Come explore New York, city of neighborhoods
New York is a city of neighborhoods, it derives its personality from hundreds of small communities whose cultures make them feel like cities of their own.
This full day tour is an excellent opportunity for a unique insight into these lesser-known neighborhoods.
We will travel on a private van, which makes it easy and efficient to get around the city's busy streets, to explore the vibrant communities of Orthodox Jews, Greeks, Italian-Americans, Caribbean peoples, Indian and Middle-Easterners and many more.
These diverse groups form the social and economic fabric of New York City, creating a melting pot of cultural, religious, and culinary traditions.
On this 6 hour tour we will leave Manhattan behind and uncover the beautiful cultural diversity of its surrounding boroughs and neighborhoods. With your guide you will explore the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn visiting some of their most known (and unknown) neighborhoods.
Heading north to the Bronx we will visit Wave Hill Gardens and Van Cortland Park and ride across the Grand Concourse to Arthur Avenue to explore what locals describe as "the real Little Italy. "
Then to Queens across the Whitestone Bridge to visit the neighborhoods of Flushing and Jackson Heights, Astoria and Long Island City. Next to Brooklyn, the most populous borough, where we will make a stop at Fortunato Brothers, one of the best pastry shops in NYC, for a gelato or a cappuccino. Here we'll visit Prospect Park and Park Slope on our way to Downtown Brooklyn to admire the most iconic skyline of NYC.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Usually tour starts at client's hotel but can vary depending on the itinerary we agree on.
Duration: 6 hours
All tours will be conducted with a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2013 (15 pass.) or with a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2015 (12 pass.), both fully air-conditioned. Cars are in perfect working condition, clean and comfortable. Driver is fully licensed and insured.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 USD - During the tour we will stop here and there and you may want to grab a bite at some of the best food places in the neighborhoods we explore. Food will be something you may want to bring some cash for, figure $30pp. Or you may want to buy a souvenir.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Usually NONE! When it's a tour on a private car/bus, I do not drive, and I work only with licensed and insured drivers.
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Francesco was a wealth of knowledge. My family and I learnt so much about New York and its Burroughs. We had such a wonderful time with our custom made tour. Thank you Francesco for showing us New York. We hope to return in the near future and meet up again for another tour. Grazi.