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New York City: Mafia Tour and Food Tastings with Local Guide

Activity provider: Travel Curious

New York City: Mafia Tour and Food Tastings with Local Guide

Activity provider: Travel Curious
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Get the insider's perspective on the infamous Mafia crime families of New York City on this walking tour with two sit-down tastings included, through the vibrant and fascinating gangland area of New York’s East Village and Little Italy.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Hear the stories and experiences from your expert guide
  • Taste some of the best food in the city
  • Learn about Little Italy's history and larger-than-life personalities
  • Visit iconic spots in Little Italy and East Village
Full description

Get the insider's perspective on the infamous Mafia crime families of New York City on this walking tour with two sit-down tastings included, through the vibrant and fascinating gangland area of New York’s East Village and Little Italy. The stories of the violent and elusive underworld of the Mafia have captivated each of us – with a whole genre of movies and novels dedicated to New York’s gangsters. On this tour, you immerse yourself in that world, become familiar with the characters, their history, the places, and the unbelievable real-life events thanks to the insider information shared with our small team of expert guides, by a retired Detective and former associate of the Mafia. On this tour, you will learn about the Mafia’s origins in the early twentieth century, from their inception of factional wars with one another. That bloody power struggle ended in 1931 when ‘Lucky’ Luciano and fellow Mafia bosses formed the ‘Commission’ of the five New York crime families. ‘Cosa Nostra’ was born, in a discreet back room – where you will eat your first course and begin your journey through New York’s gangland. Learn about the most notorious gangsters and their crimes at the very places where they lived, worked, parties were murdered, or arrested. Hitmen like Umberto Valenti ‘the Ghost’ Crazy Joe Gallo, Vinny the Chin, and John Gotti, known as the ‘Teflon Don’ for his long evasion of the police. Hear about the highest-ranking Mafia turncoat: Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, Gotti’s under-boss, whose confession finally landed Gotti in jail. If you’re into criminal history, the Mafia, or gangsters, then this larger-than-life tour will more than deliver. You’ll hear about the spying, the escapes, the hitmen, drug running, double-crossing, criminality and all the drama of this most sinister yet riveting world of gangsters, while also indulging in delicious Italian food at some of Little Italy’s best joints.

Includes
  • Professional local guide
  • Two sit down tastings and Sicilian cannoli
  • Headsets if required
  • Additional food and drink
  • Transportation costs
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

Your guide will meet you in front of the main entrance to the East Village Theatre, 181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Please notify of any dietary restrictions you may have prior to taking this tour. Vegetarian options are available on request
  • Stories covered on tour may not be suitable for children under the age of 10
  • Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes and be able to walk 1.9 miles at a brisk pace
Customer reviews

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Tom has great knowledge of the 5 NY families and som3 good stories to throw into the mix…….the food is fab too

July 31, 2022

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