Immigrant Experience: Chinatown, Little Italy, Lower East Side

Tour Number

Activity Level

462872


Categories

Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Explore the rich immigrant history of the world's greatest city


New York has been a city of immigrants from the very beginning, with 18 languages spoken as early as 1664 when it became a British colony. Today there are approximately 800 languages spoken in the city, with the nation's most diverse borough, Queens, boasting 138 alone. This tour will focus on the immigration explosion of the mid-19th to early 20th Century, a time when the very fabric of modern America was formed by the many immigrant groups who made New York their home.

Itinerary

On this tour we'll see three of New York's most iconic and historic immigrant neighborhoods, starting in Chinatown, the last working class immigrant neighborhood left in Manhattan, below 125th Street. From there we'll move on to Little Italy, once home to New York's largest Italian immigrant population, and then we'll finish on the Lower East Side, which once hosted over 500, 000 Jewish immigrants fleeing oppression in Eastern Europe.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

Add one hour for airport pick-ups and shore excursions.

Transportation

This is a walking tour. To arrange transportation by private car, please message me to create a custom tour.

What’s Included

Other: A fascinating tour with an awesome licensed guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 US Dollars - No spending is required for this tour, but if you want snacks, drinks, etc., you may want to have some cash on hand.

What’s Extra

Other: This is a walking tour, but transportation by private car can be arranged upon request, including for shore excursions. Please message me to set up a custom tour should a car be required for your group.

Restrictions

Living in Manhattan, I do not own a car, but I can arrange transportation with a private car company upon request.

Private tour guide Russell

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Russell W.

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