Secrets & History of Lower Manhattan Tour

Small Group Sizes

Expert Local Guides

NYC in a Snapshot

You can’t take a trip to New York City without touring Downtown Manhattan. With a 400-year history, this vibrant neighborhood is bursting with landmarks, relics, and stories. Come discover the birthplace of New York as we know it and experience the city like a true local.

THE METRO GUARANTEE

Journey through time and Downtown NYC the best way possible: on foot!

Explore the city with local certified guides who know every twist and turn on our world-famous streets

Benefit from a smaller sized group for a more intimate experience

Eat a real slice of New York style pizza for an authentic NYC experience

Take some free time to walk around the 9/11 Memorial

Our job isn’t over when the tour ends; we’ve got you covered while you’re in town with customized guides for shopping, eating out, and even the most Instagram-worthy locations to make your trip perfect

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TRIP DETAILS
Price

$35 per adult
Children under 12 years old go free!
Family ticket deal: Use the promo code “FAMILY” for 1 free ticket when you buy 3


Departure time

March 1 – October 31: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Nov 1 – Feb 28: 11am, 2pm


Starting point

15 Centre St. New York, NY 10007 (Centre Street & Park Row)

The following stations serve our meeting point:

4/5/6/J/Z Brooklyn Bridge City Hall station, R/W City Hall station, 2/3 Park Place station


Availability

Every day, year-round


Duration

Approximately 3 hours


Group size

Max 15, Min 2
Are you a group larger than 15 people? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with a private tour. We will even tailor your tour to the interests of the group. Please fill out the inquiry form, and we’ll get back to you with a quote.


Included

New York style pizza at last stop


Not included

Souvenirs or items bought along the way


Participation requirements

To take this tour, you must be able to walk/stand for 3 hours. There will be stops and areas to rest along the way.


What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes and enthusiasm!


About your Guide

You will be accompanied by a local certified tour guide. Read more about our guides here.

OVERVIEW OF YOUR TOUR

As one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods, Downtown Manhattan is a fascinating area boasting a rich history and a litany of entertaining stories. Visit iconic monuments in American history such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Federal Hall, and the World Trade Center Memorial. Finish it off with a slice of New York style pizza for a truly authentic New York City experience. There are stories and secrets behind every corner. Let your tour guide walk you through the city’s history and uncover them together.

Stops at 11 of New York City’s Most Iconic Spots Including:

Brooklyn Bridge
A true New York City icon. We’ll learn all about its past and its role in shaping the identity of the city.

Federal Hall
This historic building has long been a symbol of America’s democratic legacy and freedom. Let your guide explain the building’s pivotal role in helping form the US government.

New York Stock Exchange
Gain insight into New York City’s financial world with a visit to the New York Stock Exchange, one of the most influential buildings for US capital markets and one of the world’s largest stock exchanges.

Charging Bull & Fearless Girl
We’ll visit the statues of the Charging Bull and Fearless Girl to learn all about guerilla art and the feminist monument.

WTC & 9/11 Memorial
Here, we’ll discuss the events of 9/11 and the massive rebuilding effort that followed. We will also offer some time for walking the solemn grounds and for private reflection.

New York Style Pizza
End your tour like a real New Yorker with a slice of New York style pizza on us!

…and many more!

GIFT A TOUR

Socks are cool, but the best gift you can give is long-lasting memories of a great experience. Gifting one of our tours is the perfect way to help your loved ones make the most out of their stay in the city.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I take this tour as a private option?

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Absolutely. If you’d like our local tour guide to show you the sites on a private tour, please get in touch via our form.

How difficult is the walking aspect of the tour?

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Physical excursion on this tour is minimal. However, we recommend you are at a moderate fitness level and feel comfortable walking/standing for 2.5 hours.

Is the tour suitable for children?

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Yes! In fact, children under 12 go free.

Who is my tour guide?

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We have scoured the city to assemble the best group of guides possible to host you during your time with us. Like any group of local New Yorkers, our expert guides have diverse interests and backgrounds but share an enthusiasm for New York City and an eagerness to share it with you. All of the Metro Tours tour guides are friendly, NYC-certified with a wealth of local knowledge. These are our streets — let us take you through them like a local!

Can I tip my tour guide?

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Our tour guides continuously research and update their tours to provide you with the best possible experience. While it’s never expected, if you enjoyed your tour and want to give a tip to your tour guide, please do!

What happens if I’m the only person on the tour?

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Our tours require a minimum of two people to run. If you’re the only person on the tour, we will do our best to move you to a different time. Alternatively, we can offer a refund.

What if the weather is bad?

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We at Metro Tours love what we do, and for that reason, we don’t want you to miss a thing! Our tours run year-round and (mostly) rain or shine. If the weather becomes too inclement, we will alert you via phone/email/text within two hours of the starting time. If a tour is canceled due to difficult weather conditions, we will issue you a full refund.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!

INQUIRE ABOUT A PRIVATE TOUR

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