the Manhattan island will steal your heart forever. Furthermore, the real secrets that Brooklyn Bridge hides will shock you.

    Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge we will come to African Burial Ground National Monument where you would learn more about the history of the African nation in the United States. Our guide will take you through the history of social change for Africans who were brought in The United States as slaves and then freed. This monument is an important symbol of the fight against racism in the USA.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lower East Side, Lower East Side, New York City, New York

    We will come to the part of our tout when food lovers need to be active. The Chinatown is the place that reflects the people who live in this part of NYC. The area is populated mostly by Chinese and even some of them do not leave this Chinese New York. The chaotic and always dusted Chinatown can show many food varieties such as steamed pork buns and famous Chinese dumplings. So, come hungry to not miss all of the Asian street food.

    Learn more about Italian culture in one of trendiest districts in the NYC-Nolita. Previously was a part of Litlle Italy, however, now it is the place packed with the best street art in NYC. Enjoy yourself with the modern New York art as well as diverse food choices. Nolita is full with the hip restaurants and bars, where you can try, beloved Italian past with something white or red or if you are more of a night person the stylish bars and clubs of this neighbourhood will be the best option for night-out.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lower East Side, Lower East Side, New York City, New York

    Finally, our tour finishes on the Lower East Side neighbourhood. This place will show the transformation from one of the worst districts packed in poverty with the run-down tenements. Learn how the Lower East Side became a fairy-tale architecture surrounding with neighbourhood squares of modern art and local food culture.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038, USA

    The Brooklyn Bridge has its history that not every local know. On this tour, the energetic guide will explain to you the real truth behind the steel legendary construction. Interestingly, the Brooklyn Bridge was designed by John Augustus Reibling and during the bridge construction, his foot crushed, and he got his left amputated. The construction was continued by his son and the new technique for building this bridge which meant that workers were placing the wooden boxes under the water and filled it with the compressed air which allows them to dig riverbed. This method was called “caissons”. However, this technique has created the problem amongst workers since it created the new disease “caisson disease” when the construction workers were suffering from the decompression sickness, and the desperate consequences are being paralyzed and bedridden. The creation of the Bridge cost 27 lives and $15.5 million made the Brooklyn Bridge was the longest in the world up until 1903.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, NY 10038

    Today the Brooklyn Bridge is the symbol of the NYC. The first place to visit in NYC is the Brooklyn Bridge where with 30 minutes walking tour you will plunge into the history of constructing this bridge and also take some fascinating pictures with the view on Manhattan for your Instagram.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: African Burial Ground National Monument, Duane and Elk Streets next to 290 Broadway, New York City, NY

    One of the greatest African Monument in NYC is the Burial Ground which represents the importance of the social change in the United States. As a site-building, it holds 419 Africans buried during the 17th and 18th century. This era was one the largest colonial century for people of African descent. However, some historians tend to believe that the real number could hit up to 15,000-20,000 African buried people. This monument is the symbol of «justice» even thigh it was forgotten until 1991 when the General Service Administration discovered the intact graves while constructing a new office building. The monument was pretty controversial since for the African-American community the decent respect for hasn't been shown. However, the monument was built instead of the million-dollar office building to show the importance of reminiscence of the American past. The construction of the monument was sponsored by many universities such as Howard University.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: African Burial Ground National Monument, 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA

    The African Ground National Monument is the significant reminder and respect for the forgotten slaves of the NYC who played a valuable part in the city's development. By 2006, it became the official monument.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Chinatown, Chinatown, New York City, New York

    The Chinatown worth visit especially for tourists who have not been in much Chinatowns before. It is an expansive and busy neighbourhood with great food, stunning views and affordable shopping opportunities. The streets of Chinatown is packed with the restaurants, bakeries, snack shops, shopping boutiques as well as the nightclubs and bars. Here you can find the iconic Manhattan bridge which is the New York's largest Buddhist templates.

    One of the most visited places in Chinatown is the remarkable Ice Cream Factory where you can find the unique twist of the American's favourite desserts, but they are introduced in Chinese flavours. If you are a fan of the traditional Chinese food the Jing Fong premiere restaurant is the best option. In that instance, you can taste around 100 dishes such as dumplings, pork buns as well as special rice noodle rolls filled with pork, shrimp, beef and deep into sweet soy sauce. The Jing Fung delicious traditional dim sum is the thrill for your stomach.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Nolita, Nolita, New York City, New York

    Our quietest excursion area in New York is Manhattan's Nolita neighbourhood. The Nolita the best place for happy coffee hours where you can enjoy freshly brewed coffee with home-cooked baking snacks. Surprisingly, Noilta perfectly combines the cosy morning coffee shops with locally beloved dessert shop Rice to Riches where you can find the unexpected desserts like cheesecakes, hazelnut and desserts with coconut varieties. This neighbourhood also lives energetic nightlife with the number of bars. One of them is the friendly welcoming Oro Bakery Bar with the interesting and unexpected menu with the blueberry polenta cake and ice cream sandwiches when the bar offers you drinks for the early morning and the night owls.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lower East Side, Lower East Side, New York City, New York

    The Lower East Side has the reputation of the place where the convergence of the art, food and music of New york is happening. The rich mix of must-visit bookstore shops and art galleries that deliver a diverse culture of the neighbourhood. The art culture of the Lower East Side is amongst the trendiest in New York. Take advantage and learn more in the Ramiken Crucible art

    gallery with budding gallery scenes. Here you can expect the painting, sculptures as well as some experimental downtown space. The Ramiken crucible art gallery allows viewing differently on the art itself without routine gallery experience. One of the most remarkable features of the district is the proper number of bookstores with diverse interior with some snacks and chocolate on the shelves. The Economy Candy is the old-fashioned bookstore with a variety of sweets such as gummy bears, imported chocolate, and halvah

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    City Hall Park Path, New York, NY 10007, USA
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Loreley Beer Garden, 7 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-11498P237

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