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.
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.
This is a walking tour. To arrange transportation by private car, please message me to create a custom tour.
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.
Living in Manhattan, I do not own a car, but I can arrange transportation with a private car company upon request.