Private Walk of The Financial District, WTC and Battery Park

Private Walk of The Financial District, WTC and Battery Park

Location: New York
Tour: Guided Tour
By: On foot
The New World Trade Center
Wall Street, Charging Bull, Trinity Church and the 9/11 Memorial
Tour Duration
4 hour
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Tour Type
Private
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Many mistake Wall Street as the mere business district of the Big Apple headquarters for many national and international financial institutions and other big corporations, all business and nothing culturally interesting …. But FiDi is so much more than that!

What to see at The Financial District

Downtown is a vital and focal point not only in New York but the entire US History. Here, we can discover historic streets and places walked by Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson ... The oldest buildings of New York City are here located! The iconic Fraunces Tavern where George Washington bid goodbye to his troops, The Federal Hall National Monument where Washington was sworn in as the 1st president of the United States in 1789, Trinity Church where he used to pray right on the second-row pew, The New York Stock Exchange, the former Custom House, Bowling Green with its original fence and the Charging Bull, Stone Street with the iconic cobblestone street and local pubs, St. Paul Chapel and WTC where history meets a testament of great human courage during the tragic events of 9/11, the new Oculus, the ultra-modern and chic Hub of downtown Manhattan, and much more.

Battery Park, the Hudson River, and the Atlantic Ocean

We will start the Tour by reaching Battery Park, can you imagine that this park was a smaller island in front of the tip of Manhattan and connected only by a wooden bridge? We will walk to the very end of Manhattan and from here, we’ll take in the New York Bay while talking about 2 major landmarks - Liberty Island and Ellis Island. We'll try to picture what it could have felt like for millions of immigrants to reach the secluded waters of the Bay and the Hudson River after crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Battery Park offers a great vantage point to admire all that surrounds NYC, including New Jersey, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, and to realize just how big this city really is, how far north, east and south it extends.

Highlights for The Financial District, WTC and Battery Park Tour

4-Hour Private Walking Tour
Professional Tour Guide in English
The major New York Landmarks and "Best-Kept Secrets"
The Federal Hall National Monument
The New York Stock Exchange & Wall Street
The One WTC (aka Freedom Tower)
Trinity Church & The Charging Bull

We will continue walking towards Bowling Green, the first public park of NY that, surprisingly enough, still has its original fence intact, and we will stop for a quick photo-op by the iconic Charging Bull where we can unveil the history of this “city sculpture”. We will proceed towards the inner streets of the Financial District passing by the historic Fraunces Tavern, walking along Stone Street and finally reaching Wall Street.

Wall Street and its History

Possibly the most notorious street in NY and sometimes also synonymous with the greed of the financial institutions in opposition to Main Street (the American people). But here we won’t really talk finance, instead, we’ll jump into history, some 400 years ago and learn how today’s New York came about … The Lenape Indians, the Dutch, the Brits, the Colonies, the Revolutionary War, The Civil War and the 21st Century. Here, we’ll take some time to visit the Federal National Hall (during opening hours we can visit the rotunda – free of charge), we’ll check #40 Wall Street, do you know why this Building is such a historic place and as a bronze plaque at the entrance? It has nothing to do with the fact that it’s a Trump Building … And of course, we’ll have the time to snap several pictures of the New York Stock Exchange. We’ll see Trinity Church and its cemetery, one of the few Manhattan Churches that still has its original adjacent cemetery.

9/11 Memorial and the new WTC

The last part of the tour is dedicated to the 9/11 Memorial, where we can admire the progress in the new WTC construction including the now tallest building in the Western Hemisphere – The One WTC (aka Freedom Tower), we will go inside the newly opened Oculus and walk underground, this is the latest work by the famous, yet disputed, architect Calatrava ... An ideal tour for some mix of history, modern architecture and incredible views!

FREE BONUS: The Brooklyn Promenade and DUMBO 

If time allows it, we will hop on the Subway to reach the Historic Neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights famous for its well-appointed tree-lined streets, the gourmet coffee shops, the restaurants, and the overall small-town vibe. The streets are adorned with stately Townhouses, Mansions and beautiful backyards. Once we arrive in Brookyn (just a 5-minute ride with the Subway) will have a chance to explore the first area to be declared Historic District in the Big Apple. We will walk along the beautiful Brooklyn Promenade while enjoying gorgeous views over the Skyline, and we will reach the iconic neighborhood of Dumbo (The Brooklyn Bridge) where this tour will conclude.

You can then decide to spend your afternoon in Brooklyn, grab a bite or perhaps walk the Brooklyn Bridge (unescorted). Please note that this Brooklyn Part is not part of the Tour, it's an Extra Bonus that can only be done if time allows. The Overall Tour will always last 4 hours.

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HOW MUCH & WHAT'S INCLUDED

Tour Price:
$ 240.00 up to 5 people
$ 290.00 from 6 up to 10 people
Kid Price:
1 Free with every 2 paying adults * Age Requirements: 0 to 12 years old

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