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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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Departure Point

Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Chinatown, New York, NY, USA
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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
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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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour.

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Great !
Jessica_C
, Jun 2021
Filip was amazing! Friendly, funny and helpful. I've done all day tours and this was a nice change of pace! Two hours is enough to get a good history and some sightseeing, without being overly exhausting. I highly recommend.
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Phillip was Awesome!
NAA
, May 2021
Rainy day, but tour guide was very engaging, and we learned a great deal about the history of these neighborhoods.
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Very informative
Joe_C
, May 2021
Tour guide was very friendly and humorous. Ma king all the food stops made it extra special to get that little flavor of each area.
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Would do it again. very informative and fun!
Karen
, May 2021
Guide, Liz, was wonderful and learned some great things about those parts of the city. Went back to several places that were shown to us on the tour for shopping and eats. Thanks, Karen
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Thoroughly Enjoyed This Tour!
Tracy_D
, May 2021
Great experience, even in the rain! Philip, our tour guide, was congenial, knowledgeable and easily heard without a microphone. The tour was an easy walk with a quick stop to pick up a coffee and pastry or use the restroom. Highly recommend.
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Soho walking tour
Diane_C
, May 2021
Philip was a superb tour guide, extremely knowledgeable and personable . We had a wonderful afternoon touring parts of NYC that we had not seen
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Perfect winter outing!
Lisa_E
, Jan 2021
Gabby was great. Despite the freezing cold weather....she was super energetic and kept us very interested! We would recommend the tour to others!
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SoHo
Geraldine_S
, Aug 2020
Specific knowledge of SoHO, it's architecture and it's history was fantastic. Went back and tried the Cronut. Great!
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Walking tour of Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown
Jill_S
, Feb 2020
Fantastic, informative and fun walking tour, not to mention the tasty snacks recommended by our brilliant host Natalie. Highly recommended.
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great tour!
mikemccormick
, Feb 2020
The tour was awesome....well worth the price tag! Natalie was wonderful and full of knowledge about what we were walking by and looking at. I would take the tour again in a heartbeat!
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