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New York Walking Tour: Chinatown, Five Points & Little Italy

4.9 / 5

35 reviews

New York Walking Tour: Chinatown, Five Points & Little Italy

From US$ 34.95 per person

Learn more about the immigration of the Chinese, Irish, and Italians to New York City on a 2-hour walking tour of Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Five Points district.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Visit the world's most influential Chinatown and learn its origin
  • Explore the troubled history of Five Points and the real gangs of New York
  • Walk the streets of Little Italy and see some of the best gourmet food stores
  • See the world's first tenement building and understand why it was built
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Learn the immigrant history of New York City as you follow in the footpaths of the first Chinese, Irish, and Italian settlers. Travel through different historical periods, such as the Gold Rush, railroads, and birth of the Chinatowns. Hear about the gangs of the Irish-dominated Five Points district, including "Boss Tweed" and his Tammany Hall political machine. Trace the path of the Mezzogiorno exodus of the Italian settles, to the origins of Little Italy. Revel in details about how each neighborhood was established and follow the struggles of the sun-drenched immigrants. Marvel at how they and their descendants built the greatest nation in the world. Pass the first tenement and the birthplace of the American Mafia. See where Lucky Luciano had his office, and hear about the first pizzeria in America. Custom-made posters are used throughout the tour to enhance guests’ experience.
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    Meet in front of Soho Eatery, 273 Canal St, New York, NY 10013. Your licensed tour guide will be there holding a white flag with the local tour operator's logo on it.

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    4.9 /5

    based on 35 reviews

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    The tour guide is truly knowledgeable (but not at all boring). The time with him fun and educational. He gives the history of the areas and explains how each of the 3 areas grew and shrunk as the laws and cultures changed. Plus, he has pictures to show how it used to be or look vs now. A son of an Asian immigrant, he knows where to find a great dumpling treat.

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    July 25, 2021

    Very informative and enjoyable tour. We loved our tour guide who was a local who grew up right there and had lots of stories and good intel about the area and the history. He provided great restaurant recommendations and we got a little taste of Chinatown on the tour! it was really fun and we met some other great folks on the tour. Truly one of the best tours I have done in New York.

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    December 30, 2019

    Enjoyable, informative tour.

    Andrew was very accommodating, fun and nice guy, he really knew his stuff and the tour was informative and fun. We also didnt expect him to buy ud dumplings which was a nive surprise. It roughly took 2 hours and 30 minutes and I would highly recomend the tour to anyone!

    September 17, 2019

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