Tour of Downtown Manhattan | Neighborhoods of NYC | Greenwich Village Tours


(Formerly our Half Apple Downtown Private Tour) Private Tour of Downtown Manhattan

3 Hours Subway and Foot Private Guide Flexible Itinerary

The Best of Downtown NYC

Take a journey downtown filled with rich history, architecture and pop-culture. Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy, Wall Street and the Financial District. A bit of the iconic and bit of the off the beaten path for an experience that is anything but cookie-cutter.

Experience Real New York

We will explore not just the iconic sites, but seldom seen hidden gems that most tourists never get to experience.

Real New York Tour Guide

We truly believe our guides are the best in New York. It is their own unique perspective that makes our tours personalized, memorable, fun, and anything but cookie cutter.

Learn to Navigate the Subway

Our tours offer a local and immersive perspective of NYC. During your tour with us, you will get to know the subway system and feel more comfortable navigating throughout the rest of your visit.

No Microphones, Flags, or Scripts

With the personal and intimate experience we offer, you don't have to worry about looking like a tourist.

Pricing & Details

For groups larger than 12 guests, please contact us for pricing.

1 - 4 Guests
3 Hours
5 - 8 Guests
3 Hours
9 - 12 Guests
3 Hours
  • Recommended start time of 10am or 2pm
  • This tour meets in front of Village Cigars, located at 110 7th Avenue South on the corner of Christopher Street and 7th avenue, just a few blocks south of 14th street.
  • Each guest will need 1-2 subway rides on a MetroCard
  • Our tours are done by subway and walking so if you have any serious mobility issues please let us know
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule for any reason, please do so within 48 hours

Washington Square Park with Mindy

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Downtown Itinerary

Greenwich Village
Explore Greenwich Village’s past of literature, theater, rock & roll and bohemian life. Sites include Washington Square Park, Arthur’s Tavern, Grove Court, Chumley’s, the Friends Building, Cafe Wha?, Minetta Tavern, the Cherry Lane Theater and much more.
Discover 400 years of SoHo’s history, from the early Dutch days to present day. Also known as the “Cast Iron District” Soho has been a farming community, theater and red light district, struggling artist haven and much more.
Little Italy
Discover the rich vibrant history of Mulberry Street and it’s place in Italian immigration to New York City. Sites include Mulberry Street, Mulberry Street Bar, Alleva Cheese Shop, Ferrara’s Bakery and Cafe and more.
Walk the bustling streets of Chinatown and discover the rich culture the Chinese have brought to NYC. Learn about the history of Chinese immigration, the exclusion act, the Tong (gang) wars. Sites include Mott Street markets, Canal Street, Church of The Transfiguration, The CCBA, Pell Street, and the Bloody Angle.
Wall Street
Explore the history of The early Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, The Revolutionary War and The United States first Capital. Sites include The NY Stock Exchange, Federal Hall National Memorial, The Bank of Manhattan Building, Broad Street and more.
World Trade Center site
Explore the new World Trade Center site, the history of the original Twin Towers and the unfortunate events of 9/11. Sites include the Memorial Fountains (Reflective Absence), The Survivor Tree, The Oculus, The Firemen’s Memorial, One World Trade Center (The Freedom Tower), Saint Paul’s Chapel and more.
Add a Professional Photographer to your 3 Hour Tour
“Booked this solely on Yelp reviews and a desire to see a lot of the city of which we knew very little. We took the 3 hour tour of Greenwich, SoHo, 9/11 memorial, Washington Square, Chinatown and Little Italy. We would NEVER have stomped all this ground on our own, even though we have our share of adventurous spirit. Fabrice is gifted in knowledge retention and a prince of a guy. Can't recommend this company highly enough!”
Steve E.
“I’ve been to NYC several times, but never have done a formal tour. It was awesome! We did the downtown neighborhood tour (Greenwich Village, SoHo etc). Our guide, Trey, was not only informative, he was very friendly and really adapted to the tour to our needs. We did the private group tour that was well worth the money. We would never had been able to cover as much sight seeing trying to figure it out where we were going on our own. I can’t wait to come back and do a different tour!”

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