Duration
2/2.5-hour
Type
Private
Language
Mobile Voucher Accepted
yes
Cancellation
Free up to 8 days in advance of the experience

 

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Discover the pulsating heart of New York’s financial prowess on this enlightening 2.5-hour walking tour through Wall Street and the Financial District. From historic sites where America’s founding fathers made history to the modern-day monuments of economic power, this tour offers an unparalleled journey through the epicenter of global finance.


Explore the Foundations of America’s Financial Capital

Your exploration begins at the southern tip of Manhattan, in a district where the roots of New York as New Amsterdam take physical form. Walk the same streets as George Washington at the legendary Fraunces Tavern, stand where he was inaugurated at Federal Hall, and discover the city's oldest parks and churches, including the majestic Trinity and St. Paul’s Church.


As we delve deeper into the Financial District, the narrative shifts from historical milestones to the symbols of contemporary economic might, such as the New York Stock Exchange and the iconic sculptures of the Charging Bull and Fearless Girl. These modern landmarks not only define the landscape but also tell stories of ambition, controversy, and resilience.


Tour Itineraries Tailored to Your Interests

We offer two different itineraries of this tour to accommodate all visitors including those that might have already visited the 9/11 Memorial.


The Classic Wall Street Experience: Ideal for first-time visitors, this route covers all must-see landmarks around the Financial District, including Bowling Green, Stone Street, and the World Trade Center area, with a focus on the 9/11 Memorial and the breathtaking Oculus.


Wall Street’s Hidden Gems: Perfect for those who’ve seen the main attractions and crave the untold stories and secret spots of the area. Discover hidden treasures like the Elevated Acre, secret candy shops, and the revitalized South Street Seaport, ending with stunning views from Pier 17.

Highlights of The Financial District & WTC

2.5-hour Walk through FiDi’s rich history and bustling present
An intimate look at the area’s transformation
Choose between the Classic (1) or the Hidden Gems Itinerary (2)
Highlights Include – Stone Street, Bowling Green, Wall Street

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A Glimpse Beyond the Financial Facade

Liberty Park: An Elevated Oasis with a View

Liberty Park, a relatively new addition to Lower Manhattan's landscape, serves as an elevated green space offering respite from the urban environment. Opened in 2016, this park stretches over 328 feet in length and rises 82 feet above ground, providing visitors with unique panoramic views of the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial. It's a place of reflection, offering a distinct perspective on the area's poignant history, accessible to the public day and night, throughout the year.


The Oculus: Architectural Marvel and Urban Marketplace

The Oculus, designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, stands as a symbol of resilience and renewal in the heart of the Financial District. This striking structure functions both as a transportation hub, linking the PATH Station at the World Trade Center with numerous subway lines, and as a modern retail space. Its white marble interiors and dramatic light-filled atrium make it a must-visit destination, not just for transit but as a unique architectural experience in itself, inviting comparisons to both a station and a shopping center.


South Street Seaport & Pier 17: A Blend of History and Modernity

South Street Seaport, an area that has seen significant transformation over the last two decades, balances historical preservation with contemporary development. Visitors can explore Cannon Walk, admire restored 18th and 19th-century buildings, and learn about New York City's evolution into a global economic hub. The recently reimagined Pier 17, reconstructed post-Hurricane Sandy, now stands as a testament to the city's resilience, offering expansive views of the Brooklyn Bridge and serving as a vibrant space for dining, shopping, and entertainment.


Visiting the World Trade Center

The tour may include a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, where the Twin Towers once stood, now marked by the reflective pools of the memorial. Guests interested in a comprehensive view of New York can consider the Sightseeing PASS, which grants access to the One World Observatory atop the new One World Trade Center, as well as the 9/11 Museum. This option offers a deeper dive into the narrative of resilience and rebirth that defines this crucial part of Manhattan.


These locations—Liberty Park, The Oculus, and South Street Seaport—each tell a part of Lower Manhattan's ongoing story, from tragedy to triumph, from historical significance to its role in the city's future. This tour promises not just a walk through the Financial District but an immersive experience into the heart of New York City's enduring spirit.

Inclusions

    • Walking Tour
    • Financial District Area
    • Professional Tour Guide

Exclusions

    • Public Transportation
    • Gratuities
    • Pick-up & Drop-off in Hotel
    • Food and Beverages

Pricing

Starting Rate: $61 per person, based on a group of four participants.

Please Note:
  • This is a private tour experience; prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The rate per person will vary depending on the final number of participants.

Activity Schedule

Location meeting Point:
1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004 right in front of the "National Museum of the American Indian"
Opening Dates: every day
Hours: Departure: 9:30am and 3:30pm 
Closing Dates: Thanksgiving, December 25th, December 31st, January 1st, July 4th, Labor Day

Additional Info & FAQ

WEATHER NOTICE: All Walking Tours are performed rain or shine, please check the weather and dress appropriately. It is at the discretion of the operator in case of extreme weather conditions or for reasons of force majeure to decide to cancel the tour or to postpone it to a later date. If the alternative date is not conducive to the customer, the tour will be refunded completely

Policy & Disclaimers

Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Booking Fees: Please note all reservations are subject to a 2.5% booking fee - This 2.5% Booking Fee is applied to all sales and is never refundable.
Cancellation Policy: Please carefully review our Cancellation Policy
Please Note:
How to
get there

Map & Directions

The Financial District Walking Tour departs from the southern-tip of Manhattan – Bowling Green right by Battery Park. There are a few subway stops in the vicinity. The closest would be Bowling Green Station (4, 5 green line) and the South Ferry/Whitehall Station (R, W yellow line and 1 red line.)
Alternatively the Wall Street Station (2, 3 red line) and then walk 8 minutes to the starting point. For those that prefer traveling by water, the closest Water Taxi Stop will be Pier 11 Wall Street (all lines available) and then walk 10 minutes.
Lastly, you may also reach the departure point by Taxi/Uber by providing the complete address – 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004.
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Testimonials & Reviews
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What They
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Breanna A. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

From TripAdvisor - April 2022
DCA1014 | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

From TripAdvisor - October 2021
Keena B. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

From TripAdvisor - August 2021
Amber M. | Google
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Our family had a wonderful experience seeing Ellis Island and Liberty Island! Irene was very knowledgeable and engaging for our three children ages 5, 9, and 12. We will definitely book again with her [...]

From Google - November 2022
Giorgia M. | Google
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
We did 2 tours together with our guide Irene in one day, Hoboken and the East side. What can I say, in addition to the wonderful places, she has made everything more magical [...]

From Google - January 2023
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